PEnGUIn Encoder MP4
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PEnGUIn Encoder MP4 is a GUI Application for mencoder is designed to encode most video formats to MP4. Users may find that the GUI looks like the same to PEnGUIn Encoder PMP except muxer mode for ipod, iphone, Apple TV and PSP.

In the tutorials folder, there are also some mp4 videos helping users easier to know how PEnGUIn Encoder works.
What's New
Version 0.98b6:
  • Fixed MP4Box Muxing.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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Suasponte commented on 27 Oct 2009
Fantastic App.

Is there anyway to force to use more than 8 threads ?
[Version 0.98b2]

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Not Yet (developer) replied on 30 Oct 2009
Hi, In general, you can specify the cpu conut as auto in preferences of PEnGUIn Encoder. However, manual specify the digit is also okay in preferences too.
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Trance commented on 19 Sep 2009
nuts ....just installed this version and trashed my old version and now this one does not work at all .....nothing gets outputted with either format, just stops immediately. now i have to go find an old version to download somewhere
[Version 0.98b2]

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Trance replied on 19 Sep 2009
my mistake, actually it does work, but the first couple of files i tried gave me this error:

Opening video decoder: [dmo] DMO video codecs
WARNING: Attempting to use DLL codecs but environment variable
DYLD_BIND_AT_LAUNCH not set. This will likely crash.

it had never not converted anything before, previously it converted everything i threw at it
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Trance replied on 19 Sep 2009
and converting to mp4 it converts and then the result vanishes.
converting to 'custom' converts but leaves the result unmuxed.
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Not Yet (developer) replied on 19 Sep 2009
HI~Trance
The old one still can be downloaded here.
http://www.exomanic.com/files/PEnGUIn_Encoder_MP4_098b1.zip
Can you tell me which format of video you encoded, and your Mac OS version, intel or PPC CPU, Thanks a lot!!
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Trance replied on 20 Sep 2009
intel 10.5.7, the files that don't convert are wmv, i attached details of one of them as an example, but they are not all the same

http://img203.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=21409_Screenshot_122_131lo.jpg
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Not Yet (developer) replied on 21 Sep 2009
HI~Did you setup additional extra codes? (Click Help Menu in PEnGUIn Encoder). Btw, not every wmv and rmvb formats can be supported, especially partial of latest ones.
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Trance replied on 24 Sep 2009
yes, i installed all the codecs. The wmv files that could not be converted i was able to convert with mpegstreamclip with perian installed.
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Not Yet (developer) commented on 10 Aug 2009
HI, could you tell me your mac is PPC or Intel CPU inside? Thanks a lot!!
[Version 0.97b8]

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Blackcurrent commented on 12 Aug 2009
Hi, my mac is with Intel CPU.
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Not Yet (developer) replied on 13 Aug 2009
HI!! Blackcurrent! Would you please try the following installer package which is libiconv(7.0) for intel CPU? Thanks a lot!!
http://www.exomanic.com/files/libicon_7_intel.zip
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Blackcurrent commented on 16 Aug 2009
It's even worse now after installing that libconv_7.intel pkg!!!

dyld: Symbol not found: _clock$UNIX2003
Referenced from: /Applications/PEnGUIn Encoder MP4.app/Contents/Resources/mencoder
Expected in: /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib
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Not Yet (developer) replied on 17 Aug 2009
I think I need to find an Intel Inside Mac which is able to setup with Tiger. It may take a few days. >_
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Not Yet (developer) replied on 22 Aug 2009
HI, just made an experiment edition to solve libiconv error, please take a look(Remember to update library in "PEnGUIn's Help MENU" first) :)
http://www.exomanic.com/files/PEnGUIn Encoder MP4(Experiment).zip
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Anonymous reviewed on 29 Jul 2009
The only app to translate RM and RMVB files in Mac OSX.

Interface is a bit unusual (eg. no mention of mp4). One has to choose "optimize" and then the option "PSP".

I got good results with all my RMVB files. Indeed, the colors and contrast got BETTER in the encoded mp4 than in the initial .RMVB file.

However, the speed of the .mp4 was excessive (about 15%). Some fine tuning may be necessary using the rather cryptic options of the optimize menu.

The app also works on incomplete films but it sticks to the original length of the film => one has to wait until the missing part is also encoded. Alternatively, one can interrupt the encoding at the right moment. In this latter case, I found that only Mplayer OSX extended could read the file ( = no further editing possible).
[Version 0.97b8]


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Chris Fam commented on 22 Jul 2009
The latest version work great! Developer actually took my suggestion! 5 stars!
[Version 0.97b8]


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trance commented on 10 Jan 2009
This Divx function with this new version works great thanks ....the audio is in sync now (and the export is much faster and brighter than mp4)
[Version 0.97b8]


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trance reviewed on 02 Jan 2009
works great for converting .rm files (except for the older ones), just have to use the optimize instead of the divx finction or the sound will be out of sync.

only problem is the converted files are darker than the original, a fix would be appreciated :)

Thanks
[Version 0.97b7]


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Chris Fam commented on 05 Dec 2008
The only Mac app that can convert RM and RMVB format. Too bad it can't convert to AVI with DivX which I can watch on consumer DVD player with DivX certified. I did notice before the MP4 is created, Penguin actually convert the video to AVI (DivX 4) but later it merge with the audio resulting MP4.

Hope the developer can make it on next release. Also increase the conversion speed and reduced CPU usage. Like VisualHub does. Many thanks! :D
[Version 0.97b6]

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Not Yet (developer) replied on 07 Dec 2008
Thanks a lot!! I will consider to add Divx converter in the following release.
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maconnect commented on 02 Dec 2008
I quickly needed to convert an IV50 video, and I didn't want to learn how to use mencoder. Worked perfectly

(I'd give it 4 stars, but I couldn't figure out how the rating-thing works here)
[Version 0.97b5 (Shrink)]

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Dom21 replied on 02 Dec 2008
Are you saying this encoder can convert the old Indeo 3,4,5 codecs into something Intel Macs can handle??
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maconnect replied on 14 Dec 2008
Yes Sir, exactly
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John Lau commented on 11 May 2008
Love this software, easily convert RMVB and FLV to mp4 format for iTunes!
[Version 0.97b5]


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Blackcurrent had trouble on 02 Aug 2009
I have just downloaded and installed it...but when I tried to convert a rvmb file, it kept giving me the following:

dyld: Library not loaded: /opt/local/lib/libiconv.2.dylib
Referenced from: /Applications/PEnGUIn Encoder MP4.app/Contents/Resources/mencoder
Reason: Incompatible library version: mencoder requires version 7.0.0 or later, but libiconv.2.dylib provides version 5.0.0

I am on a Tiger, 10.4.11. Searched on the web for a bit...lots of mentioning about MacPorts...which I do not have.

Any ideas what I have done wrong?
[Version 0.97b8]


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portacis had trouble on 19 Feb 2009
I tried this but I must be doing something wrong. Everytime I want to encode a vid I get the error
Cannot find file /Users/MyUsername/Movies/Moviename_vid.264
Error importing /Users/MyUsername/moviename_vid.264: Requested URL is not valid or cannot be found

The Movie I want to encode can be a Moviename.rmvb or Moviename.mov or Moviename.avi. I tried different settings and put the movies in different folders, it's always the same. I guess I'm just making a stupid mistake, but which one?
(Extra codes are installed and the binaries are updated. I'm using it with OS X 10.4.11)
[Version 0.97b8]

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Not Yet (developer) replied on 21 Feb 2009
Please remove the old one "moviename_vid.264". And tries to encode again. Maybe use the Preview Mode "command + P" first.
Btw, for now, penguin encoder mp4 can't encode all the rmvb files. Maybe try a different rmvb file to see if it works or not.
Thanks a lot!!
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cici2009 had trouble on 18 Jan 2009
Does PEnGUIn Encoder MP4 also support to convert VOB into MP4? Why my VOB file was converted into AVI when the conversion was completed, instead of MP4. And this software also did not allow me to choose "Itune" as my export destination. I am confused!!
[Version 0.97b8]

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Not Yet (developer) replied on 19 Jan 2009
Hi, for MP4 & iTune, please use optimize mode. Thanks a lot!!
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wingk1314 had trouble on 29 May 2008
hmm.. I can't seem to concert RMVB files properly.
It finishes converting with no problems. But I only end up with 2 files. One .aac sound file and another h264 file. Isn't it meant to be one file?? and my finder says the h264 file is zero bytes in size whereas the log in the program says it's around 200mb?????
I don't get it... sigh. And I was hoping my headaches with rmvb files on os x was solved :(
[Version 0.97b5]

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Not Yet (developer) replied on 01 Jun 2008
Hi, Did you install the extra code from the mplayer? You will find the download link under the help menu of PEnGUIn Encoder. By the way, the rmvb isn't fully supported by the mencoder. Sometimes, partial rmvb files can't be encoded till now.
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wingk1314 commented on 01 Jun 2008
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yes, I have already installed it. Well, it's a pity that not all rmvb's work. I was really looking forward to it =(. Oh well, I'll keep an eye out on this app.
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NT1024 replied on 14 Mar 2009
I have the same problem too. Should I just download the extra code and reconvert the movie?
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Anonymous commented on 14 Mar 2009
Yes, please install extra codes for RMVB converting first^^
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NT1024 replied on 14 Mar 2009
I can convert the movie, no problem. But they are not recognized in ipod. It said the video can't be read in ipod when I Sync it.
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Anonymous commented on 20 Mar 2009
I think it would be compatible with the recent ipod or ipod touch. Did you select the optimize mode for ipod or iphone? Btw, it would be better use default size. As I know, for certain old model ipod, they might only support 320x240. And maybe also update the latest firmware is need.

Marco Aurelio Leone rated on 07 Mar 2011

[Version 0.98b3]


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PEnGUIn Encoder MP4 is a GUI Application for mencoder is designed to encode most video formats to MP4. Users may find that the GUI looks like the same to PEnGUIn Encoder PMP except muxer mode for ipod, iphone, Apple TV and PSP.

In the tutorials folder, there are also some mp4 videos helping users easier to know how PEnGUIn Encoder works.


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