Does iSquint work on your new Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dansz, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. dansz macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2007
    #1
    Hey all, I have a question for anyone with an early 2008 Mac Pro. Does iSquint work for you?

    After most of my other installations I decided to install iSquint 1.5.1 on my early 2008 Mac Pro w/8800GT and the 10.5.2 system updates. It through up an error which on the iSquint forums is said to be caused by Haxies and other stuff mucking around the system. I tried deleting any enhancements I had installed, didn't work, so I tried installing the system fresh off my system restore DVDs onto another drive (I'd been meaning to do so anyway). Booting up in straight-from-the-factory 10.5.1 I got the same errors, so I'm wondering if this is a problem with iSquint and either the new Mac Pros, osx, or quicktime.

    And I've had iSquint working just fine on my Powerbook running 10.4.11, so I know the program does work.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    #2
    Can you tell us the error? What does it say in /var/log/system.log? iSquint and VisualHub have both worked on every Mac I've ever used.
     
  3. dansz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2007
    #3
    I'm at work so the official log report will have to wait until I get back home, but it gave me a "Usually that means that input file is truncated and/or corrupted" sort of error. This was on an avi file I'd already converted before on my powerbook (he he, new Mac Pro speed test).

    The only info I could find on it was here, which lead to my failed test with a new system install.
     
  4. dansz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2007
    #4
    OK, back home. Here's the iSquint log file:
    For reference, I'm able to convert this computer on my mac through FFmpegX.

    ---------------
    FFmpeg version SVN-r6213, Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Fabrice Bellard
    configuration: --enable-pthreads --disable-network --disable-audio-oss --disable-v4l --disable-bktr --disable-dv1394 --disable-ffserver --disable-ffplay --enable-faac --enable-faad --enable-a52 --enable-x264 --enable-mp3lame --enable-gpl --disable-debug --enable-amr_wb --enable-amr_nb
    libavutil version: 49.0.0
    libavcodec version: 51.14.0
    libavformat version: 50.5.0
    built on Sep 23 2006 13:58:32, gcc: 4.0.1 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 5363)
    Input #0, avi, from '/Volumes/One 1/Safari Downloads/lst403/bob.avi':
    Duration: 00:42:13.2, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 1157 kb/s
    Stream #0.0: Video: mpeg4, yuv420p, 624x352, 23.98 fps(r)
    Stream #0.1: Audio: mp3, 48000 Hz, stereo, 128 kb/s
    Must supply at least one output file
    '/Applications/iSquint.app'/Contents/Resources/ffmpeg -y -threads 4 -i '/Volumes/One/Safari Downloads/lst403/bob.avi' -s 624x352 -r 23.98 -vcodec mpeg4 -g 300 -b 2300 -async 50 -acodec aac -ar 44100 -ac 2 -ab 128 -comment 'Convertified by iSquint - http://www.isquint.org' '/Volumes/One/Safari Downloads/lst403/''/bob.avi'.temp.mp4 2>> /tmp/isquint_time 1> /dev/null ; echo done > /tmp/isquint_working
    FFmpeg version SVN-r6213, Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Fabrice Bellard
    configuration: --enable-pthreads --disable-network --disable-audio-oss --disable-v4l --disable-bktr --disable-dv1394 --disable-ffserver --disable-ffplay --enable-faac --enable-faad --enable-a52 --enable-x264 --enable-mp3lame --enable-gpl --disable-debug --enable-amr_wb --enable-amr_nb
    libavutil version: 49.0.0
    libavcodec version: 51.14.0
    libavformat version: 50.5.0
    built on Sep 23 2006 13:58:32, gcc: 4.0.1 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 5363)
    /Volumes/One/Safari Downloads/lst403/bob.avi: I/O error occured
    Usually that means that input file is truncated and/or corrupted.
    begin-base64 644 -
    H4sIAObFvkcAAwvydHObdOGmqGOYp4KPZ3CIESMDQ0ZKUU5iWWaGBQMDw5tFDHAgAJRzeAthM0HF
    CoCMBEYGDAAyqwRIF5cU5QAx2KyyzJTiiDBPF2R1Dk78DBE3csEmgMze8RfTMKD+NA0grYFkHyOD
    BAPYLD4urHZnodmdWJpSjK6ugQWId0PYfnOweAJqtxyQDgX6GKS2wQ6kT4CBB+gCJrAZjFAbZYC0
    p5+bv2ewW4gAkJ2cmFeiUJJfmpyhUJKRWczgFern3cSG1ZJRMApGwSgYBaOADgBUW23T3yiam1+W
    aWCQkpTNCRJl3PAVSGzlBNWtQKzA0db+/z8XAKcjFecgCAAA
    ====
     
  5. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

    dukeblue91

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2004
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    #5
    It looks like you had a corrupted file, you may want to try a different one.
    But iSquint works perfectly on my new MP.
     
  6. dansz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2007
    #6
    Hmm, I tried it with a couple of files and none of them seemed to work. What are your system stats (video card, ram, OS, etc.)?
     
  7. Actaeon macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    Location:
    Belgium
    #7
    I too have a problem with iSquint while converting avi to mp4 since Leopard.
    It does not occur all the time but more sporadically.

    It just shows the standard error log: "ffmpeg has shut down unexpectedly"

    I'm running a new penryn MacBook Pro 2,5Ghz/4GB/ 200GB @7200rpm/ Nvidea Geforce 8800M GT 512MB.

    I have had an iMac G5, MacBook Core Duo and MacBook Core2Duo before on which I converted movies and never had any problem converting avi to mp4.
     
  8. Boss250 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    #8
    suggested iPod converter

    on this topic Ive been looking for a good and really simple app to just get any video, dvd, ect. onto my iPod and have been using Handbrake and its good but is iSquint or any other one good for just converting no other special stuff?
     

Share This Page