Baka Encoder – software with graphic user interface (GUI) for encoding videofiles with codecs x265 (also x264 is possible) and NeroAAC. Handles AviSynth scripts, video/audio without compression and video compressed with common intermediate codecs. Presets are defined via XML config with direct control over x265 (also x264 is possible) and NeroAAC command line parameters. This tool was developed mostly as a replacement for MeGUI to be less cluttered, more flexible and providing better quality.
Mixed 32-64-bit version
(32-bit AviSynth with 64-bit x265)
Works on: Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10
Handles: Uncompressed PCM audio, Uncompressed RGBA, RGB, RGB48, YUY2, YV12, HuffYUV, Lagarith (without null frames), UT Video, MJPG, Avisynth scripts.
Features of Baka Encoder
- Proper Unicode support
- Clean and fresh UI
- Batch file processing with task queue
- Performs proper RGB-YCbCr conversion when necessary
- Prevents upsampling
- Supports 10-bit video encoding
- Provides full control over encoding parameters
- Supports thorough logging
- Encoding process can be paused
- No installation required (you only need to unpack ZIP-archive)
- Localization is automatic based on OS settings. Have English, Russian, Estonian, German, Japanese, Polish and Portuguese (Brazilian) localizations
- This software is free for non-commercial usage.
- To add/change encoding presets edit Baka Encoder.config.xml file in notepad.
- Avisynth required only if you want to process AVS-scripts.
- Log files have the same name as output files with “.log.txt” appended.
- Only one application instance allowed to run at the same time.
- In order to load particular presets XML-file drop it onto Baka Encoder.exe.
- Although Baka Encoder is a GUI tool it can also parse some command line arguments
“Baka Encoder.exe” “path_to_config_file” “path_to_input_file_1” … “path_to_input_file_n”
- Temporary files are stored in TEMP Baka Encoder folder located at disk root, e.g. if you are encoding file
“C:\My Documents\my amv.avi”
temp folder will be
“C:\TEMP Baka Encoder\”
This folder is created in the beginning of encoding and is automatically deleted after encoding.
- Approximate RAM consumption, GB:
for x264: SD ~ 0.5 … 1.0, HD 720p ~ 1.0 … 1.5, HD 1080p ~ 3.0 … 4.5
for x265: …