Joined: 04 Feb 2003 Posts: 587 Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Posted: Mon 4 Sep 2006, 1:58 Post subject:
That 4.0 version is TMPGEnc Express. The interface is simpler, and it handles some formats (WMV, etc.) better, but from what I've heard the final quality is not better than TMPGEnc Plus 2.5, so unless you need the new features, there's probably no reason to switch.
I just purchased TMPGenc Xpress 4.0 and so far I have been pretty happy. I have been doing alot of searching and have not found any guides or reviews on version 4.0 itself. In fact this site is the closest thing I have found to the software and information on encoding. I would really like to see a site that allow people to post their template files and allow people to try them out and give them a rating.
Anyway, I think TMPGenc has the best interface I have seen on any program I have use (although this is the first program of its type that I have paid for). From what I have seen the engine is pretty good and gives you many different possibilities, you just have to be careful what settings you use. I tried converting a 5hr AVI to WMV last night and it told me it was going to take 86 hours! I changed it to encode to MPEG2 and the estimate went down to 24 hours. I still need to adjust settings so these encoding jobs aren't going to take as long, but that is why it would be nice to have more info about the program.
You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum You cannot vote in polls in this forum