ffmpegX - shareware mpeg converter/video swiss army knife

Discussion in 'MacBytes.com News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Oct 21, 2003.

  1. gerardrj macrumors regular

    May 2, 2002
    nice try

    The app looks like a smaller less-featured version of Cleaner Pro, and with a much lighter take from the wallet. THe only real problem with the app is that with many *nux based open source projects... dependencies.

    You download the package and see a nice icon you can double-click. If you do, you can't do anything. So you double-click one of the installers and it just tells you that you have to have three other programs installed, and that this installer sets up ffmpegx to know where they are. The other installer actually installs some libraries and other apps that the program needs.

    In the end, at least four downlads, two "instalelers", and you still have to drag the main app to your hard drive. Yes, I understand there are some legal/licensing issues and that they leave violating laws and license agreements to the end user be forcing you to DL the other apps separately.

    This is not what your average Mac user is looking for in an "easy to use" program. I for one gave up trying to get it to to work.
  2. Blaaze macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2003
    yeah, this program wasn't that great when I used it a while ago. It basically serves as a wrapper. The actual program you run under terminal is better since you can mess around with countless options and settings.

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