TyTool 9r13 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- There have been a number of small bug fixes added to this release. I should probably list them here but I don't feel like it.
2- The big issue in this release is the new muxer. It was design to try and reduce problems with the following:
1- The mpeg output having holes in it. This was originally done on purpose but it would seem better to just do what the VOB process was doing and slide everything back closer together.
2- The playback of MPEG output under windows in a variety of programs. Should have been easier than it was. This release should help.
3- MPEG and VOB playback. This version has much much better buffer management. Should get fewer overruns. This appears to have been what was causing the Sony players so much trouble.
Alright. Now what all of the new muxer means. The old muxer is still in place and unchanged. Specifically. I wanted to make sure if problems where found we could identify them. So all of the old processes download->mpeg, ty->mpeg, ty->vob will use the OLD muxer. You all got that right? THE OLD MUXER!
If you pick the 2 new menu options. vob and multiplex "new format" then and only then will you get the new format of multiplexing. It is plugged into the code that allows you to pick a list of files. So it still has a great deal of flexibility but it is only in the new stuff.
Again this was done on purpose. You have you want to try the new stuff in order for it to be used.
Please give the new code a whirl and let me know what your results are.
Highlights of the Fixes and Features in the 9r13 Release:
1- Added an option to choose the extension for the audio files when splitting. Long ago people asked for being able to name them .mpa rather than .m2a so that it would be easier to find with another tool. I was making such changes so I put it in today.
2- Added an About popup to the help menu. Shows the copyright and other information.
3- Added 2 new menu items to the help menu. The first option will take you to the TyTool.com homepage. The second will take you straight to the FAQ. It will use whatever is the defauilt web browser on your machine, which for most is MS IE.
4- Added the start/stop tserver functionality from the menu of TyTool. Becareful with it as it can cause you some serious problems if you don't use it correctly.
The set/clear script will set it to the standard string initially which is:
/var/hack/tserver_mfs7 -s /var/hack/NowShowing.tcl
If you have installed it elsewhere change the string to reflect what is right. I.e. possibly something like:
/var/tytool/tserver_mfs7 -s /var/tytool/NowShowing.tcl
DO NOT USE THE & character at the end of the string as most do if running it within the startup rc script files.
If you do anything wrong, you can watch the resizable popup window and look for the error there. The FULL OUTPUT of the entire telnet session is added and stored in that window. So if you have the wrong case, or the wrong directory, you will see it reflected there. You must still use the "Stop" server option even if tserver did not run as the telnet session remains open.
You can use the standard close options to close the telnet output window and the session stays open. You can then make it visible again use the new Menu -> Server -> Show tserver option.
5- Added 2 new options to GopEditor. 7 == Jump to the start of a cut. 8 == Jump to the end of a cut. It is found the menu as well.
6- Fixed a few other small issues that I found as I was working things over. So minor I had never seen them reported by anyone.