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Hybrid 2024.04.06.1

Hybrid is a piece of software for Windows, Mac, and Linux computers that is a Qt-based frontend for multiple software tools that converts any action into x264/x265/Xvid/VP9/AV1… + ac3/ogg/mp3/aac/flac for an mp4/m2ts/mkv/webm/mov/avi container, BluRay, or AVCHD structure.

How to Download Hybrid

Hybrid can be downloaded from MadDownload.com or from Georg Pelz’s site – you will be able to choose a version for your system. To start, click on the Download button.

The Program Review

Even though Hybrid is a free tool, it is not appropriate for all users. As the website proudly proclaims, it is only for advanced users and is not attempting to be for other users whatsoever. If you do not understand the fundamentals of contains and video formats then Hybrid is not a good software option for you to use.

It has tag support for the following formats mkv/mp4/mov as well as chapter support for mkv/mp4/BluRay. It also supports subtitle deployment via mkv/mp4/BluRay contains. For audio and video, Hybrid breaks it out into separate audio, video, and combined streams depending on user preference or needs with an integrated bitrate calculator and vc-1 and avc raw inputs.

If you don’t want to set chapters yourself, you can have automatic chapters through creation&pass or you can set these using your own specific parameters. Along those lines, you can also encode single title/chapters on the contain. It also features robust job control as well as aac/mp3/ac3/ogg/flac/dts/pcm audio encoding with dcaenc/mencoder/ffmpeg/aften and different aac encoders with supported encoders including qaac, fdk, faac, fhg, and neroaacenc.

You can also enable filtering through mencoder or avisynth if that extension is enabled. Supported video inputs include the following file formats: MPEG-4 ASP (Xvid), MPEG-4 AVC (x264, qsvencc, nvencc, vceencc, ffmpeg nvenc), VP8/VP9 (vpxenc), ProRes (ffmpeg), MPEG-4 HEVC (x265, kvazaar, DivX265, nvencc, qsvencc, vceencc, ffmpeg nvenc), FFV1 (ffmpeg), UT video (ffmpeg), FFvHuff (ffmpeg), and AV-1 (aomenc, rav1e). It supports the following audio inputs: dts, ac3, ogg vorbis, mp3, aac, flac, pcm, opus, and pass-through. It also supports the following containers: mov/mp4/mkv/m2ts/webm/avi, and a Blu-ray or a AVCHD structure.

Ideal for users that are advanced in their use of containers and who enjoy automating a lot of tasks, Hybrid is an essential tool for people who work with audio and video. Built with the advanced user in mind, Hybrid sports a clean interface and a raft of options that would make even the most jaded programmer enthusiastic. Frequently updated and maintained by a robust community of fans and devs, Hybrid is a really powerful piece of software that comes for the excellent price of free.

We cannot recommend it for everyone and it doesn’t try to be for everyone. We can’t stress this aspect enough as it is very difficult for users who don’t know the fundamentals of audio and video processing tools. Even so, there’s always room to learn and the online resources for figuring out how to get the very best out of Hybrid abound. If you ever find yourself stuck, simply turn to the Internet for a quick answer.

Hybrid is a multiplatform tool for converting videos between various formats. Download it now and use it for free.
9 Total Score
Hybrid Review Summary

User Rating: 2.5 (4 votes)
Georg Pelz
Publisher Website
Operating System
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10
free for non-commercial use
File Size
334 MB

Kehl Lutz

Kehl Lutz

Kehl Lutz, also known as Kehl Bayern is our staff writer and has over a decade of experience in online media and publishing. In terms of video games, he is interested in strategy, simulation, FPS, RPG, fighting, and retro games. Kehl Bayern is also the author of the science fiction thriller Animus Proxy. He is based in Boston, Massachusetts, and spends much of his time traveling up and down the east coast of the United States. You can follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.