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I will post the First Public Beta later on today 12/10/2014

CloneBD Released

[B] We are proud to announce the first Beta Release of CloneBD Blu-ray Media Converter![/B]
Here it is the First Public Beta :slight_smile:


[B]We are proud to announce the first public release of CloneBD Blu-ray Media Converter![/B]

[COLOR=blue]CloneBD lets you copy your unprotected Blu-rayâ„¢ discs to all known disc formats such as ISO or BD, and all kind of devices like smart phones and tablets!SlySoft is offering a CloneBD introductory discount of [B]20%[/B] on all products, valid until [B]Sunday, January 18 2015[/B]. [/COLOR]

CloneBD lets you copy any unprotected Blu-ray to your hard drive, or any blank Blu-ray disc. With just a few clicks you can choose to make a partial copy of selected titles, audio languages, and subtitle languages, or you can do a straight 1:1 complete copy of your Blu-ray. CloneBD makes perfect 1:1 clones, but also compresses BD-50 to a single BD-25, BD-9 or BD-5. CloneBD will also convert your Blu-ray discs to all popular file formats, such as .mp4, .mkv, .avi, and any devices like Android, iPhone/iPad, Smart TV, or any other current device. CloneBD supports all regions (A,B,C). There is no need to install a third party driver, since internal UDF 2.50 parser is already included. CloneBD supports multi-core CPUs and NVIDIA CUDA hardware acceleration for fastest copy speed.
3D Blu-ray and H.265/HEVC is not supported yet, but will be available soon.

[B]Changelog CloneBD Blu-ray Media Converter[/B]

CloneBD has been tested for a couple of month by our beta testers (thank you guys!)
and they helped us to find and fix major and minor bugs and to improve the
features of CloneBD.
But no beta test can ensure a 100% perfect software application.
CloneBD is not 100% perfect yet, but we are working hard to get there.

Known issues:

  • Some old GPU drivers on Windows XP produce artifacts when transcoding
  • Super fast switching between audio tracks in preview player may lead to silence or wrong language
  • Some hardware players may have problems with chapter markers of compressed discs
  • On some titles the transcoding seams to be stuck for a few seconds, a fallback algorithm will resolve the issue after about 15 seconds

Upcoming changes and features:

  • Full 3D support in compressed discs
  • Full 3D support in matroska files
  • Full subtitle support in matroska and MP4 files
  • Support for DVD output (downscaled to SD naturally)
  • Support for DLNA
  • Improved support for all new codecs, like WebM, HEVC, AAC+, FLAC and lots more

[B] 2014-12-12[/B]
[B]- First Public Release[/B]


CloneBD 2014-12-15

  • Fix: Crash when CloneBD reads some non-BD UDF devices (unknown) [#319, #324, #325, #401, #402, #420]
  • Fix: Crash on some computers with a legacy GPU driver [#334]
  • Fix: Division by zero when not enough space for cover image on start page [#329]
  • Fix: DirectX sometimes not installed properly. Fixes “d3dx9_43.dll is missing” [#443]
  • Fix: Start error code 0xC0000007B on XP/Vista when there is no DirectX installed [#443]
  • Fix: Bug in string library that caused the application to crash [#381, #382, #383, #384, #385, #387, #388, #389]
  • Fix: Jumping labels on progress page [#309]
  • Change: Set shorter network timeout for device list download, in case server cannot be found. [#314]
  • Change: Added tooltip explaining the meaning of “Audio core” [#346]
  • Change: disabled DXVA converters for good (using D3D pixel shaders instead; faster, more reliable, more configurable; only -converters- are affected, not -decoders-) [#450]
  • Some minor fixes and improvements
  • Updated languages




[li]New: Added support for new AC-3 stream type [TORA_TORA_TORA][/li][li]New: Added option to automatically exit application after successful transcode [#516][/li][li]Change: Add title description on processing page describing current title [#540][/li][li]Change: New watermark logo in test/trial version [#452][/li][li]Fix: Ignore invalid LPCM 05 descriptor (found on disc ‘FarsDia_1080p_SP’, clip 0)[/li][li]Fix: In some situations created .m2ts files have not been aligned to sector boundary leading to a failure in ISO creation and disc burning[/li][li]Fix: Ominous divide by zero crash when showing start page - cause unknown [#359, #362, #397, #433, #435][/li][li]Fix: Prevent crash on cleanup if there’s no GPU interface available [#506][/li][li]Fix: Fixes crash when IG (interactive, menu) streams are transferred [#504][/li][li]Some minor fixes and improvements[/li][li]Updated languages[/li][/ul]

Release is scheduled for Monday/Tuesday


CloneBD 2014-12-23

[li]New: Disable beaver animation in settings [#338][/li][li]Change: Autofill titlestrip on player page before playback [#596][/li][li]Change: Sort installed devices in “add devices” window by manufacturer THEN by name [#340][/li][li]Change: Licenses will not expire before Jan 18th 2017 to accommodate early adopters [#600][/li][li]Change: Update [E]AC-3 parser to newest standard[/li][li]Fix: Eject behaviour when ejecting while transcoding [#341][/li][li]Fix: Tooltips from obscured elements sometimes showed through popup windows.[/li][li]Fix: Silent application exit on transcoder start[/li][li]Fix: Division-by-zero when VC-1 frame rate parameters are unknown [#317][/li][li]Fix: Crash when IG command processor is accidentally invoked while transcoding (and not previewing) [#619][/li][li]Fix: Crash in AVC SEI parser on some discs [#632][/li][li]Fix: A crash when GPU does not provide a state block [#633][/li][li]Fix: Some crashes when frames need to be duplicated so synchronize video, audio at the beginning [#608][/li][li]Fix: Out-of-the-order chapter insertion with certain titles. [#598][/li][li]Fix: Stop background processing on start page[/li][li]Fix: A number of crashes in Medium mode when no compression is used (packet filter mode)[/li][li]Fix: Crash, when cover button gets clicked while no titles are selected. [#597][/li][li]Fix: Preview player displays “Title -1” during playback [#645][/li][li]Fix: Crash on read error during clip-switch (double magic packet buffer overrun).[#654][/li][li]Some minor fixes and improvements[/li][li]Updated languages[/li][/ul]


CloneBD 2015-01-05

[li]New: Preliminary support for Chromecast (full support in a couple of days)[/li][li]Fix: Crash when reading unusually long descriptors. [#670 #670, #673, #677, #678, #679, #684, #685, #692, #698, #706][/li][li]Fix: Crash in some situations when disc has been removed after transcoding [#668][/li][li]Fix: “A Million ways to Die in the West” has line breaks authored into the disc description, resulting in a non-writable output file name. Removing line breaks now. [#865][/li][li]Fix: Apply correct bitrate, when no actual recompression is required[/li][li]Fix: When titles got trimmed, intime and outtime values in .clpi and .mpls files sometimes weren’t updated accordingly.[/li][li]Fix: Crash when saving project data for discs with many streams.[/li][li]Fix: Some AVC streams are now decoded correctly[/li][li]Fix: Better support for playback in Quicktime (though it does not fix all issues yes)[/li][li]Fix: Improved handling of matroska containers[/li][li]Fix: Faster x264 encoding[/li][li]Fix: More AVC restrictions for playback on some hardware players (Panasonic)[/li][li]Fix: Improved audio floating-point handling[/li][li]Fix: Fome issues with audio distortion (EAC-3, MLP)[/li][li]Fix: Improved handling of MPEG-4 ISO containers (aka .mp4)[/li][li]Some minor fixes and improvements[/li][li]Updated languages[/li][/ul]


CloneBD 2015-01-21

[li]New: Data rate display. While transcoding, user can switch now between preview and data rate (preview disabled completely)[/li][li]New: Added support for a different EAC-3 extension encoding found on some Disney Blu-ray (e.g. Brave)[/li][li]Change: Optimized transcoding engine[/li][li]Change: Faster preview mode by disabling LibAV frame reordering/caching[/li][li]Change: Improved burn result error logging[/li][li]Change: Enhanced burn speed [#534][/li][li]Change: Improved I/O throughput[/li][li]Some minor fixes and improvements[/li][li]Updated languages[/li][/ul]


CloneBD 2015-02-06

[li]New: suppress display energy saving during preview playback[/li][li]New: burn multiple discs (select in dropdown box on processing page)[/li][li]New: added more DTS audio configurations [#919][/li][li]Change: force y-axis base in data rate plotter to zero[/li][li]Change: reduced update interval of data rate plotter[/li][li]Change: copy instead of recompress small still images[/li][li]Fix: ensure empty temp path, sometimes residue from aborted transcodes was left over[/li][li]Fix: fixed several burning issues[/li][li]Fix: single frame menu background streams may fail (Lucy)[/li][li]Fix: some super large video frames way beyond allowed size (RATATOUILLE_3D, RED_BIRD_2D_F3, HOUSE_OF_CARDS_TRILOGY_D1, FURY, THE DARK KNIGHT, WOODSTOCK_DIRECTORS_CUT, …) [#1063][/li][li]Some minor fixes and improvements[/li][li]Updated languages, added Farsi (Persian)[/li][/ul]


CloneBD 2015-02-13
new: added profiles for MKV lossless audio and core audio
new: additional log entries for inserted media type (burn) and unselected streams
new: better support for iPhone 6
change: data rate graph left aligned to touch the y-axis
change: allow formatting of BD-RE discs without spare areas to improve writing speed.
fix: remaining time display was incorrect for discs with heavily varying data rate
fix: burn speed display halted after a while
fix: division by zero when maximum burn speed applied
fix: some parser errors in screen-pass disks
fix: some crashes in LibAV
some minor fixes and improvements
updated languages


CloneBD 2015-02-16

[li]new: log textual representations of error codes[/li][li]fix: snapshots weren’t correctly placed according to timestamps, also partly black images.[/li][li]fix: ensure correct capacity report for unformatted BD-Rs[/li][li]updated languages[/li][/ul]


CloneBD 2015-02-19
[SIZE=2]- new: log file system names of destination drives

  • new: added additional log information for spurious “ERROR 4” results when burning
  • change: improved write speed on uncompressed Blu-ray copies.
  • change: improved plug&play behavior when drives get connected or removed during runtime.
  • change: allow selection of “max speed” only, if source disc is in same drive as destination drive, since possible speeds cannot be known at the time
  • fix: certain burn errors would cause CloneBD not to progress to the completion page.
  • fix: audio core was broken, resulting in oversized output, when selecting core only
  • some minor fixes and improvements
  • updated languages[/SIZE]


CloneBD 2015-02-26

[li]new: added new sound files[/li][li]new: added sound when CloneBD requests to swap the medium for burning[/li][li]new: limit burn speed to 6x, because supported speeds reported by the drive are sometimes far higher than possible. Can be switched off in settings (use with caution! Too high speeds can result in write errors)[/li][li]change: when source medium gets removed (e.g. for inserting a recordable disc for writing), hide navigation buttons “input” and “selection”.[/li][li]fix: potential problem when removing subpath streams from playlists[/li][li]fix: when source and destination drive are the same, disc title and disc thumbnail weren’t shown on completion page[/li][li]fix: log file was missing line breaks, when unicode characters were logged.[/li][li]fix: crash when the drive is removed due to read errors[/li][li]fix: with single file creation, a change of the destination path sometimes got ignored. [#2602][/li][li]fix: audio removal at beginning of stream [#2645 #2625][/li][li]fix: prevent a possible late registration of audio streams[/li][li]fix: verify against invalid stream context[/li][li]fix: verify against out-of-memory allocations[/li][li]fix: transcoding startup issues on some older CPU[/li][li]fix: transfer unknown audio packets when filtering[/li][li]some minor fixes and improvements[/li][li]updated languages[/li][/ul]

#14 2015-03-11

[ul] fix: crash when creating log file after source disc was removed.
fix: audio delay with some streams (too much audio, or audio behind video)
fix: Burner SDK bug writing sectors twice, then aborting with ERROR 4
fix: audio sync issues (file output)
fix: audio sync issues on some streams
fix: selection panel sometimes did not honor the “single subtitle” flag in presets.
fix: processing of very large SEI in AVC (x264 encoding settings go on forever)
fix: allow more frame extensions (increased to 64 sub-frames)
fix: handling of AC-3 descriptors that are incorrectly used on BD following DVB spec
some minor fixes and improvements
updated languages[/ul]


CloneBD 2015-03-19

[li]change: reduced the expected capacity for blu-ray media slightly[/li][li]change: sorting order of audio streams in file/device output[/li][li]change: optimize PMT (Program Map Table) generation[/li][li]change: added more attribute information to PSI (Program Stream Information) structures in m2ts[/li][li]fix: some partial copies would not play beyond the menu. Removing IM Sync type subpaths now to fix this.[/li][li]fix: check some out-of-memory conditions (fixes some crashes)[/li][li]fix: misidentified PIDs in PiP substreams, caused problems with subtitles on some discs[/li][li]minor fixes and improvements[/li][li]updated languages[/li][/ul]


CloneBD 2015-03-24

[li]new: down convert HD audio to AC3 when creating BD copies.[/li][li]change: improved resize and initialize behavior of language box on selection page.[/li][li]change: allow selection of burn speeds (2x, 4x, 6x) even when type of medium is unknown (source drive = destination drive)[/li][li]change: improved output size estimation should be more accurate now, especially, when not using video compression.[/li][li]minor fixes and improvements[/li][li]updated languages[/li][/ul]


CloneBD 2015-03-25

[li]new: added statistics per clip when not using compression[/li][li]change: improved size estimation for HD audio[/li][li]change: disable audio downconvert-button when HD audio was not selected[/li][li]updated languages[/li][/ul]


CloneBD 2015-03-26

[li]fix: estimator values were not correctly retrieved from cache[/li][li]fix: chapter mark filtering in clipping mode.[/li][li]fix: improved error detection when video encoder fails[/li][li]fix: properly add .mkv/.mp4 chapter markers[/li][li]fix: encoding of large video frames (> 1 MiB)[/li][li]updated languages[/li][/ul]


CloneBD 2015-03-27

[li]fix: asynchronous writer would not flush data, which broke short files (also caused SpeedMenus to fail)[/li][li]fix: watermark detection was broken[/li][li]new: allow direct jump to main title (bypassing the menu) on playback of converted discs[/li][li]updated languages[/li][/ul]


CloneBD 2015-04-10

[li]new: display estimated uncompressed output size on selection page, when creating partial BD copies. [#656][/li][li]new: add burner log to CloneBD log file to further study spurious write errors on BD-Rs[/li][li]change: improved secondary video size estimation[/li][li]change: improved drop clips with differing streams/missing audio on MKV/MP4 encode [#3287][/li][li]change: copy instead of compress secondary video[/li][li]change: size units for KB, MB, GB, TB have been changed from IEC “binary representation” (1024^x) to SI (decimal) representation (1000^x) to better match the sizes of storage media and for less confusion. If IEC values are to be displayed, they will be denoted with KiB, MiB, GiB, … respectively.[/li][li]change: ensure user can’t manually specify a non-empty temp path, as this can cause the result to be too large for the blank disc (append a postfix, if nonempty temp was specified) [#3346][/li][li]change: log actual sectors when encountering read errors[/li][li]fix: skip unsupported CC in MPEG-2 [#2104][/li][li]fix: support for very chatty x264 encoder used on some BDs[/li][li]minor fixes and improvements[/li][li]updated languages[/li][/ul]