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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 Jan 01, 2019 - view changelog)
Size:250.34 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: Jan 1, 2019
  • Download(s):
    • Tweaked the Temp Folder Creator & Path.
    • Removed some old Code, That wasn't doing anything anymore.
    • AVSMeter has Been Updated to 2.8.6.
    • Updated eac3to, fdkaac & qaac.
    • Both FFMPEG and MPV now use custom Builds instead of the normal default build(Which Fully Supports VapourSynth).
    • FFMPEG & Shared dll Files has been Updated to 20181026
    • MPV has been Updated to 20181026
    • Added Limited Support for VS in MPV(Requires VSPipe).
    • nnedi3 for AVS has Been Updated to 0.9.4
    • FFMPEG, x264, x265 & MPV are now compiled Using GCC ToolChain instead of MVS.
    • x264 has Been Updated to 2935
    • x265 has Been Updated to 2.9+2
    • Python Search Path has been Updated to 3.7/3.7.1 & Python 3.6 has been Removed.
    • Also Included Support for Anaconda3.
    • The VapourSynth Script has been slightly altered to work better with Python Search Path.
    • VS has been Updated to R45.
    • MKVToolNix Updated to
    • Updated the Update Script to Support additional HTML Protocols, due to the changes on the website.
    • Added hnwvsfunc for VS & mClean to Context Menu.
    • Cleaned up the AVS Filter Names.
    • Added MultiSharpen Function
    • Modified the Profile List for x265, Only Profiles that work with Current Selected Depth with Display.
    • Removed any 8Bit x265 that no Longer used with 2.9(Based on:
    • Moved Some Extra Functions to the System Process.
    • Custom Directory Output Option has been Added to StaxRip Thumbnail Creator & MTN. It's Default Directory is the last Used Location. If none is known it defaults to C Drive(Fresh Install)
    • Added support for Long Path Aware(Make Sure to Enable it If your OS Supports it)
    • Fixed any Issues for very Short filenames being converted to wrong type.
    • Removed MediaInfo 18.08.1 Due to Bugs it contains and Re-Added MediaInfo 18.05.
    • Added More Support for HDR to Intel Encoder.
    • VS Filters Added: W3FDIF, MiniDeen, IT, TDeintMod, vcfreq, vcmove & TemporalMedian.
    • Updated mvtools-sf to AVX, The latest Builds only use AVX2 which not all CPU's Support.
    • Added Support for RawSourcePlus for Avisynth and RawSource for VapourSynth. Default Pixel_type is set to YUV420P10 (aka P010).
    • Dual Package Setup for x264 have been Removed for Single release x264(8+10Bit). The Depth menu will set the Output Bits, exactly like x265.
    • Following Have Been Added to x264:
      • ColorMatrix: Added chroma-derived-nc, chroma-derived-c, and ICtCp.
      • Added Alternative Transfer
      • vbv-init has been modded to have a locked value and proper float point scaling.
    • FFTW Files will auto copy to System Directory, if your PC is missing these files in the System32 Folder(Fresh Install).
    • MP4Box is back to Static Once again.
    • Included Setup files for Python 3.7.1 & VS R45 to make sure the proper versions are being installed for StaxRip.
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