Turbo.264 v1.3 update


UniversalElgato has released version 1.3 update for Turbo.264. Version 1.3 contains new features and some bug fixes. New features in Turbo.264 1.3 includes encode and upload for YouTube, DVD Chapter Marker, Dolby Digital AC-3 Audio in Apple TV preset (if the source is) and QuickTime Broadcaster support for live streaming in H.264.

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The following bugs were also fixed in Turbo.264 v1.3:

  • A problem where some iMovie projects lost audio at the end of the clip has been resolved.
  • A problem where encoded files larger than 2 GB had an incorrect aspect ratio has been fixed.
  • Freebox HD recordings exported via the Turbo application now have sound.
  • A problem with WMV files that were truncated or had an incorrect duration after exporting has been resolved.
  • Turbo now supports .avi files with the WRAW codec.
  • QuickTime Player Pro no longer displays multiple blank dialog windows when attempting to export without Turbo hardware.

Encoding for YouTube:
Turbo.264 YouTube preset

Turbo.264 is a hardware H.264 encoder. It offloads the system resource from the CPU to Turbo.264. Many of us like the quality of H.264 (see H.264 vs other codecs comparison page), but we all know the encoding of H.264 takes time.

Elgato Turbo.264 can take any video format that QuickTime understands, including codecs supplied by third-party such as Flip4Mac WMV Component, as well as MPEG Program Stream/System Stream (including unencrypted DVD/HD DVD content).

If your have a powerful Mac Pro, the advantage of Turbo.264 may not be that significant. For average users, offloading the CPU resource enables us to use our Mac smoothly doing other tasks.

Turbo.264 1.3 is a Universal application, it requires:

  • a Macintosh computer with PowerPC G4, PowerPC G5 or Intel Core processor
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • a built-in USB 2.0 port
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later (Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard recommended with all software and security updates installed)
  • QuickTime 7.4 (or later) for accelerated export from applications using QuickTime export
  • EyeTV 2.5 (or later) for accelerated one-click exports to iPod and Apple TV
  • iTunes 7.5 (or later)

Download Turbo.264 version 1.3

see also:
A comparison of codecs in QuickTime (MacCentre701)

Join our discussion - Elgato Turbo.264 v1.3 released at SillyDog701 Message Centre.

Posted by Antony at May 22, 2008 7:26 PM

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