ffmpegX for Mac

ffmpegX for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 233 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.0.9w
  • Total Downloads:
    85,022
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 28, 2006
  • Price:
    Purchase; $15.00 to buy

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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 233 votes

    • 5 star 119
    • 4 star 66
    • 3 star 25
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 13
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1 stars

"Aweful app. Don't download"

February 27, 2014  |  By jestermaximus

 |  Version: ffmpegX 0.0.9y-L

Pros

It has a secure download?

Cons

Doesn't seem to work at all.

Summary

Ran the secure cnet download. When the download was complete and I clicked the installer, nothing happened. Well almost nothing, chrome closed along with all my tabs. When chrome reopened itself, there were three new extensions and my default search engine had been switched to Yahoo.

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4 stars

"Does everything I want it to do without any problems."

May 24, 2012  |  By AnnArborKenK

 |  Version: ffmpegX 0.0.9y-L

Pros

Makes all my mp4s into mp3s and reverse. And it's free.

Cons

None so far.

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1 stars

"It says this is a universal app (PPC/Intel), it is not"

January 11, 2012  |  By rx7racerca

 |  Version: ffmpegX 0.0.9y-L

Pros

Unable to run on PPC, so no pros to report

Cons

Unable to run on PPC/OS10.5x, despite saying it does in the requirements

Summary

Unfortunately, unable to actually use or evaluate

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1 stars

"Terrible app"

September 06, 2011  |  By chriso94

 |  Version: ffmpegX 0.0.9y-L

Pros

It managed to open itself

Cons

It cant recognise .mov files, you cant cross out of any window and it doesn't actual work at all.

Summary

DO NOT DOWNLOAD!

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4 stars

"Actually does what it says"

May 10, 2010  |  By larrybobsf

 |  Version: ffmpegX 0.0.9y

Pros

Actually converts a video to FLV, which is what I needed, without crippleware logos.

Cons

Somewhat complicated installation procedure, but which can be accomplished fairly quickly.

Summary

Delivers video conversions, including to FLV format.

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1 stars

"This product is absolutely horrible!"

April 06, 2009  |  By mrreida

 |  Version: ffmpegX 0.0.9y

Pros

It compresses video/audio files in many assorted formats...

Cons

Horrible interface, costs $15 (which is WAYYYYYY to much for this software) after trial, requires downloading 3 different UNIX command files off of the internet. If you go to the URL it provides, it doesn't work.

Summary

Horrible product... not worth the $15 dollars.

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4 stars

"Terrific"

June 27, 2006  |  By ugmold

 |  Version: ffmpegX 0.0.9w

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This was a little daunting at first but it was only because of my lack of knowledge of the many video formats etc out there. After some experiments I have learned to love this application and paid/registered it. I still can't seem to get .srt files to work however...more experimenting.

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5 stars

"It works as you'd expect it to"

May 03, 2006  |  By marco.soave

 |  Version: ffmpegX 0.0.9w

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
FFMPEG is a pretty straightforward and easy to use product that works as you would expect it to do. It could be either used in a very simple way (convert file type A into type B) but has also the potential to allow you to do many more things if you wish to and if you can be bothered to go through the manual (convert to this or that type of bit-rate, join files into one, sub-titles, resize the screen, etc). So it is really everybody's cup of tea, from the occasional user to the more advanced one.

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4 stars

"Essential Mac cinema tool in the field/studio."

April 29, 2006  |  By montea

 |  Version: ffmpegX 0.0.9w

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
ffmpegX (current and past versions), and their support, are some of the best resources for serious Mac film makers available today. I do a lot of shooting in extremely rural places in North America and in Europe with JVC digital cameras using hard drives instead of tape. I download the shoots into Powerbook G4s. FfmpegX has, throughout it's evolution, allowed me to convert my takes into pristine formats for editing and compatible sharing.
Major, the man behind the application stands behind his product, ffmpegX better than any other developer I have ever dealt with (I am sure you have experienced the all to familiar frustration of resolving app. issues with companies in the past).
Major is always on top of all problems, the simple and the complex ones. His rapid e-mail responses with help are only, at most, a few hours away. (I truly think that he never sleeps!). He is proud of his ffmpegX and is caring enough to be there when needed by its users. Always.

His evolution follows the leading edge of technology and he offers solutions way before the big companies do.

If you are serious about keeping up with your digital film options, ffmegX
and Major's support are the ways to go.

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3 stars

"Very good and reasonably priced"

April 29, 2006  |  By gevantry

 |  Version: ffmpegX 0.0.9w

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
While I'm happy with FFMPEG X's capabilities and results and recomment it to others, there are a couple of major iffitations:

1. Installation of updates often requires additional updates to codecs, which can be time consuming. Therefore, I think it's best to avoid all but major updates.

2. The Real libraries feature seldom seems to work well, if at all.

Otherwise, it's certainly worth having as a tool.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.0.9w
  • Universal version (application and all encoding components with full support of SSE/MMX optimizations on Intel machines and Altivec on PPC machines). Performances on Intel iMac (encoding from a VOB file, no crop) as follows :
    mencoder DivX 640x272 100 fps (a movie is encoded in less than 30 minutes)
    ffmpeg DVD 720x480 96 fps ( " " less than 30 minutes)
    ffmpeg divx 640x272 60 fps (" " about 45 minutes)
    ffmpeg xvid 640x272 47 fps (" " about 1 hour)
    x264 h264 640x272 40 fps (" " about 1 hour)
    mpeg2enc DVD 720x480 25 fps (" " real time)
    Please note that ffmpeg cropping code is currently not well optimized. Using crop will lead to slower performances than the above figures.
  • Support of the latest version of all encoding components also including further optimizations for PowerPC Macs.
  • Added .FLV Flash Video preset for encoding video suitable for internet streaming (eg. use in blogs). You may find here a tutorial about how to use Flash Video on your website.
  • Enabled mencoder "Audio gain" option in the Intel version.
  • Fixed threads issue with DivX 3 mencoder preset.
  • Fixed bug in "add audio" file selection.
  • Fixed audio bitrate value in "iPod for TV" hi-res preset.
  • Fixed handling of PSP labels containing spaces or special characters.
General
Publisher Major
Publisher web site http://homepage.mac.com/major4/
Release Date April 28, 2006
Date Added April 28, 2006
Version 0.0.9w
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Rippers & Converting Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.2, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.3 and OS X 10.4 (use older version 0.0.9k for OS X 10.2)
  • To install ffmpegX, follow the installation instructions by clicking here
  • To playback DivX, use codecs from www.3ivx.com or www.divx.com
  • To playback mpeg-2, use VLC, mplayer or the Apple QT MPEG-2 playback component
  • To playback MP4 H264, use QT 7
  • To comply with applicable laws and licensing terms, the mpeg2enc, mplayer and mencoder components must be downloaded and installed separately by using the installer application which comes with ffmpegX. To comply with copyright laws, ffmpegX doesn't allow to select a DVD device as input and doesn't contain any DVD decryption software
  • Download Information
    File Size 38MB
    File Name ffmpegX.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 85,022
    Downloads Last Week 87
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    License Model Purchase
    Limitations Not available
    Price $15

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