RSS Feeds

Receive a regular RSS feed from our latest, most popular and recommended downloads

Latest downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most latest downloads

Most popular downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our most popular downloads

Recommended downloads feed

Get a regular RSS from our recommended downloads

Newsletter

Subscribe to either one of our two newsletters for regular updates and information

Downloads newsletter

This is a weekly newsletter with download news, updates and other information

This is a monthly newsletter with software store information, offers and deals

Hybrid 2015.05.01.1

An advanced video conversion tool with x264 support

by Bob Thornton

Our Rating:
Your Rating:
Login to rate
Based on 0 ratings
License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Mac OS X, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Requirements:
Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 02 May 2015
Watchlist: Add download to my watchlist
Downloads To Date: 2072
Developer: Georg Pelz
RSS News Feed:
Back in stock! Buy Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium v2 with a 1-PC LIFETIME license, only $24.95, from store.downloadcrew.com
Hybrid
Hybrid is an advanced video conversion tool for OSX and Windows

If you are looking for the best quality for your video files, there are a number of formats to choose from. One that offers great quality is x264 and Hybrid is a free tool that can be used to convert between formats. There are many tools that do a fairly similar job, but where Hybrid stands out is in the sheer number of options that are afforded you. In many respects this is not a tools for the faint hearted, but if you want control over the encoding process, this is the program for you.

You can convert a wide variety of video types into mp4, m2ts, mkv or webm containers or create a Blue-ray or AVCHD structure ready to burn to disc. The stark tabbed interface may seem slightly intimidating at first, but once you have worked through the conversion process a couple of times, everything will start to make more sense.

Using the program is not quite as simple as using a wizard-based tool, but all that needs to be done is to work through each of the program tabs in turn. After selecting the video file and subtitle track you would like to use, you can specify encoding settings and indicate whether your video should be cropped or resized. If you are creating a disc, you can set up chapters, and if you are looking to convert several videos, you can add them all to a queue to be processed one after the other.

As a standalone program Hybrid is already a powerful piece of software, but there are a number of optional components that can be used to add extra features – again at no cost. The neroAacEnc tool can be used to aac encoding while fhgaacenc is used for not only aac but also alac encoding. If you are not going to be using these features, there is no need to install them, but the option is there if you need it.

Version 2015.05.01.1 (Changelog)::
    - vp8/9: support for high bit-depth encoding (vp9+complex profile only)
    - vp8/9: support for 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 encoding
    - audio: normalize audio to XdB via sox

Verdict:

 Don’t be put off by the intimidating interface; the immensely powerful conversion tool is easy to use once you get the hang of it.

Your Comments & Opinion
 
Related Download Articles
 
Air Playit - Streaming Video to iPhone

Air Playit - Streaming Video to Android 0.9 Beta

Freeware

Stream audio and video to your Android mobile without the need to convert it first

Air Playit - Streaming Video to iPhone

Air Playit - Streaming Video to iPhone 1.5

Freeware

Stream audio and video to your iPhone or iPad without the need to convert it first

Air Playit HD - Streaming Video to iPad

Air Playit HD - Streaming Video to iPad 1.5

Freeware

Stream audio and video to your iPhone or iPad without the need to convert it first

Air Playit Server

Air Playit Server 1.5

Freeware

Stream video from your Mac or PC to iOS without the need for prior conversion

Other Download Articles From This Category
Icecream Media Converter

Icecream Media Converter 1.45

Freeware

Download and convert video/ audio files

XMedia Recode

XMedia Recode 3.2.3.2

Freeware

Batch convert almost any audio or video file from one format to another

Spotify 1.0.5

Spotify 1.0.5

Freeware

Stream audio tracks from the Internet for free

Helicon Photo Safe

Helicon Photo Safe 4.50

Freeware

A powerful freeware photo manager

From Softwarecrew

Please wait while my feed loads

See more posts...

Our Price: $29.95
RRP: $89.95
Saving 67%
Buy Now
Offer Ends In:
 

Spotlight: Free Full Software

WhatsApp Messenger 2.12.1

Free Full Commercial Software

WhatsApp Messenger is the world's most popular instant messaging app for smartphones.

You can use it to send and receive text and voice messages, photos, videos, even call your friends in other countries, and because it uses your phone's internet connection it might not cost you anything at all (depending on whether you'll pay data charges).

It's easy to set up and use. There's no need to create and remember new account names or pins because it works with your phone number, and uses your regular address book to find and connect you with friends who use WhatsApp already.

You can talk one-to-one or in group chats, and because you're always logged in there's no way to miss messages. Even if your phone is turned off, WhatsApp will save your messages and display them as soon as you're back online.

There's plenty more (location sharing, contact exchange, message broadcasting) and the app is free for a year, currently $0.99/ year afterwards.

Version 2.12.1 brings:
 - WhatsApp Calling: Call your friends and family using WhatsApp for free, even if they’re in another country. WhatsApp calls use your phone’s Internet connection rather than your cellular plan’s voice minutes. Data charges may apply.

[...]
Value:
Free
Rating: