2.50 now uses the ArcSoft DTS decoder directly.
1.0.0 alpha 25 initializes the PCRPID properly and fixes an
LPCM demuxing failure and a crash on certain streams.
neuron2 is also collecting
feature requests and bug report for the upcoming 1.6 train of
2.5.8 RC2 can be installed without updating the registry, supports
different types of comment blocks in scripts, contains a few new
script functions and modifications to existing functions and there's
bugfixes as well.
1.8.1 saves the run as job setting in the save avi dialog, has
a distributed job queue mode, shows the result of bob and non interlaced
field display mode in the render preview, can run the video compressor
in a separate thread, there are more filters in the AMD64 bit version
and various bugfixes as well.
And they're at it again: this time the movie studios want
a waiver to remotely disable your ability to record high def content
that are broadcast prior to their DVD release. Sony vs Betamax anyone?
The MPAA time and again tries to circumvent the ruling that permitted
time shifting in the first place.
The RIAA has found an unlikely ally in their quest to bypass due
process when going after alleged pirates: Germany's justice ministers
for the various states would like to bypass
their district attorneys and have the RIAA get access to ISP subscriber
data directly in order to no longer have to deal with thousands
of requests for subscriber data.
Then some high def news: Weinstein, formerly in the HD DVD camp,
has long been curiously absent from releasing any high def titles.
they're back and their first Blu-ray release will be 'The Mist'
and be released in August.
PowerDVD 8.0 has been certified
for DTS-HD Master Audio, BD-Live and AVCREC (the latter means
playback and record high def content from/onto regular DVD discs)
Sony has announced that they'd be using
BD-Live on all their upcoming Blu-ray titles. Is it time to
dump those pre BD-Live players now? Just yesterday I went shopping
and once again there was no BD-Live standalone to be seen anywhere..
Meanwhile, Warner is holding
out until the Winter holidays to launch their first BD-Live titles.
On the other side of the spectrum, Toshiba still hasn't given up
on DVD - the DVD forum has just started
up a working group for DVD 2.0 which would be backwards compatible
but which would add HDi interactivity, networking managed copy and
upconversion of the MPEG-2 standard def video to 960p. Hmm... sorry
but upconversion will never ever be able to match the quality of
a properly done Blu-ray disc, and if the Blu camp gets their act
together (cheap and readily available profile 2.0 players and a
$5 - $10 drop in MSRP for those titles priced in the $40 region),
DVD 2.0 will never matter.