I already have FFMPEG downloaded and installed as a plugin for Audacity®. Why do I need to download and install it again here? Why can I not use the FFMPEG plugin which is already installed and point Adapter to it?
The primary reason we have Adapter still try to download FFmpeg is so that it’s using the correct version of FFmpeg. A mismatch in the expected version could have unforeseen results.
Adapter Mac stores FFmpeg in its Application Support folder below, so you could try to put your own pre-installed version of FFmpeg in that folder (or create an alias).
We do plan to update Adapter sometime soon to have it download the newest version of FFmpeg, but first, we need to do some more testing with the new version of FFmpeg to make sure that we don’t need to make any adjustments in Adapter.
@Jay: I will certainly reminder our development team about updating FFmpeg and testing everything to make sure it’s working, so we should have an update out fairly soon. You do need to understand that we have a very small development team, and we’ve been super busy with other software projects and also the fact that we offer Adapter as a 100% freeware application.