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What are the best Video Transcoder alternatives?

Video Transcoder is described as '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' and is an app in the video & movies category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Video Transcoder for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is HandBrake, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Video Transcoder are FFmpeg, Avidemux, MKVToolnix and Shutter Encoder.

Video Transcoder 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 Video Transcoder.
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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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    FFmpeg

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    58 alternatives to FFmpeg 

    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.

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    1.  Command line interfaceFFmpeg either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  LightweightFFmpeg consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  3. Avidemux icon

    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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    MKVToolnix

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    30 alternatives to MKVToolnix 

    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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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    iFlicks

    • Mac
    27 alternatives to iFlicks 

    iFlicks is the best and most complete video and metadata handling solution available for macOS. There is no easier way to add you video files to iTunes or Plex, so you can watch them on your iOS devices or third party media players.

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    Subler

    • Mac
    35 alternatives to Subler 

    Subler is a Mac OS X application that opens media containers, allows you to add or remove media tracks inside them, and then saves them out again. In the specialized language of the video world, Subler is a “transcoder” or “demuxer” depending on how you use it.

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    Internet Friendly Media Encoder

    • Windows
    • Linux
    163 alternatives to Internet Friendly Media Encoder 

    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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    1.  PortableInternet Friendly Media Encoder can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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