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I wonder what it fixes.


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Just updated and tested the new build. PDVD now handles more dvds with mastering-errors correct; like TheCell RC1, Moonraker RC2, Diamonds are forever RC2 ...


Audio-Quality perfect, but the volume seems to be lower than the older version.


Video-Quality on par now with WinDVD on Geforce2Ultra with SONY 24" Monitor (don't know with projector equipment), but still no Hardware-MC with Windows 2000. Tearing seems to be reduced. Great.


After the first start there was a strange error: PDVD needet 1 minute for chapterskipping (CPU-Usage jumped up to 100 % for this minute, and dropped down to 20 % after). But this error was gone after the second start.


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This patch seems to have some of the same enhancement and even more than the VR-X version has. Plus, it doesn't have the glitches I had on VR-X.


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[This message has been edited by mkanet (edited 05-12-2001).]
 

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bbq,


Do we install this patch over VRX if we have it? Or do we need to uninstall the VRX patch before we install this new patch?


Thanks always for your updates! You're really good!


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I have tried it about 8 times now, all I ever get is a "cannot find server or DNS error" message. I am on @home.

Pinging the address 211.47.66.15 gets me a "TTL expired in transit" error, a traceroute shows a routing loop out in the qwest network, so it is currently impossible to get to the site.


Vern Dias




[This message has been edited by Vern Dias (edited 05-12-2001).]
 

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Originally posted by erliii:
the link works fine... it's just VERY slow and stalls from time to time. just have a bit of patience...
You're not kidding--660 bytes/Sec transfer rate via my ADSL connection. Estimated download time of over an hour for 3.23MB. ARRRRRRRRG.


Vern,


@home my be having some routing issues. I connected to the site just fine--it's just slow as mole asses http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif


Pinging www.gocyberlink.co.kr [211.47.66.15] with 32 bytes of data:


Reply from 211.47.66.15: bytes=32 time=2403ms TTL=109

Reply from 211.47.66.15: bytes=32 time=2458ms TTL=109

Reply from 211.47.66.15: bytes=32 time=2307ms TTL=109

Reply from 211.47.66.15: bytes=32 time=2403ms TTL=109


Ping statistics for 211.47.66.15:

Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

Minimum = 2307ms, Maximum = 2458ms, Average = 2392ms


Regards -- Steve


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Using an insanely powerful link, I'm getting only ~1.0k/s.


This link got Win2k sp2 in under 20 mins yesterday!


Horrible performance.


It's be done in 40 mins...


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Yeah, it's an @Home routing issue, or there is a primary link down. VPN'd to my work network and I am connected, but getting 595 bytes/sec.


At least I am getting there. Thx,


Vern


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Definitely looking good, powerdvd update and beta Radeon drivers seem top have fixed all my problems AND i get DT5.1 decode to 6 channels in the player so I can use a decent sound card.. thread here


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I got it!


Anyone want it?


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Took a life time to download. I gave it a spin, but I already knew that I was going to revert back to my SONY 7700 / DVDO iSCAN set up. I had a problem with the DTS on THE RED VIOLIN, and Austin Powers 2 gave up half way through. I never had this problem with WINDVD (my default HTPC player). POWERDVD was always a fussy player for me.


Still, comparing the sound (on a Lexicon MC1) between POWERDVD, WINDVD and the sony, I have come to the very solid conclusion that the Sony is far better. As I am only looking at 640x480 on the Seleco, I have decided to retire the HTPC to PAL DVD playback on WINDVD, and gaming.




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Readme:


********************************************

PowerDVD 3.0


(c) Copyright CyberLink Corp.1997-2000

********************************************


Thank you for using CyberLink PowerDVD!


This README file contains the latest information about PowerDVD. For complete

PowerDVD instructions and usage, please refer to the online help or user's guide.


- What's New in PowerDVD 3.0

- Additional Features of PowerDVD 3.0

- Hardware Compatibility

- General Playback Performance and Quality Issues

- Microsoft(tm) DirectShow Support

- Limitations under Windows NT 4.0



==========================

WHAT'S NEW IN PowerDVD 3.0

==========================


For more details and further explanations of each function, refer to the online

help or user's guide.


* New Dolby Digital decoder with enhanced quality and improved decoding precision.

Certified by Dolby Laboratory for 2/4/6 channel decoding (*)


* Added Dolby Pro-Logic decoder for 4/6 channel sound card users (*)


* Dolby Headphone support (*)


* Enhanced MPEG video decoder for better clarity and exceptional viewing

quality for VCD and DVD


* Proprietary "Dual Subtitles" technology


* New i-Power Pages for the latest DVD news and resources


* Closed Caption decoder


* Microsoft WHQL (Windows Hardware Quality Lab) certified with Windows Millennium,

Windows 2000 and Windows 98


* AB repeat function


* Digital Zoom function


* "Toolbar" control for easier playback controls


* Slow-motion reverse playback


* Step backward frame function (key frame only)


* Playlist enhancements

- Added "Delete All" command

- Supports playing "M3U" files (MP3 playlist)

- Added "List All Files" command


* Five built-in skins : Oscar, Neo, Fly, Eyeball and Submarine


* DMA enabling tool for all kinds of system chipsets from Intel, VIA, SiS, ALi and

AMD. Supports Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE and Windows 95

OSR2


* Supports Microsoft HID (Human Interactive Devices) interface for HID compliant

multimedia keyboards, like those from Logitech, Microsoft, or other input devices


* Supports Microsoft standard "WaveFormatExtensible" interface for 4/6 channel sound

cards which enables decoded Dolby Digital or Dolby Surround audio output (*)


* Improved DVD navigation and title compatibility


* Revised audio/video synchronization mechanism


* Supports Creative SBLive! family for 4 channel output under W2K (*)


Note(*): Full multi-channel features, Dolby Pro-Logic decoder and Dolby Headphone

are supported in the retail version but are optional in OEM versions.



=================================

ADDITIONAL FEATURES OF PowerDVD 3.0

=================================


* OSD (On Screen Display) support. Can change font type, font size, font color,

display duration, display location and background OSD color.


* System diagnostic tools


* Information page regarding the player status, display mode, video/audio/subpicture

attributes and complete hardware information.


* Visual bookmark viewer and flexible bookmark management. No need to manually record

scene descriptions for each bookmark.


* Visual chapter viewer


* Multi-user parental control and user management


* Flexible screen capture to any folder, Windows desktop, or Windows Clipboard


* Option of displaying widescreen movies in Letterbox or Pan&Scan mode. Under

Pan&Scan mode, user can hold down the mouse button and drag to pan the video.


* Plays a wide range of media files as well as audio CD and Video CD


Audio CD Tracks (*.CDA)

DVD-Video object files (*.VOB)

DVD-Video recording object files (*.VRO)

Dolby AC3 audio files (*.AC3)

MIDI Audio files (*.MID; *.RMI)

MPEG-1/2 files (*.MPG; *.MPEG)

MPEG-1 Audio Layer-2 files (*.MP2)

MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3 files (*.MP3)

Playlist files for MPEG-1 Audio Layer-3 (*.M3U)

MPEG-1 Video files (*.M1V)

MPEG-2 Video files (*.M2V)

Microsoft Waveform audio files (*.WAV)

QuickTime Movie files (*.MOV; *.QT)

Windows Media files (*.ASF; *.WM; *.WMA; *.WMV)

Video for Windows files (*.AVI)

Video CD files (*.DAT)



======================

HARDWARE COMPATIBILITY

======================


* Complete 4/6 channel sound device support, including those made by Analog

Devices, ALi, Aureal, Creative, Cirrus/Crystal, CMedia, ESS, Fortemedia,

Hercules Game Theater XP, ICEnsemble, Philips/VLSI, Realtek/Avance Logic, SiS,

TI, Yamaha and any other sound device that supports Microsoft WaveFormatExtensible interface


Multi-channel output can only be activated under Windows 98 and Windows ME for

most sound devices due to Windows 2000 driver limitations. Under Windows 2000,

the Creative SBLive! family and Hercules Game Theater XP are supported (with

latest version of Live!Ware for Windows 2000 installed).


It is recommended that you install the driver from the original card/device maker

but not to use any Windows built-in drivers for this function for it to work

properly.



* Complete S/PDIF sound device support, including, but not limited, to those made by

Aureal, Creative, CMedia, Cirrus/Crystal, ESS, Fortemedia, Hercules Game Theater XP,

Realtek/Avance Logic, Yamaha. Both DTS and Dolby Digital pass-through are supported.


S/PDIF pass-through is supported under Windows 98 and Windows ME. Under Windows 2000,

the Hercules Game Theater XP is supported.


It is recommended that you install the driver from the original board/device maker

for this function to work properly.



* Supports Hardware Motion Compensation and Subpicture Alpha blending units provided

by display chips or integrated chipsets from ATI, Intel, Neomagic, nVIDIA, S3,

SiS, Trident and VIA.


Display cards from 3dfx, 3DLabs, Matrox, Silicon Motion and any other vendor

that provide DirectDraw overlay capability are also supported.


For most display chips and integrated chipsets, Hardware Motion Compensation and

Subpicture Alpha blending is only available for most display cards under Windows 98

and Windows ME due to Windows 2000 driver limitations. Under Windows 2000, only

SiS630 (integrated chipset) and SiS300 (display chip) are supported.


It is recommended that you install the driver from original card/chip maker instead

of using any Windows built-in driver in order for this function to work flawlessly.



* PowerDVD 3.0 is fully optimized for multimedia instruction sets such as

AMD 3D Now!, Enhanced 3D Now!, Intel MMX and Streaming SIMD Extensions(SSE).



* Compatible with any DVD-ROM or DVD-RAM drive with ATAPI, SCSI, 1394 or CardBus

interface, as long as the drive conforms to the SFF8090 command set and SBP-2

(if applicable)



* Compatible with all Slot1, Socket370, SlotA, SocketA and Super7 chipsets from

Intel, VIA, SiS, ALi and AMD



===============================================

GENERAL PLAYBACK PERFORMANCE AND QUALITY ISSUES

===============================================


* Enabling the DMA mode of DVD-ROM drive to enhance playback performance


It is HIGHLY recommended to enable the DMA function of your DVD-ROM in order to

reduce the CPU loading which accesses the DVD discs. Windows 2000, Windows ME,

Windows 98, Windows 98SE and Windows 95 OSR2 all contain built-in DMA support.


The CyberLink system diagnostic utility will be automatically launched after

PowerDVD is installed to help you activate the DMA option.



* Display issues


PowerDVD supports Microsoft(tm) DirectDraw, DirectSound and DirectSound3D. It

is recommended to run PowerDVD with the latest Microsoft(tm) DirectX Runtime

installed.


PowerDVD requires the existence of the DirectDraw overlay surface for optimal

playback performance and video quality. Almost all display cards nowadays

support this feature.


If the DirectDraw overlay surface cannot be created, PowerDVD will prompt you with

this message: "Current display mode is not supported" and show an error code with

the value F6F00018. It is either because the color depth, desktop resolution or

screen refresh rate is too high and leaves insufficient bandwidth to sustain the

creation of an overlay surface, or the display card requires the installation of

the latest DirectX Runtime. You can try lowering the desktop resolution, color

depth and refresh rate and then try again.


It is suggested not to run PowerDVD under a 640x480 desktop resolution, since DVD

titles' video resolution is higher than 640x480.



=================================

MICROSOFT (tm) DIRECTSHOW SUPPORT

=================================


* PowerDVD is Microsoft (tm) DirectShow complaint. Interactive DVD titles or games

can utilize PowerDVD DirectShow filters to decode high-resolution MPEG-2

video clips or high quality Dolby Digital audio files within such titles or games.


The newest DirectX Media Runtime must be installed for the filters to work

properly.



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LIMITATIONS UNDER Windows NT 4.0

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* Service Pack 3 or above must be installed for PowerDVD to work properly under

Windows NT 4.0. For PowerDVD versions with Dolby Headphone support, Service Pack 5

or above must be installed.


* Toolbar control is not available under Windows NT 4.0.


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Standard-Readme. Unchanged since the last four or five builds. Don't think, that Cyberlink reflect each little improvement or bugfix in their readmes.
 

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Ok, my heart is with you, so i upped the patch-installer to a alternatie site. Its located in germany, but should give you a much higher download-rate - even if you are located in US.


The Link:
www.madservice.de/pub/Pdvd3_0324patch.zip


Case-sensitive link (Unix).

Have fun and post your results.



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