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|Express video conversion software Cyberlink MediaShow Espresso is the hassle-free solution for converting all your favorite videos for playback on iPhone, PSP, Xbox, YouTube and more. Simply choose the preferred media player or medium, and let MediaShow Espresso do the rest. During video conversion, you'll save precious time with support for powerful Intel® Core i7™, NVIDIA® CUDA™, and ATI® Stream™ CPU/GPU technologies. Leverage the combined performance of your CPU and GPU to convert files quickly and efficiently.
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6.5 (August 03, 2012)
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Even if Espresso was free I'm not sure it would be worth the disk space to have it installed. It is easy to use -- literally anyone could master it in seconds -- and it's fast. The reason it's so easy is there are barely any options for encoding -- just a few presets for different devices. And those presets that are there are extremely limited, like no h264 at less than 720 frame sizes. The quality of encodes is also poor, with a lot of artifacts & jaggies. With a very quick look in the app's directories [folders], seems it has Python code, including stuff for DVDs which doesn't show up in the program itself. Espresso will accept DVD VOB files, but import the VIDEO_TS folder, and it encodes every VOB file individually -- if a movie takes up 4 VOBs, it'll spit out 4 separate files.
RE: Speed: I used Espresso with an ATI 4870, & most of the output formats did use the GPU (slightly) during encoding. With an AMD quad all 4 cores showed close to 100% loading, though there is a catch -- Espresso encoded 2 files in parallel to achieve that, so it really is designed for batch processing. For comparison I encoded a 1.5 hr movie in 4 VOBs to 320 X 240 mp4 & aac -- it took about 8 minutes to get 4 separate files. Recode (Nero 6) at default CD settings, 2-pass, took about 12 minutes. Xilisoft DVD Ripper Ultimate 5, one of several converters I picked up at GOTD, took about 18 minutes going to 320 x 240 h.264 & aac.
All in all if I'm just after quick results, & willing to do without any control over the encoder, including format, transcoding with ATI's CCC built-in wizard does a better job with the same speed -- & save's $40. If you're after quality, just about everything out there should do better than Espresso.
Very basic transcoder, single file support with no apparent support for .avs or .d2v
Batch capable but haven't tested it.
Outputs are pre-selected from Apple, Microsoft and Sony choices.
Good speed, I'm currently running a Core 2 and a old Nvidia 8600GTS and videos are transcoded in a matter of minutes.
Quality is quite to very good but the file sizes are HUGE, most videos end up around 1Gb for videos starting less than 300Mb. Anything larger ends up as 2 or 3GB. Upscaling from old tiny mpg 1 videos is quite nice, with minimal jaggies. Haven't tried interlaced mpg 2 yet.
If space is no concern and you have a enabled video card then it's good.
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