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x264 Encoder is an open source H264/AVC based video encoder. The x264 CLI is a command line x264 encoder tool and is used in several converters like Handbrake, Xvid4PSP, StaxRip, RipBot264, FairUse Wizard, MEGUI.

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More information and other downloads:
Download Komisar's unoffical x264 VFW Codec here or another an unoffical x264 VFW Codec here, use x264 in for example Virtualdub or other that supports Video For Windows(VFW) Codecs. Both encoding and decoding.

x264 Encoder GUIs/Frontends:
Handbrake, Xvid4PSP, StaxRip, RipBot264, FairUse Wizard, MEGUI, AutoX264, HDConvertToX.


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Version history / Release notes / Changelog:
33 hours agoaarch64: Remove broken CFLAGS in configure master
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Marcin Juszkiewicz [Mon, 1 Jun 2015 11:24:45 +0200 (11:24 +0200)]
aarch64: Remove broken CFLAGS in configure

GCC doesn't have an "-arch" switch, but works when that entire line is removed.

33 hours agoppc: Add little-endian PowerPC support
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Rong Yan [Mon, 20 Jul 2015 10:34:20 +0200 (03:34 -0500)]
ppc: Add little-endian PowerPC support

33 hours agomips: MSA quant optimizations
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Rishikesh More [Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:18:46 +0200 (17:48 +0530)]
mips: MSA quant optimizations

Signed-off-by: Rishikesh More <rishikesh.more@imgtec.com>

33 hours agomips: MSA predict optimizations
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Rishikesh More [Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:18:45 +0200 (17:48 +0530)]
mips: MSA predict optimizations

Signed-off-by: Rishikesh More <rishikesh.more@imgtec.com>

33 hours agomips: MSA pixel optimizations
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Rishikesh More [Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:18:44 +0200 (17:48 +0530)]
mips: MSA pixel optimizations

Signed-off-by: Rishikesh More <rishikesh.more@imgtec.com>

33 hours agomips: MSA deblock optimizations
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Rishikesh More [Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:18:43 +0200 (17:48 +0530)]
mips: MSA deblock optimizations

Signed-off-by: Rishikesh More <rishikesh.more@imgtec.com>

33 hours agomips: MSA dct optimizations
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Rishikesh More [Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:18:42 +0200 (17:48 +0530)]
mips: MSA dct optimizations

Signed-off-by: Rishikesh More <rishikesh.more@imgtec.com>

33 hours agomips: MSA mc optimizations
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Rishikesh More [Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:18:40 +0200 (17:48 +0530)]
mips: MSA mc optimizations

Signed-off-by: Rishikesh More <rishikesh.more@imgtec.com>

33 hours agomips: Common MSA macros
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Rishikesh More [Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:18:38 +0200 (17:48 +0530)]
mips: Common MSA macros

Add macros for load/store, slide, shift, transpose and basic arithmetic
operations required by subsequent patches.

Signed-off-by: Rishikesh More <rishikesh.more@imgtec.com>

33 hours agomips: Add MSA support to checkasm
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Rishikesh More [Tue, 12 May 2015 16:08:09 +0200 (19:38 +0530)]
mips: Add MSA support to checkasm

Signed-off-by: Rishikesh More <rishikesh.more@imgtec.com>

33 hours agomips: Initial MSA support
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Kaustubh Raste [Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:08:58 +0200 (17:38 +0530)]
mips: Initial MSA support

MSA is the MIPS SIMD Architecture.

Add X264_CPU_MSA define.
Update configure to detect MIPS platform and set flags.
CPU-specific gcc options are expected through --extra-cflags.

Sample command line for mips32r5:
./configure --host=mipsel-linux-gnu --cross-prefix=<TOOLCHAIN>/mips-mti-linux-gnu-
--extra-cflags="-EL -mips32r5 -msched-weight -mload-store-pairs"

Signed-off-by: Kaustubh Raste <kaustubh.raste@imgtec.com>

33 hours agoLimit autodetection of threads number according to the source height
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Anton Mitrofanov [Thu, 16 Jul 2015 23:22:29 +0200 (00:22 +0300)]
Limit autodetection of threads number according to the source height

33 hours agoFine-tune of frame's size predictors at ratecontrol start
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Anton Mitrofanov [Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:04:59 +0200 (19:04 +0300)]
Fine-tune of frame's size predictors at ratecontrol start

This is attempt to improve VBV at start of video with a lot of threads which
delay feedback for predictors.

33 hours agoUse forced frame types in slicetype analysis
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Anton Mitrofanov [Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:15:56 +0200 (16:15 +0300)]
Use forced frame types in slicetype analysis

This should improve MBTree and VBV when a lot of forced frame types are used.

33 hours agox86: SSSE3 and AVX2 implementations of plane_copy_swap
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Henrik Gramner [Mon, 1 Dec 2014 23:05:42 +0200 (22:05 +0100)]
x86: SSSE3 and AVX2 implementations of plane_copy_swap

For NV21 input.

33 hours agoNV21 input support
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Yu Xiaolei [Fri, 6 Jun 2014 10:05:27 +0200 (16:05 +0800)]
NV21 input support

Eliminates an extra copy when encoding Android camera preview images.

Checkasm test by Janne Grunau.
ARM assembly with improvements from Janne Grunau.

33 hours agodeblock: Write combining
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Henrik Gramner [Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:00:47 +0200 (17:00 +0200)]
deblock: Write combining

33 hours agoGet rid of some tabs and trailing whitespaces
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Henrik Gramner [Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:59:59 +0200 (14:59 +0200)]
Get rid of some tabs and trailing whitespaces

33 hours agox86: Experimental nasm support
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Henrik Gramner [Sat, 23 May 2015 19:44:16 +0200 (19:44 +0200)]
x86: Experimental nasm support

Enables the use of nasm as an alternative to yasm.

Note that nasm cannot assemble x264 with PIC enabled since it currently doesn't
support [symbol-$$] addressing which is used extensively by x264's PIC code.
This includes all 64-bit Windows and 64-bit OS X builds, even non-shared.

For the above reason nasm is currently intentionally not auto-detected, instead
the assembler must be explicitly specified using "AS=nasm ./configure".

Also drop -O2 from ASFLAGS since it's simply ignored anyway.

33 hours agox86inc: Prevent warnings when using `struc` and `endstruc`
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Timothy Gu [Tue, 26 May 2015 19:12:42 +0200 (19:12 +0200)]
x86inc: Prevent warnings when using `struc` and `endstruc`

struc and endstruc attempts to revert to the previous section state set by
the SECTION macro.

Use the primitive [SECTION] directive instead of the SECTION macro for the
.note.GNU-stack section to prevent it from being emitted again during endstruc.

33 hours agox86inc: Drop SECTION_TEXT macro
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Henrik Gramner [Wed, 27 May 2015 21:38:14 +0200 (21:38 +0200)]
x86inc: Drop SECTION_TEXT macro

The .text section is already 16-byte aligned by default on all supported
platforms so `SECTION_TEXT` isn't any different from `SECTION .text`.

33 hours agox86inc: Disable vpbroadcastq workaround in newer yasm versions
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Henrik Gramner [Sat, 23 May 2015 13:38:05 +0200 (13:38 +0200)]
x86inc: Disable vpbroadcastq workaround in newer yasm versions

The bug was fixed in 1.3.0, so only perform the workaround in earlier versions.

33 hours agoPrefer Unicode versions of Windows API calls
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Henrik Gramner [Sun, 24 May 2015 22:57:00 +0200 (22:57 +0200)]
Prefer Unicode versions of Windows API calls

Just for consistency, doesn't affect behavior.

33 hours agoGet rid of fPIC warnings when compiling a shared library on Windows
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Henrik Gramner [Sun, 24 May 2015 23:21:20 +0200 (23:21 +0200)]
Get rid of fPIC warnings when compiling a shared library on Windows

PIC is always enabled when compiling for Windows so gcc complains when using
-fPIC since it doesn't do anything.

33 hours agomatroska: Write the correct DocTypeVersion when using frame-packing stable
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Henrik Gramner [Sat, 25 Jul 2015 22:42:59 +0200 (22:42 +0200)]
matroska: Write the correct DocTypeVersion when using frame-packing

The StereoMode element is only valid with DocTypeVersion 3 or higher.

2 days agodump_yuv: Fix file handle leak
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Anton Mitrofanov [Fri, 24 Jul 2015 23:21:52 +0200 (00:21 +0300)]
dump_yuv: Fix file handle leak

2 days agomp4: Fix file handle leak
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Anton Mitrofanov [Fri, 24 Jul 2015 23:20:47 +0200 (00:20 +0300)]
mp4: Fix file handle leak

2 days agoflv: Check fseek() and fwrite() return values
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Henrik Gramner [Wed, 24 Jun 2015 00:40:45 +0200 (00:40 +0200)]
flv: Check fseek() and fwrite() return values

2 days agoflv: Fix memory and file handle leaks
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Henrik Gramner [Wed, 24 Jun 2015 00:22:56 +0200 (00:22 +0200)]
flv: Fix memory and file handle leaks

2 days agoavs: Fix file handle leak
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Henrik Gramner [Wed, 24 Jun 2015 01:23:35 +0200 (01:23 +0200)]
avs: Fix file handle leak

2 days agomatroska: Fix memory leak
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Henrik Gramner [Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:38:02 +0200 (13:38 +0200)]
matroska: Fix memory leak

2 days agordo: Fix potential CAVLC overflow issues
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Henrik Gramner [Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:24:29 +0200 (13:24 +0200)]
rdo: Fix potential CAVLC overflow issues

2 days agoslurp_file: Various minor bug fixes
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Henrik Gramner [Tue, 23 Jun 2015 22:08:35 +0200 (22:08 +0200)]
slurp_file: Various minor bug fixes

* Fix unsigned <= 0 check.
* Add additional size sanity check on 32-bit systems.
* Don't read uninitialized data if fread() fails.

2 days agoparam_parse: Check strdup() return value
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Henrik Gramner [Tue, 23 Jun 2015 22:47:53 +0200 (22:47 +0200)]
param_parse: Check strdup() return value

10 days agoparam_parse: Fix memory leak
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Henrik Gramner [Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:38:16 +0200 (15:38 +0200)]
param_parse: Fix memory leak

10 days agoAdd FreeBSD's stdint.h header guard to allowed list
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Anton Mitrofanov [Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:01:12 +0200 (16:01 +0300)]
Add FreeBSD's stdint.h header guard to allowed list

Patch written by Koop Mast <kwm@FreeBSD.org>

10 days agox86: Prevent overread of src in plane_copy_interleave
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Henrik Gramner [Fri, 22 May 2015 19:23:33 +0200 (19:23 +0200)]
x86: Prevent overread of src in plane_copy_interleave

Could only occur in 4:2:2 with height == 1.

Also enable asm for inputs with different U/V strides as long as ...

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Alternative to x264 Encoder:
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TotalCode Studio



Guides and How to's:
Creating / Converting Blu-rays with x264 (command line options) - Read
x264 Encoding Options Explained - Read
X264 Settings explained - Read
View all guides with guide description here


Acronyms / Also Known As:
x264 cli, x264cli

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Superb!!!


Posted November 30, 2013 by . Tool version 0.130.2273 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Brilliant software.

I use this commandline tool as part of a conversion sequence to turn TV captures into smaller .mp4s for later playback on a "WDTV Live" box.

The X264 commandline can be daunting to figure out initially (examples abound though, just search) but once you have a useful commandline then Bob's your Uncle. eg "my" commandline creates h264 video which is proven fully compatible with the WDTV Live in terms of the "video technical compliance stuff". Happy days.

X264, when combined with FFMPEG to convert audio and with MP4box to mux the video/audio into an .mp4, provides you with capability to create your own (repeatable) custom tailored encodes.

Fantastic.



Posted July 30, 2011 by . Tool version 2044 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 4 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Extreme compression might be a very good feature for Sharing in-contra to my previous comment. Still figuring-out quality settings for personal back-up.

Other ripping tools like Xvid4PSP, StaxRip, RipBot264, FairUse Wizard, MEGUI must be updated to this version accordingly.



Posted September 03, 2010 by . Tool version Version:r1703 using OS Linux
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


v r1703 better compression, but, video loses overall sharpness.
it's disappointing.
Target Video Bit rate : 1 500 Kbps
Actual Video Bit rate : 817 Kpbs (Too Low than target results-in poor Quality)


Hope for better improvement in next release.



Posted August 26, 2010 by . Tool version r1703 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Simply the best implementation of H.264 spec.

It is a CLI tool so some patience is required to learn it, otherwise use some great GUI's like
Ripbot, StaxRip, or MeGUI.



Posted July 13, 2010 by . Tool version 1666 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


The BEST,
and my most favorite video encoder.

Thanks for continuous updates.

Note:-
======
x264 vfw requires same trends for updates too!



Posted May 30, 2010 by . Tool version r1613 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Simply The Best H264 encoder available, no doubt.
Thanks to authors for keeping FREE,
and running a good show of updates.



Posted May 17, 2010 by . Tool version 1592 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


By far the best H.264 encoder I've ever experienced. It even dwarfed all these commercial products and it's getting better!



Posted May 01, 2010 by . Tool version 1570 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Unless you device does not support h264 part 10 (AVC) then there is NO REASON why you should not be using x264, even if you are not a console God , there is plenty of GUI's that harness the power of this codec implmentation.


Posted November 30, 2009 by . Tool version 1354 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


I have been an AVI with XviD and MP3 die hard fan for a LONG time! I just recently graduated to using MKV files and building my own chapters. THEN, I discovered that I can encode H264/X264 files and *directly* mux the AC3 audio from a DVD rip into an MKV.

What I did NOT expect was the quality of video as such low bit rates.

I very extensively use my Western Digital WD TV to play the videos I make on. When using XivD to encode 720 videos (1280X720), I *must* run at least 5000kbs to have a decent picture. With H264 (or better yet, x264.exe) the video quality is superior, at only 2500kbs!!!

Now I wish my Creative Zen would support 264, because it is leaps and bounds better than WMV9!!

I love this CLI tool, thanks so much to the author(s)!!! I hope to have a GUI built soon, and have plans on making a GUI tool kit for MKVs! Thanks!



Posted February 02, 2009 by . Tool version r1097 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


With this codec,you have DVD-like picture quality on VCD bitrates!
IMO, the future is here, in this codec!

I use it with super encoder to batch convert dvb mpeg2 files of various framesizes. The speed is 1/4 realtime on my core 2 duo 6600.

The vfm version is faster (about 2/5 realtime). You can use it with virtualdub.

An excellent choice for those who like cutting edge solutions, or something with great future in front of it!



Posted April 25, 2007 by . Tool version cor54 rev600 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


X264 is the best codec I ever used. Thanks to DeathToSheep for the unofficial VFW version I can stay using it with virtualdub.
I capture with Mainconcept PVR in MPEG2 (quality 32) and convert with VirtualdubMPG to AVI files (X264 -single pass bitrate 800)
With this combination of videotools I can put 13 episodes (50minutes/episode) of my favorite "Aspe murders" soap on 1 DVD and the quality is much,much better than VHS.



Posted December 05, 2006 by . Tool version 6.00 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


After being skeptical about AVC H.264 I finally broke down and decided to try it for some iPod movies. The source files were MPEG-1 @ 1856kbps ripped from some high bitrate xVCD's I did years ago, I tried doing these with 3ivX and DivX 6.2.5 and wasn't pleased with the results especially on HDTV, I tried x264 using MeGUI and I am blown away by the 2-pass quality @ 700kbps. Even at a low resolution of 352x144 these movies look good (not great)on a 42" HDTV and the file sizes are quite small. MeGUI is a very powerful program but not exactly for noobs, When the ability for 640x480 iPod resolutions becomes possible this codec will be unstoppable!!


Posted September 24, 2006 by . Tool version 565 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


What's xvid?? what's divx?? what's wmv??

No way X264 the best codec ever.

High quality in low bitrate.

This awesome codec use for me for months.No rival.

Cauptain



Posted January 27, 2006 by . Tool version 409 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Better quality than XVID and a smaller file size. Use the latest FFDshow from Celtic_Druid for playback. Be aware that playback is CPU intensive - Not designed for < 2.0Ghz machines (yet).


Posted June 15, 2005 by . Tool version 263 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


works now correctly in sony vegas - testing quality against other H264, but so far - this is a winner ..




Posted June 14, 2005 by . Tool version Revision 261 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

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