KandaluLite
KandaluLite
0294

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KandaluLite free download for Mac

KandaluLite

0294
05 August 2009

Video and photo enhancer.

Overview

KandaluLite a new innovative video, and photo player for Mac Users implementing a new breakthrough technology that will enable you to optimize space without losing out on performance establishing a unique approach to allow the best tradeoffs between storage size and image quality therefore fulfilling gaps in the needs of the digital imaging market.

This unique easy to use player will allow you to convert any video file to the new codec JPDMovie (JPDM independent pre-filter to H.264) enhancing your picture definition saving up to 30% on memory space (on the actual H264 standard).

Photo Format:

  • CPD vs. lossless PNG format: 30% reduction on size
  • GPD vs. Lossless JIFF format: 15% reduction in size with better color definition
  • JPD vs. Lossy JPEG format: 25% reduction in size with the same PSNR
Video Format:
  • Mov and m4v QuickTime compatible, (JPDM, independent pre-filter to H.264) JPDM vs. Lossy video format: 30% reduction with improved image quality.
Features:
  • Drag and Drop
  • Widget (Photo)
  • Library (CoverFlow and QuickLook)
  • Preview video on QuickTime Playerr and info data
  • Exporting on iTunes
  • Viewer Photo
  • Exporter: iPod, iPhone/iPod touch, Apple TV
  • Library Video/Photo (CoverFlow and QuickLook)
  • Growl support
  • Sparkle updater
And a new component for QuickTime

What's new in KandaluLite

Version 0294:
  • Bug fixed

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2 KandaluLite Reviews

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Espiridion
17 April 2009

Most helpful

As mentioned by the previous reviewer, the price is certainly affordable. It would be a bargain if it worked as expected. Yesterday afternoon I downloaded the software and began converting a 900 MB file. The progress bar quickly showed 20% progress, but after that it advanced extremely slowly. I quit my other applications, including many background applications, and left KandaluLite running. Even though the program is a CPU hog progress was still EXTREMELY slow so I left it running overnight. I followed the instructions regarding the optimal settings for their codec, and my 900 MB file became a 2.06 GB file. I then exported this file using their Exporter and the file size was greatly reduced. It went from a 2.06 GB mov file to a 1.22 GB m4v file. Still, both were larger than my original avi. Ideally I would try this again, use other settings, and play with it until I was satisfied with the results. On the other hand, my time is worth more than $6.99 so I'll pass. It's interesting that 5-star reviews both here and at VersionTracker are from people who have never reviewed another applications. I'm not even going to rate it since I only tested it with one file and the suggested settings, but I will definitely uninstall it.
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Version 0271
Robotank
21 April 2009
While testing this app, I looked into (on MacUpdate) another product by this developer called K-Kitchen. I was disappointed to find that one of the app's developers had unethically posted a review of his own product that was at some point deleted by MU Admin. There was also an accusation that the app violated the ffmpeg license agreement (I don't know if this is true or not). While neither of these things say anything about the quality of software this company produces, I suggest proceeding cautiously with a developer that has generated complaints of unethical practices.
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Espiridion
Espiridion
21 April 2009
They're mentioned here: http://ffmpeg.org/shame.html I think that they have corrected this issue, but still I'll pass on this one. I tried again with another video and got poor results.
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Robotank
Robotank
23 April 2009
I agree. I found the results of most of my tests to be less than stellar. IMO, HandBrake produces better results (in terms of quality to file size) using x264 advanced settings, and it's free. I've also been deterred from this company by negative reviews of its other products and allegations of dishonesty on the part of the developers.
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Espiridion
17 April 2009
As mentioned by the previous reviewer, the price is certainly affordable. It would be a bargain if it worked as expected. Yesterday afternoon I downloaded the software and began converting a 900 MB file. The progress bar quickly showed 20% progress, but after that it advanced extremely slowly. I quit my other applications, including many background applications, and left KandaluLite running. Even though the program is a CPU hog progress was still EXTREMELY slow so I left it running overnight. I followed the instructions regarding the optimal settings for their codec, and my 900 MB file became a 2.06 GB file. I then exported this file using their Exporter and the file size was greatly reduced. It went from a 2.06 GB mov file to a 1.22 GB m4v file. Still, both were larger than my original avi. Ideally I would try this again, use other settings, and play with it until I was satisfied with the results. On the other hand, my time is worth more than $6.99 so I'll pass. It's interesting that 5-star reviews both here and at VersionTracker are from people who have never reviewed another applications. I'm not even going to rate it since I only tested it with one file and the suggested settings, but I will definitely uninstall it.
Like (2)
Version 0271
2 answer(s)
Robotank
Robotank
18 April 2009
Did you look at the bitrate of the original file? Unless you jacked up the bitrate on the JPDM/x264 conversion, I can't see how the file could have doubled in size. I've tried this app on a 1.6GB MOV file with an average bitrate of around 2000, and KLite reduced the file size by about 600 MB. The resulting file had an average bitrate of around 1300. There wasn't any discernible quality loss, though I can't really say there was an improvement. In any case, I'm not sold on this yet--I still need to test more of its settings, see what kind of results are achievable, and if they justify the purchase price (the introductory price is quite good if the app works well).
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Espiridion
Espiridion
18 April 2009
I did look at all the information from the original file, but I don't recall the bit rate. I could play around with the settings, but even if I get a smaller file next time, the time it takes for the process to end and the CPU used by KandaluLite are enough for me to skip this one.
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Version 0271