Version 1.7.x - latest 1.7.8 is dated 2008-02-13

Application Details:

Version: 1.7.x
License: Open Source
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 0.9.61.

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Runs, opens files. Installed XviD codec with exe and Vdub could read Xvids no problem. Sound works.

What does not

Screen goes black when you open a video, this can be avoided by going to "Options->Preferences->Display" and unticking DirectX.


What was not tested

Did not test encoding, only previewing.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 31 20080.9.61.Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 28 20080.9.54.Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
1347 Screen is wiped/blanked on usage of DirectDraw (black screen/desktop) CLOSED FIXED View
5946 text rendering using vsfilter doesn't properly display (affects Flash Pro 8) CLOSED FIXED View
10522 Multiple applications encounter infinite WM_PAINT loop (Platform SDK tools) NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Both Virtualdub and Xvid (Koepi's 1.1.3 build) codec install straight from .exe with no problem.

So far so good. Following overrides and configs were done in virtualdub to get things working:

1. Go to ~/.wine/ and make system.ini with the following contents:

[drivers32] vidc.XVID=xvid.dll

That is for recognizing xvid as a codec after installing.

2. Then to avoid an out of bounds exception, go to Options->Preferences->Display and untick Use DirectX for display panes.

3. Press F9 and F10 or disable both input and output preview panes under View menu.

Integrate into KDE context menu

To have a context menu in KDE (e.g. Dolphin):

  • add the following file:

    (in KDE 5 moved to ~./local/share/kservices5/ServiceMenus)
[Desktop Entry]

[Desktop Action Virtualdub]
Name=Compress using Virtualdub
Exec=~/bin/ ~/path/default-compression.vcf "%f"
  • create a "default-compression.vcf" somewhere by Save processing settings... from Virtualdub. (includes current filters and codec settings)
  • add the following file, make it executable

export WINEPREFIX=~/.wine

VCF=$(winepath -w "$1")
JOBS=$(winepath -w ~/path/
VIDEO=$(winepath -w "$2")

#echo $WINE $VDUB /master $JOBS /s $VCF $VIDEO
$WINE $VDUB /master $JOBS /s $VCF $VIDEO

If you don't need compression presets, you may remove all VCF stuff. If you want to use the default JOBS file, you may remove all JOBS stuff.


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