HC Encoder Alternatives

    HC Encoder is described as 'HC is a simple to use MPEG2 video encoder and is meant for creating MPEG2 video streams with a strong focus on DVD-compliancy' and is a Video Converter in the Video & Movies category. There are more than 25 alternatives to HC Encoder for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is FFmpeg, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like HC Encoder are File Converter (Free, Open Source), XMedia Recode (Free), Format Factory (Free) and WinFF (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 28, 2021

    1. FFmpeg is an open source project that develops libraries and programs for handling multimedia data. FFmpeg is the home to libavcodec, a codec library used by a large spectrum of programs, and libavformat, a mux and demux library for containers.
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    2. 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.

      Discontinued

      This software was last updated in 2017

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    3. 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.
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    4. Format Factory is a multifunctional media converter and DVD ripper.

      Bundleware

      Be careful during the installation: Forum

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      • 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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    5. ffWorks (formerly iFFmpeg) is a graphical front-end for FFmpeg , a command-line tool used to convert multimedia files between formats.
    6. Video Transcoder is an application which uses the open source program ffmpeg to transcode video files from one format to another. By selecting the video to process, details for the video are provided and the desired settings can be configured.
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    7. 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.

      Discontinued

      The project is still developed as of 2018, but latest version, 0.2.1, dates back August 2015. It can be still downloaded from the official website.

      • Windows
      SUPER © Simplified Universal Player Encoder & Renderer. A GUI to FFmpeg, MEncoder, MPlayer, x264, mppenc, ffmpeg2theora & the theora/vorbis RealProducer plugIn.

      Bundleware

      The Freeware Version has opt-out bundleware, the PRO version (ie, SUPER© Special Edition) has no bundleware. Be careful during the installation: Forum

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      Rad Video Tools is a Bink(bik) and a Smacker(smk) video encoder. Bink Video - The Video Codec for Games. It can also convert your video to an exe file with builtin player and convert Quicktime MOV to AVI / DivX.
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