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FAVC is an All-In-One DVD Converter. A GUI for several different free video tools. Accepts one, or more, avi video files and produces a ready-to-burn dvd folder (and an iso if required). Output can be either PAL or NTSC and most of the work is automated. Subtitle support(srt, hardcoded and switchable). Very little input is needed and the applications used are optimised for speed. HCEnc, QuEnc is used for encoding.

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Version:1.07 / 1.07 DrM History
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Download FAVC old versions:
NameDate(Year-M-d)Size
FAVC x64 v1.07 DrM Custom v1.1.7z2014-06-1228.7MB
FAVC_107_x64.zip2012-02-2421.5MB
FAVC_107.zip2012-02-2421.5MB
FAVC_107_x64.exe2012-02-2414MB
FAVC_107.exe13.8MB
FAVC095.exe8.4MB
FAVC094.zip10.8MB
FAVC093.zip12MB
FAVC092.zip9MB
FAVC091.zip8.9MB
FAVC09.zip8.9MB
FAVC08.zip7.7MB
FAVC07.zip9.2MB
13 files174.5MB





Supported operating systems:
Windows


More information and other downloads:
Requires Microsoft's .NET framework v2 and at least v2.57 of Avisynth.


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Version history / Release notes / Changelog:
__FAVC v1.07 x64 Dr.M Custom Edition__

-Fixed a bug that caused all AC3 to be re-encoded.
-Code modified to use HC Encoder .25.
-Updated components as available favoring x64 versions.

Downgraded: MediaInfo 0.7.6.1 x64

Updated: Aften 0.0.8, Decomb to 5.2.4, FFMpegSource to 1.21, NicAudio to 2.0.6, VSFilter (DirectVobSub) to 2.41.322, DGIndex to 1.5.8, HC Encoder to .25, ImgBurn to 2.5.8.0, mencoder to 37199, mkisofs to 3.01a22, mkvtoolnix to 6.9.1, Muxman to 0.16.8, twoLAME to 0.3.13, QuEnc to 0.75 alpha.

_Other Notes_

To avoid unnecessary processing or channel changes to your audio, I recommend you keep a second audio filter installed. Use one for normal everyday use and one for encoding.

For example, for normal playback I use ffdshow, which is set to output 5.1 channels, and occasionally other tweaks. If FAVC used it, a stereo source will be modified and output as 5.1 with only 2 channels active.

To fix this I added Wavi.exe to the "Don't use ffdshow in" list (under ffdshow's audio decoder configuration/DirectShow control).

With ffdshow blocked LAV Audio Decoder activates instead. I don't use LAV audio for anything else, and I have it configured with every option disabled and only the output formats checked.

Additionally, to avoid missing subtitles, text subtitles must be in ANSI format to be properly recognized. They can be converted using 'Save As' under Notepad. You may also want to do a search and replace to convert &#9834; to <s M/> so you have notes.

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Alternative to FAVC:
Avi2Dvd
AVI2ISO
AVStoDVD
AVStoMPEG
DIKO
DVD Flick
The FilmMachine



Guides and How to's:
FAVC Video to DVD Guide - Read
How to put many movies or episodes in one DVD - Read
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There is a thread here dedicated to the discussion of making FAVC work on Win7 x64. I've even posted a custom update there. Check it out.
http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/312833-FAVC-and-Windows-7-x64



Posted June 08, 2014 by . Tool version 1.07 x64 Custom using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Well, after using this forever, it seems I'm getting the odd conversion that fails at the final stage. I am going to check the working folder as user Milesahead has pointed out.

I am using other alternatives, but nothing has performed so consistently for me as this program has. I have tried this against several encoders, and yes there are close matches, but this one just seemed to always give me what i want in terms of quality. (except for the half second random frame at the start that somebody has mentioned)

Great program, I just wish somebody would pick this up and fix it. (if the source has been made available)

I don't know of any other HC front ends, if somebody has suggestions to something that comes close to the quality of this tool, I'd appreciate it.








Posted November 28, 2011 by . Tool version 1.07 using OS WinXP 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


This utility works quite well overall, makes a simples clean functional menu. Video quality output on Best setting is impeccable.

Only thing is if input .avi has a problem (the nature of which I would be hard-pressed to specify), the output has audio/video sync problems. DVD Flick does not have those output problems.



Posted May 04, 2011 by . Tool version 1.07 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


There are very few programs worth logging in and writing a review for, however this is one of them.

By far the best quality output I've seen over several encoders.
My only beef is it doesn't handle .MKV very well, for that I use dvdflick.

There's also a small bug which shows a random frame at the start of the dvd for a half second.
I only wish that it wasn't abandonware, as I'd love to see this program with strong menu creation abilities.





Posted January 31, 2011 by . Tool version 1.0.7 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


Abandon-ware or not, hands down this is the best, most reliable method I have used to generate good quality DVD's from avi files. A choice of 2 encoding engines (I prefer HCEnc), auto-calculation of the optimum bitrate to fill a blank DVD to capacity and the ability to add a simple menu if you have multiple avi files make FAVC a winner. Thanks Mr. Odwin!


Posted January 26, 2011 by . Tool version 1.07 using OS WinXP
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Unfortunately v. 1.07 seems to be it. Looks like abandon-ware. The most irritating quirk is getting over 90% complete then having some audio or muxing error that's not reported. You notice that the movie is a couple minutes short or some other artifact. The most interesting feature is the multi-core support. When I get time I want to study the batch files to see if there's a way to split off to do video only processing. Right now I'm using HC encoder "by hand" using the HC gui. It would be nice to get a copy running for each of my cores.

I was hoping Mr Odwin would hang around long enough to fix the quirks of this otherwise very nice software. But it looks like life moves on. For those having issues I'd say the best idea is to use the Radio Button in Working Files that says Keep. Many times the error is just in the final mux and you can save your encoding by just using a DVD authoring program such as DVDAuthorGui to put the audio and video together in a VIDEO_TS file suitable for burning. If there's an error it seems like over 90% of the time it's in the final mux.



Posted November 03, 2010 by . Tool version 1.07 using OS Vista 64-bit
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


I have tried almost 9 converters but I tell you, FAVC is the best. I didn't get problems with my DVDs, unlike others that gave me incompatibilities, errors, etc.

FAVC is a very good tool that I have been always using for many years now if I burn DVDs. A tool good for x to DVD conversion, no errors, no flaws, nothing but pure awesomeness.

Basically I use this tool for conversion and then use DVD authoring software like TMPGEnc DVD Authoring Works to make my own custom menus.



Posted November 03, 2010 by . Tool version 1.07 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Tried this for the first time today and it was a complete waste of my time. After encoding for over three hours it gave me no errors and completed, making an invalid ISO file. I went for the raw files instead and found that there were none.

Obviously something went wrong but the program reported nothing amiss. Now it's more than three hours later, I still have no DVD and have to start all over. The program came with some useful tools which is the only reason I didn't score it a 1.



Posted August 26, 2010 by . Tool version 1.07 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 1 of 10 Value for money 7 of 10 Overall score 4 of 10


Lovely tool. Uses HCEncoder which gives awesome results at reasonable speed. Definitely worth a 10 if not...
Well, I've had problems converting files with multichannel AC-3 sound. FAVC always re-encodes audio tracks even if told to "retain [AC3] if present". Therefore: downgraded.



Posted July 31, 2010 by . Tool version 1.07 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Love this tool!
Extremely stable and reliable, it produces awesome quality of practically anything you throw at it. So far I did over 25 conversions and it failed me only once (a messed up Windows-installation at that, 2 days later I had to re-install Windows, not because of Favc!)
Recommend it to almost everyone; perhaps newbies in video-conversion would find the parameters for QEnc/HCenc a tiny bit confusing at first.
But there are a few guides around this site and forum and with just the smallest practice, setting it up is a matter of minutes!
Great work, Mr Odwin, thank you!



Posted June 08, 2010 by . Tool version 1.07 using OS WinXP
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This is a superb tool. Well worth it.

Only one problem, the audio normalization feature does not work! Enabled, it will destroy the audio/video sync of every video processed.



Posted May 26, 2010 by . Tool version 1.07 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 5 of 10 Value for money 7 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


Regarding the claim that this magnificent piece of freeware is virus-filled: NONSENSE.

God knows what this guy's MO is, but I've had FAVC in its various versions, on various computers, all running anti-virus software. (Including Malwarebytes.) Never have I had any sort of virus warning.

And it one of the best all-in-ones out there.



Posted April 22, 2010 by . Tool version 1.07 using OS Vista 64-bit
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


I cannot recommend this software for the following reason:

Downloaded on two different computers. This week after a Malwarebytes update, Malwarebytes found a trojan virus on both computers in FAVC.



Posted April 21, 2010 by . Tool version 1.07 using OS WinXP
Ease of use - of 10 Functionality - of 10 Value for money - of 10 Overall score 5 of 10


A very useful tool indeed! My conversions yielded very good results. I'd recommend this tool to anyone for their avi to dvd conversions, as it was recommended to me from Guns1inger. Thanks Guns. Thanks much to Mr. Odwin for his work.


Posted January 01, 2010 by . Tool version 1.07 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Doesn't work in Win7 x64. The 32-bit flag needs to be turned on using the .NET 2.0 tool corflags, which is part of the .NET SDK, a free download from Microsoft.

Install the SDK, copy favc.exe to the Bin folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft.NET\SDK\v2.0\Bin), open a command prompt in the Bin folder and type the following:

corflags favc.exe /32bit+

Copy favc.exe back to its original folder and you should be good to go.



Posted November 21, 2009 by . Tool version 1.07 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


I had been searching for hours for a true free avi to dvd converter and had nearly given up hope when I fell on to this site and a recommendation for FAVC and gave it a try. Well I am honestly amazed at this little program! It is my first time at doing this after downloading a series of .avi files to watch on my tv. I can recommend it to anyone.If I can use it anyone can.


Posted March 22, 2009 by . Tool version 1.07 using OS WinXP
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Just about flawless execution and a breeze to use. Was a little confused when the build script paused between building the DVD files and creating an ISO, with no indication of what was going on. But the software is great and very simple to configure.


Posted August 21, 2008 by . Tool version 1.07 using OS WinXP
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Excellent software!
I recommend this to anyone wanting to convert avi files to DVD's!
Easy to use.
Good clear easy GUI.
But maybe a good guide to using all the features of this software would be even better, appologises if there is and I have missed it!
Why pay for software when this is much more stable and has better, quicker results, and pretty simple to use soon as its installed?
mcv




Posted August 01, 2008 by . Tool version 1.07 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Nice work Mr Odwin, works without problems here(like always), nice to see vob support. keep up the good work


Posted June 20, 2008 by . Tool version 1.07 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


What are you doing ?! there is a big bug with Config.ini file, it crashes in almost all systems. If that is your config file, try to store in registry instead....is just an idea. Keep the good work, cheers


Posted June 19, 2008 by . Tool version 1.07 using OS WinXP
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I've been using FAVC since version 1.04. 1.06 works very well in Vista. I like QuEnc and have a dual core processor. FAVC will open a copy of QuEnc for each core for each .avi file. My cores are maxed out, which is a good thing. The automatic menu generation does what you need for episodic menu creation. The default background image makes the menu look pretty awful but if you substitute something with a blue background the menu doesn't look so bad(look for Config.ini file in the Documents subfolder of the FAVC install tree.) The only '9' is due to having to select the output and work folders using the Windows Folder Select Shell Dialog, which is tedious. Again you can look in Config.ini and see how to set it manually. A drag & drop handler for these settings would improve the user experience but I can understand the impulse not to fix something that isn't broken. :)

The only other issue is bitrate spikes. If you set the desired bitrate to a more reasonable level then ending up with a zero length
.ifo file happens rarely. In most cases the Vob set is complete so you can use a tool such as Vob2Mpg to rescue your work and just author manually to get something burnable.

The other feature that may be ignored by the new user is the ability
to check "Don't Start Batch File" on the Advanced Scripting tab. By doing this you can edit the AviSynth scripts. For example, I often
hard sub with idx/sub just by adding a VobSub() line to each .avs script, then manually starting the main batch file.

Very nice software that does video encoding in a hurry esp. if you have a multi-core system.



Posted May 15, 2008 by . Tool version 1.06 using OS Vista
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Looks like a pretty slick tool. Would be nice if there was a bit more documentation. One issue I had was that DV from a digital video camera is interlaced, BFF, and there is no provision to set these flags for the HCenc encoder. FAVC sets these flags to zigzag, which produces lower quality video.


Posted May 14, 2008 by . Tool version v1.06 using OS Win2K
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This tool does it while avi2dvd can"t do jack sh!t.


Posted February 11, 2008 by . Tool version 1.06 using OS WinXP
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This worked great for me! I tried AVI2DVD, but could never get it to work. .NET Framework v2.0 that is required for FAVC is now included in the v3.0 download from Microsoft. I transfer VHS through a Canopus ADVC-100 via firewire and capture to my PC using WinDV. Then I edit with Windows MovieMaker and save as DV-AVI. This then becomes the source for FAVC. The HC encoder worked great. There are some codec problems on my system,so I found it necessary to make a tweak in FAVC. I used the Advanced Scripting tab and ticked: Use DirectShowSource For avi Files Instead of AVISource found under the Plugins and Source box.I don't use the menus that are included with this program. Instead, I like to use TitleWriter with its MakeMenu function which will place a menu into the VIDEO_TS folder. FAVC is really easy to use.


Posted November 08, 2007 by . Tool version 1.04 using OS WinXP
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I just wish you could use Cinema Craft Encoder with it. Then I'd give it a 10.


Posted November 05, 2007 by . Tool version 1.04 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 7 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10

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