February 13th, 2007 by Keith

MediaFork 0.8.0 Public Beta 1 Released

Posted in Audio, Beta, Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Utilities, Video, Windows

MediaFork

MediaFork is a GPL’d, multiplatform, multithreaded DVD to MPEG-4 ripper/converter, available for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows. It is based on the source code to HandBrake, written by Eric Petit and Laurent Aimar.

The latest release is MediaFork 0.8.0 Public Beta 1. Some of the new changes in this release includes:

New Features

  • * Updated libraries (meaning better quality, hopefully fewer bugs, and increased speeds)
  • * iPod 5.5G support
  • * Revamped graphical interface (Mac OS X)
  • * Anamorphic encoding with pixel aspect ratio
  • * Brighter color reproduction in QuickTime
  • * Lists disks by DVD name instead of by drive name (Mac OS X)
  • * Titles output movies based on the DVD name (Mac OS X)
  • * 32Khz audio output
  • * Constant rate factor encoding with x264
  • * New preference item to turn deinterlacing on by default (Mac OS X)
  • * New preference item to select the default audio language (Mac OS X)

Some of the highlights include full 640*480 iPod video, anamorphic encoding, and newer, faster copies of x264 and ffmpeg.

Supported sources:

  • * Any DVD-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD (even encrypted)
  • * PAL or NTSC
  • * AC-3, LPCM or MPEG audio tracks

Outputs:

  • * File format: MP4, AVI or OGM
  • * Video: MPEG-4 or H.264 (1 or 2 passes or constant quantizer encoding)
  • * Audio: AAC, MP3, Vorbis or AC-3 pass-through (supports encoding of several audio tracks)

Misc features:

  • * Chapter selection
  • * Basic subtitle support (burned into the picture)
  • * Integrated bitrate calculator
  • * Picture deinterlacing, cropping and scaling
  • * Grayscale encoding

Download Link
MediaFork 0.8.0 Public Beta 1 (Mac OS X)
MediaFork 0.8.0 Public Beta 1 (Linux)
MediaFork 0.8.0 Public Beta 1 (Windows)
MediaFork 0.8.0 Public Beta 1 (Source)

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