Beta testing for VideoReDo TVSuite 3.0 is complete.

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As of today, October 10, 2007, the beta test program for VideoReDo TVSuite 3.0 has concluded. We thank the hundreds of users who have contributed to making this a new and exciting addition to the VideoReDo family of video editing tools.

Within the next few days, we will be announcing the initial release of TVSuite along with a special discounted upgrade offer for registered users. Please check your email inbox as well as this site for the formal announcement.

Regards from the entire VideoReDo team.


VideoReDo TVSuite - 3.0.1.536
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[Fix] MPEG2 decoder: Certain bad data in the mpeg stream could cause crash when decoding GOP.
[Fix] Program stream output: Muxer wasn't releasing all memory after each file output.
[Fix] Joiner editor: Titles added to the list were not being saved in the .VJnr file.
[Fix] F12: Refresh file no longer functioning in Build 535.
[Change] DVR-MS: Will now keep track of file sizes internally so that DVD authoring can decide whether to recode.
[Change] DVD Authoring: Make sure there is enough free disk space to author. Issue error if not enough.
[Change] AC3 decoder: Some AC3 5.1 programs exhibit low audio volume while editing.

VideoReDo TVSuite - 3.0.1.535
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[Fix] DVD Authoring: If recoding and volume being adjusted would only work if the volume was adjusted on the 1st title.
[Fix] DVD Authoring: Fixed a timing condition which could cause an abort to hang when recoding was taking place.
[Fix] DVD Authoring: Sometimes aspect ratio change wouldn't stick even if "Remember changes" was checked.
[Fix] LPCM recoding: Changing 44.1KHz MPEG audio to LPCM would cause dropped video frames and sync issues.
[Fix] DVD Authoring: VRD doesn't delete VIDEO_TS folder after burning.
[Fix] DVD Authoring: Fast recoding speed on Tools>Options>DVD wasn't being properly handled internally.
[Enhancement] DVD Authoring: Added option on the DVD project screen to verify disk after burning.
[Enhancement] DVD Authoring: Resizing of HD to SD material sped up output by about 30%.
[Enhancement] System tray icon: TVSuite icon is now animated in the system tray during output.
[Change] DVD Titles: When a text box height is reduced below the font height, show top half of text rather than blanks.
[Change] Installation wizard: Removed question about Digi TV compatability. Not needed for latest DigiTV drivers.
[Change] DVD Burning: Burner will now automatically search for blank media in all DVD burners.
[Change] Option moved: Number of MBytes to scan when opening a file moved from Shift+Tools>Options to Tools>Options>Streams.
[Change] DVD Authoring: Make sure protection bit in all MPEG2 frames is identical. Different bit settings can cause authoring to fail.
[Change] Crash on file open: Due to incorrect sequence header in an .m2t file. Improved error detection on these files.

VideoReDo TVSuite - 3.0.1.534
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[Fix] DVD Templates: Ctrl+v keyboard shortcut wasn't working on the title text and edit template pages.
[Fix] DVD Title Text entry: Pressing Ctrl+V first then attempting to use right mouse button and Paste will stop paste function
[Fix] DVD Authoring: Setting temporary folders to manual could cause that folder be deleted resulting in subsequent muxer errors.
[Fix] DVD Authoring: Output might hang is 3:2 pulldown pattern was not consistent through the file.
[Fix] Titling and DVD authoring: Adding an intro title screen to a DVD project would not work if recoding was take place.
[Enhancement] DVD Templates: New option on Tools>Options>DVD to set location of user's private templates.
[Change] DVD Authoring: If max GOP size is set to "No change" and not recoding it will be automatically set to 35 frames.
[Change] DVD Project Entry: New status icons to display if recoding is required. Icon legend added.
[Change] DVD Titles: Safe area was too small. Increased from 5% to 10% in the title editor. All product templates updated.
[Change] Upgrade utility: Changed VideoReDo prompt page. Added step 3, enter upgrade token, to printed instructions.
[Change] Key Entry: Warning is issued if a VideoReDo Plus key is used with TVSuite.
[Change] Upgrade utility: Automatically restart VideoReDo after a successful upgrade.
[Change] VLst: Increased the maximum number of files in a vlst from 128 to 32767.

VideoReDo TVSuite - 3.0.1.533 (please see additional release notes below)
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[Fix] Thumbnail: Audio graph changing colors based on channels didn't work consistently.
[Fix] Navigation: Back by single frame sometimes gets stuck with 3:2 pulldown material.
[Fix] Wheel and Keyboard: After opening a file, first keystroke is dropped, wheel movements may be ignored until key press or click.
[Fix] Open DVD Title: Much better processing of IFO data. DVD files should open and navigate quicker.
[Enhancement] DVD Authoring: Public beta availalbe for registered users.
[Critical Fix] QSF: QSF on PAL files wouldn't work. Broken in 532.
[Change] DVD Authoring: File Open DVD will default to the last created DVD folder.
[Change] Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+O shortcut for File>Open Title from a DVD
[Change] Registration: Beta version requires running of upgrade wizard.

VideoReDo TVSuite - 3.0.1.532
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[Fix] Thumbnails: Tweaked the seek logic to more accurately reflect the red/green (cut status) marker when interval > single frame.
[Fix] Joining: Issue error message is attempting to join NTSC with PAL.
[Enhancement] 59.97 FPS display: Shift+Tools>Options to show frame numbers between 0-29 rather than 0-59. Each frame # will repeat.
[Enhancement] Video Display: Add new driver option to Tools>Options>Playback, Video: "Disable". Blank the display for faster RDP editing.
[Enhancement] DVR-MS Output: Create title and subtitle metadata even if the source file isn't DVR-MS. See Tools>Options>MCE for new option.
[Enhancement] Audio AC3: Default to stream 0x80 if no stream is selected an stream 0x80 is found. Must set "prefer AC3".
[Enhancement] Thumbnails: Option to show different graph colors for 2.0 and 5.1 channel audio.
[Enhancement] QSF Filtering: QSF can fail if video with desired filter dimensions starts too far into the file.
[Change] Prevent Joiner from creating files that have multiple video dimensions or frame rates.
[Change] Thumbnails: All options colors are now changed by clicking directly on the color block rather than an associated button.
[Change] New desktop Icons for TVSuite.
[Change] 59.97 FPS display: When using DFTC display, timecode format will alternate between hh:mm:ss.ff and hh:mm:ss,ff (note ",").

VideoReDo TVSuite - 3.0.1.531
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[Fix] 720P Navigation: Sometimes off by a frame or two due to round off error.

VideoReDo TVSuite - 3.0.1.530
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[Fix] Preview mode: Would sometimes hangup when jumping to the next cut / scene marker.

VideoReDo TVSuite - 3.0.1.529
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[Fix] Enter Frame Number: Seeking to wrong frame on NTSC/ATSC material.
[Fix] Preview mode: When in scene mode, the last frame of each scene wasn't always being displayed.
[Fix] BTV Metadata: Beyond TV metadata wasn't being copied if the source file was a program stream.
[Fix] TS saving edits: If source stream was TS and doing normal save (not QSF) could drop 1-3 frames at the end of the file.
[Fix] Joiner editor: When editing a joiner project, selecting "No" to the unsaved edits dialog would crash VRD.
[Fix] DVD Title Open: Using Open Title from a DVD if the folder is not named VIDEO_TS VRD will crash
[Enhancement] Joiner editor:Loaded and saved joiner files are added to the recently used file list menu.
[Change] Tools>Options>General: Change label "Save on exit options" to "Save on close options" to more properly reflect the behavior.
[Change] Chapter files: Don't create chapter mark at cut marker if the list cut trims to the end of the file.
[Change] Joiner editor: Display current joiner project filename in the joiner editor window caption.
[Change] Joiner editor: When adding a new item, create a unique default joiner description.
[Change] Thumbnails: In scene mode, the last frame of the scene was sometimes marked red instead of green.

VideoReDo TVSuite - 3.0.1.528
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[Enhancement] Chapter files: Add option to Tools>Options>Chapters to add a line to text chapter file at frame 0.
[Enhancement] Enter Frame Number: Double clicking on time code when displaying frame number will prompt for frame number instead of time code.
[Enhancement] Edit>Redo: New feature Edit>Redo to redo previous edit. Ctrl+y shortcut key.
[Enhancement] Zoom: Zoom now active in preview mode.
[Enhancement] Navigation: Much improved accuracy when doing relative navigation of 29.97 and 59.94 FPS video.
[Enhancement] Open DVD Title: If DVD is encrypted show an informative error message.
[Enhancement] Undo: Restore previous cut markers, bookmark and cursor position.
[Change] DVR-MS output on Vista : Requires UAC be disabled or VideoReDo TVSuite be run as administrator. Warning will be displayed.
[Fix] Batch Aborts: If running Vista and "Automatically On Program Start" is checked on Tools>Options>File Types.
[Fix] Chapter files: If "frame 0" option is checked and there was only one other chapter mark it would not be created.
[Fix] Autorecovery: Autorecovery files were accidently being created in batch mode.
[Fix] Project save: On Win2K/XP if you enter a bad folder name, bad name is saved as default project name.
[Fix] Default AC3 Output Stream: Shift+Tools>Options to change AC3 output stream wasn't working.
[Fix] Multiple file drag/drop: If prompting for Combine or Join, an "incorrect parameter" message is displayed.
[Fix] Output statistics: Not showing audio frame count when outputting elementary streams.
[Fix] Tools>Select Stream: Would not display AC3 streams for program stream files.
[Fix] Fine tune slider: Right mouse button no longer working.
[Fix] AutoRecovery: Message box asking if you want to recover pops up in batch
[Fix] Chapter files: Automatic chapter files did not account for presence of a title. Manually creating from file menu works.
[Fix] Preview: Sometimes showed the wrong frame type (I, P, or B) for the currently displayed frame.
[Fix] DVDAuthor XML chapter file: Change from HH:MM:SS:hh to HH:MM:SS.hh

VideoReDo TVSuite - 3.0.1.527
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[Fix] Autosave: Autosave hijacks project filename.
[Fix] Installer: Installer would overwrite existing log file.
[Enhancement] Advanced Stream: New option to set sequence header bit rate to actual video bit rate. Only for PS (mpg) and Elem streams.
[Critical Fix] GUI: View and thumbnail menus disappear. VRD thinks its running in pre-VRD Plus mode. Introduced in 526.
[Change] Video Display: Clip 1080i display to actual 1080 pixels rather than 1088 pixels.

VideoReDo TVSuite - 3.0.1.526
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[Fix] File types: Vista unable to automatically register VideoReDo as default application for file types.
[Fix] Jump previous scene: Would sometimes get stuck at a scene marker.
[Fix] Frame number display: Rounding error caused repeat of frame number of consecutive frames.
[Fix] DVD Open: Opening a title could cause crash when reading VOB files due to parsing error of the IFO file.
[Fix] GUI: Slider controls could sometimes show background from previously overlapped windows.
[Fix] Trim & Copy: An "&" in the source file name is not displayed.
[Fix] Vista DEP: Added code (again) to let VideoReDo not GPF if Vista DEP is enabled.
[Enhancement] AutoRecovery: Added an auto recovery option which will save your work every xx minutes. See Tools>Options>General.
[Enhancement] Transport Streams: Added new ATSC option on Tools>Options>Transport streams to use the ATSC G3 muxer profile.
[Change] DVD Authoring: Can accept non-standard DVD resolutions without recoding. Use at your own risk.
[Change] Joiner editor: Ctrl+L and Ctrl+S hot keys can be used to load and save joiner projects.
[Change] Project Save: Default location will be the same as the previously saved output video.
[Change] Fast Encoder: New Shift+Tools>Options, "Log fast MPEG2 Encoder Actions". Set to TRUE output debug data to the log file.

VideoReDo TVSuite - 3.0.1.525
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[Fix] Key Entry: Dialog telling the user to restart was not being displayed.
[Fix] GUI: Fix an additional windows resource leak in the new GUI controls.
[Fix] TS Streams: Improve detection of AC3 vs MPEG audio when "Ignore TS Program Maps" is checked.
[Fix] GUI: Double click on timecode wouldn't bring up Jump to Time Code dialog.

VideoReDo TVSuite - 3.0.1.524
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[Critical Fix] GPF: Build 522/523 would randomly crash due to problem in new button display logic.
[Change] Options Display: Button graphics on the Tools>Options>Navigation screen will now match selected skin.
[Change] GUI: Changed some screen labels and text from VideoReDo Plus to VideoReDo TVSuite.

VideoReDo TVSuite - 3.0.1.523
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[Fix] Transport Streams: Turning on "Ignore Program Maps" option would cause a PID not found on AC3 audio.
[Fix] OLE initialization errors: Code to trap Vista DEP startup issue caused GPF. Removed Vista DEP version.
[Fix] GOP Reduction: Bad data in video stream could cause abort. Improve error checking.
[Fix] COM: Calling FileOpen() with a bad or missing filename would display a message box instead of quietly returning false.
[Enhancement] Config wizard: Detect if Plus is present and registered and copy all parameters from Plus to TVSuite.
[Change] TVSuite GUI: Fine tuner slider cursor was too small to conveniently click on. Size of the cursor has been increased.

VideoReDo TVSuite - 3.0.1.522
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[Enhancement] Startup: New code to bypass Vista DEP check which, if enabled, would GPF VideoReDo.
[Enhancement] GOP Reduction: Added Shift+Tools>Options to enable even sizing of reduced GOPs.
[Enhancement] GUI: New TVSuite skin.
[Enhancement] Titler: When text box is selected, display coordinates. Arrow and shift+arrow can be used to move and resize.
[Change] Beta warning: Add checkbox to suppress warnings until last week before expiration.
[Change] Win98: Win98 not support in build 516+. Change installer to warn users.
[Change] Joiner: Load and save joiner project moved to menu bar. Added create video button.
[Change] Audio Adjustment: New Shift+Tools>Options to change the maximum range of volume adjustment.
[Change] Audio: Opening a stream with no audio could cause a crash.
[Change] Thumbnails: Default thumbnails to display upon new (trial) installation.
[Fix] Titler: Not able to enter decimals into the titler durations on the Tools>Options>Transitions page.
[Fix] Joiner: Adding a new title page causes previous changes to the joiner list to be forgotten.
[Fix] DVRMS: Sometimes VideoReDo will hang after output is complete while windows re-indexes dvr-ms file.
[Fix] COM: AbortOutput call isn't working.
[Fix] Output: Intermittent crash when doing GOP reduction.
[Fix] Chapter files: Outputting a chapter file with timecodes in a .hh format (e.g. hh:mm:ss.hh) would cause a crash.
[Fix] Titler: Silent AC3 frames added by titler were 448Kbps rather than matching source bit rate.
[Fix] Chapter files: Chapter files did not account for the presence of a title screen.
[Fix] Joiner: Creating a video from the joiner without having a video open will cause GPF.
[Fix] Joiner: If an AC3 frame has a 0 PTS it may cause the joiner to resync 1 video frame.
[Fix] Batch QSF: Running QSF via batch manager in 516 causes GPF.
[Fix] MPEG Audio Decoder: Could GPF is certain types of bad source data encountered.
[Fix] Open DVD folder: If a VOB file is missing VideoReDo would crash rather than issue an error message.
[Fix] Titling: Editing an existing text box in the titler pops up an incorrect parameter.
[Fix] Titling: AC3 frames added by titler would always have 448Kbps bit rate instread of source bit rate.

VideoReDo Plus - 2.5.5.516
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[Fix] DVRMS output statistics - Audio frame count shows as 0 even though audio frames were written ( 515 problem)
[Fix] Batch processing: Output streams could be corrupted if run through batch manager for save or QSF. (515 problem)

VideoReDo Plus - 2.5.5.515
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[Change] VOB Output: Removed VOB output from file types, Added blank NAV packets to Output Options
 
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Beta 504 has been posted. The big change, which isn't listed, is that we have upgraded our internal development process to a new compiler. As with all beta releases, please check your output before deleting the source.
 

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Beta 506 has been posted. Fixes a number of problems, CRID opens and startup crash.

Please note, if you have disabled the RecentDocuments list in the file menu for other windows applications, they will now be disabled for VideoReDo as well. Please see this link for more information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/284896

For Tivo users who were having problems uploaded edited .tivo files back to their Tivo, we think we've finally found and resolved the issue.
 

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Build 507 has been posted. Hopefully this addresses all the VS2005 compiler and library issues we've found to date.

It also has a few much needed improvements to the joiner. You can now save and restore joiner projects, and reload joiner items back into the editor. This is all done via additional buttons in the joiner editor dialog. This feature is disabled by default. To enable it, go to Shift+Tools>Options and set: "Enable Save/Restore Joiner projects" to TRUE.

There's also a totally new format for project files. Previous versions used a standard text file, while the new version creates XML files. By default, VideoReDo will output to the old format, but you can enable the new format on the Shift+Tools>Options page. At some point the old project format will no longer be supported for output. We have no intentions of dropping support for reading old style project files, but new features that are being developed require the flexability that XML offers.
 

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Build 508 has been posted.

1) IMPORTANT: PAL users who record in DVR-MS, please check that your output is OK. We added a fix for NTSC/DVR-MS users and want to be sure the fix doesn't affect PAL programes.

2) Saving a project now defaults to xml format. Don't know if anyone is using VideoReDo .vprj files in other applications, but if you are you'll need to disable this feature on the Shift+Tools>Options.

3) Joiner fixes and improvements as described above. Note, double clicking on an item in the joiner list will re-load the joiner item back into the editor.

4) The filename displayed in the VideoReDo window caption is now just the filename. The drive and folder have been removed.
 

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Build 509 has been posted.

This build is a replacement for 508 which did not build properly.
 

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Build 510 has been posted:

1) To enable titling, you need to set the feature using the Tools>Shift+Options>Manual Parameter Settings. Restart VideoReDo after changing the option.

2) You can set the title fadein/out and display durations on the Tools>Transitions and Titling page. IGNORE THE TRANSITIONS STUFF. IT ISN"T WORKING YET.

3) The titler encoder is pretty slow during output, and can cause problems with the time remaining display. We are working on speeding up the encoder and fixing the time remaining.

4) Titling can be added to the front of the video using the Tools>Title option. These titles will be saved with the project file.

5) Titles can also be added between segments of a joiner project. These will be saved if you save the joiner project.

6) Important: The titling feature, like all features in our beta versions, is for testing purposes only and may not be included as part of the current or future VideoReDo product offerings.

7) There are other changes and enhancements in this build, so please read the full change list.
 
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Build 515 has been posted:

1) Important: Please check your output as there have been many, many internal logic changes made to support upcoming features and capabilities.

2) There's a new, very fast MPEG2 encoder in this build. You can enable it from the Shift+Tools>Options page.

3) Note the new menu option on the file menu to open DVD IFO files. As before editing directly from DVDs is not recommended. DVD content should be moved to the hard drive first for the best editing experience. If you want to use QSF against a file opened from a DVD list, we suggest that you open the file first in VideoReDo and then click on Tools>QSF. This will make sure that the correct audio stream is processed.
 

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Build 522 has been posted. The version number of this beta is now version 3. All program settings will default to their out of the box defaults. You can also run version 2, VideoReDo Plus and version 3, VideoReDo TVSuite side by side each with independent settings.

NOTE: No need to run the manual copy command listed below. If you are a registered user, Build 523+ will move all your Plus settings over to TVSuite automatically when you run in the installation wizard.


You can copy existing VideoReDo-Plus parameter settings to VideoReDo-TVSuite using the following from the command line:

reg copy "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DRD Systems\VideoRedo-Plus" "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DRD Systems\VideoRedo-TVSuite" /s
 
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Build 523 has been posted.

The Installation wizard will now copy existing settings from Plus to TVSuite. Once a setting is copied it will not be copied again unless you uninstall TVSuite.
 

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Build 524 has been posted.

This build contains a critical fix which addresses random crashes in builds 522 and 523. If you are using either of those two builds, please install this latest build.
 

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Build 525 has been posted.

There was another identified resource leak in the GUI, so please update your install to this version.
 

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Build 526 has been posted.

Please see release notes for details.

Added auto recovery feature (Tools>Options>General). Will save your work every xx minutes and when you save a file. If VRD or system crashes, simply restart VRD and you'll be asked if you want to recover your work.

New ATSC Muxer option on Tools>Options>Transport. If muxing ATSC (North American Digital broadcasts), select this to use the more relaxed ATSC timing parameters. The mux rate will also default to 19.2 Mbps.

By popular request, Ctrl+L, and Ctrl+S will load and save joiner projects if the joiner editor is open.

File associations can now be set by VRD in Vista.

We hope that this version fixes the DEP problem in Vista. Since everyone here is already an active VRD user its unlikely that you've encountered this problem, but if you have added VRD to the Vista DEP exclusion list, please try removing it.
 
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Build 527 has been posted.

Fixes a couple problems introduced in 526 including intermittent disappearance of the View and Thumbnail menus.

Added new Tools>Options>Stream to set sequence header bit rate to the average video bit rate. Note, this only sets the first header in the file, and only for elementary stream and program stream (MPG) file output.
 

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Build 528 has been posted.

There's a pretty long list of fixes and enhancements mostly related to the GUI.

There's an important change in DVR-MS output. DVR-MS output on Vista now requires that VRD either be run as administrator or at least have UAC disabled. We don't know why this suddenly started happening with TVS, but even going back to the release build 512 and making seemingly [FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']irrelevant [/FONT]changes to the code trigger the same behavior. We are continuing to research this, but so far no other solution has been found.

Also check out the improved undo/redo. A very nice and useful suggestion.

We've also fully activated zoom in preview mode. This was a previously unsupported capability although pressing Zoom-in while in preview mode [FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']inadvertently [/FONT]worked.
 

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Build 529 has been posted.

See release notes for details. No need for comments as I'm sure the regulars will be chiming with their own :)
 

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Build 531 has been posted.

Fixed the 720p navigation and thumbnail displays.
 

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Build 532 has been posted.

Please see the change list. Would appreciate feedback on the MCE/DVRMS metadata feature.

I am hoping that the next beta, to be posted by this weekend will include DVD authoring. This feature will be available for all registered users to try out.
 
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