ffmpegX
ffmpegX 0.0.9y-L r2
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Versatile video encoder & decoder; supports many formats.   Shareware ($15.00)
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ffmpegX is a Mac OS X graphic user interface designed to easily operate more than 20 powerful Unix open-source video and audio processing tools including ffmpeg the "hyper fast video and audio encoder", mpeg2enc the open-source mpeg-2 encoder and multiplexer, and mencoder the mpeg-4 encoder with subtitles support.

Please note: the ffmpegX project is not associated with the ffmpeg project, and support emails about ffmpegX should not be sent to the ffmpeg project!
  • As simple as 1.2.3 : Drop a file, choose a destination format, and click "Encode".
What's New
Version 0.0.9y-"Lion" (r2) :
  • Consolidate compatibility with OS X 10.7 Lion
  • Bugfix in DVD authoring with soft subtitles
  • Bugfix in bitrate calculator with ffmpeg engine
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.7 or later



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GeoProf commented on 30 Sep 2012
Anyone know if this works on Mountain Lion?
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GeoProf commented on 30 Sep 2012
Is v. 0.0.9z still in the works (as the developer said in his reply to Yazarim below)? That would be GREAT because although I bought and regularly use iFFmpeg — probably the best overall video app available (especially at only $12) — it’s best at transcoding rather than the many utility video manipulations (e.g. demuxing, cropping, muxing, joining, etc.) that ffmpegX was good at. If it were updated, I’d use it at least once a week.
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Aargl commented on 03 Jul 2012
Well, I thought until a few days ago this was my only choice, with iFFmpeg, to convert .ts files, but I have errors reading those files now and searched for alternatives.
Try "Free MTS M2TS Converter" and you'll be amazed as I was! (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/42968/free-mts-m2ts-converter)
Cropping and the likes are easy as can be, no crash, works for many formats if not all, what can one want more?

P.S.: for those who don't know yet .ts can be either MPEG2 or H264 and the latter is not managed by MpegStreamclip or this.
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MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 04 Jul 2012
Aargl, you have this review on both this listing and iFFmpeg, could you clarify for me if you were experiencing the same thing with both pieces of software?
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Aargl replied on 04 Jul 2012
Yes indeed. :-) Unfortunately. I must say I was rather a (sporadic) user of ffmegX rather than iFFmpeg and it worked for me in the past, but at that time I wasn't aware of the different blends of .ts so it's very likely that the ones I succeeded converting then were mpeg2 while the ones I need to convert now are all H264, I suppose this is the issue.
I was so happy that I have discovered a freeware that does the job so easily and fast that I wanted to share this news with the other users of MacUpdate, that's why I have only commented and not reviewed! I'm not related in anyway to the makers of M2TS converter.
Is it a problem to share my experience with the other members or should I only give 5 stars to the products I love and be silent regarding anything else? ;-)
Keep on rocking, Ryan! MacUpdate forever! :-D
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Aargl replied on 04 Jul 2012
To show you I'm a good boy ;-) there's also Media Converter which is great for my purpose, and 64 bits but has very few settings. (I found both M2TS converter and Media Converter thanks to MacUpdate! :-)
To be even more precise: with the same files, ffmepgX doesn't even load them while iFFmpeg does but crashes when I launch the conversion.
Once again M2TS Converter and Media Converter both do the job without an itch.
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MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 04 Jul 2012
You most definitely can recommend other software :) In this case I just wanted to clarify. Thanks for all the support of MU, we appreciate it!
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Aargl replied on 04 Jul 2012
I was just kidding, of course. ;-)
Long live MU! :-)
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69number69 reviewed on 16 Aug 2011
It's nice to see ffmpegX is back again.I'm registered user a lot of years,but the last 2 years very rare i used.I forgot it!
But now with the new updates i started again.
It works like a charm in Lion!
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Macinman commented on 03 Aug 2011
I have to say I'm surprised to see this application updated. I thought it had become dead software as it hadn't been updated in so long. I used to use it quite a bit before switching to iffmpeg. I'll trly the new version to see how it works these days :)
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Major commented on 03 Aug 2011
I'm posting today a bugfix version restoring DVD soft subtitles encoding and consolidating several components compatibility with OSX "Lion". Thanks to Yazarim and anyone who sent me reports.
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PorkPieHat commented on 02 Aug 2011
OMG, it must be 1997 again. From the “new” version’s (o.0.9y-L) ReadMe: "Make sure that your startup disk has no spaces or special characters in its name.”

Indeed, that could really throw my DOS for a loop.
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Major replied on 02 Aug 2011
Well, it is just some third party command line tools not liking it, as this is just a GUI.
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Major replied on 02 Aug 2011
I should add the requirement is not strict. My startup disk is named "Macintosh HD" and I can use the app for 99% of the use cases.
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Yazarim reviewed on 01 Aug 2011
I download the thing, I do not understand anything about how to use it (the online manual is fixed on Toast 6, and I have 11!). In any case I pay the 15 $ registration fee. PayPal says OK. Did I receive a key, a code, a number, you name it? No. Probably the developer is spending his well deserved summer holidays…
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Major replied on 01 Aug 2011
@Yazarim: Thank you for your support. I'm not in holidays, and I did not receive a registration under the name "Yazarim". Most probably it is under another name and it has been processed immediately but it landed in your spamfolder or there has been some other email-related issue. Please in any case contact me directly at major4@mac.com about this kind of issues if you want to have them solved within a few minutes. I found your comment here by chance.
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Yazarim replied on 02 Aug 2011
@major. Not "immediately" but after several hours of waiting on my part… And I do not have any spam folder. And, since we are here, a little "polishing" to your manuals so that even dumb people like me can understand what to do? Upgrading from Toast 6 to,Toast 11, for istance?
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Major replied on 02 Aug 2011
@Yazarim, I should have been writing to allow up to a few hours for processing registrations as I answer manually. You're right for the need of updates in the manual, I will do it for 0.0.9z – about Toast, it is used just for burning so of course you can use the latest version, or you can also burn with Disk Utility. If you have support questions, please email to major4@mac.com and I will be glad to help.
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Yazarim replied on 03 Aug 2011
My apologies to the developer. We had a very quick exchange of emails and my problems were solved (not only MY problems, I think…). Very sono there should be a new version… Very well working
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Joshmunkey commented on 31 Jul 2011
ffmpegX used to be my go-to for video encoding... and it still has that potential, if Major has some big things up his sleeve that he's been keeping hush-hush for years. But frankly, applications like Handbrake have suited me fine for quite some time in ffmpegX's absence. It'll take some convincing to draw me back, but I'll keep apprised of where ffmpegX goes in the coming weeks/months.

If Major wants to really wow me, he'll tackle an area relatively neglected by most encoding apps: robust handling of stylized subtitles ((advanced) substation alpha) with regards to burn-in on encoding. It's an anime fan niche to be sure, but frankly with how jam-packed the encoder app scene is these days maybe appeasing a subculture would be a smart way to stand out.
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GeoProf commented on 30 Jul 2011
“Oh my God...is that.......Lazarus? It is, it IS Lazarus!”

“I thought he was dead.”

“He was dead, for at least 2 or 3 years, but someone brought him back to life.”

“That’s not natural, man. Just look at him; He can barely walk, he’s nothing but skin and bones, and he looks like he’s in a lot of pain.”

“Oooh...he stinks, too! I can smell him all the way from here!”

“Yeah, whoever brought him back didn’t do him any favor. All his friends have either died, moved out of town, or just moved on to bigger and better things. And they hang out with a whole different crowd now, too. Even his wife got remarried, and to a much younger dude! Who’s gonna hang out with that shriveled up, sad looking boney cripple who smells like ass in August?”

“Not me, man. In fact, I have a date tonight with Lazarus’ hot, nubile cousin iFFmpeg!”

“Yeah, I’d like to git me some of that!”

“When I’m done with her, you can — she even costs $5 less than Lazarus does despite his sorry state, and she’s got more chops in her young ass than Lazarus ever did, even in his prime.”

“Jeez, that ain’t right. When something’s dead, it should stay dead.”

“Word."
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Yazarim replied on 01 Aug 2011
But unfortunately iFFmpeg does not do anything with subtitles. Or am I wrong?
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Formica replied on 03 Aug 2011
Yazarim, I’m not sure what you mean. iFFmpeg does support subtitles. Settings for it are on the first page of the “Advanced” settings (page titled “General”). Right now, it may not be the most complete app for movie en/transcoding with subtitles, but it supports them fine for my purposes. AFIK, its developer has already surpassed all other attempts to create a GUI for the entire ffmpeg specification, but he’s not done yet — I’ve never seen a dev build out a system so systematically or rapidly. He adds new capabilities every couple of weeks that would take other devs months to get right. And he’s the most responsive dev in history — just look at the comments on his MacUpdate page of the literally dozens of people whose requests for features he added within a week or two (I asked for 3 separate features, and each was added to a newly released version within 4 days!). I’d bet serious money that he’d add anything you want within a month, as long as it’s part of the ffmpeg spec. But it’s an unbelievably ambitious and comprehensive roadmap, so the chances of your request not being part of the spec are pretty low. Check for yourself: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/35846/iffmpeg .
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Yazarim replied on 05 Aug 2011
@Formica. I read on their FAQ page: "- iFFmpeg cannot handle burning subtitles. Why?
iFFmpeg is a front-end for FFmpeg which means it is depending on the possibilities of FFmpeg itself. With the current FFmpeg versions it is not possible to burn subtitles. However, If this becomes available, iFFmpeg will support this."
Did I understand wrong?
http://www.iffmpeg.com/styled/howto.html
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Vanhooteghem had trouble on 26 Dec 2008
When encoding a .mov into another format, ffmpeg makes an html file en refers to my Firefox working under Windows (parallels)
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squida had trouble on 07 May 2008
I am also having problems with the "progress.app". I have tried to crtl-click to download. I have removed the ".intel.txt" from the end of the file and yet I still am having problems. Any help would be appreciated.
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squida replied on 07 May 2008
I found the answer elsewhere...

to locate progress.app simply click the ffmpegX icon in the applications window. This solved all the problems and the software is working BEAUTIFULLY.

Thanks
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slvtnplt had trouble on 06 Apr 2008
When I try to encode, it asks me for "Progress.app". I read some of the earlier comments that said it's in the "ffmpegx bundle" but I can't seem to be able to view the package info or anything?

When I try to preview, it gives me this error message:
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libdvdread: Couldn't find device name.
Using AltiVec optimized IMDCT transform
Checking for AltiVec resampler :
0x00000002, 2
Using AltiVec optimized resampler
The selected video_out device is incompatible with this codec.
Also, try adding the scale filter, e.g. -vf
spp,scale instead of -vf spp.

MPlayer interrupted by signal 11 in
module: decode_video
- MPlayer crashed by bad usage of CPU/
FPU/RAM.
Recomple MPlayer with --enable-debug
and make a 'gdb' backtrace and
disassembly. Details in DOCS/HTML/en/
bugreports_what.html#bugreports_crash.
-MPlayer crashed. This should happen.
It can be a bug in the MPlayer code _or_ in your drivers _or_ in your
gcc version. If you think it's MPlayer's
fault, please read DOCS/HTML/en/bugreports.html and
follow the instructions there. We can't and
won't help unless you provide this
information when reporting a possible
bug.
Quartz error: CDSequenceEnd (-50)
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Yeah, sorry, REALLY long. But any help would be appreciated! ffmpegx used to work fantastically for me, so I have no idea what's up with all this.
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Dom21 had trouble on 27 Jan 2008
The URL supplied by the app to download the mpeg2enc component doesn't work for me: http://mjpeg.sourceforge.net/MacOS/mpeg2enc.intel
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Dom21 replied on 27 Jan 2008
And what is this "progress.app" it keeps asking for?
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neonblue2 commented on 27 Jan 2008
It downloads in Safari just fine. What browser are you using?

And Progress.app is the application that reports back the progress of the actions you've specified. It should be in the ffmpegX.app bundle.
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Dom21 replied on 28 Jan 2008
I'm using Safari Version 3.0.4 (523.12.2).
I had no trouble with the other two downloads, maybe because they end in ".zip"? I've never seen a file end with 'intel' before. Thanks for answering about progress.app, but if it's bundled in why does it ask where it is?
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neonblue2 replied on 29 Jan 2008
That is really odd. Can you still download it though?

And just check inside ffmpegX for the progress app. Right click, Show Package Contents, and it should be inside the Resources folder.
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phaedracook replied on 06 Feb 2008
I am having the same problem with this version asking for progress.app. I've done a search for this file and it is not bundled. I may look for an older version of ffmpeg. Maybe this one has a problem?
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Dom21 replied on 08 Feb 2008
Neonblue2, since my last post I figured out a way to dl the needed file, but by now I forget how lol.
Also the progress app was indeed inside but for some reason was not being recognized. With the successful download accomplished I'm happy to say all is well. Although... I wish ffmpeg or some other program would let a Mac Intel user reencode the old Indeo3,4,5 codecs.
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MacVoyager commented on 19 Feb 2008
- Problem 1: If you click the link above you get a page of characters.
Solution: Shorten the link one step,

then right/control-click on the link on the page to mpeg2enc.intel (NOT mpeg2enc, presuming you are on a Macintel) and choose to download to your desktop.

- Problem 2: What you get on your desktop is a file named 'mpeg2enc.intel.txt'. The name the installer requires is specifically 'mpeg2enc'.
So change it. Dump the '.Intel' and dump the '.txt'. (Stupid that they don't clearly tell you this, but remember these are Unix geeks who don't care about making things simple. Another reason to love Apple. They do care).
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MacVoyager commented on 19 Feb 2008
- Problem 1: If you click the link above you get a page of characters. Solution: Shorten the link one step,

Remove everything after /MacOS/

then right/control-click on the link on the page to mpeg2enc.intel (NOT mpeg2enc, presuming you are on a Macintel) and choose to download to your desktop.
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IanWeir replied on 04 Mar 2008
Or if you're using safari (not sure about other browsers), paste the URL into the downloads window.

You'll still have to remove the .txt from the end.
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Rog had trouble on 24 May 2006
I was not able to get the extra files to install either. It keeps asking for them on startup. Hitting cancel will let me do some things, but it would be nice to get it all working properly.
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Bill B had trouble on 25 Jan 2005
OK. I've tried to install ffmpegX before, without luck. Just tried it with version 0.0.9s, again with the cryptic "Installation error". I'm using the decompressed ffmpegXbinaries1115 & I tried alternately mpeg2enc & mpeg2enc.asc. I've contacted the developer before, no luck.

What's the trick?
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Anonymous commented on 25 Jan 2005
Dear Bill, please send me an email with your screenshots to major4@mac.com and I will help you solving your issue.
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Jo_mama had trouble on 21 Aug 2004
If there is something that really bothers people, is that the application is without mencoder, and mplayer.. So to do it again and again ,, i prefer to see a movie in my bed, that's the real thing
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Fabro rated on 29 Sep 2013

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Semplicita rated on 12 Sep 2011

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Mammut rated on 25 Aug 2011

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Guguilviz rated on 29 Jun 2011

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ffmpegX is a Mac OS X graphic user interface designed to easily operate more than 20 powerful Unix open-source video and audio processing tools including ffmpeg the "hyper fast video and audio encoder", mpeg2enc the open-source mpeg-2 encoder and multiplexer, and mencoder the mpeg-4 encoder with subtitles support.

Please note: the ffmpegX project is not associated with the ffmpeg project, and support emails about ffmpegX should not be sent to the ffmpeg project!
  • As simple as 1.2.3 : Drop a file, choose a destination format, and click "Encode".
  • Reads the following input formats: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DIVX, XviD, non-encrypted VOB and VIDEO_TS, Quicktime .MOV, .DV, .WAV, Real Audio, Real Video, H.263, MP4 H.264, PGM, YUV, PPM, AC3, PCM8/16 bits, mulaw/Alaw, WMA-1/2, SUN AU format, MP2, MP3, AAC, 3GP, FPS1, ALAC, and even more formats
  • Converts the above formats to DivX, AVI XviD, H.264 MP4, MOV, DV, 3GP, Sony PSP, MP2, MP3, AAC, AC3, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, VCD, CVD, SVCD, KVCD, KSVCD, DVD, KDVD and MPEG-TS with complete control over encoding options.
  • Super-fast. Many conversions are faster than realtime. DIVX encoding on a G5 dual is twice as faster as realtime.
  • Queue encodings in the ffmpegX Progress window.
  • Includes a full-featured universal video player (mplayer) supporting VOB and text subtitles, with choice of fonts, font sizes and international text encodings including Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Greek and more.
  • Supports subtitles in VobSub, SubRip, MicroDVD, SubViewer, Sami, VPlayer, RT, SSA, AQTitle, JACOsub and MPsubt formats
  • Allows creation of DVD selectable subtitles
  • Includes a subtitle converter with OCR from VOB image format to SRT text format.
  • Includes a bitrate calculator to control best image quality and target filesize.
  • Includes an automatic crop tool.
  • Includes a series of video tools like split, join, fix, mux, demux.
  • Compresses a non-encrypted DVD to 4GB without reencoding it.
  • Reauthors SVCD as DVD.
  • Creates DVD image files from VIDEO_TS folders.
  • Converts SRT subtitles to DVD Studio Pro 1.5 format.
  • Creates AVI or MPG files with two audio tracks.
  • Authors as VCD or K/XVCD (.bin/.cue files for burning with Toast by dropping the .bin into VCD window).
  • Authors as SVCD, CVD or K/XSVCD (two .img files to be burned in Toast under Multitrack XA window).
  • Authors as DVD (/DVD/ folder for burning in Toast DVD mode, and .img file for burning in Disk Image app or Toast disk image mode).


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