VidCoder

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.

Feature list:

  • Multi-threaded
  • 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]

Download: VidCoder 6.41 (64-bit) | 24.8 MB (Open Source)
Download: Portable VidCoder 6.41 | 76.4 MB
Link: VidCoder Home Page