Shutter Encoder is an open source software that allows you to edit , convert and encode videos, audio files and images. This multifunction program is under the GNU GPL license, the source code of which is freely available at this address . It is available on Windows and macOS.
To work, Shutter Encoder uses well-known open-source programs such as 7-Zip, bmxtranswrap, dcraw, dvdauthor, VLC, ffmpeg or even youtube-dl. Thus, all the functionalities of these programs are present from a single interface.
Shutter Encoder is really easy to use. Its main interface is clean and very compact. Just use the “Browse” button to select the files you want to convert or edit. Shutter Encoder supports audio, image and video files. The file(s) you have chosen will be displayed in the pane just below the “Browse” and “Empty” buttons.
By right-clicking on the files you have added, you can quickly create a ZIP archive , rename files in batches , display information , send to an FTP server or even view them .
You also have the option to choose an editing or conversion method from the ” Choose a function ” drop-down menu .
Functions for your video and audio files
By selecting the ” Cut without compression ” function, you can, for example, trim/cut a video by selecting the start and end point. Note that the video player can be used not only to play the video but also to capture an image in a video.
You can also replace the audio of one movie with another using the ” Replace Audio ” function, add subtitles to the video or even convert the video to any format : MP4, WV, AIF, M4A, AVI, MP4, MOV, MKV, MTS, MXF, MPG, JPG, PNG, TIF.
Shutter Encoder can also convert your audio files to the following formats: WAV, AIFF, FLAC, MP3, AAC, AC3, OPUS and OGG. It also offers options to mix or split audio tracks (mono or stereo).
For editing, you can use the following codecs: DNxHD, DNxHR, Apple ProRes, QT Animation, Uncompressed YUV. Supported output codecs include H.264, H.265, VP9, DV PAL, XDCAM HD422, AVC-Intra 100, AV1, OGV, MJPEG XAVC, MPEG, WMV, HAP, Xvid and FFV1 codec for archiving.
Functions for your image files
As I told you above, Shutter Encoder also supports image files. For example, you can crop, rotate, retouch, change the size and quality or even convert images .
Download videos from the web (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
Shutter Encoder also offers a function that allows you to download any video from the web . Whether on YouTube or elsewhere, you enter the URL of the video and it takes care of the rest. You can choose to convert the video to MP3 or WAV, and even choose the output quality. It’s beautiful !
As you will have understood, Shutter Encoder is a real Swiss army knife. There’s no shortage of features… Editing, converting and encoding videos, audio and images has never seemed so easy.