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July 12, 2006
Universal binary release for MacOS X now available in the Downloads page (release build 041114).  Thanks Werner!  
February 13, 2005
VCDGear GUI updated to build 050213!  This fixes the rar=>cue/bin=>mpg problem where the output files are missing as discovered by darkmo0d: http://www.vcdgear.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=68 .  Thanks for reporting this darkmo0d!

A new conversion option has been added: rar=>bin=>mpg.  This is for those of you who have RAR files containing BIN files but no CUE files.

Also, multiple RARs can now be selected when performing rar=>cue/bin=>mpg or rar=>bin=>mpg

January 31, 2005
A Vietnamese beta language file has been posted in the Downloads section.  Thanks Ha Giang!
December 19, 2004
Latest *BETA* build of VCDGear (GUI) posted in the Downloads section.  Please be advised that since this is a BETA, some things may be broken or do nothing.  Nevertheless, it should be relatively stable and has a number of bug fixes and several enhancements.  E-mail me if you find new bugs please!

Last but not least, Happy holidays everyone and enjoy the holiday vacation!

September 4, 2004
Build for Tru64 UNIX provided by Peter Kolmisoppi.
Build for AmigaOS4 port provided by Costel Mincea.

Thanks guys!

April 20, 2004
MorphOS and MacOSX ports for 040415 build are now available online.
April 16, 2004
Updated VCDGear console to build 040415.  This fixes the broken dat2mpg option.  At the moment only Win32, Linux (x86), and SunOS builds are available.  Other ports will be available soon.
March 22, 2004
Gabriele has provided an Italian translation file.  Thanks!
February 24, 2004
Lorne has provided a standalone binary for the OS/2 platform which does not require the EMX runtime library.
February 20, 2004
Build 040217 now posted in the downloads.  This update fixes some problems found when using the -cfg
parameter.  A segfault error on the SunOS release has also been fixed.
February 15, 2004
Console releases updated to build 040205.  There are minor fixes to the way directories are handled with the CUE/TOC index files.

Thanks to CISC, Mattias, and Lorne for providing 040205 builds for MorphOS, MacOS X, and OS/2.
The binaries can be found in the downloads page.

Added a second Turkish language file.  Thanks Serhan!

January 1, 2004
To all of you, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Another year has rolled by and so I hope that you are all excited about 2004!

It's been a while since I last updated but I've been pretty busy with other items offhand.  Work on VCDGear still continues though :-)  As you can see, I have managed to give the website a bit of a facelift.  Some pages were reorganized and purged so the site should now be a bit cleaner.

Today the VCDGear console version has finally gotten a much needed update!  This new version builds upon the same engine used in the successful v3.50 GUI release.  Most features found in v3.50 can also be found in the console release such as SVCD imaging, multilanguage support (via the existing v3.5x language sets), and of course the vast conversion/extraction options.

VCDGear is now used in SVCD2DVD to extract streams from images. SVCD2DVD is written by badger to automate the conversion of VCD and SVCD movies to DVD.  Check out the SVCD2DVD homepage for more information on this great tool!

Download the VCDGear v1.76 console version.
Jimmy Chang has also provided a Chinese language set.  Thanks Jimmy!  You can download it here.

September 2, 2003
Added Danish language set for v3.50.  Thanks Stefan Overby!
June 27, 2003
Added Hungarian language set for v3.50.  Thanks Jozsef!
June 14, 2003
Added v3.50 language set for Spanish and Swedish.  Thanks Poveda and Hansen!

VCDGear v3.55 is now publically available for download!

Here are some of the many improvements and bug fixes in this new release:

  • progress bar popup for samples only shown on vcdgear tab (fixes crash)
  • more GUI cosmetic glitches fixed in Task creation form
  • fix for Decompress and Delete RAR option failing after first 2 tasks
  • Moved Delete RAR as subcomponent of Decompress
  • Multiple RAR decompress support
  • rar->mpg dynamic folder support.
  • individual samples can be created and saved to task (v2.1 task files )
  • sample editor can be run separately
  • edited sample can be viewed now without clicking on No/Yes
  • separate menu selection for "external" run programs
  • improved fix routine by a notch
  • able to add a sample clip and put images/sample into separate folder anytime
  • and more...!!


April 5, 2003
Added language set for Czech.  Thanks Zandera!
March 11, 2003
phodown has provided a Portuguese language set.  Thanks!  Check it out in the downloads section.
February 25, 2003
NEW: Turkish language pack for GUI v3.50 available.

Turkish pack for GUI v3.06 has been updated in the downloads area.

January 27, 2003
French language set for v3.50 is now online.  Thanks francois!
January 22, 2003
Polish language set for v3.50 is now online.


January 20, 2003
VCDGear v3.50a released -- mainly patches the logic error in the dat->mpg routine.  Other fix includes some beauty glitches.
January 13, 2003
iCe87 has once again provided us with the Korean language pack.. only this time it is for v3.50.  Thanks!
January 5, 2003
Romanian language pack for v3.50 now posted.  Thanks Octavian!
January 3, 2003
torsten has sent a German language pack for version 3.50.  The language pack can be grabbed in the Downloads.  Thanks torsten!
January 2, 2003
Happy New Year and Happy 5th Birthday to VCDGear!  :-)  To start off this new 2003 year, the web site has undergone a little bit of change.  Not only that, VCDGear v3.50 has been released!  Here is a quick run down on what's new:
  • Major rewrite to 1.7 engine and a lot of bugs from previous version should be fixed (hopefully new ones aren't introduced!)

  • SVCD image generation

  • Improved conversion and auto-detection routines

  • Improved fix and padding routines

  • More task / batch processing options

  • New options to extract MPEGs direct from BIN without CUE files

  • Fixed some bugs in VCD imaging routines.  Can now generate TOC/BIN files as well

  • More batch processing option (automatic SFV creation, etc...) to make distribution even easier

  • SVCD imaging supported

  • Image spanning for large MPEGs implemented

  • Sample clips of your video can be generated along with your images

Language files for v3.50 will need to be written.  Please download the new English language pack.  The new English pack includes a text file containing the changes needed to update an  existing v3.05 language file.

So Happy 2003 everyone and enjoy the latest release! :-)