I just want to convert a 320MB MPG4/AAC file from a camcorder with self created subtitles, to an MPEG4 or XVID AVI file, reducing the file to half the size (about 170MB). The program allows me to do all the proper selections (except some refuse to let me set the subtitles to position 92% -- which is mandatory, subtitles aren't subtitles when they appear centered at the 2/3 mark from the top). The preview looks perfect, but in all 4 video out selections, the progress box, in about 1-2 seconds, rings, and says it is complete, with a zero size file as output. I even tried audio passthrough to hopefully reduce conflicts -- no luck.
Everytime I've ever tried this program, this is the result. If for some reason, it can't go from one type to another, it should tell you, and offer suggestions, not output "completed".
What's up with this...
I do like the tools UI revamp, but the program seriously needs more of this kind of UI redo. And I don't know if it works in the tools, since I tried to mux another video MP4 and AAC, and it keeps failing... but both files are playable through QT, VLC, MPlayer, and practically everything else I have. In the end, I had to recode with QTpro, which took a couple of hours, instead of the hopeful quick job through ffmpegx.