TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress

Revision History
 TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress Version - July 26, 2011

Fixed Upon updating, TMPGEnc Movie Plug-in SpursEngine ver or higher must be used for SpursEngine functions (plug-in sold separately).
You can download the latest version of the SpursEngine plug-in from your User Account.
An issue where the image quality would be degraded when using a particular source and outputting to MPEG-4 (AVC) has been fixed.
The MPEG-1 SS / MPEG-2 PS multiplexer now processes the VBV buffer according to the MPEG standard. (When setting the VBV buffer size to any value other than 0 [Automatic], the size must be lower than an 8th of the bitrate)
For Windows Media Video Output, fixed a problem where the format display text does not update after changing the framerate.
A hangup would sometimes occur when a filter template with video sharpness was applied.
For the Preferences --> CPU setting, fixed an error where SSE2 or higher cannot be used if the "Sharpness" or "Smart Sharpen" filters are on.
CUDA - Fixed a problem which could occur when using audio resampling.
CUDA - An error would occur when saving data in the main memory when running out of video memory.
CUDA - An error would occur when using the deinterlace filter and choosing "24 fps" and "Simple duplication on stripes only."
CUDA - When the color adjustment filter is enabled, output video would be white if additional color spaces are specified after an HSV color space is already set.
CUDA - When using the CUDA decoder, a strange color would appear at the bottom line of the picture.
CUDA - Fixed an issue where encoding could be slow when prefetch caching is enabled and you are using filters.
CUDA - An error would occur when using the CUDA decoder with an NVIDIA graphic card and an AMD graphic card at the same time.
Fixed an issue where CUDA would not be usable because a PC with Sandy Bridge would try to use both the Sandy Bridge internal GPU and CUDA at the same time.
If an MPEG-2 video stream had a bad header, the bitrate would not be correctly recognized.
Importing damaged or abnormal timestamps at the header of a file through the MPEG reader has been fixed.
When reading certain WTV files, it would stop in the middle of the conversion process to PS.
Fixed an issue where it would take abnormally long to read a TS file.
Fixed an issue where audio could not be read with certain TS files.
A timeout error would occur when attempting to apply a filter to files read by the VFAPI reader.
When using multiple VFAPI filters, it would sometimes be difficult to retrieve video and audio correctly.
The AVI file reader no longer uses some of the ACM codecs that would cause a buffer overrun.
An error would occur when importing audio-shift corrected audio source files read through the DirectShow reader.
Fixed an issue where the bitrate of particular MPEG files were being read as 0 bps under certain circumstances.
Fixed an issue where some audio channels would be muted when loading a DolbyDigital 4ch audio source.
Fixed an audio noise issue when the number of channels were changed during the AAC audio decoding process.
Other minor fixes

 TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress Version - September 15, 2010

Added AAC 5.1 support in the MP4 file reader.
Fixed MP4/AVCHD file reader updated. This update corrects an issue where some video data would not be decoded unless played frame by frame.
AVI file reader updated. This update corrects an issue where AVI files having a partially invalid header could not be opened.
44.1 kHz Dolby Digital audio files would not be correctly decoded.
Multiple WTV files imported through the Source Wizard would not open correctly.
Improved the file MPEG-1/2 file importaion when the VBV buffer size value is smaller than what is expected from the file characteristics, but is still within the limits.
Other minor fixes

 TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress Version - June 16, 2010

Added CUDA - CUDA 3.0 support. (There is no functional difference in TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress when using CUDA 2.3 or 3.0).
This addition corrects the impossibility to launch TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress when a NVIDIA® GeForce GTX400 series video card (with a Fermi architecture graphic chip) is present.
  • * CUDA 3.0 support is available only for the GeForce GTX400 series video card.
  • * Accessing the GeForce GTX400 series video card CUDA function requires the NVIDIA graphic driver ver. 197.13 or newer version.
Fixed AVCHD file reader updated. Some data would cause the continuous display of the same picture.
MPEG file reader updated, allowing the correction of the issues listed below.:
  • TS files containing abnormal packets would be processed as normal packets, causing an error during the importation;
  • Some TS files would be mistakenly recognized as a PS file;
  • Linear PCM at 192 kHz would not be correctly processed.
FLV file reader updated.
Conversion to PS of some WTV files containing AAC audio would suddenly come to a stop.
DVD-Video with a VOB containing a lot of useless data would not be correctly imported.
When importing DVD-Video content through the DVD reader, if a problem occurs in a title, only this title is discarded instead of the whole DVD-Video.
Some transitions would not generate the proper effect.
Other minor fixes
Improved Some JPEG data would be imported with added noise.

 TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress Version - March 31, 2010

Added CUDA - CUDA 2.3 support.
Access to the CUDA function requires you update your graphic driver to version 190.38 or newer from NVIDIA. If you use a previous version, you will not be able to access CUDA.
MPEG-2 + AAC WTV file support (The audio part of a WTV file converted into a MPEG-2 PS file by the Source Wizard may not play correctly in Windows Media Player).
Improved Updated the MP4/AVCHD file reader. This new version:
  • Allows the reading of some files that could not be imported before.
  • Fixes a doubled playback speed issue.
  • Fixes a pink video noise appearing in certain configurations.
  • Fixes a bold stripe pattern noise appearing in certain configurations.
Improved memory usage for when the memory is too low, "Insufficient memory," "Invalid sample format," or other errors would display. Because of this improvement:
  • Memory usage has been dramatically lowered when setting the output mode to "Output all clips into one file (or set of files)".
  • The negative affects of large memory address space usage are limited, especially in Windows XP.
  • Memory usage has been lowered when registering a large amount of keyframes in a project.
  • Limits the usage of the file importation cache when the host computer contains a large memory.
The MPEG file reader can now import a PTS data-only MPEG file.
The Dolby Digital decoder continues outputting audio even after encountering corrupted data.
Some specific chapter thumbnail pictures from certain DVD-Video data could not be imported.
Using NearestNeighbor or BiLinear to dramatically (50x) increase the picture size could rise an error.
Drag and dropping a WTV file in the Source list now automatically displays the Source Wizard.
Fixed In certain configurations, the Preview buttons of the cut-edit window would not display correctly and the audio waveform would display a "No audio available" message.
In certain configurations, an error would appear at the end of a Windows Media Video output when the "Output keyframe as marker" option is enabled.
Some capture cards' data could not be correctly converted when converting a WTV file into MPEG-2 PS.
AVI 1.0 format outputted DivX file would not play correctly with the default Windows 7 decoder.
Changes to the audio noise reduction filter would not be correctly be taken into account after a preview.
Freezes would occur when applying a filter template containing audio noise reduction or audio fade-in/out to an audio-less clip.
In the batch encoder tool Project editor, leaving the Output file/folder information blank would prevent any reference or cancellation.
Other minor fixes

 TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress Version - January 11, 2010

Added AAC 5.1 ch (6 channels) import support. (Importation of an MPEG-2 TS file containing an AAC stream up to 5.1 channels is now possible.)
In addition, when importing an AAC stream you can manually set the number of channels in the "Clip properties" stage of the "Clip editor" window.
Multistream selector function in the MPEG file reader.
You now have the possibility to select a specific video and audio stream when the MPEG-1/2 source file contains several video and audio streams.
Support of the Microsoft TV recorder file format "WTV".
(WTV file importation is possible on the computer that recorded the file, or can create such files, and are not copy-protected.)
Improved MP4/AVCHD File Reader updated.
Should allow the importation of files that could not be previously imported, and solve the playback speed issue.
YUV color space information contained in the source file is now taken in account when imported through the MP4/AVCHD File Reader. If no color space information is available, the BT.709 or SMPTE 170M color space is automatically selected according to the pixel rate.
When outputting an MPEG-4 file, the YUV color space is selected according to the resolution and framerate, the color space is then converted to the selection before the encoding stage.
When the Batch encode tool fails to retreive the automatically saved batch list it now displays an error message, erases the batch list and resets.
Following a silence, the audio uniformization filter could highly increase the volume, resulting in an explosion-like effect. The improved filter reduces the occurence of such an issue.
Fixed An audio gap would appear when continuing to import a file through the DirectShow reader without seeking it.
The DirectShow Reader audio management has been adjusted, allowing the DivX Reader to correctly get the audio.
AAC decoding now resumes instead of stopping after some corrupted data has been encountered.
Some flawed header or trailer MPEG files are now importable through the MPEG File Reader.
The Windows Media Audio file output does not allow the registration of unexpected file extensions anymore.
The DivX file output basic mode would always set the level to Medium even when Low or High was selected.
In the DivX file output, reducing the profile would display a wrong framerate in the window.
In the DivX file output, it was possible to select a non-standard MP3 bitrate.
The Batch encode tool would sometimes display an error message when started, and not display it when restarted.
The WAVE file output advanced mode would note .1 ch even when no .1 ch was selected.
The Smart sharpness filter picture edge processing is stricter, reducing the occurence of possible problems.
The seek bar motion is now smoother in the Preview display window, or when disabling the thumbnail display in the Clip cut-edit window.
Other minor fixes.

 TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress Version - August 18, 2009

Added DivX® encoder/decoder updated to the latest version.
DivX® file output support extended to 1080p.
DivX® output offers an AVI container type selection. (1080p profile is AVI-2 container type only). Because of this addition, the "Partition" tab is renamed as "File" tab.
DivX® file output maximum bitrate is updated to support the new profile specifications (The GMC option is available when the profile is set to "none" and the resolution is no greater than 1024x768).
SpursEngine* File Output
* For SpursEngine usage, the TMPGEnc Movie Plug-in SpursEngine and a SpursEngine hardware device are necessary (both sold separately).
"Tighten up bitrate limit" option added. This option allows you to control the SpursEngine bitrate overflow. (Previous versions had this option always enabled).
The MPEG-4 AVC output VBV buffer size maximum value is increased from 2047 KB to 4094 KB.
During the SpursEngine plug-in device check, the SpursEngine board could not be correctly recognized when the drivers were not installed.
The VBR output would sometimes not function properly. This correction improves the picture quality. (Please install the latest version of the TMPGEnc Movie Plug-in SpursEngine).
Improved Audio seek processing for DirectShow filter type source.
Memory usage for the time-based noise filter is reduced.
Output stage: output start, batch registration and preview can be activated through keyboard shortcuts:
  • Encode start/stop = CTRL + Shift + S
  • Batch registration = CTRL + Shift + B
  • Preview = CTRL + Shift + P
The MPEG-4 AVC file output bitrate control mode 2 pass Constant bitrate is removed. (Project or output setting template containing the 2 pass Constant bitrate option is automatically adjusted to 1 pass Constant bitrate.)
The MPEG-4 ISO file output has Maximum bitrate, VBV buffer and Quarter pixel options added, allowing improvement of the picture quality. Some settings of the "Video" tab are now in the "ISO" tab.
DivX file output "File" tab displays a warning that used to appear when moving from the Format stage to the "Output" stage.
Fixed Some MPEG-2 TS file could not be imported correctly.
Some outputted non-standard DVD-Video or DVD-Video header containing garbage data could not be imported correctly.
Some out of standard MPEG-4 files could not be imported correctly.
Some filter processes could raise an exception and instead of correctly displaying an error would stop the encode process.
AVCHD files generated by a camcorder would not be imported entirely.
An insufficient memory error would occur when encoding the biggest WMV clip registered in the Source stage.
Using the Smart Sharpness filter in CUDA mode would sometimes slow down the processing speed.
Sometimes when starting a batch output in the Batch encode tool, an output setting importation error would arise, and the output would start with different settings.
Launching the Batch encode tool would display an error that would not appear after restarting the Batch encode tool.
When using CUDA, the GeForce driver version check would only retrieve the display driver version.
When using CUDA, an invalid process could arise with the Contour filter.
When using CUDA, setting a positive value in the Audio gap correction would prevent the audio from playing in the clip header during a preview.
Other minor fixes.

 TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress Version - April 27, 2009

Added Support for the TMPGEnc Movie Plug-in SpursEngine.
Fixed Some specific MPEG-2 TS data (AVCHD data) would be be processed incorrectly.
Some specific MPEG-4 file would be be processed incorrectly.
Some specific audio data would not be correctly decoded by the AAC decoder and resulted in complete absence of audio.
MPEG-4 file output would sometimes be incorrect in interlace mode.
The picture would become green during an output using CUDA. If this problem occurs again an error arises.
Some MPEG files could not be read anymore.
In some cases, when multiplexing a MPEG-1 System stream or MPEG-2 Program stream, the PTS would not be placed in the adequate PES.
The framerate selector display would become invalid when selecting the "Playback 3:2 pulldown" option in the MPEG output settings.
Other minor corrections.
CIF resolution selection can no longer be selected in the SpursEngine file output when automatic resolution setting is active for the Super resolution processing.
CUDA - CUDA can now be enabled even when the driver version cannot be retrieved from certain CUDA supporting video cards with usable CUDA. (Since the driver version can still not be retreived, problems may occur depending on the driver version used. When using CUDA, we recommend you always install the latest version of the driver available from the NVIDIA corporate website.)

 TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress Version - December 4, 2008

Fixed CUDA - CUDA usage would not display when at 0%.
CUDA - A color error would appear when using the video noise filter.
CUDA - "Simple duplication on stripes only" and "Inverse pulldown (reinforced anti-stripes)" deinterlace mode would not function properly.
Fixed When used in a Core i7 environment, the determination of the number of CPUs would become invalid.
An error would arise when rotating a picture in the Slideshow editor.
 TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress Version - November 19, 2008

Fixed CUDA - The deinterlace filter in Inverse pulldown mode did not yield a correct result when used with CUDA.
CUDA - The video Noise reduction/Noise reduction (time) filters would sometimes generate horizontal stripes when used with CUDA.
CUDA - An error would arise when using the Crop filter if the target picture width was below 8 pixels when used with CUDA.
CUDA - The resize filter in bilinear mode would not yield a correct result when used with CUDA.
CUDA - The deinterlace filter in "Replication - simple mode" did not yield a correct result when used with CUDA.
Output settings would sometimes not be correctly reflected in Windows Media Video output.
A temporary folder was created in random locations such as the desktop and an error would arise during a MPEG-4 2 pass output.
Using the video fade-in/out filter would slow down the output time.
Modifying the aspect ratio in the Clip properties would not be taken in account at the output stage when using the PV3 file reader.
An error would occur and the preview would be black when importing an AviSynth's AVS file.

 TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress Version - October 29, 2008

Added NVIDIA CUDA 2.0 support.
Can be used with filters and the MPEG-1/2 decoder. CUDA-capable graphics card required. For more information on CUDA, CUDA supported video cards, and downloading the latest drivers, please see NVIDIA's website.
Fixed For AVI codec output quality, keyframe interval and bitrate would not function properly.
Deadlock could occur when using the VFAPI file reader.
Green blocknoise could sometimes appear when importing a MPEG-2 PS file through the MPEG file reader.
Some MPEG file aspect ratios could not be properly determined.
Imported AAC audio would be delayed by several milliseconds.
MPEG-2 TS file importation would fail when the stream header contains garbled data.
An error would occur during the output when joining several clips with different YUV colorspace.
The MPEG tool would output a LPCM file with a *.tlp extension when demultiplexing.
Other minor issues have been fixed.

 TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress Version - August 11, 2008

Fixed Sequential picture output in JPEG format has been reversed to the YUV colorspace.
Navigation in the second half of an AVCHD clip would not work properly.
Processing of pictures with subtitles added would sometimes become invalid.
When outputting in sequential pictures, certain types of sources would sometimes result in an invalid sample format error.
Some players would create noises when playing an audio file outputted in MP3 joint-stereo mode.

 TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress Version - June 26, 2008

New Includes a Blu-ray (BDMV, BDAV) MPEG-2 output template.
Includes an AVCHD reader allowing the use of AVCHD sources from a camcorder.
Can use the Sony AVCHD reader when installed on the application host computer.
Improved Supports full HD output (up to 1920×1080 @ 60 fps) in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264.
Supports pixel aspect ratios other than 1:1 output in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264.
Supports AAC audio (up to 2 channels) input through the MPEG reader. Also supports AAC audio input embedded within an MPEG-2 Transport Stream container.
MPEG file output's Display mode setting offers Progressive (2:2 pulldown) option.
Implemented a solution to correct a loss of CPU usage rate increase occurring when outputting more than one file in WMV format within a Windows Media Player 11 environment.
Supports the WMF picture file format through an embedded WMF decoder.
Fixed Validation system updated to support content-regulated network environment.
An address violation error and possible application freeze occurring during the output when the source files are imported through the DirectShow reader.
Application would sometimes not respond when converting a DVR-MS file into a Program Stream.
FLV1 file would not import properly with some specific CPU environments.
Project file handling would not be done properly when opening a project file with the "Open a project file" option and manually point the source files not found in the Project.
An error would arise when starting the editing of a specific mp4 file imported through the QuickTime reader.
The source framerate could not be obtained properly for a file imported through the QuickTime reader.
60 fps data could not be represented properly for a file imported through the QuickTime reader.
Some parameters were not correctly reflected in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 output window.
Limitations of the Level 2.1 parameters were incorrect in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 output window.
The timestamp correction in the MPEG reader would not function properly.
The VBV buffer size would be always lower than the maximum when outputting in HDV-HD1 with standard definition.
Noise could appear when applying the Time tone reduction filter on a monaural audio stream.
LPCM data information would not be handled properly in an LPCM source imported through the AVI reader when the quantization was different than 16 bit.
Encoding would sometimes become abnormally slow when using the Dolby Digital encoder.
Changed Interlace display mode is no longer selectable in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 output settings window when in Baseline profile.
MPEG-2 AAC audio format is no longer selectable in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 and ISO output audio settings window.
The bitrate default value is automatically calculated based on the framerate, resolution, etc. in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 output settings window.
Bitrate buffer size setting has an Automatic option in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 output settings window.
Bitrate buffer size setting in kbits instead of bytes in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 output settings window.
"Other" tab displayed in the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 output settings window.
File size and Authoring file size are now displayed in the format setting window when using the DVD, XDVD and BD templates.
BD (25, 50 GB) file size added to the bitrate calculator media type parameter.
File size and Authoring size added to the MPEG Encode/bitrate settings calculator when in DVD, XDVD or BD template output mode.
The Average video bitrate display becomes blue when equal to the Minimum bitrate in the MPEG Encode/bitrate settings calculator.
Calculates the overhead in the MPEG Encode/bitrate settings calculator when in MPEG-2 Transport Stream multiplexing mode.
The "Update batch list file..." and "Save the batch list..." options in the Batch encoder preferences are enabled by default.
"Delete the batch list when completed without error" option added to the Batch encoder preferences.
Colorspace can be set for each codec in the Preferences' AVI settings panel.

 TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress Version - January 24, 2008

Fixed Subtitle SRT file importation could fail when the last line was not empty.
Subtitle SRT file importer now keeps the imported data up to the point where an error occurred instead of discarding the whole data.
When outputting in 1 clip = 1 file mode, the clip number would not display correctly.

 TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress Version - December 18, 2007

Fixed Noise appearing when using a QuickTime source file.
Picture distortion appearing during fast playback of a QuickTime source file.
An error could appear when outputting in H.264 through QuickTime 7.3.
Enabling Deinterlace by default could considerably slow the output under specific conditions.
Memory usage could become too high when processing a large number of projects in the Batch Encode Tool.
Inconsistencies could appear when using an AVI/Wave audio file in µ-law format.

 TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress Version - November 12, 2007

Added Optimized for Intel's Core™2 Extreme QX9650 processor and Xeon 5400 family of processors.
SSE4 routines optimization.
New text align option in the subtitle layout editor.
Fixed An Invalid Index error could occur in the Slideshow editor after adding a clip.
Freeze could occur at new clip creation when adding more than 200 pictures in the slideshow.
Clip reference could be lost during a picture addition in the slideshow, preventing a clip from being accessed for editing.
Help link corrected within the application.
Some specific QuickTime file format's framerate could not be retreived.
Cancelled clip importation from a project would not be removed from a project when such clip could not be found at project loading.
In HDV output mode, 1720x480/29.97 fps output setting would in fact outputs at 59.94 fps, resulting in an error.
4096 bytes of data could disappear during the MPEG tool output.
Non-outputted project's thumbnail in the batch encode tool would not update when resizing the tool window.
Could not open wave files bigger than 2 GB.
When erasing a layout in the subtitle editor, subtitles using a higher ID number would become invalid.

 TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress Version - July 12, 2007

Fixed MPEG-4 output could produce an invalid file.
Including Author and Copyright information in the AVI output could create an unplayable file.
Using the Time signal reduction filter could cause an application hang-up during playback or output.
Importing a QuickTime file could cause an application hang-up during framerate analysis.
Setting a fade-out duration longer than the source file duration could disable the filter.
Displaying the audio waveform with video that is less than 1 fps could cause a memory access error.

 TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress Version - June 27, 2007

New Flash video (FLV1, FLV4) source file format support.
Displays the picture properties for AVI sources.
Improved 2D/3D Noise reduction filter process sped-up through multithreading.
MPEG Video decoding.
YUY2 video format resize.
PNG file handling.
QuickTime reader multitrack downscaling to stereo (requires QuickTime 7.1).
QuickTime reader multichannel audio handling (requires QuickTime 7.1).
Fixed Multiple source file importation through DirectShow could cause a memory error.
Minor fixes.

 TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress Version - February 22, 2007

New Windows Vista compatibility.

 TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress Version - October 18, 2006

New Windows Media Player 11 Beta and Windows Media Video 9 Advanced Profile support.
You are now able to select the display or source size in the Output preview window.
PV3 HD capture card format is now supported through the PV3 Reader. (Requires the AviUtl plug-in EARTH SOFT DV.aui Ver 2.4.4)
Updated The maximum number of B Pictures is now limited to 3 in the Main profile, following the MPEG-4 AVC specifications.
Fixed You can no longer choose an unauthorized framerate for a specified DivX output profile.
An error where the aspect ratio of a 4:3 740x480 WMV source displayed as Other (xx) instead of 4:3 has been fixed.
In the subtitles filter editor, an error which occurred when pressing the space bar while no text is selected has been fixed.
An error which occurred when starting the Batch encode tool if QuickTime 7.1.3 is installed has been fixed.
The appearance of the "An error occurred while structuring the clip edit window" warning has been fixed.
An error where the deinterlace filter in "Replication - simple" and "Replication - animation" mode inverts the lowest field has been fixed.
An error which may have occurred during a picture resize has been fixed, and the the amount of memory used has been reduced.
Depending the display size, the Overlay display mode added a black line around the picture; this has been fixed.
Outputting a 16:9 source in PNG or JPG sequential pictures with the keep aspect ratio enabled displayed white top and bottom bars instead of black; this has been fixed.
Abnormal terminations which may have occurred when opening a DVR-MS file with the DirectShow file reader have been fixed.
Outputting a resized DivX or MP4 while keeping the aspect ratio may have resulted in an abnormal aspect ratio and black framing; this has been fixed.
Using the DivX reader resulted in false aspect ratio values, framerate values, etc. displaying in the Clip properties window; this has been fixed.
MPEG-2 720x480 2.21:1 in the Clip properties window are now correctly recognized.
DivX file output format non-standard parameters fixes:
  • Non-compliant HDTV profile macroblock maximum limit in interlaced and progressive mode has been corrected;
  • It is now possible to select an other aspect ratio than 1:1 in Home theatre profile;
  • It is now possible to select the bidirectional encoding (B frame output) when using a profile with interlaced mode video type;
  • It is no longer possible to select GMC/Quarterpixel search when using a profile;
  • You can no longer select a non-compliant audio bitrate;
  • A problem with some of the standard audio bitrate value selection has been fixed.
Miscellaneous fixes.

 TMPGEnc 4.0 Xpress Version - August 1, 2006

Second Released Version.