Installing and using XMedia Recode

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Free encoding app that supports various formats

XMedia Recode Is german Sebastian Dorfler It is a multi-functional free encoder developed by Mr., which supports multiple formats and allows you to edit advanced settings during encoding and cropping, cutting, padding, etc.

It supports multithreading,NVIDIA CUDAAMD AMF GPU encoding and hardware encoder with built-in CPU Intel Quick Sync Supports.

System requirements

Version 3. 5 Currently

OS: Windows 7/8/10
CPU: Intel / AMD 1GHz and above
RAM: 1 GB or more
DirectX: DirectX 9

Installing Microsoft Visual C ++ Redistributable 2017

XMedia Recode requires Microsoft Visual C ++ Redistributable 2017, so if it is not installed on your computer, install it according to your environment.

Microsoft Visual C ++ Redistributable 2017 64bit
Microsoft Visual C ++ Redistributable 2017 32bit

Where to get the software

XMedia Recode 64bit Official Download Page

XMedia Recode 32bit Official Download Page

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Install XMedia Recode

The XMedia Recode installer does not include adware or spyware.

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It is on the download page according to the environment of your PC 64 (32) – Bit Download Click

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Launch the downloaded installer, and when the User Account Control dialog is displayed, click "Yes" to allow it.

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Language selection English Then "OK".

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Check the license agreement and if there are no problems I accept the agreement Check the box and click "Next".

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If you are not particular about the installation destination, the default setting is "Next".

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The default setting for the shortcut to the start menu is "Next".

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If you want to create an icon on the desktop, check it and click "Next".

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Check the settings and click "Install".

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When the setup is complete, click "Finish" to start XMedia Recode.

How to use XMedia Recode

XMedia Recode covers all major file formats, and it is recommended to use the latest version because the profile has been updated in addition to FFmpeg and H.265 updates due to the version upgrade.

Input format possible format
3G2, AAC, AC3, ADX, AIFF, AMR, APE, ASF, AVI, AVISynth, AU, Blu-ray, DVD, DIVX, DTS, E-AC3, FLAC, F4V, FLV, H261, H263, H264, IVF, M2TS, MTS, M1V, M2V, M3U, M3U8, M4A, M4P, M4V, MKA, MKV, MMF, MP2, MP3, MP4, MP4V, MPE, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MOV, QT, QCP, OGG, OGM, OGV, PVA, REC, RM, RMVB, SVCD, SWF, SPX, THP, TS, TRP, TP0, VCD, VOB, VRO, WebM, WebA, WMA, WMV, WPL, WTV, Y4M, YUV
Output formatable format
3GPP, 3G2 (3GPP2), AAC, AC3, ANR, ASF, AVI/FLV, G.723.1, G722, GXF, H261, H263, H264, IVF, M1V, M2V, M4A, M4V, MMF, MP2, MP3, MP4 , MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG TS, MOV, MKA, MKV / NUT, OGG, Opus, RealMedia, Speex Audio, SVCD, SWF, TTA, VCD, VOB, WAV, WebA, WebM, WMA, WMV

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When you start XMedia Recode, it is displayed in Japanese.

Each item is Standard specifications Because it is set to  General Items other than are basically unnecessary to change, and even if they are changed, it is rare that something will improve dramatically, and if you set extreme values ​​or inconsistent settings, the operation of XMedia Recode will become unstable and forced termination. there's a possibility that.

Add and select files

XMedia Recode allows you to add and encode multiple sources, but you can't combine files.

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Add the file to be converted by dragging it to the upper pane of the home.

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Of the toolbar Open disc Not protected from Read DVD onlyYou can

DVDFab Passkey for DVD You can also use a protected DVD by using such as.

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Information such as playback time, video codec, audio codec, etc. is displayed for the added file, and you can double-click the file. Enter key You can check the detailed information of the media by pressing.

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Select the file to encode with the same settings.

File format specification

ConfigurationOn the tab 形式-Image-Audio track-字幕-Crop / preview-Chapter editing-List There is.

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形式 Set the converted file format and extension on the tab.

For XMedia Recode プ ロ フ ァ イ ルIs prepared,Select device manufacturer and deviceThen, the recommended setting is set, but since the profile sets the resolution and bit rate regardless of the source, the value of the profile is changed according to the source.
When specifying the file format プ ロ フ ァ イ ルCustom Select and 形式 Select the file format to convert with from the list.

Image

ImageIn the tab, you can make detailed settings at the time of encoding, and by default  形式 The recommended value of the file format selected on the tab is set.

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In the video tab ソ ー ス Information and output Information is displayed, and if there is a video from a different angle such as a DVD, you can select the video to output, and if you do not want to output the video during encoding, you can delete it with the "✕" icon on the right.

import The button is a new source, and adding the imported source to the output field replaces the original source.

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The menu on the left sidebar varies depending on the codec used, General Items other than those do not need to be changed.

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Of the video GeneralThe items displayed in are different depending on the codec used.

mode
"Copy" and "Convert" can be selected, and if you want to change the filter, codec, bit rate, frame rate, etc., use conversion. The copy is not encoded and is output without deterioration.
Codec
The codecs that can be stored in the selected file format are displayed.
frame rate
The frame rate represents the number of frames displayed per second, and the unit is fps.
Rate control mode
The choice of rate control mode (bit rate mode) depends on the codec used.
Bit rate / quality / quantization
Set according to the rate control mode options.
Rate control mode

The choice of rate control mode (bit rate mode) differs depending on the codec used.

Constant Bit Rate (CBR)
Since the bit rate is literally fixed, waste occurs when there is little data to be transferred, and there is a possibility of shortage when there is a lot of data.
Variable bit rate (VBR)
There is no waste because the bit rate changes according to the amount of information to be transferred.Since the bit rate is changed according to the amount of information within the range by specifying the minimum bit rate and the maximum bit rate, or the target bit rate and the maximum bit rate, the quality is as long as the file size is the same as the fixed bit rate. Is improved.
Average Bit Rate (ABR)
A variable bit rate based on the bit rate (target bit rate) specified as a type of variable bit rate (VBR).The "average bit rate" encodes while predicting the output result when converting, while the "2 pass average bit rate" encodes after first analyzing the data, improving quality and compression ratio. It can be expected, but it will take more time as the number of processes increases.
Quantization (Constant Quantizer)

It deletes (compresses) certain information from all frames of the video at a specified rate, and specifies the quality and deterioration degree with a numerical value from 1 to 100.
Quality (Constant Quality)

Similar to quantization, certain information is deleted from the frame, but since it changes according to the amount of information in the frame, the image quality tends to be the same as that of quantization, and the file size tends to be smaller.
H.264 / H.265  When using the codec of Quantization-品質 The default value of 20 so,18~28 If you are not sure about the appropriate bit rate because the range of is the recommended value Quantization Or 品質 Select to output with the default value.

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If the output file size is fixed, the menu bar Options から Bit rate calculator Select, specify the file size to output, and click "OK" to confirm, and the maximum bit rate that fits in the file size will be applied.

Audio track settings

On the Audio Track tab, you can make detailed settings such as sample rate and bit rate, and the items will differ depending on the selected codec.

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Also on the audio track tab ソ ー スoutput Information is displayed, but if it is audio, import another audio file output Multiplex audio is possible by adding it to the field.

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The setting items differ depending on the codec used.

mode
Select "Convert" if you want to encode the source, or "Copy" if you do not want to encode.
Codec
A codec can be selected when encoding (converting) audio.
Sample rate
The sample rate is like the frame rate of a video, and the smoothness of the audio changes. CD is 44.1KHz, DVD standard is 48KHz, and the source is basically maintained.
Channel
If the source is stereophonic, Stereo, 2.1ch, 4.0ch, 5.0ch, 5.1ch, etc. can be selected according to the source.
Rate control mode
Can be set when selecting a lossy compression codec such as AAC or MP3.
bit rate
Set according to the rate control mode options.
Audio codec
AAC
It has emerged as a standard that achieves higher sound quality and higher compression than MP3, but the difference can generally be felt at low bit rates of 160 kbps or less, and there is no big difference at 192 kbps or higher.
AC3

It is a codec developed by Dolby and has a good reputation for sound quality used in movies.
FLAC

Since it is lossless compression, it can be converted losslessly, but it is not versatile and the players that can play it are limited.
PCM signed 16-bit

Since it is the same sound source as a CD and is uncompressed, the sound quality is theoretically superior to other codecs, but it is not higher than the source.

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Store the source subtitles in a file for video subtitles Copy And write directly to the video Render There is.

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If the source contains multiple subtitles ス ト リ ー ム A list is displayed in the item of, and in order to import all Select MKV or VOB as the file formatdo it Copy Must be selected.

If you prioritize versatility, the subtitles stored in the file are not supported by the player or will not display properly depending on the subtitle file format used. Render Is recommended.

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Store subtitles in a fileIf you do modeCopy Select to capture subtitles ソ ー ス から output Add to.

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Write subtitles directly to the videoIf modeRender Select  ソ ー ス Of ス ト リ ー ム Only one subtitle to write from output Add to.

.ass , .srt Subtitle files such as can be imported by import, but decorated subtitles mode The Copy It will not be reflected unless it is set to.

Crop / preview

Crop / previewIn addition to specifying the resolution, cropping, deinterlacing, and encoding range, you can also set filters such as grayscale and inversion on the tab.

No editing required if you just want to convert the file format.

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By default all filters are disabled Deinterlacing-Crop-Padding-resolution Is displayed by default, so if you want to use a forta  Eye Click the icon to enable it.

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Add filterClick to use various filters other than the displayed filters.

Deinterlacing
When digitizing an interlaced source that transmits scanning lines divided into odd and even numbers, such as analog broadcasting and VHS video, it has the effect of complementing the alternately missing scanning lines and suppressing flicker (striped pattern).
libav Deinterlace-Yadif-Kernel Deint-mcDeInterlace I have implemented the filter of, but the result differs depending on the source.
Crop
Crop is a process of trimming the image, and when you want to erase the black bands on the left, right, top and bottom, specify the part you want to cut with a numerical value.
Click Auto Crop to cut only the black belt.
Padding
Padding is a filter that adds a margin (band) to the video, and since the black band is added within the video size of the source, the size of the source is reduced by the amount that the padding is set.
resolution
In the resolution, the video size can be changed, and each item of scaling, dithering, aspect ratio and enlargement is set.
Resolution setting

The drop-down list next to width / height can be set to be a multiple of the specified number in the mod, and if you want to resize it freely, use the default value of 2.

scaling
Typical with scaling settings BilinearIn addition to (Bicubic) and Bicubic, there are a total of 10 scaling modes. Bilinear is a method of scaling using the average value of multiple pixels, and Bicubic is the same method as Bilinear but slightly better than Bilinear. It is said that.
Dithering
It is a method of combining colors to produce neutral colors, and the default setting is 自動 Although it is Buyer dither -Error diffusion method Etc. can be selected, and the general method is the error diffusion method.
aspect ratio
The aspect ratio is the ratio of width to height, and if you change it to darkness, the image will be compressed vertically or stretched horizontally, so the default is original .
When the aspect ratio is changed arbitrarily The error from the original is displayed as the aspect error.
Expansion
Black bands are added to the top, bottom, left, and right in the process to correct the aspect error when the aspect ratio is changed. Letter box It is common to use.
Pan scan Cuts out a part from the video and corrects it to the specified aspect ratio,MediumIs to convert the asbect ratio by incorporating the effect of letterbox and pan-scan, and it has a black frame of half of the letterbox and cuts half of the pan-scan.
ExpansionLetter box , Medium Automatically when you select Padding Is enabled,Pan scan When you select Crop Is enabled.

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When cutting out a video Start timeending time To specify.

For the start frame and end frame, move the seek bar to any position and click the frameset icon or enter the time directly, and fine-tune can be moved frame by frame (blue frame in the above figure). )use.
For videos with chapter settings, you can also specify chapters.
Depending on the source such as an ISO image file, there may be an error between the start frame and the end frame.

Chapter editing

Edit chapters set in DVD-Video, etc., or add chapters to videos without chapters.

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If you want to delete the current chapter Chapter removal, If you want to delete all chapters Remove all chapters.

If you want to add chapters arbitrarily, specify the start time and end time to add chapters.Add chapters automatically Is a function to add chapters at a specified time.

Tag

You can edit the ID3 tags used in MP3s.

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There are some file formats such as MKV that can be entered in the tag information even for videos but are not displayed depending on the environment.

Tag information is in the file properties Details You can check it on the tab.

List

The list tab shows a list of files to encode.

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When you have finished setting the encoding, click "Add to List" to add it to the encoding execution list.

If you do not add it to the list, the encode button will remain grayed out and cannot be selected.

Encoding

After setting the encoding and "adding" the target file to the list, execute the encoding.

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The output destination of the file is at the bottom Destination Specified by.

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After setting the save destination, the menu icon at the top Encoding Click to start the process.

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Since encoding is a task that puts a heavy load on the personal computer, the time required for encoding depends on the specifications of the personal computer, and it takes time to encode even when performing filter processing such as deinterlacing and scaling.

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