VidCoder is a DVD/Blu-ray ripping and video transcoding application for Windows. It uses HandBrake as its encoding engine. Calling directly into the HandBrake library gives it a more rich UI than the official HandBrake Windows GUI. VidCoder can rip DVDs but does not defeat the CSS encryption found in most commercial DVDs.
You’ll need the .NET 5 Desktop Runtime. If you don’t have it, VidCoder will prompt you to download and install it. The Portable version is self-contained and does not require any .NET Runtime to be installed.
You do not need to install HandBrake for VidCoder to work.
- MP4, MKV containers
- Completely integrated encoding pipeline: everything is in one process and no huge intermediate temporary files
- H.264, H.265, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, VP8, Theora video
- Hardware-accelerated encoding with AMD VCE, Nvidia NVENC and Intel QuickSync
- AAC, MP3, Vorbis, AC3, FLAC audio encoding and AAC/AC3/MP3/DTS/DTS-HD passthrough
- Target bitrate, size or quality for video
- 2-pass encoding
- Decomb, detelecine, deinterlace, rotate, reflect, chroma smooth, colorspace filters
- Powerful batch encoding with simultaneous encodes
- Customizable Pickers to automatically pick audio and subtitle tracks, destination, titles and more
- Instant source previews
- Creates small encoded preview clips
- Pause, resume encoding
VidCoder 6.41 upgrades to .NET 5.0, which is a complete platform overhaul. This means many things, good and bad:
- We're on the latest version of .NET, which means better performance.
- We had to throw out or find replacements for many libraries. I was not able to find an adequate color picker, so you need to type in a 6-digit hex code instead. You should be able to pick a color through a different tool like Paint.NET.
- Enabled pre-compilation with ReadyToRun, which should improve the launch time.
- The Microsoft Store package refused to build with .NET 5, so it is being retired. Portable and Installer are now the way to go!
- The portable version now includes a self-contained runtime, so now it's truly portable and can run even on systems without any .NET runtime installed.
- The minimum version of Windows supported is now Windows 10. Windows 7/8 are now "run at your own risk." [full release notes]
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