Does anyone remember ratDVD, it was supposed to be the “next big thing”, but it seems to have fizzled into nothingness…?!
Yes I remember it, but you are right about it being abandoned now.
H264’s compression ability and quality make ratDVD unnecessary. And H265/HEVC will be another step forward in that arena. H265 may give us 50% better compression than H264 at the same levels of subjective picture quality.
It was useful, for a while anyway.
I did a search on Google, turns out the web site for the software is still active, but I have no idea where the site is being hosted and the domain will expire at the end of June.
Well, I may have found the hosting company, it’s called Canadian Web Hosting, since both name servers for the domain point there, I believe that this has to be the hosting provider.
I used rat successfully. Worked good. This was years ago and nobody was maintaining it. I thought it was abandoned.
ps still have the programme.
[QUOTE=malmal;2686932]I thought it was abandoned. :)[/QUOTE]
It has been abandoned, the last version was 0.78.1444 which was released on Tuesday, Decemeber 6, 2005.
But as I said before, the web site is still up & running:
I checked and I have the latest.
Also found “RATattackSetup_v0.02.exe” whatever it was for.
This software is no longer developed, has no support, and the last version was released way back in 2005, so basically it’s been dead and gone for a long time now.
It uses its own custom format which no other software supports and from what I understand it’s not compatible with either Windows Vista or Windows 7.
IMO non-standard proprietary formats are nearly always a bad idea in the long run as you’ll inevitably have difficulties if you want to change formats later.
So whilst it’s possible to use it, it’s very definitely not recommended.
Yes I remember those issues were brought up on cdfreaks many years ago.
[QUOTE=Wombler;2687010]This software is no longer developed, has no support, and the last version was released way back in 2005, so basically it’s been dead and gone for a long time now.[/QUOTE]
See post #6 of this thread, because you posted exactly what I said!
[QUOTE=mlauzon;2687049]See post #6 of this thread, because you posted exactly what I said![/QUOTE]
I elaborated on what you had said but it’s the comments I’d added that are more significant.
Regardless though, if it produced standard video then there wouldn’t be a problem but converting video to a dead end proprietary format is not a sensible way to go.