TMPGEnc XPress Basic Guide

This is a guide to using TMPGEnc XPress 3.0 to quickly encode to MPEG files. TMPGEnc XPress makes it easy to encode to VCD/SVCD/DVD compliant files. It uses a very simple but powerful wizard to complete these tasks. In this guide we will use the example of encoding from a DivX (AVI) file to DVD complaint MPEG files. You can use many different formats as your source file. You can output either Linear PCM audio, MP2 or AC3 (with plugin). You can also output AVI files, but that will not be covered in this guide, an advanced guide will be added shortly that will look more deeply into the program. This is a good guide for beginners who just want to learn how to complete various tasks by encoding files to complaint MPEG files for VCD/SVCD or DVD.

Introduction & Requirements

Well firstly and obviously, you will need to download TMPGEnc XPress from AfterDawn here. The trial expires after 14 days, then you can choose whether to purchase the software or not.

For those of you familiar with TMPGEnc, you will like TMPGEnc XPress as it makes it quick and easy to make good quality encodes. It will accept various files as your source including AVI files, MPEG files, Quicktime files and DVD VOB files (that have had CSS protection removed). As mentioned already, this guide just covers a basic conversion from AVI to MPEG.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. Introduction & Requirements
  2. 2. Starting A New Project and Adding Clips
  3. 3. Output Settings
  4. 4. Begin Encoding
Written by: James Delahunty