MediaCoder

MediaCoder

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 56 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.8.26.5566
  • Total Downloads:
    210,134
  • Date Added:
    October 09, 2013
  • File Size:
    63.59MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    125
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

+

MediaCoder provides all the tools needed to convert audio and video clips, but it also adds a level of complexity that audiophiles will love. Casual users, however, will be confused and should steer clear.

The program's interface was helpful but also baffling. While it walks you through the setup process, it does so online, which was a bit odd and certainly different. Nevertheless, it coordinated the program setup in a few easy steps. We were able to convert our audio and video files into corresponding formats like MP3, MP4, AMR, WAV, and a few others. MediaCoder works with a single button, though the conversion took several minutes longer than we expected for a 6-minute file. Regardless, the results contained all the data of the original, with the media specifications we requested. The program offers a ton of special features that are great for the audio obsessive but a bit overwhelming for the casual user just looking to convert some files. Its head-spinning array of options are a dream for serious AV lovers and include everything from adjustable bit rates to picture and sound quality settings, and all with descriptions heavy on the jargon and technical terms,--just how they like it. Those seeking a simple, hassle-free converter should look elsewhere, but for users looking to customize files, MediaCoder is perfect.

MediaCoder is freeware.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+

Results 1-1 of 1

  • 1 stars

    "Works, but buyer beware."

    October 31, 2013   |   By out_there_m

    Version: MediaCoder 0.8.26.5566

    Pros

    Works well, at least for audio conversion from FLAC to MP3. I've not tried video conversion.

    Cons

    1. Not freeware, it's nagware (displays ads using OpenCandy).
    2. For a minimum contribution of $25 the software claims the nags will be removed. Only after paying does the author tell you that the ads will reappear if you run the software without a constant internet connection. The only place where one can discover that a constant internet connection is required is on the page about the premium version.
    3. When asked about this the author's suggestion is to pay an extra $130 (at the time of writing) for a USB dongle that will have to be plugged in whenever the software is used.
    4. When started without an internet connection a popup appears notifying the user that some functionality will actually be disabled if there's no internet connection.
    5. Requires admin rights to be successfully "authorised" with the purchased user ID.

    Summary

    There are apparently some proprietary converters in the software, but otherwise it doesn't do anything that can be done with actual freeware, such as Avanti, though it may cover more formats than the freeware options.

    Reply to this review

    Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

  • Results 1-1 of 1

    Add Your Review

    Login or create an account to post a review.

    You are logged in as . Please submit your review for MediaCoder
    Add Your Review

    The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
    Click here to review our site terms of use.

    Update your review

    Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
    Submit

    The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
    Click here to review our site terms of use.

     
    see all reviews +

    Full Specifications

    +
    What's new in version 0.8.26.5566
    Version 0.8.26.5566 is a bug fixing release.
    General
    Publisher MediaCoder
    Publisher web site http://www.mediacoderhq.com
    Release Date October 09, 2013
    Date Added October 09, 2013
    Version 0.8.26.5566
    Category
    Category MP3 & Audio Software
    Subcategory Rippers & Converting Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 7
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 63.59MB
    File Name MediaCoder-0.8.26.5566.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 210,134
    Downloads Last Week 125
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

    Previous Versions:

     
    read more +

    More Products to Consider

    Close[x]

    Submit a problem report for MediaCoder

    Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

    Problem:

    The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

    The download link does not work

    The software has a newer version

    The product contains malicious software

    Other

    Description:

    Please select a feedback type.

    Please enter a description.

    Submit Problem Report

    Close[x]

    Problem Report submitted

    Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

    OK