6 Replies Latest reply on Feb 27, 2011 8:40 AM by dvdcatalyst

    DVD Catalyst: DVD to NC program update 4.0.2.2

      I haven't seen this posted yet, it maybe have been mentioned in a related thread.

       

      DVD Catalyst has updated the program to release 4.0.2.2. on 1/11 to inlude a menu for the NC.

       

      General release notes:

      http://www.tools4movies.com/2011/01/dvd-catalyst-4-v4-0-2-2-release-notes/

       

      Specific to NC: includes step by step instructions.

      http://www.tools4movies.com/2011/01/dvd-to-nookcolor/

        • Re: DVD Catalyst: DVD to NC program update 4.0.2.2

          Ah, I see the DVD Catalyst program author has joined the NookColor General Discussion forum and has a few interesting things to say, including that he is now an NC owner!

           

          http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/t5/NOOKcolor-General-Discussion/Dvd-to-Nook-Dvd-Catalyst-4-Thumbs-up/m-p/810906#M4331

           

          Look for member "dvdcatalyst".

          • DVD Catalyst 4 v4.0.2.5
            dvdcatalyst

            I just updated DVD Catalyst 4 to v4.0.2.5

             

            Not much has changed regarding the NOOKcolor, except that the conversions are a bit faster :smileyhappy:

            I also added a small Facebook icon that links to the tools4movies facebook page.

             

            As suggested by a couple of people on these boards in other threads, the special pricing will not last for long anymore. I haven't set a date yet, but I am currently working on an updated website, and when that is finished, DVD Catalyst 4 will go up to $20.

             

            For existing users to update, just click on the cat-eyes in the program.

            • Re: DVD Catalyst: DVD to NC program update 4.0.2.2
              draksig

              I am trying the Demo version of teh latest release but am having a problem.  I have tried using hte settings for Nookscolor standard and HQ and both are havint sound sync issues.  By the end of the demo time, 1 minutes or so, the sound is almost a half second out of sync from the video.

               

              I would like to use the program to rip videos for the NC and to archive to HD.

               

              Any suggestions for alternate settings or tips to help?  I used both a new DVD and an OLD dvd. 

               

              Program looks promicing.

              • Re: DVD Catalyst: DVD to NC program update 4.0.2.2
                draksig

                Okay, bought the program yesterday (Good work BTW, from an old DOS trained programmer) and gave it a workout today and have a few things to tell you about including one possible bug.

                 

                One of the DVDs I worked on was not covered in the web site "how to" page and not covered in the non standard protection popup page either.  Or at least I didn't find it covered.

                 

                This was an anime DVD that was encoded in 99 parts, half with 0 or no times.  the rest listed between 1.5 and 4 hours.  Problem is, this is a 7 episode DVD.  The program picked the longest track which was wrong in this case.  Which to choose?

                 

                I opened the DVD in VLC player which also treated the DVD as one long video and noted the total run length and found a match in DVDCAT (one second off) and this was the correct file.  I then determined that each episode was 6 scenes long so I used the break by function to get the 7 seperate episodes and one short clip with two scenes of DVD credits and company logo.

                 

                However, while encoding episode 6, DVDCAT stopped working.  I eventually concluded it was the DVDs fault and setup to encode the last two episodes starting at scene 31.  That is when I found the possible bug.  To make sure I had selected the correct scene to start on, I started the preview function and even though I had selected scene 31 for a start and the scene selector in the preview screen (lower left corner) said scene 31, it started on scene 1.  I tried this several times and had the same results.  When I clicked up arrow in the preview scene selector, it jumped to #32 and down arrow took it to #31.  Check to make sure that when preview starts up, it looks at the scene selection first.

                 

                Just curious, which language do you use?  I've been wanting to learn the modern Windows enviroment programming languages but I have never decided which to try.   I learned Programming pre-windows and have spent the last 20 years as a design engineer, not a programmer.

                  • DVD Catalyst 4 - DVD & Video to NOOKcolor
                    dvdcatalyst

                     

                    I'll put my answers inbetween :smileyhappy:

                    draksig wrote:

                    Okay, bought the program yesterday (Good work BTW, from an old DOS trained programmer) and gave it a workout today and have a few things to tell you about including one possible bug.

                     

                    Thanks. I appreciate the compliment.

                     

                    One of the DVDs I worked on was not covered in the web site "how to" page and not covered in the non standard protection popup page either.  Or at least I didn't find it covered.

                     

                    The "Problem DVD" section contains DVDs people mention to be as being problematic, or ones I have ran into myself. I'm sure there are more picky ones, but those are the ones I am aware of.

                     

                    This was an anime DVD that was encoded in 99 parts, half with 0 or no times.  the rest listed between 1.5 and 4 hours.  Problem is, this is a 7 episode DVD.  The program picked the longest track which was wrong in this case.  Which to choose?

                     

                    I have some information on that in various places on my website and the manual as well. Here is one of the links for it:

                    http://www.tools4movies.com/2010/11/dvd-catalyst-4-non-standard-dvd-protection-popup/

                     

                    I opened the DVD in VLC player which also treated the DVD as one long video and noted the total run length and found a match in DVDCAT (one second off) and this was the correct file.  I then determined that each episode was 6 scenes long so I used the break by function to get the 7 seperate episodes and one short clip with two scenes of DVD credits and company logo.

                     

                    Good find. This was the scenario I referred to when I mentioned the Dukes of Hazard DVD. Because the process is a little complicated and quite rare, I figured it would be less confusing to not explain it on these forums, unless you would actually run into it, but you already figured that one out by yourself.

                     

                    However, while encoding episode 6, DVDCAT stopped working.  I eventually concluded it was the DVDs fault and setup to encode the last two episodes starting at scene 31.  That is when I found the possible bug.  To make sure I had selected the correct scene to start on, I started the preview function and even though I had selected scene 31 for a start and the scene selector in the preview screen (lower left corner) said scene 31, it started on scene 1.  I tried this several times and had the same results.  When I clicked up arrow in the preview scene selector, it jumped to #32 and down arrow took it to #31.  Check to make sure that when preview starts up, it looks at the scene selection first.


                    I'll have a look at it today so it will be fixed in the next update. Thank you for the detailed description of the issue, it makes it so much easier to make it work properly :smileyhappy:

                     

                    Just curious, which language do you use?  I've been wanting to learn the modern Windows enviroment programming languages but I have never decided which to try.   I learned Programming pre-windows and have spent the last 20 years as a design engineer, not a programmer.


                    I use Borland Delphi (v7 to be exact) for development. I'll send you an email with how I got started :smileyhappy: