FastFlix is a simple and friendly GUI for encoding videos.
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FastFlix keeps HDR10 metadata for x265, NVEncC HEVC, and VCEEncC HEVC, which will also be expanded to AV1 libraries when available.
FFmpeg (version 4.3 or greater required, 5.0+ recommended) under the hood for the heavy lifting, and can work with a variety of encoders.
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Check out the FastFlix github wiki for help or more details, and please report bugs or ideas in the github issue tracker!
FastFlix supports the following encoders if available:
|Encoder||x265||NVENC HEVC||NVEncC HEVC||VCEEncC HEVC||QSVEncC HEVC||x264||rav1e||AOM AV1||SVT AV1||VP9|
✓ - Full support | ✓* - Limited support
View the releases for binaries for Windows, MacOS or Linux
You will need to have
ffprobe executables on your PATH and they must be executable. Version 4.3 or greater is required for most usage, latest master build is recommended and required for some features. The one in your package manager system may not support all encoders or options.
Check out the FFmpeg download page for static builds for Linux and Mac.
To use rigaya’s Nvidia NVENC, AMD VCE, and Intel QSV encoders, download them and extract them to folder on your hard drive.
Windows: Go into FastFlix’s settings and select the corresponding EXE file for each of the encoders you want to use.
Linux: Install the rpm or deb and restart FastFlix
Running from source code
git clone https://github.com/cdgriffith/FastFlix.git cd FastFlix python3 -m venv venv . venv/bin/activate pip install -r requirements.txt python -m fastflix
On any 10-bit or higher video output, FastFlix will copy the input HDR colorspace (bt2020). Which is different than HDR10 or HDR10+.
FastFlix was created to easily extract / copy HDR10 data, which it can do with the above listed encoders (x265, NVEncC, VCEEncC).
VP9 has limited support to copy some existing HDR10 metadata, usually from other VP9 files. Will have the line “Mastering Display Metadata, has_primaries:1 has_luminance:1 …” when it works.
AV1 is still in development, and hopefully all encoder will support it in the future, but only SVT AV1 works through ffmpeg as of now.
- rav1e - can set mastering data and CLL via their CLI but not through ffmpeg.
- SVT AV1 - Now supports HDR10 with latest master ffmpeg build, make sure to update before trying!
- aomenc (libaom-av1) - does not look to support HDR10
For Windows users with Nvidia cards, NVEncC is the best option currently to use HDR10+.
FastFlix also supports using generated or extracted JSON HDR10+ Metadata with HEVC encodes via x265. However, that is highly dependent on a FFmpeg version that has been compiled with x265 that has HDR10+ support. BtbN’s Windows FFmpeg builds have this support as of 10/23/2020 and may require a manual upgrade.
If you add HDR10+ metadata file, make sure the encoding log does NOT contain the line
x265 [warning]: –dhdr10-info disabled. Enable HDR10_PLUS in cmake or else it is unsupported.
FastFlix (v4.0.2+) passes through HLG color transfer information to everything except webp and GIF.
FastFlix does not plan to support Dolby Vision’s proprietary format at this time.
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Copyright (C) 2019-2022 Chris Griffith
The code itself is licensed under the MIT which you can read in the
Read more about the release licensing in the docs folder.
|Custom icons designed by Joey Catt||Onyx Studios|
Encoder icons for VP9 and AOM AV1 are from Wikimedia Commons all others are self created.
Additional button icons from https://uxwing.com
Sample videos and thumbnail for preview image provided by Jessica Payne