Matinee
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Selects ripped DVDs on your hard drive for playing (includes TV edition).   Shareware ($10.00)
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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
What's New
Version 2.3:
  • Universal Binary
  • Source Code Optimization
  • Improved Performance
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later, Apple DVD Player, DVD drive.



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displaced commented on 25 Jan 2006
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.
[Version 2.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Mar 2005
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.
[Version 2.1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Mar 2005
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!
[Version 2.1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Mar 2005
It would be great if we could span movies in full-screen mode across multiple monitors. Anyone know if this is possible?
[Version 2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Feb 2005
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
[Version 1.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 22 Jan 2005
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.
[Version 1.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Jan 2005
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.
[Version 1.3]

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Anonymous commented on 11 Jan 2005
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 reviewed on 28 Dec 2004
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 !
[Version 1.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Dec 2004
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...
[Version 1.3]


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+46

Wizard2 reviewed on 21 Dec 2004
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.
[Version 1.2]


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Downloads:13,674
Version Downloads:6,747
Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Shareware
Date:24 Jan 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $10.00
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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
  • External And Networked Hard Drive Support
  • Full Keyboard Support


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