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Video Ambush
Video Ambush
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Video Ambush

Version 1.1

MPEG2 encoder, media converter, and player (was MPEG2 Works).

4.3
Based on 34 user ratesRead reviews & comments
$25.00
One-Time Purchase
This app is no longer supported by it's developer. You can find similar apps here.

Video Ambush overview

Video Ambush (was MPEG2 Works) is the natural evolution of eleven years of existence among top-notch video toolboxes. MPEG2 Works matured, and time came for a complete overhaul and rejuvenation. Packed with more options than ever in a beautiful, modern user interface, the next evolution of M2W is at hand.

Convert your media -- video and audio files, DVD and Blu-Ray discs -- to iDevice-compatible movies, video for Web, H.264, MP4, DivX, MKV, x264, MPEG2, DVD, HD DVD, and all available standard and pro Quick Time formats, using Apple Quick Time technology for maximum compatibility. Encode to MPEG2, make a DVD with stylish built-in menus, burn it on a blank DVD media, and much more.

Feature Highlights
  • All Mac-native Apple QuickTime standard and Pro formats output.
  • Web video output (YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, etc.).
  • All iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV output available with auto-importing to iTunes with metadata tagging.
  • H.264, MP4, DivX, MKV, x264, MPEG2, DVD, and HD DVD output.
  • Make and author DVD's with stylish DVD themes.
  • Lot of essential video and audio tools.
  • Built-in media player.

What’s new in version 1.1

Updated on Jul 03 2017

Version 1.1:
  • Added HEVC /H.265/ output format
  • Improved overall performance

Information

License

Demo

Size

43.1 MB

Downloads

49651

App requirements

  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later
  • * Previously available here
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qb
qb
Jan 22 2016
1.0.3
0.0
Jan 22 2016
0.0
Version: 1.0.3
Is there an upgrade option for owners of MPEG2Words?
Jpdaz
Jpdaz
Mar 28 2014
5.2
5.0
Mar 28 2014
5.0
Version: 5.2
I had a specialized issue for converting a certain video file codec that is not part of ANY other conversion software. The developer bent over backwards for me to tweak the code to help me out. In fact, the developer was successful just today and I just now was able to convert a really important video I needed for work, but could not view. THE SUPPORT IS AMAZING!!!! - PROMPT, FRIENDLY AND REALLY USEFUL! I love supporting developers like this and it is what really sets other applications apart in the end. I can therefore, with great confidence, highly recommend this software. :)
bowlerboy-jmb
bowlerboy-jmb
Mar 20 2014
5.2
0.0
Mar 20 2014
0.0
Version: 5.2
@Jess, Yes, I'm with you in realizing that the field is vast and daunting, which is why I suggested that there is a book project awaiting some enterprising expert who wants to fill that aching need. No, I did not intend to lump the "Chinese converter pack" of converters at the end of my quick, incomplete market survey of available products together with the names of other long-established applications in any other way but to say, Here are a lot of movie / video applications, all of which, in various ways and to various degrees, perform some conversion functions. What we need is a guide to sort them all out and tell us what each does, does not do, etc. No quality implications were made or intended. While Microsoft Word or Excel would not qualify to be included in such a list, all of them there, and many others which claim to be able to convert one video into another, or to edit one type of video file but export it in another, thus qualifying in my little mind as being a "converter," would qualify for the list and should be written about in such a comprehensive guide. Yes, I agree with you that the Top 10 List is so narrow and so restrictive that its very presence "smells" of functioning more as an advertising vehicle for the included products, rather than an objective analysis of the marketplace that an organization like Consumer Reports would have produced. Maybe you think I was a bit too subtle in my attempt to praise only the fact that the Top Ten List produces a useful guide and that I implied through literary reference to a famous Shakespearean play that something about the whole list smelled fishy. But, as I said, I don't have direct evidence that those companies which appear on that list actually paid an advertising fee to be included in a limited set of reviews that they themselves ultimately controlled through their influence on the publishers of the website. But I was merely trying to avoid a libel suit. I think sharp readers need not even read between the lines to perceive what I was aiming at. You do have some astute readers visiting this site, don't you? Or are my complaints elsewhere that almost no one here knows how to write a useful review falling on completely deaf ears? Possibly they can't write, because they can't read either. In any case, your echoing of the same sentiment in your other words can only help those remedial readers get the point, if it escaped them at all in the first place, which I doubt. I don't write to be obtuse or to obfuscate the meaning of what I am saying. I use big words occasionally because they are best words at the time. Online dictionaries are available for translation. Thanks for your reinforcement of the points I made. We differ only in styles of expression, not in substance.
bowlerboy-jmb
bowlerboy-jmb
Mar 19 2014
5.1.1
0.0
Mar 19 2014
0.0
Version: 5.1.1
With the plethora of video converters out there, is there anyone with the suitable expertise in the fields of video formatting AND software design / productivity who can separate the wheat from the chaff? I would like to see a thorough review comparing what each of the video converters do, what they don't do, why we need them, which is best for the money, and which is not worth sneezing on. How much overlap and redundancy is there between these products? Do I need "all" of them to cover the gaps of any one of them? Or, is there one Swiss Army Knife of video converters that will do just about everything well. And, what it doesn't do, or do well, tell us about that, too. That would be a very useful review. Additionally, or alternatively, links to professional articles on reliable websites that help people like sort out the distinctions would also be valuable. To put this request in other terms: What does MPEG2 Works do (or do better or differently) in regards to taking in the format of one type of video file and putting some other kind of video file that can play on the same input device or across a range of other devices. I'm talking about applications like IFFmpeg, ffmpegX, Handbrake, QuickTime, Cinematize Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Flash Video Converter, Moavi, Miro, Ondesoft, Leawo, Wondershare, and the other brand spinoffs of the same engine marketing under different names in the recent Chinese converter invasion. Do the job right yourself, and you've got a book in the making, which you can publish as an eBook with a place like Packt Publishing. Hell, they deluge me almost every day with the latest high tech tome about picayune stuff that I wouldn't dare stuff into the head of Cray computer designer. Surely, they will welcome a volume that demystifies the digital video format jungle in such a way that regular consumers (will you stand up in the back, please?) can grok it and benefit from your insights. If not that guy, then the six of us of wonder about such things will appreciate such illumination.
surfers9321
surfers9321
Mar 8 2014
5.1.1
5.0
Mar 8 2014
5.0
Version: 5.1.1
swiss army knife for video.
Andres-Skliarevsky
Andres-Skliarevsky
Jan 21 2014
5.0.9
5.0
Jan 21 2014
5.0
Version: 5.0.9
Just what i was needing. Wonderful app! Congratulations! 25 stars!
AlexHughy
AlexHughy
Nov 19 2013
5.0.8
2.0
Nov 19 2013
2.0
Version: 5.0.8
After trying this for a couple of times I cannot say I am impressed. In several occasions it delivers choppy playback results. In one movie it just removed the audio channels only video was visible. A defunct app that is too expensive. Not recommended.
giasdaddy2010
giasdaddy2010
Nov 18 2013
5.0.8
5.0
Nov 18 2013
5.0
Version: 5.0.8
GREAT customer support! Update worked on 10.9 Mavericks. Did i mention great customer service. I really enjoy using MPEG2.
Macfoto
Macfoto
Nov 17 2013
5.0.8
0.0
Nov 17 2013
0.0
Version: 5.0.8
the worst kind for a program update… iffmpeg is much easier ; )
Dcannis
Dcannis
Nov 17 2013
5.0.8
4.0
Nov 17 2013
4.0
Version: 5.0.8
"Check for updates" don't work on version 5.0.7 and Mevericks...
T-O-M
T-O-M
Oct 11 2013
5.0.7
2.0
Oct 11 2013
2.0
Version: 5.0.7
Time Delay in encoded Mpeg files No cut-function before encoding
Rosco1e
Rosco1e
Oct 11 2013
5.0.7
0.0
Oct 11 2013
0.0
Version: 5.0.7
Does this convert AVCHD? I've read everything on this site and on developer's site but no mention. If it does convert it to something like M4V or M4P or Apple Pro Res.... does it do it faster than other apps like Handbrake etc. Or roughly the same speed. Thanks.
GeogProf
GeogProf
Jun 14 2013
5.0
0.0
Jun 14 2013
0.0
Version: 5.0
I can't wait to try this. But I wish they'd updated the UI and graphics along with the code.
Andres-Skliarevsky
Andres-Skliarevsky
Mar 27 2013
5.0
5.0
Mar 27 2013
5.0
Version: 5.0
Fantastic app! Thanks for the update, it was worth the wait!
Fringewood
Fringewood
Mar 22 2013
5.0
5.0
Mar 22 2013
5.0
Version: 5.0
5.0 is solid and dependable and creates excellent quality videos, far better than any other conversion engine available. It takes a while finding everything, but such is the way of most quality tools in a production environment. If you deal in video formatting of any type, get this one. A steal at twice the price.
GeogProf
GeogProf
May 23 2012
4.2.5
0.0
May 23 2012
0.0
Version: 4.2.5
This was once a very useful app that, unfortunately, is no longer relevant due to developer neglect (plus arcane organization and utterly lame Help files). Apparently, it’s now abandonware.
Hylas
Hylas
Sep 20 2011
4.2.5
5.0
Sep 20 2011
5.0
Version: 4.2.5
I have been very impressed with this wonderful program, the developer stays on top of his research and implementations, this is a very stable Application. ~hylas G5 DP 2.5 PPC
i-mateur
i-mateur
Feb 6 2011
4.2.5
4.0
Feb 6 2011
4.0
Version: 4.2.5
A recent project at home has been to create a home network (LAN) interconnecting our computing and audiovisual equipment. An important component of this system is a Network Attached Storage Hard Drive able to DLNA-stream to the ethernet/internet-capable TV and BluRay player, the pictures, music and films stored within it. However, the codecs supported by the TV and the BluRay player are rather limited, and we decided to have our film collection (in disk image or VIDEO_TS format) as a .mpg (MPEG2) library. Our limited knowledge on video conversion had to be complemented with a lot of research on the topic, exploration of several pieces of software, trial and error. Ultimately, for our purpose, MPEG2 Works 4 Advanced was the ideal application to successfully undertake the job. As any feature-full application it is not easy to master, yet in our opinion the effort is worth it. There is also some excellent free software available to undertake the task (which we have used for other image processing purpose), but in our hands it seemed to be as difficult to learn and did not render the desired results in this case. The price for MPEG2 Works is also below the tag of other shareware competitors, which in our hands also failed to generate .mpg from our sources. Even if it is not obvious for the low level user (like us) to learn the software, it is crucial the excellent customer support we have received from its developer. Besides explanations to help us to apply the software, he has offered to introduce additional functions to ease our conversions. Importantly, the software is currently ongoing further development and several key features (key to us) are on their way. The developer has been very approachable and personable, replying swiftly to several inquiries. A disclaimer: we do not have any personal or professional link to the MPEG2 Works developer beyond the e-mail exchanges resulting from customer support after our purchase of the software.
Rmcmahan0348
Rmcmahan0348
Jul 22 2010
4.2.5
0.0
Jul 22 2010
0.0
Version: 4.2.5
The demo was crippled. The functions I needed were not available in the demo. Couldn't test it, so I won't purchase it. You could time-limit the demo version, put watermarks in the output, make output low resolution. There are all kinds of things to do to keep people from using your software with out paying. But when you disable functions, people can't test it thoroughly and you lose potential business--mine this time.
Jimccjr
Jimccjr
Jun 11 2010
4.2.5
0.0
Jun 11 2010
0.0
Version: 4.2.5
The word ADVANCED in the title of this program seems very appropriate. When I opened this application, I realized just what a beginner I was. I was attempting to convert an .avi file to mpeg. The original appears to be PAL. I couldn't even figure out how to load the .avi file in the program. The "easy" solution "One-Click DVD" is not available in the Demo so I have no idea if this would have worked for me. I had no success with MPEG Streamclip or Handbrake. I don't mind paying for programs that work for me, but I guess I will never know. Bottom Line: If you're looking for a program with a simple interface, this might not be the one.
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