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D-Vision is a GUI to encode Divx 3, Divx 4, Xvid and h264 with Mencoder.

What's New

Version 3.2.2:
  • Universal binaries release (PPC and x86)
  • some changes in the installer (may fix some problem with PPC)
  • better search function with Spotlight
  • you can see encoding speed by clicking under the progress bar

Requirements

OS X 10.3 or later

*Previously available here

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Apveenstra Member IconComment+23
Apveenstra
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It says it's a universal binary, however parts of it are PPC only. The tool to join movies for example throws an error on Lion: "You can't open the application avimerge because PowerPC applications are no longer supported".

Used to love this App, but it looks like I need to find a replacement :(

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Version 3.2.2
Supertheman Member IconComment+23
Supertheman
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As someone else has stated, D-Vision quit working after an update to Leopard came out. It also doesn't work under Snow Leopard. As the other person has pointed out, it goes through the motions, but when you tell it to "Add Task" it does nothing.

I checked the Console to see what was happening and got this:

D-Vision 3[559] Exception raised during posting of notification. Ignored. exception: 'Invalid parameter not satisfying: aString != nil' invoked observer method: '*** -[TaskController newTaskNotif:]' observer: 0x15bae0 notification name: 'newTaskSend'

Not sure what that means, but it seems like the program is sending empty tasks. It's too bad the developer has abandoned this, because I know of no other program that joins VOB files.

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Version 3.2.2
26cab40
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Yes, tried the latest alpha build.
It's in French.

Myschizobuddy
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NO english version available of the latest alpha.

Aikousha
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It's easy to join VOB files...
use the terminal command CAT. Concatenate the VOB files in the order you want them in. As long as they were split properly on frames it works perfectly and easily. Best way is to title each file in numbered order... File1.VOB, File2.VOB, File3.VOB, etc.
1. open the terminal
2. set the directory by typing "cd " and then dragging the icon in the window's titlebar into the terminal window... the path will appear, and just hit return.
3. type "cat File*.VOB > Output.VOB" and hit return.
This combines all the files in numerical order, into the file "Output.VOB". There may be timecode breaks in the resultant file, but these can be fixed with MPEG Streamclip if needed.

It's never failed me, and I do this all the time with my DVD Recorder, as I use the highest quality and often get videos that take 2 to 3 whole DVD-RWs to import into my Mac.

Forest14 Member IconComment+0
Forest14
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Great soft. The second audio track and audio track extraction results in a bugged mp3 file. I could not find a way to add multiple subtitles.

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Version 3.2.2
chriscosta Member IconComment+17
chriscosta
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I loved this program. It gave such excellent Xvid results. Better quality and filesize ratios of anything I've ripped DVD's with on PC or Mac, even if it was slower. But sometime in the past 10.5.x Leopard micro-update, it stopped working. When you load a source up, you can go through all the motions, make settings, crop, etc, but when you go to add the task to the queue it "loses" the source and doesn't add the task. Also, you can't add any tasks to the list regardless of what you're doing. I'm very sad that this program was broken by an update and the developer seems to have all but abandoned it. The forums haven't seen any real activity in months. :(

Using Intel Mac with OS X "Leopard" 10.5.5

If anyone knows any way to fix D-Vision 3.2.2 so it works again, please reply to this review thread!

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Version 3.2.2
chriscosta
+3

Well, I figured it out. You need to completely uninstall D-Vision 3 through the "File --> Uninstall" menu item from within D-Vision 3 and then reinstall it and the files it needs and it'll work again.

I took too long and was unable to edit my comment above.

Hope this tip helps someone else!!

D-Vision is still the best Mencoder/Xvid encoder out there! It's slower than some others like HandBrake or VisualHub but the quality is outstanding!! It does it better with a smaller filesize, amazingly. Also, the encodes work with my PS3.

:)

Pedro Figueiredo Member IconComment+0
Pedro Figueiredo
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I love this app, it's full of tools and the compresion quality is excellent. Unfortunantly this app keeps crashing all the time retriving:
Process: tcprobe [410]
Path: /Applications/D-Vision 3.app/Contents/Resources/tcprobe
Identifier: tcprobe
Version: ??? (???)
Code Type: PPC (Translated)
Parent Process: D-Vision 3 [404]

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Version 3.2.2
BigCat Member IconComment+0
BigCat
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Great product. I'm just missing the split into chapter function. Since I'm "grabbing" episodes collections for my daughter I've to manually reload the DBD and creaqte a new task for each episode.

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Version 3.2.2
mac adam Member IconComment+154
mac adam
+1

Need some Leopard Fix

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Version 3.2.2
Alexr Member IconComment+0
Alexr
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I love this program because it is so easy to use. At first it went straight to 0.10% but now its not doing anythin but making funny noises. How long does it usually take for a 1hour 30min movie?

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Version 3.2.2
slvtnplt
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It takes me around 1.5 hours to encode a movie that length.

fedesartorio Member IconReview+0
fedesartorio
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D-Vision is my favorite movie converter out there. I almost exclusively encode in H264 nowadays; d-vision is a tad slower than Handbrake on this front, but the quality is much better. I encoded the same movie at the same bitrate with the two programs just to test them and the overall quality in D-Vision is noticeably better. Especially in the gradients which are a lot smoother at the default settings.

Everything else also works great in D-Vision: effective and straightfoward.

The only thing missing in my opinion is a small integrated tool to join/split H264 movies, that would be great.

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Version 3.2.2
Ironman Member IconReview+33
Ironman
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It is the only program that can encode DVD-RAM discs with several chapters and undefined audio track. Toast or Popcorn will crash if you try to do this. This is a new feature in 3.2.2 because 3.0.2 was crashing exactly like Toast or Popcorn. So 5 stars again for this update, which solved a problem I had.

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Version 3.2.2
user icon+6
Larry2
Version 3.2.2
> 5 32

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Downloads 169,975
Version Downloads 100,981
License Free
Date 29 Apr 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free