Run Avidemux on Mac OS X Lion

Since I upgraded to OS X 10.7, Avidemux doesn’t work anymore. Seems that there are libraries issues. Here’s a quick (and dirty ?) trick to have in work on OS X:

  • Download Avidemux from it’s official repository ;
  • Open the DMG archive and copy “avidemux2” to your “Applications” folder ;
  • Browse to the “Applications” folder, select “avidemux2” and select the “Show Package Content” option ;
  • Browse to “Contents/Resources/lib” and delete the “libiconv.2.dylib” and “libxml2.2.dylib” files ;
  • Browse back to the “Applications” folder and start “avidemux2”.

It works ok with Lion 10.7.1 and Avidemux 2.5.4.
Have fun!


Author: Joel Carnat

@work Technical Architect and SysAdmin ; @home OpenBSD and FOSS, Karate, Kobudō, Jōdō, Bodyweight workout, Photography & Music

19 thoughts on “Run Avidemux on Mac OS X Lion”

  1. This has been the problem haunting me for a while ever since i’ve gotten my own mac. I’ve been furiously trying to find a fix without any success until i came across this. cheers

  2. Having followed the suggestions in this thread, I can now load Avidemux …but, sound isn’t available –either in playback mode, or when saving a video. I have Soundflower installed, which is also coming up, blank. Audio Settings, set to Video…

    Any suggestions?

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  4. “Browse to “Contents/Resources/lib” and delete the “libiconv.2.dylib” and “libxml2.2.dylib” files ”

    It will not allow me to delete these files and therefore nothing works.

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