Useful Software

This is the full software page of Don't even bother asking me for tools which aren't listed here. And just because I didn't put a disclaimer here doesn't mean everything before the first link on the main software page doesn't apply here. Especially the no-leeching condition!

Press CRTL-F and enter the name of the tool 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:

Source codes for all Open Source programs on this page can be found on the Source Page.

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
aften 0.0.8 - open source AC3 encoder. Website.
azidts 0.1 - BeSweet based CLI DTS transcoding utility
Azid 1.9 - probably the best free AC3 decoder out there. Used in most of todays transcoding tools like BeSweet.
BeLight 0.22 - probably the best BeSweet GUI. Website
BeSplit 0.82 - simple AAC/AC3/WAV/MPx cutter. Website
BeSliced 0.2 - GUI for BeSplit, creates dummy AAC/AC3/WAV/MPx files and can fix corrupt AC3 streams. Website
BeSure 1.2 - direct VOB/AC3 to CD audio (regular, Dolby Digital or DTS CD) conversion. Website
BeSweet 1.5 - Advanced audio transcoding tool. offers one-pass & two-pass Normalization, DRC, Equalization, Sample-Rate-Conversion, Delay Assertion & more. Website
BeSweet GUI 0.7b5 - GUI for BeSweet, azid, lame, WavBooster, ssrc and toolame. Website
DeDynamic 0.2 - real time dynamic range compression Direct Show filter
HeadAC3he 0.23a - smart & fast AC3 -> WAV/MP3/OGG/AC3-WAV transcoding utility (contains SSE dlls. MMX/SSE2 dlls can be downloaded here)
Lame 3.95.1 - best and free MP3 encoder
Morgan stream switcher - allows 2 audio tracks in WMP
TFM Audio filter - real time playback dynamic range compression
Toolame 0.2k - command line based WAV -> mp2 encoding, can be used as external encoder for TMPG. Website
WaveOut fix - allows you to use the SPDIF output easily with AVI/AC3 without using Graphedit
Wbias 0.81 - GUI for BeSplit. Website

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
AVIMux_GUI 1.17 - simple program to multiplex multiple audio tracks and a video track to one AVI. Website
Alphatv Avi Editor - adds copyright info to your AVI files
DivFix 1.1 - to fix broken DivX downloads and crashed ripping sessions. NOT for frozen frames!
FourCC changer - allows you to change the fourCC code of your movies
Gspot 2.70a - identifies audio and video codecs in AVIs, displays length, audio and video bitrate. Website
Ogg Cutter - utility to cut Ogg Media streams
OggMux - ogg media stream multiplexing utility
VirtualDub 1.9.0 - latest official release. Website
VirtualDubMod - VirtualDub plus Nandub audio + OGM/MPEG-2/AviSynth support. Website
WMV and MPEG-2 plugins for VirtualDub


ABRCalc - a bitrate calculator for ABR mp3 files - command line utility, takes parameters and outputs a list of target resolutions
Bearson's Bitrate Calculator - Bitrate calculator, what else?
DVD-R calculator - to help you calculate the bitrate when using IfoEdit
Framecalc - enter the lenght of the movie and your framerate and you'll get the number of frames
RSC - scalefactor calculator for ReMPEG2. If the program doesn't start install the VB6 runtime package


DivX 3.11 alpha - the original codec that started it all.
DivX 7.0 - lastest DivX codec by DivXNetworks. The successor of DivX4. Website
Huffyuv 2.1 - lossless codec, suited for capturing video
XviD 1.2.1 - imho the best MPEG-4 ASP codec out there. Website - Binary download site

Digital TV

Cuttermaran 1.69a - frame accurate MPEG-2 cutting tool. Website
DVD2AVI PVAview 1.0 - special PVA preview version, used by PVACut. Website
MPEG2Cut 1.15 - special version of DVD2AVI to cut MPEG-2 videos. Website
MPEG2Schnitt 0.90 - easy to use tool to cut out commercials from MPEG-2 streams. Website
HDTVtoMPEG2 1.11 - extract video and audio streams from a (multi TV station) transport stream and save them to an MPG file. Website - Website 2
ProjectX 0.90 - demuxing tool for DVB streams. Website
PVACut 3.50 - PVA cutting tool. Website
PVAStrumento - PVA demuxing tool. Website

Descrambling / 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.


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
DVD2AVI frm - special DVD2AVI version for ScenChap
DVDx 2.2 - all in one DVD -> VCD/SVCD encoder. Website
Xmpeg 5.03 - latest FlaskMpeg derivate. Website

DivX / MPEG-4 Encoders

Mov2Avi - converts Quicktime files to AVI
Nandub 1.0 RC2 - SBC encoding utility
Nandub 1.0 RC2 lumafix - luma calculations work properly in fast recompress mode
Vidomi 469 - all in one DivX encoding utility. Website


AC3Filter 1.51a - AC3 playback filter for AVI/AC3 and DVDs. Website
Bicubic Direct Show resize filter - allows you to dynamically change the resolution of a movie during playback
CoreAAC filter - allows AAC playback in any direct show capable media player. Website
Decomb 5.23 - IVTC plugin for Avisynth
DTS / AVI Filters - allows AVI/DTS muxing and playback
Elecard MPEG Video Decoder - allows you to view MPEG2 video
ffdshow - general purpose audio and video decoder filter. Allows you to play back almost anything. Website
Haali media splitter - one of the best featured container filters supporting MKV, MP4, AVI, OGG/OGM and TS. Website
Graphedit - THE DirectShow filter manipulation tool. Allows you to control whatever uses DirectShow
KernelDeInt - deinterlacer for purely interlaced material
Moonlight Odia Dekoda - MP2/MP3/AC3 playback filter
Ogg Vorbis Direct Show filter implementation
ReClock 1.6 - gets rid of jerky AVI / MPG playback. Website
SimpleResize filter for avisynth - fast resize filter
STMedian - motion compensated spatial/temporal median filter
Subtitle filter for Ogg media streams
TomsMoComp - motion compensation based deinterlacing filter for Avisynth
UnDot - removes dots, stray orphan pixels and mosquito noise
UnFilter - soften/sharpen filter for Avisynth
Vaguedenoiser - probably the best grain removal filter for noisy sources
Yet another temporal smoother 1.3

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


Compact Disc Autolauncher 2.1
BSPLauncher - launcher for the BSPlayer
MicroDVD Autorun 1.85 - DivX autolauncher for Micro DVD Player
MDVDGo 1.0 - autolauncher, specially for Micro DVD Player
Mini DivX Launcher - fully automated codec installation and movie launch
Movie.exe 1.23
MovieLauncher Plus 1.11 - the big brother of movie.exe so to speak.
DivX CD Launcher 1.5

Media Players

BSPlayer 2.36 - Website
DivX Player 7.0 - The official player from the DivX codec makers. Website
Media Player Classic - just like WMP6.4 except that it has a lot more features. Website
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
RadLight 4 - contains Adware. Website
smplayer - multiplatform frontent for mplayer. Website
The Core Media Player - successor of PowerDivX Next Gen. 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 more DVD players go to the links section.

MPEG-1/2 Encoders

bbMPEG 1.24b18 - latest beta, free MPEG-1/2 encoder
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
Quicktime plugin for TMPG - allows you to convert MOV to MPG/AVI in TMPG
ReMPEG2 1.5.2 - MPEG2 Transcoder
TMPGEnc - note: MPEG-2 support expires after 30 days unless you live in the future ;). Website

Region Free Tools

DriveInfo 2.2 - tells you all about your DVD Drive


CCParser 0.05b - parses Close Captioning DVDs
DVD subtitle converter - converts Micro DVD Player files to .sup (IfoEdit) format. Webpage
DVDSubEdit 1.501 - visualize subtitle editing. Webpage
MaestroSBT - Converts subtitles from SSA scripts to formats readable by DVD Maestro, Scenarist,I-Author and submux. Renders the bitmaps.
S3 Subtitle Converter 0.05b - converts I-author to Scenarist subtitles, tutorial included
Sub2stl - converts MDVDP and SubRip files to the stl format (native Maestro format)
Subadjust 1.56 - adjust subs, split subtitle files and convert subtitle files
SubCreator 1.2 - create and adjust subtitles with online preview
SubRip 1.30 beta 10 - the most uses subtitle ripper. Website
Subripper -> Scenarist Scenarist Coverter 0.1 - converts .srt to .sst
SubSynch 0.2.11 - subtitle synching helper utility
Subtitle Workshop 2.51 - complete subtitle creation, editing and conversion tool supporting 40+ subtitle formats. Webpage
SubToSup - convert VobSub files to sup (IfoEdit DVD authoring format)
SubWizard 1.3.6 - converts srt files to Subtitle creator / StreamWeaver or DVD Fusion format.
VirtualDub subtitle plugin - to add ssa subs to an AVI
VobSub 2.23 - another subtitle plugin for VirtualDub & Avisynth and DS filter for subtitle overlay during playback.
VobSubStrip 0.11 - strips unwated subtitle streams from VobSub files. Website
WinSubMux - adds subtitles to an SVCD stream.

Support Utils

ASPI checker - checks if you have a working ASPI layer on your system
ATI Macrovision remover - removes macrovision from the TV input of your ATI card
Avisynth 2.57 - probably the most powerful video editing tool based on scripting. Website
AviResetAll - resets all AVI settings for Windows, try that if the above doesn't help
AVISplitCalc 3.42 - calculates split points in your AVIs
BatchCCEWS - automates .avs encoding using CCE. To be used together with DIF4U. Website
BtWinCap Switcher - allows BtWinCap to work properly with DScaler, MoreTV, borgTV, etc
DirectX 8.1 YUV colorspace conversion fix - can help you capture using huffyuv
DGSplit 1.1 - the only file splitter you ever needed (very useful to extract sample for problem analysis).
DGPulldown 1.0.11 - MPEG2 Flagging and Timecode Utility for 3:2 pulldown and PAL to NTSC conversion. Website
DoCCE4U - - 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
Mode2 CD Maker 1.5a - create Mode 2 CDs that offer more space
QTReader - VFP plugin for TMPG allowing it to read QuickTime files
ReStream 0.9.0 - changes almost all MPEG-2 header options. Website
Robot4Rip 0.6 - automates preprocessing of DVD sources for Gordian Knot & other tools
Scenchap 1.28 - adds chapter points to a Scenarist project
VFAPI - includes VFAPI Reader Codec and VFAPI Converter

VOB Tools

ChapterXtractor - extracts chapters from an ifo for MDVDP
ChopperXP 2.7 - VOB cutting utility with preview facilities. Website
DVDPatcher 1.06 - change various flags in an MPEG2 stream
DVD Shrink 3.2 - extremely fast DVD transcoding utility. Website
DVD Rebuilder 0.98 - one click DVD transcoding tool using CCE/Rejig/QuEnc for video encoding. Full installer. Website (also for Pro version)
DoItFast4U 1.4.0 - re-authoring made easy. Website (currently offline)
FixVTS 1.603 - adjust DVD files for better compliance with various one click software
IfoEdit 0.971 - edit IFO files, create IFO files, stream processing for DVDs, DVD image and burning capabilities included. Website
IfoUpdate 0.78 - merges PGC/Cell structures between .ifo files
ImgBurn - Continues DVD Decrypter's burning engine. Website
MuxMan 0.16.6 - freeware DVD muxer with features that rival Scenarist. Website (also for Pro version)
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. Website
VobBlanker - A tool to blank, replace and cut PGCs in a DVD. Website
VobEdit 0.6 - VOB editing utility, can split, demux, remux and join VOB files. Website


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This document was last updated on May 3, 2009