|Java GUI for encoding video using Mencoder/Mplayer||
Frequently Asked Questions:
(or might be if they were asked..)
The program is java based and a jre (recommend at least java 1.5) is required. Correctly installed executables of mplayer and mencoder are the main requirement. MP4Box and Mkvmerge are required for mp4 and mkv muxing respectively. The locations for downloading these programs are shown in the links page.
Assuming you have downloaded the zip file containing the jar, unzip the archive to it's own folder using an unzipping program and simply execute the jar file. The details are given in the installation page.
This will be either as a result of incorrect configuration or installation of those programs on your system, or as a result of a bug in the front-end. As the author gains more understanding of mplayer commands, this will be reflected in the documentation. mplayer can be tricky to configure when compiling on any platform, so it is better to check mplayer works properly first before using JMencode.
This program requires an executable of mplayer that includes support for png output (for previews).
This has not yet been written, but the program is quite simplistic and hopefully when it is fully usable, it will be straightforward to use.
This is GPL software and anyone is free to recompile and alter the software as they see fit. It has not been tested on other versions of java than 1.5. So it may not work properly with older versions due to minor code differences, mainly those in the Swing API. It can probably be fixed to work with older versions, but this has not yet been done. The program was built with the netbeans IDE 5.5, and the project files are included with the source to open the source in netbeans. This can be used to rebuild the jar file.
This project's SourceForge.net Subversion repository
can be checked out through SVN with the following instruction set:
Generally, you do not need to change this at all. But read below if interested.
(This answer is taken from
in answer to the question - Why do third-party players fail to play MPEG-4
movies encoded by MEncoder versions later than 1.0pre7?)