Edit and Convert Windows Media Center TV Recordings with the New TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress Update
Import Windows Media Center .wtv files, Remove Unwanted Commercials and Convert Video to Other Formats
January 14, 2010

Gardena, CA – January 14, 2010 -
Pegasys Inc. (https://tmpgenc.pegasys-inc.com) the company that makes digital video easy, announces the availability of the latest update to TMPGEnc® 4.0 XPress, their high-performance video conversion software. The update allows users to import Windows® Media Center .wtv files, edit out commercials or other unwanted scenes, apply video and audio filters, and convert it to a wide array of video formats. The update is available now and is free for current users. Users new to TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress can purchase the updated software package for $99.95. Return TMPGEnc software owners can receive a $20.00 discount on the purchase price.

"Pegasys is pleased to offer this update to our popular TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress software. We have added an element not currently included with the Windows Media Center, the ability to edit and convert the video captured from TV recordings for use on other devices or to replay on home media centers," commented Tak Ebine, CEO of Pegasys Inc.

Windows Media Center .wtv Input Support
By using TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress software, users can edit and convert their Windows Media Center TV recordings into a variety of formats such as DivX HD, Windows Media Video, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, and more!

The .wtv file format is a new video content format for TV shows recorded by Windows Media Center. The.wtv format replaces the .dvr-ms file format. The .wtv file format is only found in PCs running Windows 7 or Windows Vista with Media Center TV Pack 2008. Both .wtv and .dvr-ms files can be imported. Please note that copy-protected TV recordings cannot be imported.

Windows Media Center comes installed with these operating systems:

  • Windows 7: Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate

  • Windows Vista: Home Premium, Ultimate

  • Windows XP: Media Center Edition

With Windows Media Center, all that is needed is a TV Tuner device to watch and record live TV broadcasts. Users can schedule recordings to never miss a favorite show.

Surround Sound Support
Also included in this update is input support for AAC 5.1 audio in MPEG-2 TS files. Now when users import MPEG-2 TS files that have AAC audio, they can import up to 5.1 channels of surround sound! A new option in the Clip Audio properties allows users to manually specify the number of audio channels when importing AAC audio.

Multistream Selector for MPEG-1/2
Users also have the ability to select a specific video and audio stream when the MPEG-1/2 source file contains multiple video and audio streams. The multi-stream selector function is in the MPEG file reader.

About TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress
TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress gives users the freedom to take almost any video file and encode it to a desired file format including DivX, AVI, QuickTime, MPEG 4-ISO, H.264, DVD-Video, DVD-VR, HDV camcorder, Blu-ray Disc and much more. The software provides users with functions and features ranging from a simple cut-editor tool to powerful video filters and effects. NVIDIA CUDA™ support helps make filter processing ultra fast. Optional support for the Toshiba® SpursEngine™, based on the "Cell Broadband Engine™", allows for blazing fast MPEG-2 and H.264 encoding.

About PEGASYS Inc.
PEGASYS Inc. makes digital video easy. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, PEGASYS was established in November 2001 with the release of TMPGEnc Plus -- probably the world's most popular MPEG-1/2 video encoding software and at the time, was the only freeware video encoder. The company's two flagship products, the TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress video encoder and the new TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4, anchor a strong line of retail and OEM digital video editing and encoding products for home and professional users.

The recognized leaders in developing quality video encoding tools for MPEG applications, PEGASYS Inc.'s encoding technology is also incorporated into numerous commercial and professional video editing and DVD-creation software products. PEGASYS have been bundled with quality products from top worldwide manufacturers, including Sony Japan and Pioneer. For information about PEGASYS Inc. and its products, visit the company's website at www.pegasys-inc.com.

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