It can be considered as one of the most comprehensive ISO MPEG-4 solutions.
The formats supported by MeGUI are the following: MPEG-4 ASP (XviD), MPEG-4 AVC (x264), AAC, MP2, MP3, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, AC3 audio and various common containers (MP4, MKV, AVI, M2TS).
This software tool also supports the open source wavelet based Snow codec.
The encoders featured by MeGUI are mencoder, x264.exe, BeSweet & Nero AAC encoder and mp4box, for muxing.
Since v1.2828 MeGUI needs Windows 7 or later, last version for Windows XP is v1.2525 and last version for Windows Vista is v1.2808 - all of them available for download. It also requires the .NET framework.
MeGUI is easy to work with and any standard user will learn how to handle it in no time.
There are many how to use guides for this conversion tool online and the application is being constantly updated.
The guides show you how to convert various multimedia formats to H.264 using MeGUI, how to convert DVD to XviD, how to prepare a DVD for editing in a NLE or how to reencode and shrink HD anime with MeGUI.
The latest versions of MeGUI feature changes such as:
- [Options] renamed "Show video preview after AviSynth script selection" to "Automatically open video preview"— Full list of changes.
- [VideoPlayer] if that option is disabled the video preview will not show up automatically anywhere. Feature request #689
- [AutoEncode] use random intermediate file names to avoid issues with interfering jobs. Bug #934
- [Main] added startup splash screen. The splash screen does not slow down the start of MeGUI.
If you want to use MeGUI, you need to have installed to your computer Microsoft .NET Framework, AVISynth and DGIndex.
Once you have all these tools on your computer, you can enjoy the powerful features of MeGUI and perform transcoding.
A bit of a learning curve, but well worth it when you can have the latest bells and whistles to transform your whole media collection into pretty much any kind of usage scenario there is.
Updated regularly, and it keeps track of all the needed tools so you don't have to worry about old versions or incompatible tools.
I've used this for years, and can't remember a single problem in all that time.