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DVD-lab

NEW VERSION 1.3.1

NO LONGER DEVELOPED
DVD-lab is the answer to the many DVD authoring packages out there which all try to restrict user or put him in a box of pre-canned DVD templates.

Trialware ($100)
OS:Windows
Version:1.3.1
Released:Jan 4, 2005
File size:17.9MB
Version history available
7.6/10
59 votes




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1.3.1 (January 4, 2005)



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Download DVD-lab 1.3.1  [Direct link 17.9MB]  [Win]



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WinWindows




Version history / Release notes / Changelog

Version 1.3.2
http://www.mediachance.com/files/DVDlab132update.exe
New Features and fixes
- The File Browser is completely redone (the MS stuff is out), now with file info, color coding, favorities and ability to preview files.
- Menu Object can have various new effects - Bevel, Glass, Mirror, Magnifier...
- The Render Motion Menu some work, smoother fine scrub, Pre-Buffering (starts decoding a movie bit earlier and then extact frames when the decoder ir "warmed up". This should fix the first GOP jump issue)
- Plug-ins folder in assets, has space for Plug-ins (Components, Scripts)
- Run lab-TALK scripts in either interpreting mode or pre-compiled form (in C++ for example)
- Run Smart Components - a component with embedded script
- DCT Transcoder to reduce size of asset files. This operates similarly to DVD Shrink or DVD2One, (but on the input mpeg files rather than on whole DVD) where the transcoder simply reuse mpeg motion vectors and therefore recompress the mpeg file size in just few minutes. This is just a means for a quick reducing less important files. Make sure you know the tradeof.
- Audio Delay Info. If you select Program Stream in assets and click Audio Delay button you will get the info of the PS A/V delay. If you select audio file then it is as before - correct Audio Delay.
- MPEG-1 ES files can now be previewed and compiled
- Direct access from DVD-lab assets to TMPGEnc AC3 plugin (WAV and MPA transcoding)
- New and improved demultiplexer, now it will demux in 2 pass (video then audio) which prevents from fragmentation of the disc. It is also faster and more stable than previous one.
- Component system in Connection windows - you can group objects and use them as black box, you can also export/import such components
- Adobe Photoshop 6,7 export/import fixes
- Load Sub Picture now converts the subpicture to 4 Colors
- You can directly drag images and *.mnu files from explorer to menu
- Output folder is now saved with the project.
- Testing mpa audio frequency in PS mpg without demuxing throw error if not 48kHz.
- You can also drag link from Project to Connections Menus and it will behave as if you use Draw Button Links. Bit awkward but the option is there.
- Some changes in mpa testing, the large allocated buffer seems to caused some problems
- Rebuild All Transitions on one click
- Add Transition Tool in connection (Draw arrow from menu to menu)
- Test compile now replaces also slideshow. The dummy image is now dynamically generated with information about the movie.
- Choose type of Default (Empty) project or create your own default project.
Version 1.4 (BETA 2) download dvdlab14b2.exe (4MB). There are no backgrounds, buttons or any templates so you need to have 1.3 full installed before adding this update.
Known issues with this beta:

The Alternative multiplexer engine (Relaxed) has been temporarly unplugged, make sure you don't select this option.
The demuxer doesn't demux pcm streams properly.
New Features and fixes
- New multiplexer that should fix the WAV problems together with few other muxer related issues
- The File Browser is completely redone (the MS stuff is out), now with file info, color coding, favorities and ability to preview files.
- Menu Object can have various new effects - Bevel, Glass, Mirror, Magnifier...
- The Render Motion Menu some work, smoother fine scrub, Pre-Buffering (starts decoding a movie bit earlier and then extact frames when the decoder ir "warmed up". This should fix the first GOP jump issue)
- Plug-ins folder in assets, has space for Plug-ins (Components, Scripts)
- Run lab-TALK scripts in either interpreting mode or pre-compiled form (in C++ for example)
- Run Smart Components - a component with embedded script
- Fix for LPCM multiplexing issues with Panasonic and few others.
- DCT Transcoder to reduce size of asset files. This operates similarly to DVD Shrink or DVD2One, (but on the input mpeg files rather than on whole DVD) where the transcoder simply reuse mpeg motion vectors and therefore recompress the mpeg file size in just few minutes. This is just a means for a quick reducing less important files. Make sure you know the tradeof.
- Audio Delay Info. If you select Program Stream in assets and click Audio Delay button you will get the info of the PS A/V delay. If you select audio file then it is as before - correct Audio Delay.
- MPEG-1 ES files can now be previewed and compiled
- Direct access from DVD-lab assets to TMPGEnc AC3 plugin (WAV and MPA transcoding)
- New and improved demultiplexer, now it will demux in 2 pass (video then audio) which prevents from fragmentation of the disc. It is also faster and more stable than previous one.
- Component system in Connection windows - you can group objects and use them as black box, you can also export/import such components
- Adobe Photoshop 6,7 export/import fixes
- Load Sub Picture now converts the subpicture to 4 Colors
- You can directly drag images and *.mnu files from explorer to menu
- Output folder is now saved with the project.
- Testing mpa audio frequency in PS mpg without demuxing throw error if not 48kHz.
- You can also drag link from Project to Connections Menus and it will behave as if you use Draw Button Links. Bit awkward but the option is there.
- Some changes in mpa testing, the large allocated buffer seems to caused some problems
- Rebuild All Transitions on one click
- Add Transition Tool in connection (Draw arrow from menu to menu)
- Test compile now replaces also slideshow. The dummy image is now dynamically generated with information about the movie.
- Fix for the case when two or more menus with 16:9 motion background would crash compiler.
- Choose type of Default (Empty) project or create your own default project.
- Some changes in Record module - now you can manually select the type of DVD which works more reliably than auto-sensing.

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Guide to a Multiple Audio Menu with DVD Lab and IfoEdit

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How to make DVD motion menus

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How to program a PLAY ALL button for DVD Lab

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Multiple (S)VCD to dvdr with DVDLab

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SVCD to DVD±R with DVD-Lab (directly from CD's)

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The Compleat Beginners Guide to DVDLab

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The Totally ridiculous motion, switched, D-FX menu's in DVDLab Pro guide.

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59 comments, Showing 1 to 5 comments

This is a recap. The first DVDLab I used was downloaded. I don't know what was up but the disc that I purchased was so far more superior to the down load that I can only think neither of them had anything to do with each other. I can't imagine using anthing else.


Sep 6, 2006 by ridgerunrbunny Version: 1.3.2 OS: WinXP Ease: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Ease-of-use is the crux. It's the sort of software which has so many options that it's easy to overlook a vital action - then you think you've hit a bug. Be patient, read the manual, and it'll do just about anything you could possibly want at the home-user level. For such a capable programme, it's not that hard. (And if you want to do more, there are the Studio and Pro versions).


Jan 30, 2006 by Mr Henderson Version: 1.3 OS: Win98 Ease: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value: 9/10 Overall: 9/10



Have been using DVDLab Pro for a few years. Apart from Sonic Scenarist, DVDLab Pro has no peers.

A previous comment by a rabbit-brained respondent observed that DVDLab Pro was a $30 prog wrapped in a $100 suit. That is utter rubbish. The capabalities of DVDLab Pro are streets ahead of 99% of all authoring packages - including those that cost upwards of three times as much.

Never judge the worth of software by the comments of someone who is unable to grasp the principles of usage or indeed has a preference for authoring software that makes all the decisions every step of the way.

As for being difficult to use, I worked out how to produce a basic dvd (including chapters and chapter and menu pages), without reading the manual, within an hour of firing up the prog back in the days of the 'standard' version.

As a sideline, the first version of DVDLab Pro was the result of more than year of extensive beta testing by actual dvd authors - and is continually updated, revised and added-to.

Multiple VTS, multiple audio tracks, motion menu's, slideshows, audio-only dvd's, drag and drop menu b/g and chapter frames, automatic chapter selection, dual-layer support, the list goes on and on ...and on.

Any gripes about this programme are minor. It is stable and reliable.

Forget the rubbish from Ulead and Adobe. If you can't afford Scenarist then DVDLab Pro is the next best thing.



Jan 14, 2006 by Duff Lightbeer Version: 1.6 OS: WinXP Ease: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



love the programe. as previouse comment states it is hard to use (AT FIRST) i almost gave up but all you need to do is have a GOOD read of the manual/help as i did and most things become very clear. yes there are some minor bugs but for the functionality the program gives you compared to many others compensates for that 1000 times. i have been looking for a good authoring app to make switching menus (when u highlight a button on the menu the menu background or such changes) and have not found one until now along with the power to still link menus HOW YOU WANT THEM LINKED. this is a very good and very powerful programe. also in regards to the previouse post if you want to preview it why not just do a compile and in the compile options there is a test thing where it will compile the menus but not all that video and only takes a minute or two and you can see exactly how it will work using a software dvd player.


Jan 14, 2006 by stackner Version: pro 1.60 OS: WinXP Ease: 7/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value: 9/10 Overall: 9/10



This is not as easy a program as it appears. If one does not watch what one is saving and where you can easily "loose" something valuable or corrupt a file. I certainly would not recommend working on more than one project at a time to start out with. The program is a $30 program in a hundred dollar suit and needs finessing to get the many bugs out. Not being able to view the finished menu in the program is a minus. I can't see buying an upgraded version when the low program on the totum pole leaves a lot of problems to be worked out. Now however, having used it for a trial period, and having locked everything into how I want the menu to appear I feel the necessity to purchase the it just because I don't want all that work and understanding to go to waste.

Bunny



Jan 14, 2006 by ridgerunrbunny Version: 1.3.2 OS: WinXP Ease: 3/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value: 1/10 Overall: 5/10


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