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Gordian Knot Alternatives

Gordian Knot is described as 'started out as a simple bitrate calculator for DivX encoding but has evolved to become an integrated package or tool for the entire process of DivX/XviD encoding' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to Gordian Knot for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is HandBrake, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Gordian Knot are Avidemux, VirtualDub, Shutter Encoder and Freemake Video Converter.

Gordian Knot alternatives are mainly Video Converters but may also be Audio Converters or Video Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Gordian Knot.
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  1. HandBrake icon

    HandBrake

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Xfce
    183 alternatives to HandBrake 

    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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    1.  Ad-freeHandBrake doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Dark ModeHandBrake supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  Support for scriptingHandBrake supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    4.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in HandBrake without registration.
    5.  Command line interfaceHandBrake either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    Transcoding a Bluray rip: before and after
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    Avidemux

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    128 alternatives to Avidemux 

    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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    1.  PortableAvidemux can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Chroma Key / Green ScreenAvidemux supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    3.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Avidemux, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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    VirtualDub

    • Windows
    • PortableApps.com
    131 alternatives to VirtualDub 

    VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms (98/ME/NT4/2000/XP/Vista/7), licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It lacks the editing power of a general-purpose editor such as Adobe Premiere, but is streamlined for fast...

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    1.  PortableVirtualDub can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Discontinued

    The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 1.10.4.35491, released on October 27, 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

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    Filters
  4. Shutter Encoder icon

    Shutter Encoder

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    171 alternatives to Shutter Encoder 

    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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    1.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Shutter Encoder without registration.
    2.  LightweightShutter Encoder consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  PortableShutter Encoder can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  5. Freemake Video Converter icon

    Freemake Video Converter

    • Windows
    327 alternatives to Freemake Video Converter 

    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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  6. Adobe Media Encoder icon

    Adobe Media Encoder

    • Mac
    • Windows
    164 alternatives to Adobe Media Encoder 

    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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    MEncoder

    • Mac
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    • Haiku
    • MPlayer
    147 alternatives to 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 compressed and...

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    1.  Command line interfaceMEncoder either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  PortableMEncoder can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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      AutoGK

      • Windows
      65 alternatives to AutoGK 

      AutoGK is a very simple and powerfull tool for making DVD rips. It comes with almost all you need to create excellent quality backups of your DVDs.

      AutoGK includes everything you need to rip DVD to AVI/DivX/XVid in very easy-to-use interface. It also supports other MPEG2 sources.

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      Discontinued

      The site autogk.me.uk is down. Last version, 2.55, is still downloadable from Free-Codecs.com

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      Elegant Converter

      194 alternatives to Elegant Converter 

      Elegant Converter is a native macOS app that helps quickly convert multiple audio and videos files to many formats.

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      dmMediaConverter

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      • Wine
      146 alternatives to 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 like Handbrake, WinFF and MkvMergeGui.

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      1.  PortabledmMediaConverter can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
      Discontinued

      The last update was in 2014.

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