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Media Coder 0.6.1 – Free Universal Audio/video Transcoder

by James 4 December 2012 5 Comments

Handling the various range of audio and video file types can give you headaches every day. It happens very often to need a certain file type and you just go and google like crazy for a (free) transcoder. Media Coder promises to be the solution to your problems, a free universal audio/video transcoder. Let’s see if it can keep the promise.


I needed a quick wma to mp3 conversion and Media Coder solved the problem almost instantly. Now let’s see how it handles video files. I made a recording from my satellite receiver, and the output file is .ts (transport stream mpeg file). The interface is ok, found the “add file” button instantly.

After you select the input file you can choose from the various output formats. I chose to use the xvid codec and the .avi container. You have a few options to tick on the right side panel (if you encode a black and white film I suggest you use the “greyscale” option, it gives the output file very nice contrast). You also get to select one pass or two pass encoding and various other options.

After you get all the options straight just click the “START” button and the encoding begins.

The output avi file was ok, so testing has gone well for the .ts to .avi conversion. Another interesting thing is that this software allows you to tweak even the advanced options in xvid, and that can be quite nice for the advanced users.

Overall this free software behaved quite nicely during the test, so I might use it on a regular basis from now on. The team that released this open source program says that it supports almost any kind of video and audio file. Here’s the list:

-MP3, Vorbis, AAC, AAC+, AAC+v2, MusePack, Speex, AMR, WMA, RealAudio, mp3PRO*
-FLAC, WavPack, Monkey’s Audio, OptimFrog, AAC Lossless, TTA, WAV/PCM, Waveform
-H.264, XviD, DivX, MPEG 1/2/4, Theora, Flash Video, Dirac, 3ivx*, RealVideo*, Windows Media Video
– AVI, MPEG/VOB, Matroska, MP4, PMP, RealMedia*, ASF, Quicktime*, OGM*
* supported as input only

Well, I must say that the list is quite impressive. This is a very promising piece of freeware, I’m very curious to see how it will develop. For now, it’s a very good option for your audio/video transcoding needs. You can download it from here, it’s free!

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  • Ann said:

    MelodyCan is tool for converting any kind of audio and video data to commonly used formats such as MP3, AAC, WAV audio, MPEG4, DivX movie. It uses unique technology which gives a capability to convert any kind of protected and unprotected data to regular audio and video formats which can be played on dozens of compatible devices. The only condition is that the music content must be legally obtained and can be played on the computer where MelodyCan is installed. (http://www.melodycan.com)

  • Johnny Karp said:

    That MelodyCan costs 20 bucks, so I’ll pass 😉

  • hotels maroc said:

    Cool blog. Thank you very much.

  • Revan343 said:

    Flash video as in .flv, right? Finally a good video transcoder that can handle that. Great post, thanks.

  • Ken said:

    Doesn’t work for MOV files (didn’t try anything else). MOV to WMV or AVI resulted in a single frame.

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