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VideoDrive

21 April 2020

Add your video collection to iTunes with one click.

Overview

VideoDrive makes adding videos to iTunes, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV as easy as drag-and-drop.

  • Add any video format: VideoDrive supports over 20 video formats, including MP4, MKV, AVI, MOV, VIDEO_TS and FLV. If you have it, VideoDrive will put it in iTunes.
  • Identify movies and TV shows: Movies and TV Shows are automatically added to the right category in iTunes. With matching descriptions and artwork found online. You can also categorise videos as Home Videos, Music Videos and even iTunes U videos.
  • Videos on the go: With you videos in iTunes, you can sync them easily to your iPhone or iPad, or watch them on the big screen with Apple TV. VideoDrive can automatically sync newly imported videos to your iOS devices..
  • Share your videos: VideoDrive is compatible with iTunes Home Sharing and Airplay. Share your video collection with anyone in your household and beam videos to Airplay enabled devices.
  • Works with the tools you know:Download videos from Transmission and convert them with HandBrake, Elgato Turbo.264 (HD) or QuickTime.
  • Queue and Process: Queue your new videos and until the time is right to add them to iTunes. Or let VideoDrive do its thing at night. New option to postpone conversions when running on battery power.
  • Inbox folders: With Hot Folders, you can create inbox folders in Finder. Any new video file that arrives in this folder will be added to iTunes, even if VideoDrive is not running.
  • Store videos where you want: Store videos locally or on an external disk or NAS, while keeping your music on your main drive. With VideoDrive, you just set and forget.
  • Add matching subtitles: Like watching foreign videos? VideoDrive will add SRT subtitles files to your videos. And browse the web and automatically download matching subtitles in your language (Requires the Subtitles app).
  • Backup: Optionally keep a copy of your original video files in a separate folder or external disk as a backup.

Note: This demo version is fully functional and allows you to import and tag 15 videos.

What's new in VideoDrive

Version 3.7.07:
  • Fixed an issue causing online movie and TV Show descriptions to be missing.
  • Added support for HandBrake 1.1.
  • Addressed an error when running VideoDrive for the first time stating previously queued videos could not be loaded.
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104 Reviews of VideoDrive

RJC.NJNYC
01 February 2020
Version: 3.7.06

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Apple has released macOS Catalina 10.15 on 7 October 2019. The latest version of VideoDrive is not compatible with this version as iTunes has been retired. When launching VideoDrive you will get a warning and VideoDrive will quit. If you rely heavily on VideoDrive, it is advised not to upgrade yet. If you do upgrade, all videos previously imported by VideoDrive into iTunes will become available in the new TV app. VideoDrive 3 will most likely not be made compatible with macOS Catalina as it would require a complete rewrite of the software. 
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RJC.NJNYC
01 February 2020
Version: 3.7.06
Apple has released macOS Catalina 10.15 on 7 October 2019. The latest version of VideoDrive is not compatible with this version as iTunes has been retired. When launching VideoDrive you will get a warning and VideoDrive will quit. If you rely heavily on VideoDrive, it is advised not to upgrade yet. If you do upgrade, all videos previously imported by VideoDrive into iTunes will become available in the new TV app. VideoDrive 3 will most likely not be made compatible with macOS Catalina as it would require a complete rewrite of the software. 
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RJC.NJNYC
01 February 2020
Version: 3.7.06
Does not work with Catalina
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Edeerly
29 October 2018
Version: 3.7.04
Version 3.7.05 is also NOT working correctly with Mojave, or it has somehow taken five steps backward in its ability to scan or even add simple IMDB data to the metadata of a file. The result is a "lost" video, added to iTunes somewhere, listed as something that has no relation to the title, genre, year, etc. Mind you, the result I describe is achieved for me only after asking the app to simply copy the page info from my browser, after I've done all the work. Please test and fix.
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Edeerly
01 October 2018
Version: 3.7.03
3.7.03 states incompatibility with Mojave. Is an update from 10.13 to 10.14 really that hard? Looking forward to said update, as the app is very well done.
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SunWolf
30 December 2017
Version: 3.7
Despite MacUpdate announcing a version 3.7, the latest version is 3.6.
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shanshrrtmd
13 May 2017
Version: 3.6.06
Installed the app. Will not accept registration code. Can u help. shanshrrtmd@gmail.com
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Tom08
02 May 2017
Version: 3.6.03
Nice update to the interface with lighter colours and cleaner icons. This one fits macOS Sierra much better.
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Fret8
01 May 2017
Version: 3.6.02
Great app, does perfectly what it is supposed to do...and good support...
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Tom08
27 April 2017
Version: 3.6.02
Deals with any video file I throw at it. Automatically processes them, downloads metadata and adds them to iTunes as movies or TV shows. And initiates a sync with my iPhone afterwards so my videos are copied. All without any interaction on my part. There's no other app that does this. Highly recommended.
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Hagar06
16 March 2017
Version: 3.5.04
While VideoDrive is excellent at adding all my videos to iTunes, I do wish Apple would release an overhauled version of iTunes as the interface has become too bloated and confusing.
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5
Hagar06
13 October 2016
Version: 3.4.01
Fully compatible with macOS Sierra
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5
Frankieboy-de
20 August 2015
Version: 3.1.02
Great App and great support!
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lemonb3519
20 July 2015
Version: 3.1.02
Save your money. This app is mediocre at best and you have a number of free alternatives that perform just as well if not better.
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Hagar06
20 July 2015
Version: 3.1.01
As a long standing user, I just upgraded to 3.1. This is a huge upgrade, they could as well have called this version 4. You can now see all your video files in queue and their status. Very convenient, makes me wonder why it hasn't been like this all along :-) With Apple Music I just reinvested in iTunes, so I'm definitely keeping iTunes as my media center. Just hoping for a new AppleTV now ;) (and yes: 3.1 is a free upgrade unlike what's said below! I just checked)
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Mac5
15 July 2015
Version: 3.1
Its been said may times by many Mac users.. Paid once, not paying again.. never have and never will. Plenty of other apps out there to choose from that are free, or free for ever. Adios VideoDrive.
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EugeneSt
28 June 2015
Version: 3.0.02
Very fast, clean looking and easy-to-use tool to get all of your movies to iTunes. Works perfectly.
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Vlastav
04 January 2015
Version: 3.0.02
It worked just fine until version 3, now it doesn't work at all, and I can't figure it out, can't select help.
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Mac5
06 December 2014
Version: 3.0
Paid once, not paying again.
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Soneé
15 May 2014
Version: 2.8.01
Very nice application, I use it a lot for importing my movies. I like how it automates the process of converting (if necessary) and importing the metadata :) Thanks to the developer for actively updating and improving this software.
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Nigel2112
29 September 2013
Version: 2.7.10
When I try to import an FLV file it takes me to IMDB.com and asks me to 'accept' some random movie (What's THAT about?) ….and then the import fails. Apparently VideoDrive "makes it easy to add videos to iTunes with or without converting them or losing quality" but it doesn't look like it does anything of the sort. I just want to import an FLV video into iTunes and play it! I'm happy to pay if it works, so throw me a bone here chaps!
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Jack26
18 March 2013
Version: 2.7.02
I love how this app keeps receiving free upgrades. There have been countless updates since I bought Videodrive, not just fixes but also new features. And they have all been free (so far :-) Great for automated setup of video imports.
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Hagar06
25 February 2013
Version: 2.7
For me, VideoDrive is ideal when you have a lot of videos you want to batch-process. Just start it, and it does its thing even if you throw 100 videos at it. And this is a great update: tagging videos is far more reliable now. Before I sometimes got the weirdest results, but this update seems to have fixed this. So far so good. Also like the new interface: much cleaner and less clicking involved.
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Fret8
16 December 2012
Version: 2.6.09
I"ve been using VideoDrive for quite some time and it's worth every penny...... The new update with version 2.6 is a serious improvement. It's an amazing app for processing a large number of video's. You just put the video to the app and it appears in iTunes, already tagged and with picture. It saves me a lot of time and work for me. There's also a very good manual and whenever I had a question, the support team always answered and helped me promptly ... Keep going like this guys
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pedrotaquelim
30 September 2012
Version: 2.6.07
I downloaded the trial and although I think it's a quality app I got confused and a little bit frightened with all the buttons, informations and options. I admit that it's not that scary but after using iFlicks, and by comparison, I think this is more complex to use. In iFlicks I just drop the damn thing on it , change some information on the tags, if I want, and click "start". That's it. So simple. I wish VideoDrive was this simple. I'm not associated with iFlicks in any way, I'm just a user. But I'll try VideoDrive, one day.
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Hagar06
30 August 2012
Version: 2.6.07
Still the best tool to add my vids to iTunes. One suggestion: I would prefer higher quality square artwork for tv shows, they look better on the iPad.
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Duane-Norrie
20 May 2012
Version: 2.6.03
I bought this software yesterday and downloaded the file, however when i go to instal it either on my Macbook Pro or my 27" Mac you see nothing happen is there a prob with this version as it wont install
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Wmskaggs
13 May 2012
Version: 2.6.02
I purchased the full version through MacUpdate. Whenever, I enter the registration info emailed, I get a message stating the license is invalid. I used the email address provided me (not my own). wmskaggs
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jt001
13 May 2012
Version: 2.6.02
At first it sounded like a good idea because I have many HD movies in .mkv format, and have been toying with the idea of finding a way to watch them on my AppleTV without going through the hassle of converting 200+ movies (and not having to use Plex on my hacked AppleTV 2); but after reading the Support page, the reference files can only be seen on your computer. The next viable option would be to convert them to iTunes, which brings me back to square one. I read it uses Handbrake to make the conversion to iTunes, which is pretty good, but if you are planning from the get go to convert your files to iTunes to have them played on iTunes, AppleTV, iPhone, or iPad-maybe I am missing something here-but, why pay 10 bucks (or 20) for an app that relies on an already free app to make the conversion? Why not download Handbrake (which is free), set it to any of the AppleTV, iPhone or iPad preset of your choice, add your videos to the queue and let Handbrake work its magic? Again, I apologize if I missed something, but I believe the title is a little misleading.
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Tom08
11 April 2012
Version: 2.6.01
Browsing metadata online took forever after updating to version 2.6. Drove me nuts, but now seems to be fixed with version 2.6.1.
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Tom08
11 April 2012
Version: 2.6.01
Great update with version 2.6: new interface with red/green lights that indicate where your videos will play. Also supports the new iPad and appleTV. Still use this tool weekly to fill my iPad.
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sjk
02 February 2012
Version: 2.5.05
The summary description says "Add movies to iTunes without converting them", while the full description seems to contradict it with "Advanced conversion settings, including support for QuickTime X, Elgato.264 HD and HandBrake". Maybe the former needs updating to something like "Add movies to iTunes, with optional conversion"?
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Fret8
07 January 2012
Version: 2.5.02
Great way to automate the import of videos. Saves me a lot of time! Very helpful support too.
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Tom08
07 November 2011
Version: 2.5
This new version is a serious improvement for video conversions. Previously, the user interface would be become unresponsive on Lion, but this seems to be fixed now:). This app really shines when it comes to batch processing large numbers of videos.
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luckymahalo
25 April 2011
Version: 2.3.03
I have some MKV movies from 7GB to 11GB. As I bought an apple TV I would love to see these movies on my tv. I am trying hard to find some software to get help! Don't try Videodrive, it is a waste of time. You will see that it would take around 200 hours to convert. If you pass these 200 hours without a crash then you're fine! I did not have this luck. Today in 2011 I expect that converting a video should not be such a big deal. for me it definitely is!
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Hagar06
07 January 2011
Version: 2.3 beta RC1
Nice update, it now supports video conversions using HandBrake. Very fast. Had one crash but it seems to be in beta. Before I used method 4 to create non-converted copies of my videos for my hacked white AppleTV. For christmas I got a black AppleTV, so now I'm using method 6 which converts videos. So, this HandBrake support is a welcome upgrade.
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Hagar06
01 November 2010
Version: 2.2.04
Happy to see this is still being actively developed. Metadata was broken recently and within a few days an update was released, which is nice. Short review: Importing videos is very fast (with the default settings), but the amount of metadata added to shows is not that extensive. It's getting everything from IMDb which is great for movies, but not always for TV Shows. The quality of the covers has gone up in recent versions so that's a bonus. All in all, still a happy user.
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Roelex
26 October 2010
Version: 2.2.04
Complete waste of money, didn't take the time to see what it was i was buying, don't bother with useless waste of space.
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csaborio
13 September 2010
Version: 2.2.02
I've reviewed this app in the past and i gave it a high rating. After using for 6 months, I regret buying it. I planned to use it for tagging downloaded TV Shows and movies. For the movies part, it does fill the metadata correctly, but for TV shows, it's quite a mess. I've tried to contact the developer to fix these issues but they remain unresolved. Point in case, the American Dad TV Show, take a look: http://s3.amazonaws.com/ember/ylwhz6qGrn98cYG84uWl9jj5WC4UYXFd_m.png So, if you want to automatically tag TV shows, steer clear of this one.
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Jack26
13 June 2010
Version: 2.1
Nice tool, very fast and with lots of options
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Revco
02 June 2010
Version: 2.1
New error on launching v2.1. ===================== iTunes Media Folder Location error VideoDrive could not automatically locate your iTunes Media Folder. Set it manually to continue. You can find the location in iTunes Advanced Preferences. Error:2010-06-02 21:21:23.182 defaults[3463:10b] The domain/default pair of (com.apple.iapps, iTunesRecentDatabases) does not exist ===================== I set it manually and get the same error message on the next launch.
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appleHQ
01 June 2010
Version: 2.1
HAGAR06 must be the developer since he is only commenring on this software and giving 5-star reviews more than once ...
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Tom-Lindsay
30 May 2010
Version: 2.0.06b
I am very disappointed with VideoDrive... I've tried it on 2 systems now, mac mini 10.5.8 and macbook10.6.3. 2 different itunes libraries, 2 different internet connections - the damn software will only do around 10% of the meta-tagging. I would heartily recommend Sapphire for Front Row or Hacked ATV, or iFlicks - which is way way better and more solid than videodrive I feel slightly scammed :-(
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Aroona-Software
06 May 2010
Version: 2.0.05
Suffering from error 9000 when importing videos? Version 2.0.05 includes a workaround for a bug found in QuickTime X: When converting some videos with QuickTime X (using import methods 5, 6, 7 or 8) the VideoDrive import process would fail with error 9000 when the screen display goes to sleep. This is particularly applicable for videos that load into memory, including MKV and WMV files. This issue is also present in QuickTime 7.
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Tom08
05 May 2010
Version: 2.0.03
Version 2.0 is a very nice update with some great new features: for me it has become much faster and stable. Never have any issues with this new version. Still worth every penny to me.
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Alxshopping
05 May 2010
Version: 2.0.03
After 2 years, tons of updates, extensive email exchanges, this app never worked more then 20% of the times-always an error or a time out issue.
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
12 April 2010
Version: 2.0 beta 8
For about a year now, I have also only had about a 10-20% success rate with VideoDrive using any one of my three Macs with Mac OS 10.6.2 and 10.6.3. I get error messages even converting common video files like .avis. VideoDrive used to be great. Now it's hardly better than junk!
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Alxshopping
05 April 2010
Version: 2.0 beta 7
80% of the times I import a video, I get an error message. I contacted the developer, who replied promptly to my emails and suggested that I revert to the latest non-beta build. However, even after reverting to 1.13, I still experience the same issues.
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Revco
24 February 2010
Version: 2.0 beta 6
VideoDrive Expired Just tried opening 2.0b6 on a brand new, just out of the box, Mac Mini server. Maybe 2.0b7 will really fix the issue.
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Spongebob23
19 February 2010
Version: 2.0 beta 4
First I was really sceptical about this program...I've got it now for serveral months, and I have to say it's really handy. I especially like the last few updates. It really works to manage large video collections. Just drag the videos to this application and it appears in iTunes, fully taged and always with a picture. It's awesome, works perfectly... Hope to see more of this
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csaborio
17 February 2010
Version: 1.13.04
I wanted to use this to basically tag my TV Show and Movie collection. For this you basically have 3 options: 1- MetaX (free, ugly interface, no updates) 2- iFlicks (pricier than Video Drive, less output options, SLOW) 3- VideoDrive Like most users, I was a bit skeptic thinking that this won't do what I needed, but the interface is very nice, it integrates extremely well with iTunes, and the conversion speeds are very fast. My only gripe is that I cannot use the presets of my Turbo.264's encoding settings; thus I end up with large files if I use the built-in AppleTV preset. It will rename your files to the appropriate names and its search engine is very very smart, gets the right results every tie regardless on how messed up the filename is. So bottom line, THIS is the one you need for all of your Metadata needs, it writes the info to already converted files in mere seconds.
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Hagar06
12 December 2009
Version: 1.13
Nice update: converting with QuickTime X is much faster now and it doesn't block the videodrive window.
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
12 December 2009
Version: 1.13
This hateful POS software hasn't converted a single movie for me in many months. Even the latest version, which promises bug fixes, workarounds and QuickTime Player X compatibility for the first time, doesn't work. Believe me, don't waste your money on this.
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Aroona-Software
01 December 2009
Version: 1.12.1
We always publish release notes on our website and in the inline VideoDrive update mechanism. We have never released any update without accompanying notes. We are not responsible for the content of MacUpdate. MacUpdate automatically detects when we release a new version and updates its site. We have noted that on a regular basis the release notes are not included automatically. If we notice this, we manually update the MacUpdate listing. Please view the VideoDrive website (www.aroona.net) for any official news on our software. Additionally, if you require technical assistance or have further questions, feel free to contact Aroona Customer Support.
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
01 December 2009
Version: 1.12.1
Version 1.12.1: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated." Same as the last time. Same as the last time. Same as the last time. Did I mention that VideoDrive hasn't converted a single movie for me since the past several months, and needless to say, it hasn't sent a single movie to iTunes or to my AppleTV?
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Jack26
01 December 2009
Version: 1.12
I was a bit skeptical about this app, as it promises a lot. But it did deliver! I wanted to put my whole video collection (500+ shows) in iTunes on Macosx 10.6.2. So I fired up VideoDrive, threw all videos on it and let it do its thing. After finishing analyzing the files and folders, it asked if it got the titles right. They were (granted, I only watch big shows), but still I was impressed as some files had junk in their names. Also, Videodrive is smart enough to only ask once for each TVshow season. Then videodrive continued overnight. It's quite slow, but it needed to copy the files over to my external disk. I used the function to make the videos compatible with ATV without converting. The next morning, all my vids were in iTunes! Nicely ordered, with explanations and covers. Very impressive. Next, the big test: I started browsing on my appletv, all shows were there and they played fine! It turns out only 6 videos were not imported. 3 of them seemed corrupt. I tried the other 3 again and then it worked too. So no idea why that failed the first time. PROS: lots of features (haven't tried them all yet), very good for batch processing a lot of videos, identified all my videos CONS: a bit slow, but understandable as videos are large files. Once it starts, it's best to leave it overnight if you have a lot of vids like I have
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
29 November 2009
Version: 1.12
To Aroona, you're not getting off the hook that easily by claiming to post your notes. Yes, the release notes get posted slightly earlier now (probably due to users' complaints), but when the latest several versions of the VideoDrive software were released, the notes were not available. (If I'm wrong, please say so.) Anyway, this latest three releases of your software that I paid for isn't working for me on Snow Leopard. These are the error message I keep getting when I try to convert even short simple files, like a .mov file and one short .mp4 file: Initalization of YouTube Bond theme song on Ei... failed: QuickTime Player 7 got an error: AppleEvent handler failed. (error: -2700) Fatal error: Initalization of YouTube Bond theme song on Ei... failed: QuickTime Player 7 got an error: AppleEvent handler failed. (error: -2700) Converting whole movies is an absolute no-go. Incidentally, I have both the paid version of QuickTime 7 and the Version of QuickTime that came with Snow Leopard 10.6.2 installed on my four-month old iMac.
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
28 November 2009
Version: 1.12
To Jeff H., chances are you won't know what will happen when you install VideoDrive because the bums who make it routinely refuse to include release notes. That's because the developer wants us to do their dirty work for them and this is really annoying. OK, if VideoDrive were free, I'd have no justification for complaining, but those of us who bought this program, we deserve better! By the way,since I updated to Snow Leopard, the last two or three updates absolutely refuse to convert a movie. I use VisualHub, a program that hasn't been developed in well over a year, to do my conversion. This is a testament to how crappy VideoDrive has become.
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Jeff-H-
18 November 2009
Version: 1.11.3
Just got a brand new mini today running Snow Leopard and Video Drive won't work. Keeps saying it needs to update Quicktime 7 and then quits. Stinks...I really love this app. Anyone have any ideas? Are there alternative apps for SL? Thanks
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Tom08
13 November 2009
Version: 1.11.3
Works great on my 64bit Snow Leopard installation. Online metadata did work anymore, but an update was released the same day. Nice customer support!. My only complaint is the quality of the downloaded images: they are ok, but not the best.
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
01 November 2009
Version: 1.10.1
To the mental muppet in the room, I expressed annoyance with developers who release tiny, incremental updates to their software practically every week (or twice a week), listing one or two "improvements" like "rounder buttons and other superficial interface elements, without making any significant usability or stability improvements. My complaint about VideoDrive last week is that it simply STOPPED CONVERTING MOVIES and I would like the developer to make it work again--because I paid for it-- not just to announce new shiny buttons or color scheme refinement. Developers like this produce frequent meaningless update announcements just to get more free exposure for their product, but they often won't do the hard work necessary to make a good product that was worthy of what I paid for it. In contrast, I gave the example of the noble VisualHub, which hasn't been updated IN YEARS because the developer discontinued work on it for personal reasons (and who very nobly stopped accepting payment for it because he was no longer doing the work), but IT somehow manages to convert my movies for me, whereas VideoDive will not. In contrast, if VideDrive is supposedly improving their software constantly, why doesn't it work anymore? I'm sorry that you seem incapable of understanding my point or is it perhaps that you have some other agenda to defend a company's business model and practices or software that you want to refute as being defective for some, just because (you say) it works fine for you.
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
29 October 2009
Version: 1.10.1
Here's an update: Since the last ten times (at least) I've tried to convert a movie, VideoDrive 1.10.2 has failed miserably every time AND THIS IS WITH CHAPTERING TURNED OFF as the developer recommended. As described below, I have all components of MacOS 10.6.1 running in 64-bit mode. Nothing has changed in the last six weeks except that VideoDrive stopped converting movies. Amazingly, VisualHub has converted movies just fine and IT has not been updated in years. So as the months pass, apparently there's still no functional version of VideoDrive available for people running Snow Leopard in full 64-bit mode. It's getting to be a real bummer.
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
02 September 2009
Version: 1.10.1
The new beta of VideoDrive STILL DOES NOT seem to be compatible with Snow Leopard, at least not if you boot your Mac up with the 64-bit kernel enabled (as I do). I tried a few .avi to .mp4 conversions, formatted for AppleTV and they all hung within seconds. I have the new Apple QuickTime Player installed, but I retained Version 7 of QuickTime Pro during the 10.6 installation.
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
30 August 2009
Version: 1.11b
The new VideoDrive beta still does not work with Snow Leopard. I installed the today's beta of VideoDrive for Snow Leopard on my new iMac, exactly as Aroona software recommended here on MacUpdate's web ie and on Aroona's own website. I already have the QuickTime 7 components installed as part of Mac OS X 10.6. However, the beta doesn't work. After trying to import two .avi files, I got the following error messages: "QuickTime could not process your video. Please try again: QuickTime Player 7 got an error: Can't get every chapter of document... (error: -1728) The second error message was "Import of [moviename].avi failed because QuickTime could not process your video. Please try again: QuickTime Player 7 got an error: Can't get every chapter of document [moviename].avi. (error: -1728)"
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
29 August 2009
Version: 1.10.1
I can confirm that VideoDrive no longer works now that Snow Leopard has been released. The problems seem to be related to QuickTime and Applescript. Either I get "stack overflow errors" or VideoDrive informs me that QuickTime is busy and that I need to "Quit QuickTime and try again," which I do, but to no avail. Under Leopard, VideoDrive was usually reliable, although slower to process avi files than VisualHub. AROONA, can you please advise when a fix will be released and thank you in advance for a reply. Without a major fix, VideoDrive is dead in its tracks for those of us who have upgraded to MacOS 10.6.
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2shae
23 August 2009
Version: 1.10.1
Just a heads up for those experimenting with Snow Leopard...Videodrive currently doesn't work with Quicktime X.
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Loosygoosy
29 July 2009
Version: 1.10
Just updated to version 1.10 and noticed that my copy is no longer registered. I remember reading somewhere when I purchased my license a couple of months back that all updates before version 1.9.x.x would be included for free so does that mean I have to purchase another license since it's no longer 1.9.x.x? I can't find much information concerning licensing on the developer's website. If I need to buy a new license then I might as well go back to using version 1.9.8.07 because it does the job and I'm not interested in spending more money on features I most likely won't use.
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
28 July 2009
Version: 1.10
VideoDrive and Limewire would have to share the prize in any competition for the flood of superficial updates that seem to be rather transparent free extra publicity for these products. (Limewire can be excused for this since it's free.) Now, don't get me wrong; I love VideoDrive, what it does, and usually how it does it...except for the past couple of weeks that is. Since then, VideoDrive stopped working for me completely. It hangs with that endless Technicolor spinning ball, saying that it's trying to register with Growl. (Disabling Growl, restarting the system, or trashing the prefs file doesn't fix this.) I always end up having to force-quit VideoDrive and then go back to my old standby, VisualHub, which, although it is showing its age, still works reliably for simple video conversion tasks. Ironically, there seems to have been no VideoDrive update lately that fixes the problem with freezing. Maybe I'm being punished! ;-) Any developer who puts out an incremental update to a paid-for program should at least have the professional integrity publish the changes right away so we can judge for ourselves if it's worth the effort to update that program, or if we're just getting smoke blown up our butts.
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
04 May 2009
Version: 1.9.8.02
It really annoys me that the developer of this application only bothers to send paying customers an updated version only every three days. How lazy! If they were earning their shareware fees, they would provide a new update three times per day, eight days per week. The added benefit for the developer is that that they would get all the extra free advertising of their product with shameless transparency. (We certainly yearn for more of that!) The added benefit for us customers is that we could waste more of our valuable time constantly downloading and installing VideoDrive, like version 1.9.8.02.06.321rc because we all know how irresistible and indispensable those new features are, like the more rounded edges to the button on the thirty-third preference option, or that incredibly important changed word spelling in the help menu, or the new localization into Finno-Ungaric. Besides my minor gripe, I do think this is an excellent program.
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Estnyc
13 April 2009
Version: 1.9.4
I've used this app for several months now, and it's very, very handy. I have a "hacked" Apple TV which can play .avis just fine, as long as the file's embedded within the appropriate wrapper, to fool both iTunes and ATV to play it just fine. It's getting better and better, but I have two major headaches with it that prevent me from giving it more than three stars. First of all, the Hot Folders feature has never worked for me. I think it's got something to do with my keeping my iTunes folder on an external HD. I can live with that, I don't mind manually queuing up files (although I'd much rather have it done automatically). The biggest drawback for me is that it's just not very good at finding metadata -- that is, the correct names of shows, episode titles, etc. Often it's wrong in what it finds; sometimes hilariously so. It's kind of irritating to be babysitting a conversion process which should run just fine untouched by human hands. I just figured finding the right info was hard, and I'd just have to put up with it. And then Boxee came along! Boxee does a GREAT job of identifying movie, show, episode information; much much better than VideoDrive. So, I have to wonder, as I yet again change the hilariously misnamed mess VD makes of "House," if Boxee can do it, why can't VideoDrive?
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Hagar06
14 January 2009
Version: 1.7.6
Great tool, can't wait for better image quality of the covers!
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Jeff-H-
12 January 2009
Version: 1.7.6
I just bought this a couple days ago so I will give it more time to prove itself but after these few days my experiences have been mixed. When it works, it does just what its supposed to do and does it faster than any other method. But I've had several .mov that once in Front Row will not play and even when I scroll over them Front Row goes into a sort of loop and I must force-quit to get back to my desktop. Anyone else with this?
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2shae
02 January 2009
Version: 1.7.4
I seriously have no regret ever buying this app and it's great to see that it's being tweaked all the time. It has made my Frontrow experience so much better.
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Andrew-Scott
06 December 2008
Version: 1.6.8.01
I've come to rely on VideoDrive quite a bit since setting up my media centre. I routinely use it seek out cover art for my video collection as well as adding useful metadata. It does, however, have its idiosyncrasies, mainly to do with the metadata functions. For example, it has a distinct penchant for turning up "Doug's 1st Movie" for many automatic metadata searches. (It did this just now when searching for "Citizen Kane"!) If you re-type the movie title and search again it usually finds the correct movie. The other thing is an unfortunate interface arrangement. There is a "Set Metadata" button for starting a search on your iTunes selection(s) and below it a "Preferences" button. If you want to switch between manual and automatic metadata you have a trip to the preferences ahead of you. If you just hit the "Set Metadata" button there is no cue to what you'll get-you have to remember what you set your preferences to last time you used it. Surely it would make more sense to have a few more buttons at this top level such as "Auto-set metadata" and "Manually set metadata" (with a brief summary of the settings that will be applied)? In summary, it's a bit rough around the edges but it's better than doing everything manually in iTunes and I gladly keep using it.
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T-toby
21 November 2008
Version: 1.6.8
I use this tool regularly and like the new regular updates. Stability and features have been improving steadily. Too bad there still is nu automatic update function.
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Yakuzah
31 October 2008
Version: 1.6.7.03
It appears that if you do not store your iTunes Music folder on your home folder, even though my Shortcut works to my external drive, this application barfs. Pretty crap really if it can't follow a shortcut like every other application. Very poor
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Nbregi-[pt]
28 October 2008
Version: 1.6.7.01
Why buy this app if you can do the same for free?? 1. Install Perian 2. Put movie file and subtitle file in the same folder and with the same name (abcd.avi, abcd.srt) 3. Open the movie file (divx) in quicktime 4. Open movie properties 5. Select video, visual specifications, and change transparencies to composite 6. Save as reference file And Voilá!! You have working subtitles in your movie. But if you're lazy, this app do all this steps for you.
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Pehpsi-3
24 September 2008
Version: 1.6.5
A very handy tip, thanks! I only have a few vids anyway, so there's no point in me buying a program like this, even though it looks great. James.
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Razou
11 September 2008
Version: 1.6.4
The big difference between MetaX and VideoDrive is the number of video formats supported. MetaX only supports MP4, while VideoDrive supports all current formats. So, if you don't want to reconvert videos, VideoDrive is a better solution. Personally, I don't want to spend hours converting videos to watch them on Front Row, just because iTunes is so selective. It would be cool if Actors, Producers, etc are supported, but apparently this is only possible for MP4 videos.
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Aroona-Software
10 September 2008
Version: 1.6.3.03
The current version of VideoDrive (version 1.6.3.03) is fully compatible with the newly released versions of iTunes 8 and QuickTime 7.5.5. Tiger users are advised to install VideoDrive 1.6.2 available at www.aroona.net.
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Tuckbodi
07 September 2008
Version: 1.6.3.03
Hmmm, first off, I always find it suspicious when there's so many good reviews and they promote features. You think the dev came up with a program to create user names for him? I downloaded this app and have to say it's kinda lacking. I guess it's a plus that they combine the two steps of adding to iTunes and meta tagging into one step. At $20 I'd expect it to at least tag the movie rating and it'd be nice for it to display movie poster size (so you know the quality of art (important for your AppleTV)) and it'd also be nice if it could tag actors, directors, producers and chapters like some free apps do (like MetaX). And while MetaX may have some kinks/bugs before I declare it the ultimate tool it too combines the two steps into one (tagging and importing) and like I said...it's free.
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Macsolu
12 August 2008
Version: 1.6.3.03
This constant updating is getting a little ridiculous... Is version 1.6.3.03.1 soon to arrive?
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Razou
19 July 2008
Version: 1.6.2
Finally a solution for subtitles in Frontrow! this feature alone rules! I could not use Frontrow since leopard came out because the screen went black as soon as subtitles kicked in. But this new feature is awesome, works flawlessly in my first tests
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Paul69drv
18 June 2008
Version: 1.6
Great app! Love the new hot folders!
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Mike360
23 May 2008
Version: 1.5.10
This app is absolutely the best. Works great to manage large video collections. Drag videos to the app and they appear in iTunes, completely tagged and with an image!!! Great support too: I had some questions and they answer back within a couple of hours. My feature suggestions appeared in a new version only 2 days later. One cool feature, that would make it a killer app is hot folders. They mailed me back saying it will be added soon. Can't wait!!
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TSMelo
23 May 2008
Version: 1.5.10
The irony in this whole story is that users who pirate the software will certainly find a way to do so again and again and again (as they always do). I agree that Aroona Software has the right to protect its product, in order to assure future development of VideoDrive, but there's a fine line here that must never be crossed... Customer experience should never be sacrified. As DRAW said, Mac users can't stand MS-like behavior. That's why OS X does not annoy the user with registration or activation issues, unlike Windows... I guess if this is a one time thing, it's ok... But this is it... If this happens another time, I think the company should rethink its registration strategy.
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Diago1969
22 May 2008
Version: 1.5.10
This program does exactly what it says it will do and does it quite nicely! Remember, this is a program under development, and the developer is updating it quite quickly, which is far better than many others. As for the new keying system, everyone should the understand the need for the developer to protect their investment, just as any of us end-users would protect our investment in our Mac's! One last sentence to the guys at Aroona: Keep making VideoDrive better and I'll be happy to get a new key whenever you feel the need for it! P.S. If they were acting like MickeySoft, then it would cost you $99.00, take 100 times the space, be full of security holes and never completely work right!
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Draw
22 May 2008
Version: 1.5.9
>To avoid loss of productivity time keep Aroona Software's upgrade philosophy in mind before you try to upgrade to 1.5.10. "VideoDrive will expire when upgrading to version 1.5.10 from earlier versions. Users will have to re-apply for a registration key. Please email us your current registration key with your paypal email address and we will send you a new registration key free of charge. When starting version 1.5.10 for the first time, VideoDrive will propose to create a mail message for you. Once you receive your new registration code, you can enter it in the VideoDrive Preferences, together with your Paypal email address. We are forced to make these changes to accomodate to the growing user base of VideoDrive and to guarantee the integrity of current and future personal licenses. For security reasons, we have to send out the new registration codes on a per-request basis. We apologize for this inconvenience. " >I wrote them that I dislike such uncomfortable updating procedure to get their next beta version 1.5.10 (decrementing amount of bugs but still no major improvements in workflow). Please judge their Email answer for yourself (read their last threaten sentence!): "Your request for a new key has been received and will be handled as soon as possible. Due to possible integrity violations, this process can take up to 12 hours. We understand this process does not offer the most optimal customer experience. However, we are forced to take these actions as the result of users who use illegal methods to obtain user licenses, compromising the integrity of the personal license system. We like to remind you that you are not forced to upgrade to this new version and that your current installation continues to work. Aroona Software is committed to enhancing VideoDrive continuously and free of charge for current customers. We believe this offers a better customer experience rather than keeping all updates for a paying 2.0 release. If we receive more complaints about our update path, we will definitely consider revising our policy." > Trying to continue with 1.5.9 shows the message: "Trial version expired". One last sentence to the guys at Aroona: Please handle your customers/beta testers with more respect and politeness! Mac users don't support M$-like behaviour.
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2shae
21 May 2008
Version: 1.5.9
Really like the app, but it really really needs an auto-update with all these updates coming out. If I didn't check this website I'd still be using version 1.3
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TSMelo
20 May 2008
Version: 1.5.8.04
This seriously needs sparkle support to handle the update process... I'm getting nuts with the quasi-daily updates released by the developer...
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Draw
13 May 2008
Version: 1.5.7.01
VD1.5.7.01 starts up with AppleScript Error "sh: /Applications/: Is a directory (1)". German OSX 10.5.2
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Revco
10 May 2008
Version: 1.5.7.01
"Compatibility: improved Growl support. Systems without Growl displayed an error message in some cases at launch time." Thank you!
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Micware
08 May 2008
Version: 1.5.6
Buggy version with my licence number. Impossible to enter it even if i am a regular licence user, the button is grayed and i cant import new movies in iTune. WHERE IS YOUR PREF FILE TO DELETE IT ?
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Largeemu
03 May 2008
Version: 1.5.4
Wow... look at the poll below. Each of these features is amazing.. how do I decide? Great app.
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Peter25
02 May 2008
Version: 1.5.1
Great app: far more features than you expect at first sight. And lots of updates with new features too. This has made my day!
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zx
30 April 2008
Version: 1.5.1
WRNING!!!! Demo clearly indicates that you can modify 12 videos for free! Not only that this app deleted my Metadata...It replaced my Metadata/description of the file with a 'Added by VideoDrive (unregistered)! THERE IS NO WAY TO GO BACK UNLESS YOU PAY FOR IT!
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2shae
30 April 2008
Version: 1.5.1
This really is a great app and if you use Frontrow a lot with avi movies this is perfect. It shows all your movies like the iTunes trailer section. Bought it 2 weeks ago when it was still version 1.3 and it's good to see the developer(s) are making better and updated version so quickly
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Mike_360
26 April 2008
Version: 1.4.3
This should be build right in iTunes! If you want to have a video collection that looks like the videos you purchase in the iTunes Store, or the movie trailers you see in Front Row, then this tool is great. It fills in a description and adds cover art to movies and even TV shows and puts them in the right category. I don't have an iPod but VideoDrive offers to convert incompatible videos for that purpose too. If you want to watch your videos in iTunes, Front Row or stream it over the network to another iTunes library, you DO NOT need conversion! And that's what it's all about! Finally, I have my Front Row the way it was intended!!
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::mile::
24 April 2008
Version: 1.4.1
This sounds really promising, but I'm encountering some strange problem: I was trying to import the last three episodes of a TV show and everything seemed to work fine -- but when I checked in iTunes only one was (correctly) placed in "TV shows", the other two ended up in "Movies"...!? Makes no sense and I can't get it right, it seems...! Tried importing the files separately as well as a single folder containing all three -- the result is always the same...! :((( Any ideas or suggestions...?!
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Alan-g
24 April 2008
Version: 1.4.1
If you just want to watch .avi videos via Front Row..just install the latest copy of Perian (donationware)...then drag all your .avi files into your Movies folder...launch Front Row..navigate to to your Movies folder and enjoy!
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
24 April 2008
Version: 1.4.1
i'd warn buyers to beware this app until they have proven it does what it says, which may not be entirely possible if some features are crippled until AFTER you've paid for it. The reason I say this is that we are told that on MacUpdate that "VideoDrive makes it easy to add videos to iTunes without converting them or losing quality." The developer's website also backs that up. But if you squint at the tiny text on the VideoDrive webpage, the following statement: "(*) reconversion in iTunes may be required to copy videos to iPod, iPhone and AppleTV. Consult the support page for more technical information." Right away this indicates to me that something is wrong here and people should not reward software developers for over-hyping their products' capabilities and promising things that may not be real. I think we've all been burned that way. I, for one, am going to test this product and definitely buy it if it does all that the developer promises up front. If not, you will hear from me again in this forum.
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$16.99

3.9

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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