ffmpegX
ffmpegX
0.0.9y-L r2

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ffmpegX free download for Mac

ffmpegX

0.0.9y-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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GeogProf
31 July 2011

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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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Version 0.0.9y-L
GeogProf
01 October 2012
Anyone know if this works on Mountain Lion?
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Version 0.0.9y-L r2
GeogProf
01 October 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
03 July 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
MacUpdate-Ryan
04 July 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
Aargl
04 July 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
Aargl
04 July 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
MacUpdate-Ryan
04 July 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
Aargl
04 July 2012
I was just kidding, of course. ;-) Long live MU! :-)
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69number69
16 August 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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Version 0.0.9y-L r2
Macinman
04 August 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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major4-1
03 August 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
02 August 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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major4-1
major4-1
02 August 2011
Well, it is just some third party command line tools not liking it, as this is just a GUI.
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major4-1
major4-1
02 August 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
01 August 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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major4-1
major4-1
02 August 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
Yazarim
02 August 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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major4-1
major4-1
02 August 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
Yazarim
03 August 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
31 July 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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GeogProf
31 July 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
Yazarim
01 August 2011
But unfortunately iFFmpeg does not do anything with subtitles. Or am I wrong?
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GeogProf
GeogProf
03 August 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
Yazarim
05 August 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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  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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