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XMedia Recode is a free All-In-One video converter and audio converter tool. Convert Blu-ray, DVD, AVI, MP4, 3GP, WMV, ASF, MKV, etc. Profiles for most devices like iPod, iPhone, Samsung, SonyEricsson, Zune, PSP, Blackberry, LG, etc. GUI/Frontend for FFMPEG.

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gdiplus.zip is required for Windows 2000 and older. Extract and put it in the xmedia recode folder.


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Version history/Release notes:
XMedia Recode 3.1.8.6
Release date: 18/04/2014

Update of ffmpeg
New profiles (Acer, Huawei)
Troubleshooting

The volume name was read incorrectly
Chapter Name wurder read incorrectly
Fixed minor bugs

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Guides and How to's:
Convert MKV to MP4 (With AC3 5.1 Surround) for the PS3 - Read
Converting Blu-Ray to MKV using XMedia Recode - Read
How to convert avi or mkv to Android friendly mp4 format - Read
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XMediaRecode, XMR

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The newest version (3.1.6.0) of Xmedia Recode has enormous errors.
When i try to transcode videos with the FFv1 codec , the "coder type" and "context model" options trasbormed into numbers...

See the problem: http://dictaphone.atw.hu/xmediaproblems.png



Posted May 23, 2013 by . Tool version 3.1.6.0 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


Hello. How do u add and edit subtitles? There's a subtitle tab but it wouldn't add the subtitles i imported.


Posted May 20, 2013 by . Tool version 3.1.6.0 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 5 of 10 Value for money 7 of 10 Overall score 7 of 10


In open file mode, it reads interlaced videos(all I have) as progressive.
DVD/Blu-ray subtitle rendering crashes the program on clicking "Encode".



Posted April 24, 2013 by . Tool version 3.1.5.7 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 had used this program since I use XP. I also used on Vista and Win7. But I haven't used it for a year since version 3.0.9.0. A week ago I bought a Toshiba Satallite P850 laptop. The OS is Windows 8. I want to test its magnificent CPU i7-3630QM. When I run XMR it asked me to update. Updated itself to 3.1.5.5. But it didn't work. Then I installed version 3.1.5.4. It didn't work either. 3.1.5.3 was ok.

Of you use Windows 8 like me do not use latest version. Use 3.1.5.3.



Posted April 12, 2013 by . Tool version 3.1.5.3 using OS Windows 8 64-bit
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


I had the same problem. The program looks great. It just won't run. I tried both mp4 and mkv files and as soon as I gave the encode command the program immediately crashed.


Posted April 09, 2013 by . Tool version XMediaRecode3155 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 1 of 10


Version 3154 works well but Xmedia Recode still has a problem (crashing) with cropping and resizing. Using file (libswscale.dll) from v2333 does not work in this new version. If someone have a solution to cropping and resizing a place here ... regards...


Posted April 04, 2013 by . Tool version 3154 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Great picture quality, no sync issues whatsoever. But, subtitles (dvb) don't work propperly.
I want us this programm to convert wtv's. Guess I'll have to wait for a bugfix.



Posted April 04, 2013 by . Tool version 3.1.54 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 6 of 10


I owe the developer a hearty apology. It looks like this was an issue of my error not his. After switching to another converter and having the same issue, and then trying some commercial ones, none of them work. The issue is my system, not the application (interestingly, I just did a complete re-install and still seem to be having the issue.)


Posted March 03, 2013 by . Tool version 3.1.4.9 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


Works for me. 30 minute FLV to AVI in 9 minutes. I'm happy with that.


Posted March 02, 2013 by . Tool version 3.1.4.9 using OS Vista 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


This and the previous version crash immediately upon trying to encode. Reached out to developer to ask if there were crash logs or something I could provide but have yet to hear back. It's too bad because when it was working it was fantastic: Speedy and reliable. But as of right now it doesn't work.


Posted March 02, 2013 by . Tool version 3.1.4.9 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use - of 10 Functionality - of 10 Value for money - of 10 Overall score 5 of 10


3.1.4.9 fixes the transcoding problem I reported against 3.1.4.8.
XMedia Recode is a great way to transcode audio while just copying video.
Interface is generally good, although marred by some quirks -- be careful to check job options before encoding.
Quality of MPEG-4 video output not as good as Handbrake, so I use XMedia Recode just for audio transcoding.



Posted February 28, 2013 by . Tool version 3.1.4.9 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


When I tried to transcode just the audio, copying the video, from MKV to MP4,
XMedia Recode 3.1.4.8 started a run of about an hour for 5 files of 1.4 GB.
When I reverted to XMedia Recode 3.1.4.6, it correctly started a run of about 12 minutes.
Something seems to be wrong with XMedia Recode 3.1.4.8.



Posted February 27, 2013 by . Tool version 3.1.4.8 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Awesome tool! It's compact, runs great, and doesn't try to install any toolbars or crap like that. I just use it to convert MKVs to MP4s to stream to my Apple TV and it works beautifully, you can set up as many jobs as you like and let it go nuts for a while converting whole seasons of shows for you. I hate MKVs, I don't know why anyone uses that shitty container when MP4s do the exact same thing with the added benefit of actually working on all your devices(PS3, Apple stuff) without having to transcode, but this program easily fixes that problem.

So glad I found this, every other program I tried was a total mess.



Posted February 19, 2013 by . Tool version 3.1.4.6 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Version 3140 and 3141 trying convert dvd to mkv, program stop, freezes.


Posted January 17, 2013 by . Tool version 3141 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 7 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 6 of 10


I have first posted the resize problem is due to libswscale of ffmpeg on October 5 2011 here. It appeared to be fixed in one version...may be not. Still this important bug has not been fixed, I am seeing at least one version every month, to detect it is crashing.... is there any meaning for these updates? codecs will not get frequent important updates, xvid has been updated long back, though x264 is updated, the quality difference is not much from one year old version.
So the main reason for updates must be the bug fixes, Do not waste your energy in just updating codecs.
Please please please fix the known bugs...........audio isuues, mkv issues and the first and most important is resizing issue.



Posted December 17, 2012 by . Tool version 3.1.3.7 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 1 of 10 Functionality 1 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 1 of 10


Hello!

Xmedia doesn't support the merge and/or cutting of videofiles. Nowadays that would be very important basic expectations even for a video transcoder.

I wrote letter for the develper, but he didn't respond to my letter yet.



Posted November 28, 2012 by . Tool version 3.1.3.4 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 4 of 10 Value for money 7 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


Just tried swapping the libswscale.dll files as noted in recent suggestion...still doesn't work on 75% of machines I try it on. Most recent version crashes when scaling.....older versions crash when scaling (3.0.6 and other suggested version)...versions crash when trying to swap the libswscale.dll files. In fact, the versions I just tried even crashed when keeping the size the same. This did NOT use to be the case with earlier libswscale.dll versions. But now simple transcodes don't work on a variety of machines.

Such a shame as when it does run (as it does on my one Win7 system), it's a great program. I'm not sure why this front-end has this particular problem when I've never seen it occur while trying literally dozens of other FFMPEG front ends over the last few years. There are also still some problems with applying color correction. It will work on one clip in your list but if you're encoding multiple clips, it won't let you apply color correction to batches. Again...not sure why as this would seem to be a command line call somewhere in the applied settings. But overall....IF you can get it to work, it's a good program.



Posted November 27, 2012 by . Tool version 3.1.3.4 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 3 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 5 of 10


Hello all,

the Versions regarding the previous post are 3.0.6.0 and 3.0.8.1. Sorry !

And to mention here, the internal xvid conversation is slow, better install the divx codec and use divx in conversation setting (windows divx install needed). If your destination container is mkv, and your player does not accept it, you have to remux the mkv from XMedia Recode with mkvtoolnix. This is fast, because it does not change audio and video, it only changes the internal storage structure of the mkv file. Start with mkvtoolnix 3.3 or older. Some DLNA players (SAT Receiver or TV) do not accept mkv muxed versions after 3.3.0. Avoid header compression (available in newer versions of mkvtoolnix).




Posted November 14, 2012 by . Tool version 3.0.6.0 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 4 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


Hello all,

regarding 2 most common problems:

1. resize
Problem was introduced after Version 3.6.0, so check this version first. If it fixes your resize problem, try changing the libswscale.dll from 3.6.0 with your version. This fixed it on Version 3.8.1 .This workaround does not work with every available version. If the version is incompatible, program crashes when using i.e add borders or other functions from that lib.

2. If the program crashes on your system, first check your media filter, codec settings. The source file should always be playable outsite the application, i.e mediaplayer. Next delete the existing XMediaRecode.ini and restore the original Installation from zip or reinstall the complete Application.

3. Start with a simple conversion first, simple standard res mpeg avi, mpeg source file and with the default settings for a common destination format i.e mp4. If this works, save the ini. Then modify the destination step by step to your requirements. If it crashes, restore ini.

Testet it on 6 different systems XP SP3, Vista SP1 and Win7 and Win7 SP1 I could get my hands on. Try 3.6.0 Version first, if you encounter problems. You can have different versions on the same machine, if you use the zipped versions only

Please respond, if a note from above solved an issue on your system with a short description. Maybe the Developer is able to use the collected infos here.

Good luck



Posted November 13, 2012 by . Tool version 3.6.0 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 4 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


I found this program when I was looking for a solution to prepare many video files so I could stream them from a NAS to an iPad without having to re-encode the video. The source video files are encoded H.264 720p with 6 channel DTS audio MKV files. I wanted to convert them to MP4 files with AAC audio and without re-encoding the video. The "Video copy" and the batch job function of this program made it easy. It typically takes about 12 minutes to convert a 2-hour video on my system. I'm using the FileBrowser app on the iPad to stream and play the files.

I suppose I could have done the job just using the underlying utilities, but XMedia Recode made it so easy.

This is a great solution for converting the files for streaming to the iPad, but probably not if I needed to store them on the iPad. In that case, re-encoding would be better to reduce their file size.



Posted November 08, 2012 by . Tool version 3.1.3.0 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Ok, so this version I'm using, 3.1.2.8 works really great on 1 out of my 3 computers. I am converting all kinds of videos from all over, youtube, torrents, homemade on my android... etc... to h264 and it is amazing. I had been using Handbrake but I find that it doesn't make as pretty an output at the same quality settings but more importantly, Handbrake skews the audio when the source is AC3 most times and I can't seem to find a way to prevent that. Xmedia Recode has never, not once, messed up the audio on any of my files. Like I said, when it works, it's a beautiful thing. The only thing I can't get it to do is put the MOOV atom at the front of the file for easy streaming but I simply use MP4Faststart after the encode and that is taken care of.

The real problem is that it won't work at all on 2 of my computers. On one, running Windows Server 2003, it did work... like once or twice. Then it crashed and hasn't worked since. Now when you start an encode, it says finished in about 1 second and outputs an empty file. Also, it will not display a preview in the filters section.
The other computer, my laptop running Windows 7 64bit, just as my main machine does where Recode works great, will not display a preview at all. Never has. I haven't actually tried encoding on it because without the preview, I'm not sure what I will get.

I have sent a couple emails to the developer but now I read that he never responds to emails so I guess that will lead nowhere. How frustrating.

Anyway, Overall.... a 5

dsp



Posted October 11, 2012 by . Tool version 3.1.2.8 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 6 of 10 Functionality 6 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 5 of 10


27 year video professional here. I own a high-end production facility and have used expensive encoding solutions like Rhozet Carbon Coder (Now ProMedia Carbon) Telestream Episode, Procoder and others. I also use free and shareware encoders as well...primarily because may of the paid apps are as buggy and convoluted as the open-source ones, and because some of the freebies offer options the paid ones don't (like Apple ProRes support).

Xmedia Recode COULD be the best in it's class if the developer would:

1. Fix the scale/size problem that has plagued the application for over a year (maybe longer).
2. Participate in the forums here and other places where users discuss the app.
3. Answer emails sent to him.

I have it working great on two machines...one a high-end Windows 7 workstation and another an older HP XW6200 workstation running WinXP. However, on every other computer I've ever installed it on (office computer, home desktop, home laptop, work laptop, other office workstations), if you scale a video the app crashes as soon as you start an encode. It works fine if you keep the size the same, so it's a well-documented issue with the FFMPEG scaling library. But the problem has to be in how the developer implements FFMPEG, because the exact same version of it works fine on dozens of other encoding tools, such as Avanti, Tencoder, Format Factory, StaxRip, Handbrake etc.

When it runs on a system, it's nearly as good as apps that cost hundreds of dollars. There are quirks in the interface and its functionality, but if you've ever used Telestream Episode, this tool is no more quirky than that. By the way, we purchased 2 licences (at $1000) of Episode last year. Our experience with it was so bad and the software so unreliable that we asked for (and got) our money back a year later! I can say without hesitation that if you can get Xmedia Recode to run without the sizing bug, it's BETTER than Telestream Episode's regular version and likely as good as their pro version, which costs $1000 per license.

One thing to note, Xmedia Recode is simply a front-end for FFMPEG so it would be easy to blame the sizing crash problem on it, but as noted, dozens of other front-ends use the same version of FFMPEG without this issue, so the problem seems to be in how the developer compiles and integrates FFMPEG into his app.

If he could fix this issue and would participate on forums and ever answer an email (I've sent him several), I dare say he could sell this app for $59 or even higher and make a nice amount of money on it.



Posted October 02, 2012 by . Tool version 3.1.2.8 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 3 of 10


I have a movie mkv 1080p with DTS 5.1 soundtrack. I want to convert it to AAC 5.1 with copy video stream.....result.....unreadable new mkv file....bummer


Posted September 28, 2012 by . Tool version 3.1.2.8 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 1 of 10


Latest version 3.1.2.8 and win7 64bit, program not start.


Posted September 27, 2012 by . Tool version 3.1.2.8 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


Ease of use is 5 because it allows access to ALL the settings for all the codecs it supports, including the ones that require an engineer to understand, such as qunatizers, groups of pixels, and other such settings. In most software these are automatically determined (educated "guessed") by the software encoder, but in XMediaRecode they are fully settable by the user. Usually I just use the ones I understand such as "frame rate" and leave the rest at default. If you just ignore the advanced settings and don't bother to try to figure them out, then ease of use becomes a 10.

What hurts the ease of use category, gives the functionality category a 10/10! Again though, using the more advanced settings will require an engineer who's familiar with the inner workings of a given codec to determine the correct settings for converting a given video. So to the average user, I again recommend just sticking with the basic settings, and if you have to wonder "what does this do" then just don't mess with it.

Value for money is a 10/10, cause it's FREE!

Overall score = 3. This "overall" takes a hit, because of a category that isn't in the ratings. That category would be reliability (freeness from bugs). And let me tell you right now this software is ANYTHING but reliable (if a reliability category existed, I'd give it a "1"). FLV files saved from Youtube are like PULLING TEETH to just get it to convert without spontaneously crashing during the conversion. Even worse, is that it's conversion bugs are completely illogical. Converting FLV (h264 video in FLV container) to AVI (any codec) directly causes it to crash, but if I first convert the FLV file to MPEG2 (MPEG2 video stream in MPG container), and then convert the MPEG2 to AVI (any codec), it works perfectly. It seems that the internal state is not consistent, depending on what decoding was done prior to the reencoding.

I'm not sure how the program works internally, but the most sensable solution would be to have it convert any video input into a series of raw RGB24 images in memory, and then encode the raw image date into whatever the destination format is. That way it won't matter what the original encoding was, because when rencoding it will be working with raw images as if it was creating the output video from scratch (from a series of BMP images).

Unfortunately in an effort to optimize memory use (so you wouldn't need 4gb of ram for every minute of video), the author of this software has sacrificed reliability



Posted September 22, 2012 by . Tool version 3.1.2.5 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 3 of 10

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