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FFmpegUI

A simple and fast software to convert video

SIMPLE

FFmpegUI is extremely simple and intuitive. Select the file to convert, choose the destination, set the compression amount and FFmpegUI will do the rest

FAST

FFmpegUI is based on the well-known command-line program FFmpeg. This means that the conversion and transcoding speed remains unchanged.

RELIABLE

Designed and developed to be reliable and stable. FFmpegUI inherits program reliability and stability from Ffmpeg.

CROSS-PLATFORM

Developed for the major operating systems available on the market such as Windows, Osx and will soon also be available for the Linux operating system.

FREE

Just like FFmpeg, FFmpegUI is also totally free. It has no monthly maintenance costs. Download and convert for free.

CONSTANTLY UPDATED

FFmpegUI is constantly updated with new controls while maintaining a User-friendly interface and usability.

Step 1

Select the video to be converted

Step 2

Select the destination directory

Step 3

Write the name of the new video

CONVERT

FFmpegUI

FFmpegUI is technically considered a Bridge software, because it applies the ease of use of a UI (User Interface) to the terminal (command line) of FFmpeg. But let’s start from the beginning.

FFmpeg
FFmepeg is famous for its power in compressing and transcoding Audio / Video files. Those who have tried it will have noticed how it manages to compress a video file, for example from 600Mb to just over 60Mb while still obtaining good image quality.

But FFmpeg is a command line program. This means that to convert a video, you have to open the terminal and type in a string. Put simply, it doesn’t have a graphical interface. And this is where FFmpegUI comes in.

FFmpegUI
FFmpegUI as you may have guessed from the name, is FFmpeg + UI (User Interface). This means that you can use the powerful FFmpeg command line program without the command line because FFmpegUI writes that famous string for you which is then used to convert the file.

Designed to have minimal interface, or in other words, with few commands, just the essentials that are needed for conversion. Only one parameter has been introduced to determine the amount of compression and therefore the quality of the converted video.

Just follow some simple steps:

  1. Load the video file to be converted
  2. Select the target directory
  3. Type a name for the file
  4. Choose the type of container between .mp4 .mov or .avi
  5. Set the amount of compression

FFmpegUI will take care of the rest.

It is important to emphasize that in order to function properly, FFmpegUI must be “connected” to FFmpeg. So, in addition to FFmpegUI, you must download the FFmpeg and FFprobe programs that you find here: https://www.ffmpeg.org/

Why does FFmpegUI have to be connected to FFprobe as well as FFmpeg to work correctly?
FFmpegUI performs calculations to determine for example the time it takes for a video to be converted. FFprobe is a program used to query a file (audio, video and photos) and obtain information. FFmpegUI uses this information to correctly perform calculations. For example, without FFprobe we would not have the conversion progress bar.
Please note: you can also use FFmpegUI without connecting it to FFprobe. The performance and quality level of compression and / or transcoding will remain unchanged.

Totally free
FFmpegUI is developed for private and amateur use. For this reason it is released as a totally free software. Therefore, you cannot receive software assistance under any circumstances. The only way you can get assistance is indirectly. That is, leave feedback via the contact page contact. Any feedback regarding operation or a possible implementation is likely to be resolved or added in the next release.
From the object field in the contact form, please select: Feedback FFmpegUI. The request will be sorted better and it will be easier to deal with. Thanks.

Can I help improve the software?
Absolutely! It would be great! The goal is to “convert” all the available functions of FFmpeg into GUI commands. However, as well as taking advantage of the features of FFmpeg, many other things can be done too. If you have an idea, please write it below. It will be evaluated and if possible included in one of the subsequent releases.

What you can do with the first release of FfmpegUI.
FFmpegUI Version 0.5.1 beta, as already noted, currently has only one parameter that allows you to control the amount of video compression. This parameter acts on the CRF quantity of the resulting video. But the FFmpeg program also has a parameter called q (which for the moment remains fixed at 20). In reality there are many parameters that we can control with FFmpeg. And not only relating to conversion but also for audio / video editing.

Furthermore, it is important to know that the type of encoding applied by FFmpegUI is the mpeg4 and it is the only one available at the moment with this first version of the software. You cannot decide to apply other types of codecs. Also you can only convert videos.

Supported operating systems:
Currently FFmpegUI is available for Windows and Osx. A Linux version will be released in the future. Compilation on Windows is 32bit. It will soon also be available for 64bit systems. The 32bit version also works on 64bit systems.

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INSTALLATION AND CONNECTION TO FFmpeg

Steps for downloading FFmpeg and linking to FFmpegUI software:

1 - Download FFmpeg here: https://ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds
2 - Select the version, the architecture (Windows 32-bit, 64-bit or macOS-64bit) and click on the Download Build button.
3 - Once the download is complete, extract the .zip file in the directory of your choice (Ex. Download, Documents, Desktop ....). The files that interest us (FFmpeg and FFprobe) are located inside the bin folder.
4 - Open the FFmpegUI software and click on the Settings button
5 - Click on the Browse... e seleziona il file FFmpeg che hai scaricato ed estratto al passaggio 3.
6 - Click on the OK button. The program will inform you that you will need to restart it to apply the changes.
7 - Click on the Yes button to close FFmpegUI.
8 - Now you can open FFmpegUI and start converting your videos.

**You can also move only the bin folder, rename it for example in ffmpeg_link and delete the rest. The programs that we need for the correct functioning of FFmpegUI are FFmpeg and Ffprobe.

Note: all this process will be automated in the next release. It will no longer be necessary to manually download and link FFmpeg and FFprobe. It will be done automatically by FfmpegUI.

New deadline release

FFmpegUI is constantly updated and improved. As mentioned, the main objective is to make FFmpegUI an extremely simple and efficient software. The graph alongside (or below) shows the software development deadline for the new release or the one available at the moment.

FFmpegUI v0.5 beta

Pre production
Processing
Finished product
Testing
Final release

Supported operating systems:

Minimum

Processor
x86 32/64 Intel core 2 Duo or later, Atom, AMD
Disk
Approximately 64MB of available disk space + 150MB of space for FFmpeg and FFprobe
Ram
At least 1GB
Screen
Resolution of 1024x768 pixels with a colour depth of 16bit
Video Card
Any graphics card that supports a colour depth of at least 16bit. 128MB memory

Recommended

Processor
x86 32/64 Intel core i5 quad core, AMD Rayzen
Disk
Approximately 64MB of available disk space + 150MB of space for FFmpeg and FFprobe
Ram
8GB for demanding conversions
Screen
Resolution of 1280x1024 pixels with a colour depth of 24bit
Video Card
Any graphics card that supports at 24 bit colour depth. 128MB memory

Minimum

Processor
x86 32/64 Intel core 2 Duo or later
Disk
Approximately 20MB of available disk space + 150MB of space for FFmpeg and FFprobe
Ram
At least 1GB
Screen
Resolution of 1024x768 pixels with a colour depth of 16bit
Video card
Any graphics card that supports a colour depth of at least 16bit. 128MB memory

Recommended

Processor
x86 32/64 Intel core i5 quad core
Disk
Approximately 20MB of available disk space + 150MB of space for FFmpeg and FFprobe
Ram
8GB for demanding conversions
Screen
Resolution of 1280x1024 pixels with a colour depth of 24bit
Video card
Any graphics card that supports at 24 bit colour depth. 128MB memory

FFmpegUI has not been tested on older operating systems such as Windows Xp or Mac Osx Mavericks / Yosemite. The correct functioning of the software in these operating systems is not excluded as theoretically they should not have any problems and should work correctly.

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