Sorry if this seems like a dumb question, but I've tried looking through everything on the website, homepage.mac.com/major4/, but it isn't clear to me whether ffmpegX includes ffmpeg, or only provides a GUI on top of an existing installation of ffmpeg.
The reason I ask, is that I already installed the MacPorts ffmpeg, and I'm concerned that installing ffmpegX might inadvertently overwrite files or otherwise cause problems. Does anyone know of an Aqua or X GUI for ffmpeg?
I'm running 10.4.11 on a 1GHz TiG4.
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1/ ffmpegX does include ffmpeg.
2/ The ffmpeg version from ffmpegX does NOT interfere with other existing installations of ffmpeg; it isn't even aware of other copies of ffmpeg. The ffmpeg binary is located inside the ffmpegX application package, and is always called on using a path to that binary. It always uses its own binary.
3/ ffmpegX only puts extra files in
~.spumux/ (subtitle fonts)
~Library/Preferences/ (the prefs file com.mac.homepage.major4.ffmpegX.plist)
I believe all your other software is save from accidental overwriting or other interference.
I personally use the command-line ffmpeg provided by Remux as it is regularly updated.
I tried to replace the one use by ffmpegX by that one, but it didn't work. Like Case said, the 2 are too different.
To use ffmpeg from Remux, I simply did:
ln -s "/Applications/remux.app/Contents/Resources/ffmpeg" /usr/local/bin/ffmpeg-x
I can then run ffmpeg from the command line simply by typing: ffmpeg-x options
I called it ffmpeg-x to avoid possible conflicts with other ffmpeg used in various video tools.