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Usher is the ultimate tool for managing and watching your collection of videos. View your library in four view modes; watch movies in three ways. You can even use your Apple hardware remote to control playback and choose movies.

Tags and properties let you add metadata, and you can even download cast, director, etc. directly from Amazon.

(Usher 1.x is a free upgrade for any yFlicks user who purchased after March 1st, 2009.)

What's New

Version 1.1.8:
  • Fixed an issue with excessive CPU consumption in expired trial mode.
  • No longer treat AVHCHD bundles as bundles by default.
  • YouTube and Vimeo URLs cannot be put into the Download URLs box (they didn't work anyway).


OS X 10.7 or later

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GeoProf Member IconReview+877

Switched to OS 10.7 minimum requirements but doesn’t take the time to offer a download link for the last 10.6.8-capable version either here or on their own freakin’ website.

Lame, developer. Is my license worth nothing to you? Fine, then I’ll trash your product every chance I get in every forum I can think of.

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Version 1.1.8
DanH1826 Member IconReview+0

Seems extremely slow with a large library! I have around 3000 movies on my NAS, and Usher is so slow it's almost unresponsive! Am waiting to hear some feedback from the developer.

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Version 1.1.7
Helmo Hass Member IconComment+87
Helmo Hass

Unfortunately even if it seems a very nice and useful application
alike all the others similar, it does't have any support for mkv
which in my case makes this (and the others too, obviously) useless

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Version 1.1.6
snickers2k Member IconComment+0

my movie collection is on a NAS and for me usher is not working well.
it keeps crashing most of the time

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Version 1.1.6

Try InerziaStudios. It works very well with movies on a network drive (volumes are automatically mounted when needed) and costs much less.

GeoProf Member IconComment+877

Nice, but I can’t find a preference to always open movies in fullscreen — a glaring omission and deal breaker.

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Version 1.1.6
glengarry Member IconReview+0

Good app but doesn't appear to watch the folders it imports videos from. Moving a video into a folder in Finder also needs that same video manually adding to Usher. At least I couldn't find a refresh option to automate the process.

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Version 1.1.6
rramito Member IconReview+4

I am a teacher & use this to organize many short clips I show in class. Works great, highly recommended!

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Version 1.1.4
claveman Member IconComment+0

New Usher User 1.1.3 from Apple App Store.
I was hoping Usher would help me do batch updating to a large directory of video files on a hard drive (NAS) not controlled with iTunes. Usher's work flow seems to be

Example.. I have two copies of the movie Faster.
The filenames are "Faster (Apple TV)" and "Faster (iPhone)" to note the resolution during Handbrake ripping.

1. Click on a single movie in the Library pane
2. Right click -> Edit Metadata
3. Select Auto-Properties. (Dialog appears with Could not find "Faster (Apple TV)"...
4. Manually remove " (Apple TV)". Hit search.
5. Click on a match (now finds movie since its title is "Faster".

Am I asking for a miracle here? Is there a faster/easier way to get metadata?

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Version 1.1.3
Arjuna Member IconReview+19

Very good app. The solution to organizing all vids.
However still to be worked on. Needs a feature to set up different player (such as Movist or VLC) to groups of files, since its own player doesn't work with many files (due to QuickTime engine problems). And hopefully it gets to work with FFMpeg installed – this would solve all problems with unsupported vids.

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Version 1.1.3

Good suggestions - they will make this VERY FINE app even better!

glinner Member IconReview+34

The remote control from my really old, first gen MacBook Pro works to start and stop my (downloaded) TV content. This is ace.

If any of you download a lot of TV content, as I do, Usher is just an awesome tool/media hub.

It remembers the exact playback position in a tv programme, just like TiVo

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Version 1.1.3
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Version 1.1.3
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Version 1.1.1
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Downloads 18,197
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License Shareware
Date 23 Jan 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $25.00
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