First, straight to the fun, download FastFlix here to try it out! FastFlix started out to be a small clip and GIF maker for myself, but quickly realized I could expand it for larger usage. And it just so happens that AV1 is an emerging codec that doesn’t have a lot of GUI options yet, it’s like it was meant to be!
Before going out and re-encoing everything with AV1, which will be the next standard codec as everyone is on board with it, there are a few catches, so make sure to read on.
FastFlix has been designed in a way to keep it legal to re-use any of it’s core code in your own projects without forcing them to be open source. The catch is the binary itself is GPL.
FastFlix was designed to have an easy to expand architecture for encoders. That way others can design their own encoder wrappers on top of what is already available to bring additional functionally.
There will be bugs. Both on the GUI side and on the codec side. Report anything weird you see and we’ll try to figure out it’s a GUI problem or needs to be passed along to the codec team.
I don’t make any money (nor take donations. $10K+ bribes, please email me 😉) and FastFlix is not something I will spend all my free time on. So I am always looking for help and feedback!