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What is mencoder.exe?

Mencoder.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if mencoder.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Mencoder.exe file information

The process known as Dispatcher for FFmpeg transcoding belongs to software MediaCoder or CloneDVD mobile or PS3 Media Server or Free DVD Ripper or MCEBuddy or Replay Converter by Tyrell or SlySoft (www.slysoft.com).

Description: Mencoder.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file mencoder.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 13,179,660 bytes (44% of all occurrences), 7,949,824 bytes and 8 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/mencoder.exe.html 
It is not a Windows core file. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If problems with FormatFactory or PS3 Media Server come up, you may want to do the following:
  1) uninstall it from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs"
  2) contact www.pcfreetime.com Customer Service [1][2].

Recommended: Identify mencoder.exe related errors

If mencoder.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 3,952,128 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 7,949,824 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as mencoder.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the mencoder.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

This process is used by the program Mediacoder to encode audio/video files. It is completely harmless and will only be used when accessed thru Mediacoder.
  Andy   (further information)
Bestandteil des Any Video Converters
i have aviconverter and that is what it uses
mencoder 1.AVI -ovc x264 -x264encopts qp=24 -oac lavc -lavcopts acodec=ac3:abitrate=192 -o 2.avi
It is the encoder for "Format Factory" converter program
  Druid Bard  
mencoder.exe runs when "formatfactory" is running.. Maybe it is used during video conversion.
My file is 9544704bytes and resides in folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\DVDVideoSoft\Dll - it seems to be part of the "Free Studio manager" video file conversion utility. Elsewhere it may be released under GNU licese, but that may not be correct as the file sizes I've found have been different.
  Harry   (further information)

  a passer-by   (further information)
codec belongs Format Factory audio video converter
Mencoder is automatically started when I run a movie on my playstation with PS3 Media Server
Clone DVD 5 uses it, and I get the crappy Microsoft error message that mencoder.exe has reported a problem.
It is the extension used during file conversion in the program "Any Video Converter"
also belongs to PS3 Media Server Software
  kai   (further information)
mencoder.exe belongs to various video format decoder/encoder. Mencoder gehört zu diversen Video-Wandlern. For example/z.B.: Format Factory
Shows up when i use "FLV to MP4 converter" ... seems to be harmless other than the VERY HIGH CPU usage during file conversion
it belong to anyvideo converter
For Any Video Converter
Mpeg encoder used by FormatFactory
  Michael G  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of mencoder.exe: based on 24 votes with 18 user comments.
10 users think mencoder.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 8 users think it's probably harmless. 6 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 4 users don't grade mencoder.exe ("not sure about it").

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