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

Features:

  • 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

Prerequisites

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:

  • 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.