Portable Hybrid for Windows 2023.03.17.1
Hybrid Portable is a multi platform (Linux/Windows/MacOS (non-ARM)) Qt-based frontend for a bunch of other tools which can convert most input formats to common audio & video formats and containers, see feature list for details.
Combine multiple video processing utilities into a single package, allowing you to convert multiple file types to different media formats, perform markup and mixing operations, and automate tasks normally.
One of the main advantages of Hybrid Portable concerns the range of formats supported. Besides common video files, it can handle VC-1 and AVC raw inputs (as well as all other file types that mplayer and ffmpeg can decode), supports x264, Xvid, VP8 output , x265 and ProRes.
The built-in video encoder can handle multiple encoding modes, each with specific settings (bitrate, constant bitrate factor, etc.), providing compatibility with multiple sets various media, including Blu-ray or AVCHD discs. The audio extraction function can be used to create MP3, OGG, AAC, FLAC, AC3, DTS and other similar formats. Hybrid comes with many configuration options to meet the needs of more advanced users. You can change the encoding mode, adjust the bitrate, set the tone and entropy encoding mode, resize the loaded image, change the aspect ratio, crop the image manually or Allow the application to do this for you using the ‘auto crop’ function.
Besides, it also has filtering capabilities, helping you to improve the quality of media files before encoding. Among the available options you can find deinterlacing, telecine, color adjustment, sharpening, denoising, horizontal and vertical denoising, transient noise reduction, and more.
The app can handle subtitles and perform tagging operations for video, audio, and subtitle streams, while the built-in chapter editor can help adjust chapter titles and edit video structure. For your convenience, Hybrid includes a task scheduler that helps you automate various tasks.
Hybrid’s feature set makes it a great tool for video processing operations, offering a variety of configuration settings you can experiment with. While these might be a bit overwhelming for a beginner, more experienced users will definitely appreciate them.
Hybrid is intended for advanced users.
It’s not intended to be a tool used by everyone. It’s not intended to please amateurs who need a wizard-like interface. If you don’t know the basics about containers, video formats, etc. Hybrid is not meant for you.
Here’s a general feature list:
- tagging support for avi/mkv/mp4/mov
- chapter support for mkv/mp4/Blu-ray
- subtitle support for mkv/mp4/Blu-ray
- separated audio-, video-, filter- and ‘a/v-combi’-profiles
- an integrated bitrate calculator
- accepts raw VC-1, AVC, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 ASP input files
- manual&automatic creation&pass-through of chapters
- ability to encode single title/chapters
- a job/queue based processing system
- AAC/MP3/AC-3/Vorbis/Opus/FLAC/DTS/PCM/EAC-3 audio encoding using dcaenc/MEncoder/FFmpeg/Aften and different AAC-encoders
- supported aac encoders: qaac, FDK AAC, faac, fhg, neroaacenc
- filtering through Vapoursynth, Avisynth (Windows only) and some basic filtering through FFmpeg
- accepted input: avs and nearly everything that mplayer/ffmpeg can decode
- supported video output formats: MPEG-4 ASP (Xvid), MPEG-4 AVC (x264, qsvencc, nvencc, vceencc, ffmpeg nvenc), VP8/VP9 (vpxenc), ProRes (ffmpeg), MPEG-4 HEVC (x265, kvazaar, DivX265, nvencc, qsvencc, vceencc, ffmpeg nvenc), FFV1 (ffmpeg), UT video (ffmpeg), FFvHuff (ffmpeg), AV-1 (aomenc, rav1e)
- supported audio output formats: dts, ac3, ogg vorbis, mp3, aac, flac, pcm, opus, pass-through
- supported containers: mov/mp4/mkv/m2ts/webm/avi, Blu-ray or a AVCHD structure
- audio/video pass-through -> can be used for muxing, tagging, chapter editing
- a bunch of options to automate stuff
Release Note of Hybrid Portable
- Avisynth: mclean not called with default filter order
- Avisynth: SelectRangeEvery
- Vapoursynth: mod requirement handling for some filters
- Vapoursynth: crop with interlaced fields handling
- Vapoursynth: a few issues around masking
- Vapoursynth: restrict Santiag color spaces
- Vapoursynth: (normal) TimeCube call
- Vapoursynth: restrict color spaces for NVEncCL
- Vapoursynth: convert RGBH to RGBS for fmtc
- Vapoursynth: vsPreview handling non-square aspect ratio
- Vapoursynth: loading BilateralGPU filter in vsGradFun
- Synth: letterbox issue where letterbow width/height addition was uneven
- Jobs: typo in job generation for blu-ray input
- Jobs: index file path for ‘Create sub-folder …’
- Video: SVT-AV1 denoise option rennamed
- Video: x264 only add rc-lookahead when mbtree is used
- Video: SVT-AV1 HDR10 signaling
- Video: x265 signaling luma always as limited
- Audio: multi-input raw audio reencode
- Muxing: FFmpeg can’t handle ttxt subtitle
- Vapoursynth: missing some needed checks
- Vapoursynth: restrict Santiag color spaces
- Vapoursynth: re-enable RealCUGAN resizer
- Avisynth: use vsDeblockP77 for DeblockPP7
- Tools: set priority through niceness on vsViewer&avsViewer
- Torch: adjust to SwinIR v3, DPIR v3.0.0, vsFeMaSR updated, vsGMFSS_union
- Video: disable NVEncC/QSVEncC ‘encoder only’ for ‘DVD input’
- Vapoursynth: mode vsSpotLess options
- Vapoursynth: support for vsDGDenoise, vsDGSharpen
- Video: NVEncC npp support
- Filtering: overwrite input color matrix and luminance value