HDConvertToX (HDC in short) is an all-in-one converter aimed for converting video files (vob/mkv/avi/m2ts/ts...) with XviD or DivX or X264 or WMV codec, and muxed in AVI/MKV/MP4/WMV container. It also supports muxing in AVCHD and BluRay structure. Requires a bunch of software: ffdshow, haali media splitter, AviSynth and XviD.
>fixed converting vobsub from mkv input to sup for m2ts muxing
>added possibility to save resizer to use in configuration file
>fixed encoding to wmv (alpha)
>fixed HDC bitrate calculator for working with new folder structure
>fixed folder structure. Now HDC have a more clean \applications folder
>changed force ffmpeg decoder: now it will decode to wav then pass to eac3to. no more use of wavi
>fixed aac/mp3/mpa decoding with eac3to. Now audio is first decoded to wav then passed to eac3to/audio encoder
>audio from mkv input file is now extracted and processed since eac3to is unable to deal with header removal
>added option to hide encoding dos window
>fixed flac audio encoding using DSS decoding
>better handling of audio when using NicAudio. Now is possible to copy audio too (alpha)
>added support for DGSource (require NVTools > 2021)
>fixed pcm audio extracting from avi
>fixed Avimux not starting muxing
>fixed decoding of DTS-Hi-res
>added --no-chapter for mkv musing when no chapter is present
>added possibility to disable header removal when muxing to mkv
>fixed Dutch language (used NED and not NLD)
>added support for ivfenc (vp8)
>fixed use of nvtools. Now you must unzip the dgdecnv zip into \applications\dgdecnv folder and put DGDecodeNV.dll and DGMultiDecodeNV.dll in \filter folder
>added to HDC Indexer DGI support (NVTools)
>fixed HDC Indexer gui for working with new folder structure
>fixed mkvextract gui for working with new folder structure
>added extraction of chapter from mkv/dvd/m2ts input. the chapter will be muxed only when output is mkv
>fixed better management of encoding application (beta)
>added support for VP8 (beta)
>fixed flac encoding when forcing ffmpeg demuxer
>added support for extraction vobsub, ssa from mkv. Using mkvextract/mkvinfo (alpha)
>fixed autochapter bug when second is less then zero
>fixed when selecting DivX and CQ encoding the description string will not report "CQ Value" instead report "Final Size MB"
>fixed double ivtc use
>added check for 64bit OS (2)
>added in queue panel an option for adding arbitrary line to queue
>fixed Force DSS audio when using avi input and user already selected Force FFmpeg.exe as decoder
>fixed Force DSS video when using avi input and user already selected Force FFmpegSource
>fixed Force DSS audio
>added Yadif Bob as deinterlace (alpha)
>added sanity check when selecting NVTools as decoder (3)
>fixed skipping OGM subtitile (alpha)
>added LFSMod() to filter list
I do lots of DVB TV file converstions to reduce the file size for storage. I like X264 and interlace. This seems to be the only freeware that support interlace and X264. I'm using some payware that suport X264 but not so stable in handling damaged DVB H.264 1080i files. HDConvertToX to some extend let me choose the video decoder, it solved some of my problems.
There is a bug in HDConvertToX, even I selected "none" for De-interlace Filters, it still does not put --tff (or --bff) on the X264 command line, I have to insert it manually. It is also a little trick to choose which video decoder to use. I have to disable Cyberlink H.264 and the others in DirectShow filters in order to force it to use CoreAVC. Actually, I like Cyberlink H.264 more, it is best for dealing with non perfect 1080i TV files but I just can't force it to gives interlace output in HDCOnvertToX (I can force it to interlace in MPC).
Installed under Win7 X64 Ultimate but it required reading a CoDec "tweaking" HowTo in order to get it to work properly under Windows 7 without giving an error that Haali Splitter was not installed. Once the tweaking was done HDConvertToX ran fine. However, an undesired result of this "tweaking" breaks some of the Microsoft preferred system CoDecs and my Windows Media Center "Watch Live TV" gives a Decoder Error ("is not installed") and it no longer works. Hopefully there will be a fix for this where everything plays nicely together.
Posted September 05, 2010 by mail2tom.
Tool version 2.5.649.4295
using OS Windows 7 64-bit
I've tried many of the other x264 front ends. This utility combines all the control and setups from MEGUI, makes it simpler then Ripbot (and far more reliable then RipBot) and the output is great stuff. There is no other tool for easy conversion as valuable. This replaces basically everything else I've been messing around with for months. Quick and reliable. Can you ask for more? Oh yeah, Free
Best, most complete x264 front-end around. If you want to make the best H.264 encodes possible, use this tool. It's better (and easier) to use than megui, while offering more necessary options than Ripbot264.
Fairly simple to use. I like the ability to choose exactly what output I need, be it Audio or Video. Just what I was after. Thanks.
Posted April 27, 2009 by coolchrisyorkshire.
Tool version 18.104.22.1687
using OS Vista
Ease of use 7
Value for money 10
Overall score 8
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