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  1. I'm a MEGA Super Moderator Baldrick's Avatar
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    DVD & Blu-ray Is the Past, PGMX Is the Future.
    One File Includes Video, Menus, Slideshows, Subtitles and Audio.
    Introducing PGMX, a next generation original Pegasys file format that can store menu, video data and more in a single file. Create DVD / Blu-ray styled navigation menus, add a photo slideshow, subtitles, multiple audio streams and more without the limitations of physical media discs. TMPGEnc PGMX CREATOR allows you to do it all with an easy to use interface that allows you to create custom menus or use pre-made templates. Smart rendering (lossless editing) and support for many types of video files make it easy to start creating PGMX files.
    http://tmpgenc.pegasys-inc.com/en/product/tpxc.html

    Preview trial download:
    http://tmpgenc.pegasys-inc.com/en/download/tpxc.html


    The lossless editing sounds good. But as it requires a special player I doubt it's gonna be that big.

    What do you think?
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  2. It seems cool. But it's doubtful it will be the next big thing. It will probably remain a niche for some.
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  3. [QUOTE=Baldrick;2327279]
    The lossless editing sounds good. But as it requires a special player I doubt it's gonna be that big.
    I don't believe in Pegasys' lossless editing. Its smart rendering is out of control and not predictable (hence I switched to VideoReDo).

    Utilizes the x264 video encoder. Smart rendering (lossless editing) for compliant formats. What are not compliant formats? SD only? What about 4K it claims to support? Will it be muxed only or smart rendered by x264
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  4. Member Cornucopia's Avatar
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    Ok, so it's built upon MKV container, not bad.

    Problem I see is that there is no support for this format beyond this player, and this player is only available on Windows 7/8/8.1 PCs. Plus, you are still limited in what codecs are allowed (AVC only for video? looks like that's what it said). There's a heck of a lot of hardware & OS/Software branches to accommodate in our modern world. "Just Win7/8 boxes" won't cut it anymore.

    Also, don't really know how intricate the menu structure capability IS with MKV, but part of the coolness of DVD/BD navigation is in the interactive "Virtual Machine" control. Don't think that's available here, so doesn't come close, IMO.

    And it's not clear whether the slideshow capability for albums (folders) of photos is as a sidecar file or whether the photos have been embedded/encapsulated in the pgmx (mkv) container. Good and bad points to both ways.

    Scott

    <edit> OMG! That install download is god-awful HUGE!</edit>
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  5. Member drjtech's Avatar
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    DVD & Blu-ray Is the Past, PGMX Is the Future.
    The future, or present for many of us, is a set-top media player like Roku, Fire TV, WD TV, etc. If this new format cannot be played by set-top boxes and game consoles it's doomed to limited appeal.
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    This sounds like the software I've been looking for forever to do lossless home movie compliations. But as folks have been saying here, the hard part is future acceptance of the PGMX container.

    (...Must have the discipline to NOT download this until after this week's other projects are done... getting ...weaker)
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    This reminds me of DIVX Ultra. Divx Ultra was pretty neat, but the drawback I found was that once you put your various files into this format with the menus that one couldn't deconstruct it to get back your individual files such as an episode. So as much as liked Divx Ultra I just began the practice of putting the files on DATA Discs or hard drives. Of course I shouldn't of deleted my original individual files after I got them converted to the Divx Ultra format, but we live and learn.
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  8. I entered and was notified tonight that I won a free copy. I'll give it a try when I have more time.
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    Everything seems to work fine, but I have no confidence in the future universality of the PGMX container or player.
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    Everything seems to work fine, but I have no confidence in the future universality of the PGMX container or player.
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  11. Member Cornucopia's Avatar
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    @smrpix, when did you move to pakistan?

    Scott
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    Is this just the first commercial product to actually implement the MKV interactivity (menu) capabilities from the MKV specification????
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  13. Member Cornucopia's Avatar
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    Only way to tell would be to rename the file extension to MKV and see if it works. Let us know how it goes...

    Scott
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