Download Xmedia Recode (Audio Video Converter)

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XMedia Recode is a donationware video and audio transcoding program for Microsoft Windows developed by Sebastian Dörfler. It can import and export many types of files such as WMVMP4MP33GPMatroska and more. XMedia Recode can convert unprotected DVDs or DVD files to any supported output file. XMedia Recode features a drag-and-drop style interface and uses job queuing and batch processing to automate the task of transcoding multiple files.


Besides converting, XMedia Recode also has basic editing abilities
  • Output to "Video and Audio", "Video only" or "Audio only"
  • Copy video and/or audio tracks from input file (to avoid conversion)
  • Presets (called Profiles) for various media devices (e.g. PS3, Xbox 360, iPhone, PSP, Zune and more)
  • Different languages (German, English, French, Italian and Japanese)
  • Includes a Bitrate-Calculator that can calculate the required video bitrate to achieve a desired filesize based on various Media (CD, DVD, memory cards, etc.) Allows users to choose a percentage of the media for fine controlling.
  • Supports up to 2 Audio Tracks
  • Displays basic media info about each video using MediaInfo. A more detailed view can be accessed from the right click context menu for each video.
  • Supports batch processing when multiple videos are selected in the main interface (via ctrl+click or shift+click). Multiple highlighted jobs will all have the same conversion settings and multiple jobs will be added simultaneously.

Video editing

  • Cutting
  • Cropping (manual and auto crop)
  • Padding
  • Color correction
  • Deblocking
  • Denoising
  • Sharpening
  • Channel inversion
  • Grayscaling
  • Deinterlacing
  • Audio Channel Mapping
  • Volume adjustment and audio normalization

Bitrate calculator

Xmedia Recode includes a bitrate calculator capable of sizing videos to fit various media including CD-R, DVD-5 (4.7 GB), DVD-9 (8.5 GB), and memory cards ranging from 128 MB to 32 GB. Videos can be calculated to a percentage of the selected media or a specific filesize. Unlike most bitrate calculators, it calculates the video and audio streams together.
The bitrate calculator is capable of configuring output settings like resolution, bitrate mode (e.g. ABR, 2-pass, etc.), framerate and similar settings for the audio track(s).

Supported input formats

  • 3GP, 3G2, AAC, AC3, AIFF, AMR, APE, ASF, AVI, AviSynth, AU, DVD, DTS, E-AC3, FLAC, FLV, H.261, H.263, H.264, M2TS, M1V, M2V, M3U, M3U8, M4A, M4P, M4V, Matroska, MMF, MP2, MP3, MP4, MP4V, MP3, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, QuickTime, Ogg, OGM, PVA, REC, RealMedia, RMVB, SVCD, SWF, THP, TS, TRP, TP0, VCD, VOB, WebM, WMA, WMV, WPL

Video formats

  • Asus V1, Asus V2, MPEG-4 Part 2, MS MPEG4 V2, MS MPEG4 V3 DV Video, Flash Video, Flash Screen Video, H.261, H3, H.263+ H.264/MP.26EG-4 AVC (using x264), Huffyuv, M-JPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, Theora, VP8, WMV V7, WMV V8

Audio formats

  • AAC, AC3, ADPCM MICROSOFT, ADPCM YAMAHA, A-LAW, AMR NB, AMR WB, MP2, MP3, Vorbis, WAV-PCM 16 little endian, WAV-PCM 16 little endian, WAV-PCM 24 Little-Endian, WAV-PCM U8, WMA V7, WMA V8

Supported output device profiles

  • Acer, Apple, Asus, Archos, BlackBerry, Cowon, Creative Labs, Dell, DVD Player (Standalone), Elson, Epson, Garmin-Asus, Google, Hauppage, Huawei, HTC, Humax, Hyundai, Intenso, iRiver, LG, Loewe, Microsoft, Motorola, Nikon, Nintendo, Nokia, Odis, O2, Palm, Panasonic, TV, Philips, PocketPC, SanDisk, Samsung, Samsung TV, Seagate, Sharp, Sony, Sony Ericsson, Sony Playstation 3, Sony PSP, Sony TV, T-Mobile, Telefunken, Toshiba, Trekstore, Vodafone, Western Digital, YouTube


  • Bitrate Calculator does not allow to choose the number of channels for audio tracks (defaults to Stereo)
  • The Bitrate-Calculator does not exceed 10,000 video bitrate if a filesize is chosen that requires a bitrate exceeding 10,000. However, the bitrate can be manually adjusted above 10,000 and the filesize will change accordingly.
  • System-wide brightness, contrast and color adjustments for videos (from Nvidia or ATI Control Panel) will be detected by XMedia Recode during the Preview and those adjustments will be hardcoded into the output file.
  • Does not support conversion to uncompressed video but does, however, support conversion to various lossless codecs (e.g. Huffyuv, MPEG-4 AVC Lossless)
  • Audio Tracks default to stereo regardless of the number of Source channels.
  • Lack of documentation for codec options (hover tooltips)
  • A default framerate of 25 is chosen for the Custom Profile, when in most cases it is not necessary to change the framerate of the source video. XMedia Recode does not check the framerate of the source video and configure it accordingly. Furthermore, most Profiles default to a framerate of 25 in situations when the framerate of the Source video is appropriate for the device.
  • Many settings for Profiles are locked down (e.g. File Extension, Video codecs, Audio Codecs) and are therefore at the discretion of the XMedia Recode developer.
  • Unable to add additional jobs or access the main interface while transcoding is in progress.
  • No video Rotation
  • Unable to add video & audio tracks or subtitles from external files.
  • Does not allow to permanently modify or amend existing Profiles from the XMedia Recode GUI. They must be modified via notepad, which is unintuitive and error prone (resulting in program crashing upon startup).
  • The uninstallation wizard for XMedia Recode leaves behind files and registry entries which are important if a user is attempting to reinstall the application to fix some issues. Therefore, a third party uninstall utility (e.g. Revo Uninstaller) must be used to fully remove all leftover files.
  • Custom framerates are unsupported.
  • The program may lock up or abort during the conversion process.

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