K3b now includes a VideoDVD kio slave. It can be used in Konqueror through
the protocol videodvd:/ to copy the files from a VideoDVD with on-the-fly
decryption if libdvdcss is installed. (Be aware that in some countries it is
not permitted to use libdvdcss.)
New Device menu containing all the actions possible for a device (like
eject, unmount, ...). This includes the possibility of assigning shortcuts
to these kind of actions.
K3b now warns if user parameters for external programs have been
specified. This has been introduced because there were some bug report that
were caused by faulty user parameters.
New option in the data project to not cache the inodes. That means it is
possible to have multiple actual copies of the same file on one CD/DVD. This
is now the new default.
K3b now properly unmounts media before using them.
New Audio Track source editor dialog to cut audio track sources at the
beginning and the end.
Splitted "read retries" and "ignore read errors" for
data and audio sectors in cd copy and set new defaults for audio sectors
which make more sense: 5 retires and skip unreadable sectors.
New Mediamanager which makes K3b always know which device contains which
medium. This makes medium handling more smooth and the user now selects a
medium instead of a device. Other advantages include:
No waiting time anymore when asking for information on media
(including for example Audio CD ripping).
Nice default image filenames.
CD Copy: Enable/disable options based on the source medium.
Automatically select newly inserted media as burning medium
DCOP call directBurn() now returns a boolean value stating if the process
could be started.
New DCOP calls cddaRip(), videocdrip(), and videodvdrip() with media:/ url
K3b can now handle media:/ urls from the command line to specify devices
Better Lame settings dialog. Easier to use for the novice user and better
Nicer Ogg Vorbis encoder settings dialog.
K3b now shows the DVD Medium ID in the disk information view.
K3b now displays a rough estimate on the remaining time for the current
New automatic media size mode for the projects. This means K3b uses the
size from an inserted medium for the project maximum size.
Make a suggestion for the filename when saving a project based on the
Volume ID (data projects) or the CD-Text title (Audio CD)
The Audio encoder plugins are now able to provide (very simplistic) user
feedback in case of an error.
New settings "Swap byte order" and "Write Wave header"
in the audio encoding plugin using external apps. This makes way for the
usage of such programs as mppenc to encode Musepack files. In fact, mppenc
is set up as a default along with flac if installed.
New DCOP interface: K3bJobInterface which provides DCOP signals for the
currently running job. It may, for example, be used to provide information
to a Karamba module.
New KFile plugin for K3b projects. For now it only shows the type of the
project (Data DVD or Audio CD or ...) but may be extended to show arbitrary
K3b now chooses default image names based on the project name or the
volumeid/cdtext title in case of CD/DVD copy.
The K3b Project DCOP Interface now uses the QString type for url
parameters instead of KURL.
Save/load audio cd track sources in audio projects
Display a beautified volume id. For example: THE_TRANSPORTER -> The
Check if the image directory exists before starting to create a project
Possibility to hide the OSD temporarily for one process.
Completely rewritten Video DVD ripping and transcoding support:
Simple on-the-fly transcoding of Video DVD titles
Interface similar to Audio CD ripping
Preview images in the ripping window
Simple resizing with automatic aspect ratio handling
File System presets for all data projects including all the advanced
Completely rewritten data project verification:
K3b now compares the written image instead of the single files. This
may be less informative but at least it works.
Verification of Video DVD projects
Little GUI changes:
Changed the dialog layout in the action dialogs.
Simplified the layout of the burn dialogs for data projects (more
advanced settings hidden).
Improved theme support (transparent themes)
Device buffer status display for DVD burning with growisofs >= 7.0
Support for Audio CD ripping with libcdio instead of libcdparanoia
Support for Cdrkit, the Debian fork of cdrtools.
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