Help us keep the list up to date and submit new video software here.


  Search or Browse all software by sections


Home Software Home Video Encoders (H264/H265/MP4/MKV)

Tool Description Type Rating Comment



RECENTLY UPDATED
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.

Free software
Win Win Mac Mac Linux Linux

Version:r2453 History
Released:

Size:8.3MB



9.2/10
16 votes


Guides
Similar tools
Read 16
comments

5852 views
this month
34440641
total views
  Latest version:
r2453 (July 20, 2014)


Download sites:
Visit developer's site

Download x264 Encoder r2453 (8.3MB)


More download options:
Download x264 Encoder r2453 from another mirror site

Download x264 Encoder Linux version





Supported operating systems:
Windows Mac OS Linux


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.


Sections/Browse similar tools:
Linux video toolsMacOS video toolsVideo Encoders (H264/H265/MP4/MKV)

x264 Encoder screenshot
Click to enlarge screenshot

User options:
Email me when it has been updated    Report this tool (dead link/new version)  


Version history / Release notes / Changelog:
2 hours agoFix cltostr.sh on OS X master
commit | commitdiff | tree
Tsukasa OMOTO [Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:17:11 +0200 (22:17 +0900)]
Fix cltostr.sh on OS X

16 hours agoCheck pf_log is set in validate_parameters
commit | commitdiff | tree
Fiona Glaser [Wed, 9 Jul 2014 21:21:33 +0200 (12:21 -0700)]
Check pf_log is set in validate_parameters

Help remind people to call x264_param_default in case they didn't read the
documentation.

16 hours agoCheck malloc during frame dumping
commit | commitdiff | tree
Anton Mitrofanov [Wed, 9 Jul 2014 15:17:04 +0200 (17:17 +0400)]
Check malloc during frame dumping

16 hours agomp4_lsmash: Use new I/O API instead of deprecated one.
commit | commitdiff | tree
Yusuke Nakamura [Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:21:29 +0200 (05:21 +0900)]
mp4_lsmash: Use new I/O API instead of deprecated one.

16 hours agoRemove meaningless use of abs()
commit | commitdiff | tree
Anton Mitrofanov [Sun, 8 Jun 2014 20:19:46 +0200 (22:19 +0400)]
Remove meaningless use of abs()

16 hours agoMSVS 2013 Update 2 support
commit | commitdiff | tree
Steven Walters [Sat, 31 May 2014 16:31:16 +0200 (10:31 -0400)]
MSVS 2013 Update 2 support

The first MSVS compiler C99 compliant enough to build x264.
Use `CC=cl ./configure` to compile with it.

16 hours agoconfigure: Add -Wno-maybe-uninitialized to CFLAGS
commit | commitdiff | tree
Diego Biurrun [Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:54:08 +0200 (22:54 +0200)]
configure: Add -Wno-maybe-uninitialized to CFLAGS

The warnings generated by -Wmaybe-uninitialized are mostly spurious.

16 hours agobuild: Replace cltostr.pl by a shell script
commit | commitdiff | tree
Diego Biurrun [Wed, 7 May 2014 13:20:43 +0200 (13:20 +0200)]
build: Replace cltostr.pl by a shell script

This avoids a dependency on Perl to build OpenCL support.

16 hours agobuild: Simplify phony target declaration with wildcards
commit | commitdiff | tree
Diego Biurrun [Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:02:39 +0200 (23:02 +0200)]
build: Simplify phony target declaration with wildcards

Also add etags to list of phony targets.

16 hours agoconfigure: Drop workaround for obsolete gcc 4.2 on ARM
commit | commitdiff | tree
Diego Biurrun [Wed, 7 May 2014 12:47:37 +0200 (12:47 +0200)]
configure: Drop workaround for obsolete gcc 4.2 on ARM

16 hours agobuild: Add dependencies on x86inc.asm/x86util.asm for all .asm files
commit | commitdiff | tree
Diego Biurrun [Wed, 7 May 2014 21:43:15 +0200 (21:43 +0200)]
build: Add dependencies on x86inc.asm/x86util.asm for all .asm files

This is a little bit overzealous, but errs on the side of caution.
Generating full dependency information is also possible, but slightly
slows down the build as YASM cannot do it as a sideeffect of compilation.

16 hours agoDelete all SPARC optimizations
commit | commitdiff | tree
Diego Biurrun [Sun, 27 Apr 2014 21:09:54 +0200 (21:09 +0200)]
Delete all SPARC optimizations

SPARC has been obsolete for a long time and makes little sense as a
H.264 encoding platform.

Also update authors file.

16 hours agoconfigure: Don't check for libavcore
commit | commitdiff | tree
Diego Biurrun [Wed, 7 May 2014 12:46:42 +0200 (12:46 +0200)]
configure: Don't check for libavcore

libavcore was a never-released bad idea with a short lifespan.

16 hours agobuild: Set all ASFLAGS from within configure
commit | commitdiff | tree
Diego Biurrun [Sun, 27 Apr 2014 23:19:04 +0200 (23:19 +0200)]
build: Set all ASFLAGS from within configure

This is how all other toolchain flags are handled.

16 hours agoopencl: Check return value of fread()
commit | commitdiff | tree
Diego Biurrun [Sun, 27 Apr 2014 23:23:49 +0200 (23:23 +0200)]
opencl: Check return value of fread()

common/opencl.c:138:10: warning: ignoring return value of 'fread', declared with attribute warn_unused_result [-Wunused-result]

16 hours agoDisable i8x8 in lossless stable
commit | commitdiff | tree
Fiona Glaser [Sun, 20 Jul 2014 05:34:22 +0200 (20:34 -0700)]
Disable i8x8 in lossless

x264's implementation was slightly incorrect due to a vague spec, so some
decoders decoded video incorrectly.

Minimal impact on compression.

16 hours agoAVC-Intra: fix compatibility with Avid Transfermanager
commit | commitdiff | tree
Thomas Mundt [Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:12:06 +0200 (11:12 -0700)]
AVC-Intra: fix compatibility with Avid Transfermanager

16 hours agox86: Fix SIGILL in high bit-depth intra_sad_x3_4x4_sse2
commit | commitdiff | tree
Henrik Gramner [Tue, 8 Jul 2014 21:15:32 +0200 (21:15 +0200)]
x86: Fix SIGILL in high bit-depth intra_sad_x3_4x4_sse2

An SSE3 instruction was used in an SSE2 function.

16 hours agoFix incorrect row predictor addressing
commit | commitdiff | tree
Anton Mitrofanov [Wed, 9 Jul 2014 15:01:54 +0200 (17:01 +0400)]
Fix incorrect row predictor addressing

Somehow managed to not cause things to explode, but was clearly incorrect.
Might improve VBV in some cases to have this working right.

16 hours agoFix b-pyramid MMCO remove for frame-packing==5
commit | commitdiff | tree
Anton Mitrofanov [Sat, 21 Jun 2014 21:52:39 +0200 (23:52 +0400)]
Fix b-pyramid MMCO remove for frame-packing==5

16 hours agoFix frame-packing==5 with some decoders
commit | commitdiff | tree
Tal Aloni [Wed, 18 Jun 2014 00:10:56 +0200 (15:10 -0700)]
Fix frame-packing==5 with some decoders

The spec mandates that frame-packing==5 requires the SEI on every frame that
begins a view sequence (i.e. the input frames L0-R0-L1-R1 have 4 view sequences,
but if reordered by the encoder to L0-L1-R0-R1 there are now 2 view sequences).
For simplicity, we write the SEI on every frame.

This fixes frame-packing==5 3D playback on some decoders (PlayStation 3, Sony
W8 series, possibly others).

4 weeks agoFix pixel_ssim_end4 asm function for x86_64 systems
commit | commitdiff | tree
Anton Mitrofanov [Thu, 22 May 2014 11:27:00 +0200 (13:27 +0400)]
Fix pixel_ssim_end4 asm function for x86_64 systems

View full changelog



Alternative to x264 Encoder:
TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works
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

Comments Post comment
16 comments, Showing 1 to 16 comments
 - 

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

16 comments, Showing 1 to 16 comments
 - 

1 tool hits, Showing 1 to 1 tools
 - 
Explanation:
NEW SOFTWARE= New tool since your last visit
NEW VERSION= New version since your last visit
NEW COMMENT= New comment since your last visit

Type and download
NO MORE UPDATES? = The software hasn't been updated in over 2 years.
NO LONGER DEVELOPED = The software hasn't been updated in over 3 years.
RECENTLY UPDATED = The software has been updated the last 31 days.
Freeware = Free software.
Free software = Free software and also open source code.
Freeware/Adware = Free software but supported by advertising, usually with a included browser toolbar. It may be disabled when installing or after installation.
Free software/Adware = Free software and open source code but supported by advertising, usually with a included browser toolbar. It may be disabled when installing or after installation.
Trialware = Also called shareware or demo. Trial version available for download and testing with usually a time limit or limited functions.
Payware = No demo or trial available.
v1.0.1 = Latest version available.
Download beta = It could be a BETA, RC(Release Candidate) and even a ALPHA version of the software.
Download (direct link) = A direct link to the software download.
Download (developer's site) = A link to the software developer site.
Download (mirror link) = A mirror link to the software download. It may not contain the latest versions.
Download old versions = Free downloads of previous versions of the program.
Download 64-bit version = If you have a 64bit operating system you can download this version.
Download portable version = No installation is required, just extract the files to a folder and run directly.
Windows = Windows version available.
Mac OS = Mac OS version available.
Linux = Linux version available.
Our hosted tools are virus and malware scanned with several antivirus programs using www.virustotal.com.

Rating
Rating from 0-10.

Browse software by sections
All In One Blu-ray Converters (10)
All In One DVD Converters (17)
All In One MKV to MP4/Blu-ray (11)
All In One Video Converters (31)
Animation (3D & 2D animation) (6)
Audio Editors (17)
Audio Encoders (62)
Audio Players (6)
Authoring (Blu-ray/AVCHD) (20)
Authoring (DivX) (5)
Authoring (DVD) (36)
Authoring (SVCD/VCD) (11)
Bitrate Calculators (7)
Blu-ray to AVI/MKV/MP4 (13)
Blu-ray to Blu-ray/AVCHD (9)
Burn (CD,DVD,Blu-ray) (22)
Camcorders/DV/HDV/AVCHD (32)
Capture (34)
CD/DVD recovery (4)
Codec Packs (7)
Codec/Video Identifiers (33)
Codecs (63)
Decrypters (Blu-ray Rippers) (7)
Decrypters (DVD Rippers) (14)
DigitalTV/DVB/HDTV (36)
DVD to AVI/DivX/XviD (19)
DVD to DVD (22)
DVD to MP4/MKV/H264 (19)
DVD to VCD/SVCD (5)
ISO/Image (15)
Linux video tools (96)
MacOS video tools (145)
Media (Blu-ray/DVD/CD) (9)
Media Center/HTPC/PS3/360 (40)
Other useful tools (100)
Photo Blu-ray/DVD/VCD (9)
Portable/Mobile/PSP/iPod (41)
Region free tools (5)
Screen capture/Screenshots (21)
Subtitle (52)
Video De/Multiplexers (51)
Video Editors (Advanced/NLE) (46)
Video Editors (Basic) (45)
Video Editors (H264/MP4/MKV/MTS) (17)
Video Editors (MPG/DVD) (20)
Video Editors (WMV/AVI) (15)
Video Encoders (AVI/WMV) (39)
Video Encoders (H264/H265/MP4/MKV) (41)
Video Encoders (MPG/DVD) (26)
Video Encoders / Converters (145)
Video Frameservers (7)
Video Players (27)
Video Repair/Fix (16)
Video Streaming (23)
Video Streaming Recording (47)
Virtualdub tools (10)
Search   Contact us   About   Advertise   Forum   RSS Feeds   Statistics   Tools   

Site layout: Default Classic Blue

Affiliates: codecs.com   VSO Software

©1999-2014 videohelp.com