EncodeHD is a portable video encoding software for Windows that has been designed with simplicity and ease of use in mind.
You may use the program to convert media formats on Windows devices, for instance for use on other devices that support only specific formats, or work better with these formats.
The video encoding software supports various output devices that include Apple TV, Blackberry, iPod, the iPhone, PS3, Xbox 360, PSP and Zune which makes the whole process very comfortable. The main reason for that is that you can pick the desired device to convert media to a compatible format without having to configure the process in detail.
EncodeHD offers one click batch conversions as well. This means that you can convert several media files at once using the program, and that with minimal effort on your side.
You can either drag and drop video files on the program's interface or use the file browser to select supported files this way. The software itself can encode a wide variety of video formats including avi, flv, wmv and mp4 among others.
A click on the start button will start the conversion of all videos in the program's queue to the selected output device format.
The videos will be converted to a supported format by the device, for instance mp4, and placed in the same directory as the video encoding software. One of the few options that the program provides is to change that output folder.
Other available options are to autosplit videos that are larger than 4 Gigabytes in size, and to select the output for TV option.
The auto-split option refers to the size of the resulting video file and not the source file, so keep that in mind.
This is useful for devices that can be connected to a TV like the iPod to improve the display of the videos on the TV, and to make sure that you don't run into storage limitations.
Advanced options include the configuration of extra ffmpeg flags, and the selection of a preferred audio language. The program uses ffmpeg for the conversion of the video files to the selected target device format.
If your device is not in the list, it is recommended to select the device that is closest to it as it is usually working fine then. For instance, if you own a PS4, select PS3 as the output device and you should be able to play those videos just fine on the device.
EncodeHD displays a progress bar at the bottom during the video encoding process.
EncodeHD is an interesting useful tool especially for users who own supported devices. The program is updated regularly, and requires no knowledge of media formats, supported resolutions, bitrates and other technical things.
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