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RoadMovie helps get your videos subtitled, metadata tagged, chapterized, encoded and uploaded to your portable device or website. RoadMovie 2 brings you "video-encoding-super-powers" in a friendly and easy to use interface. Now you can finally create professionally encoded videos without using several apps for each task. All you need comes in this one app. Easy to use, yet super-powerful.

Main Features:

  • Powerful video encoding using FFMPEG or QuickTime.
  • 64-bit encoding whenever possible for optimal encoding speed.
  • Support for soft and hard-coded subtitles.
  • Subtitle support for more...

What's New

Version 2.7:
  • Apple export presets greatly simplifed.
  • Now supports iTunes description metadata with more than 256 characters.
  • New export presets for Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
  • Pass through presets moved to it's own preset group.
  • Generic presets renamed to Mobile.
  • Hardcoded subtitles for right-to-left languages like Hebrew now renders correctly.
  • Fixed a more...


OS X 10.6.8 or later

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Gryphonent Member IconReview+444

Not sure whether this is still under active development. Version 2.62 crashes a lot and hasn’t been fixed since Nov-13. I also suggested many many months ago at version 1.x state the option to “stitch” files together, i.e. throw in a couple of smaller clips and have RoadMovie produce one file in the end. Alas, the feature is still missing. I’ve meanwhile moved on to iFFmpeg, which offer this functionality and much more.

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Version 2.6.2
Bitfield Ab (Developer)

RoadMovie is still under development. Version 2.7 was just released. Also please send crash reports using the built-in feedback function under the help menu. It's impossible to fix crashes without proper crash logs.

MarkH7922 Member IconReview+1

I use After Effects 9hrs a day, everyday. I work in Video Automation primarily and RoadMovie is by far the best product out there I have found for my purposes.

The Applescript functionality is simply spectacular for completing my workflow.

As an After Effects power user, I should be using Adobe Media Encoder right? Wrong. At this time Media Encoder is not scriptable and Roadmovie is! This allows me to update websites with background web video as well as the content videos for desktop and mobile responsive players all at once - via SFTP.

I would recommend this program to anyone who uses After Effects and a Mac.

As we all know AE will include the moov atom in the file, but until you re-render in Media Encoder the atom remains at the end of the file in the mp4 that AE creates.

Just use RoadMovie with a little applescript, the perfect recipe for a quick result.

I have found all the file sizes and video quality to be comparative with Media Encoder etc and the side by side tests show roughly the same time in render.

For $29 why wouldn’t you?

Great product, Great customer support and great results.

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Version 2.6.2
Revco Member IconComment+292

Very strange behaviour with the 2.6 update. Upon launch the app displays the standard crash dialogue but the app hasn't crashed and is still running. I can cancel this dialogue and a short while later I get a kernel panic and need to reboot. Just tried v2.5.5 and that works fine. Anyone else seeing this? Will have to contact dev to see what's going on.

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Version 2.6

Okay, 2.6.1 appears to have solved my problem.

1111 Member IconComment+88

metadata reformation does not work, tryn several times with diferent movies and videos, no luck!!
..also wanna say, when i want send feedback to dev's why i can't remove personal info and data from tab section 'console' and 'preferences' ?
this app is not ONLY and unic app what can convert and encode video files! evribody can find other and better apps and even free apps what does his job better than this ..... , what cost's 30,- bucks and finally collects lots of personal information of you and sends to somewhere,( haha) ''developers''

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Version 2.5.3
Bitfield Ab (Developer)

Metadata fetching works great. If an entry can't be found cause of a weird filename just change the title and hit the reload metadata button. It's that simple.
When sending feedback it's important for us developers to get information like your e-mail (how would we get back to you otherwise) and logs from the app. If you're not comfortable with that just send us an e-mail.
Yes, there are a lot of apps that can convert and encode video, but I think you will have a hard time finding an app with the same feature set for that price. If you don't need metadata, subtitles, presets, uploads and the convenience to do it all in one app there are free alternatives... sure.
Best regards / Bitfield

Pedrotaquelim Member IconComment+90

I like What I see here. But can Roadmovie "mux" MKV to M4V (without re-encoding)?
I use iFlicks and it's so simple. A no brainer and fast at muxing, integrating soft subtitles and tag all my MKV to M4V HD films. At the moment I muxed some 200 HD films with only one or two failures.The only thing missing is Chaperts.

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Version 2.5.2

Oh well, I just try to convert a 1080 HD MKV to M4V (Apple TV) and RoadMovie started to re-enconde the damn thing. :-( Almost 4 hours to re-encode something that doesn't need to. Muxing only takes 2 to 15 minutes (depending on the audio and length of the film) and after that the film is ready to stream to Apple TV. Doesn't make any sense. Or did I miss some option to mux it?


No need to re-encode your mkv files with h264 video. Just use one of the "Copy to mp4" presets in the generic group. You can pass through both video and audio or pass through video and re-encode audio if you need. Really simple and very fast.


Thanks, I'll give it a try. But since 2012 I've been using iFlicks.

bykovina Member IconReview+1

Hello, everyone! I need your help with RoadMovie app for Mac. I put a movie and add subtitle to it. After encoded no subtitles show in movie. Why? How can I solve this problem? Please help me. Thank you! :-)

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Version 2.4.1
Bitfield Ab (Developer)

Why don't you send me an email and we will sort it out. Contact info at http://www.bitfield.se/contact


Same problem here. Tried different presets… none of them embeds the subtitles.


You need to go into Presets (upper left corner) and select the preset that you're using (Apple TV, iPad, etc) and check HARD CODED under subtitle selection. Then close the presets window and export to that preset on the main window.


Thanks Rascoe!

Ahm Member IconReview+5

I'm a teacher who primarily uses RoadMovie to encode videos with subtitles for my students. I realize there are all sorts of free alternatives to RoadMovie, but the convenience of RoadMovie is well worth the price as I don't have to use several different tools to sync subtitles, add subtitles to a movie, and encode a movie. More importantly, RoadMovie's encoding presets consistently provide better results than what I can get using other tools. Of course, I could probably get even better results if I took the time to learn FFmpeg commands, which can be used in RoadMovie, but, as I said, I use RoadMovie because it saves me time so I can focus on other teaching duties. When I do have issues or specific encoding questions, the support has been terrific; I usually hear back within a day or two and get help until my concerns are resolved.

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Version 2.4.1
Scotty_Beam_Me_Up_Again Member IconReview+60

One of the few converters that creates well encoded results. No timestamps problems - playing smooth all the way.

A bit expensive though.

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Version 2.4.1
KRIS SILON Member IconReview+1

I have been long looking for one solution that does it all and that just works - Roadmovie is the one.

As a non-english speaking person I very much appreciate the ability to include soft and hardcoded subtitles.

And whenever there is a problem, the developer answers almost instantly. Definitely recommended !

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Version 2.3
CatherineB Member IconReview+32

The program claims to export to "popular devices", but exporting to MPEG-2 DVD (which is a very popular device) is UNsupported. The program claims "SSA/ASS subtitles support", but font styles and text positions (specified inside SSA/ASS subtitles) are UNsupported.

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Version 2.1.1

CatherineB, you're absolutely right, at $29 RoadMovie is pretty halfassed comparatively. I inherited it at work, and it's been on my computer for two years, during which I have not used it even once because it's just so weak.

Thanks for stimulating me to nuke it from my Mac to make room for something of value, like iFFmpeg — which has become the best video encoder/transcoder/re-/muxer/etc. app available in probably the shortest development time in the history of electricity — and for only $10 !!! Finally we have an even more capable replacement for VisualHub. iFFmpeg can do almost anything and is easy peasy to use. However, if you're shooting for professional quality encoding it's not quite as much a no-brainer as VH was, but it can achieve video quality that VH could only dream of — if you know what you're doing. And if it doesn't have a feature you need, just email the developer and he'll usually add it for you within a few weeks.

I always try to remux a vid into a more appropriate container for my needs before going down the transcoding route, and for that there are a couple of easier apps (primarily remux, ps3muxer, Vidconvert, Permute, or for Matroska files there's MKVTools, among others). Finally the Mac has some options for dealing with Matroskas.


agree this definitely needs MPEG-2 DVD support. has a really awesome ui though

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Version 2.5.4
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Version 2.5.1
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Downloads 28,812
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License Shareware
Date 09 Jul 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $29.00
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