XMedia Recode: All in One Video and Audio Converter, Encode Video for Mobile Devices Easily
|20 May 2010||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
Since I don’t do much video encoding for mobile devices, I have to admit that I am comfortable to use a simple video encoding tool that just works to do the job easily without much hassle. If you are looking for an all in one video/audio converter software, especially to encode video for mobile devices playback, XMedia Recode might be the software for you.
Basically, XMedia Recode is a GUI for FFmpeg, an open source complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video. XMedia Recode can encode and decode major video/audio containers and codecs such as 3GP, 3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AC3, AMR, ASF, AVI, FLAC, FLV,H.261, H.263, H.264, M4A, M1V, M2V, M4V, Matroska(MKV), MMF, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, TS, TRP, MP2, MP3, MP4, MP4V, MOV,QT, OGG, PSP, SWF, VOB, WAV, WMA and WMV. XMedia Recode can also use unprotected DVD as the video source.
What makes XMedia Recode really great to encode video for mobile devices is the built in presets setting, and there are a lot of them. As for version 188.8.131.52, there are more than 530 built in presets. With XMedia Recode, you can easily choose the appropriate video output format to encode video for your mobile devices without having to worry about the technical details.
Even though XMedia Recode has a lot of built in presets, you can actually use your own custom setting, especially if preset for your device is not available, or you want to encode video with your own output configuration. There are many advanced options available such as resolution resize, video cropping, padding, etc.. However, I cannot find the option to add subtitle to the encoded video. XMedia Recode also has a bitrate calculator included.
XMedia Recode is freeware and available for Windows operating system. The official website of XMedia Recode is in German, the program itself come with English translation.