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FFMetrics is yet another program for video Visual Quality Metrics visualization. This great free piece of software compare the original video with further compressed video files of the original. It can simply calculate the VMAF, PSNR and SSIM score. This is an indicator for quality. So you can compare different encoded files, see the bitrate usage of the whole video within a graph. It uses the latest ffmpeg library.

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1.3.1 / 1.5.0 beta 8 (June 6, 2024)


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Download FFMetrics 1.3.1  12MB  Win  Portable

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Download FFMetrics 1.5.0 beta 8 Portable  17MB  Win  Portable

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Free software / FOSS (Free download and also Free and Open Source Software)

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog / What's New

v1.5.0 beta 8 Pre-release
Change: FFMetrics.conf.example updated with current built-in defaults
Change: More values added to Skip dropdown (be careful, high values are slow)
Change: Default metrcis columns width slightly increased
Change: Updated components: System Drawing Common (8.0.4 => 8.0.6)
Bugfix: Frames Harmonic Mean & Std Dev values in popup fixed (the bug introduced in 1.5.0b)

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All features

PSNR, SSIM, VMAF visual quality metrics;
Processing up to 24 files in one go (this can be increased by configuring graphs' styles) ;
No limitations on frame size for PSNR/SSIM, Full HD/4K for VMAF;
Brief media info for reference and distorted files;
Thumbnail for reference file;
“Bad” frames can be extracted and saved as PNG images for further analisys;
Only parts of video files can be analyzed;
Easy to use UI: drag & drop files from Explorer onto Reference field and Files list or use file choosers;
Frames graphs can be zoomed in/out with mouse wheel (try it over graph or graph's axes), panned with right mouse button and saved as SVG or PNG;
Frames graphs are optional and can be turned off in menu or with command line option;
Frames metrics can be saved as tab-delimited csv files and then opened in Excel;
FFMpeg commands issued by FFMetrics can be saved to log file (FFMetrics.log);
Average metrics, frames statistics, frame size, bitrate, date/time and file name can be saved to tab-delimited csv file (appended) and then opened in Excel;
VMAF model selected automatically based on reference media info, but can be changed using UI;
Supported VMAF models type (in-build in FFMpeg, pkl or json) detected automatically;
Most program options could be supplied as command line parameters;
Free. No registration, banners, tracking etc.
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In different video file tests magazines compare them with Netflix VMAF score, PSNR and SSIM value. This is a useful indicator for quality.
I use this great software to see, which settings and bitrates for video encoding give me the best quality results with my CPU or GPU encoding (h264/h265/AV1). So you can choose the best connection of video quality and speed.

Sometimes a GPU setting deliver more quality, need more time and use a higher bitrate to encode. So the advantage of more quality will not be better, if the bitrate increase to a higher value.

Furthermore you can see the bitrate usage of different video files to check the effiency of the used codec.
I did some comparisons with h264, h265 and av1 software and hardware encoding. Then I checked the VMAF, SSIM and PSNR score.
With the highest quality settings the nvidia gpu h265 encoder deliver the best quality/speed for encoding of videos.
X264 encoder ist slower and the visual quality stay behind the nvidia h265 encoder.
SVT-AV1 encoder is a powerful encoder, but the used time is 2-4 times higher (preset 5 - Intel 8700k - 16GB RAM).

Review by James Pous on Jun 16, 2024 Version: 1.5 beta 8 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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