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Cheaper alternative to TMPGEnc*

Posted by onlydarksets on December 30, 2008

Just came across Badaboom Media Converter, which appears to be a cheaper alternative to TMPGEnc Xpress for DVD/Blu-Ray/video conversions – with three major caveats:

  1. It requires a CUDA-enabled Nvidia GPU (TMPGEnc also supports CUDA, but does not require it)
  2. It only outputs to H.264 (TMPGEnc outputs to almost anything)
  3. No batch mode (TMPGEnc does)

So, if you don’t have a CUDA GPU, you need WMV, or you need batch, skip it.  Otherwise, it’s only $30 v. $100 for TMPGEnc, which, let’s face it, is overkill for most.  I don’t have a CUDA GPU, but I’m considering it since my last video card melted.

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