Helper Apps

Hi all,

Been a while since I’ve shelled out to a Helper app on Xojo Mac. How does this work with the sandboxing / permissions process these days?

For example, I need my app to shell out to ffmpeg to encode some video frames. In the past (like pre-Catalina), I could just toss the ffmpeg binary in the Resources folder, shell out to it and call it a day.

But now MacOS is much more restrictive of running apps than the last time I was working in this space. Are there permissions issues shelling helper apps like ffmpeg?

My situation is a bit stranger as all my apps are unsigned, I am not a registered Apple developer nor can I become one for the foreseeable future (contract issue with Apple), so I’m hoping to self-distribute my unsigned app.

Thanks in advance. Cheers and happy new year to everyone.