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Old 19th September 2009, 11:57   #1  |  Link
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Does ProjectX work on Mac OS X? -Newbie needs help!

Hi. Let me just say I am a Mac newbie and a ProjectX newbie, so please be patient with me. I have tried searching with very little success.

(1) Does ProjectX work on OSX Leopard/Snow Leopard? AFAIK I thought Java apps were 'operating system neutral' -that was the beauty of Java?
Yet on videohelp.com it lists ProjectX as Windows only

(2)I don't have a hope in hell of compilling it myself so I had to rely on a pre-compiled version.I have downloaded it from a couple of sources and managed to get the doom9 'jar' (from 'ProjectX_0.90.4.zip') running (up to a point) on OS X Leopard/Snow Leopard.

The program interfaces opens up but when I load a .ts file the image is utterly distorted: a couple of horizontal stripes of colour and the rest just black.

If I drag the 'timeline' (?) control to forward through the .ts file the image is distorted through out.

If I hit 'Quick Start' it works for a bit then stops. The ProjectX window says " summary of created media files:
"=> 0 bytes written...
-> we have 15156 warnings/errors."

I have used the windows version on the same .ts file and it demuxs it fine.

I went to Apps/Utilities and opened Java Preferences and I got this info
Java Preferences V 13.0.0
Java Platform Standard Edition 6

Any help is appreciated

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I'm using it on a G4 running OSX but an early version. The file I downloaded was called.

MAC_projectx-v0900400b30.zip sorry I don't have the download site but it would have been either
http://www.watchersnet.de/
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http://www.oozoon.de/main_en.html

and I have the latest version of java installed. It all works quite nicely.
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Thanks netmask, at least that clears up that ProjectX does work on OS X.

What is vidoehelp.com doing incorrectly stating its for Windows only?

Now to try and figure out why its not working properly on my Mac. Perhaps its Leopard/Snow Leopard is the problem?
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Issue solved

I downloaded ProjectX-v0.90.04.00.b31 from oozoon and it works ! The program interface also looks much better in this version. All the text from the menus now "fit" in their places in the interface.

Thanks netmask, for the link to oozoon.

Sorry for filling the forum with this is basic stuff, but
I had tried another version of ProjectX without success. And the viedohelp.com web site led me to question if ProjectX worked on OS X at all.


For the record I also downloaded v0.90.04.00 (from 30-3-2006) from oozoon and it didn't work. It had the same problems as the Doom9 version.
Also, for the record, I am running Snow Leopard 10.6.1 on intel iMac
Java 1.6.0_15


Any recommendations for a free muxer (like Imago-MPEG) for OSX? BitVice Helper looked promising but it only muxes AIFF or WAV

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Any recommendations for a free muxer (like Imago-MPEG) for OSX? BitVice Helper looked promising but it only muxes AIFF or WAV
What is your target format exactly? MPEG-TS, MPEG-PS, DVD? Are you re-encoding audio or video?
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What is your target format exactly? MPEG-TS, MPEG-PS, DVD? Are you re-encoding audio or video?
I would like to 'put' the video (and the audio from the video) from the .ts file on to a DVD disc to watch in a domestic stand-alone DVD player. Ideally I'd like to do it without having to re-encode it, if that was possible.

What I am after is speed and convenience (aren't we all). Initially I presumed as the .ts file was MPEG2 based that it would be relatively simple to get it to DVD disc. However the more I try to do this, the more difficult it gets

To add to my situation I am a Mac newbie and finding open source/free programs for the Mac isn't as easy either.

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Thanks netmask, at least that clears up that ProjectX does work on OS X.

What is vidoehelp.com doing incorrectly stating its for Windows only?

Now to try and figure out why its not working properly on my Mac. Perhaps its Leopard/Snow Leopard is the problem?
It also works in LINUX
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