TyTool 9r8 with DVD Support. The attachment has the new versions of the tooset in it. All DVD extras and tserver versions are found within it. VSplit has not been updated to match this release. Although an update for it is planned in the near future.
This version is a major upgrade from the earlier 8 series of TyTool. It adds Frame Accurate Editing (FAE) to the mix.
Please check the included docs for information about it. The release notes for 9r1 contain detailed informtion about the FAE editing process. Eventually this information will migrate into an editing document.
Highlights of the Fixes and Features in this Release:
1- Fixed the crash in GopEditor when you clicked in the cutlist listbox when there is nothing in it. It was part of the new colored rendering code. The strange thing is that I noticed it only today as I was doing more development. It would however have been present for the last umpteen releases.
2- Removed the debug test button that been left in the GopEditor GUI.
3- Added the add a Chapter features to both the GopEditor GUI and the TyTool processes.
4- Added the proposed cut point field explosion to GopEditor GUI, then I removed it. Took up way to much room for so little actual value. Still looking for some way to do this. Right now I am leaning towards a tooltip style popup.
5- Altered the GopEditor GUI to "page/tab" from one mode to the next. The 2 modes are old well established cut mode, and the new mode deals with user selected chaptering. These chapters have nothing to do with cuts other than that they must be in a section that has not been cut. As a result chaptering has nothing to do with the FAE process.
6- Made F8 the keyboard shortcut to toggle between the 2 modes (cut and chapter). Also added code for the previous menu item for Add Chapter. The remove chapter menu and code was added.
7- The new chaptering code now sets the focus properly.
8- Fixed the add cut code to only work in cut mode. Fixed the remove cut code to work in the same way.
9- Fixed the Clear list to clear the proper list. It will clear the list for which ever mode you are in. So Ctrl-R will clear the cut list if in cut mode, and the chapter list when in chapter mode.
10- Added the keyboard remove chapter option.
11- Fixed the add chapter code to only allow for only one of each chapter.
12- Fixed the up and down arrow code to work on both of the lists depending on mode.
13- Added the long requested unsaved changes popup. It will now warn with the standard system requestor if you have unsaved changes. These changes can be either cuts or chapters. You are given the option to perform the standard save and exit, not save and exit, or cancel and not exit GopEditor at all.
14- Fixed the GOP editing start & end point setting code to be only in the cut mode.
15- Actually save the chapter points into the cut file. Got all that way only to figure out I had forgotten to actually save them to the file.
16- Added parsing of these new chapter elements into the GopEditor .cut loader.
18- Fixed the menu GUI so that the "default" option on the chaptering is selected not always the cut ever X minutes option... That was just oversite on my part. The code worked correctly it just did not default the radio button to the correct entry when first entering the window.
19- Fixed the menu GUI to be fully aware of the user chaptering. There are now 3 modes available.
i- At cut points.
ii- At the user selected chapter points.
iii- Every X minutes.
21- Add the requested PicKBMP button, a little [V] button in the groupbox for the load bitmap option. This does exactly the same thing as the menu does. It was designed to just make it easier to get the bitmap selected and loaded into the system. Since I was working over that part of TyTool I thought I would add it while I was in there.
Basic mode for using the new chaptering:
1- Edit and add your cuts.
2- Either as you go through cuting, or after you are done with that, hit F8 or click the "Chap List" radio button. You will see a new empty list and new set of buttons where the editing buttons were.
3- Move through the show using the standard navigation options. When you find a Key frame for where you want to put the chapter. Either use the menu or hit the Insert key.
4- Repeat for as many chapters as you want.
That is it. Just save as always pick the new "Chap" option in the TyTool menu GUI and you are set.
For those that were using DVD etc... The .chp file will now contain a chp2: entry that has the correct timestamp values, i.e. not in the skewed space of the tivo. Should make move chapters over a bit easier.