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.