iFFmpeg for Mac

iFFmpeg for Mac

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.11
  • Total Downloads:
    16,294
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 07, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (5 free tries.); €12.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    10.83MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    51
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

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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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0.11

- Now doesn't rely anymore on the QTKit Framework which is now deprecated by Apple.
- Fixed issue when using FFmpeg 2.5
- Fixed issue preventing iFFmpeg to run with OS X 10.7.x
General
Publisher iFFmpeg
Publisher web site http://www.iffmpeg.com
Release Date December 07, 2014
Date Added December 07, 2014
Version 5.0.11
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Converters
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 10.83MB
File Name iFFmpeg.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 16,294
Downloads Last Week 51
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 5 free tries.
Price $12

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