Squint and VisualHub, the popular video converter on Mac OS X have now gone open source. They also have got new names, Film Redux (VisualHub) and PunyVid (iSquint).
As you may or may not know, the developer, Techspanion has closed shop and after an outcry from fans, it has released the source code.
This a tutorial on how to use Techspansion's open source to build iSquint and VisualHub.
What you need:
Mac OS X 10.5, Xcode 3.0 and Techspansion's open source
1Open the open source, you will see two folders: FilmRedux and PunyVid. Open FilmRedux and find the file "FilmRedux.xcodeproj".
2Double click "FilmRedux.xcodeproj" to open it with Xcode.
3Click the button "Build and Go" to build VisualHub (Film Redux). That's all.
VisualHub is the free video converter, and if you need some editing feature for your video files, then you need open source video editing software.
1Open the open source, you will see two folders: FilmRedux and PunyVid. Open PunyVid and find the file "PunyVid.xcodeproj".
2Double click "PunyVid.xcodeproj" to open it with Xcode.
3Click the button "Build and Go" to build iSquint (PunyVid). That's all.
The operation is simple, but the stability would be a great concern, it kept reporting error messages during my try which is really frustrated. Perhaps it's not wise enough to spend hours coping with those errors messages, as there must be some commercial programs that perform much more reliably, like the Mac Video Converter Ultimate.
You can learn here to know how to convert video converter on Mac, or get to know quickly from the video tutorial as below: