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Key Features.

Video Management Made Easy.

TMPGEnc KARMA..Plus makes it easy to take control of your ever-growing digital video library. Sort, search, classify, play, and even compare your digital video with easy-to-use tools and controls!

New format support!

New High-Speed MPEG-4/AVC Decoder

Plus Intel® Media SDK (QSV) Decoding!

In addition to NVIDIA® CUDA™ decoding technology, Intel Media SDK is now also supported. Second generation Intel Core™ processors equipped with Intel Quick Sync Video now support Intel Media SDK video decoding. We've also added a new high-speed standard software decoder* for H.264/AVC video which offers a significant improvement to speed compared to the previous software decoder version.
*The high-speed standard software decoder may have benefits in terms of speed or other attributes. However, depending on the system environment or source files, playing or other movement may become unstable. If problems arise, return the setting to the Standard Decoder and verify if this corrects the issue.

New format support!

Now Supports the Latest File Formats!

Re-engineered File Importation Engine!

A completely re-engineered file importation engine, sporting support for the newest and most popular file formats around such as MKV (H.264), FLV (H.264) and MOV (H.264/Linear PCM).TMPGEnc KARMA..Plus natively supports those formats, so you don't even have to install any additional codecs to view their content!

Furtheremore, TMPGEnc KARMA..Plus now natively supports Dolby Digital Plus, adding even more convenience to this video library management software.

Note: Audio only support not available.
(Ver. and newer)

Minimize to the System Tray!

System Tray Iconification

Minimize to the System Tray for easy access!

Enabling this function not only allows you to start the application quickly, it also works in the background to create the thumbnails of the registered video files in the Library folders, giving you instant access to the story thumbnails when you actually use the application.

*When using this function, you can exit the application by right-clicking on its icon in the System tray.

WebM file playback support

Web Open Video Format (WebM) File Playback Support

Support for the latest web video format!

TMPGEnc KARMA..Plus embeds its very own file reader developed by Pegasys allowing the playback of the Google proposed WebM open video format for the Web. From now on, you can enjoy playing, navigating, and displaying WebM files simultaneously in an incredibly stable environment. Also, by developing our own decoder we have been able to achieve the optimum playback and audio quality of Vorbis audio without using any GPL.

The WebM file reader is also available as an SDK.

GeForce GTX400 Series Support

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX400 Series CUDA™ Support

(Graphic card embedded with the Fermi architecture chip)

TMPGEnc KARMA..Plus now officially supports the GTX400 series graphic card embedded with NIVIDIA's newest Fermi architecture. By automatically recognizing the hardware, it selects the most appropriate CUDA version and provides the best performance from the GeForce graphic cards, including the GTX46 line.

  • When using the CUDA function of a GeForce GTX 400 series graphic card, the internal setting of the preferences becomes CUDA 3.1.
  • Accessing the GeForce GTX400 series video card CUDA functions requires the NVIDIA graphic driver ver. 258.96 or a newer version.
  • TMPG Inc. does not provide any guarantee of performance acceleration. Performance depend on the CPU/GPU specifications and other factors.
Stable playback with our integrated DirectShow file reader!

DirectShow® Independent File Reader.

For Stable Playback!

TMPGEnc KARMA..Plus can playback numerous MPEG-1/2, H.264, MPEG-2 TS video files without relying on any codecs. Furthermore, it's AVC/AVCHD video compatible (*.m2t, *.m2ts, *.mts files) and supports AAC and 5.1 channel Dolby Digital audio.

Note: Even though they aren't necessary, TMPGEnc KARMA..Plus will still support any DirectShow codecs that are installed.

Drag 'n Drop File Management

Drag 'n Drop File Management.

Sort Your Favorite Videos in Seconds.

Sort your files in the category you want with simple drag 'n drop action. Just drag the file from the top list to the bottom list, or vice-versa. Since you can freely specify the content of each library panel, your sorting options are completely customizable!

Story Thumbnails screenshot

Story Thumbnails.

Check Video Content with a Simple Mouse-over!

When registering a file in the library, this function not only creates one thumbnail picture, it extracts several thumbnails to create an animation. Placing the mouse pointer over the thumbnail shows all the extracted thumbnail pictures in order, allowing you to check the file content without having to play it.

Quick Preview feature.

Quick Preview.

Browse Up to 3 Videos at Once.

Quick Preview allows you to play up to 3 videos at once in the main window. Start or pause videos just by clicking on the thumbnail preview. You can even check the file's video information such as video format, audio format, video bitrate, aspect ratio, audio sampling rate, picture size, framerate, audio channel mode and more!

Custom Playlists.

Playlist Function.

Create Your Own Custom Playlist.

In the "Playlist" category you can set and arrange the order of several different or identical videos. Great for videos that are meant to be played in sequence or for creating your own video marathon!

Advanced player window.

Advanced Player Window.

Intuitive and Fast Picture Display.

The multi-function Player window lets you playback your videos and features our original "Intuitive Draw Technology 2.0 (IDT 2.0)" picture rendering engine for fast picture display.

This improved rendering engine went through further optimization, allowing the display of several videos at a time. Use the thumbnail navigator to easily scan your video at variable speeds with the click of the right mouse button.

Thumbnail navigator.
Add chapters easily.

Playback Resume.

Start Where You Left Off or Add Chapters.

If you stop the playback for whatever reason, you can resume playback from where you left off with the playback resume function. In addition, you can add chapter points to your video so you can easily jump to a particular part. With the click of the mouse, you can set and save up to 32 chapter points per file. The saved chapters appear in the chapter panel and are sorted by the order in which they occur, allowing you to choose where to start with ease. The number above each chapter thumbnail refers to the keyboard's number keys so you can quickly jump to any chapter in the video.

Burn to DVD with included software. The KARMA..Clear filter.

The KARMA..Clear Filter.

Instantly Sharpen Low Quality Video.

When low resolution videos are enlarged, the picture quality is often unsatisfactory. In these cases, applying the KARMA..Clear filter improves the overall picture resolution quality, providing a sharper picture. Also, when viewing an interlaced video, you can manually enable or disable the deinterlace filter, letting you compare it against the original video quality.

*The KARMA..Clear filter is recommended for all videos with a resolution of 480 pixels in height or less. The filter can also be applied to larger videos but may yield good results on high-resolution images, and can also slow down its playback.

Multiplay Mode.

Compare Two Videos Side-by-Side.

Our innovative video player also has a multiview mode which lets you play and compare two video files simultaneously. You can also play each file independently of each other, or set up specific start points.

There are two ways to compare your videos. The first is "Overlay" mode where the videos are layered one on top of the other. An opacity slider lets you control the transparency of the overlayed video.

The second is "Separator" mode, which offers split screen options. View your videos side-by-side, or do a split screen where a percentage of the screen is one video and the remaining percentage is the second video.

Overlay Mode screenshot.

Overlay Mode

Separator Mode - Divided screenshot

Separator Mode - Divided

Separator Mode - Horizontal screenshot

Separator Mode - Horizontal

Separator Mode - Vertical screenshot

Separator Mode - Vertical

Library Database Save Function.

Backup and recover your library database.

With this function, you can save or recover your current library database and settings at any time. This is useful if you change your settings but then decide to go back to your older settings. Or if your current database is broken, you can go back to your last saved database as a recovery option.

*This only backs up the database created by TMPGEnc KARMA..Plus, and not your video files.

NVIDIA® CUDA™ Technology Support.

For Decoding, Filter Processing and H.264/AVC File Output.


TMPGEnc KARMA.. Plus supports NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology for filter processing, decoding and H.264/AVC file output. Harnessing CUDA™ technology is a technique using the GPU (the graphic card CPU) multicore parallel processing to resolve complex calculations in a very short time. By separating different processes into multiple elements and parallelization, and using the massive processing power of the GPU, the program can achieve incredible performance gains. By using a compatible graphics card, this function allows an increase in processing speed compared to CPU-only processing in most cases.

The KARMA..Clear filter.

Before video decoding or video filters are used, the application performs an optimization routine to decide whether the CPU or CUDA will be most suited for the job. This allows for the best performance for the situation. When CUDA is being used, an indicator will let you know that it's on.

CUDA Encoding settings screenshot.

Besides decoding video and applying video filters, having a CUDA-enabled graphics card will allow you to output files in the H.264/AVC file format. Use custom output settings to tailor the file to your needs, or use the handy iPod and PSP presets for easy encoding for your portable device.

*Please note that the CUDA Encoder cannot be used in the NVIDIA Graphic Driver Ver.340.52 WHQL, 340.43 BETA or newer version installed environment.
* There is no guarantee that a speed increase will occur for all environments. Furthermore, performance may depend on the CPU/GPU installed.
* These functions are not available in the GeForce 8800 GTX/GTS using the G80 core.
* Supported file formats for the decoder are MPEG-1/2 and H.264.

CUDA Benchmark Results

Test PC Specifications 
OS Windows Vista Business 32-bit SP1
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 (2.33 GHz)
RAM 4096 MB
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT
CUDA Benchmark results image
The application launcher.

TMPGEnc Application Launcher.

Open a Video in Other TMPGEnc Applications.

You can register either an application or a file in the new application launcher. For example, you can launch TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress from the Launcher to easily edit the video you're watching. Also, you can drag 'n drop directly from the library to a TMPGEnc series application to edit the file. This feature isn't limited to TMPGEnc applications; add any third-party app to the list, or even a directory on your computer!

Color Label screenshot.

Color Labels.

More Convenient Than Ever.

In TMPGEnc KARMA..Plus, you can use color labels to help sort your videos by importance, or come up with your own meanings for each color!

Projector output image.

Projector Output.

View Your Videos On a Secondary Screen.

This function allows you to output the current playback file on a video projector (or secondary monitor). You can use this function to check on the video playback or the video information while playing it in a full screen, or show a comparison result to several people.

Thumbnail Picture Selector.

Choose Your Thumbnail Images.

Often, the thumbnail picture of the video file registered in the library appears completely black, and you need to play it back just to find out what its content is. When searching through lots of files this can be a great pain. In TMPGEnc KARMA.. Plus, you can freely choose the thumbnail picture, allowing you to know the file content in an instant without having to play it back first.

Drag navigation control.

Drag Navigation Control.

Just Drag to Go to the Next Video!

In the Player window, switching from one video to the next has never been easier with the new drag navigation control! While watching a video, simply click and drag to navigate through your video library without going back to the library listing!