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XMedia Recode is a free All-In-One video converter, audio converter and video editor. Convert Blu-ray, DVD, AVI, MP4, 3GP, WMV, ASF, MKV, etc. Profiles for most devices like iPod, iPhone, Samsung, SonyEricsson, Zune, PSP, Blackberry, LG, etc. Basic video editing/cutting with video filters like color correction, rotating, cropping, fade-in/out, delogo, detinterlace, hardcode/burn-in subtitles, etc. Requires now Windows 7 or later!

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OS:Windows
Version:3.3.5.8
Released:Nov 10,2016
File size:9.1MB
8.1/10
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Download Xmedia Recode 3.2.7.1 for Windows XP/Vista here.

gdiplus.zip is required for Windows 2000 and older. Extract and put it in the xmedia recode folder.




Version history / Release notes / Changelog


XMedia Recode 3.3.5.8
Release Date: 10.11.2016

Update of ffmpeg
Update of x265 (2.1 +46) Codec
Update of the Italian language file
Update of the French language file
Update of the Japanese language file
Troubleshooting

Fixed minor bugs

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XMediaRecode, XMR



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248 reviews, Showing 1 to 248 reviews

Switched from TMPGENC Video Mastering Works to this one. Totally worth it. Awesome quality with low CPU effort and fast encoding. Easy to use with many options. As it looks like it's ffmpeg based. Nowadays I rarely convert videos, mostly mux or cut without re-encoding, and it works fine for this purpose.


Mar 11, 2017 Version: lastest OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I have so many crashes with handbrake and vidcoder that i have tried this encoder.
xmedia is robust and without crah !

But how can it be possible that when iuse medium preset for x265, i obtain 10 fps when with handbrake i obtain 25fps ?
There is a problem with the HEVC/h.265 encoding that is so slow !
Anyone have this problem and find a solution ?
Should the developper test it and fix it ?



Dec 5, 2016 Version: 3.3.5.8 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Maybe the best video converter, with lots of profiles and options. The author is keeping to update it often, and by more than 9 years, so if you come across a bug, just wait for the new update, or go back to an older, working version. Thanks to the author for this great and free tool!


Aug 9, 2016 Version: 3.3.3.5 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



The Intel Quick Sync option is not there in Windows 10, at least for me

The PC I'm on has a i5 4590, with Win 8.1 Quick Sync was in the drop down menu in codecs. I upgraded to Win 10 and Quick Sync is not there.



Jul 29, 2016 Version: 3.3.3.5 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 7/10



I think that Sebastian does a great job, regular updates etc. I suppose he does not have time to answer every individual esoteric question. It has converted 95% of the videos I throw at it.
I just wish that it could join wmv videos.




Jul 9, 2016 Version: 3.2.6 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 8/10



It looks like Cuda is not enabled on HEVC encoding, maximum I can get with 1080p video is Average 8 FPS on Ultra fast.

h264, wmv, is working really great, but not h.265.



Jun 5, 2016 Version: 3.3.2.5 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



HEVC/h.265 encoding is incredible slow even on UltraFast


Jun 4, 2016 Version: 3.3.2.5 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



According to the XMedia Recode site Windows XP and Vista are no longer supported since version 3.2.8.0:
http://www.xmedia-recode.de/en/version.html

So you have to use version 3.2.7.1 or older for these OSes.



Jan 22, 2016 Version: 3.2.8.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Sadly Sebastian never answer to someone who ask him anything. Maybe Sebastian can only write code?


Jan 22, 2016 Version: Latest, what ever OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 7/10



Hi Sebastian, Thanks for your program. My laptop has Vista SP2, X64.

I just tried using 3.2.8.0 and I am getting this Error "The Procedure entry point SetThreadErrorMode could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll". XMedia Recode 3.2.7.1 works just fine for me.

Q1: Does this mean 3.2.8.0 will not work with Vista neither?

Also, there is a problem with MKV files generated by XMedia Recode, all versions. When I try to play it on my Stand-alone TV Media Player (Netgear EVA9100) when I try to forward the video ... it kicks back to the beginning of the movie. But I can fix it by re-processing it using MKVToolnix program ... it fixes the problem.

Q2: Sebastian, could you fix this problem, if all possible?

Thanks!:)



Jan 21, 2016 Version: 3.2.8.0 OS: Vista 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



As it is not mentioned in the changelog, it's worth noting that 3.2.8.0 has dropped support for Windows XP, therefore 3.2.7.1 is the last version to support Windows XP.


Jan 18, 2016 Version: 3.2.8.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 8/10



Still new XMR make FLV to MPEG4 Video (H264) conversion videos almost double sizes compared to XMR 3.2.3.6. IT SEEMS THAT HOPE FOR FIX IS GONE :(

It must be something to do with ffmpeg.dll? If, I hope XMR developer could investigate this a little bit and maybe do not update that dll slavishly unless there is a real need to update it.

And yes, Topfield .rec DVB subs are still broken since 3.1.8.8. Why oh why developer do not fix this? I am reported working version (3.1.8.8) so why don't you check what you have changed on that area? It could not care less? It seems so :(

Quite tired to report this same thing because developer do not respond anything anywhere. Well, it is free.



Dec 21, 2015 Version: 3.2.7.0 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 6/10



it needs a reset to default settings and a process priority selection. audio converting setting do not output as set it also does not output great sound.


Oct 16, 2015 Version: 3.2.6.3 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10



The latest version resets CABAC to 0 (for no reason).


Oct 13, 2015 Version: 3.2.6.2 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



Still new XMR make FLV to MPEG4 Video (H264) conversion videos almost double sizes compared to XMR 3.2.3.6.

Original: 440 MB + 16 kB srt.
XMR 3236 result: 187 MB
XMR 3261 result: 332 MB
Used profile Google/mp4, 1000 kbps

It must be something to do with ffmpeg.dll? If, I hope XMR developer could investigate this a little bit and maybe do not update that dll slavishly unless there is a real need to update it.

And yes, Topfield .rec DVB subs are still broken since 3.1.8.8. Why oh why developer do not fix this? I am reported working version (3.1.8.8) so why don't you check what you have changed on that area? It could not care less? It seems so :(

Quite tired to report this same thing because developer do not respond anything anywhere. Well, it is free.



Sep 27, 2015 Version: 3.2.6.1 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 6/10



Hi gonwk

I could try that but really why bother when 3.2.3.6 works just well? But thank you gonwk, I could try because of interest :) And then go back 3.2.3.6.

It seems that developer do not care much reported bugs, so I do not hold my breath while waiting fixed XMR.

I just wonder if anyone received a reply from developer? Anyone?



Aug 25, 2015 Version: 3.2.3.6 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 7/10



Hi Sebastian,

Excellent Tool & Thanks for the Regular updates.

@ yamaneko, I wonder if you use FLVExtract and change your FLV to MP4, and then use XMR, u might get a different/better result.



Aug 25, 2015 Version: 3.2.5.5 OS: Vista 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Still new XMR make FLV to MPEG4 Video (H264) conversion videos almost double sizes compared to XMR 3.2.3.6.

Original: 1.1 GB + 69 kB srt.
XMR 3236 result: 420 MB
XMR 3255 result: 780 MB
Used profile Google/mp4, 800 kbps

It must be something to do with ffmpeg.dll? If, I hope XMR developer could investigate this a little bit and maybe do not update that dll slavishly unless there is a real need to update it.

And yes, Topfield .rec DVB subs are still broken since 3.1.8.8. Why oh why developer do not fix this? I am reported working version (3.1.8.8) so why don't you check what you have changed on that area? It could not care less? It seems so :(

Quite tired to report this same thing because developer do not respond anything anywhere. Well, it is free.



Aug 23, 2015 Version: 3.2.5.5. OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 7/10



I just recently started using this GUI frontend for ffmpeg. It is great in all respects. I now can finally delete my MpegStreamClip. This s/w exceeds my expectations (and that's saying something) Very good tool, but I only use it for direct stream copy....


Aug 22, 2015 Version: 3.2.5.5 OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Still make MPEG4 Video (H264) videos almost double sizes compared to 3.2.3.6.
(XMR 3236 result: 196 MB, XMR 3251 result: 355 MB, profile Google/mp4)

And btw, Topfield .rec DVB subtitle rendering are still broken. Last version that handle Yle (Finnish TV) DVB subtitles correctly is 3.1.8.8. Unfortunately developer does not fix this (maybe he/she/? cannot). I could send link to test file, but it seems that developer is not able to answer any messages I have sent (it it easy, in your email press Reply -button and write to me, at the end press Send -button).



Aug 5, 2015 Version: 3.2.5.1 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 7/10



Hi Sebastian, new version 3.2.5.1 choked on Audio Normalization. I have an MKV file and wanted to Boost up the Audio and no conversion on Video. 3.2.5.1 did not work. Rolled back to 3.2.3.8 and worked like a charm. THANKS! :)


Aug 3, 2015 Version: 3.2.5.1 OS: Vista 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Can't get it to run on Windows 10. Reinstalled 3.2.3.8, works great...


Aug 1, 2015 Version: 3.2.5 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



Well, I have. I do not use portable version.


Jul 17, 2015 Version: 3.2.3.8 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 7/10



I haven't had a problem with the size of h264 files with 3.2.3.8

One thing I have noticed is that if you are using the portable version, I have had to delete the previous settings file to ensure the proper functioning of the program.



Jul 16, 2015 Version: 3.2.3.8 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



This 3.2.3.8 version make MPEG4 Video (H264) videos double sizes compared to 3.2.3.6.

And btw, Topfield .rec DVB subtitle rendering are still broken. Last version that handle Yle (Finnish TV) DVB subtitles correctly is 3.1.8.8. Unfortunately developer does not fix this (maybe he/she/? cannot). I could send link to test file, but it seems that developer is not able to answer any messages I have sent (it it easy, in your email press Reply -button and write to me, at the end press Send -button).



Jul 16, 2015 Version: 3.2.3.8 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 7/10



I almost feel bad to give Sebastian anything less than 10. But for a program that gets UPDATED So Often and still have bugs, or introduce a new one ... for life of me I cannot figure out How that happens. But then again I am Not a programmer and could even try.

1) In this latest version I tried to convert an AC3 Audio in XviD AVI to MP3 so I can play it on my Netgear stand-alone media player. Well I checked the Converted file with VLC and Audio was way out of Sync with Video. So, I went back to 3.2.0.4 and viola worked perfect. A/V is in Sync.

2) The other problem that I experience with every single version of XMedia is once I take an MP4 or MKV and I normalize the Audio, and Copy Video and I chose the MKV for output container. That MKV file will not Fast Forward, and when I stop it and want to replay it goes back to the Start of the movie ... frustrating as heck. May be Sebastian can fix this.

Thanks Sebastian for Your Program! :)



Feb 2, 2015 Version: 3.2.1.5 OS: Vista 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Absolutely love this program but I've found a bug I think if it wasn't already listed. When converting from MKV with FLAC audio file to MP4 with AAC(faac) a second of the audio in the beginning gets lost.


Jan 31, 2015 Version: 3.2.1.5 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



For processing single files, this is a fantastic transcoder. Load your favourite preset, make your tweaks (if any) and you're all set. Love it.

HOWEVER, the latest version (3.2.1.2) is troublesome for me as I can no longer scrub in neither forward nor reverse directions on my Panasonic ST50 series TV. I discovered the profile settings were the same between it and my previous installation which was v3.2.0.4. I have since downgraded back to v3.2.0.4 and I'll be sticking with it unless there's a major functionality improvement in future versions. I suspect the issue is with the updated FFMPEG which was used - either bad commands are being issued to FFMPEG or the updated FFMPEG itself is buggy.

For me, the major improvement I would like to see is a more powerful batch conversion set up as the current batch processing doesn't allow for manipulating subtitles and video frame rates for all selected video clips. This makes it a painful task if you have 200 clips that you might like to render the subtitles into, especially if there's only one subtitle track for it to work on with each clip. Even if it saved the job queue to an XML which can then be manually edited using Notepad and some Find and Replace trickery would be sufficient.

I've asked the author about this so hopefully there will be something in a future release which would be highly beneficial for me - provided that the encoding issue described above is fixed.



Jan 22, 2015 Version: 3.2.1.2 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 7/10



I upgraded my old XmediaRecode from version 2.3.1.3 to version 3.2.0.4 and can confirm that Yamaneko in post 23 are correct.


The program, which i think is one of the best, does not support DVB subs anymore, so i have gone back to the (very) old version 2.3.1.3 again.

I hope that the programdeveloper can fix this problem.


I know almost nothing about programming, but i can't stop wondering why upgrades, which gives more possibilities and greater quality, often leads to something
not working.





Jan 6, 2015 Version: 2.3.1.3 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 8/10



Just download the 3204 and still the same issue.
I send email to the author since month but no response :-'(



Dec 28, 2014 Version: 3.2.0.4 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



Hello, since XMediaRecode3196 I have a bug still present in 3203

When I chose to change for example Bitrate in MP3 file,

If I have more than one element, I have to select for each the Bitrate (same behaviour for others settings).
When I select multiple file he forget the settings I put.

When I go back to XMediaRecode3194 there is no bug, it remember my selection when I select mutliple files

Can you fix it ?



Dec 8, 2014 Version: 3.2.0.3 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 7/10



It seems that XMedia Recode do not support correctly DVB-subtitles anymore. Trying to convert Topfield .rec files to MP4 and XMedia Recode not render DVB subtitles at all or it pick up some of text here and there and timing is wrong then.

I'm trying to find out when this has happened and I'll test older versions of XMedia Recode.



Nov 29, 2014 Version: 3.2.0.2 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



Version 3.1.9.7 crashes on MKV and XVID.
Going back to 3.1.9.6



Sep 25, 2014 Version: 3.1.9.7 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



Newest update crashes when importing video (mkv).


Sep 12, 2014 Version: 3.1.9.5 OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 7/10



well, perhaps the problem I was experiencing was not necessarily the program,

I had been using an older version of MediaInfo 7.34, I deliberately stayed with this older version because of additional software that has been loaded into the install exe that can be added(basically junk)on versions later than this version, I tried updating twice with newer versions and finally went to a very recent upgrade (7.67) and low & behold this version of MediaInfo displays the framerate as *constant*..***note that two the older versions did not***.

Curious, is it MediaInfo or XMedia?........has my curiosity peaked as no other mkv file I've worked on displays any framerate as being variable.

That aside.....this is STILL a great little program



Aug 4, 2014 Version: 3.1.9.1 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I use an older version of Xmedia Recode, 2.3.1.3, and have no problems like this.

There must be a tutorial or guide somewhere on this site



Aug 1, 2014 Version: 2.3.1.3 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



This is a great video editing tool, I usually make use of Handbrake for all of my re-encoding of most any x264 video whether it be 1080p, 720p or just SD 480p, that program is rock solid, but one of the processes that Handbrake cannot do is to upscale the resolution of any project I am working on.

I came across XMedia Recode, it is a versatile program that does let me upscale what I need to, and it also has filters that I find useful, most being the Brightness/contrast feature, very handy.

If there one issue that I have come across it is the programs constant practice to encode video in a *variable* framerate mode. The program just refuses to encode in a constant mode. This is annoying as I don't have any use for a file that has a variable framerate mode, when was the last time you came across a Bluray movie that didn't use a constant 23.976 framerate mode? Everything I do is in a x264 mode and I require that constant mode. Even if selecting *original* the program stills re-encodes that the framerate to variable.

If the individual who created this program can alter this little quirk the program would be *Golden*.


nice little program.



Aug 1, 2014 Version: 3.1.9.1 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 8/10



Since 3.1.4.9, all subsequent versions cannot convert AC3 5.1 to
(Dolby Pro Logic II (2 channel, stereo).

All the talking comes out of the left speaker. Handbrake handles
the audio perfectly, but has no video copy (passthru) option.



Jul 20, 2014 Version: 3.1.9.1 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



The Delay relative to video problem of 1mn 5s or 65531 ms that I've been mentioning in my recent posts appears to have been rectified in version 3.1.8.7. Much thanks to the author for fixing this.




May 20, 2014 Version: 3.1.8.7 OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Fixed problem with faac by uninstall, deleting 'xmedia recode' folder from appdata and Program File(x86). Installed 3.1.8.7, reset all my settings, and all is well.


May 17, 2014 Version: 3.1.8.7 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



Audio->faac produces 'aac ER Parametric' which my Blu-Ray player can't decode.
Also, Audio->AAC works fine, but the next time you run the program, it's set
back to faac...going back to 3.1.8.6



May 15, 2014 Version: 3.1.8.7 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



The only way I can convert AC3 5.1 to stereo is to select Custom Channel Mapping.
Map channel 1 to 1, and channel 2 to 2. Seems to work.



Apr 25, 2014 Version: 3.1.8.6 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



A great tool, but it REALLY needs to have the ability to correct or re-sync audio. Also to combine video streams with separate audio streams (if this can be done already I didn't figured out how).


Apr 24, 2014 Version: 3.1.8.6 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



NOTE: the following delay relative to video problem does NOT occur
when using Xmedia Recode 3.1.7.4

Try this:

1. Take an mkv that contains:
a. A constant frame rate h264 video stream
b. An AC3 audio stream, 48Khz sample rate
c. NO audio delay as reported by MediaInfo
d. Chapters and subtitles

2. Load into Xmedia Recode 3.1.8.6
a. Set video mode to copy
b. Set audio mode to convert, AC3, normalize
c. Add subtitle

3. Add job and encode

4. Check encode with MediaInfo
a. Delay relative to video: 1mn 5s or 65531 ms





Apr 20, 2014 Version: 3.1.8.6 OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Excuse the typo in my last post. I meant to say that for the test file in the MediaInfo report, there is NO "delay relative to video" in the encode with 3.1.7.4 - but there IS a delay of 65 seconds in the encode with 3.1.8.3. Again this is for the same test file. I have tested other MKVs with the same result.

The MKV with the delay plays OK as an MKV - but converting to something else (such as an M2TS file) introduces the delay.



Mar 31, 2014 Version: 3.1.8.3 OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



When encoding an MKV video with 3.1.8.3, I'm consistently getting a display relative to video of 65 seconds as reported by MediaInfo. Version 3.1.7.4 does NOT have this problem.

The following MediaInfo reports are for the same MKV video. Note there is no display in the 3.7.1.4 report.

====================================================================
3.1.7.4 MediaInfo Report:
General
Unique ID : 226212351937431069295922474428651389241 (0xAA2EEA0B8B694F0230A0108AD681C139)
Complete name : R:\HANDBRAKE\Some_MKV_ENCODED WITH 3.1.7.4.mkv
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4 / Version 2
File size : 594 MiB
Duration : 51mn 1s
Overall bit rate : 1 627 Kbps
Encoded date : UTC 2014-03-30 15:56:35
Writing application : Lavf55.19.100
Writing library : Lavf55.19.100

Video
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L3.0
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 3 frames
Codec ID : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration : 51mn 1s
Bit rate : 1 402 Kbps
Width : 720 pixels
Height : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 4:3
Original display aspect ratio : 4:3
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 29.970 fps
Standard : NTSC
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.135
Stream size : 512 MiB (86%)
Writing library : x264 core 120
Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=3 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=umh / subme=9 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.15 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-3 / threads=6 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=1 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=3 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=300 / keyint_min=30 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=50 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=22.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=3 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00
Language : English
Default : Yes
Forced : No
Color primaries : BT.601 NTSC
Transfer characteristics : BT.709
Matrix coefficients : BT.601

Audio
ID : 2
Format : AC-3
Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
Mode extension : CM (complete main)
Format settings, Endianness : Big
Codec ID : A_AC3
Duration : 51mn 1s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 192 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Channel positions : Front: L R
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Compression mode : Lossy
Stream size : 70.1 MiB (12%)
Language : English
Default : Yes
Forced : No

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3.1.8.3 MediaInfo Report:


General
Unique ID : 19977397098939725273689783493872843044 (0xF0781B8F36C0A3B839787F173FBF924)
Complete name : R:\HANDBRAKE\Some_MKV_ENCODED WITH 3.1.8.3.mkv
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4 / Version 2
File size : 594 MiB
Duration : 51mn 1s
Overall bit rate : 1 627 Kbps
Encoded date : UTC 2014-03-30 15:47:25
Writing application : Lavf55.35.101
Writing library : Lavf55.35.101

Video
ID : 1
Format : AVC
Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile : High@L3.0
Format settings, CABAC : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames : 3 frames
Codec ID : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration : 51mn 1s
Bit rate : 1 402 Kbps
Width : 720 pixels
Height : 480 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 4:3
Original display aspect ratio : 4:3
Frame rate mode : Constant
Frame rate : 29.970 fps
Standard : NTSC
Color space : YUV
Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.135
Stream size : 512 MiB (86%)
Writing library : x264 core 120
Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=3 / deblock=1:0:0 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=umh / subme=9 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.15 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-3 / threads=6 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=1 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=3 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=300 / keyint_min=30 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=50 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=22.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=3 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00
Default : Yes
Forced : No
Color primaries : BT.601 NTSC
Transfer characteristics : BT.709
Matrix coefficients : BT.601

Audio
ID : 2
Format : AC-3
Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
Mode extension : CM (complete main)
Format settings, Endianness : Big
Codec ID : A_AC3
Duration : 51mn 1s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 192 Kbps
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Channel positions : Front: L R
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Compression mode : Lossy
Delay relative to video : 1mn 5s
Stream size : 70.1 MiB (12%)
Language : English
Default : Yes
Forced : No

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Mar 30, 2014 Version: 3.1.8.3 OS: Windows 8 Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



3.1.8.3 doesn't convert AC3 5.1 to Stereo correctly. Most of the sound is on the left speaker with no center sound (3.1.4.9 works fine on the same file).


Mar 30, 2014 Version: 3.1.8.3 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Newest version crashes half way through when doing 2 pass XVID encoding.


Mar 25, 2014 Version: 3.182 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Downloaded the new version and it DOES run on Win7 x64.


Mar 24, 2014 Version: 3.1.8.2 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Version 3.1.8.2 not start, win7 64bit.


Mar 24, 2014 Version: 3182 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



Version 3.1.7.9 has a crash problem on my pc (Vista 64k) and for me another main problem is that the audio normalize function does not function anymore. I turned back to version 3.1.7.8 and I don't have those problems.


Mar 22, 2014 Version: 3.1.7.9 OS: Vista 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Version 3.1.8 not start, Win 64bit.


Mar 22, 2014 Version: 3.1.8 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



When HEVC and VP9 support? a feature including IVTC and Decimate filters will be great too.


Feb 13, 2014 Version: 3.1.7.9 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



My previous post mentioned an audio/video sync problem when trying to change the volume of an mkv file. Tested version 3.1.7.9 on a batch of 50 50-minute mkvs. A random sampling test turned up no sync problems.

Thanks to the author for fixing this issue.



Feb 12, 2014 Version: 3.1.7.9 OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I have noted that in 3.1.7.8 the following problem occurs:

I often raise the audio gain of an mkv file by copying the h264 video stream and converting the AC3 audio to a higher db level. This is very fast, because only the audio is recoded. This method used to work in previous versions of XMedia Recode (at least it did several months ago). I can batch dozens of mkvs in minutes.

In 3.1.7.8, however, a delay relative to video of 65 seconds is introduced every time I try the audio gain. I've tried both the normalize and manual db increase, and Xmedia Recode always adds the 65 second delay. I've tried both using enabling and disabling A/V synch, with the same result.

Upon further testing, Confirmed that version 3.1.6.6 and 3.1.7.2 do NOT have this audio sych problem.



Jan 16, 2014 Version: 3.1.7.8 OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Have noticed with interest there's an Opencl tab in the options with nothing in the settings to change yet, looking forward to using my GTX 680 to give the CPU's a hand when I need to transcode. Though mostly I'm using it just to transcode only audio and copying the h264 video out of the mkv container to a standard MP4 file.

Terrific freeware utility regardless, will be donating when there's an English version of the website as my German is terrible lol



Jan 12, 2014 Version: 3.1.7.7 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Version 3.1.7.7 won't convert AC3 5.1 640 kbps down to 384 kbps.
Program crashes...3.1.7.6 works fine with the same file.



Jan 5, 2014 Version: 3.1.7.7 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Possible bugs in the most recent version (3.1.7.6) - I have routinely used XMedia Recode to remux MKVs as MP4s, and it has always worked flawlessly. However, starting in 3.1.7.6, certain MKVs cause it to crash when remuxing, but these same MKVs work fine in the previous version, 3.1.7.4. Weirder still is that these MKVs *will* work in 3.1.7.6 if I *first* remux a different, working MKV. So far the MKVs that have caused it to crash have all been 1080p, 23.97, H.264, and contained two audio tracks, one stereo AAC and one 6 channel AC-3. (But, not all MKVs with those specs cause it to crash.)

Despite this weird problem, the program is very excellent at what it does, that is very quickly converting, or in my case remuxing videos from one container to another. If this program could be fixed up a bit to remove the weird bugs and quirks (buttons get disabled and cant be renabled, resolutions sometimes listed wrong on the "jobs" page even though it encodes correctly) it would be just about the best video converter/remuxer out there.



Dec 24, 2013 Version: 3.1.7.6 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 4/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



Will be a good idea to ignore hi10 avc and jump to HEVC and vp6. SUPER already did so.


Nov 29, 2013 Version: 3.1.7.4 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



My guess is that this possible trojan report is a false positive. It comes up clean on 42 of the 43 scans at VirusTotal and 22 of the 23 scans at Jotti. So perhaps the author can report this and have this checked.

It comes up clean on TrendMicro on Jotti, but is REPORTED as trojan by TrendMicro on VirusTotal.

It comes up clean on ClamAV on VirusTotal, but is REPORTED as suspicious by ClamAV on Jotti.

So these results aren't even consistent.



Oct 23, 2013 Version: 3174 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Sorry to say I just happen to run "XMediaRecode3174.zip" Portable version thru VirusTotal and it says there is ONE (1) TROJAN in it.

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/e2dd3f5d839303fb1c09e8f53832707639505895b093a428366bb8c9fa1a0f7f/analysis/

I ran "XMediaRecode3173.zip" Portable thru VirusTotal and it was CLEAN.

I also ran "XMediaRecode3174_setup.exe" the Installer version and it shows CLEAN.

But I like running the Portable version ... so, I guess I will stop at version 3173.

May be the Author of the Program can check 3174 Portable version.

THANKS!:)



Oct 23, 2013 Version: 3.1.7.4 OS: Vista 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



This New Version 3.1.7.3 Instantly Crashes After I Have Loaded Movie And Press The Encode Button. It Works Perfectly on Version 3.1.7.2, In The Crash Report It Says ffmpeg.dll Fault. I Replaced The ffmpeg.dll With The Original and The Program Wouldn't Even Open Up. I Will Stay With 3.1.7.2


Oct 9, 2013 Version: 3.1.7.3 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



The tool is amazingly well done. I wish there was a 10bit x264 option. The stabilizer isn't effective as the one from mvtools (http://avisynth.org.ru/mvtools/mvtools.html)


Sep 2, 2013 Version: 3.1.7.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



A new 3168 version is again a problem (to x264) for older CPU does not support SSE-2...damage...
back to the 3166 version where,after a long,long time(to x264),again great for crop-resize function - all praises for the designer



Jul 10, 2013 Version: 3168 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 6/10



Does it have 10bits support?(I don't see any high10 profile).
Can this software to harcode subtitles?



Jul 9, 2013 Version: 3.1.6.8 OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



I've been using Xmedia as decent replacement to Handbrake. However I have a few issues which need to be addressed in upcoming releases to make it PERFECT for digitising my DVD collection:

-Xmedia does not apply the correct delay (- or +) when converting the audio track of DVDs, I am finding myself having to run the resulting MP4 through MKVtoMP4 just to add the required audio delay which adds between 15-30 mins of processing time :(

-Xmedia can't detect the foreign speaking subtitles on certain DVDs (the subtitles which are on by default when you play a DVD in in VLC/Windows Media/Standalone DVD Player) - I am having to go into VLC, play the DVD and select 'subtitles' from the context menu for ALL DVDs just to see if it has these foreign speaking sections

-If I crop a DVD source (I always do to remove the borders) and the DVD has foreign speaking subtitles which occur in the cropping space, the program will crash when it gets to the foreign speaking part. I can't even rip the subs manually and manually convert to SRT/ASS as the program will crash when doing so also. This can be sorted by resetting all subtitle positions before hand and having them display in a stand postion.

I hope these issues get resolved as I think this is a great program.



Jun 18, 2013 Version: 3.1.6.4 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



what's this: HB ? Do you think Hand Brake ?
how do you set the H264 codec ?
The conversion speed depends primarily on this...and of course the strength of your PC
to me this new (v3164) is working properly for MKV (x264 + AAC)...
for (medium preset) to MKV convert 370 MB is fine 2 hours and 20min...greeting...



Jun 5, 2013 Version: 3.1.6.4 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Hi Sebastian, I love your Tool, easy GUI, nice layout, great for Newbies.
I am using your Portable 3.1.6.4 and I tried to encode a 15 minutes WMV, 370MB file to MKV file H.264+AAC, staright forward nothing extra and your program says it will take 2 Hours and 20 Minutes, well I stopped it and I am converting it with "HB" and it is going to take only 18 Minutes. Something is wrong with this New version. Thanks! G!:)



Jun 5, 2013 Version: 3.1.6.4 OS: Vista 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



XMediaRecode3164

mp4 convert codec mpeg-4 constant quantizer is not working, no matter what quality setting you use, picture is always pixilated.




Jun 3, 2013 Version: 3164 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 7/10 Overall: 6/10



The newest version (3.1.6.0) of Xmedia Recode has enormous errors.
When i try to transcode videos with the FFv1 codec , the "coder type" and "context model" options trasbormed into numbers...

See the problem: http://dictaphone.atw.hu/xmediaproblems.png



May 23, 2013 Version: 3.1.6.0 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Hello. How do u add and edit subtitles? There's a subtitle tab but it wouldn't add the subtitles i imported.


May 20, 2013 Version: 3.1.6.0 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 7/10 Overall: 7/10



In open file mode, it reads interlaced videos(all I have) as progressive.
DVD/Blu-ray subtitle rendering crashes the program on clicking "Encode".



Apr 24, 2013 Version: 3.1.5.7 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



I had used this program since I use XP. I also used on Vista and Win7. But I haven't used it for a year since version 3.0.9.0. A week ago I bought a Toshiba Satallite P850 laptop. The OS is Windows 8. I want to test its magnificent CPU i7-3630QM. When I run XMR it asked me to update. Updated itself to 3.1.5.5. But it didn't work. Then I installed version 3.1.5.4. It didn't work either. 3.1.5.3 was ok.

Of you use Windows 8 like me do not use latest version. Use 3.1.5.3.



Apr 12, 2013 Version: 3.1.5.3 OS: Windows 8 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I had the same problem. The program looks great. It just won't run. I tried both mp4 and mkv files and as soon as I gave the encode command the program immediately crashed.


Apr 9, 2013 Version: XMediaRecode3155 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 1/10



Version 3154 works well but Xmedia Recode still has a problem (crashing) with cropping and resizing. Using file (libswscale.dll) from v2333 does not work in this new version. If someone have a solution to cropping and resizing a place here ... regards...


Apr 4, 2013 Version: 3154 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Great picture quality, no sync issues whatsoever. But, subtitles (dvb) don't work propperly.
I want us this programm to convert wtv's. Guess I'll have to wait for a bugfix.



Apr 4, 2013 Version: 3.1.54 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 6/10



I owe the developer a hearty apology. It looks like this was an issue of my error not his. After switching to another converter and having the same issue, and then trying some commercial ones, none of them work. The issue is my system, not the application (interestingly, I just did a complete re-install and still seem to be having the issue.)


Mar 3, 2013 Version: 3.1.4.9 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Works for me. 30 minute FLV to AVI in 9 minutes. I'm happy with that.


Mar 2, 2013 Version: 3.1.4.9 OS: Vista 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



This and the previous version crash immediately upon trying to encode. Reached out to developer to ask if there were crash logs or something I could provide but have yet to hear back. It's too bad because when it was working it was fantastic: Speedy and reliable. But as of right now it doesn't work.


Mar 2, 2013 Version: 3.1.4.9 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: -/10 Functionality: -/10 Value for money: -/10 Overall: 5/10



3.1.4.9 fixes the transcoding problem I reported against 3.1.4.8.
XMedia Recode is a great way to transcode audio while just copying video.
Interface is generally good, although marred by some quirks -- be careful to check job options before encoding.
Quality of MPEG-4 video output not as good as Handbrake, so I use XMedia Recode just for audio transcoding.



Feb 28, 2013 Version: 3.1.4.9 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



When I tried to transcode just the audio, copying the video, from MKV to MP4,
XMedia Recode 3.1.4.8 started a run of about an hour for 5 files of 1.4 GB.
When I reverted to XMedia Recode 3.1.4.6, it correctly started a run of about 12 minutes.
Something seems to be wrong with XMedia Recode 3.1.4.8.



Feb 27, 2013 Version: 3.1.4.8 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Awesome tool! It's compact, runs great, and doesn't try to install any toolbars or crap like that. I just use it to convert MKVs to MP4s to stream to my Apple TV and it works beautifully, you can set up as many jobs as you like and let it go nuts for a while converting whole seasons of shows for you. I hate MKVs, I don't know why anyone uses that shitty container when MP4s do the exact same thing with the added benefit of actually working on all your devices(PS3, Apple stuff) without having to transcode, but this program easily fixes that problem.

So glad I found this, every other program I tried was a total mess.



Feb 19, 2013 Version: 3.1.4.6 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Version 3140 and 3141 trying convert dvd to mkv, program stop, freezes.


Jan 17, 2013 Version: 3141 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 6/10



I have first posted the resize problem is due to libswscale of ffmpeg on October 5 2011 here. It appeared to be fixed in one version...may be not. Still this important bug has not been fixed, I am seeing at least one version every month, to detect it is crashing.... is there any meaning for these updates? codecs will not get frequent important updates, xvid has been updated long back, though x264 is updated, the quality difference is not much from one year old version.
So the main reason for updates must be the bug fixes, Do not waste your energy in just updating codecs.
Please please please fix the known bugs...........audio isuues, mkv issues and the first and most important is resizing issue.



Dec 17, 2012 Version: 3.1.3.7 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



Hello!

Xmedia doesn't support the merge and/or cutting of videofiles. Nowadays that would be very important basic expectations even for a video transcoder.

I wrote letter for the develper, but he didn't respond to my letter yet.



Nov 28, 2012 Version: 3.1.3.4 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 4/10 Value for money: 7/10 Overall: 8/10



Just tried swapping the libswscale.dll files as noted in recent suggestion...still doesn't work on 75% of machines I try it on. Most recent version crashes when scaling.....older versions crash when scaling (3.0.6 and other suggested version)...versions crash when trying to swap the libswscale.dll files. In fact, the versions I just tried even crashed when keeping the size the same. This did NOT use to be the case with earlier libswscale.dll versions. But now simple transcodes don't work on a variety of machines.

Such a shame as when it does run (as it does on my one Win7 system), it's a great program. I'm not sure why this front-end has this particular problem when I've never seen it occur while trying literally dozens of other FFMPEG front ends over the last few years. There are also still some problems with applying color correction. It will work on one clip in your list but if you're encoding multiple clips, it won't let you apply color correction to batches. Again...not sure why as this would seem to be a command line call somewhere in the applied settings. But overall....IF you can get it to work, it's a good program.



Nov 27, 2012 Version: 3.1.3.4 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 3/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 5/10



Hello all,

the Versions regarding the previous post are 3.0.6.0 and 3.0.8.1. Sorry !

And to mention here, the internal xvid conversation is slow, better install the divx codec and use divx in conversation setting (windows divx install needed). If your destination container is mkv, and your player does not accept it, you have to remux the mkv from XMedia Recode with mkvtoolnix. This is fast, because it does not change audio and video, it only changes the internal storage structure of the mkv file. Start with mkvtoolnix 3.3 or older. Some DLNA players (SAT Receiver or TV) do not accept mkv muxed versions after 3.3.0. Avoid header compression (available in newer versions of mkvtoolnix).




Nov 14, 2012 Version: 3.0.6.0 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 4/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



Hello all,

regarding 2 most common problems:

1. resize
Problem was introduced after Version 3.6.0, so check this version first. If it fixes your resize problem, try changing the libswscale.dll from 3.6.0 with your version. This fixed it on Version 3.8.1 .This workaround does not work with every available version. If the version is incompatible, program crashes when using i.e add borders or other functions from that lib.

2. If the program crashes on your system, first check your media filter, codec settings. The source file should always be playable outsite the application, i.e mediaplayer. Next delete the existing XMediaRecode.ini and restore the original Installation from zip or reinstall the complete Application.

3. Start with a simple conversion first, simple standard res mpeg avi, mpeg source file and with the default settings for a common destination format i.e mp4. If this works, save the ini. Then modify the destination step by step to your requirements. If it crashes, restore ini.

Testet it on 6 different systems XP SP3, Vista SP1 and Win7 and Win7 SP1 I could get my hands on. Try 3.6.0 Version first, if you encounter problems. You can have different versions on the same machine, if you use the zipped versions only

Please respond, if a note from above solved an issue on your system with a short description. Maybe the Developer is able to use the collected infos here.

Good luck



Nov 13, 2012 Version: 3.6.0 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 4/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



I found this program when I was looking for a solution to prepare many video files so I could stream them from a NAS to an iPad without having to re-encode the video. The source video files are encoded H.264 720p with 6 channel DTS audio MKV files. I wanted to convert them to MP4 files with AAC audio and without re-encoding the video. The "Video copy" and the batch job function of this program made it easy. It typically takes about 12 minutes to convert a 2-hour video on my system. I'm using the FileBrowser app on the iPad to stream and play the files.

I suppose I could have done the job just using the underlying utilities, but XMedia Recode made it so easy.

This is a great solution for converting the files for streaming to the iPad, but probably not if I needed to store them on the iPad. In that case, re-encoding would be better to reduce their file size.



Nov 8, 2012 Version: 3.1.3.0 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Ok, so this version I'm using, 3.1.2.8 works really great on 1 out of my 3 computers. I am converting all kinds of videos from all over, youtube, torrents, homemade on my android... etc... to h264 and it is amazing. I had been using Handbrake but I find that it doesn't make as pretty an output at the same quality settings but more importantly, Handbrake skews the audio when the source is AC3 most times and I can't seem to find a way to prevent that. Xmedia Recode has never, not once, messed up the audio on any of my files. Like I said, when it works, it's a beautiful thing. The only thing I can't get it to do is put the MOOV atom at the front of the file for easy streaming but I simply use MP4Faststart after the encode and that is taken care of.

The real problem is that it won't work at all on 2 of my computers. On one, running Windows Server 2003, it did work... like once or twice. Then it crashed and hasn't worked since. Now when you start an encode, it says finished in about 1 second and outputs an empty file. Also, it will not display a preview in the filters section.
The other computer, my laptop running Windows 7 64bit, just as my main machine does where Recode works great, will not display a preview at all. Never has. I haven't actually tried encoding on it because without the preview, I'm not sure what I will get.

I have sent a couple emails to the developer but now I read that he never responds to emails so I guess that will lead nowhere. How frustrating.

Anyway, Overall.... a 5

dsp



Oct 11, 2012 Version: 3.1.2.8 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 6/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 5/10



27 year video professional here. I own a high-end production facility and have used expensive encoding solutions like Rhozet Carbon Coder (Now ProMedia Carbon) Telestream Episode, Procoder and others. I also use free and shareware encoders as well...primarily because may of the paid apps are as buggy and convoluted as the open-source ones, and because some of the freebies offer options the paid ones don't (like Apple ProRes support).

Xmedia Recode COULD be the best in it's class if the developer would:

1. Fix the scale/size problem that has plagued the application for over a year (maybe longer).
2. Participate in the forums here and other places where users discuss the app.
3. Answer emails sent to him.

I have it working great on two machines...one a high-end Windows 7 workstation and another an older HP XW6200 workstation running WinXP. However, on every other computer I've ever installed it on (office computer, home desktop, home laptop, work laptop, other office workstations), if you scale a video the app crashes as soon as you start an encode. It works fine if you keep the size the same, so it's a well-documented issue with the FFMPEG scaling library. But the problem has to be in how the developer implements FFMPEG, because the exact same version of it works fine on dozens of other encoding tools, such as Avanti, Tencoder, Format Factory, StaxRip, Handbrake etc.

When it runs on a system, it's nearly as good as apps that cost hundreds of dollars. There are quirks in the interface and its functionality, but if you've ever used Telestream Episode, this tool is no more quirky than that. By the way, we purchased 2 licences (at $1000) of Episode last year. Our experience with it was so bad and the software so unreliable that we asked for (and got) our money back a year later! I can say without hesitation that if you can get Xmedia Recode to run without the sizing bug, it's BETTER than Telestream Episode's regular version and likely as good as their pro version, which costs $1000 per license.

One thing to note, Xmedia Recode is simply a front-end for FFMPEG so it would be easy to blame the sizing crash problem on it, but as noted, dozens of other front-ends use the same version of FFMPEG without this issue, so the problem seems to be in how the developer compiles and integrates FFMPEG into his app.

If he could fix this issue and would participate on forums and ever answer an email (I've sent him several), I dare say he could sell this app for $59 or even higher and make a nice amount of money on it.



Oct 2, 2012 Version: 3.1.2.8 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 3/10



I have a movie mkv 1080p with DTS 5.1 soundtrack. I want to convert it to AAC 5.1 with copy video stream.....result.....unreadable new mkv file....bummer


Sep 28, 2012 Version: 3.1.2.8 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 1/10



Latest version 3.1.2.8 and win7 64bit, program not start.


Sep 27, 2012 Version: 3.1.2.8 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



Ease of use is 5 because it allows access to ALL the settings for all the codecs it supports, including the ones that require an engineer to understand, such as qunatizers, groups of pixels, and other such settings. In most software these are automatically determined (educated "guessed") by the software encoder, but in XMediaRecode they are fully settable by the user. Usually I just use the ones I understand such as "frame rate" and leave the rest at default. If you just ignore the advanced settings and don't bother to try to figure them out, then ease of use becomes a 10.

What hurts the ease of use category, gives the functionality category a 10/10! Again though, using the more advanced settings will require an engineer who's familiar with the inner workings of a given codec to determine the correct settings for converting a given video. So to the average user, I again recommend just sticking with the basic settings, and if you have to wonder "what does this do" then just don't mess with it.

Value for money is a 10/10, cause it's FREE!

Overall score = 3. This "overall" takes a hit, because of a category that isn't in the ratings. That category would be reliability (freeness from bugs). And let me tell you right now this software is ANYTHING but reliable (if a reliability category existed, I'd give it a "1"). FLV files saved from Youtube are like PULLING TEETH to just get it to convert without spontaneously crashing during the conversion. Even worse, is that it's conversion bugs are completely illogical. Converting FLV (h264 video in FLV container) to AVI (any codec) directly causes it to crash, but if I first convert the FLV file to MPEG2 (MPEG2 video stream in MPG container), and then convert the MPEG2 to AVI (any codec), it works perfectly. It seems that the internal state is not consistent, depending on what decoding was done prior to the reencoding.

I'm not sure how the program works internally, but the most sensable solution would be to have it convert any video input into a series of raw RGB24 images in memory, and then encode the raw image date into whatever the destination format is. That way it won't matter what the original encoding was, because when rencoding it will be working with raw images as if it was creating the output video from scratch (from a series of BMP images).

Unfortunately in an effort to optimize memory use (so you wouldn't need 4gb of ram for every minute of video), the author of this software has sacrificed reliability



Sep 22, 2012 Version: 3.1.2.5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 3/10



I've tried several version of this, mainly going to x264/MKV and XviD/AVI. x264 encoding seems fine, and encodes a 1080p TS file to 720p at around the same as other apps I use (about 40-50fps). XviD though is extremely slow. With other apps I can convert a 1080p or 720p TS file to 624x352 using XviD at around 130fps on the first pass and 100fps on the second, yet this encodes the same files using the same settings at around 40fps on the first and only 10fps on the second. It took nearly 90 minutes to encode a 32 minute 720p file to 352p file and yet it's using 6 threads just like the other apps and 100% CPU and they take only a few minutes. Something's not right there at all.

As to the app itself, the GUI and layout is pretty good. Rather than loads of tabs for different options, the different options here are set under a drop down list and the interface changes accordingly. I didn't at first get why any changes to the audio would stick, but then realised I had to highlight the stream in the stream list, which is done in case there are multiple streams and you want different settings for each. There are loads of presets there for different devices, but personally I prefer to do all my own settings. If the really slow XviD encoding is sorted then this would be one I would use a lot more often. Overall, pretty good, and so far no bad encodings or crashes.



Aug 27, 2012 Version: 3.1.2.0 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 6/10



A very good program (GUI) that encodes to almost any format and has great user flexibility.
Easier to use than many other GUI's except some that have very limited format output and flexibility.
However I have experienced problems with AVS scripts that other GUI's handle well.



Jul 20, 2012 Version: 3.1.1.6 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



Why does this crash when I change the res big to small (h264 to Xvid)?



Jul 2, 2012 Version: 3110 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Latest version won't load/work with Windows Vista. Back to 3.0.8.1.


Jun 10, 2012 Version: 3.1.0.9 OS: Vista Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



Version 3.1.0.9 not start Windows vista 32bit.


Jun 10, 2012 Version: 3.1.0.9 OS: Vista Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



Version 3.0.8.1. is last reliable version that works for me. The problems are all audio related.


May 11, 2012 Version: 3.1.0.0. OS: Vista Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 7/10



Seriously, let's label this version "0.3.1.0.0 Beta" and wait for 6 thousand 9 hundred updates until it gets to a working 1.0 version.


May 10, 2012 Version: 0.3.1.0.0 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 3/10 Value for money: 7/10 Overall: 5/10



v3.1.0.0
Audio Copy still not working.

Seems the author is not reading this forum.

I'll stick with v3.0.8.1.



May 10, 2012 Version: 3.1.0.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 5/10



Have been using this converter for ages and I have no doubt it is the best free converter out there. Probably the best full stop. Tried lots of others, free and commercial. ***** 5 stars.

I always run all my conversions through Boilsoft Video Splitter.
Doing this ensures compatibility with all players and also fixes any sound problems. Apart from editing the End Credits!



May 9, 2012 Version: 3.0.9.8 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



v3.0.9.6 is still not working properly.
(see my description, 3 posts down).

Whatever they 'fixed' in v3.0.8.4, it got broken.

So I will continue to use v3.0.8.1.



May 1, 2012 Version: 3.0.9.6 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



I've used Xmedia Recodes for a couple of years now, and love it. That being said, after upgrading to 3.0.9.0 my finished videos will not play on my WDLivePlus. Can' play them with VideoLAN, but works with other media players. Not sure the problem, but went back to 3.0.8.1 and all is right with the world right now. I encode to H.264/mkv using the WDLive profile and tinker with only the AAC encoding (Increase volume 500%) I'm sure the next release will be work, but I always keep a back up copy prior release in case the new one craps.


Apr 15, 2012 Version: 3.0.9.0 OS: Vista Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



After reading previous reviews I decided to try 3.0.6.7. Will keep an eye on comments.

Definitely about the best ffmpeg front end I've tried. I haven't had any problems but I haven't torture tested it, and I don't see a really compelling reason to use it rather than handbrake for h.264 until I'm convinced its handling is more robust. But for other formats it works very well. The output is excellent.

I don't think it'll make me stop using avidemux quite yet though.

Layout and ease of use is very good, but it's not a good program for a beginner. Workflow is a bit cockeyed at first but it works well once you get on ton it. The lack of english docs is a real problem but there are guides available on the web.

It's definitely good enough for me to keep an eye on newer updates.



Apr 12, 2012 Version: 3.0.6.7 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



Rwmol.

Basically all I am trying to do is convert an MKV file to MP4 without re-encoding.
Why? Because my Sony Bravia TV does not support MKV.

Open MKV video file.
In 'Format' tab, select Profile: Custom, Format: MP4, File extension: mp4.
In 'Video' tab, select 'Video Copy'.
In 'Audio' tab, select Modus: 'Copy'
Click 'Add Job'.
Click 'Encode'.

The 'Encoding' window appears briefly and then disappears.

It happens when audio is AC3 or AAC (I've not tried any other audio format).

I am using the portable version of XMedia Recode (if that makes a difference!).

The last version that worked was v3.0.8.1 (not 3.0.8.0 as I stated previously).



Apr 12, 2012 Version: 3.0.9.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 5/10



I love that they always update to the latest x264 lib. The options are clearly laid out. It's a direct competitor to the Handbrake family of encoders and a serious alternative to paid version encoders. Has an advantage over staxrip, megui and ripbot in that it processes your files immediately instead of demuxing and indexing first. (Not demuxing and indexing could lead to errors on bad source material though).

One of the best free or otherwise x264 encoder guis out there.

But as mentioned before, this version muxes with an apparent audio delay of ~1 minute, 5 seconds. Maybe it's a fault of lavf?



Apr 12, 2012 Version: 3.090 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Most of the MKV files produced by 3.0.9.0 have a 1mn 500ms Audio Delay in the MKV header. I run the new file through the mkvmerge GUI and it's gone (The VLC player plays it without a delay).


Apr 11, 2012 Version: 3.0.9.0 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 6/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



Marco_The_Boy,

I selected a VOB file from a movie on my hard drive, selected AC3 format and Audio Only. The audio was created just fine. Perhaps you can start a thread in the forum providing more details and we can get to the bottom of you trouble.



Apr 10, 2012 Version: 3.0.9.0. OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



v3.0.9.0 still does not work with 'Copy AC3'.
The last version that I have which works is v3.0.8.0.

I have tested it on Win XP and Win 7.



Apr 10, 2012 Version: 3.0.9.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 5/10



Unstable release that crashes everytime I add a job under the Jobs tab. I click on the "+" button and the whole program disappears on it's own. So I currently can't add multiple jobs one after another.

And now when I do add just one individual job, the output becomes a "undf" file while trying to play it in VLC.

The way this program currently stands it gets an EPIC FAIL.



Apr 3, 2012 Version: 3.0.8.8 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 6/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



Like the below commenter, Nothing above 3067 works for me. All have the same problem.

Using newer versions with the same MKV settings H264 constant qual 20 or average bitrate for DVDs of 1500 to 2000 all videos seem to have have the preceding frame still showing
causing the video to rapidly seem to stop and start with a trailing effect from the previous frame. Older versions work just fine.



Apr 3, 2012 Version: 3.0.8.8 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 5/10



I have skipped the versions 3.0.7.x to 3.0.8.5 due to stability and functionality issues for me. Testing now Rev 3.0.8.8. Crop and resize is now working again, tested with avi/xvid and mkv/h264 dest.
Many thanks to the developers. The overall stability has increased. My favorite converter tool is back, so I can use it for 90% of the tasks.
I prefer rock solid functionality, dont want overloaded programs.
Beside this I suggest some "fine tuning" on existing functions:
1. did not find a setting to change the color of the rendered subs
2. did not find how to render only forced subs

Thanks for this awesome tool.



Apr 3, 2012 Version: 3.0.8.8 OS: Vista Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Subtitles still don't work for me. If there is an extra piece of software that I am supposed to install, I hope VideoHelp puts it in the description.


Apr 3, 2012 Version: 3.0.8.8 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 4/10 Value for money: 7/10 Overall: 6/10



I didn't realize that the output was set to MP4. When changed to MKV, everything works great. Sorry for the confusion.


Mar 20, 2012 Version: 3.0.8.5 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Can't get "Copy Audio" to work with AC3.


Mar 17, 2012 Version: 3.0.8.5 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



With the new release (3.0.8.5) "Copy audio" no more causing the crash of this wonderful piece of software.


Mar 17, 2012 Version: 3.0.8.5 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



"Copy audio" is causing the program to crash.


Mar 16, 2012 Version: 3.0.8.4 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



copy audio works for me
\i mainly use profile custom\
format mkv
file ext mkv



Mar 16, 2012 Version: 3084 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



The "Copy Audio" doesn't work...


Mar 16, 2012 Version: 3.0.8.4 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



I've just downloaded the lastest version and AVG is no longer reporting this as infected. I guess it must have been a false positive with the previous version. Now OK.


Feb 19, 2012 Version: 3.0.8.0 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



"...AVG reported it as being infected..."
Yesterday i have downloaded the new (3.0.8.0) version and no virus was inside. Maybe your computer was already infected (or just a false alarm), but for sure Xmedia Recode is not a "virusware". Check your computer again!



Feb 17, 2012 Version: 3.0.8.0 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



This is a very useful tool which I've been using for a while. However, 2 days ago AVG reported it as being infected with a virus: "Trojan horse BackDoor.Hupigon5.CCFB";"c:\Program Files (x86)\XMedia Recode\XMedia Recode.exe".

I'm hoping the report is a false positive. Has anyone else come across this?



Feb 4, 2012 Version: 3.0.7.6 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 7/10



well it's a good program but I have some small problem with it
1- I could not find any option to encode Audio in HE-AAC or HE-AAC V2
2- It seems there is no option to encode several file at different threads at the same time



Jan 28, 2012 Version: 3.0.7.4 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 8/10



Fast retested Version 3.0.7.6
Audio copy option is back (fixed in 3.0.7.4). Still have problems on some conversation jobs with cropping and resizing. No uncommon setting : dest. is mkv with h264 (reencode) and ac3 (copy).
Source are sat recordings 1920x1080 that only plays on the sat box. Used dest Profile is Panasonic TV (mkv) with some mods see below. This is the default setting after start. Selecting source, change profile to high@level 4.0, select cq mode with cq=23, change audio to copy, adjust crop and resize to source, both equal values, start job results in crash at start (0 processed frames in dest.) This did not happen in 3.0.6.0 with the same source files.

Curious is, if I change profile to userdefined with mkv with ac3 and same settings in video and audio and cropping as above job works, and then back to Panasonic mkv, cropping and resizing job still works.
Every attempt with the same (documented) settings on video and audio, to get a compatible file for the sat box and the tv.

The preview screen does not fit exactly into the window, so by cropping visually you miss lines at the bottom, because you dont see them. Would be nice to get it fixed, just adust the frame around the preview screen a bit.

The program is my preferred tool for my tasks. Many thanks to the developers.

Best regards



Jan 28, 2012 Version: 3.0.7.6 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



Xmedia Recode 3.0.7.0 portable cuts,crops and encodes ac3 perfectly for me,to a 2 pass PROPERLY finished file format,and it is my encoder of choice..The user must know the proper audio to use with the video file hes trying to produce or the program WILL crash..This is NOT the fault of the program but just the fault of either inproper inputs and or outputs..I will say that I only encode mainstream file formats like mkv-avc/h264,mp4,wmv,xvid,flv,mpg,avi,mp3,ac3,aac..I have no use for propietary output file formats like Apples mp4/aac..I havent tried encoding to all the file formats in the dropdowns but I have encoded enough with this program since it came out to know that it works just fine and produces a great finished product...;)


Jan 21, 2012 Version: 3.0.7.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



cropping and resizing is broken in 3.0.6.7 and 3.0.7.0.
Trying to cut bars and resize often results in App crash.
Same source and settings are working in 3.0.6.0
libswscale changed in 3.0.6.7 and 3.0.7.0. Seems there was
some rework that broke cropping and resizing (Videozuschnitt und Rahmen)
On 3.0.7.0 the audio copy option for ac3 disappeared
2 NoGo´s for a converter



Jan 21, 2012 Version: 3.0.6.7 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 4/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



3.0.2.5 works great, but with any version newer than that results in a crash on the second pass using custom mkv mpeg4/h264 with 128kbps audio with high profile 4.1 2pass encoding.
source video is a 720p 30fps video and I used subme 9, merange 32, me=umh, 9 reference frames, no-fast pskip off, no DCT decimate, CABAC on, mixed ref frames on.

I've tried every version above 3.0.2.5 and they all crash at the very beginning of the second pass.



Nov 15, 2011 Version: 3.0.2.5 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Good soft. But has a problem (crashing) when cropping or rescaling. Using file libswscale.dll from ver.2.3.3.3 solved the problem for me (thanks to people here, who found the solution). No forum, no bugreport feedback. No answer from developer at all. I wanted to make a donation, but such an attitude killed my intention. Now searching for alternative.


Nov 10, 2011 Version: 3.0.4.6 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 7/10 Overall: 7/10



I have a WD Live Plus unit, and I use the Xmedia Recode preset for WD Live for encoding to MP4/H.264. I compress most videos to around 1.2 gig from around 4 plus gig. I watch the videos on a Sony Bravia 46" LCD TV. The quality is not HD, but certainly very acceptable. The downside of this program is help is in German. Not much support for English language. I tried different presets, plus fooling around with custom settings, you know just to tinker with. It will crash if your settings are not right. No notice or anything, it just goes away! All in all its a decent program for the price.


Nov 6, 2011 Version: 3.0.4.6 OS: Vista Ease of use: 4/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



Too bad. Doesn't work for me 2.....moving to Xilisoft Video Converter


Nov 6, 2011 Version: 3.0.4.6 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 7/10



what a nice video converter has now become a crap , go to hell developers of XMedia Recode, because it neither opens or works like before, 2.3.0.4 was the last version that worked properly on all computers


Nov 6, 2011 Version: 3.0.4.6 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



I use this program at least 10 times a week without a problem and I reviewed it before.But it will crash,close and disappear if the INPUT file is improper is some way (like a bad header or starting point).It may also crash,close and disappear if your output file is not set up correctly.It would be nice if the program warned you first before it closed or gave you some kind of error message.There are programs that are easier to use but Xmedia Recode gives me the best finished product,and I gave it a 10 because of that.If Xmedia Recode starts up in your PC then there is NUTHING wrong with your computer or your operating system or Xmedia Recode.The problem is ALWAYS the INPUT file,if Xmedia Recode dosent like it,,it will just crash without warning.When I made those same INPUT files proper and used the right parameters on the output file then Xmedia Recode encoded them without an issue.This program does have a learning curve to it and it is not for a beginner in my opinion...;)~


Oct 14, 2011 Version: 3.0.3.9 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Copy video still comes out at 1000fps
Here are steps:

1. select mkv/ac3 profile
2. open an mkv file with i.e DTS
3 check copy video on video tab
4. encode....
out put file comes out at 1000fps report by MediaInfo and VLC



Oct 13, 2011 Version: 3039 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



excellent tool. works great. ignore the clowns who run their computers with out of date, insecure operating systems that were retired years ago.



Oct 12, 2011 Version: 3.0.3..9 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Yes u r right because the last version that worked properly was 2.3.0.4 , after that all versions are going on having bugs and it stopped functioning in my Win XP because now it requires WinXP SP2 to work and also now it is not working properly at all like before and i had informed this to the developer many times but he is not responding at all.... now it has became a crap


Oct 12, 2011 Version: 3.0.3.9 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



To the last poster,
I am not the first poster to complain about this. I posted the details as it would help any others who is having the problem. I did not reduce any rating. I opened a thread instead of just posting trash here.
If there is no problem at all in the program, it should work on every machine. Don't think it is OK if it works for you.



Oct 6, 2011 Version: 3.0.3.4 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 8/10



as i've said before this isn't the place to air personal problems with your own install. the current version works like a champ and previous ones have also on winxp and win7-64, using 6 different computers here. try opening a thread in the forum instead.


Oct 6, 2011 Version: 3.0.3.4 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Worked like charm until 2.3.3.3. did not use the tool for sometime and upgraded to win7 64 bit in between. Downloaded the available version. The program started crashing. After that keep on trying all versions and all crashed. Was suspecting 64 bit.

Finally after a hint from Baldrick, started experimenting with different encode parameters to find the problem. And I found the problem to be resizing and module crashing is libswscale.dll which is resizing library of ffmpeg.

I tried downloading old versions and noticed 2.3.3.3 works fine. If you want to use the program stay with 2.3.3.3. Copying libswscale.dll from 2.3.3.3 to latest version (3.0.3.4) solved crashing issue in latest version.

Tried replacing the latest dll from fmpeg but understand the program is actually using very old version of ffmpeg dlls avcodec51, I think the latest is avcodec53. I remember to see "updated ffmpeg" with every new version????. I am not 100% sure here.

I hope the developer will fix this issue as soon as possible.



Oct 5, 2011 Version: 2.3.3.3 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



copy video still comes out at:
Frame rate: 1 000.000 fps



Oct 3, 2011 Version: 3.0.3.4 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



When converting to VCD, go to Video Settings tab, and check the VBVbuffersize
setting, as recent versions of Xmedia Recode set this by default to 1150. Changing
this value back to prior default of 327680 will stop the "Wrong video settings" error
window from popping up, and enable the conversion.



Oct 1, 2011 Version: 3.0.3.0 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Great converter, but there is a small issue when copy video, the final video came out
Frame rate : 1 000.000 fps



Sep 27, 2011 Version: 3.0.2.5 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I use this program for years now, to convert files for my Nokia mobilephone (mp4 + aac), without any issue or crashes. In my opinion it is a very good program, even it's not intended specially for "programmers" or beginers. Very much thanks to the author, which made this good software and released it FREE.


Sep 15, 2011 Version: 3.025 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



...work perfect...


Sep 13, 2011 Version: 3.0.2.5 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



The last version that worked properly was 2.3.0.4 but now it requires to have installed windows service pack 2 to start otherwise it will not work nor it will open, best turns to worst this software shows this to all


Sep 13, 2011 Version: 3.2.0.5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



New version crashes at start of encode. Reinstalled older version, now that no longer works either.


Sep 12, 2011 Version: 3.0.2.5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



Yes. What happened to this App? Used to work fine in the past. Now crashes immediately on encoding. Had to give 1's because it no longer encodes.


Sep 12, 2011 Version: 3.0.2.5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



I was looking for something with a bit more flexibility than handbrake (avs scripts etc). But not as daunting as Megui. This program is a perfect example of how not to write a program.
I did not find the initial screen to be intuitive while it was not difficult to figure out it was not very intuitive newbies will definitely need to use a guide.

Crashes with no meaning full messages, I spent two hours trying to encode the movie Obsessed with AC3 audio, at first directly from the disk with AnyDVD in the background couldn't even make it trough the set up process would crash at various points tried many different settings. I then ripped the movie to the hard drive and tried again. Program would crash while encoding after multiple attempts I could not get the program to complete successfully. Going back to handbrake until i have the time to write my own program.If handbrake would accept avisynth scripts it would be perfect.



Sep 12, 2011 Version: 3.0.2.5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 5/10



This program does many things with an excellent gui. However, the one function that I keep looking for on new versions is the ability to create MKVs from DVDs without changing the bitrate. (Mpeg2 copy only).


Aug 25, 2011 Version: 2030 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 7/10



I don't think I like this software any more.
Past few versions crash when converting mpg or DVD to flv.
Often crashes on me when converting mp4 to mpg.
Does do well converting audio files, but for video it is very hit and miss.



Aug 24, 2011 Version: 3.0.2.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 3/10



It is a great little program if you can get it to work properly. Current version does not do subtitle copying properly. It strips the secondary time codes so that the subs stay on the screen in the new mkv file you are creating. I was hoping to use this program to convert some old mkv and ogm files of mine to bluray ready mkv files to through into multiavchd as it can not handle ogg audio properly. The files turned out great except that the sub tracks were completely destroyed. I hope this gets fixed in a later version, but there is no english forum, and the program is on the wall of shame for FFMPEG, so I do not know if these issues will get fixed.


Aug 10, 2011 Version: 3.0.1.6 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 4/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 6/10



Im running this program in 2 desktops and a laptop with NO problems converting all types of files daily.Use a vidio/audio calculator called (Aspect 2) for xvid conversions you can find it here in video help also google Yiu Korochko's x264 Bitrate Calculator for mkv conversions to 720p and 1080p.Use these 2 little apps everytime you want to encode files with Xmedia Recode.Your input files must be proper or the program will crash without warning.And most of all READ about converting video and audio files..Wild conversions or improper file inputs will not work in ANY program.At least all the ones I messed with in the last 15 years or so of encoding.Xmedia Recode just slams a door in your face and says to itself nope improper file input and closes or crashes on you,hehehe..And please dont take offence to what im saying and dont say I know,I know,I know,because just when you think you mastered something there is always more to learn..Once learned this program produces a perfect end result..Good Luck!


Jul 7, 2011 Version: 3.0.0.5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I agree that this program has more problems than just user error. Just this morning, I tried converting a DVD that I have into an XviD file (using avi container). I tried demuxing the audio, without changes, and XMR crashed after the second XviD pass. So, I tried again, this time without the audio. Same thing. Odd, though, that I had tried to test XviD, to see if it could two-pass encode anything (creating a test encode from the first four or five seconds of old MP4 file), it worked without problems. I do hope that the Mpeg-4/LAVF encoder isn't as buggy, although I would much rather use XviD. I'm guessing that it is much better than Mpeg-4/LAVF, since LAVF is meant to encode anything. Odds are, that once LAVF has been made able to create a video compression format properly, the FFMpeg devs stop improving it, releasing only basic bug fixes (unlike XviD, which has recently released newer masking technologies, some new VHQ thing, (probably) better RD optimizations, and (probably) better multi-threading performance).


Jul 6, 2011 Version: 3.0.0.5 OS: Vista 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 6/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 8/10



i have also tried to convert any file by using default settings with portable version then also XMedia Recode crashes,your advice does not work at all for me and others as i have tried all kinds of methods to convert but nothing works, RappinRod


Jul 6, 2011 Version: 3.0.0.5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



To all the people in here having problems with Xmedia Recode: This program is finnacky but it does work properly.When you open your file to be encoded make sure you use the proper video and audio codecs,bitrates,framsizes,etc,etc in the dropdown menues or just use the defaults in the dropdowns at first.(like mkv/ac3,or xvid/mp3,or mp4/aac until you become knowledgeable enough to start tinkering with the settings.Take a couple of hours and read up on this stuff,its not rocket science.Xmedia Recode will crash without warning if YOU try to make a finished product that is NOT compliant or will not view properly in media players and such This program once mastered,,to me is the best for encoding all types of video and audio it is complex and yet it is easy to use..I agree,it would be nice if it warned you that what YOUR trying to do will not work or will not be compliant.Over the years of using this program 100% of the times it crashed,it was MY FAULT.Ive used many programs in the last 15 years and this program will not be the last but for now it is my staple for changing file formats and it does it well.Try using the portable version of 3.0.0.5 just unwrap the folder and create a shortcut to the exe file,,this way the program will not interfere with anything else in your pc and this version does work fine...;)~


Jul 6, 2011 Version: 3.0.0.5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Nowadays XMedia Recode has become a crap which cannot encode and decode any file properly, but XMedia Recode 2.3.0.4 version was the last version which was working fine after which all versions are not working properly at all and i have reported about this to the developer of this tool but the developer is not responding on my complain....let`s see how many bugs are going to found in the next new version


Jul 3, 2011 Version: 3.0.0.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



What do YOU expect for FREE/DONATION BASSED SOFTWARE if you don`t like it DON`T USE.






Jun 27, 2011 Version: 3002 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



That's right, every new update are buggy. I hate the comments for the changelog, it's always the same blabla (Update of ffmpeg / Update of x264 codec / Troubleshooting / minor bug fixes) that means nothing and no details.

It used to be my favorite software but since v2.3.1.8, i'm bored => nothing new, no improvement and no forum to discuss with Sebastian Dorfler for wishlist.

For example v3.0.0.2, it would fantastic to give users new functions for an upgrade.

So sad to see a good tool become a dinausaure.



Jun 27, 2011 Version: 2.3.1.3 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 3/10 Functionality: 3/10 Value for money: 4/10 Overall: 3/10



This program Rocks! It converts everything with every option that an advanced user would want. It would be the ultimate converter, exept...

It seems to me that some of the new versions have been getting more and more buggy. The current version has one problem where it crashes on the second pass of a two-pass encoding task. At least that's what it does to me when I try to use the XviD codec. IDK about the other codecs, though. It also crashes if you try to use the deblocking filter.

But at least you can do some post processing now. A few verions ago, there was no way you were ever going to even resize the video without crashing. I'm sure all of the current bugs will be fixed eventually. After all, Sebastian Dorfler is awesome!!!

Also, usually bugs are fixed faster than they have been recently, although I'm sure Sebastian has some good reason for taking so much longer (such as being busy with something else, or maybe he's having trouble finding the cause of the bugs or something). That's why I still rated this program so high.



Jun 5, 2011 Version: 2.3.3.3 OS: Vista 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 6/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



This is by far the best media encoder out there and I've used a ton of them. Encodes quick with excellent quality. One problem I do have since I swapped out MoBo's is the video preview is gone in the filters/preview tab which makes the program unusable until I can fix it.


May 31, 2011 Version: 2333 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



2.3.2.9 does not work at all in Win2k, though WIn2k is supposedly supported. You just get the message
"XMedia Recode.exe is not a valid Win32 application".

Version 2. 3.0.4 is the last version that will work on Win2k. All later versions abort as above.



May 15, 2011 Version: 2.3.2.9 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 5/10



Just to follow up my last post.I downloaded the 2328 PORTABLE version from the authors site and it seems to work fine for me without a crash so far.There is no install/uninstall just unwrap an work right out of the folder.I did try the full installed update 2328 and it once again crashed on start of a file encode.


May 12, 2011 Version: 2328 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



I reinstalled 2320 because 2325 crashes out when i start the encode.The author updates this program alot and I never had a problem with any update or prior version until this one.I hope he fixes the problem as this is my encoder of choice.This is really not an encoder for a beginner.It will crash if you try matching different audio,video codecs together or if you try crazy bitrates and such but once you learn how to use it properly the end product is superb in my opinion.


May 10, 2011 Version: 2325 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



This software has been solid until recent versions.
It crashes alot and never used to do that. I reinstalled 2.3.0.4 and everything has fine again. As stated by others, I hope they figure it out.



May 9, 2011 Version: 2.3.2.5 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 4/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 5/10



I have been using XmediaRecode for a while now to convert DVDs to MP4/MKV format. Easy to set up, batch encodes, copies AC3 audio into the MP4 container. What more could you want ?

Well, it would be nice if recent updates worked. The scores I have given are for version 2.3.0.9. I have tested the subsequent versions (up to and including 2.3.2.5), and they all crash out when attempting to encode from ripped DVDs. 2.3.0.9 happily encodes the same rips without any problems. Hopefully the author can get things back on track, but for now, stick with the older version if you want a solid, reliable encoder.



May 9, 2011 Version: 2.3.0.9 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Great program.
But i get many error when i trying convert my dvd-disk.

Filters/premium
Aspect Error: -1.#INF




Apr 10, 2011 Version: 2.3.1.8 OS: Vista Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



The XMediaRecode is a Real Piece of Encoding Tool.
It is updated with the latest Codecs and has a lot of Options when encoding.
Supports any Media File such as Video and also Audio.

Thanks to the Developer, Most of us Highly Recommend this software for Beginners to Advanced Video Option users



Apr 9, 2011 Version: 2.3.1.8 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Again ,XMedia Recode 2.3.1.8 version is also crashing like 2.3.0.9 & 2.3.1.3 version,developer is not doing anything about this error bug as i have reported about this bug to the developer


Apr 9, 2011 Version: 2.3.1.8 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



I love this little piece of software for converting videos from one format to another, while keeping the frame rate and aspect ratio as the original. The only strange drawback to this software is if you try and batch convert a bunch of videos that have different formats, frame rates, aspect ratios, etc., it will crash. I just batch-load them into the software, and pick each one to convert by clicking on it, which kinda sucks. Anyway, still it's a pretty good piece of software, and i think the author(s) will fix that loading problem eventually, which will make this software really something special!




Mar 28, 2011 Version: 2.3.1.3 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



XMedia Recode continue it`s crashing problem from 2.3.0.9 to 2.3.1.3 but there was no problem in 2.3.0.4, so please fix this bug as my OS is WinXP[32 bit]


Mar 25, 2011 Version: 2.3.1.3 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



This version fixes the loading of custom matrices, that's good. However, if you try a short encode by using the cutting tool in video preview, it just keeps on encoding beyond the stop point! I'd like to see 2 pass encoding using DivX , something Virtualdub can do. Otherwise it's a nice program with good menu layout and quality results.


Mar 17, 2011 Version: 2.3.0.9 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Well tried v2.3.0.9 yesterday night with x264 and it doesn't crash, depends probably what you use.

The things that must be improved is :

- The subtitles options; unable to select and disable a subtitle track and unable to import a external sub.

- The calculator with hd video output, AVCHDCalculator is better for that.

- The progress remaining time when encoding is false sometime.

I use and appreciate a lot this tool and would like to thanks the author for his work.



Feb 28, 2011 Version: 2.3.0.9 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



XMedia Recode crashes from 2.3.0.8 to 2.3.0.9 but 2.3.0.4 was working fine, developers of Xmedia recode did not pay any attention to fix all bugs before releasing any new version,such a shame


Feb 28, 2011 Version: 2.3.0.8 & 2.3.0.9 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



This is a great tool. It can do much of the pre propcessing that Avisynth does without using an .avs file, such as noise reduction,sharpening, deblocking etc. It also has an excellent previewer, you can crop or pad, change resolution and see exactly how it will turn out, a single frame is all that is needed so you can see the final effect without running the previewed video. Creating 16:9 from 4:3 material is easy, you can see the result before encoding.
This version seems to create the desired file size and bitrate.
One niggle- custom matrices cannot be loaded or saved, this needs fixing.



Feb 18, 2011 Version: 2.3.0.4 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



I just noticed that from couple of version earlier and this 2.3.0.4 version XMedia does NOT keep the Original Framerate of the Video. Could Author look into it please! Thanks!


Feb 3, 2011 Version: 2.3.0.4 OS: Vista 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



EXCELLENT program. Yes, this is a *must have*... and it's free :-) But most of the times the program ignores my desired video bitrate and the video gets smaller than expected. I hope this will be corrected in future versions. Thank you and keep up the good work!


Jan 31, 2011 Version: 2.3.0.4 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Excellent tool. Probably the best MKV to MP4 converter out there. I wish there was a way to embed soft subs so that I can watch movies on my Apple TV. I can't find any tool out there that doesn't try to re-encode everything. With Xmedia, you can just transfer the container, which is nice, but I really need the subtiles! :(


Jan 30, 2011 Version: 2.3.0.4 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 6/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



This is an excellent software in many respects; except that the result of MPEG conversion is not DVD compliant in authoring softwares for this simple reason. For Mpeg footage to be DVD compliant, the [Profile & Level] must be MP@ML. When that profile is selected in XMedia Recode, the result always come out as MP@H-14(*) and thus renders it not DVD compliant. Please correct this minor error in your next release. I greatly appreciate your diligent and efforts. Thanks


Jan 20, 2011 Version: 2.3.0.4 OS: Vista Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 6/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



Agreed, everything seems to be working well in this version.
MKV issue has been resolved.
Love this program!



Jan 20, 2011 Version: 2.3.0.4 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



They got it right now!


Jan 18, 2011 Version: 2.3.0.4 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Now in XMedia Recode 2.3.0.2, crop & padding function is not working at all because the developers of this tool does not notice about the bugs before releasing the new version, what a shame


Jan 16, 2011 Version: 2.3.0.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



They are not too careful about their releases. This is the second time within the last two months that problems have occurred. They need to fix the following bug: I was converting an mpg video to DVD specs. When I go to encode, it gives an error message "incorrect video" or something like that. The video was set at 29.97 NTSC. If I changed it to PAL, then it started to encode. I would get progressive video instead of interlaced, which it was. I replaced it with the old version and everything works fine.
It's a great program so, I wish it gets fixed soon!



Jan 15, 2011 Version: 2.3.0.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Great tool. Intuitive handling, stable, portable, non-WMP-dependent,

Minus: No forum available; No auto-selection of output folder possible;
Auto-crop function is a bit hidden



Jan 2, 2011 Version: 2.2.9.7 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



This software is absolutly a must have!

It imports near enough any format and outputs to near enough any format. You can even import DVDs. You can choose from a list of profiles for a device or use the custom settings to configure your output. This tool is highly configurable and is much better than SUPER (Sorry erightsoft, I used your software but have now found XMedia Recode). The filters are also such a great feature of this tool, like "Denoise" for example which will remove noise, thus more bits for the parts that need them and give you better quality. It Deinterlaces, Resizes (Lanczos, Bicubic, Sinc ect.), Deblocking, Cropping ect. There is also a preview and you can save just a part of the video if you wish.



Nov 29, 2010 Version: 2.2.8.9 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Excellent tool for re-ripping BR sources down to a better size without much quality lost, if any.

I've also done DVDRips and excellent.

If only it would covert to DVD and maintain the excellent quality as when ripping.

I would pay for this..



Nov 13, 2010 Version: 2.2.7.7 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



In 2.2.8.3 version, color correction,deblocking,denoise,sharpness filters for video are not working at all


Nov 6, 2010 Version: 2.2.8.3 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



XMEDIA RECODE 2.2.7.7 crashes after selecting any video file from cd/dvd drive directly to convert


Oct 31, 2010 Version: 2.2.7.7 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



amazing tool. ffmpeg front end interface.

mindblowing tool that no one should be with out ever.

i can not rate this tool highly enough

2ghz laptop, 700mb avi file to mp4 for psp in 30 minutes , superb quality




Oct 31, 2010 Version: 2.2.7.7 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Q: Is there a way that I can change Subtitle Output color from the current White Letters with Light Gray Background to something else to make a little more legible! I was converting an MP4 with embedded VobSub to AVI so I can watch it on my Standalone DVD Player. Program worked Great. May be the Author can ADD that Feature to the Subtitle Panel. THANKS!


Oct 23, 2010 Version: 2.2.7.7 OS: Vista 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



One thing, I am very appreciative of regular updates from the Author and his continuous efforts.
(personally i am bit off-the-track for XMedia Recode for a while so do not know much about features or improvements.)




Oct 4, 2010 Version: 2.2.7.7 OS: Linux Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 9/10



Easily, the BEST Universal Video transcoder I have ever used. Most universal transcoders have either too few options (at least for a nerd like me, anyway. LOL), are command-line based, or just don't work when you try to use them. I hae had only occasional problems with this program, and usually a future release is quickly made available, resolving these problems. Excellent Job, Sebastian Dörfler, and Keep up the Good Work!!!


Sep 24, 2010 Version: 2.2.7.2 OS: Other Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Works great for converting videos for SansaFuze. Just use the profile included (Sandisk, Sandisk Sanza Fuze) and convert. You can change the codec to DivX or Xvid (to get DualCore encoding), reduce the video-bitrate (e.g. 250), reduce the audio-bitrate (e.g. 112) to get smaller sizes.
I choose zoom,letterbox in crop menue to avoid "eggheads".
DO NOT change framerate (must be 20), DO NOT change audio frequencey (must be 44kHz).
After conversion use the tool fuzemux (freeware, a big THANKS to the author(s)) to prepare for using on the Fuze, copy to player.
I experienced NO video-audio out of sync problems and get good quality - tested with a 40 minute TV-show. Neither at the beginning nor at the end did I experience any problems.
So scrap the Sandisk Mediacoder (a 100Meg download) and use XmediaRecode !
Thanks a lot for this tool !



Aug 31, 2010 Version: 2.1.8.4 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Mine is now working too!


Aug 30, 2010 Version: 2.2.6.5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Finally. 2.2.6.5 installs and runs without crashing.

And as for
"2.2.6.3 is working fine and does not crash at all, so do not believe in fake comments
Posted August 26, 2010 by parag19."
-- Don't call people "fake" if they get different results than you. I note that parag19 has never made a forum post here, he just boosts XMR with his many comments and ratings.




Aug 29, 2010 Version: 2.2.6.5 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 10/10



2.2.6.5
This one finally runs fine - no start problems



Aug 29, 2010 Version: 2.2.6.5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Portable version working fine for me on XP Pro SP3


Aug 26, 2010 Version: 2.2.63 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



I have a AMD Quad 9950 and it just refuses to work it crashes every time I try to start an encode. :( I am using Windows 7 32 bit. the profile I used is the built-in WDTV Live, I also tried to customize my own. but it would crash the first second in the encode. I tried H264 and Xvid and still crashed... :( this is the reason I gave it those low scores. Sorry buddy I think Ripbot264 and Handbrake beats this hands down!


Aug 26, 2010 Version: any OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 2/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 3/10



2.2.63 crashes the same on XP 32bit (- I´m using the portable version)
"An attempt was made to execute an illegal instruction...)
Runs fine on Windows 7 32bit so far.



Aug 26, 2010 Version: 2.2.6.3 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



2.2.6.3 is working fine and does not crash at all, so do not believe in fake comments


Aug 26, 2010 Version: 2.2.6.3 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



2263 crashes on launching, same as 2258. Again, went back to 2253.



Aug 26, 2010 Version: 2263 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



We've spent 2 days (about 30 hours in total) with intention of getting to the bottom of one questions on everyones mind: What's the best converter out there?

Our focus was on quality of compiled video. And that's it. Not on functionality, use, etc... Just VIDEO QUALITY. XMediaRecode & Avidemux came #1.

For example XmediaRecode compiled 1024x768 VIDEO (into H264 AVC MP4) just as Nero Recode, Total Video Converter, Xilisoft, Adobe Media Encoder CS4... and 20+ more popular commercial/free software. Yet XMediaRecode's quality was SUPERIOR. And that's comparing dozens of different videos. Main reason for SUPERIORITY is x264.

My point is: Either waste your time trying to find the best, or understand we've already wasted our time and found the answer. The 2 highest quality/file-size friendly & quality-superior software on the planet is: XMediaRecode & Avidemux.

They are 100% identical in quality. Which is great because now you can choose which of those 2 suits you more with ease of use, features, etc...

Andre



Aug 21, 2010 Version: 2.2.5.3 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Been using XMR for quite some time. Experienced some issues with previous versions not writing Matroska files. That already got fixed. Just tried v2.2.5.8. Have to say it works flawlessly. No problems at all: start-up, loading of files, conversion. Great!

@previous poster: Maybe it is your setup. Couldn't reproduce the behavior you described.



Aug 17, 2010 Version: 2.2.5.8 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Just installed 2.2.5.8 and it aborts when I try to open it. Uninstalled and reinstalled, still doesn't work. Rolled back to previous version 2.2.5.3 and that's fine. I suspect the new feature "audio player" doesn't work in my setup, Win2k, though that OS is explicitly supported. Too bad there is no feedback or forum for this otherwise excellent tool or I'd make a bug report.


Aug 17, 2010 Version: 2.2.5.8 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



Now in 2.2.4.7 version pc crash bug has been fixed and so that`s why it is working fine now for me , in one word excellent XMEDIA RECODE


Jul 19, 2010 Version: 2.2.4.7 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



XMedia Recode is one of the complete tools out there. Some great features of this tool are -

1. Device profiles - One of the strengths of this tool. Add video, select profile, and you are good to go.
2. Customization - You can create your custom profiles and save them for future use
3. Speed improvements - While earlier versions were quite slow ( especially while using x264 )
but since 2.2.2.0 speed improvements have been great.
4. It has an easy to use interface, for changing different settings.
5. You can easily preview your videos before encoding them.
6. Can convert to Divx if you have the codec installed ( Though why would you use it given you have Xvid )
7. Frequently updated.
8. Free, which I must say is highly underrated in case of this great Gem

Highly Recommended tool, simple with no guides required to use it, click click you are done.



Jul 13, 2010 Version: 2.2.4.4 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



Excellent tool that works in Win & x64 (finally something that works!!).

However there are some bugs, the major one for me is the failure to start encode at all if the file is is trimmed at the beginning. Trimming the end of the file is fine, but not the beginning. Other than that, the outputted file is excellent and it works a treat with my DVB .ts files so I'm pretty happy.

If the trimming function had worked properly, I would have given it 10/10.



Jun 14, 2010 Version: 2.2.3.2 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



AlanHK, regarding your install probs, go to the home page and download the portable version which should work fine.




May 29, 2010 Version: 2.2.3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



Works very well, but a few glitches in the install. When I tried to report those I found no way to contact the developer. He doesn't have a forum on his site, doesn't answer emails, nothing on his site about feedback.


May 29, 2010 Version: 2.2.3.2 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



This tool is a real pleasure to use. What would make it perfect for me is if there was the option to make MP4/h.264 'streamable' for online. Super seems to be one of the few encoders that has the option to put the metadata at the beginning of the MP4 so the video streams instead of the whole file having to download before it starts playing.

The files can be fixed with the free RNDWare MetaDataMover but it would be better if it could all be done within XMedia Recode.



May 28, 2010 Version: 2.2.3.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



This is the best program to encode your media-files, but since the developer added features, which I recommended him, for example:
- "Aspect Error"-display (which can/will happen if you crop your video)
- support for different DVD-Angles
- different deinterlacing filters
- support for more output-resolutions
this program is getting better and better and I think you also like this features :))
Try it
By the way: I love the "CLEAN" installer of this program...



May 19, 2010 Version: 2.2.2.9 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Thanks for the updates.
Keep good show and good works running.



May 19, 2010 Version: 2229 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10



Version:2.2.2.0 has tons of improvements.

A piece of cake for newbie to RiP DVD to AVI.
Easy to Use DVD-Ripper (DVD ---> XViD + Lame, Bitrate Configurable,)
One can Use Aspect to Calculate Biterate & Size.

Bunch of Thanks to the Developers.

Note to Developer(s)
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1) Also provide an option for x264 (H264) and AC3 (Down-MiX) Audio, if possible to support output in MKV format.
2) Try to weave MPlayer and MEncoder so Video can be played in XMedia Recode, which can help to rip particular clip segment of video.

Thanks!
:)




May 13, 2010 Version: Version:2.2.2.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10



Now the bugs of 2.2.1.5 has been fixed in 2.2.1.6. Just fantastic.... just use and see


Apr 12, 2010 Version: 2.2.1.6 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



In 2.2.1.5 there are few problems like opening WMV-files and "end frame setting" but the developer of XMedia Recode will fix these minor problems as soon as possible.
Don't rate this fantastic tool with 1 of 10 in every category!! You should be happy to get this great software for free!!



Apr 11, 2010 Version: 2.2.1.5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



the previous comment is probably wrong. v2215 just doesn't work at all. going back to v2210 solves the problem and it encodes without crashing.




Apr 10, 2010 Version: 2215 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 1/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 1/10 Overall: 1/10



The program would not transcode until you doante. This is not Freeware. Too bad, would have liked to try this one.


Apr 10, 2010 Version: 2215 OS: WinXP Ease of use: -/10 Functionality: -/10 Value for money: -/10 Overall: 5/10



Best freeware video converter i have ever used. My rating will be:
1.XMEDIA RECODE
2.AVIDEMUX
3.MEDIACODER



Mar 16, 2010 Version: 2.2.1.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



In 2.1.9.5 version, none of the videos after 45 mins can be converted selecting the start frame and the end frame instead convert takes place from the beginning of that video


Feb 26, 2010 Version: 2.1.9.5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



In one word developer of Xmedia Recode is just fantastic


Feb 22, 2010 Version: 2.1.9.5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Very nice interface, but some frustrating shortcomings. Has preset for Sansa Fuze, and, creates output with the proper extension, but, they are rejected by the player as having the wrong format.

It also has presets for the Zune, but the H.264 preset is not able to synch without a second (synch-time) transcoding by the zune.exe program -- VERY slow. This is done when zune.exe is given a video file that can not be handled by the player.

The Zune MPEG4 preset DOES sync nicely without any further transcoding. However, neither of those presets allows for anything larger than QVGA (320x640), which is the size of the Zune's LCD -- but, the Zune can accept larger dimensions, which is beneficial when its video output is used to display on an external monitor or television.

I have not looked into how difficult (or possible) it would be to edit the Zune presets to allow larger display formats, and I have absolutely no idea where to begin with trying to figure out what to do for the Fuze. I know that others are also unable to use this program with the Fuze, and I've been unable to find anything online indicating that anyone has had any success with the Fuze.

I hope that the problem with the Fuze can be resolved, as this is a very nice program. I can not find any way to contact the author, and, I do not speak German, and I do not know if he speaks English. If anyone who can communicate with him reads this, please pass this information along to him, thanks.



Feb 21, 2010 Version: 2.1.9.1 OS: Vista Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 7/10



Tried many encoders. This is by far the best. Fast, easy to use and free. Fantastic. Thanks


Feb 20, 2010 Version: 2.1.9.1. OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Seems like a good start, but it's not making the full use of my CPU.

Really love the idea of profiles that include dozens of different end devices (i.e. specific phone models, etc).

Unfortunately, it is very slow and does not even come close to fully utilizing my quad-core system. Other programs like Nero Recode & Handbrake will max out all four cores while they are working (and working quickly!) but this barely breaks the 25% mark on any one of the cores. I can only conclude that it isn't fully optimized for the task, hence the inefficiency I'm seeming.



Feb 19, 2010 Version: 2.1.9.1 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 7/10



The update 2.1.9.1 fixes the problem with not being able to choose a profile.
So back to 9 and 10 ratings. (I wonder about these guys who immediately give it a 10 on every update... do they even try it out?)
One remaining niggle: doing an update will uninstall the previous version, including any saved settings unless you save them yourself to another folder.



Feb 19, 2010 Version: 2.1.9.1 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



One of the best tools ever.


Feb 19, 2010 Version: 2.1.9.1 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Portable Version in a zip file avail for download from projects home page.


Feb 18, 2010 Version: 2.1.9.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



The best converter which is available. It's free. It's small. It's fantanstic. Everybody should use it. By the way: great install system.


Feb 18, 2010 Version: 2.1.9.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



In one word just fantastic freeware video converter and much more better than Mediacoder & Avidemux , just use and see how it works for you easily with excellency.


Feb 18, 2010 Version: 2.1.9.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I installed the latest 2.1.9.0 and it does not work under Win2k. You cannot choose any of the installed profiles except "Custom". I installed the gdiplus.dll file as instructed, still didn't work.

So I reverted to the previous version 2.1.8.4 and that still works.

I see mention of an XMedia Recode forum in other comments, but couldn't find any forum at the site to report this.

I'm sure it works under XP or later, but beware if you're using 2k.
The previous versions were excellent...




Feb 18, 2010 Version: 2.1.9.0 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 7/10



Best all round conversion tool I have used for a while handles pretty much all video file formats that I have thrown at it. Add it to your collection !


Jan 6, 2010 Version: 2.1.4.8 OS: Vista Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10



I converted at least 10 videos in various formats with version 2180 with no sync issues.


Dec 31, 2009 Version: 2.1.8.0 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



marioval, now you can see that i was right about the bug of audio& video synchronization so that`s why the developers of Xmedia Recode has released the 2.1.8.4 version with that bug fixed, so do not try be so smart because i had already informed about this bug at the Xmedia Recode forum on that day when 2.1.8.0 was released and you are telling that there is no problem of audio & video synchronization in 2.1.8.0 version. So you are fake and do not try to teach me again


Dec 31, 2009 Version: 2.1.8.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



It doesn't have a good bit rate control.


Dec 28, 2009 Version: 2.1.1.1 OS: Vista Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 7/10 Overall: 7/10



parag19, if you are having issues with the app you should post in the forums first instead of posting a negative comment that effects the overall rating of the app. I am using 2.1.8.0 with no sync issues at all.


Dec 28, 2009 Version: 2.1.8.0 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



In 2.1.8.0 version there is a bug of audio & video synchronizing problem for all video files , otherwise previous versions works fine


Dec 28, 2009 Version: 2.1.8.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 7/10



In one word , Fantastic & Excellent video converter with advanced features which is very easy to use and very neccessary for video conversion for excellent output of video files


Oct 19, 2009 Version: 2.1.4.8 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Now XMEDIA RECODE 2.1.4.5 version is just working fine without any color control bug . Now i have no problem at all. Just use it and see its excellent results in video conversion , in one word just Fantastic and easy to use than MEDIACODER & AVIDEMUX.


Oct 10, 2009 Version: 2.1.4.5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Now color correction is not working for many videos ,bugs are going on increasing from old version to new version.


Sep 13, 2009 Version: 2.1.4.2 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 4/10



After selecting color correction and then after doing custom adjustments of the brightness,contrast,gamma,hue,saturation of any input video ,all videos fail to convert.



Jul 23, 2009 Version: 2.1.3.7 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 4/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 7/10



first of all it cannot import VCD [dat] files directly from cd/dvd drives and there are many lot of bugs to be fix and profile problems of x264 codec and video editing problems


Jul 19, 2009 Version: 2.1.3.7 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 4/10 Value for money: 5/10 Overall: 5/10



Very good freeware. Simple and intuitive interface. A little unfriendly for noobs but as freeware encoders go it's one of the very best. However, the conversion of 23.97 files to NTSC(29.97) or PAL(25.00) DVD and .AVI formats needs work as jerky and studdering video can be the end result and that's been checked on several standalone players. Needs to retain the language chosen at start and not revert to German every time. Complaints aside,it's one to watch.


Jul 11, 2009 Version: 2.1.2.9 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 7/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 7/10



I used Xmedia Recode for more than a month, its very good.

The only things is missing is support for multi core cpu
and priority setting to 100% cpu use.




May 19, 2009 Version: 2.1.2.5 OS: Win2K Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Glitches
- The progress bar does not work properly when you set a range, it display the remaining time like if you would be encoding the entire video instead a fragment.
- The crop function is a bit odd, you can see what you crop in realtime, you have to crop and then play the video to see the results.
- It create vbr mp3 files without xing/lame header, this happen even if you use the most common lame presets.
- It takes more than 15 sec to run this prog in my pc, Athlon 2Ghz 1GB RAM, it need to spped up the load of the gui.

Missing features
- "Direct Stream Copy" option of video and audio if the streams are compatible with the output container
- A good deinterlace filter besides the one that came with the codec
- A good denoiser
- "keep original" preset in audio sample rate

Better tha FormatFactory for video conversion, best FFMPEG GUI that I've tried so far.



May 13, 2009 Version: 2.1.2.9 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 8/10



FINALLY, a video converter app that doesn't come with a craptastic skinned interface. WTF is up with this trend in converter softwares? Are they trying to win some secret "shittiest looking UI" contest?

Technically, it's also pretty sweet. It converted a movie in rmvb format to divx avi with no problems at all, and it was very easy to setup.

My only complaint is that I couldn't find an option to have the converted copy of the file be automatically created in the same folder as the original. Other than that, it's a pretty swell proggie!



May 4, 2009 Version: 2.1.2.5 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



Why such a weird range of scores? Well.....it doesn't work for the iPod Touch, which is why I downloaded this program! The program keeps producing a video with a profile of main@3.0 when the iPod calls for a video profile of baseline@3.0. Yea, i could tinker with the more advanced settings for the desired result, but does anyone know exactly what those settings are? Not too many, I bet. And I'm sure not too many want to bother trying. The program has a good interface, but functionally it's horrible with the iPod. I'm all ears if someone can correct me. I'll probably tinker, anyway. But the overall low score stays for now.


Nov 24, 2008 Version: 2.0.8.3 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 1/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 1/10



I downloaded it yesterday. Played around with different setting, and I was amazed at it superior performance. One problem I noticed was encoding to VOB will only allow for PAL. I think that need to be corrected. Keep up the good work guys.


Oct 8, 2008 Version: 2.0.7.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



This is excellent. But one thing that this and many other encoders lack is a tick option to make mp4 streamable, so it will stream on a web page in Flash Player. Otherwise the whole file has to download before it starts playing.

Super is one of the few that has this option.



Oct 8, 2008 Version: 2.0.7.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10



I haven't extensively used this, but converting a XviD 1.1.2 Final file w/ VBR audio to 3gp for a Motorola Razr V3 came out great. The controls are idiot-proof.

If you'd like to make this free application portable, go to http://www.portablefreeware.com/?sc=39 Extract the files from the executable to a folder, with an application like 7zip. www.7-zip.org.

It'd be nice if the author added profiles for non-portable devices. Then this thing would go up to 11.



Oct 7, 2008 Version: 2.0.7.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10


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