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  • HandBrake 1.2 Released: Switches Over To FFmpeg, Early Support For GTK4

    Phoronix: HandBrake 1.2 Released: Switches Over To FFmpeg, Early Support For GTK4

    HandBrake 1.2.0 is now available as the latest update to this popular cross-platform, open-source video transcoder software...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...e-1.2-Released

  • #2
    Interesting. Ffmpeg has always been a great program missing a decent gui frontend. If Handbrake can start to expose more of ffmpeg's functionality it could turn into the killer app for video encoding and transcoding.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by miabrahams View Post
      Interesting. Ffmpeg has always been a great program missing a decent gui frontend. If Handbrake can start to expose more of ffmpeg's functionality it could turn into the killer app for video encoding and transcoding.
      it already has been a killer app for encoding and transcoding...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by profoundWHALE View Post

        it already has been a killer app for encoding and transcoding...
        Not as a replacement for ffmpeg. It couldn't even encode a sequence of images into a video last I checked.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by miabrahams View Post
          Interesting. Ffmpeg has always been a great program missing a decent gui frontend. If Handbrake can start to expose more of ffmpeg's functionality it could turn into the killer app for video encoding and transcoding.
          I don't think ffmpeg even aspires to have a gui. I think it's really meant to be something that you integrate in a project, not a program intended to be used on its own.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by jacob View Post

            I don't think ffmpeg even aspires to have a gui. I think it's really meant to be something that you integrate in a project, not a program intended to be used on its own.
            Yeah. Think of it as a library that happens to offer shell script bindings.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by miabrahams View Post
              Not as a replacement for ffmpeg. It couldn't even encode a sequence of images into a video last I checked.
              In other words, you never really checked.
              PHP Code:
              commit 03cfe134ca7b07edfdcfa269ac12da52aa363cc3
              Author
              Michael Niedermayer <michaelni@gmx.at>
              DateThu Jul 15 18:32:54 2004 +0000

              image2 
              image API cleanup phase-1
              with this its possible to encode
              &decode any video codec to individual (1 file per framefiles

              Originally committed 
              as revision 3319 to svn://svn.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg/trunk 
              (ffmpeg -f image2 -i '*.jpg' ...)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by uxmkt View Post
                In other words, you never really checked.
                PHP Code:
                commit 03cfe134ca7b07edfdcfa269ac12da52aa363cc3
                Author
                Michael Niedermayer <michaelni@gmx.at>
                DateThu Jul 15 18:32:54 2004 +0000

                image2 
                image API cleanup phase-1
                with this its possible to encode
                &decode any video codec to individual (1 file per framefiles

                Originally committed 
                as revision 3319 to svn://svn.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg/trunk 
                (ffmpeg -f image2 -i '*.jpg' ...)
                As I understood miabrahams's comment, it was saying "Handbrake is not a killer app for encoding and transcoding as a replacement for calling the ffmpeg CLI directly. Handbrake can't couldn't even encode a sequence of images into a video last I checked."

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ssokolow View Post

                  As I understood miabrahams's comment, it was saying "Handbrake is not a killer app for encoding and transcoding as a replacement for calling the ffmpeg CLI directly. Handbrake can't couldn't even encode a sequence of images into a video last I checked."
                  +1 to ssokolow's interpretation of miabraham's comment.

                  I too have always though of ffmpeg as a library that happened to have a CLI frontend, but I've kind of been okay with it since even Handbrake has an overwhelming number of options for the average user; actually making a GUI that covers the entire ffmpeg surface would result in an ultra-confusing mess with more dropdown menus than you could fathom. I feel like CLIs are good for something so complex because it lets you decide how much info you see when you use it.

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                  • #10
                    And here I thought Handbrake was already using ffmpeg (at least in some cases).

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