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TMPGEnc Authoring Works is your All-In-One Media Authoring Solution. Whether you’re young or old, beginner or professional, TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4 is the easy way to author your own DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, and DivX® ULTRA video. Import most video formats, edit out commercials or unwanted scenes, add spectacular transition effects, make your own subtitles, create professional-looking menus, and much, much more. Full description.

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TMPGEnc Authoring Works 5 Version 5.2.2.61 - July 1, 2014
New Supports PGMX file import and title selection.
With this support, it is able to import multiple titles, audio and subtitles streams from a PGMX file.
Corrections Fixed: In the BDMV/AVCHD output, an error occurred when outputting the menu which was set in 1920x1080 29.97fps interlaced.
Fixed: In the menu edit window, an error occurred when editing a text repeatedly in the locked item edit window due to the fact that the preview area becomes narrower.
Fixed: Displayed only a three-digit number for the edit box of the size and location for a menu part in the menu edit window.
Fixed: Could not display the edit rectangle correctly for an added title or note page when creating an original menu.
Fixed: The Audio or Subtitle button could not be displayed even if several audio or subtitle streams existed when creating a title page for a track menu.
Fixed: The cursor for entering a serial number could not be displayed in the license window.
Fixed: Could not display an imported DVB subtitle correctly in regards to its size or position.
Fixed: Could not add a chapter or clip split point to the 0 sec. position when using the Advanced Chapter tool.
Fixed: Could not import the subtitles data correctly in the Subtitle Edit window, which was saved with the "up to the end" option.
Fixed: The registered order was reversed when importing several clips with the "open with the Clip Edit window" option.
Fixed: Detected a MPEG-4 AVC High@L4.1 clip as "FR" during AVCHD output mode.
Fixed: Could not import a UTF-8 file with BOM correctly when importing it as an xsubtitle in the Subtitle Edit window.
Fixed: The length of the last clip among split clips was not applied correctly if the splitting was done prior to applying it to the Source Stage.
Other corrections.


TMPGEnc Authoring Works 5 Version 5.2.0.59 - May 20, 2014
New Now supports the TMPGEnc Movie Plug-in Commercial Candidates Detector (Sold Separately).
Along with this support, the following functions are added:
Added [Move to previous/next frame] in the right-click menu of the Chapter list.
Added the One-time cut option for the split-ranges in the Cut-edit menu. It is capable of cutting all blue(CTRL+E) or orange(CTRL+R) ranges at once.
Added the output as split points option in the Advanced Chapter tool.
Increased the maximum number of the split points from 30 to 99.
Changed to select the corresponding keyframe when jumping to another keyframe on the seek bar by using the keyboard short-cut [CTRL+??].
Supports XAVC S files import.
XAVC, which is developed by the Sony corporation, is a new standard format for 4K and HD videos. XAVC S is one of the standards mainly for consumer devices and software.
Optimized the detection method for importing a SRT file.
If a problem occurs when importing a SRT file, please try selecting the "Auto detection" option in the open file dialog.
Improved Improved to load a TS file that lacks PAT, PMT or other important header data as much as possible.
Improved to become available to adjust the audio gap as much as possible when loading a MP4 file that was recorded on a smart phone as non-standard data.
Allows a small gap of the time stamp in MPEG-4 AVC data created by a specific device to support smart-rendering.
Supports importing Full HD movies (H.264, ADPCM and MOV container) recorded by the CASIO EX-F1.
MPEG-4 AVC (x264) encoder updated.
Along with this support, improved to reduce noise which occurred in specific field-encoded data in a smart-rendered file.
Fixed Fixed: Removed the correct subtitles which was located in the same frames as flashing subtitles when importing a TS file.
Fixed: Fixed to load only the first language data when subtitle steams have several language data. In this case, the second and subsequent language data will be removed.
Fixed: Fixed to re-encode the range of a non-filed picture pair when smart-rendering MPEG-4 AVC data.
Along with this support, reduces the stream error when outputting a MPEG-4 AVC data with smart-rendering.
Fixed: Occasionally the Linear PCM audio length was shortened after importing from MPEG-2 PS/TS, MP4, MKV or other containers.
Fixed: Increased the maximum size of the data analyzing to correctly import MPEG-4 AVC data which has incorrect header data.
Fixed: Could not import a MKV file which contained an ADTS type AAC audio stream.
Fixed: Detected a specific normal flac file as an invalid file via the MPEG file reader.
Fixed: Occasionally the audio stream specification of the QuickTime 7 file reader did not work correctly.
Fixed: The last frame's subtitle disappeared when setting the "to the end of the clip" option in the subtitle edit window.
Fixed: An error occurred when switching between the clip property window and subtitle edit window after remove a imported source subtitle.
Fixed: Could not correctly output the [Play] and [Play All Tracks] buttons in the Menu item creation tool even if they were set correctly.
Other To improve working speed, the file cache function will be used when the current environment is a 64bit OS and has 4GB or more of memory.
Changed: Changed to make it possible to output even if the current chapters in a track exceeds the maximum numbers of chapters which is 99.
Other corrections.


TMPGEnc Authoring Works 5 Version 5.1.3.57 - September 3, 2013
Corrections Fixed: When a value of a track bitrate was changed, the Estimated size value was not refreshed until moving to the Output stage.
Fixed: In the AVCHD for DVD output, the Custom target size would not work.
Changed: Changed to not use a "comma" for the Estimated size value.


TMPGEnc Authoring Works 5 Version 5.1.2.56 - August 23, 2013
Corrections Fixed: Could not recognize some supported subtitles recorded by specific AVCHD cams.
Fixed: The color determination has been changed for files recorded by "GoPro HD HERO3®" with the firmware from April 24 2013.
Fixed: Consumed too much memory when the MPEG-4 AVC source file had an invalid slice header.
Fixed: Did not import the specific DVD-video file even if the file list was displayed.
Fixed: An audio stream (Dolby Digital) could not be recognized when importing an MPEG file which was created by specific DVD authoring software.
Fixed: Could not display the Clip addition method window after selecting multiple clips in the TS title selection window.
Fixed: An error occurred when adding a specific audio file while the connect clips setting was enabled for the track.
Fixed: An error occurred when importing specific BDAV data by using the source wizard.
Fixed: An error occasionally occurred when the Transition edit window opened multiple times.
Fixed: The write from to left check-box was selectable even if the Write vertically check-box was off in the Layout settings of the Subtitle edit window.
Fixed: Made the current slider-bar position move to a cut point after the cut in the Cut & chapter window.
Fixed: An error occurred at 50% progress when outputting a source file which was being imported via the VFAPI plug-in with x264 VBR 2-pass settings.
Fixed: An error occurred at output when the original pictures output option was enabled, and a copied slide-show clip and the source clip existed in a same project.
Changed: Changed not to enable the QuickTime 7 reader in an environment where the Apple Application Support was not installed. (Please install QuickTime 7.7.4 or later if you wish to use the reader.)
Fixed: An error occurred when dragging a clip from one TMPGEnc Authoring Works 5 instance onto a track list of the another TMPGEnc Authoring Works 5 instance.
Fixed: A slide-show clip was not recognized from a project when importing the project file created by TMPGEnc DVD Author 3/TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4.
Fixed: A format error occurred when importing a project file which was created by Ver.5.0xx even if specifying the correct path in case the file directory was changed.
Other minor corrections.


TMPGEnc Authoring Works 5 Version 5.1.1.55 - April 9, 2013
New The "Clip format checker" is now available in the source stage. The Clip format checker window will appear by clicking the FR (Full-rendering) icon on the thumbnail of a clip, which provides the reason why the clip has been determined as FR in the current track.
Now compatible with TMPGEnc Status Messenger.
Supports FLAC audio file import.
Supports loading and applying the rotation flag of MP4/MKV containers and pictures with EXIF data.
The "Open with Conversion" button is available on the Start window which is capable of converting the saved project's output format to another format. For more details, please refer to the HELP file.
*This function is not available for the Trial version.
The Menu item creator is now available in the Advanced tools. It provides you to easily create your own original menu parts by using your pictures, PSD files or other files. For more details, please refer to the HELP file.
Supports Blu-ray (BDMV) /AVCHD output from GoPro HERO3 recording files.
*Does not apply to non-standard Blu-ray resolution footage (1280×960 for example)
The new option "Copy/Paste the effects settings" appears in the right-click menu for each menu item in the Menu edit window. For more details, please refer to the HELP file.
Improved/Changed Improved: Made preparing time shorter until starting output by optimizing the memory usage for output.
Improved: Reduced the memory usage when decoding MPEG-4 AVC.
Improved: MP4 files which are encoded PICAFF files can be smart-rendered.
*Except for non-standard output formats, or when MBAFF file exists with such PICAFF file.
Changed to display only Program files if the content is same between a program and a playlist at the TS tile selection.
Changed to add the program name to the chapter name when the TS fie has a program name when using the TS title selection.
Improved: The selected color of the subtitle list in the subtitle edit window is changed to be more clear.
Changed so that chapter names will also be contained into the file when saving a keyframe file.
Improved the movement of the volume uniformization "Average" filter to get closer to a more average value. As a result of this, the prior version of the "Average" filter is displayed as "Average (legacy)".
Improved to further display the size of the menu as close as possible to actual size in the Simulation screen.
Changed to display the font list in 2 patterns which are normal and designed(font) text.
Supports 16-bit PSD file import.
Changed name of the image and picture file reader to the image file reader throughout the program.
Changed so user templates created by the trial version can be loaded.
Updated the burning engine.
Improved to adjust and load a MP4 file that has incorrect header data as much as possible.
Improved to adjust and load broken AAC audio in a MP4 container. Such broken ranges will not have audio.
Optimized the detection method in the MPEG reader to set as SR for the files that have different header data from the actual data.
Updated the WebM decoder in order to load the files which cause some errors in the previous version.
Changed the maximum bitrate for the AVCHD for Progressive output from 27125kbps to 27150 kbps.
Corrections (Import) Fixed: A SEH error would occur while editing a MPEG-4 AVC file.
Fixed: Could not correctly load a jpeg file that was saved by specific software.
Fixed: Occasionally could not load the second or more audio streams of a specific TS file.
Fixed: A noise occurred when outputting AAC audio data after the channel mode changed.
Fixed: Could not correctly recognize flashing subtitle data.
Changed the loading selection order of the streams to the multiplexed order when loading by the MPEG reader.
*This correction will occur when the first video and audio stream is different from that of the project saved by previous a version. Please check it in that case.
Fixed: Occasionally could not decode video correctly when the Media Foundation reader is used.
Fixed: When decoding MPEG-4 AVC data recorded by a specific device, the video would be changed to a green color with block noise.
Fixed: When loading transparent subtitle data for BDMV/AVCHD, the data would be loaded as completely transparent data.
Fixed: When decoding MPEG-4 AVC data recorded by specific AVCHD camcorders, the video would be blurred.
Corrections (Output) Fixed: When using the Intel Media SDK (Hardware), the output bitrate control of CBR mode did not work correctly.
Fixed: The encoder changed the output file's level without user control when outputting by using the Intel Media SDK (Hardware).
Fixed: Occasionally an invalid memory type error occurred when the CUDA function is enabled.
Fixed: When the aspect ratio of a file loaded by the BD/DVD/TS reader was changed, the file could not be smart-rendered.
Fixed: The output preview size option "Display at window size" did not work.
Corrections (Editing) Fixed: A SEH error occurred when seeking a TS file which contains subtitle data.
Fixed: When the "align beginning of each line" option was disabled, the line header of the same two inputted contents in 2 rows were not aligned.
Fixed: An error occurred when adding an audio to the (connect clips setting) track where a slide-show clip exists.
Fixed : When replacing audio being set to loop with another audio source, the loop duration would not reflect the duration of the new audio.
Fixed: When the disc insertion option is set to display the top menu, the focus moved to the last track during playback.
Fixed: When changing a track name by double-clicking it in the menu edit window, occasionally the inputted name would not be reflected correctly.
Fixed: In the DVD-Video output format, when all the "chapter end action" options were set to "back to the menu", occasionally it would suddenly return to the menu during playback.
Corrections (Other) Changed: In the Windows 7 jump list, "open previously outputted project" subject was moved to the Tasks group.
Changed the compatibility of the project file. Along with this correction, older versions cannot load project files saved with this version or later.
Changed: The sensitivity of the audio waveform display has been improved to display softer and finer sound.
Fixed: In the NVIDIA graphics environment, when the "balance" or "quality" was set in the NVIDIA control panel, the video playing in the cut-edit window would occasionally fall into disorder.
Other minor corrections.


TMPGEnc Authoring Works 5 Version 5.0.8.26 - April 20, 2012
Corrected (Output) Fixed an issue where subtitles are not displayed correctly when you play a Blu-ray created with TMPGEnc Authoring Works 5 version 5.0.7.25.

Notice: This problem would cause the subtitle data to fall outside of the Blu-ray standard created by TMPGEnc Authoring Works 5 version 5.0.7.25, which would cause an error when such files inputted into TMPGEnc Authoring Works 5. If you created a Blu-ray Project with subtitle data using version 5.0.7.25, we strongly recommend you re-output the project using this update in order to ensure proper playback on a Blu-ray player. We apologize for this inconvenience.


TMPGEnc Authoring Works 5 Version 5.0.7.25 - April 18, 2012
Improved (Output)Now supports Intel Media SDK 2012 for Intel® Quick Sync Video and the hardware decoders.
Changed (Output)The x264 encoder engine (x264) has been updated.
Corrected (Playback, editing, filters)Sometimes would freeze while refreshing the thumbnail list on the menu page edit window.
Could not display close buttons or similar materials on the Blu-ray pop-up pages when creating menu pages with a user template once it is saved.
Other Other minor corrections.


TMPGEnc Authoring Works 5 Version 5.0.5.22 - March 13, 2012
New First Released Version.

All-New Features in TMPGEnc Authoring Works 5:

New Input Features:
MKV container file support
WebM, H.264 stream FLV and MOV native file support
Dolby Digital Plus audio support
MPEG-2 TS file analyzer capable of recognizing multi-stream video with different resolutions
Select closed caption or subtitle data from MPEG-TS files, Blu-ray or DVD-Video (when several are available)
Import Blu-ray or AVCHD file video by the title (VC-1 video not supported)
Import TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works 5 (sold separately) project files as a clip
Improved Smart Rendering automatic processing for source files
New Editing Features:
Add up to 8 subtitle streams (up to 2 for AVCHD)
Add up to 4 audio streams
Multi-channel audio level meter with each preview
Undo/Redo option in almost all editing windows
Integrates our advanced Intuitive Draw Technology for fast preview rendering
Bitrate indicator warns against bitrate overflow depending on target format
Scale and reposition the preview display in the cut-edit window
Many new functions are available which focus on cut-editing HD movies
NVIDIA CUDA and Intel Media SDK H.264/AVC decoding now available
Default menu button setting
Menu button highlight delay for motion menus
New Output Features:
AVCHD output support
Smart Rendering engine now supports H.264/AVC for lossless output
Uses the x264 encoder for H.264/AVC Blu-ray Discs and AVCHD output
Supports the Intel® Media SDK H.264/AVC encoder
Supports the NVIDIA CUDA hardware H.264/AVC encoder
Supports SpursEngine hardware when used with the TMPGEnc Movie Plug-in SpursEngine (sold separately)
Other New Features:
Access the Tools from any stage of the main window from the Start-up Launcher
Batch encode tool Task tray minimization


TMPGEnc Authoring Works 5 Version 5.0.5.22 - March 13, 2012
New First Released Version.


Version 4.1.2.49 - November 8, 2011
Improved Media writing tool's writing driver has been updated.
Click here for the updated list of supported drives.
Fixed When burning into DVD+R/DVD-R DL media, the layer break point would not be inserted at an appropriate point.
Fixed Occasionally could not burn DVD-Video correctly onto a dual-layer DVD Disc.
Fixed Used an alternative field more than necessary when writing to BD-R/BD-R DL media with the writing tool.
Fixed The playing compatibility has been increased when burning into BD-R/BD-RE DL media.
Fixed Even though the media is blank and it had been ready to burn, it occasionally would not be identified as blank by the writing tool.


Version 4.1.0.47 - March 31, 2011
Updated Media writing tool's writing driver.
(It is no longer possible to output an ISO image larger than the capacity of a dual-layer Blu-ray [BDMV] disc [45 GB].)
Click here for a list of supported drives.
Fixed AVI file reader updated. This update corrects an issue where AVI files having a partially invalid header could not be opened.
Fixed Memory usage would dramatically increase when a subtitle stream was added to a BDMV track.
Fixed In the Global menu settings/Effects, a menu's Pop-up menu would not be recognized as buttons.
Fixed Authoring in 16:9 with 4:3 MPEG-1 video materials would prevent correct Smart Rendering.
Fixed The "Open with the DivX player" button would not function with the DivX Plus Player.
Fixed The AVI file reader no longer uses some of the ACM codecs that would cause a buffer overrun.
Fixed The VFAPI file reader could not correctly retrieve the audio and/or video when several instances were used.
Fixed Even with an audio gap corrected source, an audio gap would occur when the source was imported through the DirectShow file reader.
Fixed Audio would not be imported when importing some peculiar TS files.
Fixed Some peculiar MPEG files would have their bitrate determinated at 0 b/s.
Fixed When importing a 4 channel Dolby Digital source, some channels would be muted.
Fixed The "X" or "Cancel" buttons would not function properly in the Simulation stage while rendering a motion menu.
Fixed Other minor fixes.


Version 4.0.12.42 - September 16, 2010
Fixed MP4/AVCHD file reader updated. This update corrects an issue where some video data would not be decoded unless played frame by frame.
Fixed AVI file reader updated. This update corrects an issue where AVI files having a partially invalid header could not be opened.
Fixed MPEG-1/2 file reader updated. This update corrects the issues listed below.
* Improved the MPEG-1/2 file importation when the VBV buffer size value is smaller than what is expected from the file characteristics, but is still within the limits.
* Only the audio stream from some TS files would be loaded in spite of having a compatible video stream.

Fixed DVD file reader updated; abnormal DVD-Video may now be imported partialy instead of being completely rejected.
Fixed 44.1 kHz Dolby Digital audio file would not be correctly decoded.
Fixed Multiple WTV files imported through the Source Wizard would not open correctly.
Fixed Could not move a clip from a track to another when the original track contained 99 clips.
Fixed In the Slideshow editor, applying a slideshow general transition setting other than "None" would also change the slide's local transition setting when such setting was "None".
Fixed In the Slideshow editor, changing a slide's local transition setting would raise an internal error preventing the correct setting to take place.
Fixed Other minor fixes.


Version 4.0.11.39 - May 13, 2010
Fixed DivX file reader and encoder updated.
Fixed AVCHD file reader updated. Some data would cause the continuous display of the same picture.
Fixed DVD-Video with a VOB containing a lot of useless data would not be correctly imported.
Fixed Conversion to PS of some WTV files would suddently come to a stop.
Fixed MPEG file reader updated, allowing the correction of the issues listed below.
* TS files containing abnormal packets would be processed as normal packets, causing an error during the importation;
* Some TS files would be mistakenly recognized as a PS file;
* Linear PCM at 192 kHz would not be correctly processed.
Fixed Other minor fixes.


Version 4.0.10.38 - April 21, 2010
Added MPEG-2 + AAC WTV file support (The audio part of a WTV file converted into a MPEG-2 PS file by the Source Wizard may not play correctly in Windows Media Player).
Improved In certain configurations, the Preview buttons of the cut-edit window would not display correctly and the audio waveform would display a "No audio available" message.
Fixed Changes to the audio noise reduction filter setting would not be correctly be taken into account after a preview.
Fixed The correct error message would not display when an error occured during the Microsoft TV recording file (*.dvr-ms, *.wtv) conversion into PS.
Fixed Clip name and output file name would become invalid when the title, sub-title and other information retreived from a Microsoft TV recording file (*.dvr-ms, *.wtv) contained a line return.
Fixed An error would occur during playback in the Transition editor or Simulation stage when the clip contains MP2 audio.
Fixed The "Next" button would not function in the Menu Wizard when no template was selected at all and the Custom menu mode selected.
Fixed Other minor fixes.


Version 4.0.9.37 - March 4, 2010
Added Input support for the Microsoft TV recorder file format "WTV". (WTV file importation is possible on the computer that recorded the file, or can create such files, and are not copy-protected.)
Improved Improved memory usage for when the memory is too low, "Insufficient memory," "Invalid sample format," or other errors would display. Because of this improvement:

* Memory usage has been dramatically lowered when enabling the "Clip linking" option of the Track settings.
* The negative affects of large memory address space usage are limited, especially in Windows XP.
* Memory usage has been lowered when registering a large amount of chapters in a project.
* Limits the usage of the file importation cache when the host computer contains a large memory.

Improved Updated the MP4/AVCHD file reader. This new version:

* Allows the reading of some files that could not be imported before.
* Fixes a doubled playback speed issue.
* Fixes a pink video noise appearing in certain configurations.
* Fixes a bold stripe pattern noise appearing in certain configurations.

Improved YUV color space information contained in the source file is now taken in account when imported through the MP4/AVCHD File Reader. If no color space information is available, the BT.709 or SMPTE 170M color space is automatically selected according to the pixel rate.
Improved The MPEG file reader can now import a PTS data-only MPEG file.
Improved The Dolby Digital decoder continues outputting audio even after encountering corrupted data.
Improved Some specific chapter thumbnail pictures from certain DVD-Video data could not be imported.
Improved Following a silence, the audio uniformization filter could highly increase the volume, resulting in an explosion-like effect. The improved filter reduces the occurence of such an issue.
Improved Updated Disc writing tool. It would output an error log under Windows 7 64-bit.
Improved Prevents the computer from going into stand-by mode when the output Autoresume is enabled. (This improvement has been added to the Batch authoring tool too)
Improved When an optical drive is absent, outputting an ISO image file no longer makes the Disc writing tool unresponsive at the end of the output.
Fixed Some anti-virus applications would prevent the correct writing of DVD-Video files.
Fixed The Batch authoring tool no longer displays a warning that would stop the output when starting the batch.
Fixed In certain cases where there are long-duration clips, an insuficient memory error would occur during the authoring process.
Fixed The video would not display correctly when using the high speed rendering mode in the cut-edit or preview window. This problem would appear only with certain graphic cards.
Fixed Other minor fixes.


Version 4.0.7.32 - November 9, 2009
Added Support for the AAC 5.1 channel format. (Allows the importation of AAC audio up to 5.1 channels when included in an MPEG-2 TS file). A new option in the Clip Audio properties allows you to manually specify the number of audio channels when importing AAC audio.
Fixed Importation: MPEG files with an invalid trailer would not be imported.
Fixed Importation: The MPEG demultiplexer's valid header search range has been doubled, allowing some unreadable files to be imported.
Fixed Menu: When in DivX Ultra output mode, the Menu Wizard would be set to the "Track menu only" option even when the project contained several tracks.
Fixed Menu: When displaying the Global menu settings window in the Menu editor, the menu display would change from List mode to Editor mode. This correction prevents the menu display from changing.
Fixed Menu: When changing the Chapter display in the Global menu settings window of the Menu editor, the thumbnail picture in the Menu page list would not update properly.
Fixed Menu: In the Global menu settings, changed content would not update properly depending on the local menu settings and the user control restriction settings.
Fixed Menu: An error would sometime arise when enabling/disabling the menu display in the Chapter display setting of the Global menu settings.
Fixed DVD-Video timecode recording method changed for better precision. Correct players would display a playback duration up to 0.1% longer. (Player correctly processing the timecode displays a playback duration 0.1% lower)
Fixed When copying a clip from a DVD-Video target to a BDMV target by using the clipboard, the audio error protection settings would not perform correctly, and would then become a verifier error later.
Fixed In BDMV target mode, when moving a clip by dragging and dropping to an empty track, the MPEG profile would not be copied correctly, making the track settings become invalid.
Fixed In the DivX default settings of the Preferences, the MPEG-3 audio bitrate could not be specified properly.
Fixed The help file could not be displayed from the Options menu of the Batch authoring tool.
Fixed In the clip Cut editor stage, the range and seek bar's cursor positions would shift after setting a clip range then displaying the Audio filter settings window.
Fixed In the clip Cut editor stage, after setting a clip range and then displaying the Audio filter settings window, changing the Time tone reduction filter settings would somtimes provoke a deadlock.
Fixed Other minor fixes.


Version 4.0.6.28 - September 30, 2009
Fixed When in PAL DVD-Video mode with Smart Rendering prioritized (automatic setting), fully re-encoded materials would have a non-standard GOP length.
Fixed AVCHD files generated by a camcorder would not be imported entirely.
Fixed When decoding an invalid AAC stream, the decoding would stop after the affected position.
Fixed Some outputted non-standard DVD-Video or DVD-Video headers containing garbage data could not be imported correctly.
Fixed Some non-standard MPEG-4 files could not be imported correctly.
Fixed An insufficient memory error would occur when encoding the biggest WMV clip registered in the Source stage.
Fixed Audio formats other than LPCM or MP3 in a AVI/Wave material file would not be decoded during a seek action, and could also cause an audio gap.
Fixed The framerate in the Output settings of the General menu settings would sometimes not display properly.
Fixed When outputting in BDMV mode, the Pop-up menu preview would appear even when the preview was disabled.
Fixed In the Global menu editor, the menu part selected when choosing the process is now used as the initial setting.
Fixed In the Menu item tool's background picture creation, the user's selected picture is now checked against its ratio instead of its size and displays a corrected error message.
Fixed In the track menu settings window, checking the "Use local settings for this track menu" would sometimes not allow the Motion menu "Loop motion / audio" to be enabled.
Fixed Some parts of an imported TMPGEnc DVD Author 2 project menu would not appear.
Fixed Outputting in BDMV with a track format of 1280x720, 1440x1080 or 1920x1080 at 24 fps would actually output at 25 fps.
Fixed In BDMV, overlapping subtitle timings would produce blinking. (On the PlayStation 3, use system version 2.6 or newer to playback your BD.)
Fixed After increasing the layer break point possible position search area for Dual-layer media, an insufficient volume size error would appear.
Fixed When using the Audio volume uniformization filter in Average mode, the audio volume would be at the maximum at the beginning.
Fixed In the Output stage, the verifier now checks if the total length of the tracks is within the standard.
Fixed The DVD-Video/VR subtitle color processing algorithm has been improved, allowing better color change when several colors are used.
Fixed The verifier would display an error message when linking XDVD-type Smart Rendering clips and full rendering clips.
Fixed The seek bar in the audio filter preview window would not receive the focus when the window was displayed.
Fixed In the Preferences, the video pre-load cache maximum size is now 512 MB instead of 1024 MB.
Fixed The warning message content has been changed when a track contains only MP2 audio.
Fixed Other minor fixes.


Version 4.0.4.24 - June 4, 2009
Improved Added an optional low memory usage multithreaded motion search. (This option is enabled by default, you can disable it in the Preferences.) This option does not change the final output.
Improved Added a volume correction function in the Menu editor's Background music editor tab.
Improved Added an aspect ratio retention option in the Menu editor's Background picture tab.
Improved Added a layout reset button in the Subtitles layout editor.
Improved The AVCHD file reader can now import multichannel AAC audio data.
Fixed The subtitle text reader could not import correctly some languages.
Fixed The subtitle text reader is now more resilient when importing SRT files with unexpected empty lines, skipped text numbers etc. It will now try to continue the importation when possible instead of stopping.
Fixed An error would occur when adding a Fade-in/out effect transition between clips where the subtitiles were enabled.
Fixed When editing a chapter name in the Clip editor window, pressing the "Delete" key would cut the current clip selection.
Fixed In the Clip editor window, moving to Next/Previous frame function would not function correctly.
Fixed In the Menu editor, an error would arise when adding a custom picture in a menu, deleting it, then using the Undo/Redo function.
Fixed In the Menu editor, enabling the page level properties would make the subtitles or audio streams selection page disappear.
Fixed In the Menu editor, loading a project with a specific setting would freeze the application.
Fixed In the Menu editor, attempting to load a file that is not a picture, nor a video, in the menu would cause an error, followed by a second error.
Fixed In the Menu editor, creating a menu then changing the setting to "No menu", after starting a new project, the menu page thumbnail list would not display correctly.
Fixed In the Menu edtior, adding several pictures at a time, then deleting them would cause an error.
Fixed In the Disc writing tool, an error would arise stating a BDMV folder is already present when adding a BDMV folder by drag and drop.
Fixed In the Disc writing tool, an unwanted error message would appear when inserting a disc after writing to a BD-R or other media.
Fixed When outputting in BDMV mode, selecting 24 fps would actually output in 25 fps. (This problem does not occur when the output is in SD or 23.976 fps.)
Fixed When outputting in BDMV/DVD-Video, the video length would become 1 frame shorter.
Fixed When outputting in BDMV at 1920x1080/23.976 fps or 24 fps, a verifier error would arise.
Fixed When manually changing the framerate setting of an AVCHD source, the track settings would become incorrect and the verifier would show an error.
Fixed Depending on the source resolution, the AVCHD file reader would not correctly determinate the YUV colorspace.
Fixed On rare occasions, the AVCHD reader would not be able to read some data.
Fixed When using an AVCHD source, the memory usage would be higher than expected and an Insufficient memory error would arise.
Fixed The MPEG-4 AVC decoder has been updated to correctly decode SpursEngine generated MPEG-4 files.
Fixed An error would arise when navigating within an clip imported through the AVCHD file reader.
Fixed The correct picture could not be retrieved when navigating a clip imported through the DirectShow file reader.
Fixed Playback would become more and more difficult in the second half of a PV3/4 data source with a long duration.
Fixed The application would freeze when adding chapters or enabling/disabling the subtitles.
Fixed The correct number of cores could not be recognized for the AMD type multicore CPU.
Fixed The GOP length is now within the standard limits when importing an NTSC source in a PAL project using the full rendering mode.
Fixed Depending on the track transition order, the track default audio and subtitle settings would not be correctly reflected.
Fixed When importing DVD content through the Source Wizard, a specific data condition would abort the importation.
Fixed When adding a project in the Batch authoring tool, the automatic child folder creation setting would not be passed correctly, and an error would occur.
Fixed During a simulation, when the Play/Pause button cannot be used (during a firstplay playback etc), and therefore cannot be played back when automatically paused according to the specifications, the Play button is now enabled to allow the playback.
Fixed The application memory usage efficiency has been optimized.
Fixed When creating a BDMV custom menu, choosing a specific menu structure would create a disc where it is not possible to go from the Top menu to the Track menu.
Fixed Other corrections.


Version 4.0.2.14 - December 4, 2008
New Intel Core i7 (Nehalem core) official support.
Fixed The preview would sometimes partially display improperly and an error would arise when moving to stages containing a preview in the Cut-edit or Slideshow editor.
Fixed Extended the character limit on an input QuickTime file name when using QuickTime 7.1 or later versions.
Fixed An error would arise when outputting in BDMV/DVD target mode with a PAL track containing an MPEG file in the NTSC DVD-Video standard.
Fixed An error would arise when returning to the Menu stage after deleting a track in the Source stage while the same track menu page was displayed in the Menu stage.
Fixed A small audio defect would occur in a clip connection or cut-edit point when the audio output was set to the Dolby Digital format, resulting in an audio gap.
Fixed Setting a track output format to BDMV 1920x1080i 25 fps would cause a verifier error.
Fixed An error would occur when cut-editing/authoring an AVCHD source.
Fixed An error would occur when using the chaptering tool on certain AVCHD data.
Fixed Importation of a MPEG-2 TS file containing garbled data in the header would fail, or a long still picture would appear.
Fixed Modifying the aspect ratio in the Clip properties would not be taken into account at the output stage when using the PV3 file reader.
Fixed An error would occur and the preview would be black when importing an AviSynth's AVS file.
Fixed Part of the picture would not display properly (it would become green) when moving the window in a multi-display configuration when in high-speed rendering mode under Windows Vista.
Fixed An error would arise when maximizing a window shared in a multi-display configuration when in high-speed rendering mode under Windows Vista.
Fixed An error would arise in the Clip properties stage of the Clip editing window when setting the audio configuration to bilingual then changing the video settings.
Fixed Error messages would still arise after the "Necessary files for the application..." message appears when launching the Batch authoring tool.
Fixed An error would still arise when importing a valid TMPGEnc DVD Author 3 with DivX Authoring project file after the importation of such a project file failed on a "File not found" error.
Fixed Disabling the "Output the original pictures used for the slideshow" option in the Preferences no longer deletes the "PICTURE" folder during the output.
Fixed The seek bar would behave randomly when clicked if the "Move the playhead to the clicked location in the seek bar" option was disabled in the preferences.
Fixed The audio bitrate would become invalid and the verifier error would occur at output when smart rendering was applied to an LPCM 20 bit or 3 channel audio source in BDMV output target mode.
Improved Performance optimization and reduction of the memory usage.
Menu Related Revisions
Fixed The application would lock-up due to an internal error occurring while outputting a pop-up menu.
Fixed A deadlock would occur under specific conditions when displaying the Global menu settings and changing the Item display tab settings in a sequence.
Fixed An unexpected error would arise and the processing would become invalid when editing a background picture with the background audio set to a file that cannot be found.
Fixed Pressing the PageUp key in the menu editor video/audio selector window would have the same effect than pressing the PageUp key.
Fixed Video settings would not be reflected in the audio settings when using the video and audio from the same source in the menu background editor window.
Fixed The Item display tab of the Track menu setting window now displays only the necessary items.
Fixed Effects would not be applied to all the selected items of a menu.
Other Revisions
Updated Writing driver updated.
Improved The Writing tool now writes even when the addition of data is normaly not permitted on the media. This should solve playback problems encoutered in BD players with BD-R media.
Improved Slideshow animation behavior slightly changed so the animation range is wider when resizing is in "Avoid border appearance" mode.
Fixed Other various corrections.


Version 4.0.0.9 - November 12, 2008
New First release version.

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All features / Full description:
TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4 is packed with features to help you create professional-looking DVDs and Blu-ray Discs that you'll love to share with friends and family.
Also, be sure to check out the New Features section for more great features!
Easy-to-use interface.
Intuitive step-by-step process.

Each TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4 project is divided into 5 stages: Start, Source, Menu, Simulation, and Output. Simply complete each stage in order and you'll have a custom DVD or Blu-ray Disc movie in no time. You can even go back to previous stages to make changes, or skip certain stages depending on your needs. Various wizards are included to help guide you through more complicated tasks, such as menu creation and file importing.

Check out our Guided Tour of Authoring Works 4 for a quick overview of the authoring process!
Extensive input formats.
Convert to DVD and Blu-ray Disc compliant video.

TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4 will automatically convert a vast array of video file formats to DVD, Blu-ray Disc, or DivX formats. You can even convert your AVCHD videos and keep them in full-HD (1920 × 1080) when you output to Blu-ray Disc.
DivX® Ultra Authoring.
Create high quality DivX video with advanced features.

DivX® ULTRA logoWith DivX® Ultra authoring, your DivX projects can have advanced features such as DVD-like menus and navigation! DivX projects created with TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4 are the ultimate combination of DVD-like presentation with DivX technology. Play your DivX Ultra projects with DivX Player software on your PC or any DivX Ultra Certified DVD player in the comfort of your livingroom.

* Officially licensed DivX® video software product
* Creates high-quality DivX® video

Search smarter with Smart Scene Search™.
Find scene changes with a single click.

It can be tedious to look for all of the scene changes in your video clips, especially when you've got hours of footage. This is where Smart Scene Search comes in. While editing, all you have to do is click your middle mouse button to the right or the left of the playhead in the thumbnail preview to automatically find the next or previous scene change. This makes it easy to set key frames, find a good place to cut scenes, or split your clip.

Just click with the middle mouse button in the thumbnail preview to find the next scene change.
Add your own subtitles.
Read what they're saying.

Add up to two subtitle streams to your videos with the subtitle editor. Import subtitles from a DVD or create your own with tools for positioning, timing, font styles and more. Create multi-language subtitles or use it for the hearing impared. Subtitles also work great as captions for slideshows too.
Create interactive menus.
Use templates or customize them yourself.

What's a DVD, Blu-ray, or DivX ULTRA disc without a nice menu? The menu wizard will guide you through the menu-making process, allowing you to create menus in standard and high definition with aspect ratios of 4:3 or 16:9. You can even create pop-up menus with your Blu-ray Disc projects. Of course, you can choose not to create a menu at all as well.
Menu Templates

If you're not a creative-type or you're short on time, use one of 23 pre-installed menu templates to create a menu with just a few clicks. With a wide variety of different themes, you're sure to find a menu template to match your video. Check out a few of the included menu templates by clicking here. You can even download additional menu templates free of charge!
Custom Menus

Want to make something truly unique? Then choose to create a custom menu where you can alter practically everything about your menu. Change the background to a personal photo, make your own navigation buttons, add graphical effects to your chapter thumbnails, alter page titles, and more. When you're all done, you can even save your menu as a template so you can use it over and over again.
Add a note page.

Add note pages to your menus that can contain actor bios, production notes, trivia, history, extra images, or whatever else your imagination can come up with. (Not available for DivX ULTRA menus.)
Highlight editor.

Change the way menu items are highlighted with the highlight editor. Maybe you want the play button to be outlined, or maybe you want the whole button to be highlighted when you select it. You can also change the highlight colors.
Menu item effects.

With custom menus, you can add effects to each menu item (buttons, thumbnails, title text, etc.). Add a drop shadow to all of your text, change the color of your chapter thumbnails to a sepia tone, rotate your buttons, change the opacity of your menu title, and much, much more.

Click here to view an enlarged version!
Let your menus come alive with motion.
Animate menus with motion menu settings.

Breath new life into your menu when you activate the motion menu settings! You can use a video in place of menu items such as backgrounds and buttons, and animate your track and chapter thumbnails to give your menus that extra professional touch. You can even add background music to create a complete audio/visual menu experience!

*Video clips courtesy of VCE.COM not included.
Smart Rendering.
Edit and output in a flash.

Smart Rendering allows you to output DivX, DVD or Blu-ray Disc compliant video without having to re-encode the entire movie file. This makes output extremely quick, and when you cut out a scene, only the video frames before and after the cut section will be re-encoded, saving you a ton of time and keeping the same quality as the original source file. Applicable clips will have a Smart Rendering icon in the Source stage of the program.

Check out a video demonstration of how Smart Rendering can save you time!
Simulation feature.
Test your creation before you output.

See what your Blu-ray/DVD/DivX project looks like before you output it with the Simulation feature. This will reproduce what your project will look like when you put it in a real DVD/Blu-ray player. Test out your menus, audio tracks, subtitles, and menu item effects that you've applied. We've even included controls that mimic a DVD remote so you can see what it would be like to navigate through your menus. Don't like what you see? Go back and make changes, then test it again.
Transcode feature.
Never worry about running out of space.

Sometimes you might have so much content that you can't fit it on the DVD. What do you do? You can get rid of some clips, or you can use the transcode feature which can automatically adjust the bitrate of your movie so that it will fit on your target media. Simply set your target media (DVD, Blu-ray Disc) or set a custom output size and TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4 will do the rest.

Please note that while lowering the bitrate decreases the file size of your movie, it will also decrease the quality as well.
Multiple tracks.
Up to 99 tracks per project.

Got a lot of footage? Add up to 99 video tracks to your project. That's 99 episodes, 99 home videos, 99 slideshows, 99 tracks of whatever video you've got! So go ahead and an extra track or two...or three...or four...
The firstplay track.
Add an intro video or logo.

The firstplay track will play once you insert your DVD or Blu-ray Disc into your player. Use it to include an introduction video, corporate logos, sponsorship logos, or whatever you can think of.
Fix your audio.
Make adjustments with audio filters.

Is your audio track a little out of sync? Use the audio gap correction to fix it. You can also adjust the volume levels, add fade in/out effects, and apply noise and signal reduction filters.


Alternative to TMPGEnc Authoring Works:
ArcSoft ShowBiz
Cyberlink PowerProducer
DVD MovieFactory
MPEG Video Wizard DVD
Nero



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Acronyms / Also Known As:
TMPGEnc Authoring Works, TAW, TAW4, TAW5

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I've been using the authoring works 5 package for almost a year now with no problems until recently. I set the programme up using the FFDshow and Haali codec's as outlined by post 11 on this page Persen. I hadn't used it since last october when all was well for importing .TS files and outputting AVCHD to DVD. However now when I come to use the programme I get the error "Could not open the video part of the file blah blah" message. I updated both the Authoring works package and the codec packages and still no joy. If I revert from the set-up as described by Persen (post 11) it does work however I'm loath to move away from using either FFDshow or Haali codecs as they are very stable and give perfect picture quality. Any suggestions ?


Posted January 11, 2014 by . Tool version 5.1.3.57 using OS Windows 8 64-bit
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I'm just a Joe Average home film maker and computer user and needed a Blu-ray authoring package as that disc medium is now my preference owning a high resolution camcorder.

Previously I used DVD Lab Pro for authoring and unfortunately that software house has not yet created a Blu-ray authoring software. Whilst Tmpgenc Authoring 5 is not a patch on DVD Lab Pro, I have found it still lets me be quite creative with menus and it has never caused me any issues like some of the comments on here.

Their Help Guide is lacking in many areas. However, if you have never used DVD Lab Pro then I'm sure you will be perfectly happy with this Blu-ray menu package.

I firstly use Adobe Premiere Elements 9 for film editing, Tmpgenc Authoring for menu creation and BurnAware for the final Blu-ray disc burn.



Posted October 22, 2013 by . Tool version 5.1.3.57 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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I finally resolved my problem with blu-ray disc pausing. I did a lot of testing to identify the problem. It turns out the problem as to do with MKV files with DTS audio. I can only assume that Authoring Works 5 doesn't handle the DTS conversion properly. When I use a MKV source file with DTS audio I get intermittent pauses. When I convert the MKV file to Dolby Digital using PopCorn MKV AudioConverter v1.87.73 the blu-ray disc plays normally with no pauses. I didn't fix the problem, but I did identify the problem I was having and found a way around it. I have tested on 15 different MKV files and had the exact same result on every file, when I converted the audio every one worked correctly. Go figure.


Posted June 26, 2013 by . Tool version 5.1.1.55 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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irish003 encode to dvd folder with not edits rename folder load folder as new dvd project and then edit in time line the you can edit with out any pause or stutter


Posted April 30, 2013 by . Tool version 5 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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After further testing, I find the suggestions I posted earlier did not help. The video still freezes a different points, but the sound and subtitles continues to play. With the suggested settings, the freezing does not occur as often.


Posted April 29, 2013 by . Tool version 5.1.1.55 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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I reported two days ago that I have been a user of TMPGEnc Authoring Works (versions 4 and 5) for the past two years. I reported the software sucked the life out of your PC and used 100% of your CPU. I finally got an answer from someone at Pegasys that knew how to fix the problem. To mimimize the use of your CPU do the following:

1. In Preferences> under CPU/GPU settings, enable Multi Threading and enable Nvidia CUDA settings.
2. At Output stage > make right-click on the preview window (in the Batch authoring tool > Options > Task priority ) and choose Task priority > Foreground and set it to "Below normal", and Background set it to the same.

This will significantly boost the speed of your rendering and reduce the CPU load.



Posted April 23, 2013 by . Tool version 5.1.1.55 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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TMPGEnc Authoring Works 5 is the only tool that let me put the latest bluray version of Total Recall into Sync. People had all sorts of problems with this movie even playing it in standalone players.


Posted April 21, 2013 by . Tool version TMPGEnc Authoring Works 5 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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I have been a user of TMPGEnc Authoring Works (versions 4 and 5) for the past two years. I kept hoping the vendor would correct problems with the software so it would stop running so inefficiently. This software will suck the life out of your PC and use 100% of your CPU. After the software maxes out your CPU at 100%, it starts causing intermittent video freezes in the generated output.

The freezes will appear every 8 to 10 minutes or so while you are viewing the video. This problem appears to only happen when you are outputting an H.264/AVC Blu-ray project with the “x264" encoder engine. I have not noticed the freezing issue in any of my DVD projects, but the CPU utilization does run in excess of 70% range when burning a DVD. Using a competitive product, my CPU utilization was only 28% when I created the same Blu-ray disc using the same exact source files. Both software packages generated an H.264 project.

If my PC was a little weak, I could understand the CPU maxing out at 100%, but I have a fairly decent system. My configuration is Windows 7 64-bit, CPU Intel i7-2700K @ 3.50GHz with 16 GB memory and 800 GB of free disk space. I have never had problems working with video when using Nero Video 12 or Cyberlink PowerDirector 11, so I find it puzzling why TMPGEnc Authoring Works eats up so much CPU trying to do the same thing the other software packages seem to handle effortlessly. Now don’t get me wrong, I like TMPGEnc Authoring Works, but this CPU utilization problem is now causing problems that are not acceptable to anyone wanting to render Blu-ray movies.

A little background: I am a retired IT professional with 35 years of computer design and programming experience. I know all software has bugs to some degree, but when you let a software package eat up 100% of your CPU that is just plain negligence. Any developer that would write software with that kind of a problem is just not up to snuff. It is my hope that someone at Pegasys, Inc. reads this and does something to correct their problem. The problem has been going on for more than two years now, so this is not the first time I reported it to vendor.



Posted April 21, 2013 by . Tool version 5.1.1.55 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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This needs lots of work - not user friendly and no instructions worth a _rap.
The rest is good and easy to use.



Posted April 10, 2013 by . Tool version 5.1.1.55 ( using OS WinXP 64-bit
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I upgraded from 4 and I'm glad I did! This program solves all my HD needs so far. Smart render of HD media is great. Joining multiple HD clips from camcorders works fast. Smart rendering AVCHD is awsome. Individual chapter behavior in the menu is also a nice addition. This prog is a must for people with AVCHD camcorders.


Posted November 23, 2012 by . Tool version 5.0.8.2.6 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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I upgraded to v5 but also kept my v4 (for divx authoring, which v5 lacks). Am using v5 mostly to author blu-rays and AVCHD DVDs (videos and photo slideshows). Output quality of TAW5 is pleasing, but encoding can take a long time when using CPU alone (core i7 920 2.66Ghz in my case). And with the CPU maxed out the PC slows to a crawl.
Since TAW5 has CUDA acceleration support, I decided to investigate the GeForce range of video cards and finally settled on one - the GeForce GTX560Ti 448 Core edition - that just happened to fit inside my medium-sized PC case!
With CUDA enabled, encoding blu-rays, AVCHD DVDs, and even regular DVDs became much faster. Subjectively, I estimate that encoding tasks complete in 1/4 to 1/3 of the time vs CPU alone. Output quality looks just as good to my eyes. The CPU still gets pushed fairly heavily, but with much of the heavy lifting off-loaded to the CUDA cores, Win7 remains fairly responsive to multitasking.
CUDA and TAW5 undoubtedly make a great team!



Posted September 18, 2012 by . Tool version 5.0.8.26 using OS Windows 7
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The softwares own renderers is not that good. I have experienced a lot of errors in the video that you wanted to work with, but i did find a way arround that problem and actually turning this software in to a extremely good piece of software: FFDSHOW and Haali Media Splitter.
If you install these two and after that go in to TAW's renderer settings:

Options => Preferences => Input/output format list => File input-plugin

and here removes every marker, except for the one at DirectShow file reader, then you can turn it in to a extremely good authoring tool for creating DVD and Blu-ray discs.
Do not use the softwares own .ts import tool when working with .ts video files, choose to open them 'as is'. Then FFDSHOW and Haali kicks in and does a perfect rendering of them.
If you have problems seeing any files when wanting to open a video file, choose all files.
You het one heck of a broad support of video types when having FFDSHOW and Haali as your renderering tools, even when you want to open video files who has DTS audio.

Note: DTS audio is converted to Dolby Digital, you don't have DTS output.



Posted August 15, 2012 by . Tool version 5.0.8.26 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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I am an avid user of Tmpgenc Authoring version 3 and 4. I liked both of them a lot. The flow and reliability were great and you really get control of the options and menus. I have been frustrated by other authoring software that makes me add menus I don't want, or splits a single menu into 10 pages of tracks, when that's nothing like I want. Or won't give me control over text or other objects on the screen. Tmpgenc Authoring 3 and 4 never did that, and gave me full control over quality and tracks and fitting things onto discs, etc.

I think I took the plunge too early with Authoring Works 5. I did so for H.264 capability however the program is as good as 3 and 4 but slicker. The menu options are amazing, the bitrates and formats and control over the output is once again great. But the bugs....omg the bugs. Any little thing will throw this program for a loop, never to return again.

Let's assume for the moment that the errors are justified. One time I had moved some files it needed, some graphics for one of my menus were in the wrong folder. Another time I was missing a codec it needed. And the 100s of other times errors were generated, for who knows what reason. Every single time, the error messages were totally worthless. Every error message said "error 0x0923093 at fff210923" or "the process cannot continue"...but why?!! How can I have a prayer of fixing the error with no explanation as to what the cause is, what type of error. I am a software developer at a tiny company and this would never be acceptable.

So I trudged on and finished my project, analyzed and compressed and 8 hours later, ready for Authoring Works to finish, and with (not kidding) 00:00:01 left on the clock, the program stopped with another useless error message, with codes and numbers that help no one.

While I think the price is fair for what you get, a program with really great features and attention to detail...the unacceptable error messages, or the ability to pass-thru DTS audio, make this an unwise purchase until they can get their act together on version 5, as they had with versions 3 or 4.



Posted April 26, 2012 by . Tool version 5.0.8.26 using OS Vista
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At first, I thought I had bought a wrong device from a shoddy and irresponsible salesman. But, now ... I felt his recommendation was okay though I do face some problems with the HDD to DVD -R copying using the proprietary Pioneer's VR mode for my PAL video recording of my various favorite programs.

This DVD recorder has a 80 GB HDD to store a normal resolution (2 hours in DVD) up to a total of 32 hrs of programs. Anyway, I have not been able to watch many of my videos on my PC for sometimes and I finally hit the right place on my TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223C ATA property. I changed the region to Singapore and it responded with the word "Region 3". Hitting right note means access to my 'hidden' files in my DVD-R and +R.

However, due to some reason, I'm not able to see my +RW files (not finalised ?).



Posted March 17, 2012 by . Tool version 2.513 using OS Windows 7
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The pricing is fair. I had several options. I could have kept version 4 working for a little bit more money but why bother.

Encode speed is OK. I do not expect to encode with it. I use other software from the same people and others to make compliant video and only expect to use it to author BluRays and DVDs and minor encoding.

I take my HD captures and edit them with the latest VideoReDo as a 1st step. or use TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works 5 that I recently picked up. I paid the little extra to keep TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress functional as I have a need for it on another computer.



Posted March 16, 2012 by . Tool version 5.05.22 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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Thanks for the info pepegot1. With your report, along with their unfair, insensitive upgrade policy, I wont be upgrading.


Posted March 16, 2012 by . Tool version AW4 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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What a piece of crap!! Compared to ver. 4, it's very slow encoding-too slow. If you want speed, then they want to sell you a plugin-what a rip off! You cannot use your older version 4, with 5 installed, unless you pay $20.00-more rip off. You can encode to 60P but, as there are no 60P players available yet, your player will down convert to 29.977. Therefore, I will stay with ver. 4 which does that.


Posted March 14, 2012 by . Tool version 5 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 6 of 10 Functionality 5 of 10 Value for money 2 of 10 Overall score 4 of 10


I use it to edit the commercials out of WIN 7 Media Center wtv videos ... works just fine.


Posted March 14, 2012 by . Tool version version 5 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
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This in line with previous comment....
This exactly what it suppose to do, after charging U$100 out-of-pocket.
ConvertX2DVD is in the same boat, as it is commercial software.

The only those things surprised and pleased me, when freewares like AVStoDVD, MultiAVCHD and FVAC, MeGUI, XViD4PSP,RiPBot and all other freeware produce quality output as good as commercial software(s). Making a good software and keeping it for FREE is a really very... I mean really very BiG Hearted Project. In this way I am thankful to many authors.

There is no software in this planet which is bug-free.
Why to pay extremely high price for buggy-wares. when your primary purpose is served well by free-wares?



Posted July 07, 2011 by . Tool version 4.1.047 using OS Other
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


I was looking for a program that could convert MKV to DVD or Blu-ray. After trying multiAVCHD, AVStoDVD, FAVC, and ConvertXtoDVD, this is the best I found so far, easiest to use, and produced the best results. It can import an MKV through DirectShow. The user interface looks elegant and most important, it's not complicated and is easy to navigate. You are able to easily edit the video, filter the audio, and create or import subtitles and adjust its font, size, and position. You can easlily create your own custom menu templates, instead of using standard amateurish looking ones. Correcting mistakes or revising selections is not a hassle. The built in disk burner is good and the produced DVD preserves video and audio quality, subtitles look sharp, and encoding time is fast compared to the other programs I've used.

I would have given this a 10 but for the Blu-ray output. It only supports MPEG2 output, if your source is H.264 it re-encodes to MPEG2. It does not pass through DTS audio, it re-encodes to AC3 or LPCM.



Posted July 05, 2011 by . Tool version 4.1.0.47 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 8 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


its true and they know it verywell and if it is launched with .h264 authoring there will be lot of illegal blueray dvd on the street and also it contained pop-up menu.


Posted July 15, 2010 by . Tool version latest using OS Windows 7
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The last couple of versions of TDA work directly in Windows 7 32bit, no Compatibility Mode or Virtual XP needed. Main issue I have with it is no H264 Blu-ray creation, only MPEG2 Blu-ray.


Posted July 14, 2010 by . Tool version 4.0.11.39 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 7 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


Works fine in Windows 7 under Virtual Windows XP mode.


Posted July 09, 2009 by . Tool version 4.0.4.24 using OS Windows 7
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Version 4.04.24 DOES WORK on my Windows 7 RC build 7100.
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400 dual core, 2GB Ram.



Posted July 06, 2009 by . Tool version 4.0.4.24 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 8 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Great program but has some issues, will not run under Vista SP2 or Windows 7.


Posted July 06, 2009 by . Tool version 4.0.4.24 using OS Vista
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