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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.

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Version:2.524 History
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Size:8.41MB



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More information and other downloads:
Download free TMPGEnc here, free MPEG1/VCD encoding.

Download TMPGEnc MPEG2 Plugin, open MPEG2 files directly in TMPGEnc.

Download TMPGEnc Batch list creator, it lets you open several video clips at once in TMPGEnc.


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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.
Decoding
[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).
Fixed
[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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Alternative to TMPGEnc Plus:
bbMPEG
HC Encoder
TMPGEnc
TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works
TotalCode Studio



Guides and How to's:
AVI to DVD MPEG (using CCE or TMPGenc encoders) - Read
Converting SVCD PAL 25fps to SVCD NTSC 23.976fps - Read
How to convert a PAL DVD to a NTSC DVD using TMPGEnc Plus 2.5x - Read
How to convert interlaced PAL DVD to NTSC DVD - Read
MPEG2 Encoder test(DV source), CCE vs Procoder vs TMPGEnc vs MC vs Vegas - Read
MPEG2 Encoder test(XviD source), CCE vs TMPGEnc vs Procoder vs MC vs QuEnc - Read
Optimizing TMPGEnc for quality AND speed - Read
Sefy's DVD Backup Guide v2.6 - Read
View all guides with guide description here


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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 . 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 . 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 . 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 . 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 . 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


Very sweet tool that does what it says. The price really is right for this one. People say it's on the slow side, but I don't think so really... faster almost always equals worse quality. Never yet had a bad encode with this app.


Posted February 21, 2005 by . Tool version 2.59.47.155 using OS Win2K
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


I'm sorry but that last comment by the previous poster is absolute bollocks. Always converting NTSC to PAL is definitely the way to go if you want decent quality. PAL is superior to NTSC in every way imaginable and converting to PAL is always preferable. Sometimes it can be difficult to do depending on the source type, but if you are able to do it properly via frameserving or whatever then do so. TMPGEnc's own tools are not usually powerful enough to do a very good job on their own, so don't bother with that route, use AviSynth or VirtualDubMod to do the NTSC -> PAL conversion and then frameserve the result into TMPGEnc to do the actual encoding. You will not be disappointed.

Apart from anything else, the vertical resolution of NTSC being 480/240 is not large enough to get an unnoticeable difference in the correct aspect ratio when you need to round the vertical resolution of the output MPEG to 16. PAL's 576/288 allows you to get much closer to the ideal number when rounding to 16 such that the aspect ratio distortion is unnoticeable. Just one reason why PAL is superior.



Posted October 09, 2004 by . Tool version 2.521.58.169 using OS Win2K
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Great tool to encode video. For AVI files with AC3, encode only the video (demux the AC3 with virtualdubmod). For the best video quality, NEVER CHANGE NTSC to PAL !!!!!!!!!!!


Posted October 09, 2004 by . Tool version 2.521.58.169 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 6 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 8 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


One of my "workhorses". Great encoder for the money. I owned TMPGEnc Plus for over two years now and I'm still amazed at its versitility and the number of features it has. I use it to encoded MPEG-2 for DVD (mostly) and have used CQ, CBR & VBR options. It's easy to learn its basics and start using, but to use all of its power takes a while. I'm still learning.


Posted August 27, 2004 by . Tool version 2.521.58.169 using OS Win2K
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


This ia a quality encoder. You can use this to make vcds, svcds and dvds plus makeing them better quality ( sharpening edges, cutting out noise, matching sound to video, changes screen size eg, 16: 4:3 2:11 pal or nstc ).The only downside to this program i have found is sometimes it does not reconize files correctly ( mainly avi ) no matter what codecs i have.This i correct with winmpg v 3.31 converting to mpg 1.Dont use any other version but 3.31 because all the other versions i have used crash, when i have converted them through winmpg, tmpge reconizes them fine.Top quality converter. 10 out of 10


Posted February 29, 2004 by . Tool version plus 2.5 using OS MacOS9
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


I gave this a 9/10 for ease of use as setting up all the options can be confusing. Once set though the wizard makes this a really easy and powerful tool.

My main reason for leaving a comment was the upgrade option which I finally bit the bullet and did. The process is simple and if you are registered before the upgrade you still will be after.

The version numbers however need a lot to be desired. I went from 2.57 to 2.521 (which looks like a downgrade) but should really be read as 2.5-7 and 2.5-21 (21 > 7 so all is sweet).

I use this tool mainly to convert NTSC to PAL and to compress the bitrate to squeeze more onto a CDR (in the old days) and now DVDRs. The batch mode allow you to set up multiple conversions and let them run over night. When finished your machine can optionally be shut down.

On a dual PIII 800 with 1Gb ram (and it can be configured to use multiple CPUs of P4 HT technology) I process 45min of video with 5.1 audio from NTSC to PAL in abount 90 min.

Definitely worth a look in.



Posted February 12, 2004 by . Tool version 2.521 using OS Win2K
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Best Encoder I have used to date. Much better results than Click 2 DVD (Sony) or myDVD. I marked it down on ease of use bacause some of the help screens have very criptic messages that are very hard to understand. My second little beef is the way it disables menu selections to 'guide' you to correct choices. 99% of the time I have to load the unlock template so I can adjust the setting I need for my project.




Posted February 12, 2004 by . Tool version 2.521 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


My first mpeg 1 & 2 video encoder since February 2002 and still one of my favorites. For the price, versatility, features, ease of use (use the guides ;-) and quality it is the best of its breed.


Posted January 01, 2004 by . Tool version 2.521.58.169 using OS Win2K
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


TMPGEnc Plus is even better than TMPGEnc if that was possible, i don't think that it takes that long to encode movies considering what it has to do, although i havn't used it to encode audio, it gets top marks from me except for Ease of use which is a bit of a set back for a newbee.


Posted January 01, 2004 by . Tool version 2.521.58.169 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


This THE encoder/decoder!!
- Fabulous AVI (DivX) to MPEG encoder!
- Brilloant MPEG1 MPEG2 conversion!
- Great wizards!
- And much more for only 50$!
I'm really impressed!



Posted September 26, 2003 by . Tool version 2.521 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


I have been using this tool for about 3 months now. Its an excellent tool. It may be a little slow but I think that in the long run slow and safe are better than fast and ???? It can do many things that most encoders can't do. For example converting source media Pal to NTSC for VCD without any headache. Plus its audio encoder works real well not the best mind you but very good indeed. The one thing I do recommend is that you should have most of the new codecs installed. and ofcourse the direct show priorities should be 1st. This way it can handle most file types. Its well worth the money.... I have made about 50 VCDs and 25 DVD thus far all from avi and mpg files using the templates provided and the wizard. Once you get the hang of it you can fiddle with the settings to get high quality but be warned high quality takes time to encode. The balance you are looking for is High quality and fast. This program doesn't do "fast" so set it to decode at night and when you wake up in the morning you have quality. Besides night is for xxx and sleeping, no?


Posted September 01, 2003 by . Tool version 2.54 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Very slow ... but excellent results ...


Posted August 12, 2003 by . Tool version 2.511 using OS Win2K
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


One of the best mpeg1, mpeg2 encoders with tons of extra features.


Posted July 17, 2003 by . Tool version 2.513 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


You go to any site that talks about making videos and you'll see the name TMPGEnc mentioned by quite a few people. I saw a guy on TV descibe it as every bit as good as a $1200. MPEG encoder he used where he worked. I'm pretty new to computers and making videos, but thanks to all the articles I found at this site, I had no problem using TMPGEnc. I even used the audio, which almost everyone recommends you DON'T use. I hate waiting for video to "Render" but the results are excellent. After only a couple of tries, I was sold and I downloaded and paid for my current version. IF YOU ARE SUPER NEW TO THIS(making mpeg encodings), I'D WAIT A COUPLE OF MONTHS BEFORE YOU TACKLE IT. Read up, right here at DVDRhelp.


Posted June 26, 2003 by . Tool version 2.511.51 using OS MacOS8
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10
Guides: This site is really all you have to know. There's plenty of links that will take you from here to other sites.

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