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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 (2020-10-07)

The Apps dialog supports drag & drop for zip/7z files (stax76)
Auto update supports mkvtoolnix (stax76)
aomenc fixes and improvements (stax76, #357)
GUI options for ffmpeg -probesize -analyzeduration (stax76, #354)
qaac 2.71 (long path support)
chapterEditor 1.24
mkvtoolnix 51 Beta (2020-10-02)

Fix Audio decoding method Pipe causes crash (Dendraspis, #340)
Fix parameters when audio converting to AAC with FFmpeg (Dendraspis, Patman86, #341)
8.3 filepath fix
Improved Opus encoder (Patman86)
Apps dialog has a experimental Auto Update feature (stax76)
NeroAAC removal
Option to disable MKV subtitle compression (stax76, #334)
AddGrainC 1.8.2
VCEEnc 6.05
L-Smash-Works 2020-07-28 Beta (2020-09-13)

Fix eac3to AAC quality mode incorrect bitrate estimation (stax76)
Fix error at: Main Menu > Tools > Settings > Source Filters (stax76, #322)
ffmpeg fdk-aac has a option and is disabled by default (stax76, #337)
Main window focus is supressed after processing in case the last window activation is older than 60 seconds (stax76, #333, #298)
fdkaac removed due to non-free license (stax76, #292) Beta (2020-09-13)

New configuration section in log files, displaying template, profile, muxer, ... - can be extended anytime (Dendraspis, #331)
eac3to AAC encoding gets correct default quality value and limits (Dendraspis, #328)
Fixed x265 Preset default value for LookaheadSlices (Dendraspis, (112e150))
Update checker respects runtime architecture (x64/x86) (Dendraspis)
MKVToolNix 50 long path support (stax76, #226)
The wiki was integrated into the tool help. Anybody can add detailed tool info and access it from StaxRip (stax76, #292, #320)
The automatic source filter detection supports detection by format, the defaults were reset and use now L-Smash-Works for VP9 (stax76, #312)
Demuxing is skipped if output files already exist, the old recreate behaviour can be restored in the preprocessing settings. If demuxing is canceled then unfinished files are deleted (stax76)
Fix L-Smash-Works indexing happening multiple times (stax76)
ffms2 0055b2d StvG Beta (2020-09-06)

eac3to demux dialog showed incorrect language default selection (stax76, #318)
MP4Box fail to demux OGG chapters (44vince44, #310)
MP4Box muxer supports chunks encoded with x265 chunk encoding (stax76, #316)
MP4Box 1.0.0-rev211-g71f1d75ea-x64-gcc10.2.0 (Patman86, #310) Beta

ffmpeg uses libfdk_aac as AAC encoder (stax76, #292)
Long path support (stax76, #226, experimental)
fix Decoder ffmpeg DXVA2 (stax76, #290)
ffms2 2.40-RC1
MediaInfo.NET 6.6
VapourSynth R52 Beta

Fix incorrect output mod warning shown.
Fix incorrect syntax for nvenc/qsvenc --avsdll in avisynth portable mode. Beta

New Presets for NVEnc (P1-P7) added. Reference:
Soft links are only created if needed by the current config, there is now a confirm dialog with shield icon,, NVEnc and QSVEnc no longer need soft links.
New NVEnc options --multipass --repeat-headers.
Fix mux audio profile Extract DTS Core not working for mka files.
x264 r3018-db0d417 x86
mkvtoolnix 49 x64
NVEnc 5.14
QSVEnc 4.07
VCEEnc 6.02
SVT-AV1 0.8.4-26-g0af191de-msvc1926 Patman
MP4Box 1.0.0-rev188-g2aa266dfa-gcc10.2.0 Patman
qaac 2.69-msvc1926 Patman
ffmpeg N-98647-gffa6072fc7-gcc10.2.0 Patman
QTGMC 3.368s Beta

Optional mode added to use AviSynth/VapourSynth via VFW.
All VC++ x64 binaries from abbodi1406/vcredist added.
Danger Zone setting to disable tool verifications.
Setting to disable manual plugin loading.
Experimental 32 bit support.
VapourSynth R51
NVEnc 5.13 Beta

mkvtoolnix 48
ec3 file extension support for eac3 files.
R210/V210 video output using ffmpeg.
Include beta versions for update checker and show changelog (Dendraspis)
The final assistant tip supports SHIFT key to add the job at the top of the job list and CTRL to prevent showing the jobs dialog. Right-click shows a menu. (Dendraspis)
Allow to open video files with relative paths on the command line (Dendraspis)
Create F6 shortcut for Jobs button on Processing dialog (Dendraspis)
Create F7 shortcut for Log dialog
4 commands added to open each source type separately (Dendraspis)
x265 Presets and Tunes fixes (Dendraspis)
The Processing dialog has a feature to skip the currently running job (Dendraspis)
A new issue template for usage questions was created on the issue tracker and the docs were updated to describe that the issue tracker can be used for usage questions.
For ffmpeg h264_nvenc the command line option generated for quality was using -q:v instead of -cq.
Pass --demuxer-lavf-format=vapoursynth to in case the source is vpy. Beta

AviSynth soft link fix. Beta

Incorrect command line using VapourSynth and x265.¨ Beta

x264 encoder by default uses avs input.
x264 encoder has pipe options for raw format.
Flicker in Video Comparison fixed.
New command AddBatchJob.
AviSynth ImageSource support.
x264 M-0.160.3009-4c9b076-gcc11 Patman
QSVEnc 4.04
VCEEnc 6.02
AVSMeter Beta

New setting to use AviSynth portable even when AviSynth is installed, portable mode is enabled by default.
ffmpeg EAC3 encoding support.
Default AAC encoder changed from eac3to to qaac.
In batch mode script error handling was fixed.
ffmpeg muxed audio even for No Muxing profile.
AviSynth 3.6.1
ffmpeg N-98276-g1d5d8a30b4-g842bc312ad-gcc10.1.0 Patman
MP4Box 1.0.0-rev16-g10dd6533a-gcc11.0.0 Patman
SVT-AV1 0.8.3-57-gba72bc85-msvc1926 Patman
qaac 2.69
Bwdif r2 Beta

AviSynth/VapourSynth plugin auto load folder support in portable mode (Main Menu > Folders > Plugins)
ffmpeg muxer uses always -strict -2, it enables TrueHD in MP4
x264 M-0.160.3009-4c9b076-gcc11 Patman
NVEnc 5.06
Subtitle Edit
TMM2 0.1.4
AviSynthShader 1.6.6 Beta

Main dialog target image width and height text box supports mouse wheel.
Subtitle file drag & drop in muxer dialog was broken.
TemporalDegrain2 integration.
AviSynth 3.6.1 Test 8 (fixes issue with VSFilterMod).
The docs explain how to use the filter profile editor to edit filter profiles and how to create new custom filter profiles for plugins not yet included in StaxRip.
Video demuxing defined in Preprocessing settings did not work in auto mode.

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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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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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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 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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Review by Alan on Oct 5, 2020 Version: OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

@Enconder but need to update to the latest x264 binary@
This can be done manually, and ffmpeg can also be updated.

Review by hevron on Oct 5, 2020 Version: 2.1.47 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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Review by Sunin on Oct 4, 2020 Version: OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Perfect Enconder but need to update to the latest x264 binary.

Review by Tony on Oct 4, 2020 Version: Beta 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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