GUI for x264, ffmpeg, faac, neroaacenc, oggenc, aften and other video codecs, featuring advanced audio and video settings for encoding tasks.
- Version :0.9.8 Build 3219
- License :GPL
- OS :Windows All
- Publisher :Okan Ozcan
TX264 is a portable and comprehensive piece of kit designed to aid you is converting video files to other formats. It supports FLV, M4V, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPG and WMV, among other file types. The tool offers a graphical interface for x264 and comes loaded with a lot of advanced configuration settings pertaining to filters, the audio stream, and other aspects.
Since there is no installation involved, you can drop the program files to a custom location on the disk and just click the executable to launch TX264, provided that you already have the necessary codecs on the PC. Otherwise, you have to obtain them separately.
Another possibility is to save the utility to a USB flash drive to directly run it on any machine effortlessly. More importantly, it does not modify Windows registry settings, so it doesn’t increase the risk of system stability issues.
Simple interface with advanced settings
The GUI is user-friendly and neatly organized, permitting you to import video clips from file or entire directories. Batch processing is supported, which means that two or more videos can be encoded simultaneously to decrease the workload overall.
TX264 comes with a few predefined profiles that you can select to proceed with a straightforward conversion job. However, you can also tinker with each individual setting, such as bit rate mode (constant or variable), tolerance, quantizer, size, tuning, subtitle muxing, or whether to copy the menu from the source file or not(if it’s MKV or MP4).
Extra audio and video filters
Additional filters pertain to resizing, aspect ratio, cropping and splitting. When it comes to the audio stream, you can either copy the original recording, encode it, or disable audio completely. What’s more, it is possible to normalize the volume level across multiple tracks, as well as to pick the preferred sample rate and channel mode. Multiple CPU threads are supported, so you can either favor a speedy conversion job or minimal impact on PC performance. Expert users may also include custom options for each video codec.
Evaluation and conclusion
The tool does not put a strain on computer performance, since it runs on low CPU and RAM. It delivers quality results concerning the output audio and video streams. No error dialogs were shown in our tests, and the app did not hang or crash. Taking into account its wide range of advanced audio and video settings, TX264 should be mainly handled by experienced users.