I wish I had more time to answer all the e-mails I get from my readers and to be able to do some research to help everybody find applications. Unfortunately during the summer it’s difficult to find the time to spend hours in front of my computer. Slowly as summer progresses into fall, you’ll see more from MacPowerPC!
A long time ago, a few people asked me about some applications to edit movies. Obviously, my first answer is iMovie, I don’t do movie editing and if so it’s very basic! In my travels, I’ve come across a great program called Avidemux.
* Avidemux (2.5.3) – Free – PowerPC 10.2 (Jaguar here guys) or later. It’s free open source and multi-platform software. The interface might not be the best thing you have seen but the application is very straightforward. It supports video formats that iMovie does not and is very powerful for a simple cutting, filtering, and encoding. I might have to mention again that its FREE and this is what MacPowerPC is all about.
In a past post I listed VLC with a bunch of other audio players but I mentioned that it was a great movie player as well. At that time I was using VLC as a good resource for my music media. Recently I noticed that it got an update and this post here is to make sure that you will update this very PowerPC friendly application. Can you believe that they’re still looking out for us after all these years? This is Awesome so let’s show some PowerPC love to VLC when you play your music or videos.
MetaX is a media data tagging application for MP4 and their derivatives including Quicktime movies etc. One of it’s coolest features is that it will automatically search the internet for your movies’ cover or posters! Your movies never looked so good and organized. This fantastic application allows you to keep things organized. As I like things very organized, when I saw this free application I couldn’t let it go!
Alright! Yesterday I mentioned some software that help you to play music on your mac, some of them play movies aswell. VLC it’s a full function app and if you have already installed it, you know what I’m talking about. But if you like to have options, I recommend that you follow a few apps that will help you to watch your favourite movie / tv shows. You won’t have problems with codecs anymore.
* Movist – Media player with high quality and simple user interface. It’s light app to run. Probably “today” this is the best choice to play your movies http://code.google.com/p/movist/
* MPlayer OSX Extended – It’s a powerful software to play your movies, for sure you will be impressed with the quality of this player. http://www.mplayerosx.ch/