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FFmpeg Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to FFmpeg for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is HandBrake, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to FFmpeg and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to FFmpeg are Avidemux, MKVToolnix, Shutter Encoder and DVDShrink.

FFmpeg alternatives are mainly Video Converters but may also be Audio Converters or YouTube Downloaders. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of FFmpeg.
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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).

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    HandBrake vs FFmpeg opinions
    Almost everyone thinks HandBrake is a great alternative to FFmpeg.

    The best GUI for day to day video conversions

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    Handbrake can convert videofiles

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    ffmpeg is codec pack, not transcoder.

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  2. 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.

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    MKVToolnix

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    MKVToolnix is a set of tools to create, alter and inspect Matroska files under Linux, other Unices and Windows. They do for Matroska what the OGMtools do for the OGM format and then some. The latest builds now have the ability to create WebM compliant Files.

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    Shutter Encoder

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Open source software without any restriction - converter all formats video|audio|image professionnals codecs and standards - swiss knife tool Windows and OSX.

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    DVDShrink

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    Discontinued

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

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  6. Adobe Media Encoder is a standalone application handy for encoding audio and video in multiple formats. Furthermore, it can serve as a companion for other related applications such as Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Audition, Character Animator, and Prelude.

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    Best pro media converter: you can use Autokroma Influx (FFmpeg-based) plugin to import any format that is not supported by default by Media Encoder and also use Voukoder (also FFmpeg-based) plugin that is 100% and can export to any format that is not supported by Media Encoder.

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    StaxRip

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    StaxRip is a video encoding app for Windows with a unrivaled feature set and usability.

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  8. Freemake Video Converter is video converter that lets convert videos to avi, wmv, mp4 (iPhone, iPod, iPad, PSP, xBox), 3gp, rip dvd, extract mp3, burn DVD and Bluray, create photo slideshow and audio visualization, cut, join, rotate and upload videos, photos and music to YouTube.

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    The installer contains OpenCandy. Be careful during the installation: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/

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    Freemake Video Converter vs FFmpeg opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Freemake Video Converter is still a legitimate alternative to FFmpeg, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    this program uses other codecs, it's just a gui.

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    LameXP

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    LameXP is an Audio Encoder Front-End, a graphical user-interface for a number of audio encoders. It was developed to support a huge number of input formats. File formats are detected reliably using MediaInfo.

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  10. With Movavi Video Converter, you can prepare your multimedia files for instant playback in any format and on any device.

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