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July 20th, 2007
Finally! Version 2.0.0 has hit release and is now available! Download it today!

There is also an Ubuntu Feisty package available! Simply download it and then use this command:
sudo dpkg -i vive_2.0.0-0ubuntu1_i386.deb

This package is compiled for DVD usage. Therefore, I highly suggest that you use the Medibuntu repository in order to meet the dependencies.


July 11th, 2007
2.0.0-beta2 is now out! Download it today and enjoy a streamlined interface, stabler code, and new features like multiple files and folder support. Documentation still has to be done on this, so that explains the Beta, but it will come soon. Enjoy!

March 31st, 2007
Vive now has two mailing lists:

vive-support AT lists DOT sourceforge DOT net
vive-devel AT lists DOT sourceforge DOT net

These lists are for support and development questions, respectively. Feel free to subscribe/use them at your leisure. If anybody's interested in getting active in the development of Vive or has any suggestions/concerns/questions/good algorithms, send it along.

P.S.-I'm really happy with the way the SVN version is turning out. You should check it out!

February 12th, 2007
Release time! Vive 2.0.0-beta1 is now out, so make sure to pick it up at the download page. Also, the most current version is up on SVN. To get it, simply do: svn co https://vive.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/vive in whatever folder you want to download it to.

I released 2.0.0-beta1 to give y'all a bit of the new functionality and also to just get it out after such a long wait. I'm doing some more code cleanup before I release it as stable. "Code cleanup" just means making it more efficient and plugging some memory leaks. They're small leaks, so don't worry that the thing will eat up all of your RAM for breakfast. Enjoy!

January 30th, 2007
Happy Belated New Year, everybody! I'm sorry that I haven't updated recently. I've been working like crazy on Vive 2.0.0. I should stress that this is an entire rewrite from Perl to C, mainly because my C code is much more maintainable than my Perl code, and it's a bit better performing, as well. Moreover, I can do some GUI stuff that I couldn't with Perl without making everybody install a Perl CPAN module, specifically an embedded terminal to catch output of commands. I was really set on this for debugging, and I'm really happy with how it has turned out. Vive 2.0.0 is functional at the moment, but preferences don't work, as of yet. I'm working on getting it to CVS, so expect something on that front shortly, as well.

Thanks for your patience!

October 2nd, 2006
Vive 1.0.2 has been released as a bug fix release. It fixes DVD-to-video encoding problems, as well as some bugs with Gnome Terminal use. It can be found at the download page on Sourceforge.

September 20th, 2006
Vive 1.0.1 has been released. It's solely a change to the configure script, which is why it's just a build release. It can be found at the download page on Sourceforge.

September 18th, 2006
Vive 1.0.0 has been launched!
After incredible procrastination, Vive has hit a full release with 1.0.0. Fun facts about this new release:
-Fixed and improved multiple file support
-Added terminal output window
-Fixed multiple bugs
Enjoy Vive's full release!!

June 4th, 2006
Vive 0.3 Beta 2 has been launched!
After 2 months of development and awful procrastination on my part, I've finally released Vive 0.3 Beta 2. You can get it at the download page.
Notable changes for this release:
-Now supports spaces in file names
-Added a progress statement in the GUI
-Added multiple file support
-Improved the preview feature to be more consistant by using mplayer instead of VLC and Totem
-Added 60gb iPod option for remuxing instead of always remuxing iPod files
-Added two pass encoding and high quality options
-Added quintiser scale options
-Improved preferences handling and syntax
-Other improvements to underlying code including making it more efficient.

March 23rd, 2006
Vive 0.2 Beta has been launched!
I was actually planning to have Vive 0.1 Alpha 2 released today, but I was able to make a lot of progress and put together Vive 0.2 Beta. I've done my best to bug test it and really try to make it a solid program, but if you come across any bugs, please use the bug tracker at the project page or email me at endersshadow AT sourceforge DOT net.
Now, here are some screenshots of Vive in action:

Main Window

Preferences Window

February 26th, 2006
Vive has been launched.
If you'd like to give it a shot, check out the download page. Remember, this is still an Alpha release, so make sure to check back often for updates!

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