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VideoDrive makes it easy to add videos to iTunes. VideoDrive supports all current formats, including MOV, MPG, MPEG, MP4, M4V, AVI, WMV, M2V, FLV, WMA, DIVX, MKV, ASF, DV, 3GP, OGG, OGV, GIF, XVID, TRP, EYETV, VIDEO_TS and OMG files.

VideoDrive offers 9 unique import methods to add any video file to iTunes. The user-friendly interface helps you to make the best choice for your setup.

With VideoDrive, your video collection will look stunning in Cover Flow in iTunes. Videos in iTunes can be watched on your iPod, iPhone, and iPad, or synced and streamed to any AppleTV device.

With VideoDrive you can keep your more...

What's New

Version 2.8.04:
  • Added a preview button to the Online Results window to quickly view a video.
  • Searching for missing subtitles is no longer performed when tagging videos already in iTunes. The results are not satisfactory as searching is based on file names, which are in a default setup renamed by iTunes causing mismatches.
  • Improved matching of online metadata as a result of more...

Requirements

  • OS X 10.5 or later
  • iTunes 10 or later
  • QuickTime 7 or X
  • Optionally: Perian 1.2.3 for extended format support
  • Optionally: HandBrake for faster video conversions
  • Optionally: Subler for remuxing and saving metadata in files
  • Optionally: Subtitles app for automatic downloading of subtitles

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Soneé Member IconReview+151
Soneé
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Very nice application, I use it a lot for importing my movies. I like how it automates the process of converting (if necessary) and importing the metadata :) Thanks to the developer for actively updating and improving this software.

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Version 2.8.01
Nigel2112 Member IconComment+46
Nigel2112
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When I try to import an FLV file it takes me to IMDB.com and asks me to 'accept' some random movie (What's THAT about?) ….and then the import fails.
Apparently VideoDrive "makes it easy to add videos to iTunes with or without converting them or losing quality" but it doesn't look like it does anything of the sort.
I just want to import an FLV video into iTunes and play it! I'm happy to pay if it works, so throw me a bone here chaps!

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Version 2.7.10
MacUpdate-Jess
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Nigel2112, the developer's Web site states,

"VideoDrive can only process videos that can be played in QuickTime. By default, QuickTime cannot play that many video formats, but you easily install free codecs to fix this. We recommend installing the Perian and Flip4Mac codecs."

For FLV conversion, you'll need Perian, which can be found here:

https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/22923/perian

Hope that helps!

Jack26 Member IconReview+5
Jack26
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I love how this app keeps receiving free upgrades. There have been countless updates since I bought Videodrive, not just fixes but also new features. And they have all been free (so far :-)

Great for automated setup of video imports.

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Version 2.7.02
Hagar06 Member IconReview+25
Hagar06
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For me, VideoDrive is ideal when you have a lot of videos you want to batch-process. Just start it, and it does its thing even if you throw 100 videos at it.

And this is a great update: tagging videos is far more reliable now. Before I sometimes got the weirdest results, but this update seems to have fixed this. So far so good.

Also like the new interface: much cleaner and less clicking involved.

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Version 2.7
Fret8 Member IconReview+2
Fret8
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I"ve been using VideoDrive for quite some time and it's worth every penny......
The new update with version 2.6 is a serious improvement. It's an amazing app for processing a large number of video's. You just put the video to the app and it appears in iTunes, already tagged and with picture. It saves me a lot of time and work for me.
There's also a very good manual and whenever I had a question, the support team always answered and helped me promptly ...
Keep going like this guys

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Version 2.6.09
Billybob152
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For my purposes I purchased Beamer because there is no conversion needed and no need to put files into iTunes unless you want to play them on your iPad or iPod). I just open Beamer and drag any AVI, MOV, MKV, WMV and FLV files to the Beamer window and the file plays on my Apple TV2.

Pedrotaquelim Member IconComment+90
Pedrotaquelim
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I downloaded the trial and although I think it's a quality app I got confused and a little bit frightened with all the buttons, informations and options. I admit that it's not that scary but after using iFlicks, and by comparison, I think this is more complex to use. In iFlicks I just drop the damn thing on it , change some information on the tags, if I want, and click "start". That's it. So simple. I wish VideoDrive was this simple. I'm not associated with iFlicks in any way, I'm just a user. But I'll try VideoDrive, one day.

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Version 2.6.07
Hagar06 Member IconReview+25
Hagar06
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Still the best tool to add my vids to iTunes. One suggestion: I would prefer higher quality square artwork for tv shows, they look better on the iPad.

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Version 2.6.07
Duane Norrie Member IconComment+0
Duane Norrie
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I bought this software yesterday and downloaded the file, however when i go to instal it either on my Macbook Pro or my 27" Mac you see nothing happen is there a prob with this version as it wont install

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Version 2.6.03
Aroona Software (Developer)
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There are no known issues with this version regarding installation. Please contact us at support@aroona.net so we can further diagnose the issue.

Wmskaggs Member IconComment+0
Wmskaggs
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I purchased the full version through MacUpdate. Whenever, I enter the registration info emailed, I get a message stating the license is invalid. I used the email address provided me (not my own).

wmskaggs

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Version 2.6.02
Regular-Warren
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Wmskaggs --

Please reach out to support@macupdate.com. We'd be happy to look into that for you.

jt001 Member IconReview+3
jt001
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At first it sounded like a good idea because I have many HD movies in .mkv format, and have been toying with the idea of finding a way to watch them on my AppleTV without going through the hassle of converting 200+ movies (and not having to use Plex on my hacked AppleTV 2); but after reading the Support page, the reference files can only be seen on your computer. The next viable option would be to convert them to iTunes, which brings me back to square one.

I read it uses Handbrake to make the conversion to iTunes, which is pretty good, but if you are planning from the get go to convert your files to iTunes to have them played on iTunes, AppleTV, iPhone, or iPad-maybe I am missing something here-but, why pay 10 bucks (or 20) for an app that relies on an already free app to make the conversion? Why not download Handbrake (which is free), set it to any of the AppleTV, iPhone or iPad preset of your choice, add your videos to the queue and let Handbrake work its magic?

Again, I apologize if I missed something, but I believe the title is a little misleading.

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Version 2.6.02
Aroona Software (Developer)
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Thank you for your feedback. We definitely don't want to be misleading. With VideoDrive, you can put any video in iTunes with or without reconverting them. But if you want to watch incompatible videos on your iPhone or AppleTV with the default Apple apps you will have to reconvert. There's no way around this and there most likely never will be. We hope the GUI is clear on this: if you import without conversion, the indicator lights for iOS devices remain red.

Also, VideoDrive brings more to the table than conversion. There's metadata tagging, hot folders, support for Elgato hardware, silent queuing, metadata presets for repeated tagging of TV shows, automatic season and episode numbering, etc.

We encourage everyone to try-out the trial version first and only purchase if you're convinced VideoDrive can help in your workflow of organizing and watching videos in the iTunes ecosystem.

Rossi2213
+4

I have the same problem. The description is not well done because it gave me the wrong impression that I could watch movies in any format on my Apple TV without having to convert them. I bought the software yesterday, but actually I don't need it. I will ask the Aroona Software to be refund.

Randyharris
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maybe take a look at Beamer

mrfezzywig
+0

You can easily use "Subler" to convert MKV and many stange .mp4 files into iTunes without wasting time converting or processing them. It puts the video into a iTunes compatible movie container, converts audio if necessary and can also add Cover art and descriptions.

It is very, very fast. I have processed MANY files with it!!!!

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DiMarco
Version 2.8.04
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Tom08
Version 2.7
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Pedro-Fardilha
Version 2.7
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Fret8
Version 2.6.09
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kaneshao
Version 2.6.08
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ElTarlo
Version 2.6.05
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Tom08
Version 2.6.03
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Yubben
Version 2.6.03
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Gornik
Version 2.6.03
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Caiyne
Version 2.6.02
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Downloads 68,898
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Date 21 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $19.99
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