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202 Stars 58 Forks GNU General Public License v3.0 527 Commits 25 Opened issues


Movie Player for Mac OS X based on QuickTime & FFmpeg. (Fork of original project on Google Code as it seems to have died)

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1) Licensing

  • Movist is licensed under the GNU General Public License Version 3. Read the file COPYING.

  • FFmpeg is imported as external library. FFmpeg is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). See And see also

  • Matroska is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). See

  • FAAD2 is licensed under the GPLv2 license. See

  • AppleRemote is created by Martin Kahr and distributed under the MIT-style license. Read the file AppleRemote/license.txt. See

  • ColorConversions is part of Perian which is licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). See

  • Some useful implementations are copied & modified from lots of open source projects such as VLC and MPlayer, deverloper forums such as and, and many private deverlopers' home pages or blogs.

2) How to Build

$ open Movist.xcodeproj and build it.

3) How to update libav

If you want to update to a new version of libav to get new codecs or bugfixes: - Go into contrib/libav and do

git fetch
to get the latest remote versions of the source. - Check out the code to whatever more recent version you want to use. (I always use tagged releases) - Build. All the scripts are expecting to be called from Xcode so just do all your building from there. Xcode should show you any errors. - Find all the errors and warnings due to API changes and fix them.

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