Savon's BitCalc helps you in the right choice of the bitrate
when encoding a movie. You can type in movie duration or
retrieve it from DVDs. In this case you must load an IFO
file from the DVD (typically VTS_X_0.IFO), TSBitcalc will
detect all available video tracks and will show them in
the listbox. Selecting tracks in the listbox will automatically
update the appropriate fields in the calculator section.
Note that multiple track selection is also allowed and the
sum of the track lengths is used; that's useful when encoding
specials, together with the movie, in the same CD.
an ifo file is loaded, TSBitcalc also provides several informations
about chapters, video format, audio tracks subtitles and the
bitrate of the original DVD.
displaying chapter informations, an optimal split over multiple
medias is computed, and a bitrate for each media is calculated;
this feature lets you fill up the space on each media while
keeping splits at chapter points. The chapters output format
may be changed to fit your needs, for example a ChapterExtractor-similar
output is available so that you can copy and paste chapter
infos in VCDEasy.
After calculating all parameters, you can export your job
to .tpr (S)VCD project file which is natively
imported by TMPGEnc.
HISTORY & DOWNLOAD
New tool: Bitrate explorer shows the bitrate of the source DVD.
Please note that not all ifo files provide info about the original
bitrate (eg. Shaolin Soccer NTSC), in this case TSBicalc displays
"0" as the average bitrate for the DVD. More tooltips
related to DVD transcoding added.
Stable Version of 0.4b2.
Support for second audio, more tooltips, support for "open
with...": TSBitcalc can now be started by double-clicking an
Many enhancements to GUI (drag&drop of ifo files, tooltips etc.),
Create VCD Wizard, increased accuracy, (S)VCD mode, automatic Chapter
Split, Video, audio & subtitles informations.
Displays more informations about dvd tracks: number and languages
of audio tracks and subtitles (useful for non-flask rippers).
Improved ifo parsing.
Full support for .ifo files.
Added control over fields, wrong values are now marked in red.
Never released, only for internal use.
Create SVCD Wizard is actually alpha state and not available in
the current release.
DataBase functions are also planned in future releases.
VOB parsing to read informations about audio bitrate from the original