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Easily convert your DVD's, DVB captures and many more formats into MPEG-4 like DivX, XviD and x264
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Ease of use: Not Rated
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OS Support: Windows 2000 Windows XP
License: Open Source
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Description:Download StaxRip - .NET Framework Version 2.0 required
Version: (added Jun 18, 2020 - view changelog)
Size:194.47 MB

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With StaxRip you can easily convert your DVD's, DVB captures and many more formats into MPEG-4 like DivX, XviD and x264. As a open source application StaxRip is completely free.

  • No spyware, adware or any other form of malware.
  • Open Source, Freeware.
  • No registry bloat, settings are saved in files within the application's directory or within the user directory. No lost settings after a fresh windows installation.
  • No awkward setup/installer, no system changes, system bloat and trash.
  • Easy to use and highly versatile and customizable.
  • Reasonable default values for filters, codecs etc.
  • Rich help system including, online help (assistant), context sensitive help and forum support.
  • Rich and convenient cutting facilities e.g. to remove ads.
  • Batch processing (jobs).
  • Rich feature set to manage, integrate and download required third party application transparently instead of awkward or dangerous codec packs or application packs.
  • AviSynth powered to achieve excelent video quality and support of almost any source format.
  • Rapid development using the latest and greatest technology .NET Framework 2.0
  • Reportet bugs get fixed quickly, often a new version is available on the same day!
  • Many feature requests get incorporated very quickly.


Supported File Formats:

Input Files: DVB, DVD, MPG
Output Files: AAC, AC3, AVI, DivX, H.264, MKV, MP3, MP4, OGG/OGM, Xvid

OS Compatibility:

Windows 2000/Windows XP

Related Articles & Tutorials:

Read Article: H.264 Encoding using StaxRip   H.264 Encoding using StaxRip   Editor's Pick  

Description: A guide on how to use StaxRip to encode video, with an emphasis on the H.264 format using a DVD to H.264 conversion as an example

Read Article: x264 Options Explained   x264 Options Explained   Essential Reading  

Description: This article explains the encoding options found in x264 (as seen through the eyes of StaxRip), with hints and tips about which settings to use

Revision History:

  • Release Date: Jun 18, 2020
  • Download(s):
    • Processing dialog fix for new Stop After Current Job feature.
    • Web URL is included in the search of the Apps dialog.
    • Numerous bugs fixed.
    • The Processing dialog has a new feature: Stop After Current Job.
    • D2V Witch added and enabled by default for VOB/MPG.
    • Command line for some processes like ffmsindex wasn't shown while processing.
    • Render, scaling and layout fixes and improvements, especially for 96 DPI.
    • PowerShell script host supports events, script examples use events, better error handling.
    • Improved Log File Viewer (Main Menu > Tools > Log File).
    • Tip: The Log File Viewer has a context menu.
    • The Preview dialog can be resized with the mouse.
    • Support for character # in filenames because MP4Box was finally fixed.
    • Various dialogs made resizable and remember their size.
    • Maximum number of parallel processes increased from 4 to 16.
    • The documentation was greatly improved (still far from perfect though).
    • Muxer dialog supports Drag & Drop for subtitles, audio and attachments.
    • Video Comparison has hardware render support added.
    • aomenc.exe GUI re-enabled.
    • Dark color theme for built-in help.
    • Improved built-in F1 help.
    • ffmpeg video encoder codec FFV1.
    • x264 and x265 dialogs have a new Bitrate option, the default value is 0 which
    • means the bitrate of the project/template in the main dialog is used.
    • For file batch jobs only the file name is shown in the jobs dialog and not the full path.
    • Audio encoder supports extracting DTS core using ffmpeg.
    • The audio Copy/Mux profile has a Extract DTS Core feature.
    • The command line audio encoder has a Default and Forced option.
    • New chunk encoding feature for x265 parallel processing.
    • Media info dialog replaced with MediaInfo.NET.
    • The command line video and audio encoder uses cmd.exe directly without creating a bat file,
    • this avoids creating a temporary bat file and adds full unicode support.
    • Portable support added, no need to install anything.
    • Setting to allow to use tools with wrong version,
    • for this a Danger Zone tab was added in the settings.
    • The auto crop feature shows progress both in the processing dialog and in the crop dialog.
    • Improved issue templates on the github issue tracker.
    • The ExecuteCommandLine command has a new Working Directory parameter.
    • The launch button in the Apps dialog for a console tool shows its help via Windows Terminal
    • Windows Terminal available in the main menu with special StaxRip environment (apps and macros).
    • The video encoder dialog feature Show Command Line is shown using Windows Terminal.
    • Execute Command Line in video encoder dialogs is shown via Windows Terminal.
    • In the Apps dialog the tools can be listed using PowerShell Out-GridView.
    • Shell Execute flag was added to the command ExecuteCommandLine.
    • The global setting 'Add filter to convert chroma subsampling to 4:2:0'
    • uses now ConvertToYUV420 instead of ConverttoYV12.
    • In various command line features the path environment variable of the process has all exe tools
    • added and all macros are available as environment variables.
    • Check added that blocks source files with too long path or filename.
    • A setting that allows to change the limit exists in the Danger Zone section.
    • SVT-AV1 support with GUI.
    • Media info folder view was replaced with a new powershell based (Get-MediaInfo)
    • dialog that supports caching for fast startup perforance.
    • When a Event Command executes it writes a log entry, this is now disabled by default
    • but there is a new setting: 'Write Event Commands to log file'.
    • In the Jobs dialog there is a button that shows a menu, this menu can now also be shown
    • as context menu via right-click on the jobs list and it has various new features.
    • The Apps dialog allows to clear custom paths.
    • The Apps dialog allows to locate files via Everything.
    • Check for Updates added to main menu in Help section.
    • Version is shown in main dialog title bar.
    • 'Main Menu > Help > Info' shows list with contributors.
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