DuFFmpeg Encoder – First Official Alpha version

I’m soooo happy to give you the first official, tested, and approved alpha version of the DuFFmpeg Encoder, a comprehensive, fast, and easy-to-use media encoder!
As an Alpha version, all features are not yet implemented and you may still find some bugs, but I’m already successfully using it.
This is the UI for FFmpeg I talked about in this article 😉
And post your feedback in the comments under this article 😉
Right now, it’s only available on Windows, but Mac and Linux versions will be built soon…

11/05/2017 Alpha-3 Update:

I’ve just released a small update, this is the 3rd Alpha.

  • I have improved the loading process of the application, which is a bit faster and with a splashscreen.
  • I’ve made some improvements to the UI.
  • I’ve included presets for the HAP codec (in a Quicktime container).
  • I’ve made some important progress in the implementation of the awaiting new features, like the encode queue, but it’s very technical and I can’t describe this here 😉

What’s already been done:

  • Formats: Encode almost anything to anything, including Apple ProRes on Windows (without generating a black hole), GIF, H.264 and H.265, etc.
  • Output Presets: I’ve begun to implement the features you voted for there, so the Output Presets are already available, to be able to convert and encode your medias with your favorite parameters in a single click! DuFFmpeg already includes several useful internal presets for mp4/H.264, GIF, and Quicktime ProRes, and you can easily create and share your own presets. Presets are saved as a very standard and open JSON format which you can edit with a simple text editor.
  • Thought for noobs, useful for power users: As I want DuFFmpeg quick and easy to use, the most common parameters can be tweaked with simple buttons and the use of presets, and can even be used 100% automatically by only setting the output format you want, but if you’re a more advanced user, you can use the “Custom option” button to add any command supported by FFmpeg, and this means you can do a LOT of stuff about your medias.
  • User Interface: I’ve worked a lot on the UI, with a lot of feedback from you (thanks!), to make it the best and the easiest to use, quick and responsive. The applications I develop use simple CSS (style sheets) to display the UI, this means you’ll be able to been it the way you want in a near future 😉

And next?

  • According to your votes, the next feature will be the Encoding Queue 🙂
  • I’d like to quickly implement Image Sequences (input and output) support too, with the ability to include sound in the exported video, as it’s something I often need 😉 And it’s the next feature you voted for.
  • I plan some interface improvements too, like speeding up the loading time of the application, and more options in the settings, like the ability to change the visual style of the app.

I could not do and share what I do for free without your support. Help me on Patreon! Thanks.

8 thoughts on “DuFFmpeg Encoder – First Official Alpha version

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  • 18 April 2018 at 18 h 02 min

    Image Sequences Yes Please!

  • 29 December 2018 at 21 h 43 min

    This is really great. I’ve been trying to find a good transcoding utility, and I think this will save me a lot of hassle!

    Being able to have a render queue – or a ‘watched folder’ – would be absolutely fantastic.


    • 3 January 2019 at 11 h 37 min

      Thank you!
      This feature is planned for the first public version 😉

  • 29 July 2019 at 11 h 41 min

    Salut Duduf

    The image sequence would be awesome — if you could have a feature where when you drop a folder it automatically finds the image sequences (as dropping folders in the node graph in nuke works) it’d be a real time saver

    • 13 August 2019 at 11 h 50 min

      My latest version now works with image sequences, you have to drop any frame from the sequence, and I’ll update it to be able to drop a folder.
      This will be released soon, I promise!

  • 31 October 2019 at 16 h 23 min

    Thank you Duduf for all that you make.
    I wanna point out that the download link is broken

    • 21 November 2019 at 15 h 10 min

      Hi, and thanks!
      It’s not available for now, as I’m finishing a better version, which will be available soon.
      It will be on http://rainboxlab.org and I’ll update this article.


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