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ffmpegX0.0.9y-L r2

04 August 2011

Versatile video encoder & decoder; supports many formats.

Overview

ffmpegX is a 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 fast 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)

What's new in ffmpegX

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

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252 Reviews of ffmpegX

GeogProf
31 July 2011
Version: 0.0.9y-L

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“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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GeogProf
01 October 2012
Version: 0.0.9y-L r2
Anyone know if this works on Mountain Lion?
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GeogProf
01 October 2012
Version: 0.0.9y-L r2
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
03 July 2012
Version: 0.0.9y-L r2
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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4.5
69number69
16 August 2011
Version: 0.0.9y-L r2
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
04 August 2011
Version: 0.0.9y-L r2
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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major4-1
03 August 2011
Version: 0.0.9y-L
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
02 August 2011
Version: 0.0.9y-L
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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Yazarim
01 August 2011
Version: 0.0.9y-L
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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Joshmunkey
31 July 2011
Version: 0.0.9y-L
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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GeogProf
31 July 2011
Version: 0.0.9y-L
“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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Leoofborg
31 July 2011
Version: 0.0.9y-L
Major *is* still working on this. The main problem is if you did not do an 'upgrade' to Lion and if the MPlayerOSX binaries are missing (mine were not). Information at this link: http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/337435-ffmpegX-0-0-9y-L-for-Mac-OSX-10-7-Lion-released Looks like a 'z' version is coming soon...
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Corpsecorps
01 August 2009
Version: 0.0.9y
The old question: Is this project DEAD? What about 1.0? Work under way, or abandoned? Site has looked the same for a LONG time. Discussion continues on the forum, but Major hasn't posted in ages. :(
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Aikousha
12 January 2009
Version: 0.0.9y
Where is Progress.app? Good questiion, since it's in the package itself, yet, the dialogs do not let you navigate to inside a package... So everytime I try to use it, it just takes a couple of minutes to locate every app on every connected drive... gives the selection dialog, and any exit attempt (by selection or cancellation) ends up with the GUI's "Encode" button waiting to be pressed again. How can an app not locate a tool that's part of itself? Anybody have a simple fix for this?
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Vanhooteghem
26 December 2008
Version: 0.0.9y
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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Bambooken
24 December 2008
Version: 0.0.9y
Does ffmpegX stitch videos together?
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Chris-Fam
05 December 2008
Version: 0.0.9y
Too bad still cannot convert RM and RMVB video. Penguin --- a late comer already did that also using mencoder binaries.
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BobaFett555
07 June 2008
Version: 0.0.9y
Freezes completely when I try to open a file with it.
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Squida
07 May 2008
Version: 0.0.9y
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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Slvtnplt
06 April 2008
Version: 0.0.9y
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: --- 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) --- 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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Mrtn
27 January 2008
Version: 0.0.9y
Whu can't subtitles be burnt in the iPhone preset?
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Bugdave
27 January 2008
Version: 0.0.9y
It's good to know that this application is still being developed. Thanks!
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Dom21
27 January 2008
Version: 0.0.9y
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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Kmsm
23 December 2007
Version: 0.0.9xr2
the only converting app you might need
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Corpsecorps
16 December 2007
Version: 0.0.9xr2
Badly needs an update to 'y'. Or hopefully to version 1.0.0? Nothing for a long time. 8'o( .
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Brian Kendig
02 January 2007
Version: 0.0.9xr2
A really useful program. The only annoyance is that it mishandles the height and width of video files - for example, I have an mpeg file recorded from TV in 4:3 aspect ratio, and ffmpegX says that the video is "480x480" resolution; and when I select a Quick Preset to convert it to, it defaults to wanting to make it "640x352" which is 16:9 widescreen (which ends up stretching the video). Every time I select a Quick Preset, I have to hit the Video tab and change it back to 4:3 output.
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Aikousha
08 December 2006
Version: 0.0.9xr2
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.
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Bucho
15 October 2006
Version: 0.0.9xr2
I've been away from Mac OS X for awhile, but I've finally ditched my PC for a new iMac. I must say, in all that time, one of the apps I missed terribly was ffmpegX. There is simply no tool for the PC that comes close.
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smtips
25 July 2006
Version: 0.0.9wr5
This is a comparison of encoding an IDENTICAL file, the first encoding on a G4 Sawtooth PPP machine, the second on a new iMac Intel G5 2.0GHz machine. My only question is WHY are these different?? If you notice, the G4 is outputting in XVID codec even though Avi Divx is the selected encoder. Talk about a BIG BUG, this is apparently why this won't export Divx properly on my G4. And YES all the binaries are installed correctly on both machines. All output settings are exactly the same on both machines, we have the same version of the app and everything. I'd sure like the authors to address this question. G4: Forcing output fourcc to 58564944 [XVID] Building audio filter chain for 48000Hz/2ch/s16be -> 44100Hz/0ch/s8... Building audio filter chain for 48000Hz/2ch/s16be -> 44100Hz/2ch/s16be... VDec: vo config request - 672 x 272 (preferred colorspace: Planar YV12) VDec: using Planar YV12 as output csp (no 0) Movie-Aspect is 2.47:1 - prescaling to correct movie aspect. SwScaler: using unscaled Planar YV12 -> Planar YV12 special converter videocodec: libavcodec (672x272 fourcc=58564944 [XVID]) Writing AVI header... G5: Forcing output fourcc to 58564944 [DIVX] VDec: vo config request - 672 x 272 (preferred colorspace: Planar YV12) VDec: using Planar YV12 as output csp (no 0) Movie-Aspect is 2.47:1 - prescaling to correct movie aspect. SwScaler: using unscaled Planar YV12 -> Planar YV12 special converter videocodec: libavcodec (672x272 fourcc=58564944 [DIVX]) Writing header...
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smtips
24 July 2006
Version: 0.0.9wr5
Well I tried this again because I'm a glutton for punishment. This time I cranked the video bitrate up to 1350 from the appr. normal default of ~940 that the program puts on a 700 meg (appr 1 hr or so) file. I thought that may solve this issue of it not making Divx files that are playable on Divx home players like the philips dvp642. Silly me...I've wasted my time again. They can't get it right. Interestingly enough...I can take a file that won't convert in Dvision, convert it in ffmpegx, then re-convert it again in Dvision and usually it will work in my philips. But these guys say they offer DIVX exporting they're pulling your leg. The option may be named that in the app, it might LOOK like a Divx file on the computer when you look at Movie info in QT or VLC, but it is NOT or it would just work on a divx player.
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smtips
03 July 2006
Version: 0.0.9wr5
Does this fix the problem of re-coding muxed mpeg4 to divx and having them play on a Philips DVP642 player? Because I did a buttload of those and then I discovered that NONE of them will play on the philips player even though they appeared to encode just fine and play on the computer just fine, and VLC and Quicktime identifies them as Divx 4.1.2. I wasted a lot of time reencoding those and pretty much gave up on ffmpegx being reliable at all if this kind of garbage is gonna go on. The REASON they won't play is, ffmpegx was encoding the bitrate at less than half of what it said it was...e.g., the windows all said the video bitrate of the output was like 940 kbits/second then the final was only playing at 550 or less and sometimes under 450. This jibes with the speed they finished too, I thought it was about 20 minutes faster than all the other video converters out there and couldn't figger out why (G4 1.2 GHz) all the others would take 45 minutes to an hour and this was whipping thru them in about 25 minutes. Guess VLC and QT can play the slower bitrates but not settop players. There's no reason for this kind of ridiculous screwup and I'd be interested to hear from anyone converting muxed mpg's to Divx Avi's using this app that has had the output play successfully on a Philips player, cuz they are supposed to play ALL divx formats. Note that I'm not talking about a re-conversion of some exotic XVID format that was made on a PC with stupid wma audio or anything like that, these were simple muxed mpeg4 and ffmpegx wasted a whole lot of time deceiving me into thinking it was doing them fine.
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4.75
Sbr286
25 June 2006
Version: 0.0.9w
I have use this software a little and found i to do what it says it will very well. I had no problems installing the additional binaries at all, and I find the somewhat rude comments by others more than slightly discourteous.
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Rog
24 May 2006
Version: 0.0.9w
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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Tui
01 May 2006
Version: 0.0.9w
I used ffmpegX for the first time today. Did everything I asked it to. Very cool.
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Th3macjedi
01 May 2006
Version: 0.0.9w
This software has been in my toolkit since almost the first verison, and it only gets better, and easier. That it costs only 15 bucks is amazing! Need to edit a dvd for a customers infomercial? got a home video that needs to be a different format? get it all done pro level with FFMPEGX!
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1.75
smtips
30 April 2006
Version: 0.0.9w
It works. BUT even after over a year they still can't get their head together enough to make these binaries install correctly through the window they SAY will install them just fine. You have to manually install the files, you have to create ffmpegx in Application support and drag them there or you will see the below message pop up from the install window that's SUPPOSED to work and was SUPPOSED to work about 8 versions ago and STILL doesn't...DUH. I have talked to MANY people who have this issue. Authors seem to be completely ignorant about this or would have fixed it what...a YEAR and 8 versions ago?? They sure don't read these reviews or they would be aware of this. ##/bin/sh: -c: line 1: unexpected EOF while looking for matching `'' /bin/sh: -c: line 2: syntax error: unexpected end of file
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Dombi
29 April 2006
Version: 0.0.9w
This is probably the best $15 you will ever spend. The application support is amazing. The developer is qucik to respond and has been updating ffmpegX for a long time now making it even better. Intel support was something I have been waiting for since I got my Intel Mac. Now we have that too and encoding runs very fast. Usage might seem a bit confusing in the beginning, but take 10 minutes to read through the manual and you will see all the possibilities this application can give you. If you are looking for something to back up your videos with, this is that one application that you will need.
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Tomlee59
12 April 2006
Version: 0.0.9v
I keep wanting to like this tool, especially given how hard the Major has obviously worked to develop it, and in view of how good his support reportedly is. But I haven't quite gotten there yet. I confess that I am a lazy person who wants tools to work for me, not the other way around. I generally want to back up my DVDs in both XviD and (X,K)VCD formats (yes, VCDs -- because they are playable on my beloved older Macs, while DVDs and DivX movies are not). D-Vision3 does an excellent job of the former without my having to do any thinking. It just works. In particular, I *never* have sync or aspect ratio problems when I use D-Vision. The app does such a thorough job of analyzing the source's characteristics that it chooses aspect ratios, bit rates and frame rates properly. FfmpegX, on the other hand, does a sloppy job at these tasks, so the user is obligated to work much harder to find just the right frame rate, for example, to prevent drifting sync if the original source material has been diabolically authored at a slightly off-standard rate. Worse, it frequently prevents the user from overriding the tool's wrong guess. Grrr. It frequently makes incorrect guesses about aspect ratio, too, again forcing you to figure out the right value. Those criticisms aside, this tool does collect a quite comprehensive array of modules that, given enough effort, primal screaming and pulled hair, a determined user can use to accomplish just about any video-related task. Given time, perhaps the tool will mature to the point where it doesn't force the user to work so hard to get a correct result.
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smtips
30 March 2006
Version: 0.0.9v
It overwrites files of the same name with NO WARNING. If you have a list queued up and accidentally added the same one twice, first of all it LETS YOU do that, and secondly it just up and overwrites the previous file of exactly the same name without asking. That's EXTREMELY stupid.
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4.25
Darkmind
12 February 2006
Version: 0.0.9v
Very very nice app. With a clean GUI. Yes it certainly takes some getting used to, just because of the number of things you can fiddle with, but the developer has a very comprehensive website, detailing most of the options and check boxes and such, also includes walkthrough guides of how to encode for PSP and DVD and so on, personally I just find out what the options mean, but I've been using it for a while now. My only real issue (whilst learning how to use it I had many problems, but they were usually my fault, not understanding the options and such) is that short clips have synching issues. I was trying to encode a PSP clip that was about 40 seconds long, and it just would not synch up. I extended the clip to a minute, and then it worked. So that was irritating, and it took me a long time to figure out why, especially as the problem made no sense, why a clip with the same audio and video lengths would be out of synch just because of its length. Aside from that though it is a good program, and certainly my first choice when I need to re-code and such
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Video-Tech
12 February 2006
Version: 0.0.9v
NTSC Specifications for SD Video has pixels at a ratio of 1.1:1 vertical to horizontal (CCITT 601 July 1946)thus giving an appearance of 4:3 while maintaining an actual 3:2 ratio. Anamorphic DVD are 854x480 as per specification (IEEE 3884-September 1991 & ISO 6018 - 1992)
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Matthewshaw
02 February 2006
Version: 0.0.9u
Please can anyone tell me how to install the all_clients-helix-20041224-macos-gcc3-pb.tar.gz.html All advice appreciated
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4.25
Iamaswissguy
22 December 2005
Version: 0.0.9u
This app is great for what it can do, but it just doesn't do things so well. My two, and only, complaints: - Frequent audio/video out-of-syncness (It starts out fine then gradually looses it). - Low video quality (VOB to MPEG-4 is all I've tried; and yes, I have tried to up the bitrate and such. (I have tried 128 kbps audio 44100 w/e it is audio and 320x240 video with 400 all the way up to 560 kbps.)) So yeah, the idea of the app is incredible, and I love how it can convert back and forth between many, many different formats, but it just needs so touching up. Maybe an easier interface as well.
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Video-Tech
07 December 2005
Version: 0.0.9u
This program has been pretty much useless since the first release of 0.0.9s. It forces video to be either a 4:3 aspect ratio (DVD video is 720x480, a 3:2 aspect) or letterboxed 16:9 (it won't do the 854x480 of true anamorphic 16:9 used in DVDs). Normal video needs a padding around the picture for the overscan area otherwise you run the risk of losing subtitles and such off the top/bottom/sides of the picture when played even on modern digital televisions (its part of the NTSC specification). This program overrides the padding to its own limited viewpoint.
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4.75
Sbb
01 December 2005
Version: 0.0.9u
Brilliant application, not for everyone, but this is THE swiss knife of video encoding on Mac OS X... Keep up the good work
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Anonymous
28 November 2005
Version: 0.0.9t r3
Awful - what sort of half measure is it not to include 3 of the files you need? When you get them they don't all work! You can't create MOV or MPEG4 files - so all in all this app is pretty useless.
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Anonymous
20 November 2005
Version: 0.0.9t r3
If this is a Mac GUI, does that mean this will work fine on Mac-intel under emulation as long as the apps it calls are Intel builds?
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Anonymous
17 November 2005
Version: 0.0.9t r3
One thing that I noticed which might explain a few things: if you have "unusual characters" in your computer's name, or any of the files or folders that ffmpegx has to deal with, encoding always fails instantly. I have a lot of chinese files, and I have to rename them whenever I use ffmpegx This has been a problem for a long time, I don't think the author is aware of it, or else it would have been fixed long ago...
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Anonymous
08 November 2005
Version: 0.0.9t r3
The following info (which is on the developers web page), should also be included here under "Requirements": "The mencoder, mplayer, mpeg2enc third-party components are not included in the ffmpegX application itself to comply with applicable laws and licensing terms, and you must download them first on your disk...."
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2.5
Anonymous
02 November 2005
Version: 0.0.9t r3
Seems like a wonderful little program if it worked, but I can't seem to get it to. It fails with no user feedback as to why. It seems like many have gotten it to work, so it might be my configuration, but it needs some basic error checking first.
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4.25
Anonymous
28 October 2005
Version: 0.0.9t r3
Finally got it to work!!! And it did work!!! Great support from the developer!!
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4.5
Anonymous
25 October 2005
Version: 0.0.9t r3
It's not ultra stable, and sometimes it's too dumb to self-correct video settings, but it's much faster than anything else ont he market. For ripping DVDs though, Handbrake works a lot better. Much better if you pre-rip it with MacTheRipper. It's worth noting that Handbrake uses a simplified version of the ffmpegx H.264 engine. However, for converting between compressed formats or decompression, this is what I use. It's great for stuff like converting DIVX to H.264, or decompressing a download to burn to a DVD. Just make sure you use the 30 second preview in the Filters tab before you encode anything. This program isn't perfect. It's a little buggy and isn't the most user-friendly app I've ever worked with. But you can't beat the price, the flexibility, or the raw speed at which it encodes. Highly recommended.
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Anonymous
25 October 2005
Version: 0.0.9t r3
I'm with you; why pay for point release "software"
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3.75
Anonymous
24 October 2005
Version: 0.0.9t r3
ffmpegX is the best GUI face to the open source ffmpeg that I've seen. Initially I had some difficulties getting it installed, but other than that It's worked great. I look forward to experimenting with all the possibilities offered in the application. It's a great program, and anything that keeps me from having to type commands in the Unix console is worth $15.
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Anonymous
20 October 2005
Version: 0.0.9t r3
This is a rip off,this is just a gui for ffmpeg(which is free).The people at ffmpeg do all the work and this guy comes in with a simple gui and makes all the profits.If you wanna throw your money away,donate it to the ffmpeg project.ffmpeg is free and this cost 15 bucks,what is this world coming to.
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3.5
Anonymous
26 September 2005
Version: 0.0.9t r3
If you're having problems w/ this upgrade from the previous S release, I managed to get it working by: Totally and completely ignoring the instructions to put it in a specific location (applications) and making sure there are no spaces etc in your hard drive name. Just slap it in something like Applications/AV/(folder in my case), download the binaries and go. Then you'll run into a couple of bugs. 1) The add audio button won't work. You need to select the audio field and then drag and drop your audio file into it. 2) Regardless of what you set the video bit rate at, ffmpeg will change this back to its choice if you tab anything in the user interface. To get past this make sure you set up every other item first, then go back to video, plugin your value (hopefully green), then click encode while the box shows your values. Check the i information in progress to make sure your bitrate went through. Audio does sync from large vobs and small elementary streams, so it seems the fixes work. If you get the non-matching streams/count error check that your audio field is filled as in bug 1. tnh
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Anonymous
25 September 2005
Version: 0.0.9t r3
Latest revision is sticking the bitrate at auto. If I want to encode a psp 368 x 208 29.97 fps 16x9 at 464 (green and acceptable) the bitrate ALWAYS jumps up to 512. Still seeing stability and better results w/ the S version over T and Tr3. Hopefully this get's fixed. IMHO, don't upgrade unless you need to.
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5
Anonymous
17 September 2005
Version: 0.0.9t r3
this program is an awesome program for mac. There are very few programs out there that are affordable for mac that let you do all the things that this program can do. I am a converted windows user, so I was totally out of my element when I tried to work with video files on the new mac. Thankfully I came across this. This program is a one stop shopping of video encoding. Its very good and fast. i highly recommend you try it.
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4.5
Anonymous
13 September 2005
Version: 0.0.9t r3
No, Major feature updates (punt intended) hahahah funny, no?
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Anonymous
12 September 2005
Version: 0.0.9t r3
3 pass?! I have several movies that can be ffmpegx'd and i usually use 2 pass so, anybody who uses 3 pass - is the extra pass really worth it?
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3.25
Anonymous
11 September 2005
Version: 0.0.9t
T doesn't work for me. Even if I remove my s version, and the application support, rename my hard drive to have no spaces in it, download the new binaries, and then run the program and have it install fresh application support I have stream errors doing psp conversions. In this case it would be 'can find stream 0.1'. Also, it looks like a bug where the audio field needs to be selected and then have a file drag and dropped in there. Went back to S. This is so far one of the best video toolbox implementations for Mac OS X. I just wish the T upgrade worked better and didn't require drive renaming. I dislike running ALL my applications from the 'Applications' folder and I can't keep changing my drive names. Hope AVC comes out soon. The read me isn't clear as to where the 'super-fast' speed psp encoding comes from so I'm wondering if it requires a QT plugin or assumes it is there? Overall S is great, but T just doesn't work. I also dislike the manner in which T tries to force bitrates and instead of normalizing audio...give us the volume boost for all formats please?
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Anonymous
10 September 2005
Version: 0.0.9t
Similar results on 10.3.9 as Sig's; I should go back to the older version. Progress app sticks at 99% and Info gives no clue. Strangely, I keep missing on aspect ratio too. I'm not a novice user either. Something's wrong here.
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Anonymous
04 September 2005
Version: 0.0.9t
This may be the best, but I've never once gotten it to work properly, with several different conversion attempts. Using Tiger 10.4.2, the lastest ffmegx (t)for Tiger and attempts to convert RA files, and one other type of vid file. No audio. Never saves the file at all. Never converts the file. The only thing I have been able to do is play one file in the Mpeg Encoder. Yes, I've downloaded all components, installed everything asked for, including RA extras. Doesn't work with the t version as far as I'm concerned and I'll never attempt it again after three or four tries. It's a nice idea, but I guess I'm too stupid to use it. The how to on the site doesn't fully explain details, but gives basics. Not once has it ever saved any files after encoding. Unexplainable. I won't give a review (in stars) as I'm obviously biased. Still, a great idea, probably works for most people, but I've always had problems with it and cannot get it to do what it claims. No, I'm not a novice computer or Mac user.
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Anonymous
30 August 2005
Version: 0.0.9t
Everytime error: CAN'T GET TEXT ITEM 2 ..... (-1728)
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4.25
Anonymous
29 August 2005
Version: 0.0.9t
This is The _best_ toolset for video conversion and compression on the mac. I've burned dvds,vcds, compressed raw vobs.. All with minimal problems, yet have been able to fully customize the encodings for my need. My only dissapointment is that the ffmpeg engine does not accept Video_TS input, although mencoder and other encoders do.. :( Please implement that in the rewrite for 1.0, that would be perfect.. Btw i can't wait for the objective C rewrite! :)
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4.5
Anonymous
29 August 2005
Version: 0.0.9t
This new version 0.0.9t uses recent versions of the open source codecs for H.264, and the results are simply remarkable. ffmpegX installs and works well on Tiger 10.4.2 producing H.264 MP4 files that work beautufilly with QuickTime 7 (and VLC). Mac users now have an easy GUI to take advantage of the latest features in the underlying unix binaries. Sure, you can use the command lines directly but that's not why you're a Mac groupie is it. No batching or scriptability, but still well worth the wait for this fine release. Now, you're standing on the shoulders of giants.
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3.5
Anonymous
27 August 2005
Version: 0.0.9s
This is my tool for burning subs in; it's bulletproof. It's also fast and has great options for tweaking video. Alas, though, it does not support chapters. It also gives me too many misses when it comes to adjusting aspect ratio. For making a dvd image or video_ts folder, MovieGate works better for me (on an overnight basis), though it doesn't do subs. I believe that the next version of both apps will include both subtitles and chapters support. The question is which will be more "usable"?
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4.75
Anonymous
31 July 2005
Version: 0.0.9s
Had some trouble getting this to install. First, it was looking for the libraries to install, which I had put on the desktop as it asked. Got impatient and just copied them to /Library/Application Support/ffmpegX/ which made it happy... THEN it kept trying to do something with a script in /usr/local/share/ which on my machine running 10.4.2 doesn't exist to fix this problem, i fired up terminal and made a new directory using this command: % sudo mkdir /usr/local then, I made a symbolic link (like an alias) pointing from /usr/local/share to where I assumed it should now be looking, which is /usr/share/ using this command: sudo ln -s /usr/share/ /usr/local/share/ hope this helps anyone who has similar troubles! I'm still waiting to see if it can make me an svcd image that works faster than Toast which is SOOOO SLOWWWW
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4.25
Anonymous
18 July 2005
Version: 0.0.9s
With the requirement of installing certain libraries for full capability, and the zillions of possible operations and combinations, it may not be for joe user who doesn't want to have to find out anything about how this audio/video lark goes, but this is the greatest tool ever! Just about whatever you want to do with audio and video streams, this thing will do it. It's the swiss army knife of video tools. Really could use some fairly lengthy documentation.
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Anonymous
03 July 2005
Version: 0.0.9s
It seemed like ffmpegX was being updated every few days for a while, and now we haven't seen an update in five months. Will there be an update soon?
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3.25
Anonymous
27 June 2005
Version: 0.0.9s
Nice front end,it is good for starting out.Its alot more fun to do it from the command line though.If you dont mind reading a bit I would suggest compiling ffmpeg from source and running it for free from the command line.Get it from http://ffmpeg.sourceforge.net/
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Anonymous
23 June 2005
Version: 0.0.9s
There is a serious issue with the calculator. I wish this worked becuase it seems like a potential swiss army knife for encoding DVDs.
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Anonymous
18 June 2005
Version: 0.0.9s
What a waste of time… On the website it states that VIDEO_TS folders are accepted. In actual use this is what I get… "Not Supported" "ffmpeg encoding engine does not currently support VIDEO_TS input. Use VOB input, or select a preset using mencoder or mpeg2enc engines." I have gotten nothing but errors using this.
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4
Anonymous
23 May 2005
Version: 0.0.9s
So...um...how the heck do you make it do anything? Is there a step-by-step guide for the complete novice who has NO clue at all about what any of this stuff is or does? There are two basic things I want to do: 1. Turn existing AVIs into DV so I can turn them into DVDs with iMovie and iDVD. 2. Take existing DVDs and turn them into AVIs I can watch on the road. Creating DV files 99.99999% of the time results in error messages about being unable to proceed, and no, I've tried using Quicktime-the files ALWAYS have garbled audio. As for making DVDs, yes I can use MovieGate, but I want to add closed captioning (I am hard of hearing) and there is no way to add a subtitle track (that I can find, anyway) in MovieGate. Are there any such guides? Is there a step-by-step guide, which explains each step clearly, not just telling me what I'm doing, but WHY I'm doing it? I want to like ffmpeg X but it doesn't seem to want to let me. :^(
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Anonymous
13 May 2005
Version: 0.0.9s
Since installing Tiger i get an error trying to install the binaries every time: ##cp: /Library/Application Support/ffmpegX/mpeg2enc No such file or directory Creates no ffmpegX folder in the global or user Application Support folder
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Michael Scruton
04 April 2005
Version: 0.0.9s
All I need just now is to convert PAL to NTSC. I've installed ffmpegX 0.0.9 together with its necessary binaries. Launched the application and dropped a VIDEO_TS folder in the source box. Then picked DVD (also DVD mpeg2enc) for target & hit Encode. All I get is 'failed' and a window that says '... not currently support VIDEO_TS. Use VOB input, or select a preset using mencoder or mpeg2enc engines'. Clearly I don't really know what I'm doing but why doesn't it work?
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3.5
Anonymous
03 April 2005
Version: 0.0.9s
It's fast, stable, and going somewhere -- suport it. Handles subtitles beautifully. Needs chapters a la MovieGate but with precise frame selection, and a bulletproof solution to aspect ratio issues which seem to defeat many users. GUI could be simpler; requires s bit of sophistication on the user's part.
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4.25
Anonymous
28 March 2005
Version: 0.0.9s
A really nice app, but the window in Progress is so bugged... please fix it!
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5
Pehpsi
22 March 2005
Version: 0.0.9s
so far so bloody good... quick tips: - make sure HD name has no spaces or special characters before installing. eg: should be: my_HD not my HD. - same goes with file u wanna convert. - if converted folders dont appear straight after ffmpegx says their done (100%), dont delete them thinking it didnt work, check file size to see if its still growing (apple-i) and also click blue info button in progress window.
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Anonymous
16 March 2005
Version: 0.0.9s
I would love to love this app, but almost always have one problem or another preventing it's use. Also practically every launch requires me to locate/reinstall the items in red. Why can't I install _once_ and be done with it?
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Anonymous
08 March 2005
Version: 0.0.9s
I want my money back! It used to work great, but not anymore. Now, it will only convert certain files to "DVIX .AVI", and nothing else. Not to MP4 or anything else. Also, this software is VERY BUGGY. The progress window can't be resized, and sometimes won't display a thing. It's great while it works, but you don't know when it will stop working, so I strongly recommend that you do not pay the shareware fee for a while.
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4.75
Pride Of Lions
03 March 2005
Version: 0.0.9s
ffmpegX has done a great job for me in converting all types of content to Xvid (.AVI) for watchng on my Zodiac2 via MMPlayer. I give it 4.5 stars now because the Progress bar is a little buggy in displaying the queue, but the developer has assured me that he'll fix it in the next release. It was frustrating at first because I didn't know codecs from Kotex, but after some trial-and-error now I have "Teen Titans", "Simpsons", "Justice League", BMW Films,... on my Zodiac2 and I watch them everywhere. This solution is the best one out there by far and the price is cheap for the powerful options you get.
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Anonymous
01 March 2005
Version: 0.0.9s
dont bother all it does is a poor job of converting one format to another. the controls are really hard to use, support is limited and I havn;t had one successful file yet. the audio is all messed up. it lags about 4 seconds slower than the video in the converted file. sorry, but try something else this program sucks
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5
Anonymous
18 February 2005
Version: 0.0.9s
Excellent Software. I gladly paid the $15 registration fee, as this product has worked flawlessly.
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Anonymous
17 February 2005
Version: 0.0.9s
Can you do this? Select audio file to ac3 in target format pop-up in Summary segment tab, drag a 48 Hz stereo .wav file into drop field of Summary segment tab, click encode. For me it results in Applescript Error -1728:Can't get text item 2 of "No video". This kind of stuff was acceptable when this application was freeware, but not if you have to pay for it (version 0.0.9s)
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Anonymous
08 February 2005
Version: 0.0.9s
yea i've noticed that the forums there (and ESPECIALLY 3ivx forum) are full of smartass mods who just belittle your questions
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Anonymous
03 February 2005
Version: 0.0.9s
Got headache with "Out of Sync"...could not find any helps from the forum
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5
garbage
29 January 2005
Version: 0.0.9s
It has been good for a long time but now it is easy enough for any joe to use as well, like all good Mac software - unbeatable!
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5
Anonymous
25 January 2005
Version: 0.0.9s
I've been working with video encoding for a long time now and have never seen the likes of ffmpegx. I switched to mac about a year ago and was nervous that I wouldn't be able to do my divx projects. I shortly, however found ffmpegx and was able to trash my last PC windows based product. It's all ffmpegx. Then yesterday I was eagerly awaiting my PSP and reading about making video for it. Imagine my surprise when I saw PSP in the new version. I literally shouted and beat my hands together. Then, finally, there is h.264. I've been dying to test it out, and ffmpegx has given my the opportunity. Perhaps most importantly, I seem to be one of the rare folks who want their subtitles burned into their movies. FFMPEGX!!!! It's the only program I've been able to find that does it well and reliably without using OCR and that stuff. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! -johnnjr
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Bill-B
25 January 2005
Version: 0.0.9s
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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5
rgreen517
24 January 2005
Version: 0.0.9s
Hands down, this is the best convertor/encoder app for the Mac. I have tried plenty, and FFMpegX has never given me a problem. I can't say that about others. It just keeps getting easier and faster to use as well.
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Anonymous
24 January 2005
Version: 0.0.9s
Tivo TY support?! You've just made a grown man cry tears of joy. Thank you Major, thank you.
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5
Anonymous
24 January 2005
Version: 0.0.9s
NICE new GUI! many claps to you, "major" the best app for encodings!
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Anonymous
23 January 2005
Version: 0.0.9r
I'm the author of the previos post. I just renamed the folder with all the files to the name the program was expecting (all_clients-helix-20041208-macos-gcc3-pb ) and it all seems to work, at least to the extent that I know how to use it :) glen
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Anonymous
15 January 2005
Version: 0.0.9r
The real libs aren't there...you get to helix Service term pages, then the download page takes you to a Real Player download page, but no library code:-(
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Anonymous
28 December 2004
Version: 0.0.9r
hi, i need a litte help to change from avi to dvd. tanks for evryting
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Anonymous
27 December 2004
Version: 0.0.9r
It's a very very good program. The best Mac Divx Coding !!!
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Anonymous
26 December 2004
Version: 0.0.9r
Reallibs issues should be fixed now. I just uploaded a slightly modified version of ffmpegX which does no longer check on the exact reallib version and allow to use newer versions when the old ones are expired from the Helix site. Just download again ffmpegX and it will work.
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Anonymous
26 December 2004
Version: 0.0.9r
the "real lib" link don't work :( (http://forms.helixcommunity.org/helix/builds/index.html?filename=20041208/all_clients-helix-20041208-macos-gcc3-pb.tar.gz) another one?
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Kevin
25 December 2004
Version: 0.0.9q
Short of going back to school for a doctorate in computer science I am mystified as to how to get this to work. I keep getting the following message: 'client-1.1.5-DevRel_macos-gcc3-pb_all_clients/ directory'. Tried the link provided without success. Tried to rename the folder- also without success. Nice idea but if it doesn't work for the everyday person then what good is it?
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Anonymous
19 December 2004
Version: 0.0.9q
This is by far the best and easiest encoding app I have found for the Mac. I did have a problem at first and the developer worked with me instantly over the weekend. He even started the support process on a Friday night! Anyway, turns out it was something on my end that was causing the problem and not the app at all. The software world would be a much better place if there were more developers like Major! Great app, great developer, and great value!
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3.9

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