I’m very happy to inform that the latest rav1e source code fixed the issue where the encoding would get stuck. Because of this, I was able to successfully test my Graphical User Interface for rav1e and the encodes were successful.
This new release adds Drag-and-Drop support, which means you can now drag and drop a video file into the GUI or software executable and it will be used as the input automatically. No need to browse for the input video file again! That is, of course, if you use the new drag and drop feature.
Today, I’m sharing yet another AV1-encoded video using rav1e. As usual, it was encoded with parameters -q 175 -s 0. This video started encoding at 7:29:10 PM yesterday and concluded at 5:01:07 AM today. Enjoy and let me know what do you think of the quality:
I’ve also updated rav1e GUI to include this rav1e build. Download at the rav1e GUI page.
rav1e encoding test – using rav1e 0.1.0 commit 3caefbd
Yesterday, I started encoding one video I recorded in 2011. The encode started at 12:39:28 PM yesterday and finished at 9:50:41 AM today. Encode settings where -q 175 -s0 and the audio is encoded using opus at a bitrate of 64kb. The resulting size of this video is just 12.9MB! See it below:
Today, I’ve released rav1e GUI v1.4. This new release adds several new options and improvements.
First, the GUI has been updated to provide a logging text area, where you can see the rav1e encoding progress:
You can also see there is a new CPU Threads option, a check box to enable PSNR output in the log and a new Advanced Encoder Options button that will bring the following new window:
The latest rav1e code added a few new parameters that you can control in that window. These are advanced options, and it’s best to leave it untouched. After all, your input file is first pre-processed with ffmpeg which will split your video into several y4m files that rav1e accepts as they are. However, since rav1e supports these new parameters, I went ahead and added them.
In the future, I’ll add a new feature to skip the preprocessing if an input .y4m file is already provided. For now, however, these are big additions to the GUI software, especially the addition of the log.
Complete v1.4 changelog
Added a log to show progress per rav1e encoding instance
Added CPU Threads setting
Added PSNR setting to show PSNR metrics in the log
Added Advanced Encoder Options setting window
Added Tune Setting in the Advanced Encoder Options window
Added Color Primaries settings in the Advanced Encoder Options window.