iVideo
iVideo 6.3.2
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Powerful app for organizing and sharing movies.   Shareware ($20.00)
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iVideo is the best way to find, play, and share your videos.
  • Organize videos across multiple hard drives and websites, all from one place.
  • Browse your videos by thumbnail, list, or gallery view.
  • Find videos by name, author, album, genre, tag, note, or location.
  • Play multiple videos in a row automatically, and choose a default video player.
  • iVideo remembers the current position and selected sound track for every video.
  • Select and watch videos using the Apple Remote!
  • Create multiple smart libraries for
What's New
Version 6.3.2:
  • Fixed a bug that would sometimes cause iVideo to lose track of videos or stop launching entirely.
  • Fixed a bug with editing smart playlists that sometimes caused the first rule to be empty.
  • Fixed a crash with editing a location in the Libraries pane.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, OS X 10.4 or later



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iVideo User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 6.x:
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Dubois_Cl reviewed on 03 Aug 2013
The search sometimes struggles with huge amount of movies but otherwise very simple but highly usable app for video fanatics.
[Version 6.2]


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Helmo Hass commented on 29 May 2013
still no sign for mkv support... why is that?
[Version 6.1.1]

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sjk replied on 29 May 2013
MKV format is generally unsupported by QuickTime-based apps, which iVideo might be. Installing Perian sometimes works around that limitation.
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Endymion0000 replied on 29 May 2013
mkv video files import fine with Perian installed or even better with VLC installed at the top of your Applications folder.
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Helmo Hass replied on 30 May 2013
Well...
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2vb68u1&s=5

i just wonder..
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Endymion0000 replied on 30 May 2013
I have over 1100 mkv files imported into mine. The picture you've shown is not even from the recent version 6. I know 5 and 6 can import mkvs… the Help Versions section says mkv importing was added in 4.0.3. I'd also install both Perian and VLC since iVideo relies on Quicktime and it's plugins or VLC (if found in the Applications).

So, update, install the other tools and then see if that works. There's always a chance that it may just be having a problem with some of your videos but not all.
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iVideo (developer) replied on 30 May 2013
Hi, I can confirm that MKV files play correctly as long as the Perian QuickTime component is installed. I always keep a small set of MKV files around for testing purposes.

Check the F.A.Q. in the help files for links to the recommended QuickTime components to get.
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Helmo Hass replied on 31 May 2013
well thanks all for your help
its true that i didn't install perian since a long time due to some conflicts with others applications (FxFactory is one) and also didn't use VLC because i prefer playing movies with the blu-ray player

as per your advices after installing perian all seem fine
then thanks a lot everybody
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Dubois_Cl replied on 03 Aug 2013
For your interest: Perian is abandon ware. Not sure if one would depend on this.
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Endymion0000 commented on 05 May 2013
If you have a Smart List created using "Playlist is 'Source playlist 1'", "Playlist is 'Source playlist 2'", etc. with Live updating, and you add new videos into the Souce playlists, The Smart Playlist doesn't update with the new videos as expected. Even quitting and re-opening doesn't work. You must edit the Smart Playlist and re-save it and then the new videos appear.
[Version 5.0]

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Endymion0000 replied on 05 May 2013
Clarification. If drop the video into All videos to import and then move it to the Source playlist, the smart playlist does auto update. If I drop the video directly into the source playlist to import, that's where it doesn't auto update.
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MacUpdate-Jess replied on 06 May 2013
Endymion0000, try sending an e-mail describing your problems to the dev at:

mike [at] ivideoapp.com
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Endymion0000 replied on 06 May 2013
OK, sent an email to that address. Thanks.
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iVideo (developer) replied on 22 May 2013
Fixed this in 6.0, thanks!
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Endymion0000 commented on 05 May 2013
Seems to cause a large memory leak within Window Server. Not sure if number of videos added has any bearing. Open the app and immediately my Window Server memory starts climbing from starting point of around 150 MB to very high if you leave it open for an hour+. It grew to 2 GBs at one point. Quit that app and it's stops growing. Watching Activity monitor, the memory moves up 1-2 MB every 5-10 seconds. Quitting the app may cause it to slowly start going back down or at least drop a little bit then stop, but if the memory has grown to multiple GBs, the only solution is to reboot to get the memory back quickly. Purging the system memory doesn't have any affect and it remains Active memory.
[Version 5.0]

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iVideo (developer) replied on 22 May 2013
Fixed in 6.0, thanks to you!
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Alainmeyer reviewed on 30 Apr 2013
I am using this software quite for some time and was a bit worried as well that iVideo start to be a Abandonware. Therefore I was more than happy to see that there have been some actions made lately to update iVideo not only to work better with the latest OSX version but also add new features as well. I encountered some issues which I have reported to Mike and there was for each bug report a fix so far - some been fixed within one day only.

Anyone who is looking for a software to organize your movie files I really encourage to download the software and give a try with a trial - there are some features you wont see on the spot but are very handy for the daily workflow. Comparing to other apps for the same purpose the price tag is very comprehensive and for my personally is iVideo the best choose regarding features and price. I hope there are more peoples who see the potential of this software and support with there purchase future development.
[Version 5.0]


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Trance commented on 11 Mar 2013
updating folders does not work, live or manually ...new movies don't show up in the playlists
[Version 5.0]

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Mike.mcfadden replied on 11 Mar 2013
Hi, can you explain what you mean by this? Are you trying to add videos to your library by moving them to a folder in the Finder, or are you referring to the playlist folders in iVideo?
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Trance replied on 11 Mar 2013
if you add a video to an existing folder in the finder, the video does not show up in the ivideo smart playlist folder for that folder
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iVideo (developer) replied on 11 Mar 2013
Oh, you have to add the files to iVideo first. You can either drag the files onto the iVideo window, or you can choose "File > Add Files to Library" or "File > Find New Videos" from the menu.

Once you do that they should show up in the smart playlists in your library.
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Grumpytico reviewed on 25 Apr 2012
I have been using it for about 2 hours and it has crashed about 10 times already.

Nice interface, easy to use, but VERY crash prone. Given that development has not moved since Sept 2010, I'd seriously advice not buying it.
[Version 4.5]


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Dr reviewed on 02 Jan 2012
In my opinion iVideo is really great. I wanted a single app to manage my educational and tutorial Videos, PDF manuals, etc but opted for an app that handles each well. For videos, iVideo is by far the best I've tested. I use it for managing my library of tutorials and find it to be extremely well suited for this task. This is a robust professional application meant to manage a huge amount of videos in a variety of formats.

Some of the things I like:
It keeps your files in the original Location if desired, has flexible sorting options, allows you to change the video thumbnails easily (either by the frame or by drag and drop), gives you 3 great view options, video thumbnail view is saved per playlist, allows folders for Playlists, tracks your play count and the location you left off, great search function

I have a few minor feature requests for the app and I hope it is in active development:
-It allows ratings but I'd love to Color videos as well.
-The integrated player is good but I use VLC to play videos since I can increase the speed in VLC. This is a request but not really necessary since it works well using vlc since you have a log of what you watched.
-It has a really cool web page feature where it creates a web page interface for videos of your choice. This works great just to organize tutorials and I would like to be able to organize these into folders.
-I'd like to see the name of videos word wrapped in the thumbnail view. Still if you expand the size of the thumbnails you can usually work it out.

I found a way to share the library so I can use it on multiple computers since I store videos on a portable drive and shuffle them between my desktop and laptop. I am testing some other methods with Sugarsync, still I think this should be a little more straightforward, but nothing else I've tested even does this so I am happy.

Bottom line is It does a what it does better than anything I've tested and I have tested a bunch of apps such as Usher, Leap, Reinforced Together, (and many others I cant remember now) for this task. Most apps force you into copying your files to their database or are too limited in their feature set or focus on features I don't need. I recognize my uses are unique, but am very happy with how iVideo works.
[Version 4.5]

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Dr replied on 03 May 2012
I wanted to comment on my ability to sync my library with multiple machines and iVideo. It works great. I chose to use LiveSync from Microsoft because it allows you to sync files from any location on your drive and it works extremely well with no hiccups. I tried SugarSync and honestly I really dont like it. It's sluggish and looks and feels amateur IMO. I dont think it is a native OSX app. LiveSync is free and fast and works perfectly. Support for iVideo walked me through the setup and which folders to sync. There are only 2 and its very easy to setup. They should put the instructions on their website.

iVideo has worked out great for my purposes and I tried many other programs for the same task (Usher, iDive, etc)

It has a great feature where it still finds the videos if you rename the source folders in finder or reorganize files on your drive, which I also think is great. Lesser software would lose the files and have you repoint the alias to the original.

There are other cool things like the ability to set preview to frame (where you pause the video will be the cover of the video) and the ability to resume where you left off (if you use ivideos integrated player).

I have no idea why iVideo is scored so low on MU. It has been completely rock solid stable on both of my systems and deserves a far higher score.

If you have a lot of small videos that you want to manage in an efficient and organized way, test this out.
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PorkPieHat commented on 27 Nov 2011
Abandonware?
[Version 4.5]


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Allanmacam commented on 31 Jul 2011
Anybody having problems with iVideo and OS 10.7? I've written to support twice but yet to receive a reply or acknowledgement. Are they still in business?
[Version 4.5]

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Mike.mcfadden replied on 09 Aug 2011
If anyone wants an update, iVideo has been working smoothly for Allanmacam.
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Jolly_joker had trouble on 08 Mar 2011
1 week have passed from when I have purchased iVideo, but I haven't received any license yet.
I have sent 2 emails to the developer, but I haven't received any answer yet.
I hope to have news from him, because, if not, I have to open a dispute in the Resolution Center of Paypal.
[Version 4.5]

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Jolly_joker replied on 20 Mar 2011
resolved! I have my license
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Ginofalaci had trouble on 09 Mar 2010
I did try this and import a big folder full of movies that was on an external drive.
It has replaced evry movie with a small 8k jpeg... Ive lost all movies!
thanks lol
[Version 4.2.2]

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Ivideo App (developer) replied on 09 Mar 2010
Are you talking about the aliases in your iVideo Movie Library folder? Those aren't your movie files, those are just references to them. The files are still on your external drive.
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Ivideo App (developer) replied on 09 Mar 2010
Oh wait, you're probably talking about the thumbnails in the Application Support folder (which are indeed 8 kb JPEGs). Those are the pictures iVideo displays when in thumbnail or gallery view. The actual movie files will either be in your iVideo Movie Library folder (if you have iVideo set to move or copy your files), or they will be on your external drive (if you have it set to keep your files where they are).
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Ginofalaci commented on 11 Mar 2010
No, sorry, I have set it to keep the files where they are, but they have been replaced by those preview thumbnails. My 650 external drive had only less than 10 go free space, but as soon as the movie were imported, I tried to play one movie in iVideo and it was looking like a "one second clip" so I checked the original files, and there were gone! and the drive had about 180 Go free space left... so noway to find them in some tmp folder...
Very bad experience.
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Ivideo App (developer) replied on 11 Mar 2010
I've been looking through to figure out how this could happen, and I think I might have it: did iVideo ask you at some point to locate your movie library (which can happen if your movie library is on a removable drive), then did you choose the library folder in the Application Support folder?

iVideo has some tests to make sure you choose a valid movie library folder, but the thumbnail cache folder would unfortunately be accepted since (1) it has a Movie Library and Trash folder, (2) it contains files that match the names of the movies in your library (it's how iVideo matches the thumbnails to your movies), and (3) the folder is not being used by any other libraries you may have. iVideo would then be set to import files to the same place where it's saving the thumbnails!

If this is indeed the case, I apologize for not making it more clear that the library folders in the Application Support folder are actually the cache files, and for not noticing the problem with selecting that folder as the movie library. What's especially unfortunate is that I was going to change the organization of the various support files in a later update, and that would have inadvertently fixed the problem.
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Harristype commented on 21 Apr 2010
There is indeed a REAL problem when I imported movies into the latest version of iVideo. The app was set to copy the movies only. I dragged a folder of movies taken with my iPhone to iVideo. All the thumbnails showed up fine. When I went to play one of the movies in iVideo, it said the file format was unsupported (.MOV). When I went back to the original folder, all my movies were replaced with 8K thumbnails. When I went to the iVideo folder, they were all 8K thumbnails. I ran a search for some of the file names of these movies and all that were found were the thumbnails. The originals have been wiped out!
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Ivideo App (developer) replied on 24 Apr 2010
I contacted HARRISTYPE three days ago requesting one of the 8kb files that iVideo produced in his movie library, but have not received a response yet. The reason is because I looked into it but could not find anything that would produce the described behavior. This is what I found:

1. iVideo does not save a thumbnail until *after* the copy is complete, so there's no way it would overwrite both the original file and the copied file.

2. the overwriting problem only affected the "keep my files where they are" library type since it was due to the way aliases auto-resolve (aliases are only used by that library type) and only happened if you manually directed iVideo to save your files to its thumbnail cache folder.

3. iVideo's 8kb thumbnails do not give "unsupported format" errors.

My guess right now is that HARRISTYPE merely thought they were thumbnails, but in actuality something else went wrong. Until I hear back I won't know what happened. At the very least it appears to be an isolated issue.
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Harristype commented on 29 Apr 2010
No, I it wasn't something else. iVideo did wipe out my movies. The reason I haven't sent you the thumbnail files is because I deleted them from the external drive *before* I contacted you. The files were only 8k each. I've been really busy and haven't had time to try to duplicate the problem yet. I'm hoping to try and duplicate the problem within a week or so, but my plate if very full right now.
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imacsupporter had trouble on 08 Jun 2009
When I start iVideo at says 15-days are over. But ... I installed it for the first time.
Am I doing something wrong?
[Version 4.1.2]



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Endymion0000 rated on 22 May 2013

[Version 6.0]



Arrrgsmythe rated on 05 Apr 2011

[Version 4.5]


Downloads:42,964
Version Downloads:2,128
Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Shareware
Date:14 Oct 2013
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $20.00
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iVideo is the best way to find, play, and share your videos.
  • Organize videos across multiple hard drives and websites, all from one place.
  • Browse your videos by thumbnail, list, or gallery view.
  • Find videos by name, author, album, genre, tag, note, or location.
  • Play multiple videos in a row automatically, and choose a default video player.
  • iVideo remembers the current position and selected sound track for every video.
  • Select and watch videos using the Apple Remote!
  • Create multiple smart libraries for powerful organization.
  • Convert videos to new formats, with custom presets and three-second previews.
  • Share your video library across your local network.
  • And much, much more!


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