This new version will encode files without producing huge .y4m temporary files. It also disables 2-pass encoding in quantizer mode, which is not supported by rav1e. You can use 2-pass encoding in bitrate mode.
This release changes some encoding flags that will soon be deprecated, removing some warnings that were being printed on the screen, and making it compatible with the latest releases of the SVT-AV1 encoder.
This new version moves the HME options to a new Advanced Options window and adds a new setting for specifying the GOP type:
By default, the GOP Type will be Closed which allows seeking in the video. SVT-AV1 uses the Open type by default and the resulting videos in the previous SVT-AV1 GUI versions would have problems seeking. This is now solved by this new option.
Additionally, this version have the following improvements:
The First pass encoding will be skipped if the software was interrupted while performing the second pass encode.
A bug in the second pass where the additional arguments were not passed correctly has been fixed.
You can download this new version on GitHub by clicking here. The new version comes bundled with the newest SVT-AV1 release, which I’ve built yesterday using the media-autobuild_suite.
This release adds an option to prevent the use of Pipes which should make encoding stable. The downside of this is that the software will need to create a temporary .y4m file which may be huge depending on the video to be converted.
This release adds a new “CPU Threads” option to limit the number of threads used for the encoding. This was added because sometimes when encoding multiple files, ffmpeg may get stuck due to having 100% of CPU utilization. Limiting the CPU threads will prevent this issue from happening.