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ShanaEncoder(replaces Kirara Encoder) is a free and fast all-in-one video converter. Encoding presets for many devices. Burn in subtitles. Frontend for ffmpeg. Web installer.

Free software
Released:Jan 20,2017
File size:4.1MB
16 votes

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4.1.2 (January 20, 2017)


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Download ShanaEncoder 4.1.2  [4.1MB]  [Win]

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33 files710.7MB

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog

* Updated the FFmpeg
* Updated the x264
* Updated the x265
* Updated the ShanaFFplay
* Updated the ShanaEncoder UI

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ShanaEncoder mkv setting for small and great quality size

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ShanaEncoder, Kirara Encoder, Shana Encoder

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16 comments, Showing 1 to 5 comments

This is a great little video encoder! The only suggestion I have would be to release a truly portable version that doesn't need to connect to any server to complete the install. I install most programs such as Shana Encoder with Sandboxie and then copy the folders over from the sandbox to my D drive Apps folder. That eliminates having to install apps which keeps your amount of installs to a minimum. I've been doing this for years. That method doesn't work for ALL apps but it does for most and basically makes them portable.

Jan 19, 2017 Version: 4.1 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

This is a followup to my original comment. So, after some additional research, I found additional menus that let one set or toggle certain parameters that I don't even understand; however, it looks like a great program for advanced users. Some of the options I ran across were:

H.264: Deblocking alpha and beta strength
GOP size (Keyframe): min/max
Open GOP
Slice: per frame, max, macroblocks
B-Frames: adaptive, pyramid
P Frame weighted prediction
Adaptive I-Frame decision
Video Usability Info: crop, color, chroma
and many more...

Unfortunately, I have no idea what these options do so I will leave them alone; however, someone may be able to use them so I thought I would just share some of the abundant options available in this program.

One other thing I noticed is that the installer downloads two streams. One being labeled FFMPEG and the other being the ShanaEncoder; however, when the installation was completed, there was no sign of an FFMPEG executable left behind so I can only assume the functionality was actually compiled into the executable; therefore, it is not a true front-end for FFMPEG.

And finally, I did notice that it uses libfdk_aac because it is visible in the command string.

In summary, it seems like this program will satisfy the needs of beginners (like me) as well as many advanced users. Please understand I have no ties with the author and I am not trying to sell anyone on this program. I am just sharing my humble opinion. Cheers!

Feb 13, 2016 Version: 3.2 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

I really like this program! The interface is pleasing. The navigation is understandable. The options are adequate for a beginner like me. And, it is very easy to create a new preset too. It also has a few options (ie, logo, timestamp, prefix file name, etc) that I may use from time to time. All in all, this one is a keeper for me.

Feb 12, 2016 Version: 3.2 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Install version 2.10 that is downloading the components normally.

Dec 20, 2014 Version: 2.10 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Tried to install the latest version (v2.8), but the installer has to download encoders from other sites that come up as a "404" web page, then the install process aborts.

Dec 20, 2014 Version: 2.8 OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value: 1/10 Overall: 1/10

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