DVDFlick Version 2

DVDFlick was at one time a good, free program for conversion of various types of video files to dvd-video. The original author abandoned the program a few years ago, and most of the people who were using it have switched over to AVStoDVD.

But DVDFlick was an open source project, and someone else has taken the source code and made a new fork with two new releases so far.

The latest release has some much needed improvements. Here is the changelog:
Version v2

  • Added: Two-pass encoding which improves quality a lot for lower bitrate video encodings
  • Added: VOB files as supported input files
  • Changed: Enabled resampling of audio files with more than 2 channels
  • Changed: Removed default -160ms delay for audio tracks
  • Fixed: Adjusted channel layout map for recent FFmpeg (fixes 0 channels detected)
  • Fixed: Adjusted aspect ratio detection for recent FFmpeg (fixes wrong AR for some video files e.g. VOB)
  • Fixed: Adjusted fps detection for recent FFmpeg (fixes wrong fps for some video files e.g. WMV)
  • Fixed: Enabled all audio codecs

And here is the official site of this new branch of DVDFlick: http://sourceforge.net/projects/dvdflick-v2/

I will be giving it a try. Happy to see someone taking it over.
I have switched to AVStoDVD as Kerry posted.

In the changelog there are some features that the old version has.
These may be improved but the old version had them.
Added: VOB files as supported input files
I can’t say VOB files were “officially” supported but they could be added by using the drop down & selectin “All Files” .

Changed: Enabled resampling of audio files with more than 2 channels
The old version had a 5:1 in a drop down.

Fixed: Enabled all audio codecs
That will remain to be seen .
For example blu-ray with cinavia.

This is MediaInfo from a VOB file I created from a VOB file out of a movie DVD for this test. It was done with the old version build 73832.
Note it has 6 channel audio.
I haven’t downloaded the new one yet.
I will be downloading & installing it & will see if there is any difference.

Complete name : L:\Practice\DVDFlick\dvd\VIDEO_TS\VTS_02_1.VOB
Format : MPEG-PS
File size : 1 024 MiB
Duration : 15mn 24s
Overall bit rate : 9 294 Kbps

ID : 224 (0xE0)
Format : MPEG Video
Format version : Version 2
Format profile : Main@Main
Format settings, BVOP : No
Format settings, Matrix : Default
Format settings, GOP : M=1, N=14
Duration : 15mn 24s
Bit rate : 8 702 Kbps
Width : 720 pixels
Height : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 4:3
Frame rate : 29.970 fps
Standard : NTSC
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Compression mode : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.840
Stream size : 954 MiB (93%)

ID : 189 (0xBD)-128 (0x80)
Format : AC-3
Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
Mode extension : CM (complete main)
Format settings, Endianness : Big
Muxing mode : DVD-Video
Duration : 15mn 24s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 448 Kbps
Channel(s) : 6 channels
Channel positions : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 49.4 MiB (5%)


I’ve tried the new version some now.
It still has a sometimes problem with .VOB files .
Usually the first .VOB file works fine.
It is from the second to the last .vobs where a problem comes up.
This doen’t happen of every movie or even the same .vob number.
The last .vob in a set has the highest incidence of this for me.
I used .VOB # 2 in the test & got this error:
-1 from muxStreamsMPLEX: File was not multiplexed.
& another error on the last .vob in the set.
Something like "video not found in this file."
VLC will play it & it has video.
Hopefully the new developer will work some of the bugs out.