iSquint
iSquint 1.5.2
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iSquint is an iPod video conversion app for Mac OS X. It's many times faster than QuickTime Pro, works with almost all popular video formats, and it's infinitely free-er. It's also really easy. Just drag in your file, and click Start. You can also choose "TV" or "iPod" size, set your quality, or even go all-out by playing in the Advanced drawer.

On a 1GHz G4, iSquint can convert most video files to iPod-screen-sized videos in realtime. Intel Macs are up to twice as fast, and can convert videos upwards of 5x realtime! Depending on a few factors, a 20 minute video will take up
What's New
Version 1.5.2:
  • Certain types of files converted to plain MPEG-4 no longer show up without video in QuickTime Player 7.4 and higher.
  • iSquint now includes a program droplet called "Debreaker" to repair damaged "no video" .mp4 files created by earlier versions of iSquint.
  • Tiny files that finish ridiculously quickly are no longer assumed to be errors.
  • Turkish Localization by Ugur Sofra.
Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later



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iSquint User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Themonkeysam reviewed on 19 Sep 2011
Great software -- definitely worth a look!
[Version 1.5.2]


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Poikkeus reviewed on 24 Dec 2010
True, it's been discontinued, but iSquint was an easily used tool for media conversion - ideal, say, for converting downloaded TV shows to the iPod Touch. The developer moved onto other projects, but the baton was passed several other software makers, most notably Video Monkey - a fast and versatile application with an even wider array of potential uses. iSquint is no longer with us, but Video Monkey is, and available for free.
[Version 1.5.2]


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Nhvzr reviewed on 04 Sep 2010
Discontinued though it is, iSquint remains a fantastic, simple, reliable and effective piece of software: with the possible exception of Handbrake (which offers more control), the best free media encoder I have encountered, period. Even now, years after discontinued development, the advanced settings make it easy to convert files for an iPhone or iPod touch. Definitely one to file under the "it just works" category.

It can take a while to complete a file conversion - but likely it will take that long with any converter. It will occasionally crash during a conversion, which can be frustrating when they take a while to complete - but video is always a pain and will cause even the most professional program to crash every once in a while.

In short, I would love it if the developer came back to the project. But if not: thanks anyway! You've done a wonderful job, and made my (and I'm sure many others) life much easier.
[Version 1.5.2]


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Vince730 commented on 22 Aug 2010
A gem in the rough of the converting world. This product falls under the category of "just works". I have never had a problem converting any file to MP4. The quality could be better, but it is decent for this app. It's a shame this app has been discontinued. Hopefully someone can pick up where the developer left off and continue this great app.
[Version 1.5.2]


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Gcwkeith commented on 14 Apr 2010
I am really impressed. Thanks! In fact, MacUpdate is superb. Totally.
[Version 1.5.2]


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Islandmacman commented on 08 Apr 2010
This app still comes in handy for troublesome mp4 files that fail to convert properly for the iPod/iPhone.
[Version 1.5.2]


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Alexrom1000 reviewed on 26 Feb 2010
Easy and simple little program; it's a shame it's been discontinued.
[Version 1.5.2]


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Cdrates reviewed on 18 Oct 2009
works just as it says it does. Converts files for my ipod
[Version 1.5.2]


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Xboxsumo commented on 27 Sep 2009
Converts all the files i need to to put on my ipod.
[Version 1.5.2]


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rmendes commented on 10 Sep 2009
Hope your personal reasons that took you away from this project are going fine, but please considering in returning.
iSquint is the best app I've seen to get it's job done.
[Version 1.5.2]


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Jon55 had trouble on 09 Jan 2008
I got an error saying "Unsupported codec (id=0) for input stream #0.0" when I tried converting a .wmv

I've never had any problems before. :(
[Version 1.5.1]


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umijin had trouble on 15 Dec 2007
Hmmmm... The new version gives me an applescript error message upon bootup.

Weird.

I've used the past version of this app to convert vids with no problems for my iPod touch.
[Version 1.5.1]

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Tyler Loch (developer) replied on 15 Dec 2007
...what's the error?
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umijin commented on 16 Dec 2007
The error was:

AppleScript Error

"defaults write com.techspansion.isquint seenvh 1" doesn't understand the message. (-1708)

However, I began having problems with other things on my system (e.g., dmg files not showing up on 'devices' menu when opened, and inability to wake from sleep). So, I did an Archive and Reinstall of Leopard.

Now, iSquint starts up with no problem, though I haven't run it through its paces.

Thanks for your attention.
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regikono replied on 05 Mar 2008
Cool! it does the job, and has good settings.
And,,, totally free....

thanks!
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regikono commented on 05 Mar 2008
Only one thing: trying to convert avi files less then +/-10 seconds, the program gives a error message. But, acceptable by my side. C'mon, this is free...
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gasdaddy had trouble on 22 Feb 2007
Actually regarding visualHub: seems fantastic; I just tried the demo by converting wmv to mov. Audio converted perfectly, but video seems like 2x rate. Is that just a feature of demo version?

I also appreciate the clever humor throughout your site & software.

Thanks.
[Version 1.5]


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nstpc311 had trouble on 06 Feb 2007
I have tried to use this program and it doesn't work its says that there is an error in the finder
[Version 1.5]


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joeyhegele had trouble on 19 Oct 2006
Hey, I just downloaded iSquint 1.5. I think I was previously using 1.4 something or other. I loved the program except that it could not convert videos from Myspace because they were Flashplayer 8. Supposedly 1.5 is able to convert Flashplayer 8. While it has no trouble with the video the sound is awful. It is incredibly out of sync with the video and the sound is echo-y and windy. Does anyone have similar problems? Will this issue be fixed any time soon? I love iSquint, I just wish it converted Myspace videos. Thanks for any help anyone can give me.
[Version 1.5]

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Michael Kontaxis replied on 16 Nov 2006
I'm having the exact same problem! I don't know what it is, but it's really frustrating! Anyone know what to do!!!!
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Rog replied on 26 Nov 2006
Is this sound problem only there with converted flash video? Or does it apply to all conversions?
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Michael Kontaxis replied on 27 Nov 2006
It only applies to converted Myspace flvs.
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sjj_public had trouble on 16 Oct 2006
Video converted with iSquint 1.5 and VisualHub (latest version) is noticeably darker than the original video. Is there any solution for this?
[Version 1.5]

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dchammer replied on 16 Oct 2006
I posted a comment on this a few months ago. Still no answers found yet. It may be a more complex problem than we expect, but if i recall correctly, using the QT Pro conversion, this problem doesn't occur (but also takes eons longer)
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Bruceg had trouble on 28 May 2006
When I select "Add to iTunes" after encoding, nothing happens. I'm using iSquint v1.4.2 and am running Tiger 10.4.6. I know that this use to work in earlier versions of iSquint. I'm not sure what version of Tiger I was using at the time. Any suggestions?
[Version 1.4.2]


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dchammer had trouble on 15 May 2006
Just curious.... anyone know what would cause this app to increase the contrast in an encoded video?
Every video I run through this program undeniably gets higher contrast.
Don't get me wrong, I used this app since the day it came out, and don't plan to stop soon either, but I never noticed it before... anyone have any ideas?
[Version 1.4.2]


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Dan33185 had trouble on 19 Apr 2006
I am getting this message when finishing encoding videos:


sh: -c: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token `('
sh: -c: line 1: `/bin/cat /shows/Toni Braxton - Toni Braxton [1993][CD+2Vids+Covers]/Toni Braxton - Breathe Again (1993).mpg | head -2 | gzip | uuencode -m - >> /tmp/isquint_time' (2)




LOVE the program otherwise.Have been using it for about 4 months now and havn't found any other program that even compares.Keep it up!
[Version 1.4a]

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Tyler Loch (developer) replied on 20 Apr 2006
This was fixed with version 1.4a. Redownload to get the newest version.
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Dan33185 replied on 20 Apr 2006
yeah,thats the version I am using...I just went back to 1.3.2 for now.
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Tyler Loch (developer) replied on 20 Apr 2006
No, seriously, re-download iSquint and the new one will work.

I recreated the entire file path and filename setup you had without problems using a copy of iSquint I downloaded right before I replied to your first message.

...even still, that error came up for you at the end of the process. The file created should still be valid.
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JoseLu had trouble on 18 Apr 2006
Last but not least, most of the videos I encoded are not iPod compatible this time!!!
[Version 1.4]



Sym rated on 16 Oct 2011

[Version 1.5.2]



Mario Faubert rated on 13 Aug 2011

[Version 1.5.2]



jaked rated on 17 Jan 2011

[Version 1.5.2]


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Date:06 Mar 2008
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iSquint is an iPod video conversion app for Mac OS X. It's many times faster than QuickTime Pro, works with almost all popular video formats, and it's infinitely free-er. It's also really easy. Just drag in your file, and click Start. You can also choose "TV" or "iPod" size, set your quality, or even go all-out by playing in the Advanced drawer.

On a 1GHz G4, iSquint can convert most video files to iPod-screen-sized videos in realtime. Intel Macs are up to twice as fast, and can convert videos upwards of 5x realtime! Depending on a few factors, a 20 minute video will take up anywhere from 50-150MB of disk space.

Features:
  • Fast MPEG-4 and H.264 conversion from almost every popular video format, from 3GP to XviD.
  • QuickTime Pro and DivX codec not required.
  • DivX and XviD AVIs, all forms of MPEG video, and many other formats QuickTime chokes on are supported.
  • Batch Processing of multiple files. Save in-place, or to a different folder.
  • Automatic aspect ratio detection. Anamorphic MPEG-2 and HDV detected too.
  • Quality slider. Leave it as is to trust me, mess with it if you know better, or completely ignore it and play with the...
  • Advanced settings drawer. Change every aspect of the conversion process.
  • Multithreaded for multi-processor computers.
  • Just a few of the supported formats: .mov .mp4 .avi .dv .mpg .vob .3gp .asf .wmv .flv .m4v


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