Welcome to the official homepage of HC Encoder, a freeware MPEG-2 encoder. It offers quality comparable to commercial alternatives and the development has a strong focus on DVD compliancy.
HC Encoder is available in two versions:
- Easy to use stand-alone GUI version
- A batch version controlled by an .INI file or command line parameters
Main features of HCenc:
- easy to use GUI
- SD and HD resolutions are supported
- input via Avisynth or DGIndex
- 1-pass or 2-pass variable bitrate (VBR) encoding
- automatic or fixed GOP structure
- scene change detection
- total control over quantization matrices
- supports multiprocessing
- 23.976 –> 29.97 pulldown
- and a lot more…
Building and maintaining HC takes a lot of time, donations are certainly appreciated.
Latest version v0.25 (20-Sep-2010).