MPEG2 Works
MPEG2 Works
3.5.4

4.5

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MPEG2 Works free download for Mac

MPEG2 Works3.5.4

28 January 2005

Convert video into different formats.

Overview

MPEG2 Works helps to author/convert Your movies to MPEG2/MPEG1 DVD/SVCD/VCD ready.

  • "Custom" encodings section [MPEG1/MPEG2 user configurable encodings]
  • DVD/SVCD/VCD PAL/NTSC MPEG2/MPEG1 conversions
  • ReplayTV MPEGs conversion to DVD/SVCD ready MPEG2 movies
  • "Tools" tab with Mux/Demux/Split/Join MPEG options
  • "Audio" tab with options to work with AC3,WAV,AIFF,MP2 audio files
  • PAL/NTSC VOB > SVCD conversion
  • Making burnable DVD/SVCD [VIDEO_TS/CD-XA] Images options
  • Cinemascope [2.21:1] to 16:9 PAL/NTSC DVD/SVCD encoding
  • SVCD Wide /16:9/ to 4:3 letterboxed encoding
  • Half-D1 MPEG2 encoding options for backup purposes
  • Terminal output /You can watch progress in Terminal, and start simultaneous encodings/
  • Info on passed encoding time at the "complete" window
  • MPEG Info tool
  • Français, Italiano and Deutsch localization files
  • No installation needed; Just copy to HDD and start to work
  • Export2DV application [Export Your MPEG/VRO/ReplayTV iles to DV for editing in iMovie]
  • DVD converter application [Convert Your VOB's from PAL > NTSC and NTSC > PAL]

What's new in MPEG2 Works

Version 3.5.4:
  • Batch /multiple files/ demultiplexing of VOB/VRO files [Users requested]
  • ADS recorder files demultiplexing [Users requested]
  • Improved overall performance

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31 Reviews of MPEG2 Works

Nolavdo
04 September 2003
Version: 1.1

Most helpful

Have not tried it yet....But I can't wait...I could not give this guy enough money for offering his MP3 Sushi 1.4 FOR FREE!!!!!! If this mpeg2 program works as advertised i'll give him more money....stay tuned nolavdo@mac.com
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Anonymous
13 January 2005
Version: 3.5.3
great program! works fine and easy. i use it next to 'bitvice' which is even better but more expensive. the only problem is, it's software so it takes much to long to get the results. (sometimes allmost a day) you need a 2th mac to do the job. this kind of 'translation' needs a hardware solution. so software with a hardware-card would be the best.
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Patty and Selma
24 November 2004
Version: 3.5.1
I couldn't try out the DEMO of MPEG2 WORKS because anything I wanted to do was greyed out. So, for me, MPEG2 WORKS, doesn't.
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5
Detlef
03 June 2004
Version: 3.4.5
This is an excellent little program. As mentioned earlier, certainly worth a lot more than 10$. The support is about the best you can imagine - I haven't found a commercial program yet which comes close.
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Anonymous
03 May 2004
Version: 3.4.3
make a one step solution to convert mpg movies to .dv files batch processing would be another great thing to add
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4
Anonymous
13 March 2004
Version: 3.4.2
seems like it's got all the features i could ever want but i just get script errors.. not worked with one single MOV or AVI/DVD rip so far :-(
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5
Anonymous
13 February 2004
Version: 3.4.1
I think this is a very kewl Application, simple robust and it does the job it says it'll do! Well worth the money!
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4.5
Bob-Weaver
11 February 2004
Version: 3.4.1
This program is like a general-purpose Swiss Army knife for converting video files between formats in preparation for burning video discs. The emphasis is on creating files for DVD, VCD and Super VCD, but it also converts to and from other formats as well. I didn't try all the capabilities and formats this program has, but for what I used it for, it did the job flawlessly. I used it for preparing video files for a DVD. It is easy to use and produces output files which will drop right into authoring and burning programs such as iDVD, DVD Studio Pro, Toast, Sizzle, etc. The output files are compact in size yet still maintain good audio and video quality. This program ran without problems on my 4-year old G3 iMac - a major advantage, as some of the newer software requires a G4 or G5 processor. The tech support from the developer of this program is far better than the average. The developer updates the program on a regular basis, to add features requested by customers or to fix the rare bug. The developer maintains an online forum where you can ask questions and he answers them quickly and helpfully. He is happy to share his knowledge and help you use the program for the purpose you need. This program is really worth about $100, but he charges only $10 for it! An incredible bargain, in my opinion. Really, anyone who works with video on the Mac platform should have this program as part of their toolbox.
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4.5
Anonymous
11 January 2004
Version: 3.3.3
Absolutely the best app in its class, and the only one that does well what it says it does. A total must!
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4.25
Ambitiouslemon
07 January 2004
Version: 3.3.2
First piece of shareware i have bought in over a year. well worth it. the only app that works with replaytv files. developer is also very friendly and helpful.
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4
Anonymous
27 December 2003
Version: 3.3.2
I try out the demo and works beautiful
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5
Anonymous
26 December 2003
Version: 3.3.2
excellent clean never had a problem with it
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SERBIAN
20 November 2003
Version: 3.2
Everything is fine now...Site is up again..New adress is : http://www.mpeg2works.2ya.com.. Sorry again for troubles..
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SERBIAN
20 November 2003
Version: 3.2
MPEG2 Works main site is down...Host problems...PLEASE use this link for DEMO download : http://www.gemini3.co.yu/tosa/DL/DEMO/MPEG2Works32DEMO.sit If You need more info on MPEG2 Works 3 go to Forum site at : http://www.gemini3.co.yu/tosa/index.php Sorry for troubles..
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Anonymous
07 November 2003
Version: 3.1
I think that You have to look at some more expensive solutions if You want to work with MPEG2 ona Mac on professional level...Tools available as a free sources, and GUI wrappers for them are just for people who wants to make their home/presentation movie in MPEG2...And every videopostproduction studio I worked for has a hardware MPEG2 card for imorting movies directly in real time onto hdd...Take a look at Apples FinalCut PRO 4 package in which is an app called "Compressor"...Or DVD Studio Pros MPEG2 export component for QuickTime...
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Anonymous
06 November 2003
Version: 3.1
As a former multimedia producer that moved on to video and now has to package some content again for home computer use let me just say this. There has NEVER been any decent mpeg tools for the Mac. The only one that was close was the old Asarte plug in for QT Player. I don't know about VDub but the Xing mpeg tools (at the time) were the best I've ever used. Apple's support of mpeg is horrid. A QT mpeg is not a true mpeg, it's a QuickTime movie wrapper around a mpeg file. Thus requiring QT to play it back. I actually thought that with X something might develop on this front. Guess I was wrong. How sad...
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Anonymous
06 November 2003
Version: 3.1
Yup, I agree with Anonymous. I got an iBook last year with OS X and have found that there's nothing within a mile of VirtualDub and TMPGEnc on Macs which was a bit of a let-down. Even for video players, it's just VLC and endless wrappers for mplayer. Maybe as more people who use(d) Windows start using to OS X they'll realise that there is a need for programs like VDub and maybe port it or develop something like it. For now I still use my PC for all video work and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Again, this isn't an attempt to put down Mac developers. Maybe just to point them in the direction they should be aiming for :)
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Anonymous
06 November 2003
Version: 3.1
Please take this as constructive commentary since this program looks like it has promise. One of the things I miss after switching from Windows was some pretty fast and free video programs. Which is ironic considering this is supposed to be the Mac's domain. Even currently, there seems to be no way to deal with MPEG2 transport streams on OS X (though I will need to look at this Gumby program since it mentions handling Tivo/Replay type of files which are essentially MPEG2 transport streams with vendor specific header info added). VirtualDub (free) did quite a bit of stuff and TMPGenc made high quality MPEG encoding extremely easy (MPEG2 encoding required the Plus version which admittingly was a bit costly at $48). Right now, the majority of the tools being released as shareware for the Mac really aren't in this same league as those tools. So far, most the OS X tools are essentially wrappers around the freely available unix source but very few of them having any sort of Mac-like feel such as drag-and-drop simplicity or even well designed interfaces (ffmpegX is a classic example of this). None offer any sort of live preview and the ability to just use a slider to scrub through a video to perform tasks such as cutting a clip (only mpgtxwrap offers anything remotely close to inputting various criteria for cutting an MPEG1 but offers no MPEG2 support or an easier way to determine time-based cuts without loading the video into QT Player). The interface on this app is much better organized at first glance and I will try it out to see how well it works).
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Anonymous
01 November 2003
Version: 3.0
It's a pretty good app. It's a shame it's going towards the 'pay or play' route. There's another pretty good app called Gumby which does a lot of this stuff (demuxing etc..) and a lot that this doesn't do (like let you cut an mpeg-2 file by opening a film and letting you shift-click through the video portion you don't want). I found it at: http;//gumby.mispalcedmac.com
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4.75
Anonymous
17 October 2003
Version: 2.1.1
Overall MPEG2 Works does exactly what it says it is going to do, does it well, and is rock-solid stable. It's also free, and just as good as a lot of very expensive applications claiming to do what this one does. I have couple of minor quibbles, though, which really come more under the heading of "areas for future development", than complaints, and I hope Serbian takes this in the spirit it is intended. And, of course, it may be that the problems I experience are specific to my own setup. The first is, yes, like one or two others, I'd really love to have a progress bar or some other way to tell how far along the processing is. I seem to recall that at some point there was a progress bar, but I'd never known it to actually represent the true state of completion: it started when the encoding started, moved about 1/4 of the way along for the rest of the process, stayed there, then disappeared when it was finished, so it didn't serve much purpose, as far as I could tell. At the moment the best way seems to be to locate the actual file on my hard drive as it is being created, and single-click on it to refresh the file size now and then. Maybe I'm just impatient, but there's got to be a better way than going between that and Process Viewer. Maybe just open a terminal window showing percentage of completion, or number of minutes of actual footage encoded, or even frames? Another is related: as has also been mentioned, this is a slow app. Video encoding is slow on most machines, so this is no surprise. I know that some other apps (like, say, Discreet Cleaner and even ffmpegX) offer Altivec support for a slight speed boost on G4 machines. Obviously for an application that is a front-end for a bunch of UNIX applications, it's pretty much dependent on those applications' capabilities. But if there were a way to add Altivec support (assuming it isn't already there), it would be wonderful. I know ffmpegX provides it, but it seems a bit more temperamental than MPEG2 Works; sometimes it (actually, yuvscaler is the usual culprit) doesn't work at all. Finally, what's up with menus (even the Apple Menu) while encoding is in progress? There seems to be no way to quit the program except by force quitting, at least until encoding is finished, and I also find I can't hide the app window and menus; the best I can do is push them to the back. Is there some reason for this? It's not a big problem, just kind of odd. I know this seems like a lot of complaining, but actually MPEG2W is an excellent app., one I know I couldn't possibly create myself, so I hope these comments will be understood as possible ways to make a great app even better... Thank you, Serbian!
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4.25
Nolavdo
10 October 2003
Version: 2.1.1
How About A progress bar! Thats all it needs
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5
John Farrell
29 September 2003
Version: 2.1
This app worked wonderfully demuxing VCDs for re-editing in Final Cut for printing to tape... It will be my standard MPEG tool... Serbian deserves praise and donations, for his excellent work..
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Serbian
28 September 2003
Version: 2.1
Download links fixed...Renamed archives to .sit extension /no more .sitx/..Now browsers will recognize files without problems...Macupdate will update links soon..Thanx for understanding...
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Anonymous
23 September 2003
Version: 2.0.2
This was the final link in my conversion process to get VRO files from my Panasonic DVD recorder's DVD-RAM discs over to the Mac OSX platform. I was stumped for a few weeks when Serbian suggested I try his program. Great work!
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5
video madman
21 September 2003
Version: 2.0.2
After the simple install and usage I was impressed at how it preformed. Also the layout was very logical.
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Serbian
18 September 2003
Version: 2.0.2
Fixed SVCDNTSC 4:3 muxing...and Multiples MPEG2...Thanx to Barry Levine for reporting... If anyone else had trouble with this download again, please.... SERBIAN
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5
Leigh-Cable
16 September 2003
Version: 2.0.1
This is without doubt the best video conversion program I have ever found. THIS PROGRAM ROCKS!!!!! I have paid hundreds of dollars for commercial programs that are not a patch on this!!
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4.5
Anonymous
16 September 2003
Version: 2.0.1
It's the only free tool that I found so far that would correctly converte a QuickTime DV file correctly to MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 formats. I guess it's the only way to actually author a full DVD using a pre-G4 Mac for free (together with Sizzle). It's not very fast (at least compared to the Toast MPEG-1 plugin and Apple's MPEG-2), but it works flawlessly and costs nothing. Some suggestions: 1) the installer ans scripts should use the /usr/local/bin for the command line binaries and 2) I just miss the AIFF -> MP2 audio converter. Keep up the excellent work! ;)
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Serbian
15 September 2003
Version: 2.0
Fixed issue with NTSC letterboxed output /black bars/... Now Your output will be without them..:) ThanX to Randy and Sam who reported that to me...Anyone who had same problem should download the app again... Sorry...Im from PAL country..:)
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Serbian
14 September 2003
Version: 2.0
Instructions on Italian added - Thanx to Settimio Perlini, http://www.macitynet.it/macprof
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4
Anonymous
06 September 2003
Version: 1.1
There aren't as many options and converting features as it seams there are from reading the description. But a great product nontheless.
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Nolavdo
04 September 2003
Version: 1.1
Have not tried it yet....But I can't wait...I could not give this guy enough money for offering his MP3 Sushi 1.4 FOR FREE!!!!!! If this mpeg2 program works as advertised i'll give him more money....stay tuned nolavdo@mac.com
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$10.00

4.5

App requirements: 
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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