Bitrate Calc

May 4, 2011 at 1:44 AM

If I select the File Size mode, I can't see the Bitrate which it gets.

So, why not calc?

May 4, 2011 at 11:26 AM


I think I have requested what you are asking in the thread below yours.  R.E. said it might be a possibility in a future update.  What I am doing in the meantime is using the calculator info in ripbot264 to see what a given filesize will have for a bitrate, and then I do the actual conversion/encoding in VidCoder; it seems to work very well for me.

May 4, 2011 at 1:29 PM

Thank you for the wonderful reply.

Ripbot264 gives the best calc ever.

I'll try that. Do you know a way to encode faster? Like um, increase quality or get in Full Speed bad quality modes?

May 4, 2011 at 3:39 PM
Edited May 4, 2011 at 3:40 PM

If you wanted to make the encode faster, the place you'd do it would be in the Advanced tab. Here's a good article about x264 presets/tune settings used in HandBrake (That should also apply to VidCoder): .

May 6, 2011 at 11:02 AM


It worked.!

Will the calc and a new version be out soon?

May 6, 2011 at 3:40 PM

I got the feature implemented (at least size -> bitrate). Maybe this weekend, probably by next weekend. Depends on if I decide to cut a release before working on a new source picker UI.

May 8, 2011 at 5:47 AM

Found out that hb_calc_bitrate is going away soon so I just implemented the calculation for VidCoder manually. I also put in video bitrate -> filesize prediction! :)

May 8, 2011 at 6:09 AM

Thank you..

I posted a thread on a forum so that we can get the profiles things for us.

There are a few profiles I found. Let's get together and develop Vidcoder to be the best  ;)

May 8, 2011 at 6:16 AM

Cool... but the profiles should be the format you see in the Advanced tab. Like "ref=2:mixed-refs=0:bframes=2:weightb=0:subq=6:8x8dct=0:trellis=0" The profiles you posted are meant for if you're calling x264 from the command line, which we're not. Here's more info about the arguments: .

Anyway, thanks for your help on this. I'll have to think more about the best way to expose these: if I should have a few preset ones built into the UI or a page where you can download them or something.

May 8, 2011 at 6:51 AM

Please add the DXVA presets/ x264 HQ/and the presets and all/

May 8, 2011 at 6:58 AM

I'm trying to tell you that they aren't in the right format.

May 10, 2011 at 12:24 PM

Thank you.

I see the latest version has the calc