Release Notes For Video Monkey

Version 0.17 (2/14/2015)

Fixed a bug that TheTVDB no longer worked because VM was not sending the proper API key. Also added the ability to recognize file names with embedded season/episode number in 4 digit format (SSEE).

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Version 0.16 (10/12/2013)

The main motivation for this release is to fix the fact that themoviedb.org has changed its API. This gets that working again, and I’ve fixed a couple other bugs as well.

Note: Video Monkey now require OSX 10.7 (Lion)

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Version 0.15 (10/27/2012)

Another quick release, this time to fix a problem with encoding mkv files. The new version of mediainfo was not getting the correct framerate from the input file and was therefore setting it to 0, resulting in a bad encoding. So I added much more robust framerate detection, which will hopefully avoid all problems of this kind in the future. Also fixed a pix_fmt bug found during more extensive testing. Also switched to a 1.0 version of ffmpeg. I fear that this will have different problems than previous versions. But since it is a 1.0 version, I'm hoping it will be a reliable version going forward.

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Version 0.14 (10/20/2012)

Quick release to fix some bugs introduced in 0.13. The fastest encoding speed is now fixed. And a bug in selecting entries from the metadata search ComboBox, introduced by switching to a newer SDK, works again. I also switched to a newer version of mediainfo to fix a crash when examining some MP4 files. I also got rid of the logic which removed all non-alphanumeric characters from a typed-in search string. Thetvdb.com is very picky and leaving out special characters can sometimes make it not find a show.

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Version 0.13 (9/28/2012)

There are 2 major enhancements in this release. First, all major encoding parameters can now be overridden. Just head over to the Output section of the Info Panel and you'll see a check box to the right of each item that can be overridden. The Movie Panel now shows the results of the current padding settings. Open the Movie Panel while you adjust padding and you can interactively see the results.

Note: some combinations of override setting will result in invalid output files. Please exercise care when using this feature. Remember, with great power comes great responsibility. 

Video Monkey is now a 64 bit application. This includes the ffmpeg executable used for encoding. As a result, encoding speeds are significantly improved. It also means that this release requires Snow Leopard.

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Version 0.12 (8/9/2011)

This is a quick release to fix the problem that 0.11 used the Lion SDK to build and therefore would not run on Leopard systems (but it does run on Snow Leopard). I've added a few other nifty fixes as well

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Version 0.11 (8/6/2011)

This is an intermediate release to fix many bugs causing issues for new formats (and some old ones). Added Growl support (thanks to Lars Koerkemeier). Added UI for advanced settings which is operational yet. This notably does not fix a couple of reported issues with certain file formats on Lion. Still waiting for responses from reporters. But I wanted to get the current fixes out.

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Version 0.10 (3/17/2011)

Changed back to 32 bit intel-only application, but still with the latest ffmpeg. Also fixed several bugs in the new Video Formats feature.

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Version 0.9 (2/15/2011)

New video formats and AV sync supported, plus a newer version of ffmpeg.

Note 1: New video format support is very fresh, so it may have kinks to be worked out. Try it out and see! Don't forget to let me know if it does or doesn't work for you.

Note 2: Now that Video Monkey supports more file formats, it is more important than ever to download and install Perian if you haven'talready. This adds support for all the new formats to Quicktime player. This not only lets you preview your newly encoded files, but it also lets you view files in the Show Movie panel and set their AV offset. Download it from http://www.perian.org/


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Version 0.8 (4/8/2010)

This fixes serious metadata search bugs and makes the metadata search feature easier to use.

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Version 0.7 (3/29/2010)

This is a small release to fixes crashes when encoding multiple files. It also does search in background to avoid stalling Video Monkey

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Version 0.6 (12/17/09)

This release adds the ability to search for metadata on demand rather than automatically. This avoids problems when the metadata search sites are down. It also fixes several bugs

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Version 0.5 (8/26/09)

This release adds Snow Leopard support and fixes a couple of bugs. With the imminent release of Snow Leopard, I thought it would be a good idea to get this out now.

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Version 0.4 (7/30/09)

This release adds full metadata support. The metadata tab of the info panel shows the metadata for each input file. You can then manually add or change the data. You can also type in the name of a TV show or movie and Video Monkey will search thetvdb.com or themoviedb.org and fill in the metadata it finds. Video Monkey tries to figure out the title from the file name or input metadata and automatically search for metadata. For each field you can select between input, user, or search metadata.

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Version 0.3 DOA

Version 0.2 (5/5/09)

This release focuses on fixing bugs found in the first release and features to complete the basic functionality of Video Monkey.

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Version 0.1 (3/12/09)

This is the first public release of VideoMonkey. It has a lot of functionality, but is not nearly complete.

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