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ReelBeanX6.3

09 June 2013

Media converter/player (was ReelBean).

Overview

ReelBeanX (was ReelBean) is a movie converter and player. It can be used to convert movies to Apple TV, video iPod MPEG4, H.264, AVI and many other formats, and has media playing features available as standard that are often pro features in other applications. Individual track extraction from videos is also provided.

What's new in ReelBeanX

Version 6.3:
  • Reuses the last-used export directory as the default when making a new export, instead of always using the Desktop as the default.
  • Removed use of a deprecated technique for determining the video frame size.

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15 Reviews of ReelBeanX

Mpyre
02 March 2007
Version: 2.8

Most helpful

for conversion use visual hub.
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0.5
GeogProf
10 January 2013
Version: 5.9
If you can believe it, after maybe 8 years of development, this steaming lump of excrement still HAS NO FULLSCREEN MODE and CANNOT PLAY 2/3 of the most common video containers and codecs in use today, nor even those in use back when they began this video-tech masturbation! Why does this developer continue making regular but meaningless updates (sometimes a dozen or more per year) — such as v. 5.9 which “Increased the range of the bass and treble sliders in the audio controls panel” (do the sliders now go up to 11, à la Spinal Tap?) — when it still can’t play more than half of the most common video formats and can’t play ANYTHING fullscreen? Plus, it crashes probably 30% of the time on my SnowLeo Mac and more than half the time on my Mt. Lion rig, yet all this dev can do is futz with the A/V controls instead of making it actually work? Sheesh. Give it up already, hack. And I want my money back because in the 5+ years since I bought it, ReelBean has never — NOT ONCE — been able to play all the way through a movie or complete an edit without crashing (even though my 6 or 7 other freeware players play fine every time), and those it did play could not display any larger than their native resolution (since it has no fullscreen mode). Hell, even QuickTime X can play most common formats, in fullscreen, without crashing, and we all know what a disappointing piece of sh1t that is. Why do you monkeys waste out time (and yours) with this pustulate dreck?
(4)
0.5
PorkPieHat
07 December 2011
Version: 5.8
Completely and utterly useless. Can't really play anything but mp4/QT, and plays that extremely poorly. This is the most regularly updated video player on MacUpdate, and yet it hasn't improved AT ALL in 4 years. Pure sh1t.
(3)
0.5
GeogProf
24 December 2010
Version: 5.05
I bought ReelBean a little more than 3 years ago, and since then I have dutifully downloaded each and every update in the hope that eventually it would become capable of doing……….something...anything, really. But alas, after all that time and all those updates, it’s still a lot more than useless that useful. ReelBean still chokes on at least half of the vids I throw at it. The last version I rigorously tested was the 5.0 release, which refused to simply PLAY 5 out of 9 movies, and which failed to convert all but 1 (an mp4). And mind you, mp4, flv, avi, mpg and wmv are decidedly NOT exotic formats, and these test files worked well on ALL of the other players on my Macs!! Even today, after cursorily testing this new version (5.05), I cannot understand what the good folks at JS8 Media mean when they trot out their old advertising lie that ReelBean “has media playing features available as standard that are often pro features in other applications.” Really? Which features are those — the ones that never worked from the start, or the ones that you still can't figure out or refuse to implement? So my advice is to simply ignore ReelBean, for its developers simply refuse to be modern ("Matroska, I SPIT on you!") or even COMPETENT in any way. I really wanted ReelBean to be a success, but after three years of crappy, crappier and crappiest, I give up.
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Spike Jones
03 December 2010
Version: 5.04
Although I really wanted to like this, it s*cks majors times. Things I did not like: - No drag'n'drop support - Didn't accept 50% of my video files (including the most used mkv files) - Many video only showed a black screen though the progress bar was playing. (xvid, mt2s, some .mov file) - Demo does not let me try the converting option (pro only?) - Large video files plays with hickups - Ugly interface. Yes, this is more an personal taste. But it is far from a decent osx ui guidelines. - Window sometimes disappears and cannot be retrieved. I had to relaunch the app - crashed two times playing a mp4 file. In short: Avoid
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Tachy0n
10 April 2008
Version: 3.5
As of version 2.9 it couldn't handle .MOD files from a JVC camera. MOD files are actually a kind of MPEG-2. I had to use VisualHub instead.
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Starbark
05 March 2007
Version: 2.8
why? is visualhub a better conversion app? details will be very much appreciated
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Mpyre
02 March 2007
Version: 2.8
for conversion use visual hub.
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RandomTox
21 January 2007
Version: 2.6
Just get VLC it is free
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Merry-Boy
05 March 2006
Version: 0.95
Converts to 3gpp so im happy i dont have to buy QT pro, Woo hoo!!!
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smtips
05 March 2006
Version: 0.95
No ability to specify WHAT avi format to output. There's only sevaeral standard formats one could use. This only gives cinepak compression, or DV formats or BMP..BMP? Windoze? Where's the XVID, DIVX, DX50 or other common avi support? Why would this app have a problem with outputting avi format if Flip4Mac is installed, which allows viewing of Windoze Media on a mac? Why would I want to disable Flip4Mac to output an avi? No format or codec info given about current movie - Video Track, Audio Track? What's that mean? No progress time indicator. Just a bar. Impossible to HIDE this app or even to minimize it to the dock...it just pops right back up! Three basic types of audio compression formats to output. Alaw, IMA, or uLaw. Or None. No mp3 or other common audio support offered in every other conversion app. The interface and view window look nice...LOL...otherwise it appears to be just what it is...a pre-version 1 program. Should be called a beta.
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smtips
05 March 2006
Version: 0.95
Hmmmmmm...wonder why the authors want my computer to connect to host142.ipowerweb.com on TCP port 80 (http) when I launch this program. There is no prefernce for checking for the latest version or not. I hate when people just want me to send (whatever) information without my express consent or knowledge. Thanks again, Little Snitch, for tattling on authors who don't tell you the "whole story".
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4.75
Orion-Mk-V
02 March 2006
Version: 0.91
Works like a charm for conversions. Has plenty of options. Still seems to be free and this is Mar 06.
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Jedik
25 December 2005
Version: 0.63
Not really free. The dev's site says it will start costing $10 on january. =\
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2.5
Rsmorphy
22 December 2005
Version: 0.63
Would be nice to be able to change window size, playback speed, pause, start, stop and loop by way of keyboard commands like VLC and Quicktime players. Not a standout for my needs.
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4.5
Dinkoarun
22 December 2005
Version: 0.63
A excellent interface. Plays almost all common formats. Also, provides the ability to export media files into varoius other formats. Would love to have preference options that would allow us to use either Quicktime or mplayer for playback.
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