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– Allows you to quickly change/calculate Video Bitrate in your MPEG files.
– Very easy to use
– Compatible with MainConcept encoders and Adobe Premiere Pro
– Can change/calculate Audio Bitrate as well if you want (if your not using an editor that has real time audio bitrate settings.
– Can change video size (in case of widescreen)
– Very Fast
– Very easy to read, (if you know anything about bitrates)
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This is a very simple program that was made for myself and a friend of mine. It is not meant to replace a good MPEG encoder program that has much more options. But it does have options for both audio and video bitrate, and I think it works well enough for people to use it, and it saves them time.
If you have a MainConcept or Adobe Premiere Pro copy of Trixon BRC, you can also change the audio bitrate to a constant CBR (Constant Bitrate), if you want to.
Thank you for downloading Trixon BRC, and if you find it useful and you like it, please send me a donation of $20.00.
Chris is almost totally deaf. He has an earpiece in his left ear. On his right ear, he has what he calls “his hearing aid.” It is a very small hearing aid that costs $50.00 and only works with text.
VBR/CBR Bittrate Calculator – The ultimate tool for gamers! (Want some more info? Read this!):
Most of you know about VBR/CBR, which is basically the difference between Variable Bitrate and Constant Bitrate. With this tool you can view and change your audio/video bitrate settings for your game, for example:
VBR: The original video bitrate for your video. This is what you will hear in most videos.
AVBR: Audio Video Bitrate. This is the bitrate you want to hear. This bitrate is usually the same or slightly above the VBR value. If you want to know which one is the best, use CBR for your audio and VBR for your video.
CBR: The Average bitrate. This is the bitrate you want for all of your audio/video files.
“W” for writing on command line with arguments
“D” for reading file contents and saving on command line
“Q” for reading command line arguments and saving to file
“A” for saving to MP4(h.264) container format
“F” for saving to MPEG2 container format
“K” for saving to MP4(h.264) with variable bitrate
“G” for saving to MPEG2 variable bitrate format
“V” for saving to VBR MPEG2 container
“H” for saving to VBR h.264
“F” for saving to VBR MPEG2 container with variable bitrate
“L” for saving to VBR h.264 with variable bitrate
“M” for saving to VBR MPEG2 with variable bitrate
“T” for writing log on command line
“U” for unloading
Enter selection command: e to exit
Features of Trixon BRC:
1. Written for any programming language and platforms(Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, etc.)
2. Uses native libraries on target platforms.
3. Multiple encoders can be used to encode in real time.
4. Can be used to simply change/calculate the video and audio bitrates for the VBR or CBR MPEG2 and h.264 containers.
5. Uses native C/C++ APIs (included) to connect to encoders.
6. Supports all standard DVD formats like BD/BD-RE, DVD-5, DVD-9, DVD-9 dual layer, DVD-10, DVD-11, DVD-18, DVD-20, and so on.
7. Includes a log module that will display encoder error messages.
8. Supports multiple languages including: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and many more!
9. Highly customizable through the GUI.
10. There is also a command line mode for CLI.
Mike Szego for creating the original Trixon code and putting it on his website. This project is for his great work. I will also give Mike for his support on this project.
Thanks to the community at Xiph.org for the great ideas, inspiration, and support.
Thanks to all who have sent in donations that have been used to develop Trixon BRC!
Thanks to Ray Stauber for being so patient and kind with me.
Thanks to everyone who has
– If you are just starting out with learning to use bitrates and video compressors, I strongly recommend reading the Microsoft documentation first, then take a look at the simple instructions on this website. The Microsoft instruction is what made me a little more familiar with them, and it took me years to get over not knowing what
the program did.
– The most common mistake people make is trying to use 8Mb/s VBR video with 4Mb/s CBR audio (9Mb/s total). That is an error made by people that think they can do video coding without VBR. They can’t. For one, if you are ripping a DVD movie and don’t have much money, the audio will be in 320Kbps VBR mode and you can’t
really change it.
– You have to understand the output file. This means saving your videos into a folder and actually doing what it says on the front page.
– VBR is a “Bandwidth” thing.
– Most people get confused and try to calculate the average bitrate (AUDIO+VIDEO). If you use VBR, simply try to keep your average bitrate of your video at 4Mb/s or below. Do not use 8Mb/s VBR or 3Mb/s VBR. The problem with video is you can never have a bad file. What you can do is have a bad VBR file (over 8Mb/s VBR). Try to keep it below 7Mb/s VBR. If you are using
the free version of Trixon BRC, do NOT let the program auto-generate a new target bitrate. Doing this will prevent you from using your current average bitrate. If you have set your bitrate to be the same as the video length, the program will automatically calculate a new target bitrate based on the
video length. Don’t use an “auto-set target bitrate” or else you will get errors and problems with the program.
– The free version of Trixon BRC will auto-decrease the target bitrate when the video length gets bigger, but you need to keep the target bitrate at 4Mb/s or below.
– If you want to use both VBR and CBR, use the CBR audio as a target bitrate and the VBR video as the average bitrate. For example, use Audio at 4Mb/s (or below)
It has a basic GUI. You can add the bitrate and change the encoder to MainConcept if you wish. You can even add file size information by pressing the F3 button. It is an open source project and you can download the source code and compile it for yourself. The source code is not quite ready for being used in projects, so if you are compiling the binary, you must use./configure first.
This version is designed to be used with MainConcept encoder.
You can change the settings in the startup configuration file.
You can change the default length to 180 seconds and the default sample rate (IEC) to 48000.
** For MainConcept Encoder version, you can simply change the “mainconceptPath” variable in the startup configuration file to the path of the MainConcept encoder. If you have a MainConcept encoder and you wish to use Trixon BRC, you must include the “mainconceptPath” setting in the startup configuration file.
This is the starting version.
** You must install FFmpeg before you compile or download the binaries.**
** This is for MainConcept Encoder version.**
Please go to the downloads section to download the binaries.
Read the ReadMe.txt file included in the downloads to know more.
Copyright (c) 2012, Arik Szombati
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int main(int argc, char *argv)
Windows 10, 8.1 and 7 (64-bit)
2 GB of RAM
20 GB of available hard disk space
1080p HD Video:
PCs with Nvidia GTX 600 series or AMD HD 8000 series GPUs
Desktop GPUs with DirectX 11.1 support
Gamepads with Xbox 360 or PS3 controller support (not Xbox 360 or PS3 controllers)
HDTVs with supported resolutions of 1920 x 1080, 1680 x 1050 or 1280 x 720
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