VSO Software announced a new version of the DivXtoDVD, software, dubbed ConvertXtoDVD. The software
allows you to convert video files that were originally only playable on your PC so that they are now playable on any DVD Player.
ConvertXtoDVD supports AVI files, XVid, MPEG 1/2/4, VOB, MOV, and now WMV 3, HD formats and more.
One of the most interesting features introduced is the option to create DVD Menu automatically from the conversion file list. You can make a personalized menu as well as define how you would like your DVD to be read (AutoStart the movie, loop the videos ). Therefore, ConvertXtoDVD allows for example to put TV episodes or personal camcorder movies onto DVDs with high quality.
At a glimpse, the interface of ConvertXtoDVD is clear with direct access to essentials functions. The bigest change made to this version is the new conversion engine, which has been recompiled to handle more cases due to the diversity of the source channels. The engine is now faster and you can set a balance between conversion speed and quality.
This new version also implements a PULL-DOWN option, a tool that converts videos from PAL to NTSC or NTSC to PAL.
The software also contains the VSO Burning engine, allowing recording on DVD+R/-R , double-layer and RW media.
ConvertXtoDVD can be purchased online for a cost of 35 euros / USD, but the existing users of DivXtoDVD can upgrade to this version free of charge. The program will be available at the beginning of February. A free trial can be downloaded at http://www.vso-software.fr
Supported video formats: DivX, Xvid, MPEG4, MOV, AVI, WMV, WMV HD, DV, and more...
Supported sources : existing files, digital camera, TV / Sat , capture card.
Supported audio formats: AC3, DTS, PCM, OGG, MP3, and more...
Can merge up to 6 hours of material from several movies or episodes.
Handles subtitles files (.SRT .SUB/IDX ) with color and font selection
Video format choice: NTSC, PAL, or automatic and PULL-DOWN
Picture output: Widescreen, Fullscreen, or automatic
Create Automatic chapters or edit your owns
Fast preview mode to check if the source is loaded correctly
Save the DVD structure on hard drive or burn it to a blank DVD
Reliable burn engine integrated (supports all DVD formats)
Customizable interface (themes, dockable windows)
Variable options and settings for advanced users
Control of the conversion speed vs quality
Fast and quality encoder ( typically less than 1 hour for converting 1 movie )
DVD Menu control ( auto-start, loop etc )
DVD Menu edition ( background, fond, color )