As it just so happens to be, someone at the PCLinuxOS Forum also just discovered MystiQ and gave his first impressions in this post. (He's not a native English speaker, though.)
Tested and i find it as conception idea very good, but ￼
You can't go wrong, the conversion setting options are versatile and self-explanatory, and the application guides the user step by step through the setting options.
It can also cut out sequences and is stable and more. However, I couldn't figure out how, probably the developer should continue to work on the cutting tool. And it can't cut anything out at the beginning of the video yet.
It almost comes close to Avidemux with the options, but easier and faster to set.
But it doesn't seem to be finished yet, the scaling title is shown in bold, but no setting options are visible.
As a pure converter tool for video and also only for audio I find it good with the easy options selection. The black bars at the top and bottom can be cut away. The width and height are well automatically recognized.
But for more complex editing, Avidemux, Openshot, Flowblade etc. are still the best.
And compared to Curlew, MystiQ can add mkv to the task list and also convert it, e.g. to mp4, but with the options Curlew is much more mature and powerful because it can split or merge files, cut etc.
But Curlew has difficulty finding the aac_enc codec ( only aac it can find ) and the preview only works with the simple file format names in the list, e.g. only " mp4 video " or " mpeg2 video " or avi. For " mp4 HQ widescreen " the preview in Curlew fails.
Well, you can't have everything... ￼ ￼
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