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Hybrid is a multi platform (Linux/Mac OS X/Windows) Qt based frontend for a bunch of other tools which can convert nearly every input to x265/x264/Xvid/VP8 + ac3/ogg/mp3/aac/flac inside an mp4/m2ts/mkv/webm container, a Blu-ray or an AVCHD structure.

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2021.07.18.1 (July 18, 2021)


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Software License

Freeware (Free download and usage!)

Supported operating systems

WinWindows MacMac OS LinuxLinux

Version history / Release notes / Changelog

Vapoursynth: missing libraries and old scripts in MacOS package
Vapoursynth: changed sangnom.SangNomMod to sangnom.SangNom calls

Decode: ffmpeg rgb -> yuv conversion with pc scale
Subtitle: do not convert subtitles to ttxt when muxing srt to mp4 with ffmpeg
Vapoursynth: embed sup subtitle
Avisynth: AutoAdjust only using general parameters when autoBalance was a enabled
Vapoursynth: ResampleHQ call
Vapoursynth: crash when fmtconv was used multiple times with 'spline16'
Avisynth: 64bit ImageSequence handling
Decode: add swapuv when using eq2 on 422 sources in FFmpeg
Xvid: encoding progress when using xvid_encraw
Vapoursynth: meta overwrite evaluation
Vapoursynth: Santiag h/v
Vapoursynth: Stab 'mirror'-parameter
Frontend: fixed font size in some tool-tips
Analyser: crash on some calculation decimal to fraction combinations
Vapoursynth: TIVTC + gpu
Audio: eac3 passthrough to mp4
Muxing: ffmpeg chapter generation
Muxing: ffmpeg + avc + parallel subjobs
Avisynth: don't use lsb with Avisynth+
Vapoursynth: GLSFilter calls when used with FilterQueue
Vapoursynth: Filter Queue handling
x265: adjust --uhd-bd do not remove options
x265: ultrafast profile
Audio: fixed 'auto (add all)' accidentally adding an audio track 2 times
Vapoursynth: Histogram depending on type restrict color space
Vapoursynth: filter preview crash for SRMD resizer
Vapoursynth: crash when ToneMap was used on rgb content
Avisynth: inserting custom code before QTGMC failed.
Audio: '-ignore_editlist' accidentally used even when handling pipeinput from sox
Crop: crop value not always properly reset on source change
Jobs: don't use mkvmerge with flac audio since mkvmerge doesn't support cutting flac fixed ass style overwrite
Vapoursynth: AddLogo (reenabled EdgeFixer)
Vapoursynth: set Fades didn't enable (on Linux)
Decode: ffmpeg -> x264 (use rawvideo)
Decode: x264 use raw video instead of y4m pipe when not using a script
Synth: SelectRangeEvery frame count/rate calculation of output
Filtering: fix rotation flag
Avisynth: tv/pc luma mapping on import
Autocrop: fix QSVCEnc detect fix
Vapoursynth: changed sangnom.SangNom to sangnom.SangNomMod calls in scripts
Files: sort file names explicitly when collecting them from the OS
Frontend: AVStats: do not adjust based on selection/cut
Muxing: adjust chapter&qp file to cut
Vapoursynth: use 'accurate=1' when using VsFilterMod and high bit depth content. (slower but more accurate)
Vapoursynth: stepped resize support
Vapoursynth: FrameRateConverter
Synth: Hybrid now only auto-refreshes the Vapoursynth/Avisynth preview if "Filtering->Misc->Auto-refresh" is enabled, otherwise refresh needs to be triggered manually
Synth: F5 refreshes the Avisynth/Vapoursynth preview when 'auto-refresh' is disabled
Vapoursynth: allow multiple 'Framerate Interpolation'-methods when using 'Filter Queue'
Tools: remove 32bit qaac support
Internal: fraction handling
Synth: by default remove FFmpeg/Mencoder deinterlacers when using AviSynth
Vapoursynth: adjusted to Waifu2x cnn to r4
Vapoursynth: dgdecnv use default activated
Vapoursynth: added option to force a specific chroma location when converting from and to YUV420
Avisynth: changed script names
Avisynth: lifing some 8bit restrictions
adjusting SVT AV1 to removed options
Video: NVEncC: check that "NVEncC->Only encoder" is used only on supported formats
Video: x265: hme-range support
Video: svt-av1 ui glitch when switching encoding typ
DGDecNV: remove license.txt check of DGDecNV support, since it's free now
Video: x265 removed signal end of bitstream/videostream
Analysis: if scantype is interlaced but unknown after interlaced checked, assume tff if inpuHeight > 576
x264/x265: extend some options from single to double didget fl
Vapoursynth: debanding through vs-placebo
Vapoursynth: FrameRateConverter support
Vapoursynth: Detail-Preserving Image Downscaler ( WolframRhodium/VapourSynth-dpid/)
Vapoursynth: added support for RIFE ( HomeOfVapourSynthEvolution/VapourSynth-RIFE-ncnn-Vulkan) (Windows only atm.)
Vapoursynth: support for VSGAN through an 'addon' (Windows only), download only by request since it's huge
Vapoursynth: SpotLess from G41Fun
Vapoursynth: support for SmoothLevels from havsfunc
Vapoursynth: TIVTC from
Vapoursynth: added 'Flip vertical' to Santiag

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extensive ability to configure x264s setting (with dependency checks)
tagging support for mkv/mp4/mov
chapter support for mkv/mp4/Blu-ray
subtitle suppot for mkv/mp4/Blu-ray
separated audio-, video-, filter profiles, audio&video combi profiles
an integrated bitrate calculator
accepts vc-1 and avc raw input
manual&automatic creation&pass-through of chapters
ability to encode single title/chapters
a job-control
aac/mp3/ac3/ogg/flac/dts/pcm audio encoding with dcaenc/neroAacEnc/mencoder/ffmpeg
filtering through mencoder (+ some resize automation)
acceptable Input: avs and everything that mplayer/ffmpeg can decode
supported video output formats: MPEG-4 ASP (Xvid), MPEG-4 AVC (x264, cuda), VP8 (vpxenc), ProRes
supported audio output formats: dts, ac3, ogg vorbis, mp3, aac, flac, pcm, pass-through
supported containers: mov/mp4/mkv/m2ts/webm, Blu-ray or a AVCHD structure
audio/video pass-through -> can be used for muxing, tagging, chapter editing
a lot of option to automate stuff

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Rating by sjbauer on Oct 2, 2021 Version: 2021.07.18.1 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

My go to encoder, this or StaxRip. Maybe I haven't used StaxRip enough, but Hybrid's customization and filtering seems more thorough and is much easier to use. The preview option and able to compare side by side is very nice. I do think the "Base" tab could been cleaned up a bit, and maybe more coverage of explanations for some filter settings.

Review by John on Sep 23, 2021 Version: 2021.07.18.1 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

If you simply want to encode/transcode, don't want to fuss, and think that yadif, for example, is terrific, then by all means use HandBrake. I recommend it for light tasks to produce videos most people find pleasing to the eye and ear.

If you simply want to remux or trim video or adjust audio timing, for example, then by all means use MKVToolNix. It's very easy to use and results are more than okay. I use it myself for simple things.

But if you want to do heavy tweeking and understand all/most of the parameters for FFmpeg/AviSynth/VapourSynth/InterFrame/SVP/etc. and you want to generate 60fps (or 120fps) that's judder- alias- comb-free without yucky telecine/deinterlacing/decombing filters, then this is the tool that frontends to all the most powerful video tools. But be warned: beyond a terse help window on the right side, Hybrid will not teach you how to 'fix' DVD and Blu-ray movies that have been molested by video authors. What it will do is form working command lines for the wrapped tools that it includes so you don't have to remember those command lines and their changing/evolving formats. In other words, Hybrid is a tool integrator, not a replacement.

Review by markfilipak on Sep 22, 2021 Version: 2021.07.18.1 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

Needed to convert someone's DVD to a more modern format. The configuration was a little confusing, primarily because there were so many options it can be a little overwhelming.

I was absolutely impressed by the de-interlacing algorithm! Did a better job of transcoding than my thousands of dollars of older video software.

Review by Jeff Grandinetti on Apr 20, 2021 Version: 2020.05.01.1 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

Rating by _Rynn on Jan 31, 2021 Version: 2020.12.13.1 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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