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§ VirtualDub 1.7.4 released

VirtualDub 1.7.4 is out -- basically the same as 1.7.3, except for a few bug fixes. This is also the first release of the 1.7.x series marked as "stable," replacing 1.6.x in that position. As such, this is basically an end-of-support announcement for VirtualDub running on Windows 95 -- from now on I will likely only be making changes and fixes to the 1.7.x series, which requires Windows 98.

I haven't decided when to start up experimental releases again, but I don't think I'll be starting up 1.8.x just yet... not that version numbers matter that much. I'll probably be posting some bleeding-edge releases on the forum, though, if you're so inclined.

Changelist after the jump.

Build 28204 (1.7.4, stable): [September 22, 2007]
   [bugs fixed]
   * Fixed bug where frame regions were shifted instead of extended to fix key
     frame violations in direct video mode.
   * If a video filter errored out during start phase, already initialized
     filters didn't receive end calls.
   * Toggling the "show decompressed video" setting in Fast/Normal Recompress
     modes could result in a crash.

Comments

Comments posted:


Any idea what percentage of your user-base is still using Windows 9x? We dropped 9x support from our own product earlier this year and so far no one has complained as far as I know!

jon - 22 09 07 - 20:39


Hello,

...is it intentionally that the video panes can overlap the curve and audio display? And I can activate the curve display when the audio display is already active, but not the other way round.

Anyway, your application is one of my favorite applications on my computer. It saved me a lot of time recently, when I tried to capture some video. Any other capture utility produced strangely deinterlaced videos. Must have something to do with my video card, but VirtualDub got it right. Thanks.

Regards,
derJörg

P.S.: The source code package is actually a .7z file, not a .bz2 file.

derJörg - 22 09 07 - 20:59


jon:
You're right, fairly minimal. However, given my existing code base, the cost of continuing to supporting it is also fairly minimal. The only reason I dropped 95 support in 1.7.x is because VS2005's runtime doesn't support it. Otherwise, I probably would have waited until later and then dropped all 9x platforms entirely.

There are a bunch of VFW-based capture cards, by the way, that are permanently stranded on Win9x.

derJorg:
Thanks, I've fixed the download page.

Phaeron - 23 09 07 - 01:17


Oh, I forgot to answer the other questions. The display panes overlapping other controls is intentional, but basically just because I didn't think it was worth the effort to resolve it otherwise.

The audio display bug is an interesting one -- I'll look into it.

Phaeron - 23 09 07 - 01:20


Is matroska support coming or not? I almost exclusively use VirtualDubMod now and mkvtoolnix, sorry to say.

randomshinichi (link) - 23 09 07 - 22:24


I use Win98 on older machines!

Tho I know that supporting Win98 can be a hazzle... so if a 'as stable as I can get it'-version is released and marked as 'last Win98' version I am happy ^^

And since version 1.7 is offically out, I will fullfill my donation promise ^^

DJT-Rex - 24 09 07 - 13:29


For those of us who DO have a w98 box, VD is just about the only video processing software which does not bring the OS to its knees (on the older underpowered boxes usually w98 is found on).

I do most of my work now on XP-sp2, but i originally found VD when still on w98.

Wonderful software :)

roseman - 24 09 07 - 18:04


Hello

While download v1.7.4 my Virusscanner detect PAK_Generic.001 in Auxsetup.exe???

Gerold - 25 09 07 - 02:36


It is unfortunately common for some virus scanners to flag false positives -- the reported name implies that the virus scanner thinks it has found something suspicious, but hasn't actually found any specific malware that it can identify. Trend Micro did not find any issues when scanning the 1.7.4 release. I would recommend updating your virus scanner to the latest definitions first; if the problem still persists, I would look for a virus scanner with better heuristics.

Phaeron - 25 09 07 - 03:06


Now that 1.7 is stable, could you collect all the new stuff into a "Whats new" blog entry? OK, things like the new "Curve Editor" are visible news, but thera are also things that are not visible. What about the import/export API for example? Is it still in? Are there any Plugins in development? "randomshinichi" is not the only one, who would like to import/export to filetypes, that VDub don't understand by its own ;-)

colebantam - 25 09 07 - 04:36


Me again... Are there any thoughts upon a multilanguage UI. For myself it is not necesery, but there is definitly a "market" for translated versions of VD, since there are already projects. But translating the source is a huge pain, translating a simple "language file" would be much easier...

colebantam - 25 09 07 - 04:45


I noticed the first line on your first page still says "VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility for 32-bit Windows platforms (95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP)". You might want to remove 95 and add Vista. Thanks for a wonderful program!

Tore - 26 09 07 - 07:00


Is there a particular video card that works best with VirtualDub (assuming it is running on XP)?

Daave - 02 02 08 - 12:40

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