Release History



1.5.1 - 3/24/2006

Fixes:

  • Podner will now open files correctly on Mac OS X 10.3.9
  • Podner will now display a "Protected" message for iTunes Music Store video clips

1.5 - 3/17/2006

New Features:

  • Cropping - Automatic 4:3, Constrained 4:3 and Manual
  • Significantly improved DV performance
  • Preference to enable/disable DV deinterlacing
  • Preference to prompt for output location before each process
  • iMovie HD project support - drag .iMovieProject files directly to Podner

Fixes:

  • Custom Encoding that meets all iPod specifications and specifies H.264 Multipass will now be iPod-compatible when the data rate is set at or below 600Kbps
  • Podner will now release references to all source files at the end of each process, allowing source files to be removed
  • iPod, 320x240, H.264 at Better and Best Quality have been restored to Podner 1.3 performance levels

1.3.1 - 2/6/2006

New Features:

  • Podcast Encoding Presets
  • Enhanced DV Image Quality
  • Enhanced audio processing technique. This allows DivX files that worked with QuickTime 7.0.3 to work correctly with QuickTime 7.0.4. Includes a fallback method that correctly handles EyeTV's MPEG-4 AVI output.
  • Support for iTunes libraries stored in aliased Music folders
  • Support for aliased video files

Fixes:

  • Prevents possible crash that could occur at launch when Podner checks for updates
  • Custom Encoding H.264 output, within spec, is now more likely to be iPod-compatible
  • Revised scaling code to minimize discoloration on the extreme right edge of Podner's output

1.3 - 1/9/2006

New Features:

  • Universal Binary
  • Batch progress indicator in the Dock
  • Up to 10% faster processing than Podner 1.2.1
  • Minor interface appearance enhancements

Fixes:

  • Custom Encoding audio settings should now be respected
  • H.264 and H.264 MultiPass are more likely to output iPod-compatible movie files
  • MPEG audio extraction will now work correctly with file paths that contain double-byte characters
  • Corrects a potential issue where Podner would appear to stall at around 90%
  • Minor Help corrections

1.2.1 - 12/23/2005

Fixes:

  • Aspect ratio for HDV video clip output should now be correct
  • Improved picture quality for HDV video clip output
  • Adjusted output pipeline so that clips of 1 minute or less will be processed as in 1.1.3. Processing time for these video clips should be similar to 1.1.3.
  • Resolved audio distortion in output from video clips that begin with a partial frame
  • Increased iTunes integration AppleScript timeout to prevent AppleScript failure messages when processing longer video clips

1.2 - 12/19/2005

New Features:

  • Significantly improved H.264 processing performance (10% to 50% faster)
  • Significantly improved MPEG-4 quality
  • Reduced MPEG-4 file size
  • Traditional Chinese localization

Fixes:

  • Improved H.264 compatibility with iPod
  • Improved Time Remaining accuracy and consistency

1.1.3 - 12/09/2005

New Features:

  • Revised poster frame method resulting in significant increase in processing speed
  • Now uses the .mp4 file extension for all output except when user selects Original Encoding

Fixes:

  • Encoding in MPEG-4 from sources with a very low frame rate will now produce iPod-compatible video files
  • Total processing time display has been restored to the single file process complete message
  • Minimized movie view flash when batch processing mode begins each movie file

1.1.2 - 11/29/2005

New Features:

  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 compatibility
  • Italian localization
  • Set Poster Frame sound

Fixes:

  • MPEG audio extraction is now more compatible with non-standard MPEG files
  • Time Elapsed indicator now takes MPEG audio extraction into account
  • QuickTime requirements error message now correctly states "7.0.3"

1.1.1 - 11/20/2005

New Features:

  • Support for two-byte character file names and genres, such as Kanji and Greek

Fixes:

  • Corrects potential batch processing duplicate file contents issue
  • Preflight now includes late check for alternate output folder

1.1 - 11/18/2005

New Features:

  • Batch processing
  • Support for non-square pixel aspect ratios, as in DV source material
  • Support for MPEG muxed audio in QuickTime reference movies
  • Automatic and manual software update checking

Fixes:

  • Corrects a potential non-responsive Cancel button situation during the first few seconds of MPEG muxed audio extraction

1.0.1 - 11/04/2005

New Features:

  • Visual feedback during drag and drop to Podner window
  • Drag and drop to the Podner Dock and Finder icons
  • MPEG muxed audio support. Please visit http://www.splasm.com/support/faqpodner.html for details

Fixes:

  • Frame rate is correctly calculated for MPEG movie files
  • Frame rate is correctly capped at 30 frames per second in all situations
  • Podner will no longer accept movie files that have been protected by their creator
  • Aspect ratios below 4:3 will now be correctly preserved

1.0 - 10/24/2005

  • Initial Release
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