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arkenstone
25th June 2007, 08:25 PM
Hey Gang,

Time for another question from me :)

I'm looking for recommendations for a batch video conversion tool for OSX. My requirements are thus:

Free
Functional
Easy to use
Fast

In that order.

The plan is that I can have an app watch a folder for new files which will be placed within the folder either manually or automatically. From there the files will be picked up and converted to a video format of my choosing.
At times this will be XVid for playing on XBMC/my Play-anything DVD player. Other times I'll want to encode for iPod.
Perhaps I could even set it up to output video in both formats..

Anyway, anyone had any experience setting up some automatic video re-encoding?

purana
25th June 2007, 08:29 PM
ffmpegx (if you do show package contents) it has a number of executables that make up part of it's resources, ie. the tools that actually do the work, as at the end of the day ffmpegx is merely a fancy frontent gui for all the tools it uses.

ie.



maggie:/Applications/ffmpegX 0.0.9x/ffmpegX.app/Contents/Resources michaelf$ ls -la
total 88960
drwxr-xr-x 69 michaelf admin 2346 Oct 26 2006 .
drwxr-xr-x 6 michaelf admin 204 Sep 29 2006 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 michaelf admin 19541 Sep 29 2006 Atoms.plist
-rw-r--r-- 1 michaelf admin 3561 Sep 29 2006 AtomsiPod.plist
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 8929 Sep 29 2006 Credits.rtf
drwxr-xr-x 4 michaelf admin 136 Sep 29 2006 English.lproj
drwxr-xr-x 4 michaelf admin 136 Sep 29 2006 French.lproj
drwxr-xr-x 4 michaelf admin 136 Sep 29 2006 German.lproj
drwxr-xr-x 4 michaelf admin 136 Sep 29 2006 Italian.lproj
drwxr-xr-x 4 michaelf admin 136 Sep 29 2006 Japanese.lproj
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 46824 Sep 29 2006 M2VRequantiser
-rw-r--r-- 1 michaelf admin 18082 Sep 29 2006 M2VRequantiser License
drwxr-xr-x 3 michaelf admin 102 Sep 29 2006 Progress.app
drwxr-xr-x 28 michaelf admin 952 Sep 29 2006 Scripts
drwxr-xr-x 4 michaelf admin 136 Sep 29 2006 Spanish.lproj
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 59500 Sep 29 2006 a52dec
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 13896 Sep 29 2006 ac3fix
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 235 Sep 29 2006 au.sh
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 242 Sep 29 2006 auv.sh
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 64252 Sep 29 2006 avimerge
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 38204 Sep 29 2006 bbdmux
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 2241928 Sep 29 2006 dvdauthor
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 14288 Sep 29 2006 extract_a52
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 14288 Sep 29 2006 extract_m2v
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 10465528 Sep 29 2006 ffmpeg
-rw-r--r-- 1 michaelf admin 37067 Sep 29 2006 ffmpeg.icns
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 3852756 Sep 29 2006 ffmpeg2
-rw-r--r-- 1 michaelf admin 37067 Sep 29 2006 ffmpeg2.icns
-rw-r--r-- 1 michaelf admin 52799 Sep 29 2006 ffmpegd.icns
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 174636 Sep 29 2006 gnutar
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 125587 Sep 29 2006 gocr.tgz
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 34756 Sep 29 2006 ifogen
-rw-r--r-- 1 michaelf admin 801 Jun 17 20:42 input.txt
-rw-r--r-- 1 michaelf admin 39468 Sep 29 2006 lcd4.tiff
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 92876 Sep 29 2006 lsdvd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 4123 Sep 29 2006 mencvcdX
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 431556 Sep 29 2006 mkisofs
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 121632 Sep 29 2006 movinfo
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 375332 Sep 29 2006 movtool
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 126756 Sep 29 2006 movtowav
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 66512 Sep 29 2006 movtoy4m
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 3451280 Sep 29 2006 mp4box
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 692284 Sep 29 2006 mp4psp
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 88608 Sep 29 2006 mpeg2dec
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 134200 Sep 29 2006 mpgtx
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 314751 Sep 29 2006 mplayerfonts.tgz
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 326484 Sep 29 2006 mplex
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 15973665 Sep 29 2006 mux.tgz
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 150104 Sep 29 2006 normalize
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 23464 Sep 29 2006 pbcopy
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 23464 Sep 29 2006 pbpaste
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 4082 Sep 29 2006 pgm2txt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 14380 Sep 29 2006 psprez
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 38244 Sep 29 2006 pulldown
-rw-r--r-- 1 michaelf admin 5996 Sep 29 2006 seed.avi
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 1361980 Sep 29 2006 spumux
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 282 Sep 29 2006 srt2fcp
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 18540 Sep 29 2006 srttool
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 93176 Sep 29 2006 tcmplex
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 455168 Sep 29 2006 tcprobe
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 14100 Sep 29 2006 tocgen
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 223024 Sep 29 2006 tydemux
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 584952 Sep 29 2006 vcdxrip
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 1712076 Sep 29 2006 x264
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 26660 Sep 29 2006 y4mtoppm
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 42992 Sep 29 2006 yuvdenoise
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 124872 Sep 29 2006 yuvkineco
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 145104 Sep 29 2006 yuvscaler
-rwxr-xr-x 1 michaelf admin 800386 Sep 29 2006 yuvtools.tgz