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0.7.2: 2016 December 31
Various code-quality and build improvements
Support “jump pgc n” and other interaction code-generation improvements
Improve reliability of dvdunauthor
Don’t force infinite pause on last cell of a PGC
Allow specification of provider field in VMG IFO file
Add video_format(7) man page
Add padding to ensure .BUP and .IFO files end up in different ECC blocks
Enabled hinting of rendered subtitle text
Require cell start and end times (if specified) to be nonempty

0.7.1: 2012 August 20
No longer silently fail to build dvdunauthor if libdvdread is not present;
must be explicitly disabled with --disable-dvdunauthor, otherwise configure reports an error
Allow format specification at top level of dvdauthor control file
mpeg2desc now reports more details about video frames
More explanatory XML-parsing errors

0.7.0: 2010 October 23
Reworked subtitle file reading so it can now deal with encodings like UTF-16
Default encoding for subtitle files is no longer ISO-8859-1, but taken from
user's locale
Add fontconfig support following a patch by Nicolas George
Remove dvdauthor config files and make command line -o option take precedence over
XML dest attribute.
Video format no longer has hard-coded default to NTSC, unless you invoke configure
with --enable-default-video-format=NTSC. You can also configure with
--enable-default-video-format=PAL to default to PAL.
Implement configuration of default video format as per the proposal at
File names are no longer converted to locale encoding, unless you invoke configure
with --enable-localize-filenames.
You can now specify fill and outline colours and outline thickness for text subtitles.
Colours can be specified in additional ways, including by name and in HSV space.
You can now also specify a shadow offset and colour for text subtitles
Allow non-title PGCs in a titleset
The VM language now allows C-style comments, as well as CDATA sections
Add --nomux and --nodvdauthor-data options to spumux (thanks to TED for sponsoring this)

0.6.18: 2010 March 18
implement link-subset jumps
implement audio and subpicture content attributes
use dynamically-sized buffer for building IFO files
version jump to forestall fork confusion

0.6.15-ldo: 2010 March 4
consistently check for errors on all file opens and when creating output directories
fix remapping of colours for more than 8 subpicture streams
recover from SCR moving backwards as per suggestion from Philippe Sarazin
add patch from Wolfgang Wershofen to print out chapter timecodes
validate all XML integer arguments and attribute values
fix spurious error parsing video caption option
incorporate Fedora patch from Ville Skyttä to allow building with GraphicsMagick
instead of ImageMagick
incorporate FriBidi patches from Ville Skyttä
auto-action buttons have spatial extents too
fill in more details in man pages
include an adaptation of Martin Crossley's ivtv patch

0.6.14: February 24, 2007
popen mode must be 'r' or 'w', not 'rb' or 'wb'
make spuunmux escape filenames in xml file
properly skip padding bytes in pack header in spuunmux
only allow spuunmux to process mpeg-2 files
fix bug in setting the resolution field of VTS/VMGM

0.6.13: January 13, 2007
fix handling of audio packets that have no PTS
patch from Romain Chantereau to fix libmagick6 not including stdarg (Closes: Debian Bug#317463)
fix int/unsigned problem: dvdauthor dumps core on some mpegs (Closes: Debian Bug#345105)
substantially reduce runtime memory requirements
fix numerous memory leaks
support '-', '&FD', and pipes more consistently and for more places
if possible, make color #0 (of the 4 color subtitle palette) be transparent (Closes: Debian Bug#387828)
fix byte overflow on PGC Command Table Size (Lucas Pierce)
minor errorchecking for vobs with no filenames
fix segfault relating to jumppad
fix omission of jumppad table if a menu pgc was defined with ptt or title entry
incorporate Debian manpages for dvdunauthor, dvddirdel, mpeg2desc, and spuunmux
loosely support 24, 30, and 60fps
buttons need even 'Y' coordinates

0.6.12: January 7, 2007
print offending vob names on audio discontinuity
change assert to verbose warning for more than 128 commands per pgc
fix spumux "read 0, expected 4" false warning
fix border condition with TMAPT table
add -n flag to skip writing output
add remap support for subtitle command #7 (CHG_COLCON)
fix sector number overflow in IFO files
don't escape command sent to shell
fix underflow wraparound in computing dts for subtitles
fill in reference pointers for all 3 frames even if less than 3 exist
allow last vobu of cell to have a forward pointer to self
fix TMAPT bug (ptsbase=0; matches Bullitt)
support random(FOO) in vm
allow the use of all 16 GPRMS via 'allgprm="yes"' option
embed commands within the VOB if only one instruction
set entries within the actual PGC instead of creating extra PGCs whenever possible
vm_optimize combines set GPRM/SPRM and link command (Michael Kreuzer)
warn if the button value is not a multiple of 1024
fix CreateCallAdr: first 2 bytes of C_ADT contains number of vobs (Michael Kreuzer)
fix TocGen: set frame rate (Michael Kreuzer)
fix spuunmux button output to work with spumux (Michael Kreuzer)
make counters work; allow hex, kilo, and lang numeric codes (Michael Kreuzer)
remove all vestiges of button handling from post if not necessary (Michael Kreuzer)
new vm commands added: break, goto (Michael Kreuzer)
dvdunauthor uncompiles pre, post, fpc, cell, and button commands
add 'crop' keyword for widescreen (crops 4:3 image for 16:9 tvs)
if audio extends beyond video, then set sector pts accordingly
support separate subpicture streams for normal, widescreen, letterbox, and panscan
allow text subtitles to be forced on

0.6.11: February 10, 2005
fix compile error on newer gcc compilers
ensure a row of a subtitle takes less than 1440 bits
fix warnings
fix 64-bit support (iconv)
fix video and sector pts values to be more consistant
fix ImageMagick 6.x.x alpha detection
improved dvdunauthor by Ralf Engels
full sized pts/scr support (for 13+ hours DVD's)
support really long subtitles
fix jumps from FPC to VMGM menus (was using LinkPGCN, now uses JumpSS -- fixes crash in Ogle and Pioneer 343
fix ability to have multiple entries for a PGC
fix bug when decoding some subtitles
switch to automake
have mpeg2desc parse mpeg1 headers (thanks to Nico Sabbi)
fix handling of NTSC 3:2 pulldown (end PTS was != start PTS of next VOBU)

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