The closest thing to DVDFAB I could find that's free. I'm not an advanced user, so I like the ease of DVDFAB's interface, and I like how it breaks down all the subtitles for me in a drop down box. But there are times when I have mkvs or mp4s that won't play on my fire stick. When I re-encode with dvdFab, it still won't play. So I've been searching for a different software to try out. When I do it with Handbrake, it would work, but Handbrake and Vidcoder's subtitles are so confusing, and even if you check or uncheck the proper boxes to tell it NOT to hardcode the subtitles, for some reason, IT WILL, muxed subtitles won't show up in Plex, etc. Recently, I tried MEGUI, and it's the closest thing to DVDFab in terms of ease of use. When you drop in a movie file, all the subtitles are broken down properly for you to select, and it WON'T hardcode it against your wishes. In my Plex, I can see and select the subtitles, turn it on or off. Something I could not accomplish with Handbrake or Vidcoder. And unlike DVDFAB, the movies I have issues with are solved when I run it through MEGUI. It even has a HD Stream extractor, so if you have complete full blu ray files on your PC, you can extract it to make a single movie file.
My issues could probably be solved in Handbrake and Vidcoder by an advance user, or by posting my issues in this forum for help. But I just simply wanted a software that will just work without a lot of hassle. If you are not too advanced, I highly recommend giving this software a try.
Review by siratfus
Dec 19, 2018 Version: 2896
OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10
Value for money: 10/10