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  1. I'm a MEGA Super Moderator Baldrick's Avatar
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    I don't convert to MPEG2/DVD.
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    Tough choice here. My favorates are MainConcept and TMPGenc. I use MainConcept about 60% of the time so I have to pick that one.
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    I do not convert nearly as much to mpeg2 as I used to but when I do, I prefer CCE Basic. It provides quality, speed and a simple but efficient GUI.
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    tmpenc plus

    Though not that often as my wintv caps in mpeg. (though I'm finally getting the fusion 3 hdtv capture card in a few days so I may need to do that more often )
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    This IS a tough choice.
    For DVDRebuilder it`s a no-brainer for me, CinemaCraft SP,
    Speed...Speed...Speed, Plus Super Quality.

    For custom work, it`s a toss-up between TMPGEnc & CCE Sp.


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    Dont convert to MPEG2/DVD though may have done once or twice.
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    I'm curious.. If you guys don't convert to MPEG2/DVD.. then what? You don't make DVD's? I thought that was most 'popular'.. thanks.

    Edit: btw, CCE Basic
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    Originally Posted by rbatty11
    I'm curious.. If you guys don't convert to MPEG2/DVD.. then what? You don't make DVD's? I thought that was most 'popular'.. thanks.

    Edit: btw, CCE Basic
    These days divx capable dvd players are more plentiful. All you need to do is burn it to cd or dvd without converting.

    Also you can get wireless media players that can stream files directly off the host pc/mac (linux, whatever ).
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  10. HcEnc by Hank315 !!

    Excellent Encoder

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    If you use any of the following products, you're using versions of Mainconcept's MPeg2 Encoder

    Adobe Premiere (since v6.5) or Encore
    Sony Vegas, Movie Studio or DVD Architect
    Ulead MediaStudio Pro, DVD Workshop, DVD MovieFactory, VideoStudio
    Lumiere HD (HDV on FCPro)
    Discrete Cleaner XL
    Sonic DVD Producer, MyDVD, PrimeTime, AuthorScript
    Sorenson Squeeze
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    Hardware MPEG encoders = LSI Logic chipset
    Export from an NLE = Canopus Procoder
    Filter work = TMPGEnc Plus
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    TMPGEnc Plus for mine.
    If in doubt, Google it.
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  16. I voted and use CCE Basic. The interface takes a while to learn, but I'm getting good results overall. I like the adjustable 2D filter that's built-in. It gets rid of a lot of grain. It's fast too, compared to TMPGenc 3.0 which I also have. I couldn't stand it anymore using TMPGEnc, it's so slow. But TMPGEnc is good for beginners and those who don't care to leave their computer on all night long to encode.
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    Originally Posted by Wile_E
    But TMPGEnc is good for beginners and those who don't care to leave their computer on all night long to encode.
    In Scotty's (jimmalenko) & my defense, i think you confused that with the one click wonders

    I know people that are beyond beginner and they freak when they see it with the "unlock" template and all the diff. options and choices

    Maybe with the "Project Wizard" it's good for beginners, but overall, very advanced encoder 8)

    And the last time i remember needing to let it actually take all night was back when 500mhz were top of the line
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  19. For progressive sources (e.g., DVDs run thru DVD2SVCD): CinemaCraft Encoder.
    For interlaced sources: Canopus ProCoder v2.0.
    When I need it really quick: MainConcept Encoder.
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    CCE with CCEFront (for OPV encoding), nice and fast.
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  21. TMPGEnc 3 Xpress Mostly, some TMPGEnc Plus, some CCE Basic, and of course the hardware encoder in the DVD Recorder. and once in a while for something that just won't go for some reason, that one click wonder DVD Santa reauthored with TMPGEnc DVD Author.

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    I mostly use TMPGenc plus 2.5. Especially when I re-encode my DVB sources to DVD valid framesizes.
    Then comes Mainconcept ...
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    I've been using TMPGEnc for quite a while as it does the work. I've been trying out CCE to see if it can replace TMPGEnc mostly because it is faster, though its interface takes a while to get used to. Though, I may just continue using TMPGEnc .
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    My favorite is still TMPGenc

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  26. MainConcept HD version, it's fast, reliable and quality is great, far better then TMPGEnc 3 atleast for me.
    I used trial version of TMPGEnc 3 and it was very slow compared to MainConcept so my 100% conversions are with mainconcept when i am doing standalone conversions are editing then exporting with Premiere Pro 1.5
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  27. CCE, although i dont do that nearly as much anymore...these days almost everything goes to divx....
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