ffmpegX is a Mac OS X GUI to ffmpeg the "hyper fast video and audio encoder" (http://ffmpeg.sourceforge.net). It can decode MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 (aka DIVX4/5), VOB, AVI MS-MPEG4 V3 (aka DIVX 3), WAV, Real Audio, H263(+) (aka RealVideo 1.0), PGM, YUV, PPM, AC3, PCM8/16 bits, mulaw/Alaw, WMA, SUN AU format, MPEG audio layer 2, MPEG audio layer 3, MJPEG and even more formats. This GUI provides quick encoding to DivX, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MP2, MP3 & AC3. MPEG-2 encoding relies on mpeg2enc component from the mjpegtools package (http://mjpeg.sourceforge.net/MacOS/). You can convert DVD video to DivX, DivX to VCD or SVCD, and DVD to VCD or SVCD. Includes a bitrate calculator and a mpeg splitter for multiple CD burning. When encoding to MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 it can author the video as VCD or XVCD (.bin/.cue files for burning with Toast by dropping the .bin into VCD window) or as SVCD or XSVCD (two .img files to be burned in Toast under Multitrack XA window).
What's new in this version:
- 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 ...
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