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TMPGEnc Plus


TMPGEnc Plus is a high quality MPEG-1/2 encoder that can be used by both beginners and professional users. With TMPGEnc Plus you can convert your AVI files to DVD, Super Video CD (MPEG-2) and VideoCD (MPEG-1) format. It also has basic joining, splitting and multiplex, demultiplex features.

Trialware ($37)
File size:8.41MB
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2.524 (December 17, 2004)

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Download free TMPGEnc here, free MPEG1/VCD encoding.

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog

TMPGEnc Plus 2.524 (2.524.63.181) December 16 2004
Specification Changes
[1] The formats for the project file and the template file have been changed. Therefore, project created with the new version cannot be used with older versions.
[2] [Project wizard (Step 4/5)]: in the media pull-down selection, DVD 8.5 GB (Double Layer) has been added, for the bitrate setting and size graph.
[3] In the MPEG system multiplexer, the max. bitrate is written instead of the average bitrate for the multiplexing rate. It shortens the outputting process.
[4] [MPEG Setting - GOP structure]: Even if Closed GOP is not selected, the GOP structure is now compliant with the MPEG standard.
[5] Created MPEG-2: the sequence display extension value in the header is now DVD compliant.
Image Quality
[1] Image quality for MPEG-1 with long-GOP, has been improved.
[2] Encoding of scenes using still-image, has been improved.
[1] Decoding process of MPEG-video is faster.
[2] CRI Sofdec MPEG Decoder can read WAVE files (48 / 96 khz, 16 / 20 bit, 1 / 2 ch).
[1] Errors related with encoding using multi-thread.
[2] The encoding of MPEGs with GOP structure using only I and B pictures, has been improved.
[3] [MPEG Setting - Video]: The Aspect ratio 2.21:1 for MPEG-2, was set to 2.11:1 .
[4] [Output to file - AVI file / WAVE file]: when clicking the Cancel button in the [Sound Selection] dialog, the dialog was shown again.
[5] [MPEG Setting - Quantize matrix]: if saving an existing template under a new name, it could not be deleted.
[6] [MPEG Setting - Quantize matrix]: if saving a template under no name, memory access violations occurred.
[7] When reading empty files (zero data), it could take a very long time to show the error message.
[8] MPEG source files with invalid data could sometime, make the encoding process freeze.
[9] AVI files created with TMPGEnc, when played with Windows Media Player could stop in the middle, with the message "Invalid file".
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Can't stay away from this critter. OK, so it's 2004. That's old? I'll bet your spouse is older than that -- ready to trade THAT in? Gets really clean SD encodes at medium to high bitrates. Wouldn't recommend for those 2K bitrate encode (I wouldn't recommend 2K for anything, period). The best part is its image mod and histogram features, and one of the best edge ghost filters anywhere. Can take in/put out many SD formats, does pulldown, etc. Also lets you tweak an image and save it as AVI. Overall, far better than TMPGenc's newer MPEG encoders. And no argument with the price.

Posted June 27, 2013 by sanlyn. Tool version 2.524.63.581 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

Great tool! Bought it a year ago, but have not been informed of updates!! Am I entitled

Posted June 23, 2007 by avz10. Tool version 2.5 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 6 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

This tool keeps working fine after upgrade to Vista.

Posted February 25, 2007 by ofbarea. Tool version 2.524.63.181 using OS Vista
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10

It took a bit of experimentation to get TMPGEnc Plus to work for me the way I want it to. First off, the only way I can get it to encode without freezing is to frameserve from VirtualDub. Raw AVI and frameserve with Avisynth don't work for me.

I've been capping with VirtualVCR and VirtualDub using either HUffyUV or Lagarith compression. Since VirtualVCR has a good rep for keeping audio sync, I thought it would work best - but instead I found the encoded mpg to always have a 150-200ms offset. VirtualDub had no such issues when using Lagarith
(need to try it with HuffyUV).

Pretty much all of the other video software I use is freeware and troublefree so I'm surprised that TMPGEnc Plus, which I paid for, is easily the most fussy software I'm currently using.

I will say that the resulting encoded files look good so obviously I'm getting value out of the tool. Like others, I'm disappointed by the long encode time. I will probably be giving CCE Basic a try.

A small point to add: whenever I go into the Settings under the advanced tab, the program is often resetting the Source Aspect Ratio to "4:3 525 line (NTSC,704x480)", even when I try setting it to something else. I don't think this will actually affect my encode since I am in fact encoding to NTSC 4:3, but from a software programming standpoint it really irks me to have paid for a poorly coded/tested tool. Again, I'm a bit surprised at this bit of shoddiness in a tool I'm paying for.

Posted April 19, 2006 by abcedem. Tool version 2.524.63.181 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 6 of 10 Functionality 6 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 6 of 10

I tried to use TMPG Tools for my ReplayTV Mpeg2 files
conversions to VOBs, - tool doesn't recognize format.
Other tools like Pinnacle do.
.avi and other formats simless..

Posted March 15, 2005 by dushman. Tool version 2.6 using OS Win2K
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 6 of 10 Value for money 6 of 10 Overall score 7 of 10

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