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Last year for KVCD.net - by Phil 08/31/2011 @ 15:59
The site is living its last year. On August 15th 2012, it will be over (not the world, just the site biggrin).
Members of the forum can have more informations here. If you have interest in saving something from here, do it now
CQMatic and CalcuMatic now Open Source! - by Kwag 12/09/2006 @ 08:50
It's my pleasure to announce the availability of CQMatic and CalcuMatic as Open Source software Smile
As I don't have time (at this moment) to maintain and expand the programs, I decided to release them to the world so anyone may enhance and expand them.
You need "PureBasic" version 3.x to compile. Visit http://www.purebasic.com
for more information.
The license model I chose, is the new and standard "3-clause" BSD style: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BSD_license
This basically permits it's use in any commercial or private programs, and the only requirements is that the copyright notice is maintained on the sources that are released, and any binary release must also attach the notice to any documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
You can read the license text on the program sources.
IP (Intelectual Property) code is not required to be released by any developer who would like to modify the sources and create new versions, unlike the GPL !!*viral*!! effect, which forces every programmer to release every drop of code they create.
So, here you have it Exclamation
CQMatic Sources: http://www.kvcd.net/downloads/CQMatic-1.4.08_src.zip
CalcuMatic Sources : http://www.kvcd.net/downloads/CalcuMatic-1.1.16_src.zip
Have fun, and excuse some of the sloppy code Exclamation Embarassed
Remember that these programs were basically "cooked" overnight, so functionality was selected before code dressing, so feel free to "Dress-it-up" if you like Cool
KDVD Compatibility Checking Disks - by Phil 09/11/2006 @ 10:19
You will find new version of KDVD sample discs here :
KDVD samples - NTSC (9.4 MB)
KDVD samples - PAL (9.8 MB)
These discs allow you to verify the compatibility of your standalone player with following DVD compliant and non DVD compliant materials (the samples permit also to verify the overscan values of your display for each resolution) :
NTSC; 352x240; 352x480; 480x480; 528x480; 544x480; 704x480; 704x480 - long GOP (24)
720x480; 528x480 - 16:9; 544x480 - 16:9; 704x480 - 16:9; 720x480 - 16:9
PAL; 352x288; 352x576; 480x576; 528x576; 544x576; 704x576; 704x576 - long GOP (24)
720x576; 528x576 - 16:9; 544x576 - 16:9; 704x576 - 16:9; 720x576 - 16:9
The samples were encoded with TMPGEnc using a MIN bitrate of 64Kbps and a MAX bitrate of 4,500Kbps. It was encoded in CQ mode at a value of 85 and using KVCD's "Notch" matrix.
DVB-S - by Karl 05/24/2006 @ 09:52
Want a cheap and superb satellite TV receiver?
Get hold of "dvbdream" (free!) and get a cheap Twinhan DVB-S card (~$**75.00) and enjoy satellite television (and you can also record to HDD and later compress to KVCD/KDVD )
GeexBox - by Karl 05/24/2006 @ 09:41
Want a media player (Music, Video) that looks like a set-top-box, runs o*n an old Pentium or a PowerPC, and it's o*nly about 6MB in size?
Then go grab GeekBox
Media Converter update - by Karl 05/24/2006 @ 09:37
Media Converter has been updated to 0.3.9 build 1862
1. fixed audio delay option no effect bug
2. added playback with MPUI (get latest Full Pack to get MPUI.exe)
3. fixed WMA encoding breakage
4. improved Time tab
It just keeps getting better
Excelent Media Converter - by Karl 03/11/2006 @ 23:02
MP3, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, AAC+/Parametric Stereo, AMR NB/WB, MusePack, WMA, RealAudio
FLAC, WavPack, Monkey's Audio (APE, APL), OptimFrog, WMA Lossless, WAV
H.264, Xvid, DivX 4/5, MPEG 1/2/4, H.263, 3ivx, Windows Media Video 7/8/9 DV video
AVI, MPEG/VOB, Matroska, MP4, RealMedia, ASF/WMV, Quicktime MOV, OGM
CD, VCD, DVD, CUE Sheets
MP3, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, AAC+/Parametric Stereo, AMR NB/WB, MusePack, WMA
FLAC, WavPack, Monkey's Audio (APE, APL), OptimFrog, WMA Lossless, WAV
H.264, Xvid, DivX 4/5, MPEG 1/2/4, H.263, Flash Video, etc.
AVI, MPEG/VOB, Matroska, MP4, PMP (PSP Media Player Format)
Happy New Year 2006! - by Karl 12/31/2005 @ 19:53
We wish you all a VERY happy new year 2006
May all your dreams come true, and first of all, I hope the new year brings you good health and joy.
Best wishes to all from KVCD.Net!
New version of DVDREasy released! - by Karl 11/13/2005 @ 20:34
Thanks to DVDREasy for the new update.
- Correct "run time error 5" that sometimes occurred when a second audio was chosen
- DGMPEGDEC (DGINDEX.EXE and DGDECODE.DLL) will be use instead of DVD2AVI
- Add the possibility to use custom AVISYNTH script for CCE and HC
- HC binary update to 0.15 beta
- Code Optimization
Discussions in the forum area here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=90
KVCD MPEG files that test the overscan blocks on your television - by Karl 10/28/2005 @ 19:40
Thanks to Shibblet for making these KVCD test MPEG files.
When played on your TV set, you will see what is the actual overscan boundaries of your picture tube.
Excelent for calibration and determining the actual visible area of the picture.
NTSC and PAL files are available on the "downloads" link here: http://www.kvcd.net/portal/download.php?lng=en
Discussion on the forum here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16256
Announcing PARanoia! - by Karl 10/08/2005 @ 09:53
Thanks to "Incredible" for his wonderful tool PARanoia.
PARanoia lets you create correct targets from your d2v (DVD) sources. AVI file support will follow soon incl. taking into account the individual capture window specs. of diff. capture card brands, to maximize your encoding by properly calculating target aspect ratio, cropping, resizing and adding AviSynth filters. It generates AviSynth scripts, which can be used by TMPGEnc, CCE, HCENC or any other encoder capable of processing AviSynth scripts. The program provides movie preview from .D2V files, so you can see the result immediately when making interactive changes. Even though the program is still in a early development stage, it's already way past ALPHA stage, and completely usefull. You'll LOVE the results! More information and download links in the forum here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16158
Announcing Kutter! - by Karl 09/03/2005 @ 15:21
Kutter! is a command line VOB, MPG, M1V and M2V cutter. It will correctly cut at header points, and produce multiple files with numbered extensions. A picture will be more clear. If you type "kutter" at the command line, this is what you'll see:
For example, if I want to cut a file named "k19.m1v" which is in my "C:\download" directory, in chunks of ~500KB, I would type this: kutter c:\download\k19.m1v 500000
And this is what you get:
Created files are tagged with the same extension as the original, and appended ".kutter.X.ttt, where "X" is an incrementing number and "ttt" is either vob, m1v, m2v or mpg.
The program features colorized text, extremely fast processing, and best of all, fully compliant MPEG cut parts.
Also the files produced are stored on the current working directory, so you can process a file like "C:\myvideos\test\program.vob", and the results will be stored on your current directory and not on the source directory.
Future versions will have a GUI with other options, when time permits.
Discussions and download links in the forum area.
The Matrix Trilogy - All 3 DVDs on ONE KDVD - by Karl 08/14/2005 @ 09:03
Thanks to gamma for the screenshots. This is the way all three movies look on a single DVD, when encoded with KDVD techniques.
More screenshots and information on the process in the forum here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16073
[Guía] K-Encoder-HC: script de apoyo para hacer KDVD - by Karl 06/22/2005 @ 19:45
New script/GUI in the Spanish forum, K-Encoder-HC. Supporting HC Encoder.
Thanks to Maurus and Prodater64.
More information in the forum here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15862
Excelent explanation by "Incredible" about a logic on how to remove artifacts. - by Karl 05/29/2005 @ 10:48
Build a mask using a low Threshold.
Build a mask using high Threshold.
Subtract the Low- from the High-mask.
And the result is to apply these masks to AviSynth filters to remove the visual artifacts.
More information o*n the thread here: http://www.kvcd.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15847