Calling directly into the HandBrake library gives it a more rich UI than the official HandBrake Windows GUI.


  • Multi-threaded
  • MP4, MKV containers
  • H.264 encoding with x264, the world's best video encoder
  • Completely integrated encoding pipeline: everything is in one process and no huge intermediate temporary files
  • MPEG-4, MPEG-2, Theora video
  • AAC, MP3, Vorbis, AC3, FLAC audio encoding and AAC/AC3/MP3/DTS/DTS-HD passthrough
  • Target bitrate, size or quality for video
  • 2-pass encoding
  • Decomb, detelecine, deinterlace filters
  • Batch encoding
  • Instant source previews
  • Creates small encoded preview clips
  • Pause, resume encoding


You'll need .NET 4 (only the client profile is needed). If you don't have it, VidCoder will prompt you to download and install it. If you're on Windows 8 you shouldn't need to install anything; it has .NET 4 pre-installed.

You do not need to install HandBrake for VidCoder to work.

What's New:

  • Fixed crash when access to the image cache folder is denied.
  • Trimmed the "extra options" string to prevent errors.
  • Applied fix from HandBrake for static preview crashes.
  • Prevented starting disc scans or drag and drop scans while another source is scanning. This resolves crashes caused by simultaneous scans.
  • Fixed hang on canceling a scan.
  • Fixed more issues with anamorphic, padding and rotation.
  • Fixed possible crash when preview window is open and padding is enabled.
  • Fixed issue with preview window not updating properly when switching encoding presets.
  • Updated translations.

6.10 Beta:

  • RandomEngy released this 7 days ago ยท 4 commits to beta since this release
  • Added new "Recycle" option for "Delete source files when clearing completed items". With this mode, there will be no confirmation dialog, but the source videos will automatically be sent to the Recycle Bin.
  • Increased simultaneous encoding job maximum to 8.
  • Fixed an issue where it was possible to pick 0 for this value.
  • Removed seek bar timestamp, as it was often inaccurate.
  • Updated HandBrake core.
  • Fixed picker audio/subtitle "by index" mode not updating immediately.