Tool-assisted game movies
When human skills are just not enough


Looking for someone to encode your latest TAS efforts? This page lists members of the community who are capable of encoding to the site's standards, and the platforms they are willing to encode for. Active Encoders tend to lurk around the IRC Channel, if you wish to find one.

TODO: add more people to the list!



  • Possible platforms: NES, SNES, Genesis/MD, GB, GBC, GBA
  • Connection: Cable 1Gbps down / 50Mbps up
  • Distribution: Mediafire (non-published), YouTube (published)
  • Computer Specs
    • CPU: Intel Core i5 8400 2.8GHz (up to 3.8GHz)
    • RAM: 8GB DDR4
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 1070 FTW Edition 8GB
    • OS: Windows 10 Home
    • Free Space: About 1.4TB


  • Published emulators: BizHawk, DeSmuMe, Dolphin, DOOM, FBA-RR, FCEU, FCEUX, Gens-rr, Hourglass, JPC-RR, lsnes, MAME-RR, Mupen64, OpenMSX, PCSX, PSXjin, snes9x, VBA.
  • Connection: Cable 1MB/1MB
  • Preferred distribution: YouTube.com
  • Computer specifications:
    • AMD Athlon 7750 Dual-Core (2,71 GHz)
    • 3GB RAM
    • NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
    • Windows 7 x64
    • Free HDD space: ~200 GB.


  • Published emulators: FCEU(X), Gens, VBA-RR, BizHawk, Dolphin, JPC-RR, DeSmuME, PSXjin, Snes9X, FBA-RR, MAME-RR, openMSX, libTAS (technically not an emulator), Hourglass (technically not an emulator, needs to be done in a VM) (NB: no longer doing Gens and VBA-RR due to them being inaccurate, and only doing Snes9X if done on 1.52-rr (or if a 1.51-rr run miraculously syncs on 1.52-rr))
  • Possible emulators: maybe PrBoom (technically a source port, not an emulator)
  • Connection:
    • Old one: 12 Mbps down, a mere 640 kbps up
    • New one: 100 Mbps down, 50 Mbps up.
  • Preferred distribution: Mediafire (non-published encodes), Archive.org (published encodes), YouTube (streaming encode)
  • Specs of the oldest laptop (before it broke due to a failing HDD):
    • Intel Core 2 Duo T6400M @ 2 GHz
    • 4 GB DDR3 RAM
    • nVidia Geforce G 105M
    • Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit)
  • Old laptop specs (retired):
    • Intel Core i5 460M @ 2.53 GHz
    • 4 GB DDR3 RAM
    • nVidia Geforce GT 540M
    • Windows 7 Home Premium x64
  • New laptop specs:
    • Intel Core i7-6700HQ @ 2.6 GHz
    • 16 GB DDR4 RAM
    • nVidia Geforce GTX 1060
    • Windows 10 Home x64
    • Free HDD space: roughly 400 GB


  • Encoded Emulators: BizHawk, DeSmuME, Famtasia, FBA-RR, FCEU(X), Gens, Hourglass, lsnes, PCSX, PSXjin, Snes9x, VBA, VBjin, ZSNES
  • Connection: We don't do that here.
  • Desktop Specs:
    • Intel Core i7-9700k @ 3.7GHz
    • 16GB DDR4-3200 RAM (2x8GB)
    • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER
  • Laptop Specs:
    • Intel Core i7-7700HQ @ 2.8 GHz (Max 3.8 GHz)
    • 16GB DDR4-2400 RAM (2x8GB)
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3gb
      • Note: The birth of 8k encodes. Spikestuff later regretted this milestone.
  • Secondary Laptop Specs (Dubbed "Oldie"):
    • Intel Core i5-3210M @ 2.5 GHz (Max 3.0 GHz)
    • 8GB DDR3-1600 RAM (2x4GB)
      • Note: Compared to everything else on this list, this runs Windows 8.1. Everything else runs Windows 10.
  • Tertiary Laptop Specs (Dubbed "PoS"):
    • Intel Core i5-4210U @ 1.7 GHz (Max 2.4 GHz)
    • 4GB DDR3-1600 RAM
    • NVIDIA GeForce 840M
      • Fact: Known to just lock up if you just look at it funny (it has motherboard issues).


  • Can encode: Gens, Bizhawk, FCEUX, VBA, DeSmuME, JPC-RR, Mednafen, lsnes, Mupen64, Dolphin
  • Connection: Cable 350KB down/100KB up
  • Desktop specifications:
    • Intel core i7-8086k
    • 16GB RAM
    • NVIDIA GeForce GT 640
    • Windows 10 x64
    • SSD 512GB (PM951 NVMe Samsung)
    • HDD 2TB
  • Laptop specifications:
    • Intel core i7-6500U dual core(up to 3,10 GHz)
    • 8GB RAM
    • NVIDIA GeForce 940M
    • Windows 10 x64
    • Free HDD space: ~60GB.


  • Can encode for: Bizhawk, Dolphin*, DOOM, Famtasia, FCEUX, Final Burn Alpha, Gens, JPC-RR, lsnes, Mupen64, Snes9x & VisualBoyAdvance - and potentially others.
  • Connection: NBN FTTN 100mbps down, 40mbps up
  • Primary PC specifications:
    • Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00ghz
    • 32GB RAM
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB
    • Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
    • Free HDD space: Between 200gb and 20TB (varies excessively depending on temporary lossless files)
  • Secondary PC specifications:
    • Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.40ghz
    • 8GB RAM
    • AMD R9-285 2GB
    • Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
    • Free HDD space: 1.5tb.


  • Connection: Theoretically 1.5mbits down, 384kbits up
  • TODO: Complete


Critical five

  • Possible platforms: NES, SNES, Genesis/Mega Drive, GBx/GBA, N64
  • Connection: Wireless Internet (820 kb/s download average, 90 kb/s upload average)
  • Preferred distribution: Mediafire (non-published encodes), archive.org, Dailymotion
  • Laptop specs:
    • AMD II P320 (2,1 Ghz)
    • 4GB DDR3 RAM
    • ATI Radeon HD 545v
    • Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit


  • Published platforms: NES, Genesis/Mega Drive, GBx/GBA, DS, SMS, GG, Virtual Boy, SNES
  • Possible platforms: DOS, PCE/PCECD
  • Connection: (But to sum it up, 100 kilobytes a second down, 30 kilobytes a second up)
  • Preferred distribution: Mediafire (if someone with a non-Speed Run access Archive.org account has made a collection) / Archive.org (for encodes that will almost certainly be published) / YouTube/Dailymotion (Any encode, usually in High Definition)
  • Computer Laptop specs:
    • Intel Core 2 Duo T5450 (1.67GHz)
    • 4GB RAM
    • nVidia 8600M GS
    • Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    • 6 gigabytes of available dumping space (This makes it impossible to encode some movies)


  • Emulators: JPC-RR, openMSX, dega, mednafen-rr, FCEUX, lsnes.
  • Connection: DSL (~800kB/s down, ~80kB/s up)
  • Encoding computer specifications:
    • Intel i7 quad (Ivy Bridge) 3.4GHz
    • 8GB RAM
    • Debian Squeeze (Linux, 64 bit)
  • TODO: Complete


  • Published platforms: SNES, GBC
  • Possible platforms: NES, GB, Genesis, GBA, SMS/GG, VB, PCE/whatever, DS
  • Connection: Cable (very bad, 4kb/s avg. up, 80 kb/s avg. down)
  • Preferred distribution: Archive.org, Mediafire.com
  • Encoding computer specifications:
    • AMD Turion X2 (2.3 GHz)
    • 4 GB DDR2 RAM
    • ATI Radeon 3200
    • Windows 7 Home Edition 64 bit

Mister Epic

  • Published platforms: Arcade, GBX, GBA, Genesis/MegaDrive, Sega CD/Mega CD, NES, SNES, PC Engine (CD)/TurboGrafx-16, MSX, DOS, DS, PSX
  • Possible platforms: Sega 32x, N64, Virtual Boy (in stereoscopic 3D as well), Saturn, Lynx, Neo Geo Pocket (Color), Wonderswan (Color)
  • Computer specifications
    • Intel Core i7 920, 2.66 Ghz Quad-Core, currently overclocked to 3.2 Ghz
    • 6GB DDR3 RAM
    • 2x ATI Radeon HD 5870, 1GB GDDR5 RAM
    • Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    • Screen resolution: 1920x1080
  • Laptop computer specifications
    • Dell Studio XPS 1640
    • Intel Core 2 Duo T9800, 2.93 Ghz Dual-Core
    • 5GB DDR3 RAM
    • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670, 512 MB DDR2 RAM
    • Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    • Screen resolution: 1920x1080
  • Connection: At home (where I am mostly), around 600 kb/s maximum download speed, around 80 kb/s maximum upload speed. At the other home, around 2 mb/s maximum download speed, around 260 kb/s maximum upload speed.
  • Preferred distribution: RadioKJ's RadioKJ.com, Flygon's Flurret.net, Archive.org, MediaFire, YouTube, Dailymotion


  • Published platforms: NES, SNES, GB, GBA, Genesis, N64
  • Connection:
  • Preferred distribution: YouTube, Archive.org
  • Computer specs:
    • Intel Core i7 3630QM @ 2.40GHz
    • 8 GB RAM
    • Nvidia Geforce GT 750M
    • Windows 8 64-bit


  • Published platforms: NES (FCEUX & BizWhack), SNES (SNES9x), Wii, GB/GBC/SGB, GBA, SMS (BizWhack only), Genesis/MD, PSX (PSXJin only), PCE (PCEjin & BizWhack), Arcade, PC (jpc only)
  • Probably Publishable Platforms: SNES (lsnes), NDS, Sega CD/32X, Gamecube
  • Possibly Publishable Platforms: N64, Windows (Hourglass)
  • No Way: PSX (pcsxrr), SMS (Dega)
  • Connection: Cable ~2mbps up
  • Computer:
    • Intel i5 2500k@4.0ghz
    • 4GiB Buttering Ram
    • NVideuh 560Ti
    • Windows 7 64


  • Published platforms: NES, SNES, DMG, N64, Genesis
  • Connection: Cable 25mbps down
  • Preferred distribution: Personal Website (engelsish.org), Archive.org
  • Encoding computer specifications:
    • AMD Athlon X2 6000+
    • 6 GB DDR2 6400
    • NVidia GTX 260
    • Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit


  • Published platforms: NES, SNES, N64, Genesis/Mega Drive, SMS, GG, PSX, GBx/GBA, DS, PCE/PCECD, Virtual Boy, DOS
  • Connection: cable (~60kb/s upload speed)
  • Preferred distribution: Mediafire (non-published encodes) / archive.org (published encodes); YouTube for the occasional HD encode
  • Computer specs:
    • Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 (2.66GHz)
    • 4GB DDR2 RAM
    • GeForce GTX 275
    • Gentoo Linux


  • Published platforms: NES, SNES, Genesis, GBx/GBA, DS, DOS
  • Possible platforms: SMS, DOS, Virtual Boy, PCE/PCECD, PS1, Wii, GC (My computer will run whatever, I just need to be taught the proper methods...)
  • Connection: Charter Cable Max Internet
  • Perferred distribution: Dropbox/Mediafire; Archive.org (published encodes); Youtube for HD encodes (or dailymotion)
  • Computer specs:
    • AMD 720 x3 CPU (2.8 ghz tri-core, overclocked to 3.2->3.6 depending on temp.)
    • 8 gigs 7-7-7-21 CR1 ddr3-1333 ram (old launch day am3 mobo, so can't use 1600)
    • Sapphire ATI Radeon 4850x2 video card (2x gpus in one card)
    • Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
  • Laptop specs:
    • Intel T8300 C2D CPU (2.4 ghz)
    • 8 gigs 5-5-5-15 CR2 ddr2-666 Ram
    • Nvidia Geforce 8600m GT SLI
    • Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit


  • Published platforms: NES, GBA, GBC, GB, SNES, Genesis, N64
  • Possible platoforms: GC, Wii, PSX
  • Preferred distribution: MediaFire, archive.org, YouTube
  • Connection:
  • Computer specs:
    • Pentium Dual-Core (2,93 Ghz)
    • ATI Radeon HD 4300/4500 series
    • 2GB RAM
    • Windows XP Professional 32 bit

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Encoders last edited by Spikestuff on 2020-02-01 09:34:27
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