A long time earlier, I had actually evaluated VidCoder (click on this link) providing it 2 thumbs up as the user friendly mobile free software provides audio/video (AV) conversions sustaining myriad styles, video clip modifying and also modifications. Hence, you might ask why XMedia Recode (XMR) when VidCoder is essentially efficient in doing the very same task. Oh well, VidCoder is fantastic, however within its very own constraints. XMR might help you far better or even worse, or as an excellent choice. In addition to that, if you have an anti-virus like Symantec Endpoint Security, you might not really feel fortunate with VidCoder as it ends up the current steady 64 little bit mobile variation of VidCoder (2.62) is not enabled by Symantec (the application can not also be released). So, is XMR worth taking into consideration? Allow’s discover it out!


Key Capability

As the name indicates, XMR is an AV converter (also known as re-encoder or transcoder) for the most extensive, extensively sustained, straightforward, modern-day styles, consists of practical accounts for prominent smart phones from the brand names, viz., Apple, Samsung, LG, Sony, and so on, and also carries out captions, phases, and also the various other choices.


  • Straightforward user interface
  • Account assistance: Customized, Favorites, DVD Gamer (Standalone), HTML5, YouTube, numerous suppliers, and so on
  • Layout assistance: 3GPP, AVI, MP4, WMV, Matroska, HEVC Raw Video Clip, ASF, WebM and also a lot more
  • MPEG-4 AVC/ H.264 or HEVC/ H.265 or XviD encoding plus the various other choices
  • AAC, AC3, DTS, MP3 sound codec choices (and also much more)
  • Straight stream duplicate of original/untouched AV
  • ‘Keep aspect ratio’ assistance
  • A great deal of filters that sustain video clip modifying
  • Ordinary bitrate, 2-pass typical bitrate, consistent top quality, consistent quantizer, or custom-made overall dimension option for video clip
  • Maintain initial assistance for video clip ‘Framerate’
  • Phase assistance
  • Caption assistance
  • Set inscribing opportunity
  • Instantaneous resource sneak peek
  • Little inscribed sneak peek clips
  • Time out or return to inscribing
  • Free Software
  • Accessibility of mobile variation
  • Unicode assistance
  • Assistance of numerous languages
  • Stealth: Yes (if you do not recognize what it is, click on this link)


  • Windows just
  • 32 little bit only (however operates in 64 little bit systems)
  • No like resource alternative for the audio example price, no car alternative for the bitrate
  • No checkbox to maintain the initial resolution (however can be had in the target)
  • No 10 little bit H.265 encoding
  • No 4K/UHD HDR outcome assistance (input sustained)
  • Not practical for safeguarded DVDs, BDs
  • No key-board faster ways
  • No drag-n-drop assistance
  • No assurance concerning conformity with several licenses


Video clip encoding: Some realities: Should check out (click on this link) if you are brand-new to inscribing.

Please note: Video clip conversion/encoding/re-encoding/ transcoding might or might not be lawful in your nation. Please inspect prior to you continue.

Video clip encoding: Actions & Tips, specifically, for the novices

The user interface appears like the complying with when you release the program:

XMR at launch

  1. Tons the media by clicking the switch Open up Submit or Open Up Disk (or Submit > Open Data or Open Disk or Open Up Folder). A decrypted DVD/BD folder is sustained. Filling the media will certainly bring an “Analysis” home window. As soon as the evaluation is done, the primary home window will certainly return as adheres to:

XMR Format tab

Currently, you have some added tabs, viz., Video clip, Sound, Caption, Filters/Preview. The above screenshot is revealing the information of the Layout tab which of the media. Discover the red rectangle-shaped box in the screenshot that claims,“Media details here” In this field, your resource media information show up. If you right-click it, you can obtain food selections like the following:

XMR right-click menus

  1. Layout: Tailor the ‘Output Format’ below. Define the ‘Profile’ and also the ‘Format’ from the drop-down food selections as you require (the ‘File Extension’ will certainly be transforming instantly). For example, if the ‘Format’ is transformed to MP4, the ‘File Extension’ will certainly be mp4 as necessary, and also some even more tabs like Phase Editor, Tag will certainly appear. The ‘Output stream type’ might be Video clip and also Sound or Video clip just or Sound just. ‘The Audio / Video synchronisation’ is examined by default. If you desire your outcome compatibility to your tool like the one from Apple, Samsung, Dell, Acer …, after that choose the preferred ‘Profile’ initially (also known as predetermined). These predefined choices consist of (however not restricted to) documents style, display dimension certain to a provided equipment. If you are not as well concerned concerning compatibility (e.g., the current Android gadgets with a media gamer like VLC or MX Gamer practically play anything that you include), the default ‘Profile’ Customized can be simply great.
  2. Video clip: This tab enables you to handpick the video clip criteria, claim, ‘Codec’, ‘Rate control mode’, and so forth (check out the screenshots listed below). The ‘Codec’ pertains to video clip compressibility, compatibility and also customizability, whereas the ‘Rate control mode’ speak about video clip top quality and also dimension. There is a Bitrate-Calculator (from the Options food selection on top of the XMR home window). The straight stream duplicate alternative duplicates the video clip stream just right into the target (alter the ‘Mode’ from Convert to Replicate). Fortunately, many options that you might have the ability to have fun with exist below in this tab. Nonetheless, if you do not recognize what you are doing, do not do it below!

XMR Video tab

XMR more video options

  1. Sound: You might select ‘Codec’, ‘Bitrate’, and/or the various other sound relevant variables below (see the screenshot listed below). The straight stream duplicate alternative duplicates the audio stream just right into the target (alter the ‘Mode’ from Convert to Replicate).

XMR Audio tab

  1. Caption: If your resource has captions, it will certainly be presented in this tab (explore the screenshot below). If the caption is softcoded (not installed in the video clip), it can be consisted of in the location documents at will; if hardcoded (ingrained in the video clip), it will automatically show up in the outcome video clip. You might likewise import a caption documents like srt. You can amount to 32 caption tracks.

XMR Subtitle tab

  1. Filters/Preview: You will certainly have the ability to sneak peek (play the entire video clip, or personalize & play a little clip). The video clip modifying is feasible to an excellent degree considered that a lot of filters are offered (vide the screenshot listed below). ‘Keep aspect ratio’ is examined by default; leave it like that; else, your last video clip might look strange. ‘Crop’ must be Vehicle Plant if you wish to prevent the black bars. The video clip modifying deal in XMR consists of, however not restricted to, Shade adjustment, Denoise, Delogo, Deblocking, Deinterlace, Flip Picture, ‘Start Time’, end time, Turn, Sepia, Intensity, Cushioning, Video clip discolor in/ go out. Newcomers are advised not to mess around with any kind of various other criteria in this tab.

XMR Filters/Preview tab

  1. Phase Editor: The screenshot listed below suggests exactly how the phases might be handled. You can instantly develop phases. The phases from the discs can be taken control of instantly. Importing the phase data (message) is one more opportunity.

XMR Chapter Editor tab

  1. Tag: If marking is essential to you, this tab aids (screenshot as adheres to). Including cd covers and also modifying ID3 tags are sustained.

XMR Tag tab

  1. Line Up: The Line up tab does not include details (like the screenshot listed below) till you click Include in queue (or Modify > Include in queue) when you are chosen the specs.

XMR Queue tab

  1. The ‘Destination’ of your option (your favored folder or directory site for the outcome; simply bear in mind that it should exist in advance as XMR will not develop it for you, and also would certainly not such as either an address that does not currently exist) might be had by manually typing/editing the address in package right to the ‘Destination’ message discovered at the end of the XMR home window, or clicking Browse. Your ‘Output’ might likewise most likely to the Input Folder. To make certain that you do not ‘Overwrite’ by chance, the default is ‘Don’ t overwrite (Immediately relabel as )’.
  2. Recode instance: Allow’s think we have a 1080 p AVC AC3 5.1 MP4 video clip documents as resource (apparently, of fairly top quality and also plus size), and also we desire a 240 p HEVC AAC 2.0 MP4 video clip documents as the outcome. The objective is to obtain an outcome with a really little dimension & with the minimal concession in top quality (claim, with an optimal quality/size for Facebook/WhatsApp sharing) bearing in mind that there is constantly a tradeoff in between top quality and also dimension. After filling the media, and also specifying the outcome folder, most likely to the Layout tab, and also select MP4 as ‘Format’ (because it is one of the most prominent style currently). The ‘File Extension’ will instantly be mp4. You will certainly currently see the ‘Mux’ alternative that has a checkbox for‘Streaming – Fast Start’ Disregard it for this inscribe, and also proceed to the Video Clip Select HEVC/ H.265 as ‘Codec’ and also Continuous Quality as‘Rate control mode’ HEVC or High Effectiveness Video clip Coding provides the most effective compressibility; nonetheless, it might obtain compatibility troubles with some gizmos, and also now, AVC or Advanced Video clip Coding might supply even more tweaking than HEVC. The recommended ‘Quality’ is 18-25; 18 being the most effective, and also 25 being the most awful (allow’s select 20 to have an excellent concession in between the dimension and also the top quality; oh well, currently). Switch over to the Sound tab, and also adjustment ‘Codec’ to AAC (conventional nowadays), and also ‘Bitrate’ to32 Click the Filters/Preview tab, and also alter the ‘Resolution’ ‘Height’ to 240 (QVGA resolution is normally 320 x 240, which is 240 p), and also the ‘Width’ will instantly alter (do not fret about it). ‘Keep aspect ratio’ is examined by default; maintain it undamaged. The novices ought to not lay a hand on the various other specifications. You can conserve the encoder setups (Submit > Conserve setups; you might open it later by mosting likely to Submit > Open setups; XMR likewise keeps in mind the last setups). Click Include in queue. For set encoding, there might be a resource documents, and also numerous location data with various specifications; or numerous resource data, and also numerous location data with the very same or various specifications. Click Encode, and also the home window will certainly exist as adheres to:

XMR Encoding window

XMR is a CPU extensive software application; for this reason, the ‘CPU Priority’ ought to be left as Below Typical; particularly, if you do not have a premium maker. This might assist multi-tasking; as an example, you might service your e-mail and/or MS Word while inscribing uncreative. Not do anything is the default alternative ‘When finished’ (XMR also allows you to instantly Shutdown your computer system when done). Time out or Return to of the inscribe is allowed too. When done, XMR will certainly develop the complying with dialog box (hit Go into ahead back to the primary home window):

XMR job success window


Like I claimed at first, you might like XMR (or adhere to VidCoder), or attempt it as a replacement. In the past (previous variations), XMR dissatisfied me, however this brand-new variation appears to be functioning and also assuring. You will certainly be ideal in claiming that it still has constraints; as an example, it does not do 10 little bit encoding, or service encrypted discs, or assistance 4K/UHD (Ultra-High-Definition) HDR (High Information Price) outcome, however individuals, there hardly exist free software I recognize that do have every one of these choices.

So, would certainly you such as to attempt XMedia Recode (otherwise done currently)? Concerns or repairing? Allow us recognize in the remarks!

Rate: Free (for non-commercial usage)

Variation evaluated: (x86) (32 little bit) mobile

Sustained OS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10 (Windows XP/Vista assistance in the mobile variation)

Download and install dimension: 14.2 MEGABYTES

VirusTotal malware check outcomes: 1/61

Is it mobile? Yes

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