Transcode File (Video)
The Transcode dialog lets you transcode (convert) a file to a different format.
This feature is not available in Free version of KooRaRoo Media. See http://www.kooraroo.com/compare_features.php for a comparison chart.
•Title: Shows the title of the currently selected file.
•Device: Lets you choose a device that you wish to convert the file for.
•Original file format: Displays the format of the original file.
•Original file video: Lets you choose the video stream you wish to convert, if there is one or more in the file. If you untick this box, the destination file will not have a video stream.
•Original file audio: Lets you choose the audio stream you wish to convert, if there is one or more in the file. If you untick this box, the destination file will not have an audio stream.
•Original file subtitle: Lets you choose the subtitle stream you wish to convert, if there is one or more in the file. If you untick this box, the destination file will not have an embedded subtitle stream. In the current version, subtitles can only be copied, but not converted to a different format.
•Original file external subtitle: Lets you choose an external subtitle that you want to burn on top of the video or embed as an additional stream in the resulting file. If none are available, then this will be disabled.
•Transcoded file format: Lets you choose the destination file format.
•Transcoded file video: Lets you choose the destination format video codec, if there is more than one available.
•Transcoded file audio: Lets you choose the destination format audio codec, if there is more than one available.
•Transcoded file subtitle: Let you choose whether to copy the embedded subtitles or drop them from the destination file.
•Full transcoding (no remuxing): By default KooRaRoo Media will attempt to remux (copy) a stream if it finds it to be compatible. In some cases devices cannot play remuxed streams due to device's firmware limitations and in this case you can tick this box and the file will be fully transcoded, making it more compatible.
•Audio sync: If you find audio out of sync with video after conversion, try ticking this box and re-transcoding.
•Force aspect ratio: When ticked, you can select to force the aspect ratio of the destination file to be 16:9 or 4:3. This will require a full re-transcode of the original file, so no remuxing is possible when this is ticked.
•Upscale to 1920x1080: When ticked the destination file will be 1920x1080 in size, upscaled and padded automatically. This only applies when the file needs to be fully transcoded. If the file can be remuxed, this setting has no effect.
•Force frame rate: Enable this to specify a particular frame rate for the resulting file such as 25, 29.97, 30, 50, etc... This setting is encoding codec-specific.
After you click OK, the file will be added to the transcoding queue. If the queue is empty, it will start transcoding straight away. You can check the transcoding queue using the Status pane.
Tip: Eventhough specifying a forced aspect ratio will require full transcoding most of the time, KooRaRoo Media will attempt to match the selected aspect ratio to the original file's aspect ratio and if they match, then remuxing is possible. This only works for 16:9, 4:3 and 5:3 aspect ratios.
Tip: Original file subtitle and external subtitle checkboxes are mutually exclusive. If one is ticked, the other will be disabled, even if subtitles exist. You can only select one at a time.