GFrontEnd for ffmpeg2theora2007.1
GFrontEnd is an application designed as the Graphical User Interface for ffmpeg2theora, the program that is able to convert video files to the OGG Theora format. Unfortunately, the program can only be run using the command-line console, and this is why GFrontEnd comes in handy for all users who need to convert their videos easily and efficiently.
It sports a clean interface, and you should be able to master this program in no time. Unfortunately, you cannot drag and drop the files directly into the main window, so you should add them by using the built-in browse function.
It supports batch processing, which means you can add multiple videos to the list, and convert them simultaneously. Once you have added the files to the list, you cannot delete each item individually, so you are only allowed to clear the entire list.
There are several configuration settings to tinker with, as you can select the video quality, bitrate and ratio. Moreover, you may opt for image correction, and it’s possible to adjust the level of contrast, brightness, gamma and saturation.
More experienced users may fiddle with some advanced settings, as they can select the framerate and keyframe interval, and adjust the level of sharpness. The output file extension is OMG, but it also offers support for the OGG file format, so you can open the audio files in an audio player.
It offers time estimation for completing the job, and it displays a notification message informing you where the converted files have been saved. The application also provides three preset modes for the conversion process, each of them offering different video and audio quality, and size.
To sum things up, GFrontEnd proves to be quite helpful for all users who have experienced difficulties in running the ffmpeg2theora command-line console. Since it serves as the interface for the converter tool, it definitely simplifies the entire process of converting videos to the OGG Theora format.