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Windows Media Encoder Series is a powerful tool for content producers who want to take advantage of the many innovations in Windows Media 9 Series including high-quality multichannel sound, high-definition video quality, new support for mixed-mode voice and music content, and more. Also Video Streaming, Media Stream Editor(multiplex and demultiplex wmv video streams).

Version:9 Advanced Profile Update
Released:May 26,2006
File size:9.5MB
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9 Advanced Profile Update (May 26, 2006)


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Windows Media Video 9 Advanced Profile Update
This package will update the Windows Media Format SDK with the latest Windows Media Video 9 Advanced Profile codec that is in alignment with the final SMPTE VC-1 standard. This allows applications such as Windows Media Encoder 9 Series to create VC-1 Advanced Profile content. The package also includes an update to the Windows Media Encoder 9 Series command-line encoder script (wmcmd.vbs) that adds support for Advanced Profile.

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WME, WME9, Windows Media Stream Editor, Windows Media File Editor, Windows Media Profile Editor, Windows Media Encoding Script, Windows Media Editor, WM Encoder

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We use this to steam live to an external streaming service and we love it. It is very easy to use and streams good quality. Check it out at

Jun 26, 2008 Version: 9 OS: WinXP Ease: 7/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

The command-line version of Windows Media Encoder produces stellar video and audio quality if you know what you're doing! This encoder makes Windows Media the most underrated codec out there! Most people don't realize that this is the exact same encoding engine used with HD-DVD and Blu-ray releases. And here it for the taking from Microsoft. Take advantage, people! This is the real McCoy for Windows Media encoding if you can't drop the coin on the new Expression Encoder with the nice point-n-click GUI.

Apr 22, 2008 Version: 9 Advanced Profile Update OS: WinXP Ease: 7/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

With a little help from guides it is possible to create very good video from several common sources.

Encode speed for single pass WMV 9 is comparable to TMpeg on Motion Estimate Search for MPEG2 at same resolution input/output and no resizing or filters.

Encode speed for 2 pass is longer (5-6x original movie time on my Athlon 1.33 GHz). However, when compared to TMpeg using resizing and SOME filters, WMV 9 encodes much faster than TMpeg doing MPEG2.

I've observed WMV file sizes 30-50% smaller than MPEG2 at comparable bitrates.

Visual quality of the video is noticeably better than MPEG2, even when using filters and highest quality in TMpeg.

On the downside, if you are familiar with MPEG2 encoding, there is a little bit of a learning curve to go into WMV9, but not too much.

On the downside, WMV 9 encoder defaults to a fairly SOFT image quality. Change this to sharp or sharper settings (75-85 or better) to get better image quality.

One preferential note: not as many processing controls as TMpeg, but these can be done using other apps like VirtualDub, TMpeg etc, prior to encoding. Besides, some people prefer this anyway.

Mar 14, 2005 Version: 9 OS: WinXP Ease: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

This program encodes perfectly fine for me...there are some faster ones out there, but this isn't a gimp or anything...then again, noting ghostlamp, I'm running an AW =P.

Jul 26, 2004 Version: 9 OS: WinXP Ease: 7/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 7/10

I give this program a D. It is made for the person with a 4 ghz computer. You cant do any large screen output file conversions without a serious system. Windows recommends a 2ghz Dual processors computer. Most people barely have 2 gig systems. I tried it and was watching as I closed all programs and it still sucked up 100% usage for only a 800kbps convert to 640 size. I played it back and it was choppy. Plus you have to do two passes which will take you twice as long as a trial program.
I used AVS Convert to get a smooth 640 size 2mbps video. Sometimes you get what you pay for. Leave this program to those with an alienware system or equivalent.

Feb 24, 2004 Version: 9 OS: WinXP Ease: 6/10 Functionality: 6/10 Value: 6/10 Overall: 6/10

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