TMPGEnc


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 34 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.525
File Size:
1.67MB
Date Added:
September 05, 2008
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
443,837
Downloads Last Week:
55
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Though this oddly named video converter is much more narrowly focused than many in its class, it's easy to use, functional, and free. TMPGEnc's gray interface will never win any design accolades, but since it works entirely in step-by-step mode, we doubt most users will get confused. Basically, the program converts AVI files into various flavors of MPEG optimized for DVD, VideoCD, and Super VideoCD. For a freebie, this one gives you a surprisingly large amount of control over your new file. For instance, you can convert in interlaced or noninterlaced modes; change the aspect ratio and size; apply noise reduction; crop edges; and extract certain portions of a clip. TMPGEnc also lets you set the video quality and apply different filters. As long as you don't regularly need to encode video files in a codec other than MPEG, you'll find this one to be well worth considering.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.2

    out of 34 votes

    • 5 star: 10
    • 4 star: 9
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 11
  • Current Version:

    3.3

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 3 stars

    "Flexible conversion but capricious behavior"

    September 25, 2011   |   By plamumba

    Version: TMPGEnc 2.525

    Pros

    Allows much manipulation from input to output, such as color correction, frame clipping, forced audio for flexibility in making DVDs, source format specification (useful with ineptly made source files), good batch mode.

    Cons

    Hit or miss "unsupported format" errors that have nothing to do with installed codecs (as rendering is OK through graphedit, etc). Lack of control and information over codec selection makes this problem essentially insurmountable in many cases.

    Summary

    I use this program all the time for converting to a format usable in a DVD, but I feel I am constantly fighting its strange and annoying behavior. The other converters I have looked at don't offer the flexibility of this program in processing the source video however, so I stick with it.

    Interface can be annoying in its declining to remember things like file sort and display preferences.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great BUT"

    July 28, 2010

    Version: TMPGEnc 2.525

    Pros

    th9s is a great product IF you need mpg1

    Cons

    nothing really Perfect

    Summary

    I used this for a long time
    unfortunately i need ALL vids as AVI XVID to play on player
    but if i used MPG this is way to go
    i DO sometimes convert things to mpg cut/join then convert bak to avi

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  • 4 stars

    "Does what it say's and a little more."

    August 03, 2009   |   By tuccius

    Version: TMPGEnc 2.525

    Pros

    No need to install (unzip and run), Runs smooth and fast, Dependable I've been using for 3 years on XP and the new release on Vista for 5 months with no problems, Clips video as well.

    Cons

    Needs to be able to handle more file types.

    Summary

    I use this more than any other video editing freeware. Worth the download for sure!

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  • 3 stars

    "As expected speed depends on hardware."

    May 06, 2009   |   By voidquest

    Version: TMPGEnc 2.525

    Pros

    Reliable and Consistent.

    Cons

    No Problems with this app.

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  • 1 stars

    "SSSSLLLLOOOOWWWW!!!!!"

    March 27, 2009   |   By yzmx250

    Version: TMPGEnc 2.525

    Pros

    not sure yet, still waiting on conversion.

    Cons

    not sure yet, still waiting on conversion.

    Summary

    very very slow program. takes 2 1/2 hrs. to convert 1 1/2 hrs. of video. if you've got hours to waste, it might be an ok program.

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  • 4 stars

    "perfect applic"

    November 19, 2008   |   By grendet

    Version: TMPGEnc 2.525

    Pros

    easy handling, nice result

    Cons

    nothing wrong with this appl.

    Summary

    good for everyons who is playing with type of software

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