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|MP4Box is a multimedia packager, with a vast number of functionalities: conversion, splitting, hinting, dumping and others. It is a command-line tool. It can import MPEG-4 video, DivX, XviD, 3ivx, h264 etc, audio streams and subtitles into the .mp4 container. The end result is a compliant MP4 stream. It can also extract streams from a .mp4. MP4Box is a command line tool, but can be used with graphical user interfaces such as YAMB or my MP4box GUI.
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0.5.2 rev612 (September 01, 2015)
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More information and other downloads:
Download Mp4box 0.4.6 here.
Download Mp4box 0.4.5 here.
Download Mp4box 0.4.4 here.
Download Mp4box 0.4.3 here.
Download YAMB here, a mp4box GUI.
Download my MP4box GUI here, another simple mp4box GUI.
Download MP4 FastStart here or here(direct link), it adjusts the MP4s metadata to allow for Flash players to play them right away, while it progressively downloads. Or use mp4box with the hint command(mp4box -hint video.mp4)
Sections/Browse similar tools:
Linux video tools, MacOS video tools, Video De/Multiplexers
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if you just want mp4box, you don't have to run the installer. open the installer with an archiver like winrar or 7-z and extract these files only;
The installer installs the entire GPAC suite of programs by default, not just MP4Box. Yes, you can deselect anything you want, but it would be nicer if there were a way to install ONLY MP4Box, without any extra crap (like the archaic MediaInfo file I mention below).
MP4Box: Changed the format for parameters for joining files, so any old scripts may no longer work. E.G. Command lines created by MyMP4Box will create garbage instead of correctly joining the files.
The installer adds an OLD version of the MediaInfo dll file, and it doesn't get removed if you uninstall. There is no option to choose not to install the file, and it overwrites any existing version - even if it's newer. Consequence: I now have to go find the new version of MediaInfo to re-install and get my old functionality back.
After installation, thumbnails for MP4 files were gone - even after I uninstalled everything. I tried re-associating the files with Media Player, and I tried editing the registry to restore the thumbnails. Ultimately I ended up installing the latest version of K-Lite to get them back.
I realise it's a beta version, so it's not likely to be perfect, but I have to say, this is pretty bad even for a beta. Needless to say, I have uninstalled the whole mess, and I'm working on fixing the problems it has left behind. Yes, I could have done a system restore to a time before I had installed this, but that also comes with consequences of its own.
At installion, you have to add Admin. permission to the installer, nor you can't copy certain files below C:\Program Files.
This will also work on Windows Vista.
The newest revisions of "x264" have revealed that the older builds of MP4Box were not "100% standard-compliant". If you need/want an up-to-date version of MP4Box, download it from one of the URLs below:
MP4Box is an absolutely invaluable tool for all your MP4 needs. Most people will want/need a UI (ex: Yamb).
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