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    Free Adobe Media Encoder Alternatives

    The best free alternative to Adobe Media Encoder is HandBrake, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Adobe Media Encoder and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Adobe Media Encoder are FFmpeg (Free, Open Source), Avidemux (Free, Open Source), File Converter (Free, Open Source) and fre:ac (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 19, 2022
    • Mac
    • Windows
    Adobe Media Encoder is a standalone application handy for encoding audio and video in multiple formats. Furthermore, it can...
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    1. HandBrake is an open-source, multithreaded video transcoder – it compresses and converts digital media from one format to another. HandBrake can rip encrypted DVDs with libdvdcss (libdvdcss is installed with VLC media player on macOS, or AnyDVD/DVD 43 on Windows).
      HandBrake vs Adobe Media Encoder opinions
      Almost everyone thinks HandBrake is a great alternative to Adobe Media Encoder.
      Nixellion HandBrake seems to only be able to encode into MPEG, H264, H265 formats. Adobe Media Encoder can convert into dozens of formats and codecs like Apple ProRes, GIFs, various AVI codes, MJPEG and many many more.
      Negative comment 8 months ago

    2. FFmpeg is the leading multimedia framework, able to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream, filter and play pretty much anything that humans and machines have created. It supports the most obscure ancient formats up to the cutting edge.
      FFmpeg vs Adobe Media Encoder opinions
      Almost everyone thinks FFmpeg is a great alternative to Adobe Media Encoder.
      Has a large library of codec and containers to convert your files.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      The output file can not be over 30fps...
      Negative comment over 4 years ago


    3. Free and simple video editor that supports a variety of file types and automated tasks. SIMPLE video editor, dedicated for ONE video at a time. NOT for multi video editing/montage.
      Avidemux vs Adobe Media Encoder opinions
      Most users think Avidemux is a great alternative to Adobe Media Encoder.
      Infinitely more configurable than HandBrake, but with great power comes greater complexity.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

    4. 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.
    5. fre:ac is a free audio converter and CD ripper with support for various formats and codecs. It will convert between MP3, MP4/M4A, FLAC, Vorbis, Opus, AAC, WAV, WMA and other formats.

    6. XMedia Recode can convert nearly all popular audio and video formats including 3GP, 3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AC3, AMR, ASF, AVI, AVISynth, DVD, FLAC, FLV, H.261, H.263, H.
    7. VidCoder is a DVD/Blu-ray ripping and video transcoding application for Windows. It uses HandBrake as its encoding engine.
    8. Format Factory is a multifunctional media converter and DVD ripper. Its features include:


      Be careful during the installation: Forum

    9. Open source software without any restriction - converter all formats video|audio|image professionnals codecs and standards - swiss knife tool Windows and OSX.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • FFmpeg
      • Lazarus
      WinFF is a GUI frontend and batch parser for the command-line multimedia tool FFmpeg. WinFF works by making a batch file that runs in the command-line, designed to launch the command-line tool with given settings from a preset.
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