Universal Binaries

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ICEBreaker, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. ICEBreaker macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2007
    Dear forum members,

    I am going to download Avidemux, but am presented with three choices:
    1. GTK X11
    2. GTK Quartz
    3. QT4

    I have no idea what these mean, other than some type of program interface that allows non-native Mac applications to run on the Mac. Any thoughts on which one I should be choosing? Since video encoding is a processing intensive task, choosing the fastest and most efficient one is important. Thank you!


    P.S. My aim is to join multiple FLV files into a single one. So any alternative programs you can suggest would be greatly appreciated.
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    GTK Quartz sounds like the most native choice, but I imagine none will feel perfect.
  3. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2007
    I've downloaded and used the X11 version. Works OK. Not perfect, and looks ugly! :p
  4. ICEBreaker thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2007
    Thanks RobbieDuncan, I shall give it a try!! And I know what you mean PJRobertson, I've actually used X11, but didn't like the way it worked, first opening the X11 terminal etc. Feels as if I am using VMWare or something. Wasn't sure if it was an inefficient way of doing it.

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