MovieGate
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Create DVD/miniDVDs with chapter support.   Shareware ($15.00)
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    Christophe Ducommun
MovieGate creates MiniDVD and DVD with chapter support, slideshow with transitions, animated menu, sub-menus and subtitles. Support for Theme using Quartz Composer and PulpMotion compositions.
What's New
Version 3.11:
  • Internal modification like Mac App Store version
  • Compatibility with OS X 10.7 Lion
  • Fix an encoding issue with nVidia OpenCL graphic card on OS X 10.7
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5.5 or later



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MovieGate User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Karyn E reviewed on 08 Mar 2012
Hi there Chris,
I just downloaded the trial version of Moviegate. Before I purchase it, I want to see if the sound quality is any better than what I've been getting from iDVD (which is terrible!)

I have gone through the process of adding a video with chapters, setting up a menu page, etc. I am ready to burn the disk. But, I am unable to "start" the project. I click the button (on the "video page"), and it does nothing. DVD Player and Burn are both greyed out too. And when I go to save the project, it asks me: register - trial - buy. When I attempt to register, it asks me for a serial number even though it is a trial version.

I have scoured the moviegate site and various forums looking for where I might find this serial number. And/or how I can burn the DVD I've created, so that I can tell whether the program is going to suit my needs or not.

And so presumably I am unable, even, to save anything until I get the serial number figured out.

Please advise!

I would have sent you an email directly, however I don't see your address anywhere on the site. You can reach me at karyn@karynellis.com

I hope to hear from you, because I really want to find a DVD burning program that works. Yours looks like it could be good, but I won't purchase it until I know for sure.

Best, Karyn
[Version 3.11]

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Christophe Ducommun replied on 11 Mar 2012
Please contact me by mail, thanks.
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jaylaw reviewed on 14 Jan 2012
Just bought MovieGate in hopes of creating better quality DVDs now that Apple has discontinued IDVD. It doesn't work! It tells me to update, then immediately tells me update was unsuccessful. Tried visiting developers site and that is no longer available. Hoping someone can help me-

running iMac OSX, version 10.7.2


I was using Xlisoft DVD Creator. That works, but the picture quality when played back on a DVD player is awful.
[Version 3.11]

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(developer) replied on 11 Feb 2012
Please contact me by mail, you can use the send bug report feature in MovieGate.

Thanks
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Poikkeus reviewed on 23 Feb 2011
With some applications, a resultant video may end up grainier then you'd like; even Toast will encode a video at less than half of its actual quality. MovieGate may have a rather utilitarian interface, but it does a very good job with high-quality video, and is considerably faster than its competition at encoding and burning. In short, it's versatile in a way other applications aren't. I'm sold.
[Version 3.09]


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nef777 reviewed on 30 Dec 2010
hi guys, i have a question. I use iDVD and like it fine. I've run into a limitation in creating multiple chapters on ONE page.

I have a dance studio video. There are 35 routines (chapters). I want my chapter menu to have many more entries than are available than the templates allow.

So, the top menu would have "play movie" and "chapters".

And, the Chapter (or scene selection) menu would have like 20 - 25 entries on ONE page. I do not need moving thumbnails. Is there a way to do this with Moviegate? will it let me? thanks so much.
ps. I would have tried the free download but the site states that the free one has a 4 chapter limitation, so I that would not be productive. thanks!!
[Version 3.08]


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Yoshinatsu commented on 23 Dec 2009
Uhhh, doesn't even support the ULTIMATE .mkv format??
[Version 3.08]

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Johnhammonds replied on 05 Jan 2010
My review of MovieGate v3.0.7.

I bought this app about 2 months ago trying to find an app that would do what "ConvertXToDVD" would do when I was on Windoze. VisualHub won't give you a menu. All the other programs, Toast, Aimersoft, Xilisoft, ImToo, Wondershare, 4Media, etc... They will do what what MovieGate will do (most will even do MKV files), but they cost more and they all put a "Video" button on your menu. I personally don't care for that and MovieGate gives you the option to use text, video or a picture. It will also allow you to place that "button" anywhere and even ConvertXToDVD v3" wouldn't allow you to do that.

MovieGate will get the job done as long as you don't need to convert straight from MKV. When I first tried to import a MKV, it popped up a window that it needed to download "OpenSource Tools". I wasn't connected to the internet at that time so the next time I was on the Net, I tried a MKV again. It just hung there for awhile. I figured it was downloading the tools it needed and then would go on. After several minutes I got tired of waiting and just closed the app and reopened it. Every MKV I've tried to open in MovieGate since then has just hung up. I had one finally go through one time, but I couldn't chapter it and it just hung up in the processing shortly after it started.

As far as conversions go, it is a fairly quick app. Not the fastest, not the slowest, but it gets the job done and all the movies I've ever converted have worked without issue in my stand alone DVD player. The file size is never what it says it will be though. It has a slider to adjust the bitrate to hit the best quality you can get and hit the "4400mb" target it wants. With a 700-1400mb AVI, the finished movie is rarely over 1.5-2-5GB, not the suggest 4.3GB.

Another issue I've noticed, at least with V3.0.7, is that the "update" function obviously doesn't work. As I can see from MacUpdate, V3.0.8 is out, but when I hit "update" the app tells me I have the latest version.

The thing that annoys me most about MovieGate is what I call the "Hideous Ring". When you do select to use "text" as your button and not a video or picture, it puts this awful "square ring" (usually unevenly) around the text to highlight it on the menu. That "square ring" either needs to be removed or at least removable in the settings. I have found no way to remove it.

Example of said "Square Ring":

http://i47.tinypic.com/iog482.jpg

For it's purpose, it gets the job done if you want a menu with your converted movie. It gets a "A" for effort and the $20 price tag, it's hard to beat.

But to compare to "ConvertXToDVD", this app still has quite a way to go.

I hope the author keeps working on this app as VSO has adamantly stated they are not doing a OS X version.
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Corpsecorps replied on 03 Mar 2010
@J.H.
Thanks for the informative review.


I can't quite figure out this MKV business. Few apps with compatibility, but discovered (and read up on) it when i began using Handbrake. All seemed well.

Lately, reading more about it, seems about 50% of people say "forget it" and 50% say it's the best.
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(developer) replied on 05 Mar 2010
I will try to add support for MKV for a future version.

Thanks for your review, if you have any other issue or problem with MovieGate, please
send me a bug report.
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CEH reviewed on 05 Mar 2009
I have been using MovieGate for 4 -- 5 weeks now, and I strongly recommend it. It is an excellent tool for authoring DVDs with menus -- it usually takes me 2 -- 3 minutes to select the video files, edit the menu and start it encoding. I run OS 10.5.6 on a quad-core system.

Typically, I want to encode and burn .avi source files. MovieGate runs a process for each video file, so that if I'm burning a DVD with 4 videos on it, MovieGate runs 4 processes, taking full advantage of the quad core processor. It is very fast and the quality is excellent. The developer is amazingly responsive, and if I have had any problem he usually comes back with a new beta within a few days.
[Version 3.04]


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xypher commented on 09 Dec 2008
Is there a download link for the Tiger version please?
[Version 3.02]

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(developer) replied on 09 Dec 2008
Here is the Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger version :
http://www.maconnect.ch/~christophe/MovieGate267Install.zip
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carmencs reviewed on 15 Dec 2007
Chapters, Animated Buttons, Threaded Videos, Submenus.

All at a great price.

And it really works, unlike some other shareware I've tried.

Oh, great responsiveness from the developer too...
[Version 2.65]


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KlausKinski commented on 06 Nov 2007
I tried mp4, mpg, avi etc.pp. in MovieGate, but cannot access the 'Chapters' tab to edit markers. Clicking on the 'Chapters' is futile.
[Version 2.65]

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(developer) replied on 08 Nov 2007
You must add the video to the DVD with the button before adding chapter marker.

Please read the documentation !
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KlausKinski replied on 08 Nov 2007
*****
Thank you very much;
sorry! =)
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69number69 reviewed on 27 May 2007
Simple,easy to use and most important for me is the support for Greek subtitles!Very good work,thanks!
[Version 2.62]


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schlagerstar had trouble on 20 Aug 2012
Is this compatible with Mountain Lion? It's somehow strange ... I tried downloading 3.11 for several times, but it's always 3.09 inside the DMG. I added m2v/ac3 files and wanted to create a simple DVD without menu, but Moviegate says that there are missing open source tools, asks me to let the software check for updates. When I do so, there's an error message that says something like "Cannot establish internet connection". I really don't understand ... also http://web.mac.com/cducommun/ seems to be dead ... what's up?
[Version 3.11]


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pj1983 had trouble on 20 Jul 2012
Two questions:

1) Your MobileMe website is gone. Do you have a new site to replace it?

2) I noticed that version 3.12 is available on the App Store, but not on MacUpdate or any other download site. Without another download source, those of us who purchased MovieGate prior to the App Store's existence will not be able to update it without paying for it a second time.
[Version 3.11]


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Enrico Mingardo had trouble on 31 Aug 2009
when moviegate will be snow leopard compatible?
[Version 3.06]

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(developer) replied on 02 Sep 2009
MovieGate is Snow Leopard compatible, if you have any issue please send a bug report.
A future version will be optimized for Snow Leopard.
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candise had trouble on 07 Jun 2009
I purchased MovieGate awhile ago, and have loved it - it is easy to use and works wonderfully. I just updated to an Intel Mac, and realized I lost my registration info. Does anyone know how I can find it again? Who do I contact?
[Version 3.06]

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(developer) replied on 09 Jun 2009
Use the menu to contact the developer in the main menu of the application.

Thanks
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candise commented on 20 Jun 2009
I'm not seeing an option to contact anyone in the menu. Can someone help?
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(developer) replied on 22 Jun 2009
Use Send Bug Report in the main menu of the application.
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Mailman42 had trouble on 15 Nov 2008
MovieGate 2.67, MBP 10.5.5

Just recently, MG has quit creating the DMG files.

In the Preferences, as soon as I check mark the correct setting, it automatically un-checks itself.

I have plenty of hd space. Not sure what is happening.
[Version 2.67]

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(developer) replied on 16 Nov 2008
Please contact me by mail for bug reporting.
I will be happy to help you and answer your question.
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LiJunFan had trouble on 16 Sep 2008
Is this still under development?
It doen't work anymore on my MacBook with OS 10.5.4. Quicktime 7.5.5.

Bugs here:
-Can't return to Main Menu from a Submenu. Preview Area gets clean instead.
-Can add new Videos but they don't appear in the Menu.
-Can't change size or prostion of any button, The Sliders do not react.

Unusable, what a pity! I really loved this App!!
[Version 2.67]

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(developer) replied on 27 Sep 2008
MovieGate 3.00 is under development and introduce a lot of new features.

If you have any problems with MovieGate 2.6x, please contact me !

balpal11 rated on 26 Oct 2012

[Version 3.11]



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marcus27 rated on 23 Nov 2011

[Version 3.11]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Shareware
Date:21 Aug 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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MovieGate creates MiniDVD and DVD with chapter support, slideshow with transitions, animated menu, sub-menus and subtitles. Support for Theme using Quartz Composer and PulpMotion compositions.


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