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MediaCoder is an audio/video batch transcoder, putting together many excellent audio/video softwares from the open source community into one friendly GUI. On video side, MEncoder, ffmpeg are used as back-end, which provides support for nearly all known video compression and container formats as well as rich and useful video filtering features (e.g. post-processing, 3D de-noise). Supports CUDA acceleration. Some features are limited in the free version. Premium version costs $95.

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OS:Windows
Version:0.8.49.5890
Released:May 11,2017
File size:65.6MB
6.3/10
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0.8.49.5890
5/11/2017

Fixed output file name formatting issue
Fixed image to video conversion with external audio

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68 reviews, Showing 1 to 68 reviews

Better use XMedia Recode...
Value for money "1" because it's such a crap >:(



May 29, 2015 Version: 0.8.35.5725 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



was a good program back in the day.. now the author locked it with "online DRM": after transcoding have finished it locks on 99% complete asking for Internet connection; All of the additional option menus require internet connection, built-in ads.
it's ridiculous considering that this program is basically a collection of already free/open-source tools.



Feb 27, 2015 Version: 0.8.xx OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 4/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 5/10 Overall: 3/10



v0.8.26.5566 was good. I was able to stream copy FLV to MP4 with no problem (lossless without the need to re-encode). The FLVs contain AVC Video and AAC audio so it is compatible with MP4. It was working perfectly. MediaCoder v0.8.26.5566 is excellent for doing that. The MP4s come out perfect with everything in sync and no loss of quality.

However, when I updated to v0.8.27.5570, copying the video and audio to MP4 did not work properly. MediaCoder reported "file successfully transcoded" but when I tried to play the produced MP4, nothing happened. Just a black screen even if I fast forwarded.

When I reverted back to v0.8.26.5566 it worked fine again, the produced MP4s play ok.

Also, when installing v0.8.27.5570 I noticed that it doesn't have the option to download and install in the video components section the extra decoders whereas in v0.8.26.5566 it did.

I tried to help out the developer by notifying him of this problem and submitted a bug report on their forum but got the runaround from Stanley the site Admin who replied: "FLV can't always be stream copied to MP4. You need to transcode as video format is not the same sometimes".

WTF? I already made it perfectly clear that v0.8.26.5566 can stream copy FLV to MP4 but v0.8.27.5570 can't. What the hell transcoding got to do with anything?



Nov 12, 2013 Version: v0.8.27.5570 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



Serious problem!

Most encoders transcoded the progressive-segmented-frame videos into a real progressive output. However Mediacoder 0.8.22.5522 was the last version which could do it.

New versions encode them only in "MBAFF" scan , which is not a real progressive format. :(((



Aug 1, 2013 Version: 0.8.24.5542 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 5/10 Overall: 5/10



This is pretty advanced high quality all-in-1 converter with most of the key parameters one would want. Been using StaxRip before but it have been giving problems recently with WebM/AVI to MKV. MediaCoder handles it surperbly using x264 codec and with aac to ac3 conversion in sync too. I like the 2-pass feature for video for extra quality and various bitrate adjustments. It uses all cpu cores at near 100% which give it blinding speed. It's not for beginners as you have to have some encoding knowledge of what each available adjustment means and when to use them. I did not try the wizard. Good marks for the layout as all is presented on one screen and cleaner than StaxRip. Great work!!! Well thought out for a very difficult subject!!! imo :).


Jul 23, 2013 Version: 0.8.24.5540 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



SVN encoing has a lot of bugs.


Jun 2, 2013 Version: 0.8.22 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: -/10 Functionality: -/10 Value for money: -/10 Overall: 5/10



Hello!

I use GPU ID (Windows gadget for GPUs) to monitor my GPU usage.

The new OpenCL mode of x264 cocec uses only 50% of the bandswitch of the cuda cores :(((



May 13, 2013 Version: Newest OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 5/10 Overall: 5/10



many formats as input and output
GPU support : I have used CUDA and intel quick sync

with intel quick sync, 1500 k average bitrate, Quality, profile high 4.1, direct3d 9:
I convert MPEG2 files to M2TS (H264 + AC3) at about 200 fps
quality acceptable. (better than CUDA)




Feb 12, 2013 Version: x64 0.8.18.5358 OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



This software doesn't support DXVA accelerated decoding of the source file. Freemake video converter can use DXVA deconding and CUDA encoding at the same time, which gives a superior conversion time for Freemake.

Mediacoder can't handle progressive segmented frame properly. The only way is the buy coreavc /corecodec to handle the progressive segmented frame problem. However in many situations the coreavc decoder is not usable in Mediacoder.

I wrote many many posts for the developer in their forum, but the developer is not really deal with the serious problems and deficiencies of the software.




Nov 28, 2012 Version: 0.8.17 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 4/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 2/10



I used to use and liked Quick Media Converter (being careful to avoid their Ask adware installations). Moving to Windows 7 64-bit I had difficulties installing QMC with its separate FFmpeg.exe download.

In the meantime I found MediaCoder - it is powerful, flexible - BUT not intuitive.

Took me quite a while of trial and many errors, but I have now managed to convert from MOV to MP4 and FLV; also MP4 to FLV - as well as being able to set/correct aspect ratios and custom bitrate.

MediaCoder is probably as versatile and flexible as QMC - and may be faster.

I discovered MediaCoder via a great comparison review at TechRadar
http://www.techradar.com/news/software/applications/best-free-video-converter-12-on-test-1059245



Jul 21, 2012 Version: 0.8.13 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



It is impossible to make the h264 cuda encoder working fine with AVS source scripts and there is also no documentation about the h264 CLI included in this tool or on mediacoder's website.
Otherwise, the video processing options are quite poor.
In short, i do not advice this software.



May 30, 2012 Version: 0.8.12 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 4/10 Functionality: 3/10 Value for money: 6/10 Overall: 4/10



Badly designed adware, use something like handbrake or megui instead.


Nov 17, 2011 Version: 5200 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 5/10 Overall: 5/10



I like the CUDA support and the quality of the video. My main concern is the audio sync problem. I ran into several videos that went out of sync at the beginning or 20 minutes later into the encode.

I have not dealt with audio sync issues in years and the videos that did not sync well with this program had no problem in Freemake, Vidcoder or TMPGenc Mastering Works 5. If it wasn't for the audio sync issues I would have given this program a 8 or 9 rating.



Sep 2, 2011 Version: R8 5185 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 6/10 Value for money: 5/10 Overall: 4/10



The program does a respectable job of re-encoding the ts/mkv/m2ts files that I have thrown at it.
It does take some time to do the encoding...example: a 15gig sized 2 hour HD movie/file will take some 40+ hours to complete.
I can get by with the internet *nag* seeing as the op/sys I have installed this program onto has no internet access at all.
The one big bother I have with the program is the inability to recover and restart the encoding process from the point of where it left off if there is an unavoidable system shutdown (such as loss of power). The program can't search/find/see the temp file it has created and the user can't point the program to the partially finished temp file so as to resume the recode process without having to start the entire process over from the beginning.
This in my opinion needs to be rectified.



Jun 23, 2011 Version: 5150 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 5/10 Overall: 5/10



I have donated to this project, but it's finally reached the point where the program won't run under my XP X64 system any more. The "wizard" seems so bogged down that it just stays on the advertisement page and that's it. Uninstalled.


Jun 11, 2011 Version: 2011 OS: WinXP 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



well I must deduce from overall score because recently this program become a nagware
and left and right ask you to go and see the benefit of buying the pro version and it
seems there is no way to stop this message

and sadly when this message is shown all trans coding will be stopped until you choose
yes or no



May 21, 2011 Version: 5152 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 7/10



finally found the de-interlacing options. it's in the picture tab/effects tab. strange place but it's there.



Feb 9, 2011 Version: rc2 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



where the heck did the de-interlacing options go?

also i need a way to correct source properties. the hdv files i use are 30p but show up as 30i.



Feb 4, 2011 Version: rc2 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



If the software ever gets fixed so that it properly sets the aspect ratio selected in the GUI so that it can letterbox an MPEG, and if there's ever a user manual published, this would be great software. (Oddly enough MediaCoder for PSP and iPod works flawlessly for me.)


Aug 25, 2010 Version: 0.7.5.4720 OS: WinXP 64-bit Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 5/10



I've been trying to use this software since version 0.3 but with very little luck. I like the speed and general quality of the output file. However, I have never been able to get the aspect ratio to set properly when encoding to NTSC MPEG2 DVD. No matter what option I select the output video's aspect ratio is always 3:2. I've read through their forum for suggestions and presets for NTSC MPEG2 DVD, but I have yet to find a preset and none of the suggestions produce a usable file.


Jul 29, 2010 Version: 0.7.5.4703 OS: WinXP 64-bit Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 5/10



Nice tool, but, useless for two reason.
1) Always try to connect to host - online.
2) No AC3 Support.

There better tools out here rather than this!



Jul 29, 2010 Version: 0.7.5.4710 OS: WinXP 64-bit Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 5/10 Overall: 5/10



the bug/missing feature has been fixed if you download the 4666 version from the mediacoder website. i don't know if the file hosted here has been.



May 12, 2010 Version: 4666 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



big bug in 4660, the file/settings/ can't be changed at all by the user. the "value string" is completely missing.



May 11, 2010 Version: 4660 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 3/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 5/10



this is a very good program; I give it 10/10 for what it can do BUT UNFORTUNATELY it is nagware; for those who want to use MediaCoder and forget about nags about update, splashscreen and visiting sponsors websites (all of that nags can supposedly be disabled but the sad truth is that it is completely impossible...) I strongly recommend progam ClickOff by johanneshuebner


Dec 31, 2009 Version: 7.2 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



It's an excellent video converter, but not too simple to use. Sometimes it gives some errors, but modifying some advanced parameters they can be solved. In particular you can try to see the encoder and decoder settings (they are on default with standart settings).


Dec 28, 2009 Version: 0.7.2.4580 OS: Vista Ease of use: 3/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 8/10



In 0.7.2.4536 version , now video preview not showing in the clipping and effects has been fixed , so it is working fine now for me


Nov 15, 2009 Version: 0.7.2.4536 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 8/10



In 0.7.2.4522 version also any input videos is not showing their preview in clipping & effects section but it can be previewed in the crop section so that`s why we cannot apply effects and select time of the input videos but it was OK in 0.7.2.4512 version.
Why?No one is fixing this bug from 0.7.2.4520 version to 0.7.2.4522 version.



Oct 1, 2009 Version: 0.7.2.4522 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 4/10 Functionality: 4/10 Value for money: 4/10 Overall: 4/10



[quote]Clipping and Effects is not working for any input videos in 0.7.2.4520 so that`s why preview of videos cannot be seen and so that`s why Mark in & Mark out of input videos cannot be selected[/quote]

clipping and effects works fine here on all formats i tried. video preview also working fine. winXP sp3 machine.



Sep 29, 2009 Version: 4520 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Clipping and Effects is not working for any input videos in 0.7.2.4520 so that`s why preview of videos cannot be seen and so that`s why Mark in & Mark out of input videos cannot be selected


Sep 29, 2009 Version: 0.7.2.4520 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 4/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 6/10 Overall: 7/10



the previous comment seems a bit harsh and undeserved. the software has always installed and run well on the 4 different systems i've used it on. the only thing that might be hanging up the last poster is not uninstalling a previous version first or not checking the box to install the xulrunner(a mozilla runtime package) software during installation, as it's required, and shouldn't have be left unchecked by default as it is currently.

it is extremely versatile, and can even encode h264 using nvidia cuda processing. it takes some getting used to and would not by any stretch be considered a beginner friendly tool. but the upside is that it can handle some encoding tasks that other programs fail at.




Jul 29, 2009 Version: 0.7.1 build 4482 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



The only thing I was able to consistently accomplish with this tool was total lock up of my pc to the point I had to unplug the power source to reboot--I uninstalled and reinstalled a dozen times with the same results--


Jul 29, 2009 Version: v0.7.1.4482 OS: Vista Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



Fantastik Tools !


Jul 23, 2009 Version: 0.7.1.4476 OS: Vista 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



over a ten year+ period, i've tried media coder several times, but there were too many quirks. and try to find some of the options! ha!


May 24, 2009 Version: 0.7.0.4399 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 2/10 Functionality: 6/10 Value for money: 3/10 Overall: 2/10



Well this app did what others would not. I had to start thinking a little about what I was going to do, though. Which isn't a problem at all. It's just going to chase some people away that don't want to think and just want to convert impossible conversions.

Anyway, the problem with the website coming up is easily remedied by re-installing the app, choosing custom install. One of the options is to install xul, and by default it is unchecked. The setup program tells you blatantly that if it is left unchecked, then it will use Firefox's xul support. If you check it, the setup program will download the files needed so that it can bypass loading up Firefox.

That's all. At first run, Firefox loads to a "You have successfully installed this app" screen, and on that web page there is a checkbox you can select that says " Do not load this webpage at startup." Check it and you will never see Firefox or IE again.

That's all.

I really like this app because of so many options available to encode to. SOME formats are picky and will not convert the way you want to. That's not the app's problem. Know the specs on your files and their conversion limitations before you go on blaming this app. Do some small conversion first before doing a large one if you don't know what I'm talking about. That's all.



May 7, 2009 Version: 0.7 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 4/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 7/10 Overall: 8/10



Forget about it, you can't get nothing accomplished using MediaCoder. It just gives you many error messages, even worse, you get the error message and the dreaded "no file outputted" message at the end of 2-3 hours of encoding a video file and you end up with nada, nothing. Doesn't bother to warn you before you proceed with the encode that there may be problems. The error message states "Error Code: XXX Click OK to get explanation" but when you click OK, you get nothing.

Getting it to work to output DivX is a big project, it won't accept the new or recent DivX codec, it will only work with DivX 4 & 5, but not 6 and you have to get ahold of one of those version's divx.dll and place it in the MediaCoder directory and use VFW as a back end. To use aac+ you have to install Winamp 5 or copy the corresponding DLLs into MediaCoder's directory, and even then you get an error and "no file outputted" at the end with no explanation as to why. You can't do this, you can't do that. I could go on and on.

MediaCoder gives me a headache.



Apr 7, 2009 Version: 0.6.2.4275 OS: Vista 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



Doh!

It simply doesn't work as expected. The interface is overloaded, too many options but the result is null.

Could you believe that? A three minute sample of an MPEG2 DVB-S program has been converted just fine. Now I set the Time to get the full length video, wait for an hour and no installed player will play neither video nor sound from the file. Ridiculous.

I'm ditching the package and will not be recommending against this POS to any of my friends.



Apr 2, 2009 Version: 0.7.0 OS: Vista Ease of use: 3/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



Love the comprehensiveness of this program.


Mar 25, 2009 Version: .7 rc 2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Hi ... when trying to download this program from the Author's website my Avira AntiVirus was blocking all kinds of TROJANs ... has anyone else experienced this. I downloaded the program BUT opted NOT to install it. Pretty Fishy! The earlier version way back a year or so was good and no TROJAN alerts. G!:)


Feb 14, 2009 Version: 4270 OS: Vista 64-bit Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 5/10 Overall: 5/10



New to me, the latest release of mediacoder (0.6.2 build 4240) added a web based "setup wizard" for a large number of "from/to" video formats.

I must admit that I felt lucky when I stumbled onto the correct settings to transcode a video, but I could never replicate the process from session-to-session even following some of the HOWTO's and became very frustrated with the software. Now the web setup wizard takes what used to be a very difficult process of configuring mediacoder into a relatively simple step-by-step process.

If you haven't tried mediacoder recently it might be worth your time give it another try. It provides excellent quality, at great speed, and is now easier to use.



Jan 4, 2009 Version: x64 0.6.2 build 4240 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Finally, a program that direct copies an MPEG2 stream into a file which can then be read (and not lose half the file) by VideoReDo. The interface confusing but after some mucking around, the program works a treat. Will use again.


Dec 15, 2008 Version: 0.6.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



This is the only free software that would convert wma to mp3 without errors.


Nov 1, 2008 Version: 0.6.2.4202 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



THIS TOOL COULD HAVE BEATEN ALL THE SHAREWARES ONLY IF THE AUTHOR MR. STANLEY LISTEN TO THE CORRECT PERSON. FIRST STABILISE THE X264 FOR CORRECT BLUERAY AND HDDVD COMPLIANT. SECOND M2TS HEADER WITH MPEG2 AS EXISTING IS MPEG-4. ADD LOGO INSERTION AND ADD SOME FFDSHOW TYPE FILTERS DEBAND AND CORRECT THE DVD TRACK MODE SO THAT ONE CAN SELECT THE CHAPTERS PROPERLY AND ENCODE AS IT WAS PRESENT SOME ONE YEAR BACK.


Mar 6, 2008 Version: 6.1.4048 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 4/10 Functionality: 6/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 7/10



I couldn't select ZERO so I had to score 1.
This is the lousiest software ever made.
It crashes continuously on XP SP2
It opens your browser at every encode task-run to display useless info,
It fails to encode into WMV
It fails to encode into MP4 with AVC/h264,
It does not have any MOV output,
The PSP output (if you manage to encode without failure) won't ever work on your PSP etc.. etc..

ZERO big time



Feb 29, 2008 Version: 0.6.0.3905 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 1/10



Great program, I much prefer this to SUPER. I've been trying out tons of video programs and MediaEncoder tops them all, including programs that are more limited and charge a license fee. I've found most software from Sourceforge is quality stuff and this is no exception.

I certainly don't have a problem that it requires Firefox since I've been a Mozilla devotee from way back. I find that Internet Explorer being embedded into my operating system a bigger gripe, but to each his own.

Finally, for the few people that have trashed MediaEncoder, I'm guessing they were using one of the betas. I tried the latest development version and had problems, but the most recent stable version is rock solid. Make sure you're using a stable release before passing judgment on something that is constantly being improved.



Feb 23, 2008 Version: 0.6.0.3905 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Exactly like i said previously, needs firefox , and wants to call home?
Definately leave this one alone, better freeware out there.



Feb 12, 2008 Version: whatever OS: WinXP Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



In one word ... MediaCoder 0.6.1.4048 will not even work ... it just does not initialize. And it does not even tell why!?!? Thanks god that I kept my old 0.6.0.3220 version around. Anything passed that version DOES NOT Work. And why would a program need Internet Access to get going ... is it a Spyware or what ... So to me this program is worth big ZERO, even though is free. I hope the Author reads this and do something about.


Feb 11, 2008 Version: 0.6.1.4048 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



Get to know WinFF's capabilities and leave this complicated, horrid program to its devotees.
Winff will do every thing media coder will do, and even more with user settings. (mediacoder is just a gui for ffmpeg etc).
and the need to have firefox to even make it work is ridiculous.









Dec 27, 2007 Version: 060 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 2/10



I'm newbie at transcoding and MediaCoder was easy to use. Sometimes would pause during operation, but found on forums that it is problem with ffmpeg - changed settings to use MEncoder and everything works smoothly.

I'm using version 060 build 3998 which comes with a preset for converting video files in to very high quality H.264 files(mp4).

Another feature that was important to me is that the author also offers it in a zip file with no installation required.



Dec 23, 2007 Version: 060 build 3998 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



IMO, the best universal transcoder, open source or commercial. I use it exclusively mostly backup my camcorder DV video and DVDs to H.264 using x264 and Nero AAC. SUPER, also very good, is easier to use; and MeGUI is a more powerful x264 frontend. But for shear flexibility and configurability across many codecs, MediaCoder is hard to beat. The main drawbacks are that (1) the author updates the app often, which is great...but sometimes, it breaks the saved settings I have (not a big deal b/c I can just revert to the working version); and (2) it takes a bit of fiddling initially with the myriad options to get it working just right.


Aug 24, 2007 Version: 0.6.0 build 3825 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Windows Live OneCare pops up when I download the version from SourceForge with the warning that it detected TrojanDownloader:Win32/Zlob.

Like in 2006 with Norton (reported by another users) is it probably a false positive. Since it is not the first time would one might think that current versions should not have this problem anymore. Or is it Microsoft who missed something?



Jun 10, 2007 Version: 0.6.0.3670 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 5/10



The latest version's DEMAND of MOZILLA FIREFOX to be installed has killed my love for this program


May 19, 2007 Version: 6.x.x.x OS: WinXP Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 5/10 Overall: 5/10



I use this tool to convert to xvid. I like the overall quality it gives. although this tool cannot do everything. i faced couple of issues.
1. it doesnt have an easy way to crop and then resize and then encode to xvid which Dr. Divx provides in a very intuitive way.
2. it doesnt encodes my 1080p wmv to Mpeg4-AVC and i dont know why.

overall for simple dvd to xvid or mpg to xvid it is very good and very fast.



May 18, 2007 Version: 0.6.0.3690 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 8/10



Terribly confusing interface. I wasted a lot of time trying to work out how to just load a file and convert it to a chosen format. I've managed to do it once or twice, but when I tried to do it agaion a few weeks later I couldn't remember how. And don't say RTFM because THERE IS NO HELP OR MANUAL.


Oct 19, 2006 Version: 0.3.9 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 4/10



Added a simple guide for using Mediacoder 0.3.9 for DivX/XviD to DVD compliant MPEG2 conversion. Following is the link

http://forum.videohelp.com/viewtopic.php?t=311170&highlight=

Tried Mediacoder 0.5.1 Pre9 released today for the above conversion. Quality of MPEG2 produced is terrible. And getting to MPEG2 conversion selection has become more confusing. Hope the author will read my message and do something



Oct 13, 2006 Version: 0.3.9 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I still confirm my admiration for this free program, which does a very good job of conversion of defective DivX / XviD files to MPEG2 which make many other programs throw in the towel in the
middle of the game.

My comments are, however, only for versions upto 0.3.9. I also got the hang of how to get a stutter free NTSC encode. The time code got all skewed-up but the video plays fine and the audio remains in perfect sync.

I suspect most of the compaints are originating from difficulty in setting up the various parameters. Lack of a guide is sorely felt. I may be writing down my own experience for others to use as a guide ( for only DivX/XviD -->> MPEG2 conversion).

All the 0.5 versions (including the latest) either crash immediately on start of encoding or - the latest version continues to produce extremely blocky MPEG1 (with 1:1 DAR) inspite of all efforts / combinations to produce a DVD compliant MPEG2.

The author, really, should go back to version 0.3.9 and work up from there to get rid of the remaining bugs.



Oct 9, 2006 Version: 0.3.9 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Nop, for sure this is not the one i will use. The author made 26 updates in 2 months going from 0.5.1-pre1 till 0.5.1 build 2632.
wait a second, we are not beta testers here. It is true that the application is free however it is not working. The author spent too much time fixing the graphical interface and did nothing to the internal encoding core. Result is a very heavy, bulky and complicated interface like running an industrial gas turbine!
I will use other simplified encoder which is Years ahead.

The funniest part is: the author says on his page http://mediacoder.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page in a
Statement from the author - 2006-07-19
"I must say MediaCoder is not a software fit for everyone"
This is very true.



Sep 26, 2006 Version: 0.5.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 2/10 Functionality: 2/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 1/10



Not bad, but far far beyond its competitors. Still requires a lot of work on system stability. It seems some people/forums are complaining about disk crash!


Sep 18, 2006 Version: 0.5.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 4/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 3/10



I stumbled upon this utility in my quest for a fix to a bad MP4 file that I could not convert with ANY tool that I tried until MediaCoder came along. Worked like a charm to convert to a Xvid encoded avi file.


Sep 14, 2006 Version: 0.5.1 2558 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I first downloaded and installed the latest version (0.5.1-pre6) but found that everytime I tried to run the program, I would get an application error. So like the other person on this page, I downloaded an earlier version and it worked great.

Took a little bit to use the program, I do not read manuals like all proper males don't :), but got the hang of it pretty quickly and I know it will get easier with use.

Great little program.



Sep 9, 2006 Version: 0.3.9-20060521 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Tried this program for the first time and I am impressed. A few problems do remain and my observations are given below:-

While trying to convert an XVid AVI to DVD, all other applications failed. Finally found this one. Version 0.5.0-r1 crashed. Tried 0.3.8 (with cropping facility) and it converted to MPEG2 with the following limitations:-
1) When selecting MPEG2, the program would not do any conversion, irrespective of the encoders selected.
2) Only one which worked was selecting DVD format. Here, selecting NTSC produced a video which was skippy/jumpy. Only PAL selection worked properly (The original AVI is NTSC. Later, I had to get another application to change the PAL back to NTSC before authoring the DVD.
3) The only videoencoder that worked was Mencoder, selecting FFMPGDshow would not work or after selecting while converting, the program will automatically would select Mencoder!!
4) Is there a problem with the headers being written. I was unable to make out what is the problem but the produced MPG played using PowerDVD would not maintain the correct DAR. However, after producing the DVD, everything became okay.

**** The great thing is that this program worked where all others (including TMPGEnc) crashed after encoding for a few minutes. The conversion process is fast and the picture quality is highly acceptable****

I would be putting in my donation shortly.

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK and get rid of the remaining bugs





Jul 31, 2006 Version: 0.3.8 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



I've been using MediaCoder since it's release, but version 0.5.0 caused chaos on my system...caused protection faults resulting in XP having to shut down, and a couple of other errors. I did not experience such problems with previous versions. Uninstalled and reinstalled version 0.3.9 (June 6 or May 21 release) and no system problems whatsoever. I give either of these previous versions a rating of at least 8...possibly 9. I would not recommend installing version 0.5.0 until fixes are released. Patiently waiting...


Jul 11, 2006 Version: 0.5.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 3/10



The uninstaller for Version 0.3.9 build 1902 is picked up by Norton Internet Security as being the trojan "Trojan.Zlob" I believe this was a false positive, and this doesn't seem to be the case with 0.5.0 PR7, but obviously I remained suspicious. The fact that this program now requires you to open HTTP ports to it as the only way in which to change its settings, in my opinion, now renders it unusable. In these days of multiple critical security risks; trojans and viruses etc. software authors have to understand that any behaviour like this immediately generates suspicion that the program is doing something behind the scenes. I'm not saying that it is, but I will not take the risk and have removed it for this reason. This is a shame, as MediaCoder offers a lot of functionality, and with a user manual it could be a genuinely useful tool. Ah well, c'est la vie!


Jul 3, 2006 Version: 0.3.9 build 1902 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 7/10



What a fantastic tool, but as last poster said , take some time to learn the ins and outs and you will be very surprised at the power this tool has.
Today ive finally converted some .mov files to xvid .avi and the results are excellent, i had previously been using both rad & virtualdub to acomplish this task.

As i also use mplayer for playbacks, i quess i dont need any codecs installed now either........im very impressed.




Jun 22, 2006 Version: 0.3.9 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



Wow!

The only bad point, lack of proper help file or manual, takes a bit of trial and error to work out how to set it up.

Fast - Divide yur TMPGEnc time by 4.

Once again - Wow!



May 30, 2006 Version: 0.3.9 build 1885 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Only thing i downgrade this on is ease of use because i think most 'basic' users will struggle. But the awesome speed of the free apps it combines (like mencoder for mpeg-2 is at least 4x faster than tmpgenc and seems to produce better quality... well no 'stop frames' and similar glitches that tmpgenc is famous for) and the near full feature support offered by the gui is a total winner. if this isn't the best prog i've used for video coding i must have been drunk when i used the others. (previously tried tmpgenc, procoder, nero, and never got results this good, with such good speed and the gui is nearly as good as those pro packages).


Apr 24, 2006 Version: 0.3.7 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



I've been toying with this for a little bit, only very recently learned about it, but it shows HUGE potential......the only thing is for me it crashed a few times before i could get it to work properly...thats the only real reason any points were taken off on what i rated it....


Feb 7, 2006 Version: v0.3.5 b1439 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10



Great piece of software. This is exactly what I was looking for.
A Swiss Army Knife looks pretty bad compared to this - can't think of any format it can't handle.



Jan 28, 2006 Version: 0.3.5 build 1357 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Looks like it could be the top dog tool for transcoding audio+video. I say looks because I can't figure out how to use it without getting errors at the very end of encoding everything in the mux stage. Needs a manual. 7 overall because it shows great potential.


Jan 27, 2006 Version: 0.3.5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 7/10


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