Category: Blog

Video Monkey and 64 Bit

All Macs sold today support 64 bit instructions. There are lots of advantages to 64 bit. For instance, it can handle more data at one time which makes many operations run much faster. This is especially true of video encoding. You can essentially decode twice as many pixels at a time, potentially getting double the […]

Moving Day!

Welcome to the new Video Monkey website. It’s taken weeks to get it ready, but everything is up and ready to go. This move was prompted by SourceForge getting hacked, preventing me from accessing much of the Video Monkey repository. It was especially painful because I was all ready to do the 0.9 release of […]

Fresh FFMPEG and Google

I always want to use the freshest version of ffmpeg for every Video Monkey release. But doing that has proven difficult over the entire lifetime of the app. Many times I have used Google to try to either find a prebuilt version or good instructions on how to build it yourself. That would seem like […]

VideoMonkey and Metadata

With the 0.4 release of VideoMonkey, you can manipulate the metadata in a video file. Metadata is extra information in a video which tells you the title, description, rating, etc. of that video. It can even hold artwork (posters, cast photos, etc.). Some apps, like iTunes, can use this metadata to display information about the […]

Where Did We Come From?

Working with video can be hard. But that’s better than it used to be, which was impossible. Now there are lots of tools to choose from and computers are fast enough to make recording, editing, and encoding video practical for everyone. Practical, but not necessarily easy. On Macs, we fortunately have machines with great underlying […]

How Do You Work With Video?

The great thing about building an app like Video Monkey, one that you use a lot yourself, is that you can give it exactly the features you want. The first version just converts files into iTunes formats because that’s the most common thing I do. Next I’m adding the ability to add the result directly […]