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Matinee is a 1-Click movie launcher for Mac users who rip DVD's to their hard drive. This application does not rip the DVD but provides a clean interface for accessing all the titles you have available to watch.

Matinee supports up to five configurable VIDEO_TS locations and pulls all your movie titles into one organized list automatically for you. You can even add the movies box art to each entry in your list for added visual appeal.

  • 1-Click Movie Playing Simple Enough For Kids
  • Auto Detects Movies In Up To Five Locations
  • User Definable Preferences For Easy Playback
  • more...

What's New

Version 2.3:
  • Universal Binary
  • Source Code Optimization
  • Improved Performance

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later, Apple DVD Player, DVD drive.

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Great bit of software! Beats digging through folders in Finder and the tedious task of opening a VIDEO_TS with DVD Player!

There's only a couple things I'd change:

1) Delicious Library integration. It'd be fantastic if Matinee could pull cover art from DL... and perhaps let the user jump to a film's entry in DL for more information. DL already does great integration with Amazon, etc. so all the info's there to get, without reinventing the wheel (i.e. querying Amazon from Matinee).

2) More flexible UI. For example, I'd like the main window to be resizable, and have the whole UI scale with the resizing.

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Version 2.3
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A truly useful and original app - not just another copycat program. Really, how many DVD catalogers do we need developers! ;) This developer found a need and filled it beautifully.

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Version 2.1.1
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Anonymous
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Great App!

Can you enlarge the DVD Cover a little bit more.

A little clean up of the interface. I suggest removing rip and the extra play button.

My 2 cents.

Godd job man!

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Version 2.1.1
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Anonymous
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It would be great if we could span movies in full-screen mode across multiple monitors. Anyone know if this is possible?

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Version 2.1
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Anonymous
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No problems with anything; what a terrific app!
Plays from my firewire drive or anywhere else perfectly.
I agree about making it more eventful when you have the dropdown menu for selection.
This is a terrific app, celebrate using it and making your selection with some fanfare!
Thanks

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Version 1.4
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Anonymous
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Great app, but I miss having the Matinee or PlayPal icon on the left of the main UI. It gave it a bit more personality than just a drop-down list in a window. It's just too plain this way.

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Version 1.3
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Anonymous
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Matinee seems like a nice little app, and detects my VIDEO_TS folders on my internal hard drive. I recently ran out of space on my internal HD and started ripping DVDs to an external Firewire HD. Matinee doesn't seem to be able to get DVDPlayer to play the VIDEO_TS folders on the Firewire drive. I get an error message reading, "Oops! There was an error when attemting to start the movie 'U_571'. (This is most likely caused by a problem with DVDPlayer.app or the DVD drive...)". Any help on this would be appreciated.

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Version 1.3
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Anonymous
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Please send us a message using the support page of the Matinee Web Site. This will help us gather some information about your OS setup and try to track down the problem.

http://matinee.dizandat.com

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Anonymous
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awesome app.
as observed elsewhere it does what it says it does perfectly., and makes it very simple to access DVDs.
Only thing I'd like... having it phone home to see if there's an update !
If you're serious about putting together an OSX based Media Centre this has to be a part of it !

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Version 1.3
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To dev: hate to do that to you, but in the icon's illustration (very nice btw), the accent should be on the first "e" not the second...

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Version 1.3
Wizard2 Member IconReview+64
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This is the kind of program you always wish someone would write. Instead of fumbling around trying to launch and configure a movie -- just launch, select and GO. WOW.

This is the kind of software that makes using a Mac so wonderful -- and tip of the hat and THANKS to Abraham for his vision and talent.

Matinee is a must-have for any harddrive based movie buff.

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Version 1.2
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Details

Downloads 13,688
Version Downloads 6,761
License Shareware
Date 24 Jan 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $10.00
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