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0.7.2+: 2017 July 4
No longer automatically build with ImageMagick or GraphicsMagick if
present; now need to explicitly specify --with-imagemagick or
--with-graphicsmagick to configure
0.7.2: 2016 December 31
Various code-quality and build improvements
Support “jump pgc n” and other interaction code-generation improvements
Improve reliability of dvdunauthor
Don’t force infinite pause on last cell of a PGC
Allow specification of provider field in VMG IFO file
Add video_format(7) man page
Add padding to ensure .BUP and .IFO files end up in different ECC blocks
Enabled hinting of rendered subtitle text
Require cell start and end times (if specified) to be nonempty
0.7.1: 2012 August 20
No longer silently fail to build dvdunauthor if libdvdread is not present;
must be explicitly disabled with --disable-dvdunauthor, otherwise configure
reports an error
Allow format specification at top level of dvdauthor control file
mpeg2desc now reports more details about video frames
More explanatory XML-parsing errors
0.7.0: 2010 October 23
Reworked subtitle file reading so it can now deal with encodings like UTF-16
Default encoding for subtitle files is no longer ISO-8859-1, but taken from
user's locale
Add fontconfig support following a patch by Nicolas George
Remove dvdauthor config files and make command line -o option take precedence over
XML dest attribute.
Video format no longer has hard-coded default to NTSC, unless you invoke configure
with --enable-default-video-format=NTSC. You can also configure with
--enable-default-video-format=PAL to default to PAL.
Implement configuration of default video format as per the proposal at
File names are no longer converted to locale encoding, unless you invoke configure
with --enable-localize-filenames.
You can now specify fill and outline colours and outline thickness for text subtitles.
Colours can be specified in additional ways, including by name and in HSV space.
You can now also specify a shadow offset and colour for text subtitles
Allow non-title PGCs in a titleset
The VM language now allows C-style comments, as well as CDATA sections
Add --nomux and --nodvdauthor-data options to spumux (thanks to TED for sponsoring this)
0.6.18: 2010 March 18
implement link-subset jumps
implement audio and subpicture content attributes
use dynamically-sized buffer for building IFO files
version jump to forestall fork confusion
0.6.15-ldo: 2010 March 4
consistently check for errors on all file opens and when creating output directories
fix remapping of colours for more than 8 subpicture streams
recover from SCR moving backwards as per suggestion from Philippe Sarazin
add patch from Wolfgang Wershofen to print out chapter timecodes
validate all XML integer arguments and attribute values
fix spurious error parsing video caption option
incorporate Fedora patch from Ville Skyttä to allow building with GraphicsMagick
instead of ImageMagick
incorporate FriBidi patches from Ville Skyttä
auto-action buttons have spatial extents too
fill in more details in man pages
include an adaptation of Martin Crossley's ivtv patch
0.6.14: February 24, 2007
popen mode must be 'r' or 'w', not 'rb' or 'wb'
make spuunmux escape filenames in xml file
properly skip padding bytes in pack header in spuunmux
only allow spuunmux to process mpeg-2 files
fix bug in setting the resolution field of VTS/VMGM
0.6.13: January 13, 2007
fix handling of audio packets that have no PTS
patch from Romain Chantereau to fix libmagick6 not including stdarg (Closes: Debian Bug#317463)
fix int/unsigned problem: dvdauthor dumps core on some mpegs (Closes: Debian Bug#345105)
substantially reduce runtime memory requirements
fix numerous memory leaks
support '-', '&FD', and pipes more consistently and for more places
if possible, make color #0 (of the 4 color subtitle palette) be transparent (Closes: Debian Bug#387828)
fix byte overflow on PGC Command Table Size (Lucas Pierce)
minor errorchecking for vobs with no filenames
fix segfault relating to jumppad
fix omission of jumppad table if a menu pgc was defined with ptt or title entry
incorporate Debian manpages for dvdunauthor, dvddirdel, mpeg2desc, and spuunmux
loosely support 24, 30, and 60fps
buttons need even 'Y' coordinates
0.6.12: January 7, 2007
print offending vob names on audio discontinuity
change assert to verbose warning for more than 128 commands per pgc
fix spumux "read 0, expected 4" false warning
fix border condition with TMAPT table
add -n flag to skip writing output
add remap support for subtitle command #7 (CHG_COLCON)
fix sector number overflow in IFO files
don't escape command sent to shell
fix underflow wraparound in computing dts for subtitles
fill in reference pointers for all 3 frames even if less than 3 exist
allow last vobu of cell to have a forward pointer to self
fix TMAPT bug (ptsbase=0; matches Bullitt)
support random(FOO) in vm
allow the use of all 16 GPRMS via 'allgprm="yes"' option
embed commands within the VOB if only one instruction
set entries within the actual PGC instead of creating extra PGCs whenever possible
vm_optimize combines set GPRM/SPRM and link command (Michael Kreuzer)
warn if the button value is not a multiple of 1024
fix CreateCallAdr: first 2 bytes of C_ADT contains number of vobs (Michael Kreuzer)
fix TocGen: set frame rate (Michael Kreuzer)
fix spuunmux button output to work with spumux (Michael Kreuzer)
make counters work; allow hex, kilo, and lang numeric codes (Michael Kreuzer)
remove all vestiges of button handling from post if not necessary (Michael Kreuzer)
new vm commands added: break, goto (Michael Kreuzer)
dvdunauthor uncompiles pre, post, fpc, cell, and button commands
add 'crop' keyword for widescreen (crops 4:3 image for 16:9 tvs)
if audio extends beyond video, then set sector pts accordingly
support separate subpicture streams for normal, widescreen, letterbox, and panscan
allow text subtitles to be forced on
0.6.11: February 10, 2005
fix compile error on newer gcc compilers
ensure a row of a subtitle takes less than 1440 bits
fix warnings
fix 64-bit support (iconv)
fix video and sector pts values to be more consistent
fix ImageMagick 6.x.x alpha detection
improved dvdunauthor by Ralf Engels
full sized pts/scr support (for 13+ hours DVD's)
support really long subtitles
fix jumps from FPC to VMGM menus (was using LinkPGCN, now uses JumpSS -- fixes crash in Ogle and Pioneer 343
fix ability to have multiple entries for a PGC
fix bug when decoding some subtitles
switch to automake
have mpeg2desc parse mpeg1 headers (thanks to Nico Sabbi)
fix handling of NTSC 3:2 pulldown (end PTS was != start PTS of next VOBU)
0.6.10: March 15, 2004
better audio type detection logic
clear seamless flag on audio discontinuity
only allow <titles> to exist once per titleset
use 'name' attribute for buttons and actions in spumux (to be consistent with dvdauthor)
dynamically allocate PGC buffer
allow up to 2730 titles
allow reading from filedescriptors for VOBs, palette, and XML
allow empty pre, post, cell, etc commands (parses to NOP)
optimize link & button=X instructions together
fix parsing of textsub->transparent
add text subtitle documentation
fix SVCD subtitling
support specifying resume cells from calls; default to #1 for post commands
make spuunmux use read instead of lseek (works on pipes)
fix YUV handling in spuunmux and subgen
handle 99 titlesets in dvdunauthor
support nonexistant audio channels
lazy colormap allocation
support VOBU's without audio or video
0.6.9: January 16, 2004
cap maximum # of tmapt entries to 2040
convert filenames from UTF8 to locale
strip out END marker from program stream (clean up mplex output)
allow more than 512 chapters/titles
fix handling of programs (not chapters)
make VMGM IFO scanner deal with lowercase filenames
fix handling of text subtitles that use frame #'s as timecodes
fix bug in mpeg audio header scanning
languages must be in lowercase
better audio gap setting
fix PAL/NTSC issue
rename dvddirgen to dvddirdel to better reflect purpose
better support for nonstandard frame rates
don't set seamless flag for cells with commands or stilltime
bounds check #cells/vob, programs/pgc
0.6.8: December 14, 2003
allow xoffset and yoffset in spu tags
support multiple menu languages
support mpeg-1 video
support incorrect frame rates
fix/allow open GOP's on cell boundaries if sequential playback
fix bug in analyzing video codes (spurious sequence end codes)
add proper scanning of ac3 and pcm audio stream details
add support for NTSC closed captioning
support 96khz audio
support holes in video (aka audio cd's)
make subtitle placement dependent on pack dts, not video pts
add spuunmux; properly handle menu button colors
include XML schemas for XML verification
0.6.7: November 24, 2003
autodetect io.h presence for Cygwin
have spumux deal with incomplete reads/writes to/from pipes
have spumux work with odd sized subtitles
allow XML comments in dvd code
support else for if statements
add 'not' boolean expr
add support for cells and programs
add mini optimizer
fix subtitle ptr logic in VOBU packets (perfectly matches Grosse Pointe Blank)
make ff/rew ptr handling more like commercial dvds
fix corner case in reference frame end calculation
0.6.6: November 13, 2003
fix makefile for case insensitive filesystem (adds .PHONY rule)
allow jumps to menu entries from VMGM without jumppad
fix bug where jumppads were not generated in a VMGM if no VMGM menus existed
allow forced subtitles -- now all menus REQUIRE 'force="1"' option
base chapters on PTS not SCR
allow expressions
0.6.5: November 6, 2003
workaround for libxml2 2.5.4 -- manually check for whitespace in TEXT elements
fix xml parser when chapters are not specified
support <video widescreen="nopanscan|noletterbox" />
have jumps to other titles within the same titleset use JumpVTS_TT, not LinkPGCN
add some error checking on title/chapter jumping
fix bug when stuffing subtitles
0.6.4: November 1, 2003
fix bug in if statement -- it was doing the opposite
set O_BINARY for stdin, stdout in spumux
allow pgcs without any sources
0.6.3: October 30, 2003
fix bug in setting audio, subtitle, angle, button values
more documentation
0.6.2: October 27, 2003
fix segfault when parsing certain xml files
add HTML documentation
0.6.1: October 26, 2003
fix incorrect command length field for menu entries
move menu entry pgcs to the end of the list to make numbering simpler
allow jumping/calling to a wider variety of targets
fix bug in autonavigation
fix segfault if button is not defined in spumux
fix stilltime for vobs
add stilltime for pgc
reduce libxml2 requirement to 2.5.0
0.6.0: October 21, 2003
rename submux to spumux
set default button to #1 when entering a menu
add support for autoaction buttons
pass button navigation and color information from spumux to dvdauthor
support (optional) ImageMagick (or GraphicsMagick) libraries
create new programming language for buttons, pre, post, and fpc cmds
use XML configuration files for dvdauthor and spumux
0.5.4: October 4, 2003
vobu pointers only point within a cell -- fixes chapter playback for some players (thanks to <selva at mailaps dot org>)
fix uninitialized variable hasseqend (thanks to <selva at mailaps dot org>)
read button color index information from palette file (thanks to <selva at mailaps dot org>)
fix handling of vobus without video (thanks to <selva at mailaps dot org>)
fix handling of audio sectors that are outside the pts range of the vobu (thanks to <selva at mailaps dot org>)
compute pts based on frame counts (handles 3:2 correctly)
fix incorrect NTSC fps (29.97 instead of 29.97002997.....)
fix discontinuity flag on TMAP -- should be on all chapters, not just vob boundaries, also should be set for future discontinuity, not past
compute audio gap (for AC3 and MP2 only...)
fix handling of field encoded video
allow post commands on menus
fix subtitles that have packets within 6 bytes of a sector (thanks to <panteltje>)
allow specification of button movement (thanks to Mark Rages)
0.5.3: May 3, 2003
tighten mpeg boundary gap
add discontinuity flag to TMAPT table
clean up based on FreeBSD port (thanks to <pb at freebsd dot org>)
add exit and fpc commands
allow specification of 'post' commands
allow specification of which menu is the entry menu for title, root, audio, subtitle, angle, and ptt
allow setting of subtitle track as a command
set palette per PGC
allow palette to be RGB if the filename ends in .rgb (case insensitive)
rewrite the aspect ratio in the sequence header
add 'make uninstall'
0.5.2: April 30, 2003
fix STC discontinuity and VOB/cell idn assignment bugs
fix multiple titles within a titleset
allow - for stdin
allow multiple commands per button
allow setting of audio track
0.5.1: March 19, 2003
multiple titles within a titleset
added submux (from Jan Panteltje <panteltje at yahoo dot com>)
multiple menus for deeper navigation
fix bug in detecting mp2 tracks
0.5.0: February 25, 2003
basic menu support
don't allow both nopanscan and noletterbox, unless you're 4x3 -- then enforce both
vobu_se_e_ptm now written when sequence_end_code found
fix bug that doesn't write out of bounds ff/rew data correctly
fix pts computation bug for last vobu
fix bug in audio and subtitle track detection
fix c_eltm, e_eltm (again) -- calc in 30fps not 29.97fps (wtf?)
fix ff so it doesn't round up
add RPM spec file dvdauthor.spec (thanks to Dr. Peter Bieringer <pb at bieringer dot de>)
infer PCM bits/channel (though cannot infer #channels)
sort of handle VOBU's without video (needs work)
tweak TMAPT table in IFO files (god I hate NTSC)
0.4.3: February 19, 2003
don't presume no pan/scan; add options nopanscan, noletterbox
fix TMAPT generation bug from 0.4.2
reduce makedvd's function
0.4.2: February 19, 2003
fix subtitle support
make mpeg2desc print substream info on private1
make dvddirgen work with dirs that have spaces
fix c_eltm, e_eltm, s_ptm, and e_ptm
autodetection of ac3/mp2/dts audio channels and subpicture channels
provide sector pointers for multiple audio and subpicture channels
0.4.1: February 14, 2003
fix fatal bug in dvdvtsgen and dvdtocgen
force user to specify -r to dvddirgen to delete dirs
distribute files as user writable
0.4.0: February 13, 2003
allow letterboxing
compile under Mac OSX
fix bug with AC3 playback
largefile support
remove dependence on getopt_long
more efficient background mplex'ing (starts them sequentially instead of in parallel)
support multiple audio tracks (from Jan Panteltje <panteltje at yahoo dot com>)
support subpicture tracks (from Jan Panteltje <panteltje at yahoo dot com>)
make subpicture colors more readable (from Jan Panteltje <panteltje at yahoo dot com>)
allow specification of palette on commandline (from Jan Panteltje <panteltje at yahoo dot com>)
allow shell commands as vobs
allow working dir to be specified in a config file
0.3.1: December 31, 2002
makevob retains proper a/v sync
performance improvements to ifogen -- O(n) realloc (instead of O(n^2)) and O(n lg n) vobu fixup (instead of O(n^2))
handle chapter mpegs that don't start at 0.00 sec
0.3.0: November 16, 2002
fix bug in tocgen where the VTS was not being properly described
better status messages from ifogen
support multiple titlesets (thus multiple titles -- 1 per vts)
allow specification of audio format (but no autodetect)
fix bug in makedvd w.r.t. filenames with spaces
0.2.3: November 14, 2002
auto detect settings from mpeg video stream:
frame rate (thus ntsc vs pal; only 29.97 and 25 suported)
aspect ratio
make said settings overridable on the command line
update README
fix bug that could cause ifogen to miss 0-10% of the picture frames thus causing poor ff/rew
0.2.2: November 12, 2002
no more qsort! (finally!)
make makedvd more compatible (no more ++, workaround for no mktemp)
fix makevob (mpeg2desc is very fifo-savvy now)
fix # chapter in VIDEO_TS.IFO (for Ogle, Mplayer, and some settop DVD players)
0.2.1: November 11, 2002
fix segfault on file not found
allow spaces in mpg filenames
fix bug in handling mpegs with much longer audio tracks than video tracks
fix vobu_e_pts values (fixes playback on Pioneer DV343)
0.2.0: September 22, 2002
work with clips > 1 gig
support multiple chapters
0.1.2: July 31, 2002
fix ff/rew
0.1.1: July 31, 2002
allow variable size GOP's
work with clips > 4 minutes
nicer logging
0.1.0: July 30, 2002
Initial release. Can write roughly a 4 minute video clip to a dvd
and it will play! limitations include 511 GOP's, 15 frames per
GOP, 29.97 fps, 720x480, 48kHz audio encoded with mpeg1. But it