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TMPGEnc DVD Author 1.6



  • Specifications are the same for version 1.5 and 1.6, except concerning DVD +R Double Layer writing.

Supported input files


Video input file format
MPEG-1 system stream (.mpg)
MPEG-1 elementary stream (.m1v)
MPEG-2 program stream (.mpg,.m2p)
MPEG-2 elementary stream (.m2v)
Audio input file format
MPEG-1 Audio Layer2(.mp2)
Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch audio (.ac3)
Linear PCM (.wav)
Input video size
352x288 / 352x576 (PAL)
704x576 / 720x576 (PAL)
352x240 / 352x480 (NTSC)
704x240 / 720x480 (NTSC)
Aspect ratio
4:3 / 16:9
Video bitrate
Max 1.8Mbps
Max 9.8Mbps
Audio format
MP2 128kbps to 384kbps / 48kHz
DolbyDigital 128kbps to 448kbps / 48kHz
Linear PCM 1536kbps 48kHz
MP2 128kbps to 384kbps / 48kHz
DolbyDigital 128kbps to 448kbps / 48kHz
Linear PCM 1536kbps 48kHz

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Supported video stream specifications


Encode Mode


3:2 pulldown

Reverse 3:2 pulldown


Video system
GOP structure
Max 18 frames (NTSC) /
15 frames (PAL)
Max 18 frames (NTSC) /
15 frames (PAL)
Sequence header interval
One header per GOP (one sequence header in front of all GOP)
One header per GOP (one sequence header in front of all GOP)
VBV buffer size
40 KB
224 KB

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Edit processing functions

Source range settings
It is possible to set the source range when authoring the DVD-Video.

Cut edit
It is possible to cut out parts of the video when authoring the DVD-Video.

Insert chapter points
Insert chapter points in the DVD-Video

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Output file format

Writing to DVD±R/RW
It is possible to write the files to a DVD±R/±RW media. (A supported drive is required.→List of supported drives )

Writing to DVD+R Double Layer
Available in version 1.6. It is the only difference between version 1.5 and 1.6.
You will also need the appropriate DVD writer and DVD media.

A DVD-Video file based on the DVD-Video format standard, consisting of an .ifo file and a .VOB file.

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Supports 16:9 aspect ratio material
When using a source file with an aspect ratio of 16:9, it will squeeze the image during the authoring process. Setting it to 4:3 letterbox you can achieve a normal aspect ratio, when seeing it on a 4:3 TV. The pan scan signal is not included.

Audio format conversion
When using different audio formats in the same track, these will automatically be formatted to the same audio format.
Audio sampling rate conversion
When inputting nonstandard 32kHz,44.1kHz audio files, they will be converted to high quality 48 Khz.
Bilingual audio
It is possible to make a multi audio DVD-Video from MPEG fles captures from a bilingual TV program, by isolating the main audio and the sub audio into independent audio streams.
Re-edit DVD-Video
Re-edit the DVD-Video files (VIDEO-TS.ifo) you have already made.
Input VRO files
VRO files created on a DVD recorder are supported as input files.
Menu editor
Menu Edit function included since version

TMPGEnc Sound Plug-in AC-3
If you also have this plug-in, Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch audio encoding and decoding functions will be added.

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  • Product specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Using captured MPEG files or files made by other encoding siftware might result in sound gaps and other problems. Please use the 30 days free trial to test your MPEG sources.

*1 We support inputting files made by the TMPGEnc series, but files made from other sources might not be compatible. Please use your 30 days free trial to test whether your files are compatible. When using captured files, sound gaps often occur, so please use source files longer than one hour to test if such gaps should occur.
*2 The combined video and audio bitrate can be max 10 Mbps.
*3 TMPGEnc Sound Plug-in AC-3 is necessary to encode mp2, linear PCM to Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch audio or vice versa.
*4 Main audio will be in the left channel and sub audio will be in the right channel.
*5 It is possible to re-edit files authored by other software than TMPGEnc DVD Author, however we cannot guarantee it.
*6 In order to use this function, it is necessary to have a PC system that includes drive, device driver, etc. that corresponds to the object media. If the file cannot be copied in Windows, you cannot use this function. Whether or not your system will be able to read such files is determined by many different factors, and we are therefore unfortunately not able to answer any questions how to solve this.

The VRO files written below are different from the DVD-Video standard and cannot be used.
・VRO files with changing video bitrate such as Advanced VRO.
・Files with other resolutions than 720x480, 704x480, 352x480, or 352x240.
・Files where the audio format has not been standardized to LinearPCM, MPEG-1 Audio Layer2, or Dolby Digital (AC-3) audio.

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