How To Use Commands
Commands allow you to convert files to other formats. The commands are inserted into the command line that is included with every Mac OS. It's not complicated - even a complete beginner can use commands.
1. Install FFMPEG
To use commands, install the free FFMPEG app. Locoloader uses FFMPEG commands to convert audio and video files to various formats.
- 1Open the Terminal app, which is part of Mac OS.
- 2Enter the following command into Terminal and confirm it with the Enter key. The Brew installation will start. Brew is a small program that serves as a command line installation manager, commonly used by software engineers. We will need it to install FFMPEG:
/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install.sh)"
- 3Once Brew is installed, install FFMPEG using the command:
brew install ffmpeg
2. Use FFMPEG commands to convert files
- 1Get a command from Locoloader.
- 2Open the Terminal app, which is part of Mac OS.
- 3Paste (CMD + V) the command into Terminal and confirm it with the Enter key. It will start the conversion.
- 4Your converted file will be stored in your Downloads folder.
Tip: If you need to stop conversion before it ends, press Control + C in the Terminal window where the conversion is running. Never interrupt the conversion by closing the Terminal window, the output file could be corrupted.
Tip: If you want to stop conversion automatically after, for example, one hour, just add the parameter -t 01:00:00 to the command.
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