MystiQ Is a fairly new Qt5/C++ FFmpegAudio and video based converters for Linux and Microsoft Windows. The macOS version will also be available in the future. What I want to point out is that although the application is called “MystiQ Video Converter” on its website, it actually supports audio and video files.
The FFmpeg GUI comes with an easy-to-use user interface, designed to make the work done without distracting users. It supports all popular audio and video formats supported by FFmpeg, and comes with many presets.
This is how MystiQ Video Converter works. Drag and drop some files (or click
Add Button to add files from its toolbar) to convert, and then a dialog box pops up-click
Next, Select the output format and one of the many presets (screenshot above), you can also select the output folder (default is your home directory), and you can start converting media files.
Advanced: Do you want to use custom settings for the output format? Click on
Edit Next to the button
Preset (Or double-click the video that has been added to MystiQ), you will access
Conversion Parameters The dialog box (shown above), where you can select many options, including audio and video bitrate, insert subtitles, rotate video, set video height and width, and even add other FFmpeg command line options.
After adding the file, click
Convert The buttons and transcoding on the MystiQ toolbar exist objects. When the application completes the conversion, it will send a desktop notification. The converted file also has a
Finished The text next to them in the MistiQ user interface.
What I want to point out is that in my test, the conversion progress bar did not reach 100% from the start to the end of the conversion. After the conversion is completed, it changes from “100%” to “Done”.
This is a list of conversion parameters (advanced options) available when you click Conversion Parameters.
Edit Button beside
- Disable audio
- Copy audio (do not re-encode)
- Sampling Rate
- Bit rate
- Insert subtitles (if available)
- Black and white video
- Rotate 90 degrees clockwise/counterclockwise
- Rotate 180 degrees
- Flip horizontally/vertically
- Disable video
- Copy the video (do not re-encode)
- Set the width and height of the video
- Bit rate
- Crop video
- The same quantizer as the source
- 3D options: red cyan, green magenta gray single color, red green gray single color, red cyan half color, green magenta color, red blue gray single color, red cyan Dubois, yellow blue
- Cut HH from the beginning and/or end of the video: mm: ss
- Advanced: Other FFmpeg options (command line options)
Additional Mystiq multimedia converter options include the following functions: set the number of threads used during conversion, set ffmpeg, ffprobe and sox paths, and shut down/suspend/hibernate the computer after the application completes the file conversion.
Some of you may ask this and Handbrake, A popular and complete FFmpeg GUI. For now, I found that HandBrake has more features, including additional options for applying filters, chapters, and more video options (such as frame rate), your own choice of video encoder, etc.
However, MystiQ’s goal is different: it is easy to transcode multimedia files with a simple and clean user interface, and you can use it immediately after opening the application for the first time, without having to adjust or learn how to use it. Please also keep in mind that MystiQ Video Converter is a very new feature (it released version 0.0.1 in August 2019), so more features will be included in future versions.
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Download MystiQ FFmpeg GUI
MystiQ is suitable for Windows and Linux. For Linux, there are packages for Debian, Ubuntu (and Ubuntu-based Linux distributions such as Pop!_OS, Elementary OS, Zorin OS, etc.), Fedora, openSUSE and Arch Linux. The source code can be downloaded from the following location GitHub.
one left AppImage available It can run on Ubuntu 18.04 / Linux Mint 19. *, and there is no Mystiq DEB package in its repository.