iSquint and VisualHub, the popular Video converter for Mac OS X have now gone open source. They also are known as Film Redux (VisualHub) and PunyVid (iSquint). And you may possibly have know this: the developer, Techspanion has closed shop and after an outcry from fans, it has released the source code.
You can get them here: SourceForge.net Repository - [transcoderredux] Index of /
This is a detailed guide about how to build iSquint and VisualHub using Techspansion's open source. Just follow the steps below, then you will see how easy it is:
What you need:
Part 1, How to use open source to build VisualHub (Film Redux)?
Open the open source
Now two folders you would see: FilmRedux and PunyVid. Open FilmRedux and find the file "FilmRedux.xcodeproj" like this:
Open the Folder FilmRedux.xcodeproj
Double click the folder "FilmRedux.xcodeproj" to open it with Xcode.
Built your VisualHub file
Here, you need click the "Build and Go" button to build VisualHub (Film Redux). That's all.
Note: If your Mac OS X is not 10.5.0, Click here to download the built Film Redux (VisualHub) and PunyVid (iSquint).
Part 2, How to use open source to build iSquint( PunyVid)?
Open the open source
Open the source and then two folders named FilmRedux and PunyVid you would see. Open PunyVid and find the file "PunyVid.xcodeproj".
Open the folder PunyVid.xcodeproj
Now double click "PunyVid.xcodeproj" to open it with Xcode.
Build iSquint (PunyVid)
Click the "Build and Go" button to build iSquint (PunyVid). That's all.
Important: Though the operation is quite simple, the stability is a great concern, When I use this, it kept reporting error messages mking me really frustrated.So the tried-and-true Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended due to its excellent performance in video conversions.
If you want to convert videos to DVD, here is video to DVD Creator for Mac which can helps you burn DVDs with any video in all popular formats.
Learn more about iSquint: iSquint - free Mac iPod video conversion applications discontinued.