iFFmpeg for Mac

iFFmpeg for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 13 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.6.6
  • Total Downloads:
    15,824
  • Date Added:
    October 16, 2014
  • File Size:
    11.61MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    92
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9

Editors' Review

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iFFmpeg converts videos to a wide variety of formats, turning your source audio and video into the right file format for any other application you want to use. iFFmpeg has a large selection of presets and codecs to choose from.

Pros

Intuitive interface: Learning how to use the program is very easy. A quick look at the buttons on the toolbar told us everything we needed to understand about how to add a file for conversion, select a format, and initialize the conversion.

Effective conversion: We tested multiple conversions on the devices we were optimizing the files for. The results were universally good, and all the files worked as intended.

Extensive preset library: An extensive library of presets takes a lot of the guesswork out of conversion, especially when you're converting files for use on specific types of devices. Just select the type of device from a drop-down menu and then start the conversion.

Cons

Overly complicated installation: After installation, you get complicated instructions that require you either to compile your own binary to add to the program, or to download code from an external site. Neither of the links provided in the help file link directly to an easy download option, either, and instead offered more options and long file lists without a clear indication of which to use. Just getting the program to actually work requires great effort.

Bottom Line

iFFmpeg is very effective once you get it installed. Unfortunately, the difficult installation might be a barrier to many people. If you can get the program working, it is an intuitive and effective video format converter.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of iFFmpeg for Mac 4.6.1.


 
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User Reviews
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Results 1-10 of 13

  • 5 stars

    "HEVC support"

    May 04, 2014   |   By TomJac1989

    Version: iFFmpeg 4.1

    Pros

    This is the first converter supporting HEVC also knowns as H265. This an awesome gem and a must have when you are serious about encoding video and audio.

    Cons

    You have to get hold of a FFmpeg yourself but there are many places that offer the latest even daily.

    Summary

    Must buy imo

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  • 5 stars

    "Great converter for any format"

    April 21, 2014   |   By MichelSeb

    Version: iFFmpeg 4.0.6

    Pros

    I was looking for a way to make MPEGTS stream files and could not found anything until I discovered this gem.
    Superb GUI combining the power of ffmpeg.

    Cons

    Not that I could think of.

    Summary

    Best converter for OS X

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  • 5 stars

    "Best in its class."

    April 16, 2014   |   By JacJanJac

    Version: iFFmpeg 4.0.6

    Pros

    Still one of the most powerful converters you will ever see. Great stuff. Thank you for keeping OSX10.6 support !!!!

    Cons

    Trillion options to tweak make it incredible powerful. Never seen this in any other converter. Must have app.

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  • 5 stars

    "By very far the most powerful converter - period"

    April 12, 2014   |   By Stephan1987

    Version: iFFmpeg 4.0.6

    Pros

    Supporting any format including all pro like prores, dnxhd, dvvideo I have never seen any other converter so powerful! Soft and hard subs are supported, cropping and panning and lots of great video filters.

    Although I have played around with every other available converter for windows and osx this is by far the best of the bunch.
    Its not free though but the low price is worth it every penny.

    If you are searching for a flexible, powerful converter then just take a look at this.

    Cons

    You have to compile or download a FFmpeb binary yourself. Its not difficult though.

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  • 5 stars

    "Easy and effective..."

    October 21, 2013   |   By pewzner

    Version: iFFmpeg 3.9

    Pros

    Easy and effective...

    Cons

    Easy and effective...

    Summary

    Easy and effective...

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  • 5 stars

    "v3 is just awesome"

    April 29, 2012   |   By Jelliesandbeans

    Version: iFFmpeg 2.9.2

    Pros

    Incredible power never seen in any other converter. Great GUI

    Cons

    No ffmpeg binary included as default. You have to download this yourself.

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  • 1 stars

    "It's not free..."

    November 16, 2011   |   By gemmamom

    Version: iFFmpeg 2.0

    Pros

    None that I could see

    Cons

    It isn't free

    Summary

    I don't know why this is reviewed as being a free product because it is only a free demo version, you have to pay to continue using it after 8 times. Use ffmpegX instead.

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  • 2 stars

    "Why Pay for FREE Unix Commands"

    June 22, 2011   |   By adobovs001

    Version: iFFmpeg 2.0

    Pros

    NON ... if you like giving away your Money

    Cons

    Paying Hard Earned $$$ for yet another Cocoa Wrapper of FREE Unix Commands

    Summary

    If Unix is to difficult, try FFmpegX - [it does it all and all you have to put up with is an easily dismissed nag screen on startup]
    OR check out CLIX - [vast number of Unix Commands & its free - but be careful with some of them]

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  • 5 stars

    "Handbrake killer"

    April 25, 2011   |   By AppleCured

    Version: iFFmpeg 1.9.2

    Pros

    Many codecs are supported.
    Easy and great looking UI.
    Very responsive dev.

    Cons

    None that I am aware off

    Summary

    I always used Handbrake but it lacks some codecs I need.
    iFFmpeg is godsend gift. It can convert to almost any codecs known.
    The merging feature is just plain fantastic.

    Highly recommenden.

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  • 5 stars

    "Fantastic converter"

    April 25, 2011   |   By Jelliesandbeans

    Version: iFFmpeg 1.9.2

    Pros

    By far the best FFmpeg FE for OS X. Incredible control and qulaity.

    Cons

    You have to download or compile a FFmpeg binary yourself.

    Summary

    Top notch converting app.

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    What's new in version 4.6.6
    Fixed issue for Mac OS X 10.6.x (crashing)
    General
    Publisher iFFmpeg
    Publisher web site http://www.iffmpeg.com
    Release Date October 16, 2014
    Date Added October 16, 2014
    Version 4.6.6
    Category
    Category Video Software
    Subcategory Video Converters
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.8, Macintosh
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 11.61MB
    File Name iFFmpeg.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 15,824
    Downloads Last Week 92
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 5 free tries.
    Price $12

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