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TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6 is the best software to create a DVD / Blu-ray / AVCHD with high quality menus. It has the most powerful authoring engine which combines the best quality encoding engine with the "Smart Rendering" function that allows ultra-fast output of standard complaint video with little to no loss in quality. This version brings advanced fast editing and output to fruition by re-evaluating and optimizing all of the editing engines with their conversion into 64-bit native architecture. In addition to the widely increased import formats such as H.265/HEVC, MXF, it implements new features such as "Track BGM", "Advanced Highlight" and more. It maintains the core concept that "anyone can create without confusion", letting you go beyond your own expectations. Start you own "Authoring Works" today!

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Released:Jul 19,2017
File size:893MB
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Version - July 19, 2017
Corrections Fixed: An error occurred when applying the option "Move to Front or Back" in the item menu of the Menu Edit stage.
Fixed: Could not start outputting if the output file name includes a specific character when creating a Blu-ray data image file in the Disc Writing Tool.
Fixed: When importing a TSCC/TSC2 CODEC file via the AVI file reader, occasionally the simulated or exported video could not be displayed correctly.
Fixed: Occasionally an error occurred while outputting a project which includes 3D transitions in a lower memory capacity environment.
Fixed: Occasionally detected an MPEG-1 file as a Full-Rendering source file even if the MPEG-1 file conforms to the DVD standard.
Fixed: Could not recognize the second and subsequent disc media in certain environments when the number of copies is set to 2 or more.
Fixed: An error occurred when starting output of a DVD-Video project if the project contains an XDVD MPEG file.
Other corrections.

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Supports Blu-ray, DVD and AVCHD with Menu Creation
TMPGenc Authoring Works 6 allows you to edit, output video files for Blu-ray (BDMV), DVD-Video or AVCHD authoring (converting to a format for playback on a player), then create a disc. You can contain a maximum of 4 audio and 8 subtitles streams into your project, or even add a slideshow movie created easily from your own photos. Enjoy your original disc creation with menus which you can create by using pre-installed templates, or by creating your own custom layout design.

* 1 the maximum number of streams varies depending on the output format.
* To create a BDAV format disc, use our TMPGEnc MPEG Smart Renderer 5 application.
Easy-To-Use "Technical Wizard" Interface Takes You Through the Authoring Process, Step by Step.
The first thing you'll see is the "Startup Launcher" window. From here, you can choose what type of project format you want to create. Once you start a new project, the Source Wizard guides you through the process of importing your clips or photos. You can edit your project's video clips and slideshows in the Edit Stage. Then, create your menu in the Menu Stage. Test your project virtually in the Simulation Stage, and finally, output and burn your project to disc in the Output Stage. You can finish your disc creation easily without any knowledge related to video and disc authoring. Of course, you can access more advanced video and audio settings if you know your stuff.

Smart Rendering Function - Implements Ultra-Fast and Excellent Picture Quality Output.

What makes it high quality? Exports losslessly other than Cut and Connected ranges.

How is high speed output possible? Unchanged video parts are not re-encoded.

TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6 features the "Smart Rendering" output function. Smart rendering has the ability to analyze a video file and re-encode only the parts that have been changed, such as cut/split/join points and sections where transitions or other effects have been added. Parts of the video that have not changed are not re-encoded.
Besides taking a long time, re-encoding changes the video/audio data; this can cause differences in quality depending on the encoder and the output settings. Thus, it is typically a best practice to keep the original data unchanged as much as possible to maintain the original quality and avoid degradation.

The smart rendering function requires that the imported file must conform to the output format standard.
Joins Files "Smartly."
File Connecting - Ultra Fast and High Quality.
TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6's smart rendering function supports not only cut ranges but also where files are connected. This allows you to join multiple files which are recorded by a digital camcorder or smartphone into one file.

Encodes in High Quality
Even for Non-Smart Renderable Videos.
Simply put, no smart rendering problems will occur when importing files which do not conform to the target format, or importing multiple clips that have different parameters (such as resolution). In such cases, TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6 can join and output in high quality using the integrated high-definition encoder.

Integrates Outstanding Encoding Engines Required For Smart Rendering.
For smart rendering output, the quality of the encoding engine is held as one of most important elements. If the quality is low, then the low quality encoded parts will stand out on video playback, thus reducing the whole quality of the video. That is why TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6 integrates the best encoders which results in the best quality output video.

Incorporates our original encoder used in the TMPGEnc series and is known the world over as one of the best MPEG-1/2 encoders.


Incorporates the world renowned x264 encoding engine. Widely adopted as the H.264 encoder of choice for sites such as Facebook and YouTube.
Native Support for 64-bit Architecture.
This version is designed only for 64-bit architecture environments. Along with this enhancement, the application is capable of using an outstandingly large memory size. Therefore, editing operations that contain ultra HD editing, complex filtering, file importation, video rendering, clip copying, etc. become much easier and lighter to handle.
*This application does not support 32-bit OS environments.
Supports a Wide Range of Input Formats.
TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6 natively supports a wide variety of time-tested and recent formats such as MPEG-1/2, H.264/AVC, AVI, WMV, MOV, GoPro recorded files, and more. You practically don't even need to install external CODECs; you can edit without needing any knowledge of these formats. Furthermore, you can select a specific import title clip within a Blu-ray (BDMV/BDAV), AVCHD or TS file, and by using the thumbnail preview, you can verify the content beforehand and avoid any mistakes.
"6" supports the following new formats and functions.
H.265/HEVC Input Support.
Now supports importing the H.265/HEVC format which is the successor to H.264/AVC and is the latest video compression standard.
MXF Container Support.
Now supports importing MXF containers, which are mainly used in the professional market. TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6 can also analyze and let you choose a multi-structured video file, and lets you edit the audio channel map, thus you can import video and audio streams incorporated with an MXF container without any difficulties.
ISO File Direct Import and Editing Support.
Supports directly importing ISO Files, allowing you to import an ISO file without mounting it. Just drag and drop or use the import wizard!
* The Windows 7 environment requires ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver which is packaged with the application.
ImDisk Virtual Disk Driver: Copyright © 2004-2015 Olof Lagerkvist.
10-bit 4:4:4 H.264/AVC Input Support.
TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6 is capable of importing the H.264/AVC High Intra 4:4:4 profile. There is no need to encode and prepare files in advance before starting editing.
XAVC S Input Support.
Supports importing and directly editing using the high quality video 4K/HD video format "XAVC S" which is advocated by Sony and capable of storing high resolution and high bitrate videos compared to the AVCHD standard.

WebM/Ogg Input Support.
Supports WebM* and Ogg (Video: Theora Audio: Vorbis) input. Both are open source video formats and focus on high quality video with low file sizes, and are mainly used for playing on Android devices(WebM) and Web browsers.
WebM logo
Animated GIF Importation.
Supports animated GIF importation, allowing you to use an animated GIF file as an editable video clip.
Improved Editing Functions and Interface.
Cutting, Adding Subtitles; Implement the Shortest Editing Workflow.
TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6 reduces complicated processes and procedures, and provides an incredible interface which is capable of cutting, adding subtitles, editing audio and reaching the output in the quickest time by adhering to a simple workflow.
Supports Output Format Conversion while Editing.
In TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6, it is possible to convert the current output format real-timely to the other even if the project is in the middle of editing. Even if you start editing a project with the wrong output format, you can change the project to the correct output format right away while keeping the current editing status.*

* There is a possibility that the settings of a converted project may be changed considerably depending on the destination output format.
Enhanced Undo/Redo Range.
In the old versions, once moved to the specific editing stage, it never restores previous operation, which attributes the cause of stress. This version is enhanced in order to keep the editing history between almost all stages, which allows you to edit without any of anxiety about losing the editing history.

Easy and Convenient Clip Input
Title/Multi Stream Analyzer
This function analyzes a file at importation and allows you to select a specific import title clip within a Blu-ray, AVCHD file, etc. Regarding a MPEG-2 TS or MXF file, the function analyzes and lets you choose a multi-structured video file (containing several video and audio streams) or video where the resolution changes mid-flow. TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6 allows you to use the analyzer for a file even if you did not choose to analyze it when importing.

* Encrypted or copy-protected files cannot be imported
* Subtitles cannot be imported other than ISDB standard subtitles.
Quick Properties
The software newly features the "Quick Properties" panel in the clip setting window, which allows you to verify the video and audio overview of a selected clip without launching the clip editing window. Also, you can change the aspect ratio and the channel mode.

Share Clips Between Applications.
TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6 allows you to share clips by dragging and dropping between applications. In case of progressing several projects all at once or other cases, which makes your work be speedily rather than that of old versions.

Supports QR Code Clip Creation.
In TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6, allowing you to create a QR code clip automatically only by inputing an arbitrary text. You can use the QR code clip for various purposes such as introducing your web site, or recoding the information of the video. The QR code clip can also be added as subtitles or menu items.

Newly Evolved Cut Editing Interface - Easier to Use, Presice and Quick.
When simply cutting a video, not displaying and cutting the correct position would turn your hard work into a waste of time. The Cut Edit window, which is the core of TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6, brings you presice results because of our developed skills and experience. We've reworked the internal processing of the editing window and it has been enhanced with functions to support 4K and 8K high-definition editing.

Source movie: © copyright 2008, Blender Foundation |

No Left-Over Parts. "Frame Level Editing".
A single frame is the smallest unit of a video. TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6 can edit at the frame level, so the frames you cut are the exact frames that will be removed upon output. Other products cut at the GOP (Group of Pictures) level, so cuts in those products can actually remove more frames than you want. Frame level editing also helps minimize re-encoding during smart rendering output.

Clip Editing Functionality For High Speed Editing.
High Speed Thumbnail Display + Scene Detection = "Smart Scene Search"
You can search any scene quickly simply by clicking the right mouse button while viewing the quick-scrolling thumbnail strip. Clicking on the middle mouse button activates Smart Scene Search, which automatically moves the playhead to the closest scene change.

Quick Cut Function - Instantly Cut at the Range Set.
When you cut in the previous versions of the TMPGEnc MPEG Smart Renderer series, you had to set the Start and End points and then press the Cut button. We figured that if you already determined the End (or Start) point, the action of pressing the Cut button is superfluous. So in this version, we created a "Quick Cut" function that can cut the specified range immediately by being holding the [CTRL] key when clicking the End (or Start) point button.

source movie: © copyright 2008, Blender Foundation |
Flexible Preview Control Focused on the 8K Era.
The Preview panel of TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6 allows you to zoom-in, zoom-out and even drag and reposition the preview image to your liking. This allows you to examine fine details in your video in real-time while playing.

source movie: © copyright 2008, Blender Foundation |
CUDA™ and Intel® Media SDK (QSV) Hardware Decoding Support.
Both NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology and the Intel® Media SDK are supported for hardware video decoding. CUDA technology uses the GPU's (graphic card CPU) multiple core parallel processing to solve complex problems in a short amount of time. By splitting many processes into multiple elements and parallelizing them, and using the GPU's massive processing power, programs can run more efficiently.
The Intel Media SDK utilizes the power of Intel Quick Sync Video included in the second generation Intel Core™ processors to assist the decoding process. In a compatible environment, TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6 supports H.265/HEVC hardware decoding of those functions.
* Acceleration cannot be guaranteed in all environments.
* Hardware encoder may not be used when Smart Rendering and Full Rendering files coexist within the same track.
* Hardware encoder is not used when a track contains exclusively Smart Rendering files. However, it is used for the menu encode.
* Requires a compatible environment.
AMD Media SDK Hardware Decoder Support.
With TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6 and a supported Advanced Micro Devices' graphics card environment, you can utilize its H.264/AVC hardware decoder functions. In the supported environment, it allows you to edit with faster and smoother video playback due to its high speed decoding.
* Acceleration cannot be guaranteed in all environments.
* Requires a compatible environment.
Improved Subtitles Editing for The Best Experience.
Adding subtitles requires searching arbitrary positions and adjusting the displaying positions, which need your patient. The subtitles editing interface in TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6 has been improved with new features to make you more comfortable for editing.

source movie: © copyright Blender Foundation |
Supports Multiple Subtitle and Audio Streams.
TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6 allows you to add up to eight closed caption or subtitle streams (such as from a DVD / Blu-ray, etc.), and up to four audio streams. Imported subtitles data can be outputted directly into a DVD or Blu-ray as these are. Of course you can add another subtitle to the imported subtitle data, then output them.

Lets you place the subtitles position freely.
In the old versions, the subtitles position should be set within the determined layout settings. In TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6, lets you place the subtitles positon freely to where you would like to. Since the position can be set in each subtitles text unit, this feature expands the flexibility of the layout.

source movie: © copyright Blender Foundation |
Supports Batch Change of Subtitles.
TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6 allows you to select multiple subtitles texts at once. Hence, it improves the efficiency of the editing substantially.

Picture Subtitles Addition Support.
In the Blu-ray(BDMV) output format, allowing you to add pictures as subtitles. It is possible to combine with text subtitles, which can display a graph at a necessary timing, or use a picture as a watermark.

Ruby Character and Tag insertion Support.
TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6’s subtitle function now supports ruby characters which can be added easily by specifying a simple tag (ruby characters are typically used for Chinese or Japanese text which aid in pronunciation of uncommon characters, but you can use it for translations as well). Furthermore, by using the tag can specify the font family or the size of the inserting subtitle text. In addition to the standard tag, you can use the SRT subtitles tag.

Determine the Flow of Your Video.
Track and Content Settings.
One of the most important things in media authoring is how the edited content will be played back. In TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6, employs an editing interface which makes it visually comprehensible for the flow of the currently edited clips and tracks, then it implements rapidly linking with the Menu editing. Also, it is possible to set more detailed Track and Content settings in corresponding with each user's purpose.

The Track BGM Edit function on Timeline is installed.
In TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6, the "Track BGM Edit function" is newly installed, which allows you to put background audio streams on a track freely. Since you can edit background audio placing on the timeline-styled editer window, it is capable of placing and editing while recognizing the each audio clip's location visually. Besides, the Narration Recorder function is also installed, you can create more highly original contents.

First Play Track Addition Support.
The "First Play" track will be played forcedly once you insert your DVD or Blu-ray disc into your player. Since this track plays even before the menu displays, you can it to include an introduction video, a concept video, sponsorship logos, or whatever you can think of.

Allows Highly Detailed Settings
TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6 will set the video and audio output parameters automatically, but if you want to, you can access enhanced, detailed settings for more advanced output control for each track.

Allows Copying and Pasting Tracks/Track Settings.
In older versions, if you want to set settings of several tracks to the same, yet you had to set individually for each tracks. In this version, enabling you to set the settings to the tracks at once by copying and pasting. Furthermore, you can copy and paste track itself as a new track.

Parental Control Support.
Now supports setting a "Parental Control" when outputting a Blu-ray or DVD disc. You can use it to control the permission to play in response to the rating set in the player. In the Blu-ray output, it is possible to replace the warning image with any image that you want to display.

* The parental control settings cannot work on a player or playback device which does not support the Parental Control function.
Create a Complete Menu in 5 Seconds.
Menu Editing with Improved Flexibility.
TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6 features an easy-to-use menu creation tool that allows you to create a menu even if you're a beginner. Simply select your favorite menu template and follow the instructions to complete your menu. You can complete a menu in as little as 5 seconds since the title and chapter names in your menu are taken automatically from the clip editing data. Of course, you can customize the menu if you wish by adding new elements, buttons and backgrounds, or editing the titles and chapter names. There is also a custom menu mode, where you can build the menu from the ground up, instead of using a template.

source movie: © copyright Blender Foundation |
Over 90 Templates Pre-installed.
For your menu creation in TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6, you only have to choose a menu template from over ninety pre-made template menus with a wide variety of different themes like Christmas or Halloween. Other settings such as the menu structure settings are displayed visually as a flow chart, so you can create menus with just a few clicks without any special knowledge.

You can even download additional menu templates free of charge!
Easily Create Your Own Custom Menu.
TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6 allows you to create a custom menu where you can alter practically everything about your menu by combining a variety of pre-installed menu items. If you cannot find any items which you would like to use, you can create your own menu items through the built-in "Menu Item Creator" tool.

Further Enhanced Effects Function.
Upon the menu parts or background items, you can apply varied effects, which can create a menu with full of originality depending on combinations. By using newly added "X-axis and Y-axis rotation" function, you can create a menu with an added feeling of depth.

source movie: © copyright Blender Foundation |
Number of Thumbnails Fluctuation Support.
In menu editing of TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6, you can set the number of thumbnails displaying in each menu page individually. Herewith, it is possible to make a menu having a feeling of motion suitable for using the contents.

* The maximum number of displayable thumbnails depends on the menu template.
The Advanced Highlight Function Installed.
Now installs the "Advanced Highlight" function which allows you to add further effects or decorations to the highlight action of a selected and activated menu item individually. By using this, you can add more dynamic effects to the behavior when selecting the menu items.

source movie: © copyright Blender Foundation |
* This function is not available for the DVD-Video format.
Custom Menu Parts Applying to Template Menu.
The improved menu editor is capable of applying the custom menu parts to that of the currently editing menu template. Herewith, the creatable menu patterns are widely increased.

Highlight Mask Function
Thumbnail highlights can be masked to match the visible part of the thumbnail. Perfect for menu designs with elements overlaid on top of thumbnails as an accent when focusing it, and it brings viewers highly desirable image.

The Evolved Simulation now supports full screen display and resume playback.
The older version's simulation reset the playback point every switching the editing stage. Thus you have to return to the necessary page that you want to verify. Since this version's simulation keeps the last playback point and then resumes playback, which reduces drastically the stress related to editing and verifying the menu.*1 The new simulation also supports full screen playback, when using a full HD and more size monitor, you can verify the menu and video at the actual size without scaling down.*2

source movie: © copyright Blender Foundation |
*1 The resume point is cleared when there is a change for the current editing menu structure.
*2 It may not display depending on the DPI setting.
Further Optimized Output Functions.
TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6's output functions have been renovated in association with becoming 64-bit architecture, is optimized to increase the output efficiency to the maximum. However, the output stage is designed to provide simple operation, it is possible to output right away only by setting a few options.

source movie: © copyright Blender Foundation |
The Smart Indicator is implemented.
The newly implemented Smart Indicator lights up the "Smart" icon while smart rending, and offs the "Smart" icon while encoding. This function allows you to recognize more of the currently outputting status than the older versions.

The Advanced Output Size Analyzer.
The newly implemented Advanced Output Size Analyzer analyzes the whole contents of a project, then displays the more detailed estimated output size. The breakdown of the estimated size is displayed in tree-formed for each track. Thus you can verify the mode detailed size in advance. Also it warns the possibilities of dropping subtitles when the subtitles' bitrate is too high or other reasons.

Continuously writing function is implemented.
By setting the number of discs to write if you want to write the same content to multiple discs contentiously. This function processes automatically all of the outputting and burning tasks other that replacing a disc

Other Features
Besides the following functions, even more features have been implemented in TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6. Try it for yourself!
TMPGEnc Smart Tap Controller Support.
Supports "TMPGEnc Smart Tap Controller" which is an auxiliary controller that can control the cut-editing operations of TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6 from your iPhone or iPad. In combination with a keyboard, a mouse or other peripherals, this controller allows more choices for user operation based on the user's preferences and makes editing smarter than ever.

Project Archiving.
This function allows you to save the current project as an archive file along with the related source files. Therefore, you can move, open and move your project anywhere by using the archive file without depending on the paths of the source files.
Output Continuously with the Batch Tool.
You can pre-register multiple projects in the Batch Authoring Tool, allowing you to output multiple projects sequentially one after the other. Some projects may require a lot of time to output because of complex menus, HD video, or video that needs to be re-encoded, or, perhaps your PC isn't that powerful. The batch tool lets you work on multiple projects, and then output them one after the other while you work on other things.
Dynamic 3D Transition Effects.
Apply transition effects between photos in a slideshow or between video clips. There are over 170 transition effects to choose from, ensuring that you can add your own unique touch to your videos and photos. Also, TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6 features new 3D transition effects to add a three-dimensional effect to your video as an extra special "WOW" factor.

Create Slideshows.
You can create your own photo slideshow by simply specifying a folder or a group of photos. It's a great way to create digital photo books of memorable events such as a vacation, graduation, or wedding. Also TMPGEnc Authoring Works 6 newly supports adding multiple audio file into an audio stream.

TMPGEnc Movie Plug-in Commercial Candidates Detector (Sold Separately) Support.
Supports the "TMPGEnc Movie Plug-in Commercial Candidates Detector" which is an extension plug-in that analyzes clips, and detects the most likely candidate positions of commercials.
* You don't have to purchase the plug-in again if you have already purchased the serial key for TMPGEnc Movie Plug-in Commercial Candidates Detector.

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Major example of terrible BLOATWARE more so than Ahead Nero. And why waste your money when there are free alternatives out there or better commercial products like Sony Vegas!

Jul 20, 2017 Version: OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 5/10

I have used TMPGEnc Authoring Works 5 for over two years and have found the software to be reliable and fairly straight forward to use. It is not as full featured as the higher priced competitors, but you are also only paying 1/4 the price.

My biggest complaint is that the company is very slow to upgrade their product to support the latest hardware and software being offered in the industry. An example is there decoder and encoder software support, they use six year old decoder and encoder software for their TMPGEnc Authoring Works 5 product. A six year old decoder and encoder is just too old to use on modern PC's. If your PC is a 2014 or newer model, you will be disappointed with the product because you will not get the performance boost you are expecting.

Aug 21, 2016 Version: OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 7/10

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 ?

Jan 11, 2014 Version: OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 7/10 Overall: 8/10

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.

Oct 22, 2013 Version: OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10

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.

Jun 26, 2013 Version: OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 4/10 Value for money: 6/10 Overall: 5/10

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

Apr 30, 2013 Version: 5 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10

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.

Apr 29, 2013 Version: OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 3/10 Value for money: 3/10 Overall: 4/10

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.

Apr 23, 2013 Version: OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 6/10 Value for money: 7/10 Overall: 6/10

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.

Apr 21, 2013 Version: TMPGEnc Authoring Works 5 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 8/10

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.

Apr 21, 2013 Version: OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 6/10 Value for money: 2/10 Overall: 3/10

This needs lots of work - not user friendly and no instructions worth a _rap.
The rest is good and easy to use.

Apr 10, 2013 Version: ( OS: WinXP 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 7/10 Overall: 8/10

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.

Nov 23, 2012 Version: OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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!

Sep 18, 2012 Version: OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10

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.

Aug 15, 2012 Version: OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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.

Apr 26, 2012 Version: OS: Vista Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 6/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 7/10

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 ?).

Mar 17, 2012 Version: 2.513 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 5/10 Overall: 6/10

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.

Mar 16, 2012 Version: 5.05.22 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Thanks for the info pepegot1. With your report, along with their unfair, insensitive upgrade policy, I wont be upgrading.

Mar 16, 2012 Version: AW4 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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.

Mar 14, 2012 Version: 5 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 2/10 Overall: 4/10

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

Mar 14, 2012 Version: version 5 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 6/10 Overall: 7/10

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?

Jul 7, 2011 Version: 4.1.047 OS: Other Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10

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.

Jul 5, 2011 Version: OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 8/10

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.

Jul 15, 2010 Version: latest OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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.

Jul 14, 2010 Version: OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 8/10

Works fine in Windows 7 under Virtual Windows XP mode.

Jul 9, 2009 Version: OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Version 4.04.24 DOES WORK on my Windows 7 RC build 7100.
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400 dual core, 2GB Ram.

Jul 6, 2009 Version: OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 9/10

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

Jul 6, 2009 Version: OS: Vista Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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.

May 6, 2009 Version: 4 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 6/10 Value for money: 7/10 Overall: 7/10

No support for AVCHD output and when I imported a 61 mnute M2TS file from a BDMV folder, only the first 12 mins were displayed. Took an age to encode even those few minutes.

Apr 27, 2009 Version: OS: WinXP Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 4/10 Value for money: 2/10 Overall: 3/10

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.
Wish list:
-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

Jan 30, 2009 Version: OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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