QTCoffee
QTCoffee 1.2.5
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Manipulate QuickTime media via command line.   Free
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QTCoffee allows you to manipulate QuickTime movies (and other QuickTime readable media such as MPEGs, AVIs, music and images, and others with appropriate plug-ins such as Ogg and WMV files) via the command line.

The QTCoffee tools allow you to modify movies by extracting tracks and chapters, creating chapters, scaling & rotating tracks (or the entire movie). You can also multiplex movies (e.g. take a video track from one movie and a sound track from another), join movies together, and split a movie into equal duration parts, at specified times, or by chapters. Files with only
What's New
Version 1.2.5:
  • Allow URL movies too
  • Fixed an issue with mp4 export not working with some H.264 tracks
  • chapcutmovie has the option not to use chapter names in the output filenames
  • Handle unnamed chapters at the beginning of the movie
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later







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+10

Bozo Clown reviewed on 08 Sep 2007
These are command line utilities for manipulating media files that work well. You need to be comfortable working in the Terminal and you need to read the first page of info displayed when you double-click the installer. If you want a GUI app look elsewhere but don't ding this one for not being that app.

Documentation can be viewed using the command:

open /usr/local/share/doc/QTCoffee/How To.rtf
[Version 1.2.4]


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+5
Ned Anderson commented on 25 Aug 2006
Do you think this will help with VODEI, BMP codec files. Incedentally has anyone played a VODEI file on a mac?
[Version 1.2.4]


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redage tipped on 03 Apr 2006
........when installing one should, read the whereabouts. it say´s at least 3 times, what gets installed where.

and for all the GUI addicts out there, this is a faceless
binary matter.......intended for the ...........arrrgh.......
TERMINAL.

..........and in the terminal, you MUST not only be able to read, you must also be able to write
[Version 1.2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Nov 2005
Didn't install. Installer just wrote something about errors during installs - try again. NO explanation about what went wrong. I don't like this: zero points.
[Version 1.2]

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Anonymous commented on 28 Nov 2005
As stated on their webpage:

"By default, QTCoffee installs into the privileged directory /usr/local. If you wish to install it somewhere else, you can download the manual install package."
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Anonymous commented on 29 Nov 2005
Please submit a full bug report, perhaps including a screen shot of the errors you received.
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Bmit commented on 19 Nov 2005
so. I downloaded and installed.
No indciation of where it put anything.
No file called QTCoffee shows up anywhere.
No manual. No read me. no nuttin.
Nothing in the Application folder with any recognizable name.

How are you supposed to:
(1) find this?
(2) figure out how it works?
[Version 1.2]

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Anonymous commented on 28 Nov 2005
As stated on their webpage:

"By default, QTCoffee installs into the privileged directory /usr/local. If you wish to install it somewhere else, you can download the manual install package."

At this point in time reading the readme/manual is necessary. QTCoffee does not have an aqua GUI.
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Anonymous commented on 28 Nov 2005
That is, look to their website for such reading materials.
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Anonymous commented on 29 Nov 2005
QTCoffee is a set of command-line tools. They are accessed by typing their name on the command-line. This is the way all command-line tools work. The documentation is installed as a set of man pages; there is also a Read Me and several other RTF documents whose locations are noted in the man pages.

The first sentence of the first panel of the installer tells you where they are installed. That panel also tells you how to get at the documentation.

We tried our best to help novices like you to find the application and its documentation by including this information in the installer, in the Read Me, and on our web site. We know of no better way of informing the user where a command-line tool goes. It's not like a GUI app where you just double click an icon. If you have a better idea, please email us.
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Anonymous reviewed on 21 Jun 2005
Got to love free!
[Version 1.1.1]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Free
Date:23 Jan 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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QTCoffee allows you to manipulate QuickTime movies (and other QuickTime readable media such as MPEGs, AVIs, music and images, and others with appropriate plug-ins such as Ogg and WMV files) via the command line.

The QTCoffee tools allow you to modify movies by extracting tracks and chapters, creating chapters, scaling & rotating tracks (or the entire movie). You can also multiplex movies (e.g. take a video track from one movie and a sound track from another), join movies together, and split a movie into equal duration parts, at specified times, or by chapters. Files with only MPEG-4 video and/or AAC audio can also be saved as MP4 movies without conversion.

Why would you want such a thing? Well, if you only happen to need these particular features, and don't want to pay $30 for Quicktime Pro, then this is for you! More importantly, these utilities can be used inside shell scripts and are therefore very useful for batch processing. We think of them more as complements to Quicktime Pro rather than replacements for it.

QTCoffee is donation-ware for personal and academic use: if the tools are useful to you you are encouraged to purchase a license or pay whatever amount of money you feel is appropriate. If you use it for commercial purposes (even if you don't make any money specifically off the project) you will need to purchase a license at $10 per seat.

If you encounter bugs, please tell us! Reporting them in the ratings section below does not help.


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