New transmageddon release

Did a new Transmageddon release today. This version includes the first stab at the device profiles support that I have been working on in collaboration with Daniel of Arista transcoder fame. While I think most of the profiles in there work many of them are probably not optimal as I haven’t gotten around to testing them as much as I wanted. Getting the Nokia 770 profile going basically sucked up all time I had for Transmageddon over the last weeks.

Be also aware that the presets might not work as expected as they rely on still unrelased changes to GStreamer. So while I put in checks in the code for this, it means that if it doesn’t find the GStreamer preset support, it will just go with encoder defaults, which will not work for some devices, most notably the iPod.

There are a couple of features on my immediate TODO list atm, which include multi pass encoding and remuxing, in addition to cleaning up the website, but things are looking a little hectic for a while, so I figured I get this release out as it might be quite some time until I get around to sorting out those issues.

I also got a Bugzilla entry set up for Transmageddon now, so feel free to file bugs and enhancement requests. But please be aware of the bleeding edge development goals of Transmageddon, which do mean your out-of-the-box GStreamer will probably not give you access to all the full featureset of Transmageddon.

So enjoy Transmageddon 0.10 :)


#1 Hanno on 05.20.09 at 15:41

Transmageddon gives me:

hanno@libertalia /tmp $ transmageddon
/usr/bin/transmageddon: line 3: 16965 Segmentation fault python

Ideas? …

#2 Uraeus on 05.20.09 at 15:46

@Hanno: hmm, I guess you are using latest pygobject release on Fedora. It has a crash in the code related to finding the media directories. Either upgrade to Git version or downgrade to previous versions. Bug do not seem to trigger on non-Fedora platforms it seems.

#3 Hanno on 05.22.09 at 11:00

I’m on Gentoo, not Fedora, and I manually created a bumped package for pygobject 2.17.0. Anyway, when using pygobject latest git, I get this:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File “”, line 497, in
hwg = TransmageddonUI()
File “”, line 150, in __init__
CheckDir = os.path.isdir(self.VideoDirectory)
File “/usr/lib64/python2.6/”, line 41, in isdir
st = os.stat(s)
TypeError: coercing to Unicode: need string or buffer, NoneType found

#4 jess green on 06.05.09 at 15:30

Can you provide more information on this?