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FAVC

NEW VERSION 1.07 / 1.07 DrM

NO LONGER DEVELOPED
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.

Free software
OS: Win
File size: 14MB
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9.0/10
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Latest version

1.07 / 1.07 DrM (June 19, 2008)



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Download FAVC 1.07  14MB  Win

Download FAVC 1.07 64-bit  14MB  Win64




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Download FAVC 1.07 DrM 64-bit  29MB  Win64




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Supported operating systems

WinWindows



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Complete 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.


Updates for v1.07:
Updated Aften, DGPulldown, HC, ImgBurn, MediaInfo, Mencoder, MKVToolnix, Muxman, twoLame and FFMpegSource
Improved HC Predictive Quantization Algorithm
Added support for mpg/vob files


Updates for v1.06:
Updated MediaInfo
Fixed HC speed button
Fixed plugin loading for FFmpegSource
Improved HC Predictive Quantization Algorithm


Updates for v1.05:
Updated HC, Wavi, MediaInfo
Improved HC Predictive Quantization Algorithm
A donate button (Christmas is coming and Mrs_Odwin wants lots of presents)
Incorporation of FFmpegSource


Updates for v1.04:
Vista Compatibility Fixed
Improved HC Predictive Quantization Algorithm
Minor GUI Fixes


Updates for v1.03:
New HC encoding mode - Quant Prediction by 2% samples


20/07/07 FAVC 1.02 released with
Updated twolame & Mediainfo
Small Code Clean
Added a shut down option
Replaced bepipe with wavi
Tweaked Audio handling


Updates for v1.01:
Simple menu preview
A fix for ac3 retention with mkv
A fix for chapter creation
Some slight (mostly not noticeable) menu improvements


Updates for v1.00:
Automated Menu Generation for up to 8 Titles


Updates for v0.95:
Updated Mediainfo & BatchMux
Added support for mp4/ogm/mkv files
An option to edit script/batch files before the encode


Updates for v0.94:
A Trimmed download package
Updated ImgBurn, Mediainfo, Aften, Muxman, HC and SubtitleCreator
Selectable Maxiumum Bitrate
Audio normalization option
A 64 bit package


Updates for v0.93:
Subtitle support (srt format -> both soft and hard)
MediaInfo, Imgburn, HC & Muxman updated to latest versions
Presets account for single cores
Custom Working Folder location


Updates for v0.92:
A bugfix for non-English decimalisation
Number of titles and chapters generated now respects DVD Specifications
BatchMux ini file now used instead of a long command line.
Aften & QuEnc updated to latest versions


Updates for v0.91:
A bugfix for PAL->NTSC conversions


Updates for v0.90:
Better multicore support (m2v merging is now done in the authoring step)
Support for HC encoding


Updates for v0.80:
Muxman DVD authoring via BatchMux
Audio Encoding Options including AC3 via Aften and mp2 via twoLame
General overhaul of GUI and clean up of resulting code
Advanced Scripting options so that user may take more control
Option of VCD resolution and removed option of SVCD resolution
Notice & Advice given if FAVC is unable to open a particular file


v0.7
- incorporates simple multicore usage during video encoding.


v0.6
- which has provisional support for mov, asf, wmv and avs files.


v0.5.1.0
Because of recent developments with ImgBurn it is now possible to burn a DVD without first creating an iso file, saving much time. Also, TV overscan may optionally be accounted for; 16 pixels around the edge of the video will not be used if this is the case. (Works perfectly for my TV. )


v0.5.0.0
with AC3 retention and the option of alternative video resolutions.


v0.4.0.0
I've updated the links in the first post to to 0.4.0.0 and there should be some significant changes for the better (I hope). Amongst other things the muxing and authoring behaviour has been changed so it should be more compatible with dvd players. Guess it could throw up a load of different trouble though.


v0.3.0.0
added config file to remember preferences, additional video encoding options and the option of leaving temporary files undeleted.


v0.2.0.0
adds .vdr support so that frameserving from VirtualDub is possible.
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36 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews


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


Review by doctorm on Jun 8, 2014 Version: 1.07 x64 Custom OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10




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.







Review by kuurgen on Nov 28, 2011 Version: 1.07 OS: WinXP 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10




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.


Review by SpinningCarrots on May 4, 2011 Version: 1.07 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10




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.




Review by kuurgen on Jan 31, 2011 Version: 1.0.7 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




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!

Review by The Mariner on Jan 26, 2011 Version: 1.07 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10


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