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.

6.25 Beta:

  • Changed "Foreign Audio Search" to "Foreign audio scan" and added an option in the Picker to separately include it alongside other selection rules for normal subtitles.
  • Changed audio and subtitle selection mode radio buttons to a more compact drop down.
  • Added tooltip info for all audio and subtitle selection modes.