Sunday, March 18, 2012

avidemux: howto fix for OSX Lion and Mountain Lion

One of my favourite pieces of software fails to launch under OSX Lion and Mountain Lion.

Here's a 2 minute fix:

Right click or CTRL click on the application


and select "show package contents".

Then navigate to Contents > Resources > lib 

Deletes these two files: libxml.2.dylib and libiconv.2.dylib

OSX Lion ships with them, and deleting them from the application bundle makes avidemux use the system version instead of the non-working version bundled version.

Tip picked up from here.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Just one question: I can't seem to delete the files. The Finder simply says that it cannot be done. Do I need to change permissions of something?

Thx in advance.

Anonymous said...

hi. i manage to open avidemux on lion. but i can t open a new project. the menu is not active. any ideas? thanks. nicolas

Steve Mansfield said...

What do you mean by the menu is not active? Can you post a screen shot?

Anonymous said...

hi steve, i found it. avidemux jumps automatically to the background. i just need to hide my other programs so avidemux becomes visible. thanks