Mireth Technology has released an update for iVCD, bringing it to version 1.1. iVCD is a utility designed for creating SVCD and VCDs. The update expands MPEG file format support and adds other enahancements. According to Mireth Technology:
Mireth Technology has launched version 1.1 of iVCD(TM), Macintosh OS X software that allows you to easily make Video CDs and Super Video CDs.
Using the bundled command line tools, iVCD creates Video CDs from a variety of input files. iVCD can be used to author Video CDs (MPEG-1) or Super Video CDs (MPEG-2) and supports both NTSC and PAL output formats.
With iVCD, each movie you make is stored in a separate project folder, so you can easily make additional copies. As added conveniences, it also plays .mov files, erases CD-RWs and can be used to automatically launch third party CD burning software.
This release adds support for AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 input. (AVI requires the divx component and may require the AC3 Codec. MPEG-4 requires the Apple MPEG-2 Playback Components. For information on availability, see our web site.)
Also new to this release is the user selectable encoding quality feature, allowing the user to reduce VCD authoring time by selecting a lower output quality.
You can find more information about the iVCD update at the Mireth Technology Web site. The Update is free for registered users, while the full version is available for US$29.95.