Easy to Integrate
Simple plugin approach to bring MainConcept encoders into your new or existing FFmpeg environment


Better performance than open source
MainConcept is proven to outperform open source codecs, with familiar FFmpeg libraries and toolsets


Advanced features
Gain access to Hybrid GPU acceleration, ready-to-use presets, and more

The performance boost you’ve been waiting for.

For more than 25 years MainConcept has been recognized as the premier line of professional video codecs. MainConcept FFmpeg Plugins make improving video quality and performance fast and easy without complicated product iterations. Video developers can benefit from advanced features that aren't available with open source encoders, such as Hybrid GPU acceleration, using the familiar FFmpeg interface.

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Hybrid HEVC Encoder Plugin

  • Proven 20% more efficient encoding than with x265
  • Ready-to-use presets for DASH-265 and Apple HLS-HEVC, in up to 8K resolution
  • Support for HEVC Main and Main 10, 4:2:0 and 4:2:2
  • Hybrid GPU-accelerated HEVC encoding modes on NVIDIA RTX boards for an optimized blend of quality (software) and performance (hardware)

Discover all the benefits of MainConcept HEVC/H.265

AVC Encoder Plugin

  • Proven up to 2x faster encoding than with x264
  • Hardware-accelerated AVC encoding powered by Intel Quick Sync Video
  • Ready-to-use presets for DASH-264 and Apple HLS-AVC
  • Optimized for low bitrate encoding with superior quality and speed

Discover all the benefits of MainConcept AVC/H.264.

AVC Broadcast Encoder Plugin

  • AVC/H.264 encoding support for up to 4:2:2 10-bit, up to level 6.2 (8K)
  • Pre-configured encoding profiles for professional Sony and Panasonic camcorders
  • 2-pass support for enhanced quality in file-based encoding
  • All the features and benefits of the MainConcept AVC Encoder Plugin!

Discover all the benefits of MainConcept AVC/H.264.

Non-commercial use only. For commercial use, please contact sales.

All MainConcept FFmpeg Plugins come with ready-to-use presets for easy OTT content creation, and ready-to-use
command lines for MPEG-DASH, Apple HLS, and other generic AVC & HEVC profiles, plus are supported on Windows and Linux operating systems.

You also get access to global MainConcept Customer Support; Professional Services are available for expert workflow optimization. Have questions or want to learn more? Visit the MainConcept Forum.

“We are very pleased with the MainConcept codec products and the high performance
they deliver for Autodesk solutions.”
Steve McNeill, Director, Film & TV Solutions, Autodesk 


MainConcept FFmpeg Plugins are free to try and easy to integrate.
It’s never been so easy to upgrade your workflow.