Useful Software

This page contains an abbreviated list of the software hosted on You can find the complete list of software on the full software page. Source codes for all Open Source programs on this page can be found on the Source Page.

Disclaimer and Update Policy

I'll take no responsibility whatsoever for the software provided on this page. I didn't write any of the programs you can download here and if something doesn't work out, contact the author or read the readme files that come with those tools first. Also I take no responsibility for the use of these tools. 

And a hint: Click on this page, press Ctrl-F (or Alt-F in Netscape) and enter the name of the program you're looking for ;)


These packs contain all the software for the corresponding guides.

Gordian Knot rippack 0.35.0 pack2 - contains basic software to do SBC, DivX5 and XviD encoding as described in my guides - contains vStrip 0.8f CSS, DGIndex 1.2.1, BeSweet 1.5b30, azidts 0.1, vsfilter, Decomb 5.2.1, fluxsmooth, Convolution3D, Deen, TomsMoComp, AviSynth 2.55, VobSub 2.23, VirtualDubMod, Nandub RC2 lumafix ecffix, chapterXtractor 0.962 and Robot4Rip 0.5.

Gordian Knot Codec Pack 1.9 - audio and video codecs for GKnot encoding if you don't have it already - contains DivX3.11alpha, DivX5.12 Pro trial, XviD Koepi 1.0.3, Huffyuv, AC3Filter 0.70b, mpgaudioax, Morgan Stream Switcher and ffdshow alpha 2004-10-12

DVD2SVCD 1.2.3 b1 - contains all you need for DVD2SVCD conversion (exept for SP/TMPG, but here's a CCE demo and a TMPG demo ): vStrip 0.8f, DGMPGDec 1.45, Avisynth 2.55, BeSweet 1.5b30, IVTC Plugin 2.2 for Avisynth, Decomb 5.12, Madplay 1.5, Pulldown v0.99c, SimpleResize.dll, WinSubMux, VCDImager 0.7.12, bbMPEG 1.24b18 modified.


Below you can find a lot of useful software split into the following sections:

Audio Tools (show all audio tools)

eac3to - multi purpose tool for audio on (HD)DVDs, Blu-ray discs and Transport streams. Analyzes, transcodes, extracts/demuxes tracks, removes delays, etc. Website
BeSweet 1.5
- Advanced audio transcoding tool. offers one-pass & two-pass Normalization, DRC, Equalization, Sample-Rate-Conversion, Delay Assertion & more.
BeLight 0.22 - probably the best GUI for BeSweet
HeadAC3he 0.23a - smart & fast AC3 -> WAV/MP3/OGG/AC3-WAV transcoding utility, includes SSE dlls (MMX/SSE2 dlls can be downloaded here).
Lame 3.95.1 - best and free MP3 encoder

AVI Editing tools (show all AVI editing tools)

AviDefreezer - fixes frozen frames
AviDemux - codec framework independent cross platform editing and encoding tool (also supports MKV and MP4)
Avifrate1.10 - framerate changer for Avis
DivX Fix 1.1 - to fix broken DivX downloads and crashed ripping sessions. NOT for frozen frames!
Ogg Cutter - utility to cut Ogg Media streams
OggMux - ogg media stream multiplexing utility
VirtualDub 1.9.0 - latest official release. Website. Website
VirtualDubMod - VirtualDub plus Nandub audio + OGM/MPEG-2/AviSynth support. Website

Calculators (show all calculators)

Bearson's Bitrate Calculator - Bitrate calculator, what else?

Codecs (show all codecs)

DivX 3.11 alpha - the original codec that started it all
DivX 7.0 - lastest DivX codec by DivXNetworks. The successor of DivX4. Website
XviD 1.2.1 - imho the best MPEG-4 ASP codec out there. Website - Binary download site

Descrambling / Ripping tools (show all ripping tools)

aacskeys 0.3.6 - tool to extract all kinds of key from your BD / HD DVD discs
AnyDVD (HD) - on-the-fly decryption layer for DVDs and HD DVDs / Blu-ray discs (with the HD option).
Blu-ray Disc Ripper 1.5 - Blu-ray descrambling tool
DumpHD 0.6 - Blu-ray / HD DVD decrambling tool. Supports BD+.
DumpVID 0.4 - tool to extract the Volume ID from your high def discs (used when you cannot bypass AACS authentication)
DVD Decrypter - the most versatile ripper out there. (note: doesn't work on many newer titles that use structural protection but it's still an excellent burner and ISO ripper for unprotected discs)
DVDFab HD Decrypter - simple ripper that's always updated to handle copy protection by disc corruption mechanisms.

Decoders (show all decoders)

DGAVCDecNV - AVC Decoder and Frameserver for nVidia GFX cards. Website
DGAVCDec 1.0.9 - just like DGMPGDec, but for AVC content. Website
DGMPGDec 1.5.3 - latest version of the tool formerly known as DVD2AVI. Website
DGMPGDecNV - MPEG2 Decoder and Frameserver for nVidia GFX cards. Website
DGVC1Dec - VC1 Decoder and Frameserver for nVidia GFX cards. Website
DVDx 2.2 - all in one DVD -> VCD/SVCD encoder. Website

Digital TV (show all Digtal TV tools)

Cuttermaran 1.69a - frame accurate MPEG-2 cutting tool. Website
MPEG2Schnitt 0.90 - easy to use tool to cut out commercials from MPEG-2 streams. Website
ProjectX 0.90 - demuxing tool for DVB streams. Website
PVAStrumento - PVA demuxing tool. Website

DivX / MPEG-4 Encoders (show all DivX/MPEG-4 encoders)

Nandub 1.0RC2 - SBC encoding utility

Filters (show all filters)

ffdshow - general purpose audio and video decoder filter. Allows you to play back almost anything. Website

High Def Tools

BDInfo 0.5.1 - shows you a lot of properties of all your Blu-ray discs. Website
BD-Rebuilder 0.20.07 - just like DVD Rebuilder, but for Blu-ray discs. Website
BDSup2Sub - converts subtitles from Blu-ray / HD DVD format to VobSub (DVD) format. Website
Blu-ray Region Code Remover 2.5 - removes region coding from your Blu-ray rips. Website
EvoDemux 0.627 - HD DVD filte de/remuxer.
MakeMKV 1.4.1 - converts (HD) DVD and Blu-ray discs to MKV files. Website
smartLabs tsMuxer 1.10.1b - transport stream muxer supporting ES/(M2)TS/(E)VOB/MPG/MKV input and (M2)TS/Blu-ray output. Website
TsRemux 0.21.2 - transport stream de and remuxer. Website

Launchers (show all launchers)

Compact Disc Autolauncher 2.0
MicroDVD Autorun 1.85 - DivX autolauncher for Micro DVD Player
Mini DivX Launcher - fully automated codec installation and movie launch
MovieLauncher Plus 1.11 - the big brother of movie.exe so to speak.

Media Players (show all media players)

Media Player Classic Home Cinema - like MPC but with support for additional renderers and capable of using your GFX card's video decoder acceleration. Website
smplayer - multiplatform frontent for mplayer. Website
VideoLan - standalone video player that can handle almost anything without requiring any DirectShow filters - Website
Zoom Player 6.5 - WMP replacement, optimized for TV output. Website

For DVD players go to the links section

MPEG1/2 Encoders (show all MPEG1/2 encoders)

CCE SP - demo version: displays a logo on each encoded file.
HC 0.23 - free high quality .AVS to MPEG-1/2 encoder. Website
QuEnc 0.72 - free high quality .AVS to MPEG1/2 encoder based on ffmpeg
TMPGEnc 2.521 - note: MPEG-2 support expires after 30 days unless you live in the future ;)

Region Free Tools (show all region free tools)

Subtitles (show all subtitle tools)

Subadjust 1.56 - adjust subs, split subtitle files and convert subtitle files
SubRip 1.30 beta 10 - the most uses subtitle ripper. Website
VirtualDub subtitle plugin - to add ssa subs to an AVI
VobSub 2.23 - another subtitle plugin for VirtualDub & Avisynthand DS filter for subtitle overlay during playback.
VobSubStrip 0.11 - strips unwated subtitle streams from VobSub files. Website

Support Utils (show all support utils)

AviSynth 2.57 - probably the most powerful video editing tool based on scripting
AviResetAll - resets all AVI settings for Windows, try that if the above doesn't help
BatchCCEWS - automates .avs encoding using CCE. To be used together with DIF4U. Website
ForceAspi 1.7 - if you get ASPI errors install this
IsoPuzzle 1.7 - recover damaged DVDs. Website
Robot4Rip 0.6 - automates preprocessing of DVD sources for Gordian Knot & other tools
VFAPI - includes VFAPI Reader Codec and VFAPI Converter

VOB Tools (show all VOB tools)

DVD Shrink 3.2 - one click DVD transcoding tool. Website
DVD Rebuilder 0.98 - one click DVD transcoding tool using CCE/Rejig/QuEnc for video encoding. Full installer. Website (also for Pro version)
FixVTS 1.603 - adjust DVD files for better compliance with various one click software
IfoEdit 0.97 - edit IFO files, create IFO files, stream processing for DVDs, DVD image and burning capabilities included.
ImgBurn - Continues DVD Decrypter's burning engine. Website
MenuShrink 2.41 - Shrinks a DVD's menus.
PgcDemux 1205 - demuxes a PGC/VID/Cell to its elementary streams. Website
PgcEdit - The Swiss Army knive of DVD editing. Website
ReAuthorist 1.0.0 - putting DoItFast4U & DoCCE4U output together to a fully working Scenarist project ready for compilation.

This document was last updated on May 3, 2009