Category Archive: How-to

Presets: A way to save your conversion settings ! (mixer posted on February 6th, 2009 )

MediaCoder Presets

What is a preset?

A preset is a copy of your MediaCoder settings for a conversion. They can be saved by clicking “File” and then selecting “Save As Preset”, give the preset a name, and then select a place to save it (destination/path, drive, folder).   A saved preset can then be loaded into MediaCoder. This a a great way to save a particular setup or share it on the MediaCoder forums. Read the rest of this entry >>

New benchmark mode added (Stanley posted on November 7th, 2008 )

A new task mode, benchmark mode, has been added since build 4210. In this mode, MediaCoder can be used to benchmark your hardware with media transcoding based on the your transcoding settings. During the process, the media content will be transcoded as in normal mode. The difference is there is no file created on hard drive and a benchmark result will be shown on the end of the procedure.

The steps to perform transcoding benchmark are as simple as following:

  1. Add files used for benchmarking
  2. Set up transcoding parameters
  3. Set task mode to “Benchmark”
  4. Click Start button to start benchmarking

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How to make MediaCoder work with XULRunner (Stanley posted on October 29th, 2008 )

MediaCoder has some part of its GUI written with XUL which requires Mozilla’s Gecko engine to render. The easiest way to get Gecko is by getting Firefox, which is actually an application built on Gecko engine with XUL. However, as is reported by some users, MediaCoder’s XUL interface is not working as expected in their Firefox. Also some people don’t want to accept Firefox to be installed into their system for some reasons. An alternative to get XUL interface shown is by using XULRunner, the XUL runtime package.

It is exteremely simple to get MediaCoder work with XULRunner. First, download XULRunner and extract the files from the package to some place. Start MediaCoder and go to Options menu and choose Browser setup. Click the “…” button, navgiate to the XULRunner folder and choose xulrunner.exe. Click OK button to confirm and it’s done.


Using MediaCoder to produce a video that will playback on a IPOD device (mixer posted on August 14th, 2008 )

Creating a file that will playback on an IPOD device (H.264/MP4 Basic Setup)

Many MediaCoder users want to be able to playback media content with their portable devices. A confusing aspect is that these portable players require specific values for video, audio and picture size before the content can be played back. This article describes how to use MediaCoder to convert just about any playable media file for playing back on an IPOD device.

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Use MediaCoder Audio Edition to do audio streaming with transcoding (Stanley posted on July 25th, 2008 )

MediaCoder has a built-in media server which is capable of performing on-the-fly transcoding while doing streaming. The latest MediaCoder Audio Edition (build 4150) has improved the audio streaming feature. You can now use MediaCoder as an audio streaming server with powerful transcoding capablity (e.g. FLAC to AAC+) and play the streaming audio with your favorite audio player like Winamp, foobar, WMP etc.

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How to convert AVCHD with MediaCoder (Stanley posted on July 3rd, 2008 )

MediaCoder has be added with AVCHD support. AVCHD is the format used by most HD camcorder, like Sony HD camcorder. With following settings, MediaCoder can decode AVCHD correctly and encode to any supported target formats.
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