xjadeo on OSX

Jack Video Monitor for Macintosh.

OSXjadeo provides a native Carbon user-interface for Xjadeo. It's otherwise identical to the X11 versions1).

There's a quite a large collection of xjadeo features which are (in the style of Apple) not easily accessible from the GUI; however most extra-features can either be configured in $HOME/.xjadeorc or accessed with keyboard-shortcuts; more info below.

Universal Binary


Download a DMG for PPC and i386 from https://sourceforge.net/projects/xjadeo/files/


Example Usage

  1. start JACK
  2. launch Jadeo and open a video-file
  3. press 'space' to start playback; 'backspace' to rewind.

[X]Jadeo only plays video, no audio! You are supposed to provide the soundtrack:

  1. press 'a' to keep Jadeo Always on top of other windows (not required but handy).
  2. start ardour - and set it's transport to JACK (the pull-down above the time-master button right of the clock).
  3. set ardour's Timecode-fps to match your video-file (Options → Sync → Timecode-fps).
  4. edit the soundtrack in ardour.

Building xjadeo from source on OSX

xjadeo's source-code includes a script to compile and create a DMG on a Mac. Apart from Apple's Xcode it requires a few build-dependencies to be present: pkg-config, freetype, ffmpeg and of course JACK2). ffmpeg itself has quite some additional prerequisites; and building Jadeo can be quite a task.

Further Notes

If the monitor window has focus xjadeo allows user-interaction via keyboard . The Linux-version outsources the GUI via remote-control. A standalone application qjadeo provides an independent user-interface controlling a running xjadeo instance.

This concept is somewhat against Mac style. So while porting xjadeo, a Menu-Bar got included that indirectly uses the remote-ctrl interface. The GUI has some remaining ToDo (eg. remember recent files, preference dialog, etc); in the meantime you can store preferences or override default-settings in $HOME/.xjadeorc.

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1) xjadeo offers multiple front-ends: xv, x11-imlib, SDL and carbon; a cocoa version is planned
2) http://jackosx.com/ includes the development headers
oss/xjadeo/osxjadeo.txt · Last modified: 16.01.2012 20:05 by rgareus