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VirtualDub v1.6.1 released

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 04 Nov 2004 13:47 User comments (1)

A new "experimental test version" of VirtualDub has been released. The new version, v1.6.1, adds a support for AMD's AMD64 processor, but the 64-bit version is released as a separate download from the usual 32-bit distribution package. Anyway, the popular open source video editor once again has a rather impressive and long changelog since the previous "experimental" version, v1.6.0. The changelog is here:
  • [features added]
    • Rewrote command line parsing so that arguments to /s, /p, and /b no longer require the parameters to be adjacent to the switch.
    • New /i (invoke) command line flag runs a script and passes additional parameters to it, which are available as VirtualDub.params[n].
    • Unescaped, native-coded strings can now be embedded in a script using U"..." syntax. In particular, this allows filenames to be inserted directly from a batch file.
    • The Abort button on the dub status dialog now confirms by default for non-preview operations; this can be disabled in Preferences.
  • [bugs fixed]
    • "AVIFile compatibility mode" no longer needs to be manually checked in extended AVI options when opening Avisynth scripts.
    • JPEG output mode now properly checks that the output format is set to 16-bit, 24-bit, or 32-bit RGB.
    • Fixed incompatibilities with some custom UI shells that subclass application windows.
    • DV audio settings are now derived from the first frame rather than the header, which is sometimes incorrect.
    • Fixed crash when attempting to append or check info on a DV type-1 AVI file.
    • Removed prototype "triangular resize" filter.
    • Jump To Frame dialog now takes source rate adjustments into account.
    • Fixed some errant cases of "invalid handle" errors when files could not be found.
    • Fixed decoding errors when rendering from an image sequence and the timeline format was customized to have frame byte size information.
    • Image sequences didn't load properly if the numeric part of the filename was too large (>2^31).
    • (AMD64 only) Fixed incorrect RGB888-to-XRGB1555 conversion.
    • (AMD64 only) Fixed crash when loading scripts with filters that had more than one configuration parameter.
  • [regressions fixed]
    • Fix for timeline sometimes getting trashed after starting the frame server.
    • Fix for erroneous first frame if first frame is displayed when starting Direct-mode render.
    • Fix for bad parameters being sent down to video codec if codec's native decompression format is paletted or no compatible RGB format is supported.
    • Preference settings common to 1.5.10 or earlier weren't saving properly in the Registry.
    • Wave sources weren't taking effect immediately.
    • Fixed crash on filter crop set script commands.
    • Added the selection start/end markers to the new timeline control (sheesh).
    • Fixed volume setting warping when saving job entries.

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1 user comment

14.11.2004 16:30

I love this proggie. Thank God For Avery. Many a video files have been fixed by this little program. Awesome.

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