Download Video Encoding - Best Software & Apps

  • Total Video Converter

    3.71

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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Video converter for just about anything!

    7
    5201 votes
    • PROS: Supports lots of formats/devices, Lots of additional video tools
    • CONS: Low quality, Crashes frequently, Unattractive
  • Avidemux

    2.7.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free video editor and encoder

    7
    1080 votes
    • PROS: Lightweight and fairly simple, Handles several different formats
    • CONS: May drop frames in certain formats, Interface is very dated
  • ffdshow

    4533.20140929

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free codec pack for DivX and XviD files

    8
    300 votes
    • PROS: Has most codecs you might need
    • CONS: Not at all user friendly
  • Microsoft Expression Encoder

    4.0.3210

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    Platform
    Windows

    Record webcam video and edit it

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

    1.10.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Quick video capturing and processing

    7
    885 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

    AVI ReComp - Free AVI recompression tool

    8
    168 votes
    • PROS: Simple, easy to use user interface, Supports AVI files with a wide range of audio formats, including support for various subtitle file types as well, Included cropping tool allows you to crop out black borders in existing footage, or add your own and overlay your own subtitles before burning to DVD, Batch encoding enables you to recompress multiple files easily.
    • CONS: Project appears abandoned with newest version being released March 2014, Only available for Windows but most recent version officially supported is Vista, Some advanced options confusing with little help available, Only supports Xvid codec for recompression
  • Power Screen Recorder

    1.1_

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    record your screen desktop into avi flv movie

    5
    17 votes
    • AnyMP4 4K Converter

      6.0.52

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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
      • XMedia Recode

        3.1.4.9

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Multiformat video converter focusing on mobile devices

        7
        424 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!
      • FFMpeg

        (Tripp's Unofficial Build) r18639

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        FFMpeg for Windows

        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
        • 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
        • Sorenson Squeeze

          6.0.0

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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
        • 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
        • 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
        • Episode Encoder

          Episode 6.5

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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
        • MPEG-VCR

          3.14.7.1

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          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
        • 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

          6.5

          License
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          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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