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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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Latest version (November 7, 2019)


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Version history / Release notes / Changelog

### Stable

no changes since Beta

### Beta

- update: mkvtoolnix 39
- update: 5.4.3
- update: NVEnc 4.55

- fix: few UI issues
- fix: avs MCTemporalDenoise/GradFun2DBmod
- fix: VUI luminance issue

### Beta

- update: DGHDRtoSDR 1.13
- update: NVEncC 4.54
- update: VapourSynth R48
- update: x265 3.2+9-971180b100f8 Patman

- new: various UI improvements
- new: the short version of x265 and nvenc switches like -c, -f etc.
were integrated into the search field and command line import
feature, the search feature now first looks for a exact match
- new: x265 switches --dup-threshold, --frame-dup
- new: nvenc switches --multiref-l0, --multiref-l1
- new: StaxRip can use MediaInfo.NET instead of the built-in MediaInfo GUI,
it requires MediaInfo.NET to be installed and started at least once

- fix: FFTW not always asked to be installed when needed

### Beta

- update: mkvtoolnix 38.0.0
- update: x265 3.2+5-gfbe9fef31 Patman

- fix: issue using trim with multiple preview instances

### Beta

- new: code formatting of avs/vs code was improved according to most common standard
- new: tab order changed in nvenc options

- fix: apps with custom path and unknown filename failed to launch
- fix: nvenc --aq-strength is now only visible if --aq is enabled
- fix: the right-click/context help in the encoder options failed in some cases
- fix: a critical issue with the playback feature in the preview was fixed

### Beta

- fix: MPC was shown as missing even for operations that do not require MPC

### Beta

- new: to use nvenc --vbr-quality there is now a checkbox 'Constant Quality Mode'
on the rate control tab (Patman86)
- new: --bref-mode added to nvenc
- new: after a source is loaded StaxRip automatically adds a filter
to convert chroma subsampling to 4:2:0, this can now be
disabled in the settings on a new Video tab
- new: MPC player integration was added to script editor and preview
via menu and F10 key, key was changed to F9

- fix: --aq-strength enabled for nvenc h265
- fix: there was a issue with the resize slider and resize menu using VapourSynth
- fix: in the preview the reload feature was causing an error in case
the player was invoked before, also trim wasn't applied in the player
- fix: shortcut keys in the script editor did not work

### Beta

- fix: main dialog was not set to quality mode using nvenc --vbr-quality

### Beta

Thanks to Patman for providing the download links of the tools !!!

- update: JPSDR 3.1.3
- update: nvenc 4.50
- update: AVSMeter 2.9.6
- update: DGHDRtoSDR 1.12
- update: mvtools2 2.7.41
- update: FFT3dFilter 2.6.7
- update: TIVTC 1.0.14
- update: RgTools 0.98
- update: havsfunc r32
- update: DFTTest r6
- update: TCanny r12
- update: BM3D r8
- update: L-Smash Works 2019-09-17 HolyWu
- update: x265 3.2+3-fdd69a76688 Patman
- update: ffmpeg 2019-09-27 Patman

- new: x265 switch --selective-sao added
- new: L-Smash Works parameters prefer_hw 3 HW auto added to menu
- new: the way --vbr-quality works in nvenc was changed,
if it's value is -1 the bitrate in the main dialog is used,
if it's higher then -1 the bitrate is set to 0
- new: add support of video track title/name using MP4Box
- new: simple QP mode added to nvenc to use one instead of three QP values
- new: the menu renderer has now Win 10 style arrows for sub menu indication
- new: icons added to filter list and script editor, shortcuts added to script editor
- new: the preview can be closed by clicking in the top right corner
- new: in the script editor there are now two players available, and whatever is registered for mkv, mpc-be supports vpy playback
- new: the way filters are added, replaced and inserted in the script editor
was changed in order to improve the menu performance
- new: in the main menu a sub menu was added: Apps > Script Info,
it contains avsmeter, vspipe and avs2pipemod for showing
info about the currently active AviSynth or VapourSynth script,
vspipe and avs2pipemod show parameters like bit depth, colorspace and framecount.
In the script editor there is a new 'Script Info' menu item (Ctrl+I) doing the same.
- new: the mediainfo dialog shows the formats in the tab captions
- new: the mediainfo dialog has a new feature to move
to the next and previous file via menu and shortcut
- fix: docs weren't built automatically
- fix: some bugs were fixed in the nvenc command line import feature

### Beta

- fix: nfo files with non xml content caused an exception
- fix: if subtitle and audio titles contained illegal
file system characters then these characters were replaced
with an underscore and thus being lost, now the characters
are escaped/unescaped and thus preserved
- fix: update x265 switch --refine-mv
- fix: in the nvenc dialog, Intel decoding options were present
even when no Intel GPU is present
- new: a link to the web site has been added to the menu
- new: option to check online for new stable version once per day
- new: avs plugin HDRTools
- new: avs, vs plugin DGHDRtoSDR
- new: ffms2 parameter colorspace has menu support in the avs code editor

### Beta

- new AviSynth script CropResize added
- update: x265 3.1+15-a092e82 Wolfberry
- update: MP4Box 0.8.0-rev69-5fe3ec1 Wolfberry
- update: ffmpeg 4.2.1 Wolfberry
- update: L-Smash Works 2019-09-14 HolyWu
- the filter list in the main dialog shows shorter filter names,
for example 'BicubicResize' instead of 'Resize BicubicResize'
- SubtitleEdit is now included
- chapterEditor has been integrated into the main menu and
into the container/muxer dialog
- a Tag File option has been added to the container/muxer dialog
- container/muxer has a Tags tab added with a grid view for editing tags
- Kodi nfo files are imported into tags

### Beta

- new macros added: %source_dar%, %target_dar%,
%source_par_x%, %source_par_y%, %target_par_x%, %target_par_y%
- fix: menu support of L-Smash Works parameters prefer_hw was incomplete

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All features

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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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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Review by Ebolael on Jan 15, 2020 Version: StaxRip OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

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

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Review by Ember on Nov 27, 2019 Version: OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

StaxRip and NVEncC (x64) 4.55 (r1224) Nov 5 2019, Windows 10 64-bit command:

NVEncC64.exe -i "s:\+++.mkv" --preset quality --aq --vbrhq 0 --max-bitrate 80000 --lookahead 32 --codec h265 --profile main10 --output-depth 10 --vbr-quality 30.5 --output-res 1280x720 --audio-codec ac3 --audio-bitrate 192 --audio-stream :stereo -o "s:\---.mkv"

File has problems with audio track. It does not play sound. After remix with mkvmerge, it plays OK.

Version with NVEncC (x64) 4.42 (r1126) Jun 5 2019 generates good file.

Review by Oleg on Nov 27, 2019 Version: StaxRip OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

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Review by Leonardo on Nov 11, 2019 Version: OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

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