BOX4 0.0.1.1 Beta x64 + Portable
Clean GUI and support for multiple containers
No installation is required, so you will be able to enjoy BOX4 as soon as you double click on the executable file. Its interface is simple, modern-looking and neatly organized, allowing you to open an entire folder of videos, or select individual files to process in batch mode. As such, you can use it to convert multiple files in one go.
BOX4 is compatible with multiple file formats, namely MKV, MP4, MOV, TS, and FLV. In other words, you can use it to convert MOV, TS, and FLV files, convert between MKV and MP4, or modify the settings of MKV and MP4 containers.
Change the audio settings before conversion
For each input file, BOX4 displays the name and the location of the original file and the resulting one. By default, the output is saved to the Videos directory of Windows, and there is no option to change this.
Once you choose the output, you can proceed and customize the audio track settings. BOX4 enables you to choose the audio codec (AAC, MP3, or copy the original) and change the audio bitrate.
Video encoder that needs further work
BOX4 features a clean layout, but when accessing a specific section (such as Profiles or Settings), the buttons bar is disabled, and a 'Return' button is displayed. You cannot access any other section of the app before pressing this 'back' button, which might be a bit annoying.
BOX4 features fast conversion speed and a slick look, but that is certainly not enough. It needs further improvements to appeal to potential users. Furthermore, unlike other applications in its category, the file types it supports is quite limited.
VIDEO: AVC H.264
AUDIO: DTS|DCA|EAC3|AC3|AAC|AAC_LATM|MP3|MP2|PCM_S16LE|PC M_DVD|FLAC|VORBIS
VIDEO: AVC H.264 (PASSTHROUGH)
AUDIO: AAC|MP3|COPY (DYNAMIC AUDIO NORMALIZER OPTION)
SUBTITLE: BOTH TEXT AND BITMAP FORMATS (TEXT IN MP4 ARE APPLE COMPATIBLE)
FOLDER: Loads multiple files (and adds jobs) to the queue (currently disabled).
FILE: Loads a single file and adds the job to the queue.
PROFILES: Simple two profile setup.
SETTINGS: Change settings.
START: Starts (and stops) the queue.
ENABLED|DISABLED: Click to enable (green) or disable (red) job.
PATHS: Source and destination shown. Clicking the output allows changing.
PROFILE (MKV|MP4): Selected profile, click to change.
TRACKS: Opens the tracks selection window.
The tracks window allows you to select, and deselect, other audio and subtitle tracks (streams). Click to enable (green) or disable (red) track.
VIDEO TRACK: Just brief video information shown. Click ‘RETURN’ to go back to main window.
AUDIO TRACKS: Click to enable (green) or disable (red) track.
Select CODEC: Change output codec to MP3|AAC|COPY. Copy passes through the audio without re-encoding.
Select BITRATE: Change output bitrate for the audio stream.
Select D.A.N: This refers to the ‘Dynamic Audio Normalizer’ (see below).
SUBTITLE TRACKS: Click to enable (green) or disable (red) track.
DYNAMIC AUDIO NORMALIZER (D.A.N) created by: LoRd_MuldeR
The Dynamic Audio Normalizer is like a Dynamic Range Compressor AND Normalizer WITH intelligence ALL IN ONE.
I was fed up messing around with different ‘compand|pan’ filter options or manually altering channel levels (rebox.NET) so I was rather excited when I stumbled across this little tool. It was exactly what I wanted and I use it exclusively. Basically it performs D.R.C and normalizes the audio in an intelligent way to give you what many people ask for: A ‘Night Mode’. An audio track that is far more consistent in terms of volume across the range resulting in you not having to keep changing the volume throughout. I use this filter on all the movies I do for my daughter, no more constant volume changing.
INPUT|OUTPUT folders are independent and remembered between jobs and sessions.
BITMAP subtitles will not be taken into MP4 files, even if selected.
Only one AUDIO|SUBTITLE track can be selected (currently).
Your input file must contain a H264 VIDEO stream and at least one AUDIO stream.
BOX4 is x64 ONLY, it will not work on 32-BIT computers.
BOX4 has only been tested on WINDOWS 10 (developed) and WINDOWS 7.
BOX4 is a .NET application and requires .NET Framework v4.5.2 or greater.
OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 (64-bit)
SIZE : 39.5 MB
BOX4 0.0.1.1 Beta x64 + Portable