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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 Beta (2021-01-18)

Full AviSynth unicode and full long path support for users of Windows 10 1903, Windows 7 users need to enable avs2pipemod for x265 in order to use foreign (ANSI) characters
Show also Source HDR Format on main window (Dendraspis)
3.4+62-aMod-gcc10.2.1+opt msg7086/DJATOM (avs unicode/long path/chunk encoding) Beta (2021-01-17)

Using neo functions caused non neo plugins being loaded without reason (stax76, #250)
Fix weird behaviour on Audio Settings for qaac (Dendraspis)
x265 fixed default value for --hist-threshold (Dendraspis, #441)
x265 muxing won't mux chunks from recent encodes (Dendraspis, #438)
x265 don't use a pipline for chunks if no pipeline is set (Dendraspis, #430)
x265 --seek and --frames also work with chunks (Dendraspis, #430)
x265 Pipe option is invisible if decoder is not set to AVS/VPY (Dendraspis)
In the portable AviSynth folder there are two PowerShell scripts to install and uninstall AviSynth (stax76)
Using ffmpeg as pipe tool with VapourSynth and x264/x265 (Patman86)
QT libraries will be found if located at AppsAudioqaac, AppsAudioqaacQTfiles64, Download button points to wiki page with install instructions (stax76)
Add 'ShowCodePreview' to commands list (Dendraspis, #444)
x265 options set chromaloc automatically to 2 if HDR is set to "Yes", to 0 if HDR is disabled or keep it untouched if "Undefined" (Dendraspis, #319)
"Import VUI metadata" also imports Chromaloc (Dendraspis, #319)
"Import VUI metadata" sets "--hdr10" (Dendraspis)
Moved '--high-tier' to 'Basic' page for x265 (Dendraspis)
Introduce custom quality definitions for x264 and x265 via Settings > Video (Dendraspis)
The x265 command line preview shows both passes for two pass (stax76, #454)
MP4Box can import EAC3 (stax76, #455)
Processing form remembers its size (stax76)
Speed control in rav1e dialog has hint text: 0 = Slowest, 10 = Fastest (stax76)
nvenc option --timecode (stax76)
x265 UI bug in preset VerySlow showing unnecessarily default values in command line (Dendraspis, stax76)
AviSynth 3.7
x265 3.4+56 aMod gcc10.2.1 msg7086/DJATOM (VapourSynth reader fixed)
MP4Box 1.1.0-rev447-g8c190b551-gcc10.2.0 Patman (Windows 10 long path support added)
nvenc 5.25
rav1e 0.4.0
DgMpgDec Beta (2021-01-11)

Source information shows the video stream size instead of file size, if not available the file size is shown in brackets (Dendraspis)
Neo DFTTest is now also available for AviSynth. (stax76, #426)
Main dialog shows actual video width and height. (stax76)
Advanced Info feature of Code Editor has new VapourSynth ClipInfo option. (stax76)
Fix items can't be removed from or rearranged in lists (Dendraspis, #433)
Fix randomly appearing IOException when using x265 with chunks (Dendraspis, #431)
Revert current folder of process being set to video temp folder because it locks the folder and also because the .NET Framework allows only 260 characters for the working directory of a process. (stax76, #431)
nero aac encoder binaries removed. (stax76)
On systems with UTF-8 code page invalid d2v and idx files were created. (stax76, #435)
Get-MediaInfo shows Range, Primaries, Transfer, Matrix. (stax76)
Fix wrong aspect ratio calculation in batch mode. (stax76, #428)
Options dialog starts faster. (stax76)
WorkingDirectory property of ExecuteCommandLine command supports macro expansion, Windows Terminal menu item uses the video temp folder as current directory. (stax76, JJKylee #436)

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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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Guides and How to's

How to encode a H.264 video using StaxRip

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How to rip a DVD to XviD/H264 using StaxRip

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How to rip Blu-ray to MKV with H264 video and DTS-HD audio using Staxrip

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StaxRip XviD Install Guide

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StaxRip video tutorials

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Tool features - Convert

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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Excellent, but what remains to be perfect would be the recognition of external subtitles in *.ass* format in batch.

Review by Adriano on Dec 29, 2020 Version: OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Rating by John on Dec 8, 2020 Version: OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10

Rating by George K on Nov 30, 2020 Version: OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

very good

Review by huaghjj on Nov 29, 2020 Version: Beta OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Rating by hevron on Oct 7, 2020 Version: 2.1.48 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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