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  • HandBrake icon

    HandBrake

    HandBrake is an open-source, multithreaded video transcoder: it converts digital media from one format to another, compressing the files in the process.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Xfce

  • 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 file or CD to MP3/WMA/AMR/OGG/AAC/WAV. -Any image file to...

    Free Windows

    • Bundleware Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • MakeMKV icon

    MakeMKV

    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, preserving the necessary data without doing any lossy codec...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux XBMC Media Center

  • DVDShrink icon

    DVDShrink

    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 disc. DVDShrink will also burn your backup DVD, if you have...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Development was discontinued in May 2005 resulting in the final version. Latest OFFICIAL Version, 3.2.0.15, can be downloaded from Filehippo.
  • VidCoder icon

    VidCoder

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

    Open Source Windows

  • MeGUI icon

    MeGUI

    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 free tools, but also includes a number of utilities to enhance...

    Open Source Windows

  • QWinFF icon

    QWinFF

    QWinFF is a GUI for FFmpeg, a powerful command-line media converter. FFmpeg can read audio and video files in various formats and convert them into other formats. QWinFF provides an intuitive graphical interface and a rich set of...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • File Converter icon

    File Converter

    File Converter is a very simple tool which allows you to convert and compress one or several file(s) using the context menu in Windows Explorer. It supports a lot of different file formats: Audio From: 3gp, aiff, ape, avi, bik...

    Open Source Windows Windows Explorer

  • MEncoder icon

    MEncoder

    MEncoder is a free command line video decoding, encoding and filtering tool released under the GNU General Public License. It is a sibling of MPlayer , and can convert all the formats that MPlayer understands into a variety of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku MPlayer

  • Curlew icon

    Curlew

    Simple video converter

    Open Source Linux

  • dmMediaConverter icon

    dmMediaConverter

    dmMediaConverter is a crossplatform FFmpeg frontend (GUI) exposing some of its features. It is intended to be simple and easy to use but also to be able to achieve complex tasks. I have inspired myself from a lot of media converters...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux

  • FFCoder icon

    FFCoder

    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 utilities such as FFmpeg, MPlayer and MEncoder. Features: *...

    Free Windows

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    SmartRipper

    SmartRipper is a freeware software application that can be used to create a copy of a DVD on a hard drive. The program supports three copy modes: Movie (copy the movie only), Files (copy selected files only) and Backup (copy whole...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.41, released in December 2001, can be still downloaded from VideoHelp.com
  • bitRipper icon

    bitRipper

    bitRipper is FREE DVD to AVI software that allows you to back-up your DVDs as AVI files on the hard drive. It can be used for one-click ripping as good as for advanced modes. You are free to choose whether to use default configuration...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer developed. Last version, 1.31, released in August 2005, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Simple x264 Launcher icon

    Simple x264 Launcher

    Video Converter & front-end for the x264 and x265 encoders with Avisynth and VapourSynth support.

    Open Source Windows

  • DVDx icon

    DVDx

    DVDx is an all-in-one DVD and Blu-ray copier as well as a powerful audio/video transcoder. Not just a media transcoder and DVD/Blu-ray copier, DVDx 4.1 includes an easy-to-use video editing toolset and a full-featured DVD and video...

    Commercial Windows

  • ASXGui icon

    ASXGui

    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 version (2.x) is developed in VB.NET, however, it is being...

    Open Source Windows

  • TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works icon

    TMPGEnc Video Mastering Works

    TMPGEnc 4.0 Video Mastering Works gives you the freedom to take almost any video file and encode it to your desired file format including DivX, AVI, QuickTime, MPEG 4-ISO, H.264, DVD-Video, DVD-VR, HDV camcorder, Blu-ray Disc and much...

    Commercial Windows

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  • H.264 Encoder icon

    H.264 Encoder

    This simple software reduce effectively video's size.

    Free Windows

  • SoundTaxi icon

    SoundTaxi

    Easily convert music / video files and various audio files to MP3, CD, iPod and other MP3 player file formats at high speed and CD quality - Free Trial. SoundTaxi Editions: Platinum, Professional, Pro+VideoRip, Media Suite. ...

    Commercial Windows

  • Stomp icon

    Stomp

    Stomp started its life as an idea to be the ultimate video recompressor, and ended up something so much more powerful than that. YouTube, Google Video, iMovieā€¦ The list goes on and on. Video is a huge part of your online life. Ever...

    Commercial Mac

  • Roadmovie icon

    Roadmovie

    Professional video encoding for humans Simply the best way to get your videos subtitled, metadata tagged, chapterized, encoded and uploaded to your portable device or website. RoadMovie 2 brings you...

    Commercial Mac

  • MacX DVD Ripper icon

    MacX DVD Ripper

    Rip DVD to Popular Video/Audio Formats on Mac;Update Constantly for Latest Copy-Protected DVD;Convert DVD to Apple, Android and other mobile devices.

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • RipIt4Me icon

    RipIt4Me

    RipIt4Me is an application that will help you backup your protected DVDs. Recently released DVDs are now very often equipped with stronger copy protections - such as ARccOS and RipGuard DVD. Programs like DVD Shrink or DVD...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.7.1.0, released in March 2007, can be still downloaded from VideoHelp.com
  • Leawo DVD Ripper icon

    Leawo DVD Ripper

    Leawo DVD Ripper is the best DVD Ripper software and DVD Audio Ripper, which can help you to convert DVD to all popular video formats and extract audio from DVD with high quality.

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Magic DVD Ripper icon

    Magic DVD Ripper

    Magic DVD Ripper is a very easy and powerful DVD ripping software, which can convert DVD to VCD, SVCD, AVI(DivX), WMV, MP3, iPod and PSP formats or backup DVD to hard drive without any loss of quality. You can then enjoy them anytime...

    Commercial Windows

  • MiniCoder icon

    MiniCoder

    MiniCoder is a lightweight video encoder for Windows systems. It utilizes other software to encode multiple types of videos and audios to X264, Xvid or Theora. Installer or standalone: MiniCoder is available is either an installer...

    Open Source Windows

  • WinX Video Converter icon

    WinX Video Converter

    WinX Video Converter is a totally free SD/HD video converter software for Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP. No matter you need a free MP4/AVI video converter, free MTS/AVC/3PG/MKV video converter, free converter for iPhone/iPad/Android or free...

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • Free DVD Video Converter icon

    Free DVD Video Converter

    Free DVD Video Converter can convert video DVDs to video files on your computer: - DVD to AVI; - DVD to MP4; - DVD to iPod and iPhone; - DVD to PSP; - DVD to BlackBerry; - DVD to AppleTV, PS3 and Xbox. The outputs...

    Free Windows

  • FreeStar Free DVD Ripper icon

    FreeStar Free DVD Ripper

    FreeStar Free DVD Ripper is quickest DVD ripper, DVD ripping software to rip DVDs to VCD, SVCD, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, AVI, DivX, and XviD formats. Back up your favorite DVD movies to various formats and extract soundtracks from...

    Free Windows Linux

  • AisoSoft DVD Converter icon

    AisoSoft DVD Converter

    AisoSoft DVD Ripper convert DVD movie with great DVD ripping quality. AisoSoft DVD Converter Freeware can rip DVD and convert all video formats to all most popular video/audio formats such as DVD to AVI, DivX, MPEG, VCD, MP4, WMV...

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • AisoSoft Video Converter icon

    AisoSoft Video Converter

    AisoSoft Video Converter freeware makes it easy to convert among HD videos MKV, M2TS, MTS, TS, AVCHD and general videos MP4, MOV, FLV, WMV, AVI, etc on Windows with 32X faster speed and original quality. The 280+ preset profiles...

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • Aimersoft DVD Ripper icon

    Aimersoft DVD Ripper

    Aimersoft DVD Ripper, one of the best DVD Ripper software, can not only rip DVD to MPEG, Xvid, AVI, WMV, MP4 and other popular video formats, but also extract background music from the DVD file with stunning speed and amazing...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • iSkysoft iMedia Converter icon

    iSkysoft iMedia Converter

    iMedia Converter Deluxe offers the ability to convert video and DVD movies to any format you like. Thanks to the preset and optimized profiles, you can easily convert video and DVD movies to mobile device compatible format to play on...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • DVD2One icon

    DVD2One

    With DVD2one you can make a movie-only or full disk copy of your DVD for personal use on a single DVD-Recordable. Key features include: # Unique video compression engine: combines blazing speed with the highest quality. #...

    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.)

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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.

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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 !

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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.

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