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Winff is a frontend for FFMPEG that runs on Windows XP, Linux. It will convert most any video file that FFmpeg will convert. WinFF does multiple files in multiple formats at one time. You can for example convert mpeg's, flv's, f4v, and mov's, all into avi's all at once. F4V to AVI.

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v1.5.3
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fixed isuue 10 & 120 with European and Cyrillic Chacters
Fixed Apply changes Panel showing when not in multipreset mode
added 720p and 1080p mpeg4 presets (about time;)


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I've always found this an excellent front end for ffmpeg. It's very easy to customize, modify or build presets allowing for batch encoding and simplifying command line modifications.

It's also easy enough to swap out different ffmpeg versions-- say "normal" ffmpeg and ffmbc to gain specific functionality. Though one should be aware that, given the ever changing nature of ffmpeg, the presets are optimized for the included version



Posted April 02, 2014 by . Tool version 1.5.3 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


Reduced a 1.76 Gb .mov to a 475 Mb .avi with no big issues. It did alter the aspect ratio slightly but it plays well with my small memory vid card. Straight out of the box, as well. I didn't delve into any other settings. I don't know all there is to know about video construction and I realize it may not work well for others I'd like to resize smaller. Thanks


Posted April 02, 2014 by . Tool version 1.5.3 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Doesn't work. Crashes straight off the bat on an mkv file.


Posted February 11, 2013 by . Tool version 1.50 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 1 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 1 of 10


Tried winff (newest build) on an mp4. It crashed. Tried newest handbrake build, using ffmpeg rather than x264 to encode, on the same file. It worked perfectly.

Hmmm ... definitely not good.

On grounds of functionality or ease of use I just can't find a single reason to use this over avidemux or handbrake or a number of others.



Posted July 31, 2012 by . Tool version 1.4.2 using OS Linux
Ease of use 2 of 10 Functionality 4 of 10 Value for money 7 of 10 Overall score 5 of 10


Nice program. Interface is pretty good. Very good output. Doesn't dump flaky codecs into Windows, though I'd expect that from a Linux port.

It's not technically compatible with win7 ... apparently it's written in an open source pascal that's not available yet ... but I haven't had any problems.

While it looks easier than some, I find you still have to know something about formats. It's no Handbrake (or vidcoder) in that respect.

It's still pretty powerful. I'd recommend it.

But I've basically been using either Handbrake / Vidcoder or avidemux to convert. To me this is more of an avidemux alternative. I don't think winff is really resolved enough to make me stop using avidemux.



Posted March 14, 2012 by . Tool version 1.4 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Ok, I found the trouble with the preset editing not working: the program saves the modified presets to an XML file in the %PROGRAMFILES%\WinFF folder, but the program actually reads from a separate XML in the (for me) %APPDATA%\Roaming\WinFF folder, so it can't find the updated XML file as it's in the wrong place and consequently the added/edited presets don't work -

this is is whats commonly known as a bug -



Posted January 29, 2012 by . Tool version 1.4 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 4 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 7 of 10


GUI is a bit clunky with no word wrap, if you have a long filename it disappears off the edge of the window and you can't view it or it's extention -

It comes with a pre-programmed set of presets but not anything I want to use - it claims to be able to edit presets but the function simply doesn't work on my PC.. so it's useless for me.

Has potential but not enough flexibility. I use AVANTI instead for more control over parameters, although thats far from perfect either. If I knew how to program I'd write my own GUI...



Posted January 28, 2012 by . Tool version latest using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 5 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 6 of 10


Works just fine in my win 7, 64 bit machine.


Posted December 18, 2011 by . Tool version 1.4 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Excellent tool - works fine under Windows XP...
FFMPEG documentation is all over the internet so with some work you can tune WinFF to do exactly what you need.
I would highly recommend this tool for easy conversions (with default profiles)...
FFMPEG is very powerful but as above, you will need to RTFM to make full use of it !




Posted February 24, 2011 by . Tool version 1.3.2 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


WinFF.. SORY BUT THIS TOOL IS NOT WORK IN WINDOWS XP AND YOU CAN'T FIND ANY HELP ABOUT. THIS IS VERY BAD BECAUSE FFMPEG IS THE BEST CLI APP :(


Posted February 20, 2011 by . Tool version ALL using OS WinXP
Ease of use - of 10 Functionality - of 10 Value for money - of 10 Overall score 5 of 10


What a brilliant piece of sw! It converted all of my MOV files corrupted by NERO into viewable AVI video clips viewable under Media player. V grateful to all involved in development of tool.


Posted August 16, 2010 by . Tool version 1.2 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Well you go ahead and laugh, but maybe you should blame whoever set up the ratings system here in the first place. To have a "value for money" option on (what is mostly) free software around here is pretty ridiculous. That being said, I'll use it to post something negative about a piece of software that I find to be pretty lacking as it currently is.

Now do you have any constructive solutions to offer here? WinFF has some potential. I'd be perfectly happy to give it another chance in spite of your silly fanboy ravings.



Posted July 21, 2010 by . Tool version 1.2 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 3 of 10 Functionality 2 of 10 Value for money 4 of 10 Overall score 2 of 10


I think this is a great tool. I've never had a problem with it. Now to the reviewer below me, people come here and read the reviews on software to get a good idea of what they think the software will be like and if its a good fit for them. So I would have to say your review of 4 of 10 for Value is a little misplaced, umm because its free!! So yeah this doesn't seem to be free enough for me, I'm going to give it a 4. Hmm. Makes me laugh.


Posted July 21, 2010 by . Tool version 1.3.0 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


I gave him about 6 weeks. Why? Is that not long enough? How long does it take? /;^(

I think I reported some legitimate issues. If you have any constructive solutions to any of them, I'd be glad to hear 'em.



Posted July 19, 2010 by . Tool version 1.2 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 3 of 10 Functionality 2 of 10 Value for money 4 of 10 Overall score 2 of 10


To the previous reviewer, you are freaking nuts. This is a great tool that works for me. How long did you give the developer to respond to your issues? He's always been very quick to respond in my case. Remember that it is summer time, and I'm sure he has a life, so cut the guy some slack. We should be so lucky that someone gives of their time, and all of this for "FREE".


Posted July 18, 2010 by . Tool version 1.20 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


This tool isn't very good and support for it is lacking, at best.

- For one thing, just to convert a simple .avi to an MPEG-4 takes hours.

- The auto shutdown doesn't work. I left it ticked in the menu and when I came back a few hours later, my machine was still on after the encoding process had completed.

- Try inserting an .srt file into the advanced command line so it will be embedded in the finished product. I had no clue how to do it and when I went to the guy's forum for help, he wasn't around. A simple path directing it to where the .srt located in it's file folder would do. As it is, there's no guide out there on how to do it.

- How about a progress bar or an timer letting us know how long it's going to take.

Hey it's free, so I shouldn't expect much, huh? Well you get what you pay for which in this case, is close to zero



Posted July 18, 2010 by . Tool version 1.2 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 3 of 10 Functionality 2 of 10 Value for money 4 of 10 Overall score 2 of 10


Easy to use and the author did all of the hard word to figure out the multitude of ffmpeg switches for file conversion.


Posted January 27, 2010 by . Tool version 1.2 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


I figured out how to do it. I created two new presets similar to each other excep one crops by 100 and the other by 250. I post here if someone else needs it:

-f avi -r 25 -vcodec libxvid -vtag XVID -cropleft 100 -cropright 100 -s 704x384 -aspect 1.83 -maxrate 1800kb -b 1500kb -qmin 3 -qmax 5 -bufsize 4096 -mbd 2 -bf 2 -flags +4mv -trellis -aic -cmp 2 -subcmp 2 -g 300 -acodec libmp3lame -ar 48000 -ab 128kb -ac 2



Posted June 02, 2009 by . Tool version 1.0.2 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Hello,

First thank you very much for sharing this tool. Like everyone else I am amazed with the speed and quality of your tool. I have been using this for past few days and very pleased with it.

I am also posting this to get some help from you please. I often record free to air TV and sometimes the movies are broadcast as 4x3 where I see to black bars on the left and right of the screen. Now, I would like to get rid of these bars and have the movie converted to avi where it covers the full screen. I have tried your AVI-Full screen presettings and it doesn't seem to work. I used Handbrake by setting the resolution to 1920x1080 and crop to t=4,b=8,l=456,r=456 and it does it successfully. However, I am really keen to get it going with WinFF as I want to do all of my conversions with WinFF. I have tried to add the following to the preset: -croptop 4 -cropbottom 8 -cropleft 456 -cropright 456
and changed the resolution and aspect ration to 1920x1080 and 1.76 but no luck. Could you please help me get this going. I am not really good with FFMpeg or video editing concepts.

Thank you very much.
Ben.



Posted June 01, 2009 by . Tool version 1.0.2 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Apropos my earlier post... About 10 minutes after making a generally complimentary post, I discovered that the one criticism I had of this product was in error. I tried to post a correction, unfortunately, this website would not allow me to post the correction for 24 hours. So here it is, along with some more details on editing presets:

In fact WinFF provides the ability to fine-tune the conversion profiles and save different variations of the defaults under custom names (very helpful). However, that feature is separate from the 'Additional Options' tabbed dialog, which at first glance appears to be the place to go in order to fine-tune the conversion presets. Intuitively, I would have expected an 'edit' or 'advanced' settings tab in that same context. Eventually I found this feature under a generic 'Edit' menu, which is perfectly okay with me.

However, it is confusing to see (for example) a blank box for 'Video Bitrate' when the selected preset has already provided a '-b' command line value for that parameter. Even more confusing, a blank input field for 'Additional Command Line Parameters' without showing the current command line. I tried entering an alternative setting into this field, and it was appended, rather than replacing the original value. So when I looked at the command line preview, it appeared at first glance to have ignored my modification.

WinFF is a very useful program, and given the complexity of ffmpeg, it would be quite a bit of additional work to try and provide input fields for all the possible variations. There is an option 'Display CMD Line' which purportedly shows the final ffmpeg command line, but for some reason, it wouldn't allow me to actually approve the command line and launch the conversion process. I had to hit OK, then go back and turn off the 'Display CMD Line' option, then hit 'Convert' again. So maybe a more accurate designation would be: 'Preview CMD Line'. One easy way to improve that situation might be to simply allow the user to edit the command line en-passante as part of that step, and provide 'CONVERT' and 'CANCEL' options as the exit options for the dialog.

Bottom line, all my prior '7' ratings are now '8'. This is a very helpful front end to a very valuable conversion program (ffmpeg).



Posted April 07, 2009 by . Tool version 0.45 using OS Vista
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


cosmotopper, try reading the documentation's that are included, guides that are available, ffmpeg.org documentation, and also not using an old version. You will find that there atleast 2 simple ways of viewing the command lines and 2 ways to modify it.


Posted April 05, 2009 by . Tool version 1.0.0 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


A good working GUI front end for FFMPEG, as long as you choose the most generic options. The program provides a way to modify the presets, but provides no visibility of what the original presets are. Also provides a means of adding things to the command line, but once again, if you don't know what the default command line looks like, it's hard to know how any additions you might make would affect it. They do have an option to preview a command line queue of some kind, but no way (apparently) to intercept and modify the batch file that actually does the work. All the action takes place in a command window, which is fine. It's a very useful utility if you just need to do some basic conversions and don't want to have to learn FFMPEG.


Posted April 05, 2009 by . Tool version 0.45 using OS Vista
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 7 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 7 of 10


I tried this program on the reccommendations of other reviews when I found myself in need of an flv to mpg converter. I have to say WinFF performed better than I expected. Quick conversion and the quality was brilliant, even though I didn't use the highest quality settings. This is the kind of quality I would expect from software you have to pay for, the fact that it's freeware makes it even more amazing!


Posted March 12, 2009 by . Tool version 0.45 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


It works even in VISTA 64-bit (VISTA Home Premium, SP1, 64-bit) ... just run it in Compatibility mode. It is Fast & No Hassle. THANKS to BigMatt for a Great program!


Posted October 19, 2008 by . Tool version 0.42 using OS Vista
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This little gem also does a great job in converting FLV (Youtube files) into 3GP (Mobile Files). I couldn't play the converted file until I renamed the file extension from '3G2' to 3GP then it played using my VLC player.


Posted September 02, 2008 by . Tool version 0.42 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

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