Voukoder 2.3

  • Released 2.3beta2


    The Voukoder project has significantly changed. It is not one monolithic component anymore, it has been split into two components:

    1. The Voukoder Core component will be registered as a system wide COM server and will provide its encoding services and user interface to as many programs as possible. You can even integrate it to your own program.
    2. The connector. A connector is the component that binds to the host application and sends the frame data to the voukoder core component.

    This step was necessary for many reasons and was actually unavoidable:

    • Clear separation between proprietary and open source code
    • One voukoder component serves many connectors
    • Possible future features (i.e. self updating)
    • ...

    In fact the connectors will most likely not change that often. You just need to install the latest voukoder core component in case of an update, just as before.


    I'd like to create a special installer program that makes it simpler and detects installed or not installed versions, downloads whats required. If you can help me with this please contact me at vouk@mailbox.org.


    Changes:

    • Split up voukoder into two parts (see above)
    • Changed logging again: Logs will be stored in files again and will be deleted after 7 days. They are stored here: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Voukoder\Logs

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  • Released 2.3beta3


    Fixes:

    • (vorbis) The codec options do not get saved and loaded correctly
    • Audio and video format changes do not get set correctly when changed (i.e. issues with FLAC)
    • "Yes" and "No" dropdown values are not translated

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  • Released 2.3beta4


    Changes:

    • Optimized COM interface based on MIDL (not backwards compatible)
    • Added "Equalizer" video filter
    • Added FFmpeg logging to STDOUT

    Attention:

    This is not compatible with the previous 2.3beta3 Voukoder and connectors. Please uninstall these packages first and then install the 2.3beta4 version.


    It might also be required to delete all presets / templates from a previous version for it to work properly.

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  • Released 2.3beta5


    Attention:

    This is not compatible with the previous 2.3beta4 Voukoder and connectors. Please uninstall these packages first and then install the 2.3beta5 version.


    Fixes:

    • Fixed and improved handling with color ranges and color spaces
    • Fixed lots of small issues

    Changes:

    • (h264_nvenc/hevc_nvenc) Added qmin and qmax encoder options


    It might also be required to delete all presets / templates from a previous version for it to work properly.

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  • The was an issue with the installers that they did not necessarily overwrite existing and older files. These installers have been updated now. You might download the new version if you experienced issues.

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  • Released 2.3beta6


    IMPORTANT: Please uninstall any old version of voukoder and its connectors first!


    Fixes:

    • Faststart setting did not get saved
    • When using the color space filter the video track was missing
    • Sometimes options from a previous configuration were not erased

    Changes:

    • Added 10bit export for hevc_qsv
    • Added vp9_qsv in 8bit and 10bit for Ice Lake processors
    • Removed lower bitrate limitation

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  • Released 2.3beta7


    Fixes:

    • Fixed handling unicode filenames
    • Fixed x265 color range and color space issues

    Changes:

    • Dumping export config to log before starting the encoding process

    For using NVENC encoders driver version 436.15 or newer is required.

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  • Released 2.3rc1


    Fixes:

    • Built with z.lib 2.9.2 that does not break with the latest FFmpeg

    For using NVENC encoders driver version 436.15 or newer is required.

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  • Vouk

    Changed the title of the thread from “Voukoder 2.3 (BETA)” to “Voukoder 2.3”.
  • Release Notes

    IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ

    Voukoder has been split up into two components starting with this release:

    • The Voukoder Core component (this part)
    • An application specific Connector module (i.e. for Premiere/MediaEncoder, After Effects or VEGAS)

    Instructions

    1. Uninstall all previously installed Voukoder related components from the control panel (esp. when upgrading)
    2. Install Voukoder 2.3
    3. Install an appropiate connector module

    We are working on it to make this easier in the next versions. The separation was necessary for legal reasons but also offers new future possibilities.

    Changes

    • Introduced VEGAS Pro support
    • Moved log and update information to the systray
    • Logging path changed to %LOCALAPPDATA%\Voukoder\Logs
    • Added video filters: Equalizer, SetParams and Colorspace
    • Added FFmpeg logging to STDOUT (for troubleshooting)
    • Added qmin and qmax encoder options for NVENC encoders
    • Added 10bit export for hevc_qsv
    • Removed lower bitrate limitation

    Fixes

    • Fixed audio isses when using 2-pass encoding
    • Colors with ZScale filters were messed up (when using packed pixel formats)
    • Advanced settings did not get loaded from stored x264/x265 settings
    • The codec options did not get saved and loaded correctly
    • Audio and video format changes did not get set correctly when changed (i.e. issues with FLAC)
    • Fixed and improved working with various color ranges and color spaces
    • Fixed handling unicode filenames

    Notes

    For using NVENC encoders driver version 436.15 or newer is required.

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