Released in the fall of 2005, the TMPGEnc DVD Author 2.0 program builds on the strengths of DVD Author and the company's widely used, award-winning MPEG encoding technology. It is the first DVD creation program in its class to offer fit-to-disc transcoding and DVD+ R dual/double layer support, making it possible to fit a 9GB or 10GB file onto a single 8.5GB DVD disc while maintaining its video quality.
TMPGEnc DVD Author 2.0 offers multi-track audio for multi-lingual DVDs, as well as audio filters so that users can ensure optimal audio quality before burning to DVD. The software will be available as of April 19, 2006 in English, German, and French as well. Other features include frame-level cut-editing, slideshow creation with Dolby Digital stereo sound, 40 high-quality ready-to-use DVD menu templates from Motionism, and DVD simulation.
DVD Author 2.0 can import video clips from MPEG-1, MPEG-2, DVD Video, Media Center PC (DVR-MS) or DVD-VR files; add audio from MPEG-1 Layer 2, Dolby Digital (AC-3) or Linear PCM (.wav/LPCM); and easily edit materials already recorded on a DVD recorder. DVDs created using TMPG DVD Author 2.0 play on virtually all home DVD players.
The program has a new low price of $89.95 for download at www.tmpg-inc.com.