VideoDrive
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VideoDrive makes it easy to add videos to iTunes with or without converting them or losing quality. VideoDrive supports all current formats, including MOV, MPG, MPEG, MP4, M4V, AVI, WMV, M2V, FLV, WMA, DIVX, MKV, ASF, DV, 3GP, OGG, OGV, GIF, XVID, TRP, EYETV, VIDEO_TS and OMG files.

VideoDrive offers 9 unique import methods to add any video file to iTunes. The user-friendly interface helps you to make the best choice for your setup.

With VideoDrive, your video collection will look stunning in Cover Flow in iTunes. Videos in iTunes can be watched on your
What's New
  • Added support for MacOSX 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Added support to automatically download matching subtitles. Choose 'Install additional tools' in the VideoDrive menu bar and download the Subtitles tool.
  • Added support to remux H.264 tracks without conversion. Choose 'Install additional tools' in the VideoDrive menu bar and download the Subler tool.
  • Added support to save metadata and subtitles in MP4/M4V files. Choose 'Install additional tools' in the VideoDrive menu bar and download the Subler tool.
  • Added status light and online search button for subtitles in the online metadata window.
  • Embedded subtitles are now preserved by default when converting with HandBrake.
  • The welcome window now indicates if HandBrake or Elgato Turbo.264 were detected.
  • The release date is now saved in the video files when searching online for metadata (requires Subler).
  • Changed the default import setting to method 5 (converting to iTunes videos).
  • Fixed some issues when rejecting metadata found online.
  • Fixed an error message occuring in some cases when trying to load a metadata preset.
  • Fixed an issue with incorrect metadata being returned when searching online for TV Shows.
  • Added support for MacOSX 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Added support to automatically download matching subtitles. Choose 'Install additional tools' in the VideoDrive menu bar and download the Subtitles tool.
  • Added support to remux H.264 tracks without conversion. Choose 'Install additional tools' in the VideoDrive menu bar and download the Subler tool.
  • Added support to more...
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • OS X 10.5 or later
  • iTunes 10 or later
  • QuickTime 7 or X
  • Optionally: Perian 1.2.3 for extended format support
  • Optionally: HandBrake for faster video conversions
  • Optionally: Subler for remuxing and saving metadata in files
  • Optionally: Subtitles app for automatic downloading of subtitles



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VideoDrive User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Jack26 reviewed on 18 Mar 2013
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.
[Version 2.7.02]


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Hagar06 reviewed on 25 Feb 2013
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.
[Version 2.7]


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Fret8 reviewed on 16 Dec 2012
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
[Version 2.6.09]

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Billybob152 replied on 26 Jan 2013
For my purposes I purchased Beamer because there is no conversion needed and no need to put files into iTunes unless you want to play them on your iPad or iPod). I just open Beamer and drag any AVI, MOV, MKV, WMV and FLV files to the Beamer window and the file plays on my Apple TV2.
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Pedrotaquelim commented on 30 Sep 2012
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.
[Version 2.6.07]


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Hagar06 reviewed on 30 Aug 2012
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.
[Version 2.6.07]


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jt001 reviewed on 12 May 2012
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.
[Version 2.6.02]

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Aroona Software (developer) replied on 13 May 2012
Thank you for your feedback. We definitely don't want to be misleading. With VideoDrive, you can put any video in iTunes with or without reconverting them. But if you want to watch incompatible videos on your iPhone or AppleTV with the default Apple apps you will have to reconvert. There's no way around this and there most likely never will be. We hope the GUI is clear on this: if you import without conversion, the indicator lights for iOS devices remain red.

Also, VideoDrive brings more to the table than conversion. There's metadata tagging, hot folders, support for Elgato hardware, silent queuing, metadata presets for repeated tagging of TV shows, automatic season and episode numbering, etc.

We encourage everyone to try-out the trial version first and only purchase if you're convinced VideoDrive can help in your workflow of organizing and watching videos in the iTunes ecosystem.
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Rossi2213 replied on 13 May 2012
I have the same problem. The description is not well done because it gave me the wrong impression that I could watch movies in any format on my Apple TV without having to convert them. I bought the software yesterday, but actually I don't need it. I will ask the Aroona Software to be refund.
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Randyharris replied on 03 Dec 2012
maybe take a look at Beamer
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mrfezzywig replied on 06 May 2013
You can easily use "Subler" to convert MKV and many stange .mp4 files into iTunes without wasting time converting or processing them. It puts the video into a iTunes compatible movie container, converts audio if necessary and can also add Cover art and descriptions.

It is very, very fast. I have processed MANY files with it!!!!
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+3

Tom08 reviewed on 11 Apr 2012
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.
[Version 2.6.01]


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sjk commented on 02 Feb 2012
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"?
[Version 2.5.05]


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Fret8 reviewed on 07 Jan 2012
Great way to automate the import of videos. Saves me a lot of time! Very helpful support too.
[Version 2.5.02]


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Tom08 reviewed on 07 Nov 2011
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.
[Version 2.5]


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Nigel2112 had trouble on 29 Sep 2013
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!
[Version 2.7.10]

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MacUpdate-Jess replied on 30 Sep 2013
Nigel2112, the developer's Web site states,

"VideoDrive can only process videos that can be played in QuickTime. By default, QuickTime cannot play that many video formats, but you easily install free codecs to fix this. We recommend installing the Perian and Flip4Mac codecs."

For FLV conversion, you'll need Perian, which can be found here:

https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/22923/perian

Hope that helps!
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Duane Norrie had trouble on 20 May 2012
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
[Version 2.6.03]

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Aroona Software (developer) replied on 08 Jun 2012
There are no known issues with this version regarding installation. Please contact us at support@aroona.net so we can further diagnose the issue.
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Wmskaggs had trouble on 13 May 2012
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
[Version 2.6.02]

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MacUpdate-Warren replied on 13 May 2012
Wmskaggs --

Please reach out to support@macupdate.com. We'd be happy to look into that for you.
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Tom08 had trouble on 11 Apr 2012
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.
[Version 2.6.01]


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DRAW had trouble on 13 May 2008
VD1.5.7.01 starts up with AppleScript Error "sh: /Applications/: Is a directory (1)".
German OSX 10.5.2
[Version 1.5.7.01]

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DRAW commented on 16 May 2008
VideoDrive has still strickly to be located in the applications folder.
Otherwise you get that annoying anouncment.
More: You won't even be able to set your registration key.

Multilangual version coming soon?
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Aroona Software (developer) replied on 17 May 2008
Actually, VideoDrive does not require to be located in the Applications folder. The behaviour you describe is a bug. We are working to address it in a next release. Please email more details (aroonasoftware@gmail.com)

There are no plans to release a multilingual version in the immediate version as we want to add more features first.
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Aroona Software (developer) replied on 19 May 2008
This issue should be fixed in version 1.5.8.02.
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micware had trouble on 08 May 2008
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 ?
[Version 1.5.6]

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Mike_360 (developer) replied on 09 May 2008
This issue has been resolved in version 1.5.7.01

Jrock rated on 29 Oct 2013

[Version 2.7.10]



+7

Lookky rated on 02 Jun 2013

[Version 2.7.09]



+7

Lookky rated on 23 May 2013

[Version 2.7.08]



+3

Tom08 rated on 01 Mar 2013

[Version 2.7]



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Pedro-Fardilha rated on 25 Feb 2013

[Version 2.7]



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Fret8 rated on 16 Dec 2012

[Version 2.6.09]



kaneshao rated on 03 Dec 2012

[Version 2.6.08]



Rod Chu rated on 03 Dec 2012

[Version 2.6.08]



Mandochris rated on 03 Dec 2012

[Version 2.6.08]



Leoman rated on 09 Sep 2012

[Version 2.6.07]


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License:Demo
Date:22 Dec 2013
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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VideoDrive makes it easy to add videos to iTunes with or without converting them or losing quality. VideoDrive supports all current formats, including MOV, MPG, MPEG, MP4, M4V, AVI, WMV, M2V, FLV, WMA, DIVX, MKV, ASF, DV, 3GP, OGG, OGV, GIF, XVID, TRP, EYETV, VIDEO_TS and OMG files.

VideoDrive offers 9 unique import methods to add any video file to iTunes. The user-friendly interface helps you to make the best choice for your setup.

With VideoDrive, your video collection will look stunning in Cover Flow in iTunes. Videos in iTunes can be watched on your iPod, iPhone, and iPad, or synced and streamed to any AppleTV device.

With VideoDrive you can keep your videos on separate disks, seach online for metadata and cover art, cleanup file names, automatically number season and episodes of TV shows, automatically download subtitles, remux H.264 tracks, merge video parts virtually in iTunes, and much more.

Advanced conversion settings, including support for QuickTime X, Elgato.264 HD, Subler and HandBrake.

A detailed feature list can be found on the Aroona website.

Note: Free version limited to importing and tagging 20 videos


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