Convert popular audio and video formats, even crop or normalize, with XMedia Recode
XMedia Recode is a free program that will convert several popular audio and video formats; it is mainly created for video jobs rather than audio.
The program supports 3GP, 3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AC3, AMR, ASF, AVI, AVISynth, DVD, 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, (S) VCD , SWF, VOB, WAV, WebM, WMA and WMV formats, and it can only convert unprotected DVDs.
Features: Video Editing * Part of the video cut (crop) * Bumper Crop (remove black borders auto mushy) * Frame with selectable color (padding) * Drag-n-drop of video files directly to the encoder * Selection of the format (1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 5:4, 5:6, 11:9,16:9, 16:10, 2.21:1) * Zoom (no, letterbox, media, Pan Scan, Fit to screen);
Direct Stream Copy function * 2-Pass-Encoding * Volume Correction * Volume normalization * Frame rate, bit rate, resolution can be set * DVD Chapters * can extract audio stream from most video formats * Creates DVD copies for the Pocket PC * Creates DVD copies for phones * Creates DVD copies for iPod and iPhones * Creates DVD copies for PSP and PS3.
I found your review of Xmedia Recode video converter very usefull but there is one big almighty problem: The converter boasts a whole host of impressive tools to truly enhance video footage but the failing is the video viewing screen at 4 inches “square” is much too tiny to properly view what you are doing to the picture, ie Deblock; Denoise; Sharpness and Colour Correction. I do wish the maker would have had the sense to make the viewer enlarge on the pc screen, then it all would have been ideal. As it is one has to guess the subtle settings blindly, which is very difficult to do.
Also the latest version, 188.8.131.52 does not have Colour Hue whereas older versions did. If you can get through to the German manufactureer, (many have tried, but he does not email back), then please ask him to improve these points.
Exactly as you say, the developer won’t answer!