MP4tools
MP4tools 3.4.1
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Create and edit .MP4 video files.   Demo ($5.99)
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MP4tools is an offshoot of the current version of the popular conversion tools called MKVtools. It is a Mac OS X application used for the creation and editing of MP4 videos. It was primarily designed for processing videos files for use in hardware capable of playing MP4 or M4V videos, such as the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and PS3. As the name might imply, MP4tools is a graphical interface for a variety of "tools" useful for processing video files.

Features:
  • Convert from a variety of video file formats like MKV, MP4, OGM and AVI into MP4
What's New
Version 3.4.1:
  • Fixed a bug that could make the convert button be ignored after a group of files had been added to the job queue
  • Fixed a bug that disabled the "Play" button
  • Fixed a Watch Mode bug that would prevent some files from being added to the queue
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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MP4tools User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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+10

Rumplestiltskin reviewed on 05 Mar 2014
Great software. While re-written documentation or a simplified user interface might help if one tries to do some of the more complex tasks the app can do, transcoding or re-wrapping videos into iOS or OSX compatible formats works beautifully. Rarely I find a video crafted in some bizarre fashion that MP4Tools doesn't like but Handbrake usually can deal with it. It's good to have a number of tools handy but MP4Tools is my go-to app first.
[Version 3.4.1]


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+19

AlexMagik reviewed on 24 Oct 2013
Link to 3.3.7 not working. But else, it's a great application for converting files to mp4v.
[Version 3.3.7]


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Just-Annutha-Dewd reviewed on 10 Aug 2013
I've been using MP4Tools and MKVTools on and off for some time now. Although it can useful for some very quick batch remuxing of MKV to MP4 files, this software is just so riddled with bugs that I'm hard pressed to recommend it since there are much better alternatives.

My main beef is that it completely ignores chapter markers. If you want to remux (use passthrough options) a video and prefer to keep the chapter markers, you will lose them completely. The second problem is with the feature to extract a segment of an MP4 video. I tried extracting a single segment of about 7 minutes, and I instead got several thousand extractions lasting about 1 second each. That was a heck of a mess to clean up.

Since getting fed up with the faulty features in MP4Tools (and MKVTools, which has similar issues), I've moved on to other software. I've gotten particularly fond of iFFmpeg. It's a much more difficult piece of software to grasp due to the overwhelming number of options it has available, but once I worked out a preset to do simple audio/video passthroughs (remux), it's been a piece of cake and works flawlessly. Another great alternative is Subler. It's not good for batch remuxing, but excels in what it can do.
[Version 3.3.1]


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GeoProf commented on 06 Aug 2013
3.3.1's Preferences will not open in OS 10.6.8.
[Version 3.3.1]


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+38

Colossus9 reviewed on 12 Nov 2012
Great app. Don't expect a prompt response for a license code.
[Version 3.1.4]


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+374
Drdul commented on 28 Aug 2012
Successfully remuxed a MKV to MP4 that no other app could manage. Well done!
[Version 3.1.4]

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Marcossi replied on 09 Dec 2012
What are you talking about? Try IFFMpeg. It can all what this three apps can do, and much more.

If you don't need demuxing, I use and suggest adapter. It's free. Very competent and also very fast.
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PorkPieHat commented on 24 Dec 2011
I’ve been using this and its sibling (AVItools) since they were first released, and I used MKVtools (my favorite) before that for over a year, and I love ‘em all (though splitting MKVtools into 3 different apps seems a bit pointless and/or greedy to me). However, v. 3.1.2 has a serious problem that kills its usefulness: When I used it on 2 different mp4 files to remove a Japanese audio stream and a couple of subtitles from each movie and remux them into new mp4s that kept only the English audio stream, the audio disappeared. In case you’re wondering, 1) I know these apps inside and out, so it wasn’t operator error; 2) the problem occurred with 2 different movie files and on 2 different Macs, so it wasn’t a one-off bug; and 3) when I re-did both movies with MKVtools, they came out fine, further proving #1 and #2 above.

Once it’s fixed, MP4tools will again be a decent app. There are freeware apps (MKVtoolnix, remux, Subler, etc.) that together can nearly do everything MP4tools does. However, the convenience of having all those capabilities together in MKVtools was worth $20 to me. But now that this developer has split up all those capacities into 3 different apps, I’d rather just stick with all the other freeware.
[Version 3.1.2]


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+7

Bob115 reviewed on 17 Nov 2011
Brilliant. The passthrough saves so much time.

Burnt my subtitles without fault.
And only $4.99.
What more could you ask.

Would like to make an mpg file for my DVD
but hey, you can't have everything.
[Version 3.1.2]


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Jan-ツ rated on 03 Mar 2014

[Version 3.4.1]



redCasval rated on 24 Oct 2013

[Version 3.3.7]



AlbertTCB rated on 24 Oct 2013

[Version 3.3.7]



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Michael_Sebrecht rated on 30 Jan 2013

[Version 3.2.4]



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Pinbacker rated on 07 Apr 2012

[Version 3.1.4]


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License:Demo
Date:03 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $5.99
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MP4tools is an offshoot of the current version of the popular conversion tools called MKVtools. It is a Mac OS X application used for the creation and editing of MP4 videos. It was primarily designed for processing videos files for use in hardware capable of playing MP4 or M4V videos, such as the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and PS3. As the name might imply, MP4tools is a graphical interface for a variety of "tools" useful for processing video files.

Features:
  • Convert from a variety of video file formats like MKV, MP4, OGM and AVI into MP4 videos.
  • Can convert most videos without having to re-encode the video track and/or the audio track, so processing takes minutes instead of hours and no quality is lost.
  • Simplified, intuitive user interface that takes the guess work out of processing MP4 videos.
  • Ability to convert various surround sound audio to 5.1 AC3 or 5.1 AAC.
  • Intuitively select desired video, audio and/or subtitle tracks to process, with the ability to verify the selections using video preview.
  • Use presets for one step encoding for playback on common hardware such as the iPhone and Apple TV.
  • Burn (i.e., hard code) subtitle tracks into the video, or mux (soft subtitles) from internal tracks or from external subtitle files commonly found on the internet.
  • Control the font, size and positioning of the embedded subtitles.
  • Split MP4 videos into segments of a specified file size or by start/end time.
  • Adjust the Pixel Aspect Ratio of MP4 videos.
  • Join MP4 videos.
  • Extract the selected tracks from MP4 videos as individual video and/or audio files.
  • Add jobs to a queue either individually or in batches via drag and drop so you can process multiple files overnight (registered copies only).
  • Apply one setting to a group of files for easy batch creations (registered copies only).


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