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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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Released:Jul 25,2017
File size:97.8MB
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Version history / Release notes / Changelog stable build
new: x265 option --force-flush added

fix: job dialog DPI scaling issue on small screens

update: mpv 0.26.0

update: x265 2.5+6 unstable test build
fix: the main window stayed in the background instead of being activated to be top most
fix: on Turkish locale staxrip used "SSIM".ToLower() which won't result in ssim and thus --tune ssim did not work, it's required to use ToLowerInvariant instead of ToLower, there might be more bugs like this unstable test build
fix: one of the included powershell scripts was broken due to internal improvements unstable test build
fix: log files are no longer saved in the target folder if the temp folder is deleted, they can be found at: Tools > Folders > Log Files
fix: when a job failed it's no longer removed from the joblist
fix: when job processing starts there is only one Window activation at the start and no subsequent window activations, this prevents to interupt other software like players unstable test build
fix: shutdown/standby controls were not always visible when they should unstable test build
new: at the bottom of the video encoder option dialogs there is a menu item to import a command line from the clipboard unstable test build
new: everytime the settings are saved there is also a backup of the settings saved in the settings folder

fix: in case of high memory usage like a avisynth filter leaking memory, if staxrip detects more then 1500 MB memory are consumed while jobs are processed it restarts

fix: job list got wiped when a job was aborted

fix: if an error happened in a job processing was aborted instead of continuing with other jobs unstable test build
fix: job processing is now done in the current instance like in the past
fix: turned out staxrip never had a memory issue but the experimental ffms2 build was leaking memory unstable test build
new: powershell added to main menu at: Tools > Advanced > PowerShell, it sets the temp dir as work dir and aliases for all tools so you can type something like: ffmpeg -h

change: besided dtsma and thd now also eac3, thd+ac3 and dtshr are preferred when staxrip searches for audio files

change: displayed audio track ID numbers now always start with 1

change: raw audio formats (thd, eac3, aac) that potentionally don't support seeking are now played without video unstable test build
new: qaac has a new option to pipe from ffmpeg instead of converting to FLAC/W64/WAV

update: ffmpeg 3.3.2

update: x265 2.5+2 unstable test build
new: aimed quality feature of the old x264 GUI added to the x264 and x265 GUI

fix: unable to recover processing form from tray

fix: unable to open new files (start new processes) after the process abortion feature was used

update: x265 2.4+99 unstable test build
new: AviSynth+ x64 plugins added: modPlus, SmoothAdjust, AutoAdjust

update: NNEDI3

update: KNLMeansCL 1.1.0 unstable test build
new: various new features and improvements in the apps management dialog

new: The jobs dialog will show it's help the first time jobs are started explaining staxrip's parallel processing features

change: tray icon stays visible even when the job processing window is visible

change: mpc replaced with mpv

fix: when automatic demuxing of the video stream is enabled or if demuxing of the video stream was enabled in the demuxing dialog the demuxed video stream wasn't opened afterwards but still the original video was opened unstable test build
new: context help is now implemented for all video encoders, a right-click on any label, menu or checkbox will show the help for the option, for nvenc, qsvenc and vceenc a new help browser was developed with powershell look and feel

new: UT Video added for ffmpeg video encoder GUI with options for: -pred (None Left Gradient Median) -pix_fmt (YUV420P YUV422P YUV444P RGB24 RGBA)

new: help improved for Tags in mp4box container options dialog, the help is runtime generated using the output from mp4box -tag-list

new: ffmpeg muxing formats menu and profiles added for: asf avi flv ismv mkv mov mp4 mpg mxf nut ogg ts webm wmv

new: audio target format W64 added with 16/24 bit depth option

new: nvenc options --cuda-schedule, --perf-monitor, --perf-monitor-interval

fix: cmd.exe is now used directly without batch files, this improves foreign/special character support in particular on Windows 7

fix: Jobs Processing window popping up while job processing even when staxrip was previously minimized

fix: tray icons not cleaned up

fix: in a few dialogs the help dialog was shown four times instead once

fix: broken scaling on DPI change using a multi-monitor setup, virtual scaling is used in that case now

fix: crash when cutting empty subtitles

change: all classes made public for powershell usage

update: x264 0.150.2851

update: nvenc 3.14 unstable test build
fix: unable to show processing window from tray

update: qsvenc 2.71 unstable test build
new: setting added to define the maximum number of parallel processes (Tools > Settings > General)

fix: parallel process management hopefully much more stable

update: mvtools2

update: x265 2.4+96 unstable test build
fix: process management didn't work properly yet unstable test build
new: parallel audio processing

new: added setting to define how many projects to keep under: 'Main Menu > Project > Recent', the setting is located at: Main Menu > Tools > Settings > General

new: added new thumbnail generation options

new: added new feature to archive log files in the settings directory, by default the last 50 log files are keept, this number can be customized at: 'Main Menu > Tools > Settings > General', the folder can be opened with the windows file explorer at: Main Menu > Tools > Folders > Log Files

new: qsvenc options --fade-detect and --repartition-check

fix: wrong fps display in main form for 50/60 fps

fix: version detection disabled for all VC++ runtimes because of issues with file projection via hardlinks and WINSXS

fix: two issues in x264 command line generation

change: renamed and reseted setting to minimize to tray

change: nvenc vpp deband support improved

change: Option to delete temp files moved to: Tools > Settings > System

change: scaling and layout improved for numeric up down control and custom menu editor

change: code refactoring of dynamically generated dialogs (settings/options/codecs), this has let to changed data types and a reset of video encoder profiles

change: the mkv title tag in the container options isn't overwritten by a title tag of the source file when the source is loaded

update: mkvtoolnix

update: qsvenc 2.70

update: AviSynth+ 2508

update: x265 2.4+89 unstable test build
new: the new x264 GUI is complete, the old is gone
new: nvenc option --vpp-deband added
new: x265 option --[no-]refine-vbv added
new: added new menu to the PAR/DAR option in the container dialog
fix: in some circumstances file paths with parenthesis failed to process (regression in
fix: right-click help didn't navigate to help URL on string options in the x265 and the new x264 dialog
fix: audio settings/profile display was wrong generated if the audio source file has multiple audio streams
fix: audio was converted to FLAC/W64 even if the output already existed and processing should be skipped (refers to a new feature added with
change: medium crf value was changed from 22 to 20 for x264 and x265
update: x265 2.4+87
update: nvenc 3.13 unstable test build
new: many improvements on the new x264 GUI introduced in, video profile settings were reset because at the same time I improve the x265 GUI, the video profile settings will be reset again until the GUI is finished in 1-2 weeks, the old GUI will then be removed
fix: the feature to reuse existing audio output files from previous job runs had a bug that would result in the wrong file muxed
fix: the automatic name generation for the audio settings wasn't always working correctly
tweak: the 'Play audio and video' feature in the menu of the audio source files was changed, it still has limitations but shows a message box to tell the user about
tweak: in case the option to delete the temp files is used the log file is copied to the target folder
update: NVEnc 3.12
update: 2.4+75 unstable test build
new: added option to pre-render slow scripts into a lossless AVI file
new: improvements on the new x264 GUI introduced in
fix: downmix not used with qaac (regression in unstable test build
new: to run PowerShell scripts on certain events the Event Command feature is no longer needed, it's documented here:
new: there are 2 new options what to do in case the video and audio encoder output files alread exists from a previous job run (reuse, overwrite or ask (default)), the 'Just Mux' video encoder profile does alse reuse the output file from previous job runs, in case it don't exist it uses the source video
new: there is a new option to define which intermediate format should be used in case the audio encoder don't support the input format, supported is FLAC (default) and W64 (WAV > 4 GB)
new: there is a new option to define which app should be used to create the intermediate audio file (default is ffmpeg)
new: the MediaInfo window has 'Developer Mode' in the context menu to show the property names for programmers
tweak: help improved for: Main Menu > Help > Command Line: There is a special mode where only the MediaInfo window is shown using -mediainfo "inputfile", this is useful for Windows File Explorer integration with an app like Open++. unstable test build
new: do...

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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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StaxRip XviD Install Guide

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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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I've used it since 1.3 beta and i have to write, this is one of the best encoding software available at the moment for those who want the controll in the software. I'd like to have VFR for x264 and then it would become perfect for me.

Aug 30, 2017 Version: 1.6.0 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Very happy with the new version and easy install, QTGMC worked great in 64bit, would like to see more filtering options included.

Aug 30, 2017 Version: OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

With version, tested on my 3 Win10 different computers, i open file, demux starts and complete, window dissapear, main window never show up even after 30 mins. I check the log and all demux were successfull. A staxrip.exe process still running in the background and do nothing.

I had to get back to to have staxrip working successfully after the demuxing process, just after opened a single file.

Aug 29, 2017 Version: OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 1/10

No comments. Rating it only.

Aug 3, 2017 Version: OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

No comments. Rating it only.

Jul 30, 2017 Version: OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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