Converting between different formats should be easier than it is on the Mac but the reality is that you often need several different applications to serve the needs of every format.
MPEG2 Works 4 is however a remarkably powerful tool that not only converts several major formats namely MPEG2/MPEG1 DVD/SVCD/VCD but it also exports to MPEG1/MPEG2/VRO/VOB/TiVo/Hitachi VOB and QuickTime formats. There are a whole host of options for converting to different PAL and NTSC screen aspect ratios such as 16:9 and 4:3.
The interface is clearly aimed at advanced or professional multimedia users who know exactly what they want to convert to, but a beginner looking to convert a VCD file to VCD Pal or VCD NTSC could easily work out how to do so. There are also highly specific DVD authoring tools that you won't find on average DVD burner such as an option to deinterlace source movies during conversions and SVCD Widescreen 16:9 to 4:3 letterboxed conversions. Unfortunately there's no GUI to show the status of conversions but you can opt to output the status to the Terminal. One bonus also worth adding is that MPEG2 Works Advanced requires no installation so you can just run it straight from the DMG file.
MPEG2 Works Advanced is a highly technical and advanced conversion tool that should be tough enough to deal with just about any MPEG conversion task you throw at it.
- Improved output quality
- Improved speed for PPC and Intel proc.
- Deinterlacer ON by default
- Improved overall performance