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Tegan is a small, simple and quite powerful, pure Cocoa application based on GPL HandBrakeCLI utility. It allows to convert video files in many various formats. Supported formats are MPEG, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, Matroska, VOB, etc.

What's New

Version 1.0.2:
  • Extension of destination file can be set up in Preferences
  • Added French localization
  • Added German localization


Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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Bob115 Member IconReview+10

Well. Just tried it on an mkv movie to Apple TV 2.
Worked perfectly for me.
And its free.

Would love to have the option to convert to mpg for DVD burning.

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Version 1.0.2
Jason_Milles_76 Member IconReview+74

Well, it doesn't work good. The quality is in some way very very bad and sometimes very good.
For me not workable. Sorry, even if it is free

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Version 1.0.2
Shock-Writer Member IconReview+7

Good simple app that does one thing!
Thank you Teagon.
Disregard detractors.
Drag and drop then all is done!

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Version 1.0.1
PorkPieHat Member IconReview+0

This app is a joke. You cannot turn off subtitles (it won't let you!), it's as slow as the retards who run the Tea Party, it produces dreck, and the developer's English is utterly unintelligible, yet s/he's not sharp enough to have it copy edited, resulting in claims both here and on their website that Tegan can transcode to MPEG and several other formats, though it ONLY transcodes to H.264 - BADLY!

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Version 1.0.1
Khon9011 Member IconReview+1

This app works like a dream. Drag your movie into the box and go and make a cup of tea. Nothing to it. It's faster than Handbrake and a lot less fiddly. It converted my avi and wmv movies to mpeg format without a murmur. And the price isn't bad either. Thanks, developer!

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Version 1.0.1

wait what?
This app certainly doesn't convert to MPEG format. It only does H.264 and the presets are for Apple devices only.

Antoniong Member IconComment+62

This is based on Handbrake. What is the advantage of using this as "middleware" instead of using HB itself?

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Version 1.0.1
frail47 Member IconReview+41

I like this. Simple and easy. I converted several .flv files without any issues. I agree that it would be nice if the developer could state in the description what formats are supported.

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Version 1.0
Strawbits.com (Developer)

Thank you for your review. I've updated the description with supported formats already.

Snoebay Member IconReview+9

Don't waste your time with this! Tried AVI,FLV,Widows media files,none of which work.Be nice if we know what is SUPPORTED!

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Version 1.0
Strawbits.com (Developer)

All mentioned file formats are supported. If you have problems with Tegan, contact me directly, please.


I found that Tegan converted some WMV files that Handbrake would not. Perhaps you should contact the Developer and nicely request assistance.

Also - Tegan is FAST! It uses all eight of my processing cores where Handbrake only uses one!

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Version 1.0.2
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Version 1.0.1
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Downloads 6,815
Version Downloads 4,058
License Free
Date 17 Jul 2011
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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