Should I really upgrade from version 5 to version 6? Version 5 is pretty good.

Heathsideboy

New member
As the thread title says, should I need to upgrade? I know, I know, I have seen the improvements that have been bestowed upon version 6.

Can somebody of expertise tell me in English (and not technical jargon) the advantages over version 5? Will I use any of the new elements brought into version 6? Can somebody explain what version 6 does over version 5 so I can understand it? Please don't be condescending as I really want to know.

Thanks
 

cp2

Member
I can’t say that I can remember anything Earth-shattering different in V6. I think that many of the changes are under the hood and probably not that apparent to mere mortals.
I lean towards a more pragmatic viewpoint. V5 is effectively frozen and V6 may require some bug fixes but refinements are also being made and the VRD development team are open to considering changes to satisfy their customers. I’m happy to potentially benefit from this and I want to reward a company that is prepared to do this. I’m looking forward to getting an mp3 audio output (reminder/ hint) and maybe even 64 bit.
 

hydra3333

Member
perhaps consider having a look at the change logs for v6 over time ... it's being maintained with bugs being fixed ... this is the best reason you'll see to upgrade, same as for all other software on the planet ;)

it talks h.265 and has a range of other features and there's bound to be a page listing them somewhere; have you searched ?
 

Otter

Member
New features of V6 over v5 discussed in this thread from 2019, when v6 introduced.
https://www.videoredo.com/en/TVSuiteV6_new_features.html

As said above by cp2.... v5 has remained as it was in 2019. Since then all the hundreds of improvements, enhancements and bug fixes have gone into v6...none of them into v5
Depending on how basic or complicated your work needs are, you may never use anything but the basics anyway.

Suggest you just download trial of v6, install in tandem with your v5 and play with it.
 

Heathsideboy

New member
My post was taken down I'm guessing because I am not allowed to advertise on selling previous versions of VRD? My bad.

As I said in my first post, I have already seen the link with the improvements on. I was hoping someone who has actually used Versions 6 could elaborate on what each improvement means in simple English terms without using the technical jargon. This is because I haven't used VRD in a while.

I have already downloaded the trial of Version 6. How would I compare it to Version 5?

Thanks
 

jmc

Well-known member
For me, VRD6 has "transitions" for both Video and Audio.
Which works on my h264.mp4s on the start and finish without recoding.
Just have the transitions turned on and do a Fast Frame Copy of the files.

It will do it on the cut points if you are doing an editing save.

I'm thinking that AC3 is VRD6 only (?)

And "Ad Detective" is 6x(h264) to 10x(MPG) times faster (I have lots of cores - YMMV)
 
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Heathsideboy

New member
Thanks JMC,

That's the sort of thing I am after and understand. As the others have said, I assume that Version 6 has also ironed out any bugs that were in Version 5.

Can anybody tell me, is the new Version 6 a Beta version or a fully tested ironed out version? Thanks.
 

jmc

Well-known member
A beta VRD6 will be listed at the top of the forum page.

None listed means the latest version is not beta and is at videoredo.COM.
Not here videoredo.NET.
 

Heathsideboy

New member
Do I technically need to have Version 5 to collect the discount for Version 6?

If not, I may take the plunge and purchase Version 6 to help the guys in development and give Version 5 to my son.
 

Danr

Administrator
Staff member
Do I technically need to have Version 5 to collect the discount for Version 6?

If not, I may take the plunge and purchase Version 6 to help the guys in development and give Version 5 to my son.
Technically, when you purchase the upgrade you're upgrading your existing license and should be giving or selling V5 to someone else.
 

Heathsideboy

New member
Technically, when you purchase the upgrade you're upgrading your existing license and should be giving or selling V5 to someone else.
Have I read that wrong?

Shouldn't that say,

"Technically, when you purchase the upgrade you're upgrading your existing licence and should'nt be giving or selling V5 to someone else?" You've put "should" instead of "shouldn't." Can you clear up that is what you meant to say to clear up any confusion for me please?

Can you also clear up why it would be wrong for me to give Version 5 to my son seeing as I paid for it as well as Version 4? l still have both versions and they both still work perfectly well.
 
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Otter

Member
Have I read that wrong?

Shouldn't that say,

"Technically, when you purchase the upgrade you're upgrading your existing licence and should'nt be giving or selling V5 to someone else?" You've put "should" instead of "shouldn't." Can you clear up that is what you meant to say to clear up any confusion for me please?

Can you also clear up why it would be wrong for me to give Version 5 to my son seeing as I paid for it as well as Version 4? l still have both versions and they both still work perfectly well.
I can't speak for VideoReDo, but I only paid full price for VRD4 and had to register it for a key. When I upgraded to VRD5 and later VRD6, I paid less than 1/3 full price for each upgrade and got new keys for each upgrade. One could argue that you only bought a full VRD4 program once and the add-on abilities contained in V5 & v6, not 2 more full licenses that could be transfered.
Another POV is that giving your version 4 to your son will create a new VRD user who will want to move up to the latest featured version eventually.

As to reliability of beta versions. I regularly move to the latest beta when available, have seldom had any problems and those were minor. What I use VRD for is pretty mainstream. I edit .TS, MKV and MP4 videos (rarely old AVIs) containing various AVC video types and MPEG, AAC or AC3 audio. Most of the issues I've seen raised in the Beta forums were due to working with more niche codecs, using old hardware or simply not understanding the VRD program (which I sure don't and probably nobody but Danr does given it's complexity)
I do use other programs to fill in VRD's lack of subtitle handling. (SubtitleEdit, CCExtractor and MKVToolNix Gui)
Also fall back on Handbrake sometimes when a source file has a particularly "non-standard" AVC codec that chokes VRD. Running it thru HB will clean it up and VRD can edit the recoded HB file.
 

Heathsideboy

New member
Nice explanation Otter.

I will probably take the plunge either today or tomorrow with V6. And of course, I am now sensitive to the upgrades being just that. I should have thought of that myself in the first place. My bad.

Keep up the good work Dans (I assume there are still 2 partners with that name? It's been a while).
 
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