CosmoPod
CosmoPod 4.5.1
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Safari add-on, download/convert video to iPod, iPhone, AppleTV format.   Shareware ($11.90)
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CosmoPod is an intuitive Safari extension that lets you download Flash videos and audio content from all popular websites like YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Apple Trailers and Tutorial videos, Last.fm, MP3.com etc. CosmoPod can automatically convert downloaded files to an Apple device friendly format, tag them and add them to iTunes so it's all there ready format your next sync.

Best of all, it's one-click simple! Additionally, you can convert videos already on your hard drive with a simple drag and drop and CosmoPod is also a great tool to import your DVD collection to your Mac,
What's New
Version 4.5.1:
  • Fixes support for Safari 5 (32-bit) on Mac OS 10.6
  • Fixes Quicktime metadata parsing bug
  • Uses hd=1 to load YouTube HD video automatically
  • Fixes duplicated video downloads
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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CosmoPod User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 4.x:
(39)
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Overall:
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--marc reviewed on 03 Jan 2013
No developer response since July 21, 2011. This is clearly broken abandonware.
[Version 4.5.1]


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Bluesoft commented on 22 Aug 2012
The developer has abandoned their paying customers. They could have, at least, contact registered owners and said, "Sorry suckers, but we're done with you - adios!" They have not updated their product in a long. long time. It is so out of date that it is a joke. No customer support - no response to emails. Nothing has changed on their web site in a year or more.

Try Wondershare's "AllMyTube" is a great product and they provide excellent customer support. It does everything and more than CosmoPod did.
[Version 4.5.1]


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Ozzpot commented on 09 Aug 2012
So, it would seem this has definitely been abandoned now. It hasn't worked in over a year and the developer in incommunicado. I just hope they are okay.

As far as a replacement for this goes, I have tried several. iTubeX is good, but it does have to boot another app, so it's not the most streamlined option.

For Safari users, I would HIGHLY recommend the Youtube5 Safari extension: http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/35606/youtube5-safari-extension

It basically converts all video content (such as Youtube videos, which run with Flash) into HTML5 content. It does so instantly and automatically, and results in faster loading videos and less CPU usage in playing them. It's fantastic.

What's more, you can easily download the videos by clicking on the [i] in the top right corner of a video, where it shows you a list of sizes and formats the video is available in. Just right click on your preferred size/format and choose "Download Linked File".

It's so elegant. Just a 21k file. A little Safari extension. No mess, no extra apps, not even a button to clutter up your tool bar.

What's more, it's free!
[Version 4.5.1]


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Jskwa reviewed on 20 Apr 2012
No contact or word from Cocoamug Software in over a year. What's up with them? Use to love their products. No excuse for no contact of any kind.
[Version 4.5.1]

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Craig42a replied on 08 Jun 2012
Yes, I sent them emails and nothing. I now use iTubeX. Excellent!
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--marc replied on 24 Jun 2012
The last contact i received from Cocoamug was on July 21, 2011 ...

"Dear CosmoPod registered user,

Thank you for writing. With the release of Safari 5.1, you have encountered an incompatibility problem between CosmoPod and Safari. I have been working hard on a fix for this and will provide a free upgrade version of CosmoPod in the next few days ... "

That "next few days" since July 21, 2011 has been a long time.

I've since switched to Videobox.
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Mfabache reviewed on 06 Feb 2012
After 6+ months of no compatibility and no progress, I have officially downgraded Cocoamug software AND the Cosmopod app. Both are now on my:

Do Not Buy List

Now looking for a permanent replacement.
[Version 4.5.1]

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Dvsdoug replied on 07 Feb 2012
I miss my Cosmopod in a big way, sadly they don't answer my emails. So either the developer is dead or had a personal meltdown of sorts...
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Gary30 replied on 21 Feb 2012
I was in the same boat and luckily came upon iTubeX. It is much more capable than CosmoPod and has none of the annoyances. Downloads videos from places CosmoPod could not. Lets me select from a list of resolutions, extract audio etc. I'll never look back.
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Craig42a replied on 08 Jun 2012
I agree with Gary. It sucked that Cosmopod was abandoned, but I just bought iTubeX today after a trial. It rocks.
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Arobulack reviewed on 27 Jan 2012
This app destroyed my Safari browser. It somehow deleted my entire Toolbar, so I can't even hit Command-L to open web sites anymore. I followed the developer's uninstall instructions, but even then my Safari Toolbar did not come back.

Beware this software -- it will actually harm your computer! The developers are extremely irresponsible to even be distributing it in its current state.
[Version 4.5.1]


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F451 commented on 17 Jan 2012
From the Developer's website:

Important note about CosmoPod and Safari 5.1

The current version of CosmoPod is not compatible with the latest Safari 5.1. We are working on a fix and we will provide a free upgrade when it's ready. Thanks for your patience.

To uninstall CosmoPod, you can delete the following folder (quit Safari first) : /Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins/CosmoPod.bundle.
[Version 4.5.1]

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Arobulack replied on 27 Jan 2012
It's not as simple as that. Cosmopod completely deletes your Safari Toolbar!!! Even if you follow these uninstall instructions, your Toolbar does not come back. This software is dangerous and should be avoided at all costs. It will destroy your Safari web browser.
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F451 replied on 27 Jan 2012
@Arobulack, you give no specifics of what OS or Safari versions you are using. But, more important you need to take this up directly with the developer. I simply posted what I found at their website. Be cognizant that talks are continuing in the Apple Support Community forums that users' are incorrectly blaming specific software--be it third-party or Apple's--for issues, when in reality there might many factors at play causing said issues and not just one.
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MSU reviewed on 10 Jan 2012
No support past safari 5.1
[Version 4.5.1]


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Robertoxic reviewed on 08 Jan 2012
I what my CosmoPod back... its CostYesNoPod atm.
I´ll even pay fon an UpDate... but no nothing at all is frustration pure. I mean, I go to the developers webpage every one to two month to se the same sh.... text there since... arg... plz do something.
[Version 4.5.1]


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THECompound reviewed on 05 Jan 2012
CocoaMug Software has cut it's throat! I encourage all of you who have paid for this (formerly) great Safari Add-on to spread the news to EVERYONE you possibly can to steer clear of any offering form CocoaMug. For them to completely ignore their paying customers is untenable. Therefore they should only reap what they themselves have sown!
[Version 4.5.1]

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Khobe replied on 05 Jan 2012
It's time for a CosmoPod eulogy. A volunteer please or maybe it's not even worth it. Simple we've been had & we're not even given an excuse or a sorry reply, let's get over it people, life goes on. But still spread the word.
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Macmenno had trouble on 20 Jul 2011
Unfortunately, CosmoPod is not compatible with Lion.
Since it's not updated for over a year, it looks like it is abandoned.
That's a shame, because it was (is) the best of it's kind IMO.
No sign of a possible new version on the devs web site.
[Version 4.5.1]

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Cocoamug (developer) replied on 21 Jul 2011
Dear CosmoPod users,

I have been working on a fix to solve this issue of incompatibility between Safari 5.1 and CosmoPod. A release will be out in the next few days. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

Marie
Cocoamug Software
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Macmenno replied on 21 Jul 2011
So Safari 5.1 is the culprit. I could not tell since the problem occurred after installing Lion (which also installed Safari 5.1).
Glad to hear a fix is coming.

TIA
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Arombauts had trouble on 14 Jul 2011
Their website seems to be unreachable. Is the product discontinued?
[Version 4.5.1]

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MacUpdate-Warren replied on 14 Jul 2011
The dev's site seems to be working fine for me at this point. Maybe you were experiencing a temporary issue?
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Rpitcairn had trouble on 27 Aug 2010
I have looked at the custom toolbar many times. It is not there and it is not in the Window menu either. Strangely enough if I install once again, it indicates it is going to update, so it must be in there somewhere, but a search of my computer does not find it.

Here is what I have done to try to fix it.
1. Repaired permissions.
2. Run TechTool Pro.
3. Run Disk Warrior.
4. Emptied caches.
5. Started in Safe Boot and installed from there.

Nothing has worked. I think I will ask for my money back.

R.
[Version 4.5.1]

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Maranacookman replied on 27 Aug 2010
I have had similar results. Cocoamug has my money and I have nothing.
Goodbye Safari. I'm switching to Google Chrome.
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Maclover1.1 had trouble on 09 Jun 2010
Crash as well.. Safari 5
[Version 4.5]


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7h31ll3g4l had trouble on 08 Jun 2010
crash Safari5 with new update cosmopod v4.5

thx
[Version 4.4.1]

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Cocoamug (developer) replied on 08 Jun 2010
Please send me your crash log.
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Cocoamug (developer) replied on 08 Jun 2010
This error only seems to occur with Safari 5 running in 32-bit mode on Mac OS 10.6. I am looking for a fix.
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Site7000 replied on 09 Jun 2010
When I went to Safari 5, everything was fine, but when I updated to CosmoPod 4.5, Safari would crash the first time I clicked on anything. Using Get Info to switch Safari to 64-bit execution solved the problem.
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Bytesmiths had trouble on 08 Jun 2010
WARNING! Cosmopod 4.4.1 breaks Safari 5.0, such than no website will load.

Remove /Library/InputManagers/CosmoPod, and Safari 5.0 works fine.

I sent CocoaMug Software a note to that effect, and they replied within five minutes that an update was on the way...
[Version 4.4.1]

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Kindly replied on 08 Jun 2010
Yep, consistently crashed 5.0. I uninstalled Cosmopod and everything is fine
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Mgfriedrich had trouble on 08 May 2010
Don't get the button, is not in the "Customize Toolbar" menu either.
I am running a 32bit Safari on SnowLeopard. Uninstalled and re-installed several times.
Am I missing something?
[Version 4.4]


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Gary W. had trouble on 10 Mar 2010
Anyone else have their mouse pointer disappear after initiating download? Mine always seems to, sometimes briefly, and sometimes having to force-quit Safari. Never had this happen before, anytime. (10.6.2 Snow Leopard)
[Version 4.2.1]


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andresks had trouble on 24 Nov 2009
First: upgrade license file don't work...
Second: I was stupid "paying" for this update...
[Version 4.1]


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Gary W. had trouble on 16 Oct 2009
Will not work for me on 10.4.11. Installs fine, takes registration number, but icon stays grayed out in the presence of videos being played.

Reinstalled 3.1 and that works fine.
[Version 4.0]

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Aliendude replied on 16 Oct 2009
I had the same problem. Notified dev. via email and got a prompt response. He sent me a
link to a fixed version that works better with 10.4.11. Now Cosmopod recognizes all the
sites it always has in the past. But, I crash alot ever since I installed it. Just waiting for a posted update.

belonky rated on 04 Feb 2014

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THECompound rated on 22 Aug 2012

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muchachotron rated on 15 May 2012

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Gryphonent rated on 07 Sep 2011

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Version Downloads:29,085
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Shareware
Date:11 Jun 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $11.90
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CosmoPod is an intuitive Safari extension that lets you download Flash videos and audio content from all popular websites like YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Apple Trailers and Tutorial videos, Last.fm, MP3.com etc. CosmoPod can automatically convert downloaded files to an Apple device friendly format, tag them and add them to iTunes so it's all there ready format your next sync.

Best of all, it's one-click simple! Additionally, you can convert videos already on your hard drive with a simple drag and drop and CosmoPod is also a great tool to import your DVD collection to your Mac, iTunes, AppleTV, and iPhone.

Features:

  • CosmoPod supports the most popular Web video formats (FLV, DivX, WMV, MMS, RM, RTSP)
  • CosmoPod can save audio content from Last.fm, mp3.com and other websites
  • Convert files already on your disk and DVDs by dropping them onto CosmoPod window
  • Beautiful H.264 encoding for all your needs (Mac, iPod, iPhone & AppleTV)
  • Works with Elgato turbo.264 and turbo.264 HD
  • Set iTunes movie tags directly from CosmoPod
  • Automatically detects HD Videos on YouTube
  • Extract audio tracks from most video files and convert it to m4a Growl Integration
  • CosmoPod perfectly blends into Safari. It's just like an extra Download window, for your media.


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