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 25 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 (Free, Open Source), MKVToolnix (Free, Open Source), Adobe Media Encoder (Paid) and DVDShrink (Free).

    This page was last updated Jun 14, 2021

    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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      Almost everyone thinks HandBrake is a great alternative to FFmpeg.
      Handbrake can convert videofiles
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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      The best GUI for day to day video conversions
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      Propedia ffmpeg is codec pack, not transcoder.
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    2. Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting.
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    3. 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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    4. Adobe Media Encoder is a standalone video encoding application that lets users encode audio and video in a variety of distribution formats. It comes with Adobe’s main video editing applications, Adobe After Effects, and...
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      • 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.



    5. 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Voukoder is system wide video- and audio encoding service for Windows that improves your media encoding experience. It supports various encoders (both CPU and GPU based) and also provides a set of post processing filters.
    6. Videomass is a free, open source and cross-platform GUI for FFmpeg and youtube-dl.
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    7. Convert all your video to the latest and next generation video codec. The H.265 standard, able to produce same quality while reduce bandwidth up to 50%, which mean capable shrink half of original file size!
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      The MainConcept AVC/H.264 Codec Packages offer fast encoding and decoding speeds in excellent quality for your products in all profiles and levels supported by the standard.
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