A downloadable tool for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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This program can occasionally create sudden loud audio and flashing imagery.

Destroy videos in weird and interesting ways. Get randomized, authentic glitch effects with a single button press.

Tips and tricks

Use short videos

vdcrpt is optimized for short videos (0:05 - 1:30) that are 1080p or lower resolution. Think the type you might find on social media.

You can use longer videos, but will have to increase the settings (possibly by 2x or more) to get a good result. Going beyond 5:00 or 1440p starts to take quite long and is not recommended.

Experiment with presets

The best way to learn what vdcrpt’s settings do is to try different presets on the same video. Try presets, and try changing the settings to see what happens. Different sizes of video will react differently.

Combine with a video editor

vdcrpt can create interesting effects on its own, but lacks precision. You can incorporate a video editor into your workflow to gain more control.

Uncheck "Ask where to save every time," then repeatedly run a video through the tool to create a series of takes. You can then cut together the best parts of each take.

Share your feedback

To be upfront: vdcrpt is currently maintained on a “when there’s time and interest” basis. There is no public roadmap and no release schedule.

If you want to see a feature or bug fix, please leave a comment, Tweet @branchpanic, or open a GitHub issue.

Support the project

In addition to sharing feedback, you can donate through itch.io, follow @branchpanic on Twitter, and share your creations with #vdcrpt.

If you like vdcrpt, you might also like my other projects on branchpanic.me.

Need an old version? The entire release history is available on the GitHub Releases page.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars
(9 total ratings)
TagsExperimental, glitch, Open Source, video
Code licenseMIT License
Average sessionA few minutes


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

vdcrpt-22.09.01-win-x64.zip 48 MB
vdcrpt-22.09.01-osx-x64.zip 51 MB
vdcrpt-22.09.01-linux-x64.zip 52 MB

Development log


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LOVE THIS. wish i could do something like this with my camera for streaming

Same here!

what do each thing do (burst size or length, iterations)??? I have nooo idea


perfect program to squirm with!

Perfect for gmod arg's

Hello, I have a quick question. how can I make a specific part of the video corrupted and not all?


Right now the only way is using an external video editor: trim the part you want, render that as its own file and corrupt it, then add it back into the original project.

If you want to get fancy you can use blending modes like lighten/darken or a mask to create a better transition.

It's a bit of a process. I've thought about building this feature into the program, but it needs some significant UI work to be useful so I haven't planned it yet.


make something with gifsync then run it though here

the result is hilarious


i still agree with past me

perfect for like a custom pibby mod

it wont scroll down and in the thing??

The window is cut off? What OS?

As a possible workaround you can try maximizing the window if your screen resolution is large enough.

I'll record this as a potential issue, thanks for reporting.


I have the same problem, can't see the corrupt option.

I'm on windows, sorry for being late you might not see this

Also responded on GitHub, but for anyone seeing this thread later, this is fixed in 22.09.01

hey, love the project, but will the audio get fixed a bit? it keeps getting out of sync

Maybe- it'd probably require a bit more carefulness on the program's part to solve, which would be nice to have but isn't there quite yet.

The latest update handles audio slightly differently, so for some settings it stays in sync better, but it's still not perfect.

This is a very cool program, I've just been messing around with it and having a great time. I don't exactly understand what the options mean that well but that just makes the outcomes more interesting. One thing though is that I can't share the videos on discord for some reason. It will send a still image with the corrupted audio or it will send a 0 second video(this only happens if the video has no audio to begin with). Hopefully you can do something but if not oh well.

Thanks for your feedback! The latest version might have fixed this, give it a try if you're still interested.