Sunday, April 13, 2008

PEnGUIn Encoder MP4 0.97b4 was Released

A very minor update:
1. Divx encoding for muxing in mp4 was improved.
2. Scale in Divx encoding was fixed.
3. ipod mode of optimize might be not able to compatible with ipod 5.5G in 640x480

PEnGUIn Encoder MP4 0.97b4
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34 comments:

Giovanny said...

Congratulations for the app guys! It is awesome. Solved all my problems converting RMVB videos to MP4 so I can wacth them on my iPod.
The only thing that needs to get improved is the interface, but I know that this is just the beginnig. Once again, CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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La'fear said...

Hi, No problems.
Update binaries will update the precompiled binaries in your directory "/usr/local/lib".
If you want to remove them, you will also find a function "remove binaries" under the help menu. It will remove those binaries you updated or installed by PEnGUIn Encoder MP4 before, and then you can remove PEnGUIn Encoder MP4.
Thanks!!

30elcarim said...
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La'fear said...

Sure.
That part came from the mplayer project so that I didn't make a remove option in PEnGUIn Encoder MP4. But you still can use Terminal "/Applications/Utilities/Terminal", type the following command: (You might need to enable root user in NetInfo Manager of 10.4 or Directory Utilities of 10.5)
sudo rm -r /usr/local/lib/codecs
The directory "codes" will be removed.

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Tati said...

Hi. I was using the 096E5 version, and it was working fine. Even when I played the files on my iPod they where perfect. But 2 days ago quick time was updated to version 7.5 and all my problems started! The video and audio aren't sincronized anymore... So I tried to use this new version, and it appears a message and the file created has the same problem... Please help me! I use Tiger on my Macbook. Thanks.

La'fear said...

Tati, Did you try 0.97b5? For Mactel computer, like your Macbook. I suggest to use the latest 0.97b5. And I didn't update Quicktime 7.5 yet. I will try it later...

Tati said...

Thanks. I will try...

Tatiana said...

Hi...I'm sorry, but I still need your help... I tryed the new version, but keeps coming a message saying that tasks were skipped where the file was created... I feel so bad, because the version that I was using was just perfect! I don't know if it was a coincidence or quicktime 7.5 broke something...Well I forgot to tell you that I convert rmvb files to mp4. I don't know if this information is relevant. I'm sorry to bother again, but I'm really sad... Your software is perfect, I'm sure that something else is messing all up. Thanks.

La'fear said...

Hi, Tatiana...
I think the problem maybe come from the rmvb file itself. The rmvb support came from the extra code which developed by mplayerhq.hu. There is no newer update recently. Therefore, not every rmvb can be transcoded to mp4 by mencoder now. I wish they can improve the rmvb support in the later version. By the way, you can also replace the .264 files to another place if they existed on you export destination. You can also use the "command + P" to see if the rmvb files can be transcoded in first 15 secs.
Thanks a lot!!

Tati said...

Hey, me again:( Sorry to bother, but about the rmvb thing that you said, I tested. I took a file that I converted before the problem appear and tried to convert again, and after I converted, it had the same problem with audio and video... That's so weird. Once I finally solve this problem, I will not update quicktime ever again. Are there other versions of penguin that I can test? Because the096E5, I downloaded with a link that you posted for somebody that was having problems with 097b1 (I think), and at that time it solved all my problems too. I even tryed to find a way to download again the 7.4.5 quicktime version to test if all gets better, but I didn't find it, everwhere they have only the new version... Well, thanks for your patience. If you think on anything else, please let me know.

La'fear said...

Hi, Please don't mind for bothering. Without your feedback, I can't know how to improve the program. According the version you mentioned 0.96E5 and 0.97b1. I built two alpha & beta 0.97b5. Please have a trial. Thanks a lot!!
http://www.exomanic.com/files/PEnGUIn_Encoder_MP4_097b5(alpha).zip
http://www.exomanic.com/files/PEnGUIn_Encoder_MP4_097b5(beta).zip

Jason said...

I would like to raise an issue regarding viewing the converted video file from the iPhone. For some strange reasons, the audio stops and then the video player crashes on the iPhone. It happened on all rmvb converted to mp4 using this software. Any clues? Thanks.

La'fear said...

Hi, Jason.
The rmvb to mp4 is really a mysterious stuff, some users report the same problem. I also test it by myself. Till now, the easiest way is to wait for the newer firmware for iphone/ipod touch. It will be released in these days, because the new iphone 3G will be shipped on July 11. Believe the newer movie player have improved the ability of playing mp4.
Thanks a lot!

sourabh bora said...

Hi,
It would be great if you can include a Installation guideline. I am new to Mac and still struggling to install this sofware.
Thanks

La'fear said...

Hi, sourabh bora...
In fact the software won't need install, but if you have used the old version, just remember to update the binary under the help menu. And if you want to encode the rmvb file, remember install the extra binary, and the same under the help menu.
Thanks!!

Hodag said...

Wonderful piece of software! Thank you so much. Only thing I would like is a little more control over subtitle color. I'm not complaining though, keep up the great work.

La'fear said...

Hi, Hodag!!
Color selection will be in the next release.
Thanks!!

jnilson said...

Hi, I`ve benn trying do convert some rmvb videos to mp4, but every time that I try shows this message

"1 duplicate frame(s)!
Pos:2586.4s 60862f (99%) 422.50fps Trem: 0min 19mb A-V:-0.008 [391:63]
Video stream: 391.970 kbit/s (48996 B/s) size: 126721632 bytes 2586.353 secs 60862 frames

Audio stream: 63.993 kbit/s (7999 B/s) size: 20692899 bytes 2586.889 secs
Opening /Users/adrianetodeschini/Movies/pb.2x19.by.greenarrow.brazilseries_vid.avi failed
Error importing /Users/adrianetodeschini/Movies/pb.2x19.by.greenarrow.brazilseries_vid.avi: Requested URL is not valid or cannot be found

may I have some help ? Thank you very much,
Nilson

La'fear said...

Hello!!jnilson
For rmvb, do you install "get extra codes" under the help menu of PEnGUIn Encoder MP4?

jnilson said...

Hi la’fear,

It is a essential-macosx-x86-20060611.zip file, where should I save the extracted file?

La'fear said...

Yes, it is. Please unexpand the zip file, and you will see a pkg file. Just double-click and install it.

jnilson said...

After I have installed the extra codes I got the following message

Audio stream: 63.989 kbit/s (7998 B/s) size: 20710365 bytes 2589.257 secs
Opening /Users/adrianetodeschini/Movies/P406B TheMusic Dude_vid.avi failed
Error importing /Users/adrianetodeschini/Movies/P406B TheMusic Dude_vid.avi: Requested URL is not valid or cannot be found

Can you help me?

jnilson said...

la`fear, it worked !
Thanks for your time and attention,
Nilson

macmad said...

Hi la'fear,

U are the man, the PEnGUIn is so great!!

Thx for your time for it!! : )

Zhang,Yun said...

Hi. The IPOD MP4 files converted from RMVB cannot be played by my IPOD. It is perfect under quicktime on my mac. What's the reason?

La'fear said...

Hi, Zhang,Yun..
Please remember update your ipod to the latest firmware, by the way, maybe you can try the profile setting from the 320x240x30fps? And there are many generations of ipod? Which one of your ipod? As I know, some ipod which is old genereation might not fully support mp4 well, and RMVB is not support mencoder fully either, maybe it's also another reason.

Claudio said...

Hi,
how to join two AVI files and export to a single MP4 file?
Thanks!

La'fear said...

Hi!! Claudio...
Sorry for late reply. I suggest you can try following steps.
First, encode AVI to MP4.
Second, you can open multi MP4 files with QuickTime.
Third, use QuickTime's copy/paste to join MP4 files

Claudio said...

I need your help for the other question.

What Font Code should i use for portuguese subtitle?
I tried to use font code LATIN2, but not work fine for me.

Thanks!

La'fear said...

Hi..Claudio....
Can you tell me which the default font encoding for portuguese? I think it should be the same to the font encoding of web browser. If need, I will add the more font encoding at the next release of PEnGUIn Encoder MP4. Thanks a lot!!

Claudio said...

I'm using font code UTF8, and now is everything ok!

Thanks!

La'fear said...

Great!!! It's glad to hear that^^