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michiel | 2 years ago | 21 comments | 9 likes | 3,143 views

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By default, BluffTitler uses the MP4 encoder that is built into Windows. If you are not happy with this encoder because it refuses to work on Windows 7, refuses to encode 4K, or stops at 4%, you can instruct BluffTitler to use an external encoder.

In the current version, BluffTitler supports 1 external encoder: FFmpeg.

Here's how to install it:

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Step 1: Visit

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Step 2: Click to its Windows Builds page:

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Step 3: Select the latest release build, Windows 64-bit and Static

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Step 4: Click on the Download build button

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Step 5: Unzip the ZIP file

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Step 6: Delete the ZIP file

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Step 7: Move the unzipped folder to the C:\Program Files\ folder

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Step 8: Start BluffTitler, choose SETTINGS > Options... and select the Drivers tab

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Step 9: Select C:\Program Files\ffmpeg-4.1.3-win64-static\bin\ffmpeg.exe as the External encoder

michiel, 2 years ago

And the export with FFmpeg.exe works.

komies, 2 years ago

Exports in 4K work perfectly with a great rendering.
Great Thank you Michiel.

Alex-Raymond T., 2 years ago

Been longing for this since the debut of Win 10 that caused my Win 7 to be left
in the drainage ditch of computing. Wife has Win 10 on her new machine and I
am not looking forward to the move. She hates it and is always asking me to
figure out how to do something on it. That being the case I am forced to learn
something I can do without. Yes I have installed some things that make her
Win 10 retro Win 7 but life still isn't the same. LOL

I will make good use of the MP4, thank you Michiel.....

SMSgtRod, 2 years ago

Win64-4K ffmpeg-MP4 encoder rendering谢谢Michiel

liuyongcai, 2 years ago

I'm currently trying to encode on my Windows 10 machine (Razer with plenty of memory) a 1920x1080 show but it's stuck. It hit 4% encoding and just stopped.

Can I just stop it and try rendering again?

If so, what's the problem?

Teacherman, 2 years ago

Teacherman, the whole reason to use an external encoder is to fix that stuck-at-4% issue.

Are you sure you have installed FFmpeg and have instructed BluffTitler to use it? Please take a close look at the steps on this page.

I sure hope FFmpeg doesn't suffer from the same issue as the Windows encoder. If you know a better encoder, let us know and we'll add support for it.

michiel, 2 years ago

Hey Michiel,
first of all a healthy happy and powerful 2020 for you and your team. As ever each new version of BT is an amazing and so much joy bringing
piece of brilliant software - so we never regret it to be an ultimate user. Thank you so much. Have a god 2020 and we can,t wait what to expect for 2020 and the next versions of BT.
With best wishes and enjoy the coming weekend.

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2ids, a year ago

The site is down

rafyperez, 7 months ago

Rafyperez, the latest Windows builds can be found here:

michiel, 7 months ago

I downloaded FFMpeg and installed in on my Win10 PC.
When I go into Step 9, above this post, my screen looks differently than yours and I don't have a dropdown that stipulates LAV Audio/Video Decoder.
Any thoughts on what I might be doing incorrectly?

penglish, 7 months ago

Penglish, it's important to differentiate between decoders:

...and encoders:

LAV is a decoder. If you want to use this codec, install the K-Lite Codec Pack. A link to the download location can be found in the above links.

michiel, 7 months ago

It worked but the second website is down it no longer hosts files

markpain, 6 months ago

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