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FreeEnc is a libavcodec based encoder. This encoder takes AVISynth input(.avs) and outputs MPEG2 like QuEnc, but the main difference is that every parameter is tweakable, plus it comes with the optimized parameters of MencodeMe, which are known to produce great quality. Compatible with QuEnc command-line options.

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Released:Feb 12,2006
File size:1.6MB
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0.5 (February 12, 2006)


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I have used this bundled with DIKO and it is very impressive if a little choosy about audio.For converting from 23 fps to 25 fps (NTSC to PAL)it is stunning. Every other conversion I have tried causes flicker but using Freenc (bundled with DIKO)gave me smooth playback-zero flicker.

Oct 13, 2007 Version: 0.1 OS: WinXP Ease: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

Excelent tool, mainly for low and very low bitrates (but not only for that). In the low bitrates tests i did, provided better quality than TMPGEnc and it was smaller in MBs. If you convert your movies to VCDs and SVCDs, you should try this encoder.

Mar 28, 2007 Version: 0.31 OS: WinXP Ease: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

I always have difficulty scoring a program. I used FreeEnc 0.50 not as a stand-alone but I used it in the AVI2DVD program ... I tried few times on different AVI files to be sure that it is the program and not my files ... Each time FreeEnc program provided me with a DVD that Audio and Video were way out of Sync ... I would say that it was out of sync by about 4 to 6 seconds out-of-sync.

If this problem is fixed ... it is a hell of fast Encoder.

Dec 4, 2006 Version: 0.50 OS: WinXP Ease: 7/10 Functionality: 3/10 Value: 8/10 Overall: 2/10

Produced tons of blocking at low bitrates - 2400. The same AVS script in CCE and the blocking was 95% cleaned up. Might be free, but it isn't good. Don't waste time with it. Qenc is much better and is also free.

Sep 1, 2006 Version: 0.5 OS: WinXP Ease: 8/10 Functionality: 2/10 Value: 1/10 Overall: 1/10

Don't know why the previous poster is complaining: the tool is great, it is freeware, produces great quality, absolutely comparable to TMPGEnc or Procoder and yet easy to use, if you know a bit about bitrates and AviSynth. Look around this forum or to learn about AviSynth. Any script I used in FreeEnc so far worked nicely and properly - and fast!! True, audio seems to have to be encoded seperately, but check out BeSweet - and for beginners esp. BeLight, new GUI for BeSweet - and you should get best results - all for free.

Sep 6, 2005 Version: 044 OS: WinXP Ease: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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