ffmpegX for Mac

ffmpegX for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 233 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.0.4g
  • Total Downloads:
    85,022
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 02, 2002
  • Price:
    Free

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  • Current Version

    4.3

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 1
    • 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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What's new in version 0.0.4g
  • Updated to ffmpeg CVS of 2 nov 2002 with all libs and Altivec-optimized mpeg-1 encoding (20% faster than realtime, however still choppy, so use the new mpeg-1 VCD format for now).
  • Added new "MPEG-1 VCD" format. It is similar to old MPEG-1 format (still available in the dropdown menu, and in the presets as "fast mpeg-1"), but mjpegtools components are used to encode instead of ffmpeg, leading (for the current version) to a fully compliant stream for CBR VCD and VBR XVCD authoring and playback on a compatible DVD player. "mpeg-1 VCD" files can be dropped directly on Toast without pre-authoring. Input formats can be Quicktime MOV in all codecs, VOB, and the usual ffmpeg input formats. Decoding and encoding are Altivec optimized and VOB->VCD encodes now in realtime on a G4 667.
  • The mpeg-1 VCD & XSVCD presets will now use the new MPEG-1 VCD format. The encoding options must be set in the new "VCD/SVCD" tab (bicubic scaling, letterboxing, etc are now all functional for VCD too). XSVCD mpeg-1 need post-processing "Author as VCD" before burning with Toast, while VCD mpeg-1 can be directly burned on Toast. The splitter is also fully functional for automatic multiple disk VCD authoring.
  • When using the old MPEG-1 format, the options are still in the MPEG-1/4 tab.
  • Added CBR encoding option for mpeg-2 and "mpeg-1 VCD". CBR is needed to create a perfectly compliant VCD mpeg-1 stream which will play on all compatible DVD players and will be accepted by Toast directly. However if your player can handle VBR, it should be preferred, as it will lead to constant quality streams and, with a proper quantizer setting, possibly smaller files. If you only plan to playback the streams on a computer there is no point in preferring CBR over VBR.
  • Added new VCD, XVCD, and generic MPEG-1 profiles in the VCD/SVCD tab.
  • When encoding a VOB to mpeg-2 or mpeg-1 VCD you can rename the VOB with a ".mov" extension, that way use of Quicktime will be forced to decode it (possibly leading to better audio sync), however audio must be decoded separately into WAV and put in the same folder and with the same filename before launching the video encoding, so as ffmpegX will pick it and mux with the encoded video.
  • Added DVD NTSC and DVD PAL (including 16:9) in the Autosize dropdown. Useful to encode to mpeg-2 with the proper aspect ratio flag settings, for later use of elementary streams for DVD authoring.
General
Publisher Major
Publisher web site http://homepage.mac.com/major4/
Release Date November 02, 2002
Date Added November 02, 2002
Version 0.0.4g
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Rippers & Converting Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.2
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.2 or later
  • To playback DivX, use codecs from www.3ivx.com or www.divx.com
  • Download Information
    File Size 38MB
    File Name ffmpegX.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 85,022
    Downloads Last Week 87
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    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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