I was recommended on here to start using XMedia Recode to convert my videos from wmv and mpeg to avi etc with no audio sych loss.
I was very pleased I took your advice, its a great program and I have had only one file that it has not been able to do.
The software is advising me that there is an upgrade available.
I have downloaded the new exe file.
What I want to know is do I just install it over the top of my current system and will it take notice of all my settings, or do I have to enter them all again ?
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hi, i was browsing thru the conversion threads as i often do, and found your thread here about this program.
i just downloaded and installed it, and have just output one of my .MTS (avchd) files to mp4 and it looks good, and this tool has a cutting tool as well.
if you got a newer version, just install it over the top of the old one.
Glad you are trying the program I really like it.
But I am sorry I can't take you advice and just install the new version over the top of the old one, as you have only just started using it.
I want to know if it will keep my present settings.
Some programs do and some don't.
cant you keep save your current settings to fie, and import those setting into the new version if the new version does wipe out all your settings.
as for the program itself, i much prefer handbrake as my encoder, because i already know the constant quality RF settings for all my mp4 output files (i usually always use RF20) but i used RF20 in XMedia Recode and i got an output file 2.5 times the size of the handbrake mp4 using RF20 quality.
i used a short MTS sample clip from my camcorder (1080p/50) and converted it to 720p/50 using audio passthru and QF20 on both and this was the result.
XMedia = 55mb @ 6715br
Handbrake = 22mb @ 2630br
im just wondering if the XMedia program uses the x264 encoder because if it did, surely both outputs @ RF20 should be the same, or very similar.
the problem with handbrake is that it has no cutting/joining tool, so i either import the MTS source file and output to MP4 and then cut/edit the MP4 using Avidemux using the MP4 Muxer output, or i import the source MTS file into tsMuxer and cut/trim out the MTS file and output using the m2ts muxer option, then i take the edited m2ts file into handbrake to encode to MP4.
the issue with tsMuxers cut/trimming tool is that it has no preview screen, it uses a time based cutter, and it can be annoying.
Avidemux, so you can import your source file, chop bits out, and then encode the edited footage to your preferred format, all inside the one tool.
i will find out if it uses the x264 encoder before going any further, because if it doesnt, i need to test the constant quality RF settings to find the one that gives me the same bitrate that handbrake uses for its RF20 quality preset.
hope you find someone who already uses it.
EDIT: XMedia is a front end for ffmpeg, so a constant quality RF setting 25 needs to be used in this program to gain the same output video bitrate that handbrake uses with its RF20 output quality setting (handbrake is a frontend for x264)
very good, pretty decent tool.
Last edited by glenpinn; 25th Jan 2013 at 03:41.
UPDATE to your question.
i got a copy of a previous version of XMedia and installed it over the top of my current version and it retained all my mp4 presets, so your good to upgrade without uninstalling your current version.