D-Vision
D-Vision
3.2.2

4.5

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D-Vision3.2.2

30 April 2006

Encode Divx with Mencoder.

Overview

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

What's new in D-Vision

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

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74 Reviews of D-Vision

Mac-Adam
26 November 2007
Version: 3.2.2

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Need some Leopard Fix
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Apveenstra
28 August 2011
Version: 3.2.2
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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Supertheman
15 April 2010
Version: 3.2.2
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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Forest14
27 January 2010
Version: 3.2.2
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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chriscosta
11 December 2008
Version: 3.2.2
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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Pedro-Figueiredo
23 June 2008
Version: 3.2.2
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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Bigcat
05 April 2008
Version: 3.2.2
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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Mac-Adam
26 November 2007
Version: 3.2.2
Need some Leopard Fix
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Alexr
23 October 2007
Version: 3.2.2
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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5
fedesartorio
15 October 2007
Version: 3.2.2
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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5
Ironman
09 February 2007
Version: 3.2.2
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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Yorkshire-keith
24 June 2006
Version: 3.2.2
I'm suprised by the comments of people who aren't happy with this app. It installed instantly on my G4 and has run faultlessly ever since. A bit slow converting to H264 but when I get my Intel machine I hope that's going to change. It's the only app I've got that can join large Avi files and them still work on both the mac and my set top player.
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5
Ironman
10 June 2006
Version: 3.2.2
I have been using this software for a long time now on PPC, and it had always been great. Just tested out on Intel Mac, and the encoding performance is hard to believe. 1 Gb of VOB files (personnal movie into a TS folder), high-quality video and audio converted to Avi/DivX. Guess what ? It takes less than 3 minutes to encode (Intel iMac Dual Core). Resulting file is exactly as I expected. Very impressive speed. Highly recommended. A must-have freeware, like VLC. And the DivX tools work great (cutting tool is very useful) thanks a bunch for this !! (great freeware.. thx)
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Woofer
30 April 2006
Version: 3.2.2
I'm very grateful for this app. I think it's easy and intuitive enough to use. So far, no problems. It can only get better I'm sure. Keep up the good work. Cheers.
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paulsrandall
29 April 2006
Version: 3.2.1
How do you get this to work? It runs an endless loop trying to install the Dynamic Libraries. They never install making it impossible to launch D-Vision. Fix it and I can rate it.
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Microguy
28 April 2006
Version: 3.2
A very very useful tool, I'm not the same opinion thatn the others below
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smtips
05 March 2006
Version: 3.1.5
Author obviously has no interest in responding to issues or suggestions or updating this program. It seems to lock up not only as described below but just randomly when performing finder functions like dragging or resizing windows. This program is reminiscent of ALL the things we left behind with OS 9. Don't waste your time with it...obviously the author has wasted enough of everyone's time with this garbage.
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Anonymous
10 November 2005
Version: 3.1.5
Not sure if anyone else has this problem, but often times when encoding a VOB file into XVid, D-Vision doesn't determine the correct time for the file..usually by about half. For example, I just tried to convert a 2 hour and 7 minute movie, and D-Vision kept claiming that the movie's only 58 minutes. Any ideas what's going on here??
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5
Anonymous
05 October 2005
Version: 3.1.5
Very easy to use, with great output quality!
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4.5
Anonymous
17 September 2005
Version: 3.1.5
I've lost the ability to re-encode the audio from AC3 to MP3 in this latest version, 3.1.5, under tools/re-encoding avi/mpg. I know this ability was there previously because I have two files sitting on my desktop that I ran through D-Vision 3 last night, before I updated, in which I changed the audio track format. I'm really missing this feature as AC3 support is busted in the latest version of QUicktime 7.
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Anonymous
01 August 2005
Version: 3.1.4
For me the 3.14 patch is working well... Anyway, if you have some trouble with this patch you can downlaod the 3.14 full image. D-Vision 3 is the best tool to encode mpeg4 video !!!
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Anonymous
01 August 2005
Version: 3.1.4
3.1.4 patch for 3.1.3 doesn't work ("Aucune version de D-Vision pouvant être mis à jour n'a été trouvée.") Can't tell if it's supposed to be drag n drop or what.
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4.75
Anonymous
31 July 2005
Version: 3.1.3
Simply the best !!! Ludovic, please, put a "grey scale" encoding option in d-vision :-)
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5
Anonymous
21 June 2005
Version: 3.1.1
The Best! For me the best overall Solution creating avi-Files. There´s just a little Bug when you want to add a second audio track: The encoding of the Movie results uncomplete then. Please Mr, Developer out there, fix it- you´re doing a great job!
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4.5
Matrixstylemac
28 May 2005
Version: 3.1.1
Ok, if you're on Tiger (10.4) or higher, DVDibbler won't work. And since D-Visions runs off of the same binaries (mplayer/mencoder) it runs at nearly the same speed. The overall user-friendlyness is almost that of DVDibbler. The speed on my Dual 2.5 G5 with D-Visions 3 (w/ 3gigs of Ram) is almost that of DVDibbler (back when i had 1gig of RAM) It's 2nd place in my book, but a close 2nd. In this case, #2 wins out because it WILL run on Tiger (hooray!).
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4.5
Andrea2
17 April 2005
Version: 3.0.7
A GREAT software that does all I need to do with my movies!
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Anonymous
03 March 2005
Version: 3.0.7
Sometimes takes ages to acces dvd - and sometimes nothing happens while checking media.
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Anonymous
27 February 2005
Version: 3.0.6
Good freeware but please add an option to save files (mencoder & subtitles packages), not only download and install. Thanks
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Anonymous
19 February 2005
Version: 3.0.6
D-Vision certainly provides more control and more options than Handbreak. In terms of quality, I didn't notice any difference. However, the final file produced by Handbreak is editable (meaning that you can cut or trim the avi file in QuickTime Pro and obtain a perfectly playable clip). If you cut or trim a file produced by D-Vision in QuickTime Pro, the resulting clip will stop playing after a few seconds, and Quick Time will quit.
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4.5
Anonymous
08 February 2005
Version: 3.0.5
Super program, but how do I extract various subtitles into a single .sub file?? So far I only achieved a .sub file with various subtitles wich were displayed all at the same time when playing in VLC! Any solutions for creating .sub (.idx) files with various subtitles???
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4.25
Anonymous
31 January 2005
Version: 3.0.5
By far and away the fastest tool for generating DivX and XviD files straight from the source, however it does drop some subtitles and produces jumpy playback files for portable media players. To the best of my knowledge, it is currently the only free Mac application to make full use of dual processing. D-vision 3.0.4 literally encodes in a quarter of the time of HandBrake, but the 2-pass encoding is not of the same standard. Looking forward to the improvements in 3.0.5.
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mephisto
19 January 2005
Version: 3.0.4
Absolutely Fabulous! My ownly wish is a function similar to the Watch Folder in Squueze where I can present my compression and re-encode all videos in that folder. Alternativly a tool that will allow me to drop multiple files to the app to create tasks with a customized encoding format. I have loads of videos to encode and building the list manually can be slow. Certainly will donate.
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4.25
Anonymous
15 January 2005
Version: 3.0.4
Very fun software... to be used with mactheripper. May be just lacking a tools to cut vob or avi files.
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4.5
Lout
12 January 2005
Version: 3.0.3
When i wants xvid with finale file size 1200MB program make always file size around 600MB....if this working for me its super program thnx
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Anonymous
10 January 2005
Version: 3.0.3
After installing, Disk Utility always asks to repair owner and group permissions on the "./usr" and "." directories. The documentation should list which files are installed outside the application package (apparently some libraries, but how do I know which version of what I will have after running this program?).
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Anonymous
08 January 2005
Version: 3.0.3
to developer guy: D-Vision is great and a nice piece of software,but... can you make a "light" tool to see .avi's info? (like video codec, audio codec, moovie lenght...) many of us need just take a look to some info of our .avi files... and i can't found a simple tool for that. will be nice! MANY THANX
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Anonymous
08 January 2005
Version: 3.0.3
it should not install libraries when newer are installed.
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Anonymous
06 January 2005
Version: 3.0.2
Does "source analysis" EVER end? I have left it for about an hour on a 1 GHz G4 with no apparent progress.
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Justin-Meyer
06 January 2005
Version: 3.0.2
It even has embedded subtitle support ! One of the things i was looking for since a long time !! Great Software !
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Anonymous
06 January 2005
Version: 3.0.2
Simply the best encoder for now !
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4.75
Anonymous
05 January 2005
Version: 3.0.2
I just started using this program lost week. The only thing I didn't like was that it had animated progress bars which ate up CPU time. I had gotten into the habit of simply switching to the Finder (thus hiding the process window) but now I won't have to. Way to go!
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4.75
Knk
05 January 2005
Version: 3.0.2
This is a great application. I was trying to find a way to back up all my DVDs for some time now. I have a colllection of about 100+ DVD Movies. I take advantage of those deals they have @ Besy Buy from time to time. It's kinda of a b*tch to go thru all those DVDs and pick some when I am on the road. So this helped me out big time I can fit a good amount of movies for the road on one DVD or just keep it on the hard drive once it's been backed up. Thank You! I will sure be donating to this developer great work!
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4.75
Anonymous
24 December 2004
Version: 3.01
I was faced with a multi-hour flight with a four year old. Carrying along our DVD library was not an acceptable option. So, I went hunting for tools to encode DVDs down to a reasonable bit rate so that I could have a slew of movies available without carrying a bunch of media. I tried just about every tool out there including HandBrake, ffmwhatever, and-- even -- popcorn. D-Vision makes 'em all look like pathetic amateurish hacks. This app works, works well, and is pleasant to use. Ease of use is still a bit lacking only in that it provides such precise control over the encoding without providing the novice user with hints. Good stuff. I'll be sending $30 to the author shortly.
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Anonymous
18 December 2004
Version: 3.01
Sorry but the previous comment should have been a reply to another comment by myself a few posts down!
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Anonymous
18 December 2004
Version: 3.01
Oups, too fast - version 3.0.1 did NOT solve this problem! every task is still crashing! And what do you mean by "verify the authorisation"? Repair permissions? Already did that and it doesn't help!
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Anonymous
12 December 2004
Version: 3.01
D-Vision does not work if you try to choose Video-TS folder which is ripped by MacTheRipper because MacTheRipper makes default VIDEO_TS folders. Instead you have to rip your DVD with the OSEx or yade X and then choose the resulted .vob file, not the VIDEO_TS folder where the .vob resides. I don't know why MacTheRipper makes default VIDEO_TS folders...
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Anonymous
10 December 2004
Version: 3.01
This is now by far and away the best DVD encoder for the Mac This is light years better than version 2.2 Its even better than handbrake !!!! Great interface,simple, task queues,subtitles !!!!! Thank you Paypal donation is a must !!!!
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Anonymous
10 December 2004
Version: 3.01
sorry for the dumb question, but how do I select my dvd as the source. If I go to "Open..." and select the disk, i get a message saying "source analysis in progress" and the application just sits there with a spinning barber pole. If I go to "Open..." and select an individual VOB file it says "An error occured during the source analysis... D-Vision 3 can't handle this source." once again, sorry for my ignorance
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Anonymous
10 December 2004
Version: 3.01
Wow. Ask and ye shall receive! Thanks for adding the framerate parameter. Now one last request. How about 5.1 ac3 encoding? 2.0 ac3 is there. Just 3.1 more... Hopefully, I'm not pushing too much now. Thanks!
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4.25
Anonymous
07 December 2004
Version: 3.0
D-Vision 3 is pretty awesome. It is hella fast on my dual 2.5. Nice feature set, elegant implementation, free and it works! My only gripe is that it should be able to encode movies at 23.98 fps progressive NOT 29.97. The additional 6 frames per second is unnecessary and causes the resulting file to be larger than it needs to be. Hopefully in the next version. Thanks!
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Anonymous
07 December 2004
Version: 3.0
AVI joining would be really great if it wouldn't sort the parts in reverse order when dropped all at once on the file list! Other than that D-Vision 3.0 is just great (if it wouldn't crash everytime I start a task but that seems to be a problem I have to figure out on my own)!!!
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5
Anonymous
06 December 2004
Version: 3.0
The best DivX and XviD encoder for the Mac, bar none. It also has one of the best installers I've ever had the pleasure of using. Kudos to you good sir.
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Anonymous
06 December 2004
Version: 3.0
W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L-L ! Thanks for a great piece of software. Works perfect. Should get an award. I love it! BTW: DivXRay 3 will arrive the next days - 30 $... I had my hands on a beta. Forget it. Buggy as hell.
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Anonymous
06 December 2004
Version: 3.0
I have installation issues with this version. It requires authentication (i dont run with admin) and says its installing. Then, I cannot find the application and if I say to "run" after installation, nothing happens. I think there might be an issue with the authentication process.
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5
Anonymous
06 December 2004
Version: 3.0
GREAT......massive improvements and the AVI joining tool works flawlessly, even on HUGE clips thanks for a great app, and for making it free
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Anonymous
06 December 2004
Version: 3.0
Powerfull and better! great application... just a little thing i miss in this realease: some "easy-access" panel or button for .avi's full info! keep on road!
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4.75
Anonymous
27 September 2004
Version: 2.2.1
all i needed to do was split AVI files since iMovie 4.0.1 can't import anything over 9 mins (sucks dudn't it :( ) this program did it real easy to use by the looks i'm waiting though to see if its trial version so far looks like freeware
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Anonymous
14 September 2004
Version: 2.2.1
vdomac: Whats a .ogm ??? do you mean the ogg vorbis audio format ?
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Anonymous
02 August 2004
Version: 2.2.1
between this and handbreak there aint nothing I cant do! and they are both free!! GREAT APP!
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2.5
Anonymous
02 May 2004
Version: 2.2
i can't get D-Vision to work for me ion 10.3.3, the files it output can't be read in Quicktime of MPlayers OS X.
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Nolavdo
05 April 2004
Version: 2.1.5
I love this software. I use it to turn .ogm into mpegs! Heres how...click on the audio tab. Near the bottom of the window there is a check bok that says add audio. Check it then drag your .ogm into the blank next to it. Then drag that same ogm into the space that says source file at the top. Then choose your save destination.then press the "encode only audio to caculate video bitrate. This takes about 15 min depending on the size of the file. After that is fini it will ask you to press the calculate button...press it ,then it will take you to the video tab, then you just choost the codec you want to use (I use divix 4)I don't know why, Then hit "start encoding"it takes about 20min or so. Lastly I use divix doctor to change it to a .mov (this takes about 2 min) thats it! from there I use ivcd to change it to a mpeg/svcd and my files are usully about 1.4 gigs. I then use gumby to split my file into 2 then I use gumby to bin cue those files, then I use firestarter to burn them. Its all really easy to do. This is the only Mac software that I know of that converts ogm to anything!
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Anonymous
24 February 2004
Version: 2.1.4
This app is superb. Produces lovely DivX AVI's as small or as large as you want. Supports splitting and joining. Encoding an extracted VOB file takes about 5 hours on a 1GHZ G4. Recommded.
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Anonymous
08 February 2004
Version: 2.1.4
It does not use the DVD player. It is for encoding video. http://www.dvdrhelp.com/
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2.75
24 January 2004
Version: 2.1.4
man I can't get this application to work with 10.3.2 how do you pick the DVD? Need help
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Anonymous
13 January 2004
Version: 2.1.3
The best of a lot of basically similar apps -- because it has a GUI that makes sense, and the "pre-sets" are a massive time-saver.
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5
Xiarimeizi
11 January 2004
Version: 2.1.2
good software!!! but i don't know how to use it. Is there any help-file for English user?
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Anonymous
26 November 2003
Version: 2.1
D-Vision 2.1 doesn't starts with Panther 10.3.1. Same for D-Vision 2.0.3. Too bad, this applicatioon rocks!
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Anonymous
04 November 2003
Version: 2.1
This version doesn't work with Panther the old one work fine, but this one doesn't even shows up on the dock it just doesn't start at all. However the programs rocks......
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Anonymous
02 September 2003
Version: 2.0.2
The interface is clean. The encoding is solid...however, FFmpeg is 2x faster for me(G4 800).
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Anonymous
17 August 2003
Version: 2.0.2
Interface is setup very well, has nice presets and the calculation helps out nice. I got a 6.35g file down to 700m, sweet! I only wish these type's of things didn't take so long. I have tried out a few of the other programs and this is the best one I have ever used. The only thing that's not in english is the help files, but who likes to read anyways.
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Anonymous
16 August 2003
Version: 2.0.2
mencoder doesn't work on my system (OS 10.2.6). My system is clean, so... I use Open Shiiva and Divx 507.
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Anonymous
05 August 2003
Version: 2.0
There are some problem in the MacUpdate description. D-Vision 2 uses Mencoder to encode and no ffmpeg. And there is an important missing information : this version is only avaible in french. I will now work on an english localization that will be avaible soon ...
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5
Anonymous
08 June 2003
Version: 1.3.1
Best tool available for encoding w/ ffmpeg
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Metallica
11 December 2002
Version: 1.2.1
read my review on OSEx to find out how to encode DVDs into .avi's nice app
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Anonymous
27 August 2002
Version: 1.0b4
All in all its a great thing to have alternatives on the mac. This application does just that : Providing the mac os x userbase a way to encode divx movies in an easy and upright matter, with a nice gui. All in all this project shows how easy it can be on a mac to develop software applications. And its free. Mpeg 4 is a very interesting technology, its a great thing that the mac is making part of it.
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