Download Video Encoding - Best Software & Apps

  • Total Video Converter

    3.71

    License
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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Video converter for just about anything!

    7
    5157 votes
    • PROS: Supports lots of formats/devices, Lots of additional video tools
    • CONS: Low quality, Crashes frequently, Unattractive
  • Avidemux

    2.6.14

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free video editor and encoder

    7
    1035 votes
    • PROS: Lightweight and fairly simple, Handles several different formats
    • CONS: May drop frames in certain formats, Interface is very dated
  • Microsoft Expression Encoder

    4.0.3210

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    Platform
    Windows

    Record webcam video and edit it

    7
    210 votes
    • PROS: Intutive interface, Edit webcam footage instantly, Plenty of codification options
    • CONS: Not many output formats, Few effects
  • ffdshow

    4533.20140929

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free codec pack for DivX and XviD files

    8
    299 votes
    • PROS: Has most codecs you might need
    • CONS: Not at all user friendly
  • VirtualDub

    1.10.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Quick video capturing and processing

    7
    883 votes
    • PROS: Free to download, Streamlined user interface
    • CONS: Not for extensive processing, Limited functionality
  • AVI ReComp

    1.5.3

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    Platform
    Windows

    Recompress your AVI files

    8
    167 votes
    • ffmpegX

      Lion r2 0.0.9y

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Turn your DVDs to DivX, MPEG, VCD and XVCD

      6
      148 votes
      • PROS: Supports lots of formats, Quick and reliable, Handles subtitles, Advanced tools (join, fix, img, authr), Set bitrate and video parameters
      • CONS: Not often updated, A little complex
    • Power Screen Recorder

      1.1_

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      record your screen desktop into avi flv movie

      4
      14 votes
      • FFMpeg

        (Tripp's Unofficial Build) r18639

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        FFMpeg for Windows

        8
        23 votes
        • AnyMP4 4K Converter

          6.0.52

          License
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          Platform
          Windows

          Convert 4K video to 1080p, MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV and convert any video to 4K UHD video with HEVC/H.265 and VP9 encoding.

          8
          24 votes
          • VidCoder

            1.3.2

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            A HandBrake-based ripper for DVD and video

            7
            39 votes
            • PROS: Excellent configuration options, Generate reports, Preview window, Support for subtitles
            • CONS: No offline help, Not easy for beginners
          • XMedia Recode

            3.1.4.9

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Multiformat video converter focusing on mobile devices

            7
            423 votes
            • PROS: Support for many formats, Special profiles for mobile devices, Many configuration options
            • CONS: Conversions take a while, Remember to add files to the queue!
          • Cameo

            PDE Lite 1.11310

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Complete desktop overhaul with extra portable apps

            8
            14 votes
            • PROS: Light on system resources, Complete Windows interface overhaul, Includes a bunch of portable apps
            • CONS: May be confusing at first, Not many customization options
          • Handbrake preset for PlayStation Vita

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Mac

            Format videos for PlayStation Vita

            7
            24 votes
            • PROS: Easy to use, Correct encoding options
            • CONS: Handbrake not always accurate
          • RipBot264

            1.17.0

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Encoding app for people who like to keep things simple

            8
            12 votes
            • PROS: No frills, Low resource, Several encoding profiles, Batch conversions, Auto shutdown
            • CONS: Buggy interface, No extras
          • Episode Encoder

            Episode 6.5

            License
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            Platform
            Mac

            Professional video compression and encoding app

            6
            4 votes
            • PROS: Clear easy to use interface, Supports almost any format, Extremely fast encoding
            • CONS: Limited trial encoding time not enough, Expensive to upgrade
          • Clone2Go Video Converter

            1.9.7

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Flexible and simple video file converter

            7
            39 votes
            • PROS: Simple interface, Most formats supported, Good quality encoding
            • CONS: Too basic for very advanced users
          • MPEG-VCR

            3.14.7.1

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Chop up your MPEGs with this fast and easy tool

            8
            2 votes
            • PROS: Enables fast scrubbing of videos, Quick frame skipping, No need for re-encoding
            • CONS: Basic editing functions, Ugly user interface
          • Sorenson Squeeze

            6.0.0

            License
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            Platform
            Windows

            Compress QuickTime, MPEG-4 and Flash for the web

            7
            20 votes
            • PROS: Wide choice of presets and filters, Integration with social networking sites, Simple compression procedure, Slick interface, Fast encoding
            • CONS: Lacks proper help guide, Creating custom presets unintuitive, Poor support, Expensive to upgrade
          • Episode Encoder

            6.5

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Professional video compression and encoding app

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            No votes yet
            • PROS: Clear easy to use interface, Supports almost any format, Extremely fast encoding
            • CONS: Limited trial encoding time not enough, Expensive to upgrade, No Windows 7 support
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