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Old 30. May 2014, 04:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Alternative to Freemake Video Converter

Ever since version 4.0.4, an additional promotional frame is added to every video converted longer than 5 minutes. That is bearable for videos that I convert for other devices, but not the ones I want to keep and share (somehow VLC and laziness prevented me from seeing this earlier).

Other than the usual stuff every one of them should have (like wide support of formats), what I'm looking for is:
* Nvidia CUDA support (or at least multi-threading).
* Adjustable file size (don't give me that bitrate stuff).

Is there a viable freeware alternative? Or should I wait for a giveaway? Or revert back to the old version? Any assistance appreciated, thanks.
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Old 30. May 2014, 07:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Would any of XMedia Recode, Video to Video Converter or Any Video Converter Free suit?

[Note that Any Video Converter Free comes bundled with Open Candy so be careful when installing.]
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Old 30. May 2014, 07:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Here is my experience with Video to Video Converter, I'll try the rest later: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threa.../#post-2376409
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Old 31. May 2014, 08:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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XMedia Recode was a bit too complicated. I'm not sure what it did, but the resolution was changed when I chose my device profile and black bars were added. I cannot seem to control the filesize easily either, bitrate only. Even though jobs allowed me to customize the size and storage media, it only seems to warn. At least it supports Nvidia CUDA.
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Old 31. May 2014, 08:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Any Video Converter can't specify a file size or use Nvidia CUDA (at least under SBIE). And it upscales. So definitely no go on that.
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Old 31. May 2014, 09:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Found almost just what I'm looking for, MediaCoder Full Edition. It has all requirements and more, but is a bit complex and doesn't have built-in device presets. But still, it is good enough to replace Freemake Video Converter on my machine, until someone suggests something better.

*Nevermind, GPU acceleration nag. Froze on transcoding a subtitled MKV, not sure how it handles subtitles, but I like how Freemake encodes them into the video so they can be played by any device.
*Actually it was 4k video nag, although I'm not supposed to have "Supporting GPU accelerated H.264 encoding". Being stuck had to do with my choice of GPU accelerated-encoding it seems.

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Old 31. May 2014, 10:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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OK, it doesn't support subtitles on the output file. That is unacceptable for, so back to Freemake 4.0.3. It is another requirement in case anyone is wondering, I don't want a separate program just to re-add subs.
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