Vidalin
Vidalin
2.0.7

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Vidalin2.0.7

21 January 2012

Add titles, descriptions, ratings, to your movies or TV shows.

Overview

Vidalin... Designed for use with the newest generation Apple TV, iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone, Vidalin allows you to add titles, descriptions, actors, movie poster art, ratings, etc. to your favorite movies or TV shows. Version 2 now includes video encoding and extremely accurate lookup and tagging... all in one step.

What's new in Vidalin

Version 2.0.7:
  • Various bugs squashed and general stability improvement.

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32 Reviews of Vidalin

Bryan-Hutson
06 May 2010
Version: 2.0.0

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(From the Developer) A quick note to everyone. Although Vidalin is (and always will be) free because I use it myself on a daily basis for my own videos, it takes a ton of effort to 'clean it up' for general release on MacUpdate for everyone to enjoy. Although I'm an intellectual property attorney by trade, I tend to use donations as an indicator of whether it's worth it to me to continue public releases or go back to developing for my own use. So far, I've received less than 10 donations. At this point, I'm undecided whether I'll continue public updates after I post the 32-bit Handbrake fix. For those of you who have already donated (all the way back to version 1), your generosity will *not* be forgotten. If I *do* decide to suspend public releases, you will continue to get my latest updates and features as I develop them for myself. The 'Donation' button is at the bottom center of Vidalin 2's main window. Don't be afraid to use it and convince me Vidalin is worth continued development!
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MParrish
20 May 2011
Version: 2.0.6
Was checking in to see if this software was still being supported, since I haven't seen a update lately. Great software!! Sorry to hear that not many people donated (I Did!). Looking forward to added features bug squashing...
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rvandervest
18 May 2011
Version: 2.0.6
Great Software! However it crashes frequently for me... Also there appears to be a TREMENDOUS loss of picture quality when converting HD files... Any help on this?!?! I have 5-8 gb files that are being converted down to 1-2 GB.. The picture no longer even looks HD. :(
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Bryan-Hutson
01 May 2011
Version: 2.0.6
[From Developer] After careful consideration of my time constraints, I've decided to no longer develop Vidalin in its current publicly-released form. To the few individuals who took the time to donate, please accept my many thanks. As I work to improve Vidalin and rewrite many of its core components for greater speed and stability, I will be emailing those who donated and giving them an opportunity to download the newer non-public release version when it's ready. This will accomplish my own goal of reducing the time and energy overhead associated with posting software on services like MacUpdate, as well as keeping my word to continue to provide updates to those who have graciously donated since Vidalin's initial release. If Vidalin *does* end up making a return to MacUpdate, it will be released as a feature-limited version that will require purchase to unlock it's full potential. The "free and please donate if it's useful" software release model is an abject failure, in my experience. Vidalin has been downloaded 6,900 times with a high overall rating, yet I've received 27 donations.
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Zignice
28 December 2010
Version: 2.0.6
I was very excited when I found this software. Worked perfectly on a file I ripped with Handbrake. However; when I try to rip a DVD it always crashes. And Now it won't even tag files already ripped. It looks up everything fine, but when I try to save I just get a never ending status bar saying it is saving. The first one I did took about a minute. The current save has been running for about 15 minutes and does not appear to be doing anything.
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Owine
21 November 2010
Version: 2.0.6
Love this program but have been having some annoying issues. Certain TV shows that are in TheTVDB but not necessarily in Netflix are unable to be tagged. Additionally, certain shows that are in Netflix do not allow me to select an episode from the drop down menu which prevents me from tagging the show. I have also been having issues with multiple files where I end up with the wrong tags on a video file (though it may be writing different tags to the same video file and creating multiple copies with different tags). These issues have forced me to use VideoMonkey for tagging although I would happily switch back and donate (or even pay for the program) if these are fixed.
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Razerrazer
31 October 2010
Version: 2.0.6
Hello! This app is just excellent, but when I try to tag a TV show, always a message pops up, that it can't connect with thetvdb.com. If you would fix that, I would give you the fifth star and a little donation of course.
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Cptlapidus
27 October 2010
Version: 2.0.6
I really like the Handbrake integration in Vidalin, BUT: do you use the 64 bit version? Converting a TV show with Vidalin vs. Handbrake (standalone): Vidalin takes 32 minutes Handbrake takes only 25 minutes
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Scotty2shots
24 October 2010
Version: 2.0.6
The download link appears to point to 2.0.2 rather than 2.0.6 - the version with no drag-and-drop and no .avi compatibility. Intentional?
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Snaporaz
14 October 2010
Version: 2.0.6
very buggy this new version... crashes constantly.
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Kangaroos
08 October 2010
Version: 2.0.6
Very good software. But need rating for other country than US. I'm french, i want use parental control but i need to insert french rating in my movies. If you want I have Atom code, you can contact me.
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Davidvr
12 June 2010
Version: 2.0.5
You rock! This is an extremely helpful product. I used it in combination with a program called MKV tools to convert all of my dvd's I had archived into clean m4v files. I would gladly donate, but $20 is more than my wife will let me part with for something that is not a absolute necessity, maybe you could open the donation amount to allow an amount to be entered.
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Warchild2814
05 June 2010
Version: 2.0.4
It's a nice tagger but a bit worthless for me now as there doesn't seem to be anyway to circumvent the conversion process. Like many I'd prefer converting myself and then tagging. It just seems an odd choice. I guess it's handy for the developer.
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Bdkennedy1
31 May 2010
Version: 2.0.2
I downloaded this based on the reviews, but I can't use it for TV Shows or videos because there's no batch conversion. Oh well.
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Bryan-Hutson
06 May 2010
Version: 2.0.0
(From the Developer) A quick note to everyone. Although Vidalin is (and always will be) free because I use it myself on a daily basis for my own videos, it takes a ton of effort to 'clean it up' for general release on MacUpdate for everyone to enjoy. Although I'm an intellectual property attorney by trade, I tend to use donations as an indicator of whether it's worth it to me to continue public releases or go back to developing for my own use. So far, I've received less than 10 donations. At this point, I'm undecided whether I'll continue public updates after I post the 32-bit Handbrake fix. For those of you who have already donated (all the way back to version 1), your generosity will *not* be forgotten. If I *do* decide to suspend public releases, you will continue to get my latest updates and features as I develop them for myself. The 'Donation' button is at the bottom center of Vidalin 2's main window. Don't be afraid to use it and convince me Vidalin is worth continued development!
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Bryan-Hutson
06 May 2010
Version: 2.0.0
(From the Developer) I want to say a *huge* thank you to Matthew, who was able to track down the crashing issue that some of you are seeing. For those of you brave enough to mess around inside the application bundle, replace the 64-bit version of Handbrake 0.9.4 CLI with the 32-bit version. Be sure and name the 32-bit replacement exactly the same as the one you're removing. Handbrake 0.9.4 CLI (32-bit) can be downloaded from the Handbrake.fr website. I'll be posting a bug-fix version of Vidalin to address the issue very soon for those who can wait a bit longer.
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Skatch
28 April 2010
Version: 2.0.0
I'm very impressed with Vidalin 2.0. Quite a huge change from v1.0 - congrats to the developer on all the work! It looks to me like Vidalin crashes on filenames that have special characters. I tried using it on a file with parenthesis, which crashed it. Removing the parenthesis worked fine. Also a couple feature requests: 1) Support for a "Long Description" tag would be nice. A lot of descriptions are too lengthy for the 250 char description tag, so I end up adding in the full text in a Long Description field in Subler after the fact. 2) Ability to search places like TVDB for all info, not just description. It seems Netflix doesn't have info for lots of shows that are currently airing, whereas TVDB does. Great work though - this is highly useful.
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Locklin
13 April 2010
Version: 2.0.0
Where are the series presets located? That is the main reason I use Vidalin, without it I'll return to the previous version...
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Ricktaylor
10 April 2010
Version: 2.0.0
Bryan, Is there an FAQ or instructions anywhere? I am having a little bit of a hard time determining "expected" behavior. For example: - Is there a file naming convention that will completely automate the lookup process? - Are files supposed to be getting renamed with an extension of .m4vhim? Is there any way to control file naming? I have many more questions but just want to understand some of the basics that I'm dealing with before I dig too deep. Rick
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Bryan-Hutson
06 April 2010
Version: 2.0
(From Developer) Just uploaded a Universal Binary version...
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Bryan-Hutson
06 April 2010
Version: 2.0
(From Developer) Wow... okay folks. No need to post crash reports here. Please email them directly to me at vidalin@hutsongroup.com. That might be more useful.
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Y-Guy
05 April 2010
Version: 2.0
I was able to launch it and play around last night, no crashing on my system. (Intel iMac)
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Bryan-Hutson
05 April 2010
Version: 2.0
(From Developer) I've received at least one report that V2 is crashing on startup. Anyone else seeing this? Let me know so I can stomp this one out quickly...
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sjk
05 April 2010
Version: 2.0
Wow, 2.0 is a 21.7MB Intel-only download now?
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Y-Guy
01 February 2010
Version: 1.1
Appears with the change at TagChimp that Vidalin 1.1 is no longer working, any idea when/if 2.0 will be out or a version that works with TagChimp again?
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Bdkennedy1
23 January 2010
Version: 1.1
Please god add TagChimp to 2.0! Adding chapter titles is torture. :)
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Gex2501
13 January 2010
Version: 1.1
Is it supposed to look up the cover art for the movies too? I've tried on a few different movies and it doesn't bring up anything.
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Snaporaz
15 October 2009
Version: 1.1
great app - extremely ugly icon
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Bryan-Hutson
13 September 2009
Version: 1.1
[From Developer, Bryan Hutson] Vidalin 1.1 is fully compatible with Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6.1). I've tested Vidalin 1.1 extensively with Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6.1) with no known problems. Please ensure your Snow Leopard version is at least 10.6.1, as I've had at least one user contact me with intermittent problems on 10.6.0 that seem to have gone away with Apple's 10.6.1 update. Thanks, Bryan
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Heymbit
21 July 2009
Version: 1.1
I've tried MetaX, Lostify, Parsley is Atomically Delicious, Subler, Tagger, and every other program available to tag iTunes Movie files. While I appreciate apps that have an incredible UI, I do focus mostly on performance and the tags that can be written. To this end, I've been forced to use multiple apps, as some apps can set an HD-SD tag, some apps can gather data from sites like TagChimp, basically a lot of great apps can do a lot of great things but no one app can do everything. Then I stumbled upon Vidalin. It had the power of MetaX, at faster speeds, with a better design. I now use Vidalin instead of MetaX. While MetaX can get TagChimp data, Vidalin can do this and Yahoo Movies, for better data results, as more is better. Vidalin also keeps everything in one window, which as a power user I find just incredible. I can tag 20 files at once, and switching between multiple windows per file is a bit of a pain after a while. While Vidalin doesn't currently do everything the other apps do, it does a lot that any user will find incredible. But what's best is that it does this while keeping a slick UI, and applies tags faster than I've seen any other program. But what's best about Vidalin is that it is being worked on, updated, improved. Programs like Lostify and MetaX haven't seen updates in months, even years. By the time Vidalin hits 2.0, it will have surpassed any and all other programs. Hell, by the time it hits 1.2 it will probably do that. I was a MetaX user, now I'm a Vidalin user. I gave Features and Value a 4 out of 5 because, like I said, it still can't do some things that other apps do (such as set a cnID number). However, it's clear that Vidalin is constantly improving, and I believe slight flaws like what was just said are soon to be a thing of the past.
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Y-Guy
14 July 2009
Version: 1.1
I was a bit skeptical at first, I've used MetaX before and it did okay. The problem there was often I was flooded with to many possible listings, however Vidalin only gave me one for each movie I tagged - and it was the right one. Nice not having to figure out which one was correct. Also MetaX often didn't place the poster art correctly and it wouldn't show up. I've tried this several times with Vidalin and the poster art worked correctly each time. I've only found one movie that it didn't find the poster art for, the rest all works fine. Vidalin worked like it was supposed to, no problems. It's a keeper.
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perfecta
03 February 2009
Version: 1.0
Vidalin does exactly what it says it does. The user interface is what you'd expect from a a top shelf Mac application. It edits only the information needed for a clean Apple TV presentation-nothing more, nothing less. The only small hurdle to get over (at least in my situation) is re-importing the movie into iTunes (if it was already imported). That's it!
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Stephenr
11 November 2008
Version: 1.0
Is there any reason this app is Intel only? There are a lot of people (myself included) using PPC macs to run an itunes "server".
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