Better than Bink Video (Bink alternative)

Bink is a proprietary video file format (extension .bik) developed by RAD Game Tools, and primarily used for full-motion video sequences in video games.

Bandisoft Video Library (BVL) has many more features than BINK and supports almost all of Bink' functions. It is one of the best Bink alternative software.

See the table to compare Bandisoft Video Library with BINK.

  Bandisoft Video Library (BVL) Bink Video! - RAD Game Tools
Supported OS Win32, Win64 Win32, PSP, PS2, PS3, Wii,
NDS, Xbox, Xbox 360,...
$5,900 $8,500
codec Video: MPEG1 Video, VP8
Audio: MPEG1 Audio Layer2
proprietary audio/video codec.
inferior to MPEG1
CPU Usage
(P4 , assume BINK to be 100)
50% (The lower the better) 100%
File Size
(Same quality by PSNR)
40~60% (The lower the better) 100%

1. Benchmark: Video Quality

    Good video codec has many benefits.
    - If the file size is the same, the quality of the video is similar to the original one.
    - If the quality of the video is the same, it needs a lower bitrate.

    See the below process to compare BINK video with the Bandisoft Video Library MPEG1 codec.

    Testing method

      1. Prepare a HD WMV video file.
      2. Choose Robotica 1080p as the test image (21 sec, 20MB)
      3. Bink Video(.bik) encoded by Rad Video Tools without sound.
      4. Bandisoft Video encoded by Bandisoft Video Converter without sound. The resulting file is as close as possible to the size of the BINK video file using a variable bitrate.
      5. Compare frame by frame with the PSNR analyzing tool.

    Test Files

    Image PSNR Comparison

      See the below graphs. Every frame is decoded and compared with the PSNR compare tool.
      If the PSNR value is higher, the video quality is better.

      Low Quality Image Comparison

      • Robotica_1080_bink_1700k.bik: average 35.8db
      • Robotica_1080_mpeg1_1700k.avi: average 37.6db
      • Robotica_1080_vp80_1700k.avi: average 40.4db

      Mid Quality Image Comparison

      • Robotica_1080_bink_2500k.bik: average 37.9db
      • Robotica_1080_mpeg1_2500k.avi: average 40.5db
      • Robotica_1080_vp80_2500k.avi: average 43.1db

      High Quality Image Comparison

      • Robotica_1080_bink_4100k.bik: average 40.4db
      • Robotica_1080_mpeg1_4100k.avi: average 43.4db
      • Robotica_1080_vp80_4100k.avi: average 45.0db


      It shows the MPEG1 and VP8 video codecs compress video about 40%~60% more efficiently than BINK.

    2. Benchmark: CPU Usage

      CPU usage is the most important consideration in gaming. Even though recent CPUs have improved dramatically, game developers still want to have more CPU power.

      As a subsidiary role in games, a video library must not consume too much CPU power.

      Bandisoft Video Library is the best solution which uses the least CPU power.




      50~60% CPU Usage.

      Bandisoft Video Library

      30%~40% CPU Usage.


      Because of the difference in platform architectures, Bandisoft Video Library uses about 20%~30% less CPU resources than BINK.