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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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OS Support: Windows 2000 Windows XP
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Description:Download StaxRip - .NET Framework Version 2.0 required
Version: (added Sep 25, 2018 - view changelog)
Size:200.09 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: Sep 25, 2018
  • Download(s):
    • Added a new Marco to the list.

      • Script_files%
    • Added Support Added for FFMS LoadCPlugins. FFMS2K will use the normal LoadPlugin Function.

    • Avisynth and Vapousynth have Seperate Menu tabs in the App Forms. Vapoursynth is no longer burried inside Avisynth Menu at the bottom.

    • Removed all the dead links from Package Section and Replaced them with the most up to date URL's, If one existed.

    • Added Support for PNG & Tiff when saving a screenshot of a single Frame in the Preview Window. To add or Remove a Format Just need to access the edit menu.

    • StaxRip now has a Update Function through PowerShell Script. It will first Shutdown the app and check for updates. If a new version is avaible, it download, extract and re-open StaxRip.

    • Updated the PowerShell 5 Reference Assemblies to version 1.1.0.

    • Framework has been Updated to 4.7.2.

    • Subtitle Tools have been moved to Advance -> Tools -> Subtitles.

    • Internal Thumbnail Creator:

      • Added support for PNG, BMP & TIFF.
      • It Fully supports HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG.
      • Add support for Gap (The Size between each shot).
      • The ability to disable the StaxRip Logo has been added.
      • The Font styles have been changed to DejaVu Serif which give a much cleaner look.
      • The Default Logo Font Style has been changed to DejaVu Serif, Which gives the logo a bit more Style.
      • Cleaned up the Header to make it more Professional looking.
      • Added more Video information to the Header as well.
      • The Matrix for the Creator has Been tweaked.
    • Added Support for New Thumbnail Creator Which can be used by it self or added into the project process. It Uses FFMPEG engine to create the Thumbnails without the need to index any file(s). Options Support as of Right Now: - Number of Columns - Number of Rows - Width of Each Shot - Height of Each Shot - Depth of Each Shot - Quality of Jpg

    • Added Animation Support in the Form of gif & apng(png). by it self or be added into a project process. It Uses FFMPEG engine to create the animation without the need to index any file(s). Options for Gif:

      • Scale (Width x auto)
      • FrameRate (No Float points are Support, it must be a solid number like 60 and not 59.940.)
      • Statistics Mode
      • Diff Mode
      • Dither Options
      • Starting Time (in Seconds) - Supports Float Points like 25.2.
      • Length(in Seconds) - Supports Float points.
    • Options For aPNG:

      • Starting Time (in Seconds) - Supports Float points.
      • Length(in Seconds) - Supports Float points.
      • FrameRate - No Support for Float points.
      • Scale (Width x auto)
      • Opt Settings (zlib,7zip & Zopfli) - zlib is the fastest with Zopfli being the slowest. 7zip is the balance between the two.
    • Updated all Vapoursynth variable names for existing filters that have been changed or removed since 1.7.

    • Tweaked the Job Loading function, When a previous job is loaded into StaxRip the form will now automatically close.

    • Added Support for Remaining HDR10 colorspace Metadata, To make it full compatible with HDR10 Standards(MKV Only). The function can be enabled in the option section under Image -> Extras. It can also be done Manually The tool can be accessed by Apps -> MediaInfo -> MKVHDR

    • Altered VUI import system to match MediaInfo changes. For HDR10 it must match BT.2020 Colorspace. It will now also enable the additional flags in VUI and Bitstream to encode to HDR10. GOP & VBV Settings will have to be set manually.

    • Removed the Character Limit on the Temp Folders. It will not longer create the '...' after it hits 30 characters Which was designed for Windows 260 limit. If you need more then 260 characters you can alter the GroupPolicy Settings.

    • MediaFolder Folder Option has been Disabled(It was no longer Working correctly) and has been updated with the internal MediaInfo GUI that allows you to open any file, If it's loaded in StaxRip or not.

    • x265 Changes:

      • 12Bit Profiles Have Been Added
      • VUI Menu has been Broken Up into two Menus now due to the Growing Number of options in the VUI section.
      • Added:
        • chromaloc
        • DHDR10-Info
        • atc-sei
        • pic-struct
        • display-window
        • opt-ref-list-length-pps
        • opt-qp-pps
        • single-sei
        • dynamic-refine
        • idr-recovery-sei
        • VBVinit, VBVend, VBV Adjustment,
        • Maximum AU size Factor
        • refine-intra has been increased to Level 4
    • VapourSynth Updated Context Menu: The List of all Included Filters:

    • Source:

      • AVISource
      • d2vsource
      • DGSource
      • ffms2
      • LibavSMASHSource
      • LWLibavSource
    • FrameRate

      • AssumeFPS
      • InterFrame
      • SVPFlow
    • Color

      • BitDepth
      • Matrix
      • Transfer
      • Primaries
      • Cube
      • Range
      • Tweak
      • Convert To
      • Format (Mainly Designed for HDR to SDR)
      • To 444
      • To RGB
      • To YUV
      • Dither Tools
    • Line

      • MAA
      • DAA
      • Sangnom
      • TAAmbk
      • SeeSaw
      • FineSharp
      • MSharpen
      • aWarpSharpen2
      • LSFmod
      • pSharpen
      • SharpAAMcmod
    • Resize

      • Resize
      • ReSample
      • Dither_Resize16
    • Field

      • IVTC
      • QTGMC
      • nnedi3
      • Yadifmod
      • nnedi3cl
      • znedi3
      • Support Filters
    • Noise

      • DFTTest
      • BM3D
      • HQDN3D
      • KNLMeansCL
      • MCTemporalDenoise
      • DegrainMedian
      • RemoveGrain
      • SMDegrain
      • TTempSmooth
      • VagueDenoiser
    • Misc

      • Anamorphic to Standard
      • UnSpec
      • Histogram
    • Restoration

      • Deblock
      • Deblock PP7
      • Deblock_QED
      • MDeRing
      • MSmooth
      • abcxyz
      • BlindDeHalo3
      • DeHaloAlpha
      • EdgeCleaner
      • HQDering
      • YAHR
      • Vinverse
      • Vinverse 2
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