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  • Format Factory icon

    Format Factory

    Format Factory is a multifunctional media converter and DVD ripper. It will convert (and compress): -Any video file or DVD to MP4/3GP/MPG/AVI/WMV/FLV/SWF. -Any audio...

    Free Windows

    • Bundleware Be careful during the installation:
  • MakeMKV icon


    MakeMKV is a program designed for ripping DVD and Blu-Ray disc video. It works by decrypting proprietary discs to transfer codecs from the formats VOB and M2TS into MKV...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux XBMC Media Center

  • VidCoder icon


    VidCoder is a DVD/Blu-ray ripping and video transcoding application for Windows. It uses HandBrake as its encoding engine.

    Open Source Windows

  • DVDShrink icon


    DVDShrink is software to backup DVD discs. You can use this software in conjunction with DVD burning software of your choice, to make a backup copy of any DVD video...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Development was discontinued in May 2005 resulting in the final version. Latest OFFICIAL Version,, can be downloaded from Filehippo.
  • MeGUI icon


    MeGUI is a video conversion application, which was primarily designed to be a DVD ripper, but is capable of many transcoding tasks. It is essentially a frontend for many...

    Open Source Windows

  • MEncoder icon


    MEncoder is a free command line video decoding, encoding and filtering tool released under the GNU General Public License. It is a sibling of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku ... MPlayer

  • ASXGui icon


    An open source video encoder GUI. It aims to be the most user friendly and easy to use encoding solution, while also providing advanced features for power users. Current...

    Open Source Windows

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  • FFCoder icon


    FFCoder is a .NET based audio/video converter, which is capable of transcoding audio and video files to various formats. It is a unified frontend for many freeware...

    Free Windows

  • DVDmate icon


    The top DVD ripping software to rip DVD to video like H.265, MXF, 4K, to media player, VR, TV, mobile devices, online websites, editing apps and extract audio off DVD to...

    Commercial Mac Windows

StaxRip Comments

One of the finest MPEG-4 encoder GUI's available. Beautiful ...

Comment by OAKside
about StaxRip · Jun 2011 ·

One of the finest MPEG-4 encoder GUI's available. Beautiful interface. Tons of options and customizations, allowing for an almost limitless amount of tweaks. Freeware perfection. (Also: Not officially abandoned.)


Very nice GUI that basically uses already free encoding pro ...

Comment by JonM33
about StaxRip · Jun 2011 ·

Very nice GUI that basically uses already free encoding programs like BeSweet, eac3to, x264, DGIndex, MKVtoolnix, AviSynth, VirtualDubMod, etc under one single and easy to use interface. You just select the files, choose your options and your are done. I have never seen a more simple to use program. Also supports job queuing so you can do multiple encodes.

One wish though would be to port it to Linux. I know it is written in .Net but Linux really needs something this easy and powerful.


Just the most polished, the most feature rich, and the most ...

Comment by wiwi
about StaxRip · Jun 2011 ·

Just the most polished, the most feature rich, and the most bugfree converter GUI around.

5 stars !


AviDemux, VirtualDub, MediaCoder, they all always have prob ...

Comment by klischee
about StaxRip · Jun 2011 ·

AviDemux, VirtualDub, MediaCoder, they all always have problems converting mpeg-2 to XviD. Asynchron or corrupt audio, interlace, aborted renderings, ... . Except of FormatFactory, which converted DVB-Rips to XviD without problems, but only with a low bitrate (it always ignores the configured one), StaxRip was the first tool (or tool collection), doing it's job simply perfect. Very high quality, file size and bitrate I wanted, cropping and cutting abilities. I only have the 100% CPU usage to criticize. I recommend the tool to all people recording DVB movies.