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!

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXHw1BetjQA

19 Comments

  • silverkapelas Sun, 09 Oct 2011 00:58:24 +0000 Reply

    VEry Nice Thank you very much!!!

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  • Antonio Franco Fri, 25 Nov 2011 22:29:37 +0000 Reply

    Sounds Good ! It works fine. Thanks a lot Guru.

  • hyun Fri, 02 Dec 2011 11:27:58 +0000 Reply

    wow! it works!! thank you very very much!!!

  • sitllthnik Mon, 02 Jan 2012 01:39:49 +0000 Reply

    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

  • Martin West Wed, 18 Jan 2012 11:13:06 +0000 Reply

    not for me unfortunately, it starts but all the menu options are disable.

  • Martin West Wed, 18 Jan 2012 11:19:33 +0000 Reply

    It opens if I run /Applications/avidemux2.app/Contents/MacOS/Avidemux2_qt4.app but not when started from the Applications folder, odd

    • Joel Carnat Mon, 23 Jan 2012 22:04:01 +0000 Reply

      I’ve just redone it (as I reinstalled Lion recently) and it worked straight away.

  • boboon Wed, 25 Jan 2012 08:51:22 +0000 Reply

    Works! Thanks!

  • Minkmink Thu, 15 Mar 2012 07:22:24 +0000 Reply

    Thank You. It works like a charm now!

  • john Sun, 08 Apr 2012 20:50:28 +0000 Reply

    i cant delete/move my files

    • Joel Carnat Mon, 09 Apr 2012 00:07:51 +0000 Reply Author

      try using the “Terminal” and using:
      # cd /Applications/avidemux2.app/Contents/Resources/lib
      # rm libiconv.2.dylib libxml2.2.dylib

  • Kasper Mon, 14 May 2012 14:38:02 +0000 Reply

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  • Justine Mon, 14 May 2012 22:37:10 +0000 Reply

    thanks, now opens on 10.7.3.

  • Swami CH Wed, 16 May 2012 18:32:26 +0000 Reply

    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?

  • Mabu Sun, 29 Jul 2012 00:40:04 +0000 Reply

    Thanks! That worked for me!

  • popi Fri, 17 Aug 2012 13:32:53 +0000 Reply

    You are great!!!!!!!! Thank you!

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  • Dawn Sat, 30 Nov 2013 22:48:10 +0000 Reply

    “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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