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Internet Friendly Media Encoder

Batch-convert videos to HEVC/H.265, cutting file size by 50%

by Mike Williams

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License: Open Source
Operating Systems: Linux, Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Languages: English, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Czech, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 03 May 2016
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Downloads To Date: 1466
Developer: Ilham Ramadan
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Internet Friendly Media Encoder
Batch-convert videos to HEVC/H.265, cutting file size by 50%

Internet Friendly Media Encoder is designed to batch process videos, re-encoding them using the HEVC/ H.265 standard.

This can have real practical advantages, as H.265 can cut file sizes by half - maybe more - when compared to H.264.

But the standard isn't yet supported by all video players, tools or websites, and so the program needs to be used with care. Saving space when archiving your own videos = good, for example, if you can play H.265 movies; shrinking movies you need to share with others = not such a great idea, even if it would save lots of bandwidth.

The program is essentially a front end for many other open source multimedia tools: ffmpeg, x265, faac, ffms, mkvmerge, mp4box, MediaInfo and more. This is probably a good thing, as you'll know the program isn't relying on some custom video transcoding code: the various bundled engines really are as good as you'll get anywhere.

Internet Friendly Media Encoder is also extremely easy to use. You don't have to choose profiles, file types or anything else, at least by default. Just drag and drop your target videos onto the program, click Start, and renamed H.265 MKV-based versions are generated and saved to the same folder (file.mp4 > [encoded] file.mkv).

If you need more control, there's plenty available, from switching to MP4 output (Options > General) to choosing custom video or audio settings, adding subtitles and attachments (for MKVs), setting CPU priority and affinity (a nice touch if you don't want the program to hog your processor), and more.

Version 4.9.4 is a bug fix release (News).


We had problems importing some test videos, but for the most part Internet Friendly Media Encoder worked very well, producing high quality H.265 movies with file sizes up to 60% smaller than the originals.

Your Comments & Opinion

No 32bit Vrsion

Posted by: Bob Bello, 25 February 2015 17:26

Great program, but 64bit only! If you ever develop it for 32bit OS (or if there are similar programs that offer the same lossless video conversion and functionality), please let me know ASAP. Thanks!

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