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ShanaEncoder(replaces Kirara Encoder) is a free and fast all-in-one video converter. Encoding presets for many devices. Burn in subtitles. Frontend for ffmpeg. Web installer.

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File size:4MB
Old versions available
Version history available

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3.8 (July 10, 2016)

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29 files694.3MB

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog

* Updated to the MediaInfo v0.7.87
* Updated to the FFmpeg v3.1.1
* Updated to the x265 1.9+229-a932b4366235(HEVC)
* Updated to the x264 core 148 r2705 3f5ed56(H264)
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ShanaEncoder mkv setting for small and great quality size - Read
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Acronyms / Also Known As

ShanaEncoder, Kirara Encoder, Shana Encoder

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This is a followup to my original comment. So, after some additional research, I found additional menus that let one set or toggle certain parameters that I don't even understand; however, it looks like a great program for advanced users. Some of the options I ran across were:

H.264: Deblocking alpha and beta strength
GOP size (Keyframe): min/max
Open GOP
Slice: per frame, max, macroblocks
B-Frames: adaptive, pyramid
P Frame weighted prediction
Adaptive I-Frame decision
Video Usability Info: crop, color, chroma
and many more...

Unfortunately, I have no idea what these options do so I will leave them alone; however, someone may be able to use them so I thought I would just share some of the abundant options available in this program.

One other thing I noticed is that the installer downloads two streams. One being labeled FFMPEG and the other being the ShanaEncoder; however, when the installation was completed, there was no sign of an FFMPEG executable left behind so I can only assume the functionality was actually compiled into the executable; therefore, it is not a true front-end for FFMPEG.

And finally, I did notice that it uses libfdk_aac because it is visible in the command string.

In summary, it seems like this program will satisfy the needs of beginners (like me) as well as many advanced users. Please understand I have no ties with the author and I am not trying to sell anyone on this program. I am just sharing my humble opinion. Cheers!

Posted February 13, 2016 by railroadartwork. Tool version 3.2 using OS Windows 10 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

I really like this program! The interface is pleasing. The navigation is understandable. The options are adequate for a beginner like me. And, it is very easy to create a new preset too. It also has a few options (ie, logo, timestamp, prefix file name, etc) that I may use from time to time. All in all, this one is a keeper for me.

Posted February 12, 2016 by railroadartwork. Tool version 3.2 using OS Windows 10 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

Install version 2.10 that is downloading the components normally.

Posted December 20, 2014 by Marchand. Tool version 2.10 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

Tried to install the latest version (v2.8), but the installer has to download encoders from other sites that come up as a "404" web page, then the install process aborts.

Posted December 20, 2014 by mail2tom. Tool version 2.8 using OS Windows 8 64-bit
Ease of use 1 of 10 Functionality 1 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 1 of 10

It worked, it took a short time considering the other process on mi pc, it actually burns subtitles but it doesnt recongnize the fonts in the subtitle even if i had already installed them, so the font looks different than the original video. Please fix that soon.

Posted June 16, 2013 by duplakappa. Tool version 1.11 using OS Windows 8 64-bit
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 7 of 10

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