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.
TMPGEnc Authoring Works 5 Version 184.108.40.206 - 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 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!
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.
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!
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.)
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 ?).
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.
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.
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?
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.
Continues the Tempgenc DVD Author tradition of simple, template driven authoring. This one is a little more flexible, and combines Divx and BluRay authoring into a single package. It is still no substitute for a full authoring tool, but for most consumer users it is more than adequate.
@schematic2 : You will never see more than 32 items on a menu in any authoring tool because the DVD specification does not allow for it. You may as well strike it from your wish list now.
This version is much more user friendly than past versions. Menus are where they should be. While documentation is limited, this prog is full of nice surprises. Right mouse click for fast scrubbing is an asset. Middle mouse click for scene change search is neat. Although I never tried past versions for encoding, this version will accept non MPG2 files and encode for you. Batch processing is also a nice touch.
As with most TMPGenc products I've tried, TAW4 seems rock solid for stability. The program gives you alot for the money. Divx and Blueray included. The supplied templates are still iffy, but the self generated templates are only limited by your imagination. All the basics are there. The ability to add your own buttons, frames and backgrounds to the menu wizard is also handy.
I liked the prog trial enough to purchase it.
-It would be nice to be able to copy/paste text/graphics from a menu page to another
-99 chapters per menu page should be allowed instead of 32 (nice for text menu)
-ability to change skin to older styles
Posted January 30, 2009 by schematic2.
Tool version 220.127.116.11
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