XMedia Recode v3.1.9.4 Updated

Checker on 23 Aug 2014

XMedia Recode is an audio/video converter for most popular audio/video formats and includes handy profiles for popular mobile/tablet devices such as iPod, iPhone, Samsung, SonyEricsson, Zune, PSP, Blackberry, LG, etc. These profiles include file format, screen size, and other details chosen specifically for a given player.

Functional in 64-bit. Format support includes 3GP, DVD, AVI, MP4, WMV, ASF, and many more.

Note: This program may or may not be in compliance with one or more licenses.

Languages: German (default), English, Français, Italiano, Japanese

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Free for non-commercial use
How to extract: Download the "portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch XMedia Recode.exe.

Default interface is German, to change to English:
  • Select Optionen, Sprache, English to change the user interface language to English
OR
  • Delete all files from the Lang folder except for english.lang
Optionally: Disable automatic updates in "Preference".
Similar/alternative apps: fre:ac, Video to Video
What's new?
  • Update of ffmpeg.
  • New profiles (Lenovo, Sony, Samsung).
  • Fixed minor bugs.

90 comments on XMedia Recode  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

south28 2008-10-06 17:00

Of all the different video converter programs I've used, this is by far the easiest one to use and manipulate and the resultant video files have been more than satisfactory. It is the only one that managed to convert a couple of stubborn files that other programs kept leaving the video and audio out of sync no matter what I tried.

Many thanks to the programmer!

Tony 2009-01-24 16:11

Full of bugs ....

clitoral hoodlum 2009-07-23 23:51

Absolutely the best converter I have found! Beats the commercial ones, as well!

Fengzj 2009-11-29 00:11

It still leaves configuration settings in Users/.../AppData/Local/ folder in Windows 7.

Andrew.A 2009-12-14 04:19

This is absolutely the best convertor I used this days. It is fast (about 80 FPS on my poor PIV machine), it has simple interface. It can crop/resize/denoise videos. And it is absolutely portable and has a small footprint.
I recommend it!

CodesAway 2009-12-16 06:59

Does anyone know if this program supports command-line options? I would like to integrate it with FreeCommander to perform automatic conversions on a file.

If not, at least it supports passing a file name, which adds the file to the list. From there it's very easy to do the conversion I want.

Tala 2010-01-07 11:15

You can't go wrong grabbing this gem. I've tried quite a few but can't go past this. Lack of English help files might hinder some a little but well and truly worth the effort.Thanks to the author.

noaven 2010-02-10 15:55

my friends here you say that this program is Free for non-commercial use but i think is full freeware (just check the official site)

Breeeeezzzzze 2010-02-18 13:00

The profiles drop-box only has "custom" for me, using either the portable or full versions.

Breeeeezzzzze 2010-02-21 19:39

The current version is the best encoder I have found for IPhone. Quickly converts even files that Handbrake choked on. Plus it's portable. Has all the features I need and more. Very happy to have it on all the pcs I use.

Alexander Nalunin 2010-04-13 23:36

This one simply ROCKS! Nothing more to say. I just killed commercial product I was using before and requested a money-back. XMedia Recorde is much much better than everything I tried before

Shodan 2010-05-13 11:48

I've tried several recoders, both free and shareware, and this is the one I have settled on. Does everything I want and need and it's free. What else can you ask for ?

GrzegorzK 2010-05-17 12:02

Great software. Comparable or even better than commercialcial ones/

CincyDave 2010-05-19 16:15

I'll add my support behind this product. I've been using XMediaRecode for several months now to convert numerous flv files recorded from the web to dvd (avi) format. Also, I've edited the files by shortening some of them and enhancing their color saturation. This program has worked flawlessly.

Onesimus Prime 2010-05-26 21:47

Upon first run, this program now auto-detects the system language, so it should match whatever your computer is set for. You can, of course, force it to always use your language of choice. Oh, and "automatically check for updates" comes enabled by default, FYI...

spchtr 2010-06-17 10:17

Theora encoder for V 2.2.3.9 does not appear to work in Vista32. Not sure how to post to the author's web page and let them know.

RobertAdT 2010-06-29 14:36

When all else fail, this app save my day.
It's the best app there is.

TT 2010-07-11 22:34

Error message with WinXP-sp1...

The application failed to initialize properly. (0x000012d). Click on OK to terminate the application.

No problem with earlier version.

TT 2010-08-05 12:31

2.2.5.3 now now works with WinXP-sp1. Problem now is it write settings to C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Application Data\XMedia Recode, not the app directory. And the GUI 'almost' fits on a 1024x600 netbook. 2.2.4.7 is still works best overall.

MC 2010-08-14 03:42

TT is correct, the 2.2.5.3 version does write to the AppData folder. I am using Windows Vista. So this is no longer stealth.

MarK2010 2010-08-16 21:21

V. 2.2.5.8 writes XMediaRecode.ini to the Application Data folder. So the program is not portable!

Lemoir 2010-08-17 09:52

You must have Portable=1 in the INI file.

Hans 2010-08-17 10:09

Lemoir, you did not check the problem.

Lemoir 2010-08-17 13:13

Hans, what are you talking about? Of course I checked it.
You must have an XMediaRecode.INI file with Portable=1 in the Prefences in the XMediaRecode program folder. The program will write preferences and other settings to that file.

Hans 2010-08-17 14:49

Thank you, Lemoir, I will proof it.

pj 2010-08-17 18:02

I tried to see if the "portable=1" in the ini file in the XmediaRecode directory works or not. Unfortunately, in 2.2.5.3, it still writes the ini file in %APPDATA% on Windows 7.

GBJ 2010-08-18 10:01

Putting 'Portable=1' in the INI file and moving it to the app's folder WORKS! You may then delete the XMedia Recode folder under AppData\Roaming in your User folder, making this great app TRULY portable.

Hans 2010-08-18 13:07

The new version 2258 writes the ini-file in the application folder again, you must do nothing.

Lemoir 2010-08-18 18:22

It will only write the settings to an INI file in the program folder if there is already such a file with the line Portable=1. The zip archive has a mall INI file with that line.

MC 2010-08-20 00:38

The new version 2.2.5.8 no longer writes in my AppData folder on my Windows Vista. Seems it is corrected now, at least on my Windows Vista.

TT 2010-08-27 17:42

Let's see... Truly portable, with no registry changes, no logs or histories, etc.? Check. Works well with 1024x600 Netbooks? Check. Compact and UPX-able? Check. Option to automatically output to source folder? Check. Can convert from/to just about anything? Check. .. It doesn't get much better than this. Thanks for the great app!

Frank 2010-09-01 00:25

I want to use a portable encoder but something with codecs already included. I know Super(C) and MediaCoder have internal codecs thanks to Mencoder is Xmedia recode the same. I have problems with the portable apps versions of Super(c) and MediaCoder.

Would appreciate any info.

TT 2010-09-01 16:07

@Frank...
That's exatly what XMediaRecode is .. everything in one package.

Neredbojias 2010-10-20 18:42

The latest version, 2.2.7.7, doesn't seem to crop and resize simultaneously.

Brad 2010-11-07 15:09

Color Correction, Deblocking, and Noise filters don't work on version 2.2.8.3.

Pax 2010-12-24 15:50

WARNING: I'm not certain how the previous versions handled multiple files (job list) but I'm working with version 2.2.9.7 and it fails to convert the complete video on many jobs I've given it. Here's what happens...

When loading a few videos for batch conversion, the program analyzes the selected files and you'll see specs for each video listed (including START and END times = duration). When the list gets highlighted and added to the JOB list, you'll see the duration shortened. It seems to take the duration of one of the videos (let's say 11 minutes) and force that duration on all other videos (even if the other videos are an hour long).

It doesn't happen all the time but often enough in my testing when loading and placing in the job list. Basically whatever appears on the job list (duration, conversion type, etc) is what you're going to get at the end.

The conversions themselves are fine but xMedia Recode doesn't always pass the correct values to the job list (so far we're talking duration only).

Another, smaller issue is the CPU usage which is always at 100% even when CPU Priority is set to the lower levels. So this thing runs "hot" vs other Video Converters I've used.

Despite these short-comings, I really like this application. If you're converting a single video at a time - I would recommend the latest version. If you're doing multiple (batch conversions), keep an eye on duration before deleting any originals.

Pax 2010-12-24 16:08

PS: Used Google Translate to send issue above to author (including this translated page)

Pax 2011-01-10 15:45

Update to the issue highlighted above (ie, multiple videos in job list not being completely converted).

It turns out that if you select/highlight a single video from your list and click 'add to job list' and do this for each video (select/highlight, addJob), then the Job List will capture the correct information (total video time).

If you highlight all videos loaded and select 'add to job list' so that multiple videos are added to jobList, then the program often captures the total time of a single video and applies that to all the videos.

So if you have a bunch of videos you want to convert with version 2.2.9.7, select them individually, adding to jobList individually.

bajaatan 2011-01-15 12:05

Depends on gdiplus.dll

google translation:

"Use a Windows operating system earlier than Windows XP, you must use the file gdiplus.dll, which is available here: Download gdiplus.dll.

Please copy this file into your XMedia Recode installation directory (eg C: \ Program Files \ XMedia Recode \)."

JFox562 2011-01-26 00:05

How do you set XMedia Recode to include forced subtitles in the final file. I see how to render subtitles but I only want the forced ones. Thanks

K94UR2 2011-01-29 16:40

Using Windows XP pro.

Release: 2.2.9.7 - 2.3.0.4
- Have edited files by shortening them, i.e.: split them into separate files. The From and To time range is not 100% accurate experienced time to be off by 10 to 20 seconds.
Have noticed that some times it works but mostly does not (hit and miss).

- Notice diagonal lines in some file playbacks.
format: AVI, Codec: MPEG-4 Bitrate: 2300

- Have experienced Program to lockup when using the Divx Codec. switched to MPEG-4 Codec and was able to convert files to AVI.

- Does not convert copyrighted DVD's but able to convert copy’s of them?

Any suggestions on tweaking this to work.

FukenGruven 2011-02-23 02:34

excellent program for audio conversion.

i have not tried video conversion, i usually encode videos.

V2.3.0.8

TT 2011-02-23 22:39

Version 2.3.0.8 won't run on older versions of XP. Application Error : The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000142). Click on OK to terminate the application.

Version 2.3.0.4 works okay.

V2.3.0.8

TT 2011-02-23 23:09

Another error popup...
Entry Point Not Found : The procedure entry point DecodePointer could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll.

V2.3.0.8

JT 2011-03-21 20:35

Links on webpage still point to version 2.3.0.9.

V2.3.1.3

TT 2011-03-21 23:05

2.3.1.3 has the same problem as the previous version. (Entry Point Not Found : The procedure entry point DecodePointer could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll).

I have written to the author but have never received a reply.

I guess I'll be looking for a different solution. Too bad, I liked this the best and did a lot to promote it to others...

V2.3.1.3

Checker 2011-03-22 06:49

@JT: I added the download link at the "what's new"-field.

V2.3.1.3

Faust 2011-03-22 07:52

2.3.1.3 is working fine on my XP Pro SP3.

V2.3.1.3

Magibon 2011-04-09 20:57

What a lovely app. !

Thanks to author for making this free :)

Def. recommend/keeper.

V2.3.1.8

MarkB 2011-04-10 14:11

A very good program indeed. But please note that some knowledge about digital media formats is always necessary when you use software like this one. Wikipedia is a reasonable starting point.
XMedia Recode is better as a video converter than as an audio converter imho.

V2.3.1.8

Shodan 2011-05-09 10:58

The latest portable version - V2.3.2.5 - crashes when closed. I am unable to contact the author to report this bug.

V2.3.2.5

Peter 2011-05-09 12:38

Yes, the program crashes bei Closing.

V2.3.2.5

MarkB 2011-05-09 22:08

@Shodan and @Peter. I went back to the previous version, which is OK, but may try to find out which component causes the crash. It must be the updated ffmpeg, x264 codec, or both.

V2.3.2.5

linuxx 2011-05-10 00:52

Started crashing for me a couple versions back, reporting ffmpeg.dll errors. I still use an old version but here's a good one to try also... http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Multimedia/Audio/xrecode-II-Portable.shtml

Text mentions a nag screen, but I've never seen it.

V2.3.2.5

MarkB 2011-05-12 13:52

The bug mentioned by Shodan, Peter and me (program crashes when closed) has been fixed in v.2.3.2.8.

V2.3.2.8

MarkB 2011-05-15 16:15

2.3.2.8 has other bugs which apparently were fixed in 2.3.2.9. Perhaps the guy should try the new versions first before releasing them.

V2.3.2.9

MarkB 2011-05-15 16:22

Well, it still crashes, but now during conversions after a colour correction has been carried out.

V2.3.2.9

Goran 2011-05-15 16:53

@MarkB Mark, you are apsolutely right. Still best encoder is Avidemux.

V2.3.2.9

MarkB 2011-05-22 13:21

It looks like the bugs have been fixed. The program did not crash during conversions with colour corrections. I would strongly advise the author(s) the test new builds more thoroughly. I don't need new releases monthly and prefer less frequent updates with fewer bugs.

V2.3.3.3

bajaatan 2011-07-08 11:52

Link is pointing to XMediaRecode3002.zip, not XMediaRecode3005.zip

V3.0.0.5

Ruby 2011-07-08 16:46

@bajaatan

'Download' was linked to a version dependent filename.
I have corrected/updated to link to the download page.

V3.0.0.5

arlanda 2011-07-27 19:24

unable to encode subtitle .SRT :(
v3.0.1.0

V3.0.1.0

carbonize 2011-10-01 21:08

Serious bug in latest version where if you set it to copy the video it creates an empty file when you go to encode.

V3.0.3.0

Magibon 2011-11-17 06:59

fixed version number to 3.0.4.9 ..

V3.0.4.9

webfork 2012-04-07 20:43

The extra step of "Add Job" isn't totally intuitive, but I understand why its there (for batch work). Today I was able to decode a very odd format audio file into WAV format that saved me a lot of time and trouble. Very glad I had this on my machine.

V3.0.9.0

Mark-B 2012-04-23 11:35

Fewer updates and better testing, please. I have rarely come across an update of this program which didn't have one or more serious bugs.

V3.0.9.4

abc 2012-05-24 19:20

Excellent alternative to the buggy and bloated [SUPER and Media Coder] encoders. Anyone know how to convert video (any kind) to a .GIF animation?

V3.1.0.0

webfork 2012-05-27 16:24

V3.1.0.0

Mark-B 2012-06-10 14:35

XMedia Recode V3.1.0.9 won't run, but crashes immediately, on my XP system, the previous version crashed when I tried to alter the resolution, the one before that... etc. This author keeps churning out new versions of his FFmpeg front-end with serious bugs. He should test his software before releasing it. I now use Avanti GUI:
http://avanti.arrozcru.org/

V3.1.0.9

smaragdus 2012-06-10 14:54

Yes, Mark-B is right, XMedia Recode version 3.1.0.9 fails to load. In fact I have never experienced any promlems with previous releases of XMedia Recode.

V3.1.0.9

shodan816 2012-06-10 15:01

The latest version - 3.1.0.9 - crashes on startup.

V3.1.0.9

webfork 2012-06-10 19:36

Verified crashing on XP SP3. The last stable version I have is somewhat old (2.3.2.0) which I can post on forums if needed. Softpedia is hosting 3.1.0.5 http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/Multimedia/Video/Portable-XMedia-Recode.shtml

V3.1.0.9

Mark-B 2012-06-10 23:20

V3.1.1.0

smaragdus 2012-06-11 03:41

The developer quickly fixed the problem. XMedia Recode 3.1.1.0 loads without any crashes.

V3.1.1.0

Mark-B 2012-06-11 10:21

It still crashes whenever I try to adjust the resolution.

V3.1.1.0

Mark-B 2012-07-02 01:11

Another video converter which is supposed to be portable:
"TEncoder is a multithreaded video and audio converter that uses MEncoder, MPlayer and FFMpeg. It can convert almost every video and audio type to each other. Subtitles with same name as video can be hard-coded into video. Up to 8 simultaneous encoders can be run so encoding time decreases. You can select between multiple audio and subtitle tracks. Extracting video or audio content is possible. Edit subtitle and audio delays and part of video that will be encoded. Effects like deinterlacing can be applied to videos."

http://sourceforge.net/projects/tencoder/

V3.1.1.0

shodan816 2012-09-04 11:23

This is one fantastic media recoding utility, but it would be absolute tops if only the author would add 'rotate media 90, 180 or 270 degrees' to the option list.

V3.1.2.2

rodger123 2012-09-17 23:27

every version later than 2304 either crashes or
wil not work on my XP system-gave up trying
new versions months ago but 2304 is awesome.

V3.1.2.5

Teh 2012-10-24 08:50

Just tested with XMedia Recode (3.1.3.0) for first time, I got to say it is faster then latest nightly build HandBrake (5026 svn), for the same exact video it took around 15mins to encode with handbrake while with XMedia Recode only takes 7mins.

2 things I would like to say however. Firstly, I would prefer there is option with XMedia Recode for saving our custom settings like handbrake so there is no need to keep tweaking the thing just simply pick the option you tweaked, another is I noticed Constant Quality RF 22.5 for handbrake is around 155mb mkv out of 350mb avi file but it needs to be Constant Quality RF 25 to get 160mb. CQ RF 25 isn't as good as 22.5. As a casual reencoder not a professional, I would say quality difference to me for getting into 150-169mb range handbrake's version looks better.

v3.1.3.0

Iru 2012-11-02 16:49

It become laggy and crash lots of time. I cant be sure which version it start but both 3.1.1.8 and latest 3.1.3.0 just didnt work well for me ;|
1. Lag and crash lots of time.
2. Consume most of the CPU up to 80% even when there is no jobs or encoding take place
3. 30sec standard 480p video will take around 50minutes to complete (flv to xvid)
4. WARNING!!! Changing CPU priority from defaults "Below Normal" to "High" and "Real Time" will HANG your PC to DEATH :(

v3.1.3.0

Midas 2014-02-19 11:57

[NOTE: copy and paste full links below or else they won't work.]

As recent versions of XMedia Recoder seem to have issues in Windows XP, I was looking for the earlier stables -- webfork recommended v2.3.2.0 (http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1443#comment23316) and rodger123 recommended v2.3.0.4 (http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1443#comment23637).

Mark-B posted (http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1443#comment23317) a link to digital-digest.com, where previous versions could supposedly be downloaded, but the earliest version there is v3.1.3.7 (December 2012), while the latest v2.x.x.x listed is the much earlier v2.3.3.3 (May 2011).

Any further download links appreciated... ?:)

v3.1.7.9

loin2kolpotoru 2014-02-19 16:42

Download Old versions from here -
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/XMedia-Recode/old-versions#download

v3.1.7.9

Midas 2014-02-19 21:14

Thanks, loin2kolpotoru, that's exactly what I needed. :)

v3.1.7.9

loin2kolpotoru 2014-02-21 16:06

You are welcome Midas.

v3.1.7.9

kleinkinstein 2014-03-22 13:05

XMR is a grotesquely underrated pApp. This thing sprints circles around anything else out there and the UI is perfectly simple and elegantly clean. A++

v3.1.8.0

Joe 2014-05-21 17:18

It is NOT stealth. It creates a folder in %AppData\Roaming with 2 ini files. Please amend this entry on your database.

v3.1.8.7

Emka 2014-05-21 18:26

@Joe: I don't get this on Win7x64.

v3.1.8.7

Joe 2014-05-23 16:41

@Emka, Thanks for the reply! I'm on Windows 8.1 (with Update 1) applied and I swear the folder is there. I just checked again to make sure I'm not going mad and it's still there.

v3.1.8.7

Joe 2014-06-17 16:05

I deleted all the files and folders for XMedia Recode (including the one in %AppData\Roaming) and upgraded from 3.1.8.7 to 3.1.8.8. When I ran the program and rechecked there was no folder in Roaming this time. Strange.

v3.1.8.8

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