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StaxRip is a multiformat video encoding application. With StaxRip you can easily convert your DVD's and many more formats into MPEG-4 like XviD, x264/H264/AVC, x265/H265/HEVC, VP9. As a open source application StaxRip is completely free. Supported Formats, Video Output Formats: XviD, x264, x265, VP9. Audio Output Formats: MP3, AC3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, Container Output Formats: AVI, MP4, MKV, WEBM. Hardware HEVC encoding. Requires .NET 4.6.1.

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Version history / Release notes / Changelog Stable
fix: using Event Command After Encoded with SetTargetFile caused exception
fix: if the default code page is UTF8 then staxrip don't warn about avisynth not supporting Unicode
update: mkvtoolnix 44 Beta
new: the apps management and verification has been improved
fix: usage of too old VC++ 2019 runtime is now prevented
update: qsvenc 3.33
update: nvenc 4.68
update: vceenc 5.04
update: MiniDeen r6
fix: format compatibility was improved with an automated test
fix: in the preview dialog the start position for mpc and mpv was incorrect when cut ranges were active
fix: chapter file not being picked up
fix: in the filter setup profiles dialog a exception could happen and loading a filter setup from the menu could fail
fix: the filter parameter menu in the code editor was adding parameters even if they were already existing with different casing
fix: cutting could cause an error where staxrip generates a chapter file without containing a ChapterAtom
new: the logic to create and edit cut sections in the preview dialog is now smarter and more flexible
new: the assistant tells in case of a script error that the full error can be shown by clicking the preview button
new: MiniDeen avs filter added
new: Advanced Info in the code editor was moved to the top level menu and AviSynth Info() can be shown directly from the Advanced Info without adding Info() to the script, staxrip generates the script with perfect font size and shows it with mpv (paused, no osc, no osd) Beta
fix: when the cut feature was used and afterwards the preview was opened from the code editor then the cut settings got damaged
fix: when AviSynthShader was used StaxRip did not show a warning in case DirectX 9 is not installed
fix: HE-AAC as demuxed as mka
new: setting that allows to define how many frames are used for auto cropping
new: some default settings were changed
new: the buttons in the preview dialog look much better now, also flicker was eleminated and the button and trackbar size was increased, standard buttons were used, I don't know how it looks on Win 7...
new: the csv file content in the apps dialog was improved
new: auto crop feature in crop dialog finally shows progress
new: the avisynth and vapoursynth code editor has a new 'Advanced > Advanced Info' feature, it offers the following info: avs2pipemod info, avsmeter info, avsmeter benchmark and vspipe info
fix: bug in crop dialog was fixed
fix: raw format of VP8/VP9 (IVF) was undefined which caused a NotImplementedException
fix: OverflowException of unknown cause
fix: using txt chapters with mkv muxer caused xml exception
fix: if the width was not mod 16 the crop and preview dialog showed a distorted image
update: AviSynth 3.5.0
new: the apps dialog can create a CSV file listing all tools with various properties like Name, Version, Modified date etc.
new: x265 --rskip switch updated
new: improved main menu
new: improved app management dialog
new: mpv and mpc started in the preview dialog start at the current time position of the preview instead of the beginning Beta
fix: x265 issues with --refine-ctu-distortion and --high-tier
fix: certain avs and vpy files failed to load before, hopefully all external scripts can now be opened
fix: opening source files that contain single quotes caused a VapourSynth script error, the fix will however only work when people reset their filter profiles
fix: the local context help of x264 did often not work
update: nvenc 4.66
update: L-Smash-Work 20200207 HolyWu
update: VSFilterMod R5.2.1
update: BDSup2Sub++ 1.0.3
update: qsvenc 3.31
update: JPSDR 3.2.0
update: d2vsource 1.2
update: AVSMeter 2.9.8
update: chapterEditor 1.21
update: Subtitle Edit 3.5.13
update: rav1e 0.3.0
update: x264 2991-1771b55 Patman
new: improved possibility to show AviSynth and VapourSynth script information with a new dialog and new pixel format parameter
new: the right click context help in the x264 and x265 dialog can now alternativly open the online help with ctrl or shift + right click to navigate directly to the online help of the right-clicked switch
new: the F1 help in the video encoder dialogs was greatly improved
new: in the nvenc dialog custom switches do overwrite regular switches
new: Bwdif plugin for VapourSynth (similar to yadif)
new: filters can be removed from the filter list view in the main dialog using the delete key
new: qsvenc --colorrange --dhdr10-info --key-on-chapter --sub-source
new: x264 --avcintra-flavor --index --input-fmt --muxer --quiet --verbose --video-filter
new: the short version command line switches (like -t) are now supported in the x264 dialog Beta
new: showing MediaInfo for the source file works now even if the source file is an d2v/dgi index file
new: improved detection to find out if all video encoder command line switches have a GUI implementation, (there is still a lot work to do)
fix: use FrameServer.dll release build instead of debug build Beta
new: icons added in encoder dialog menus
new: option dialog is shown in case a tool has multiple help resources, x265 for instance has a local help file containing the console help and it has a comprehensive online help. L-Smash-Works for instance has separate help pages for AviSynth and for VapourSynth
new: medium quality for x264 was changed from crf 20 to 22
new: medium quality for x265 was changed from crf 20 to 18
new: %dpi% macro added, returnes the DPI value of the main dialog screen
new: High DPI aware Info() AviSynth filter profile added to misc section
new: the VFW interface used to access AviSynth and VapourSynth was replaced with a new library
new: a dozen new x265 switches
new: nvenc switches --colorrange, --psnr, --ssim
new: search matches in the video encoder config dialog stay now permanently highlighted with bold font
new: the search feature in the video encoder config dialog now also searches in option values, for instance searching for 'medium' will find and highlight the 'preset' switch
new: in the video encoder config dialogs the context menu of the command line preview has a new menu item to search for the switch or string at the caret or cursor
new: Opus format enabled for MP4Box muxer, this was requested but did not work in my test
new: bmp format for cover art can be used in muxer dialog
update: nvenc 4.65
update: qsvenc 3.31
update: vceenc 5.02
update: x265 3.3+2-gbe2d82093 GCC 9.2.0 Patman
update: ffmpeg N-96788 GCC 9.2.0 Patman
update: mkvtoolnix 43
update: MP4Box 0.8.0-rev178-g44c48d630 Patman
fix: x265 three pass encoding (untested)
fix: zoom in/out was flipped in preview dialog
new: crop dialog supports hardware accelerated video rendering
fix: info feature in preview dialog is back
fix: when a second preview was opened the first one had broken rendering
fix: image was vertically flipped using preview dialog with VapourSynth
fix: main window DPI scaling issue on 96 DPI, please post a screenshot if you find something that doesn't look good!
new: the preview dialog uses now a Direct2D hardware accelerated video renderer
fix: the info tool in the code editor was not showing the correct colorspace

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Handles common input formats and allows to config how files are loaded and processed
x264, x265, VP9 and XVID encoding
AMD VCE H.264 encoding
Intel Quick Sync H.264/H.265/MPEG-2 encoding
NVIDIA H.264/H.265 encoding
Output Formats: AVI, MP4, MKV, WEBM
Output Codecs: XVID, H.264, H.265, VP9, MP3, AC3, AAC, VORBIS, DTS, FLAC, OPUS
Batch Processing including support for processing sub-directories recursively
Flexible AviSynth and VapourSynth editor
Video comparison tool to compare codec and filter options
Minimal user interaction required due to ´flexible configuration and automation features
copy modes for audio and video for plain remuxing
Cut/Trim/Edit feature
Macros can be used in scrips and command lines allowing to change settings at any time
Scripable with C# and PowerShell scripts
External AviSynth filters and command line tools can be integrated
Project, project template and profiles support
Job processing


.NET 4.6.1
Intel Skylake CPU for HEVC/H.265 hardware encoding
NVIDIA Maxwell gen2 card for HEVC/H.265 hardware encoding
Java for ProjectX in case MPEG-2 files are opened
AviSynth+ x64, the installer is bundled with StaxRip x64
VapourSynth x64 as optional AviSynth+ alternative
Python x64 in case VapourSynth x64 is used

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AVI to AVC, AVI to AVI, AVI to DivX, AVI to H264, AVI to MP4, AVI to XviD, DivX to AVC, DivX to DivX, DivX to H264, DivX to MKV, DivX to MP4, DivX to XviD, DVB to AVC, DVB to AVI, DVB to DivX, DVB to H264, DVB to MKV, DVB to MP4, DVB to XviD, DVD to AVC, DVD to AVI, DVD to DivX, DVD to H264, DVD to MKV, DVD to MP4, DVD to XviD, DV to AVC, DV to AVI, DV to DivX, DV to H264, DV to MKV, DV to MP4, DV to XviD, HDTV to AVC, HDTV to AVI, HDTV to DivX, HDTV to H264, HDTV to MKV, HDTV to MP4, HDTV to XviD, MPG to AVC, MPG to AVI, MPG to DivX, MPG to H264, MPG to MKV, MPG to MP4, MPG to XviD, VOB to AVC, VOB to AVI, VOB to DivX, VOB to H264, VOB to MKV, VOB to MP4, VOB to XviD, TS to AVC, TS to AVI, TS to DivX, TS to H264, TS to MKV, TS to MP4, TS to XviD, XviD to AVC, XviD to AVI, XviD to DivX, XviD to H264, XviD to MKV, XviD to MP4, XviD to XviD

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Review by Azzidu0s on Apr 3, 2020 Version: OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Noise problem > SMDGrain with Motion Picture not fix

Script error: There is no function named 'Dither_Luma_Rebuild

Review by Bora on Apr 3, 2020 Version: OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

Visual C++ 2019 not compatible new version 14.25.28508.3

Review by Edi on Mar 27, 2020 Version: OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

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Review by Sidv1R on Mar 17, 2020 Version: OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Where can i select what bitrate i want to use? This new version don't have that.

Review by WiNT3R on Mar 17, 2020 Version: OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 5/10

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