OpenShiiva
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OpenShiiva is a fast and simple, single pass, video and audio, VOB to mp4 converter.
What's New
Version 0.8.9:
  • xvid core updated
  • small gui fixes
  • new icon
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.1 or later



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HelmarLibanioMoreiraCoutoJunior1197 reviewed on 03 Apr 2013
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El_Mariachi commented on 13 Sep 2006
I really like this app, gives clean output all the time (unlike ffmpegx)... but it's no longer being maintained. I'd really like to have batch processing, since most full-length DVD movies are spread out over 4-5 VOB files. Is there anything as good as this that supports batching?
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mrtotes commented on 14 Jan 2006
Not being a video guru I can't find the correct settingsrequired not to get excessive digital noise on my files. I've tried several combinations and don't care about file size. If anyone's got any tips... mrtotes@yahoo.com. cheers
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mrtotes replied on 05 Feb 2006
I found it. Drop the quantisier to it's lowest setting - seems so obvious now!

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Merry boy commented on 25 Dec 2005
Dosent work properly in ox 10.4 randomly crashes when you hit GO!.
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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Oct 2005
can anyone help when i convert my .vob file to a mp4 with openshiiva and open it with quicktime i get a great picture but no sound,,,, why? i was useing hanbrake but the picture comes out bad

any help would be great.

mocazander@yahoo.com

thanks

z!
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Anonymous reviewed on 23 Jul 2005
Just for the fun of it, i tested it out on a complete yet incomplete avi as the input file - something quicktime refused to open.

After it finished converting the avi to mp4, it worked perfectly in quicktime as if there was never a problem. Also the file size was reduced even more while retaining the same level of quality.
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Anonymous reviewed on 05 Oct 2004
small application, somewhat slow encodes, limited number of features.

Highest quality mp4 video output anywhere.

Compared to other encoders, xvid reigns supreme in quality. File sizes 30% smaller than same quality elsewhere. The denoise, scaling, auto-deinterlacing, and the YUV pipeline make for spectacular video encodes.

The ability to crop and scale the viewing frame is the best implementation available. Encodes best with a quantizer setting, letting the encoder adjust bitrate to maintain quality. Doesn't effectively leverage multiple CPU's, so I sometimes run 2 copies simultaneously. Doesn't remember preferences. Doesn't preview encode of video or audio.

Could use more audio preview, video encode preview, audio leveling controls, brightness/contrast prefilters, chronological cropping, and time marked bitrate changes. But these can also be done elsewhere. This quality of video encode I have not been able to replicate elsewhere.
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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Sep 2004
I don't get any sound either after the conversion...great video, no audio.
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Anonymous commented on 17 Sep 2004
You may be keeping the ac3 sound from your mpeg. Try opening the file in VLC or MPlayer
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Anonymous commented on 18 Nov 2004
This program helped me to convert some VOB files from a Region 4 DVD. I literally tried every other program, and while they would convert the VOBs to .avi format, I really needed something more like what this program does. I've had no problems with the conversions.

As for those with the audio problems, the developer's web page says that it currently handles onl ac3 audio. I don't really know what that means, but that may be part of the problem you're experiencing. On the other hand, when I first tried this program, I didn't get audio, either. The key is to select the "audio" tab on the main interface and choose "encode audio." That will then give you a dialog box with several options for determining your desired audio quality. It appears that the audio is otherwise set to "off" by default. Hope that helps.
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Anonymous commented on 05 Apr 2005
Try "MPEG Streamclips". I think, it's a great solution to all the problems with openshiiva.
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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Sep 2004
How come I get NO sound with the video after conversion? please help.
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Anonymous commented on 06 Sep 2004
help is, as always, from the developer.

go to the developer's webpage.

send an email to the developer.

simple.
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Anonymous commented on 05 Apr 2005
Try "MPEG Streamclip". I am very satisified with this program.
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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Dec 2003
Great encoder tool but seems to have some glitch with decoding subtitles.
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dianita80 had trouble on 07 Mar 2006
I had the same problem with the program quitting on me when I selected GO! from the processing screen. Has anyone gotten this program to work who's running OSX 10.4 or does anyone know of another program like this?
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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 07 Mar 2006
This app can deal with .vob and .mp4 formats and many more, but I don't know if it is exactly what you need. It's free, anyway.
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dianita80 replied on 07 Mar 2006
The isquint program is perfect and was so easy to use but apparently now I need to convert the mpeg-4 into one of the following formats: mov, .wmv, .mpg, .mpeg, or .qt
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Kaine had trouble on 11 Jul 2004
Version 0.8.7 seems to mysteriously quit on itself midway through converting larger files. It doesn't crash - it just mysteriously disapears leaving an incomplete and therefore useless file. The problem began occuring after I updated from OS 10.2.8 to 10.3.4. Incidently, I cannot download version 0.8.8 since the download site claims to not be able to read the file. Anyone else?
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Date:05 Sep 2004
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