BD Rebuilder (Updates)

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#21

[B]September 5th, 2010 - v0.34.08

  • Added an option to the SETUP dialog that instructs BD-RB to use X264’s internal LAVF decoder wherever possible (bypassing usage of HAALI and FFDSHOW). Also added the 64 bit version of X264 to the TOOLS folder. That version will be used when LAVF is in effect and a 64 bit O/S is detected. This has been reported to improve processing speed depending upon the source stream type and number and type of processor cores. Note that some streams cannot currently be processed by LAVF, such as interlaced VC-1 or when filtering is in effect. In those cases BD-RB will automatically revert to standard FFDSHOW and AVISYNTH processing. It’s suggested that you try it and if you like it, keep it checked. This feature has been implemented in preparation for possible future versions of X264 that may enable complete processing of video sources without additional “helper apps”.
  • Corrected an error in which ABR mode could be set incorrectly at startup.
  • Completely rewrote the ALTERNATE output code. I’ve changed it so the types of output are defined in a ALTERNATE.TXT file in the MISC folder. This makes it easier to add additional formats in the future and to allow format definitions created by the user.
  • Updated ALTERNATE output dialog so two-pass output with selectable bitrate can also be used.
  • Corrected an issue in which BD-RB might incorrectly use original video when outputting to an ALTERNATE movie-only output selection.
  • Added a new general option to the SETUP dialog. You can now select “Keep only BDMV/CERTIFICATE folders” and BD-RB will strip the extraneous file from the backup (e.g. PS3 zips).This is especially useful for those to rip to ISO or read directly from the disc when doing full backups.
  • Corrected an error in which video streams could be incorrectly kept intact on movie-only AVCHD backups even when the CODEC is illegal (non-AVC).
  • Added a check for zero file length after encoding. In some cases X264 does not seem to return an error code and BD-RB continues thinking an encode was properly completed when it was not.
  • Updated the included version of NicAudio.dll to the latest release (v2.0.4).
  • Updated the included version of X264.EXE to the latest release (r1713).
  • Added the 64 bit version of X264.EXE, r1703, to the zip package (renamed to X264-64.EXE).
  • Other minor corrections and cosmetic fixes.[/B]

Download link: http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=143716


#22

[B]September 10th, 2010 - v0.34.09

  • Fixed ALTERNATE CRF encoding that was broken in v0.34.08.
  • Corrected an issue in which encoding of secondary tracks would fail if using the LAVF decoder.
  • Updated the included version of X264-64.EXE to the latest release (r1713).
  • Other minor corrections and cosmetic fixes.[/B]

Download link: http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=143716


#23

Thanks Kerry :flower:

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#24

[B]September 15th, 2010 - v0.34.10

  • Corrected an error in which the SETUP dialog was not correctly initializing the “Keep only BDMV and CERTIFICATE folders” checkbox upon load.
  • Created a workaround for an issue in which some poorly authored multi-part sources that have a leading M2TS without audio can result in audio that is out-of-sync on movie-only backups.
  • Created a workaround for an issue in which some poorly authored multi-part sources that have a leading M2TS without subtitles can result in a movie-only backup in which subs do not exist.
  • Other minor corrections and cosmetic fixes.[/B]

Download link: http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=143716


#25

[B]September 19th, 2010 - v0.34.11

  • Fixed a bug in which one-pass CRF encoding did not work when the LAVF decoding option was selected.
  • Added more workarounds for certain types of badly authored sources that could cause audio out-of-sync in movie-only mode.
  • Corrected audio sync issues associated with movies output to ALTERNATE movie-only formats. This fix is related to leading M2TS file workarounds that were implemented in BD-RB v0.34.10.
  • Updated the included version of X264.EXE to the latest release (r1722).[/B]

Download link: http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=143716


#26

[B]October 6th, 2010 - v0.35.1

  • Added code to workaround certain types of audio and subtitle extraction errors when working with high count multi-part sources in movie-only mode.
  • Corrected an error in which audio/sub tracks may be incorrectly identified by track/language when reencoded using movie-only mode from a multi-part source with a large number of segments.
  • Added the ability to inverse telecine interlaced sources. You select it by right-clicking on the stream in the stream list. This can dramatically improve picture quality on hard or soft telecined sources by encoding at 23.976 with pulldown flags rather than 29.97. Note: Please be careful in using this option as executing inverse telecining on a non-telecined source will result in a severely stuttering picture. It is not uncommon for new users to confuse interlaced “combing” with telecining. Since some types of inverse telecining requires AVISYNTH, LAVF usage for a stream may be by-passed when it IVTC selected.
  • Added a new selection to the SETUP dialog to enable automatic Inverse Telecining (IVTC) of sources where pulldown/soft telecine is detected. This option instructs BD-RB to inverse telecine during decoding and to reinsert pulldown flags on any detected soft telecined (3:2 pulldown) 29.97fps sources. IVTC also converts soft telecined 1080i sources to 1080p. IVTC is recommended for processing sources that are targeted for playback on standalone units, but may not be suitable if the final playback device is a PC as some PC codecs (e.g. the FFDSHOW AVC codec) don’t sometimes play back smoothly when pulldown flags are used. Automatic IVTC for individual streams can be manually deselected via the stream list (see bullet 1 above).
  • Corrected several instances in which a failed demux in TSMUXER could incorrectly result in the error “ExtractAudio Subs() 00053 1605” or other errors.
  • Added a fix that corrects bad characters in the source Volume ID that could prevent the creation of the output folder.
  • Added code to distinguish between full pulldown and hybrid sources. Hybrid is marked with “**" in the streams window, soft telecine (pulldown) is "”.
  • Corrected an error in which using LAVF on hybrid or pulldown sources could cause audio sync problems.
  • Corrected an error in which starting and stopping a full backup under certain circumstances could cause incorrect OUT time values to be inserted during MPLS file updates.
  • Updated the included version of X264.EXE to the latest release (r1732).
  • Other minor corrections and cosmetic fixes.[/B]

Download link: http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=143716


#27

[B]November 5th, 2010 - v0.36.1

  • Added the ability to create DVD backups of your blu-ray disc.The backup can be selected under the “Alternate Movie-Only Output” when movie- only mode is in effect. A ready-to-burn structure is created in the working folder. Subtitles are not supported, expect them in a future release.
  • Added a new selection to the SETUP dialog called “Assume PAL for DVD Output”.This auto-converts non-PAL sources to 25fps, 720x576 (for DVD output only).
  • Increased the BD-25 target size value slightly to use more of available space.
  • Corrected an issue in which stopping BD-RB during audio encoding would leave the WAVI and AFTEN processes running. As a result, restarting soon afterward could cause unpredictable anomalies in the audio, including sync and size issues.
  • Changed an option in X264 command line that may have caused “crash” on certain types of sources.
  • Added check to ensure original video is not kept intact when filter use is enabled.
  • Removed inverse telecining from the streams menu. Too many people don’t understand IVTC and are using it incorrectly. If you wish to IVTC, just select it in SETUP. If you want it back – add the hidden value “IVTC_SELECTION=1” to the BD-RB configuration (INI) file.
  • Added 720x480 and 720x576 as output options to Alternate output choices. Note that you cannot use this size for iPOD output as it is larger than the 640x480 maximum for that device.
  • Corrected an error in which the frame rate was set incorrectly for MP4 output when using ALTERNATE output and IVTC was active.
  • Fixed incorrect pass reporting during alternate output to MKV.
  • Updated the included version of X264.EXE to the latest release (r1745).
  • Updated the included version of X264-64.EXE to the latest release (r1745).
  • Other minor corrections and cosmetic fixes.[/B]

Download link: http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=143716


#28

Thanks for the continued updates:clap:


#29

[B]November 10th, 2010 - v0.36.2

  • Changed log output to not show target size when ALTERNATE output is selected (it doesn’t apply).
  • Corrected an error in which certain combinations of ALTERNATE movie-only, BD_SIZE and KEEP_HD could result in blank audio-track(s) or failed audio encoding for ALTERNATE output.
  • Fixed incorrect reporting in the overall progress bar when outputting to DVD via ALTERNATE.
  • Corrected a resizing calculation error associated with movie-only DVD targets.
  • Fixed a regression in v0.36.1 that may cause compatibility issues on Panasonic players when using LAVF.
  • Other minor corrections and cosmetic fixes.
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Download link: http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=143716


#30

[B]BD Rebuilder 0.36.03 Beta

November 17th, 2010 - v0.36.3

  • Added a new hidden option for specifying the HC Encoder profile to use for movie-only DVD output. The quality of the encode (highest being slowest) can be set by adding “HC_PROFILE=s” to the config (INI) file with “s” being set to “FAST”, “NORMAL”,or “BEST”.The default setting is “NORMAL”.
  • Corrected a syntax error on command lines that could cause encoding failure for DVD output when an audio delay is required.
  • Corrected an error in which an unmatched language setting (BD to DVD) could cause a build failure when outputting to ALTERNATE/DVD.
  • Fixed a regression in which ALTERNATE/MKV audio output was always incorrectly being reencoded to DD 2.0 (rather than DD 5.1 when available).
  • Corrected an error in which audio streams that contained delays, and were not in the initial (SETUP defined) list of selections, could (if later selected from the streams list) be muxed out-of-sync.
  • Updated the included version of X264.EXE to the latest release (r1772).
  • Updated the included version of X264-64.EXE tothe latest release (r1772).
  • Other minor corrections and cosmetic fixes.[/B]

BD Rebuilder software page:

Direct download link:
http://www.jdobbs.net/freeware/BD-RBV03603.zip


#31

[B]BD Rebuilder 0.36.04 Beta

November 21st, 2010 - v0.36.4

  • Added code to assert the “fake-interlaced” switch in X264 when encoding interlaced sources when the “Use DECOMB filter…” SETUP option has been selected. This can improve encode quality.
  • Added a new routine that does an extended scan prior to encoding MPEG-2 480i sources to detect hybrid video characteristics. This should clear up any remaining reports of audio sync problems on certain MPEG-2 sources.
  • Updated the MKV ALTERNATE support so that audio can be reencoded to DD5.1 (prior to this release all audio was stereo). In order to activate you must set the bitrate in ALTERNATE.TXT to 384Kbs or higher (with audio type set to AC3). Two new examples have been included.
  • Updated the included version of X264.EXE to the latest release (r1788).
  • Other minor corrections and cosmetic fixes.[/B]

BD Rebuilder software page:

Direct download link:
http://www.jdobbs.net/freeware/BD-RBV03604.zip


#32

[B]December 8th, 2010 - v0.36.6

  • Corrected an error in which the .CHP files used
    with IVTC were not corrected to match the new
    framerate.
  • Corrected an issue in which hybrid sources under
    certain circumstances in conjunction with the
    IVTC could cause incorrect framerate calculations.
  • Added a SETUP option for converting SD sources to
    1080. This can be useful in creating high quality
    backups of DVD to Blu-Ray or AVCHD.
  • Added a SETUP option for converting 4:3 sources to
    16:9. Caution: This option will clip the top and
    bottom of images in order to make the conversion,
    designed primarily for letterboxed 4:3 sources.
  • Moved placement of filters in the AVS file so they
    occur before any BD-RB embedded deinterlacing,
    inverse telecining, or resizing.
  • Changed the default deinterlacing mode for DECOMB
    to blend=false. Blending can be enabled by setting
    DEINTERLACE=2 in the config (INI) file.
  • Corrected an error in which a source may incorrectly
    be kept intact even though “USE_FILTERS” was set.
  • Updated the X264 command line so that the "–ref"
    parameter is set to the maximum for the specified
    output size. 1080 will use “–ref 4”, while others
    (480, 576, and 720) will use “–ref 6”. To disable
    and always use “–ref 4”, use the hidden setting
    MAXIMIZE_REFS=0. [Update: v0.36.6] This feature
    only applies to “Highest Quality” mode in order to
    prevent slowdown in other modes. Also, the "–ref"
    parameter has been removed from the tweak restricted
    list.
  • Modified the hidden option “WEIGHTP” so that “1” is
    now the default (ON), adding “–weightp 1” to the
    X264 command line. Setting it to “WEIGHTP=0” will
    result in “–weightp 0”.
  • Updated the included version of X264.EXE to the
    latest release (r1820).
  • Updated the included version of X264-64.EXE to
    the latest release (r1820).
  • Other minor corrections and cosmetic fixes.[/B]

BD Rebuilder software page:

Direct download link:
http://www.jdobbs.net/freeware/BD-RBV03606.zip


#33

[B]BD Rebuilder 0.36.07 Beta

December 21st, 2010 - v0.36.7

  • Corrected an issue in which the iPod Alternate output was not accepted on some earlier iPODs. Changed encoding algorithm to adjust levels and maximum bitrates to maintain compatibility across all models.
  • Modified the WEIGHTP=n hidden setting so that a value of 0, 1, or 2 can be entered. This value represents what will be used in the “–weightp” option of the X264 command line. Default is “1”.
  • Made some changes to the “Quick Encode” decision algorithm to ensure portions of multi-angle or multi-path streams cannot be encoded with varying levels of quality.
  • Improved the initial scan for pulldown. Also corrected some inconsistencies in the MPEG-2 extended scanning routine to ensure proper hybrid and pulldown recognition.
  • Changed the default for IVTC so that it is now enabled. If you are playing back your encodes on a PC and your CODEC doesn’t handle pulldown very well, you may want to consider disabling IVTC in the SETUP dialog.
  • Added a modified method of inverse telecining. BD-RB can now takes advantage of DirectShowSource() in that it ignores pulldown flags and provides frame conversion. This can result in a significant speed increase in encoding of IVTC’d sources (as much as 30%). In order to use the new method, use the “IVTC_TELECIDE=0” hidden setting. Note: This may later become the default, but since it is still experimental it requires making the hidden change.
  • Changed the “Approximate Content” display so that it show total for source, rather than just the total that requires reencoding.
  • Updated the included version of X264.EXE to the latest release (r1834).
  • Updated the included version of X264-64.EXE to the latest release (r1834).
  • Other minor corrections and cosmetic fixes.[/B]

BD Rebuilder software page:

Direct download link:
http://www.jdobbs.net/freeware/BD-RBV03607.zip


#34

[B]BD Rebuilder 0.36.09 Beta

December 21st, 2010 - v0.36.9

  • Corrected a bug in v0.36.7 that could result in
    "ScanDirectory() 00013 2601" error.
  • Corrected an issue in which a non-selectable
    audio stream in the first position of the streams
    list in conjunction with “Limit to one track for
    each language” might result in no audio being
    selected by default.
  • Other minor corrections and cosmetic fixes.[/B]

BD Rebuilder software page:

Direct download link:
http://www.jdobbs.net/freeware/BD-RBV03609.zip


#35

[B]BD Rebuilder 0.37.01 Beta

January 3rd, 2011 - v0.37.1

  • Added a routine that automatically checks for playlist links and, when changes are made to the audio or subtitle selection the change ripples through all members of a playlist. Please note that a single M2TS file can be a member of more than one playlist. For clarity, any entry that is a component of a multi-part playlist will be highlighted with a “" in the BD-RB streams list (ex: "VID_00001”) on full backups.
  • Added a new audio type for ALTERNATE MKV output. You can now set a Type to keep the original audio intact (unchanged). Also added a new profile as an example (“MKV Container, 1920x1080, Intact Audio”). This allows AC3 as well as LPCM and DTS output to MKV.
  • Added a new hidden option “ALTERNATE_PAL=n”. When set to “1” while “Assume PAL for DVD Output” is selected an alternate method is used to convert FILM (23.976) sources. The framerate will be directly assumed to be 25fps (rather than using a conversion algorithm) and the audio will be adjusted to match the new timeline. This method can result in clearer video playback at the expense of some slight audio change. Note: This applies to DVD output only.
  • Added code to prevent a system from going into SLEEP mode while BD-RB is executing.
  • Corrected a bug in which DVD-5/9 ALTERNATE output combined with multiple audio tracks might combine to exceed the DVD maximum bitrate and buffering, and result in a “ERROR in attempt to mux (MPLEX)” error.
  • Corrected an error in the sizing algorithm for DVD ALTERNATE output. Previously any changes in the framerate (e.g. PAL from NTSC or FILM) could result in oversizing/undersizing.
  • Modified settings so that an SD source that is being inverse telecined and converted to 1080 will become 1080p @ 23.976fps rather than 1080i @ 29.97 via X264’s pulldown mechanism.
  • Corrected an issue in which BD-RB, under certain circumstances and during movie-only encoding might set the remux framerate incorrectly to NUL, and cause audio desynchronization.
  • Corrected an error in which a 7.1 LPCM audio that is being converted to DD would fail causing BD-RB to “freeze” while attempting to reencode audio.
  • Refined the MPEG-2 scan to better detect pulldown v.s. hybrid sources.
  • Corrected a conditional decision so that LAVF will not be used when pulldown is detected in a source.
  • Other minor corrections and cosmetic fixes.[/B]

BD Rebuilder software page:

Direct download link:
http://www.jdobbs.net/freeware/BD-RBV03701.zip


#36

[B]BD Rebuilder 0.37.03 Beta

January 16th, 2011 - v0.37.3

  • Corrected an error in which pulldown could be incorrectly applied to a hybrid source.
  • Fixed an error in which BFF (bottom field first) MPEG-2 sources may not be correctly identified.
  • Corrected an error in which 24fps sources that were rebuilt for movie-only were not using the correct muxing rate and as a result did not have audio synchronization.
  • Fixed a bug in which setting DEINTERLACE and IVTC concurrently would cause an incorrect AVS to be generated on a source with pulldown. As a result, a nonsensical framerate and audio sync problems would occur.
  • Corrected the ALTERNATE/DVD output so it will properly handle 24fps sources.
  • Changed actions in combinations of resizing SD to 1080p in combination with IVTC.
  • Updated the included version of X264.EXE to the latest release (r1867).
  • Updated the included version of X264-64.EXE to the latest release (r1867).
  • Other minor corrections and cosmetic fixes.[/B]

BD Rebuilder software page:

Direct download link:
http://www.jdobbs.net/freeware/BD-RBV03703.zip


#37

[B]BD Rebuilder 0.37.04 Beta

February 7th, 2011 - v0.37.4

  • Added a new option in the ALTERNATE output selections. You can now choose a target size in addition to CRF or bitrate.
  • Made some minor improvements in the way IVTC is handled that can improve picture quality.
  • Added a hidden option “DEINTERLACER_TYPE” that will allow you to set the type of deinterlace algorithm to use (when selected from SETUP). The settings are: 1=Decomb w/o blend, 2=Decomb w/blend, 3=SmoothDeinterlace, and 4=Progressive. The last option (4) should be used when the source is progressive – but it needs “fake-interlaced” to be asserted during encode.
  • Added a new hidden option “EXTENDED_GOP”. Setting this value to “1” will instruct BD-RB to use a 48 frame GOP size when writing to BD-5 OR BD-9.
  • Inserted temporary code to prevent streams that contain IGS from being processed. Since these are normally menus and by nature are small, they will be kept intact. This should prevent the rare “Menu without buttons” issue until IGS reintegration routines are completed.
  • Changed setting for “Use X264 Internal LAVF” to “on” as the default.
  • Corrected an error in which using BATCH mode can sometimes incorrectly set the audio and subtitle selections.
  • Corrected a bug in which under very rare and specific circumstances LAVF could be selected even though IVTC is in effect.
  • Corrected an error in the ALTERNATE OUTPUT dialog that could cause checkboxes to be set at the same time.
  • Corrected a problem in which some VC-1 sources might be incorrectly IVTC’d.
  • Updated the included version of X264.EXE to the latest release (r1990).
  • Updated the included version of X264-64.EXE to the latest release (r1884).
  • Other minor corrections and cosmetic fixes.[/B]

BD Rebuilder software page:

Direct download link:
http://www.jdobbs.net/freeware/BD-RBV03704.zip


#38

[B]BD Rebuilder 0.37.05 Beta

February 15th, 2011 - v0.37.5

  • Corrected an issue in which a scan of the source material might miss an audio/video time delta when PTS/DTS values were very large.
  • Corrected an error that could cause error 2904 while outputting to ALTERNATE/DVD when the audio track has an offset detected.
  • Updated DVD output so it exits completely rather than pausing at the end of play.
  • Improved the methodology for prevention of sleep mode. It is now set/reset at the beginning/end of each full job rather than at the start/stop of each encode. Also changed settings so the video monitor sleep will not be blocked and it will act as set in the POWER options during encoding.
  • Added a hidden setting (DISABLE_SLEEP=0) that can be used to prevent the sleep blocking function from executing.
  • Corrected an issue in which a “too small” target size for MKV output could result in illegal or nonsensical bitrates.
  • Corrected an error in which a large target size for MKV output could result in an overflow condition: PredictAndEncode() 00006 2820.
  • Reversed the decision to make LAVF the default frame server. It appears to be slower on some systems. It can still be selected if desired from the SETUP dialog.
  • Corrected a problem in which starting a job with “Keep HD Audio”, and then stopping/resetting and restarting with that parameter changed (after audio extraction) could result in a failed audio encode. An improbable but possible scenario.
  • Updated the included version of X264-64.EXE to the latest release (r1900).
  • Other minor corrections and cosmetic fixes.[/B]

BD Rebuilder software page:

Direct download link:
http://www.jdobbs.net/freeware/BD-RBV03705.zip



#40

[B]BD Rebuilder 0.37.06 Beta

March 13th, 2011 - v0.37.6

  • Corrected a bug in which 1080i sources could be incorrectly reencoded as 1080p.
  • Fixed an error that could cause MKV encoding to fail due to blank maximum bitrate in the command line.
  • Corrected an issue in which the resume function was not functioning properly due to the recent implementation of HD audio selection checks.
  • Correct a bug in which selecting “192Kbs” audio output in DVD-5/9 output was not first doing a conversion to 2 channel of multichannel sources.
  • Made several improvements in bitrate calculation and threshold checks.
  • Updated the included version of X264.EXE to the latest release (r1913).
  • Updated the included version of X264-64.EXE to the latest release (r1913).
  • Other minor corrections and cosmetic fixes.[/B]

BD Rebuilder software page:

Direct download link:
http://www.jdobbs.net/freeware/BD-RBV03706.zip


#41

[B]BD Rebuilder 0.37.07 Beta

March 29th, 2011 - v0.37.7

  • Corrected an error in which framerate could be set incorrectly when outputting to DVD and one of the resizing options is selected.
  • Changed default audio selection behavior so that a track will be kept (even when the language is not one that is selected) when it is the only audio track available. This behavior can be set to be disabled using the new “KEEP_SINGLE_AUDIO” hidden option (see HIDDENOPTS.TXT).
  • Corrected a bug in which AVC sources may not be recognized as pulldown when appropriate when the 480p video type is set and can result in syncing issues. Especially useful on sources previously run thorugh BD-RB, TSMUXER,or multiAVCHD.
  • Corrected an error in which DEINTERLACER_TYPE (hidden option) was not being read properly.
  • Updated the included version of X264.EXE to the latest release (r1924).
  • Updated the included version of X264-64.EXE to the latest release (r1924).
  • Other minor corrections and cosmetic fixes.[/B]

BD Rebuilder software page:

Direct download link:
http://www.jdobbs.net/freeware/BD-RBV03707.zip