Magic Media Marker
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Automate video file processing.   Demo ($6.99)
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Magic Media Marker's main purpose is to process video files and make them pretty in iTunes and on your Apple Devices. Feed Magic Media Marker a video file and it will automatically determine if the file is a TV Show or a Movie by it's file name and download the appropriate meta data and artwork for you. Magic Media Marker is designed to be a "set it and forget it" kind of App needing no user interaction.

Automation Made Easy

Why spend so much time manually manipulating your video files? Even with other software that makes tagging your video
What's New
Version 2.0.4:

Note: The version available for download is 2.0.1; the Mac App Store version is 2.0.4

  • Movies with years in the file name now get metadata again (needed to update data request to match themoviedb.com update)
  • Fixed a bug that could cause crashes when updating information in menubar
  • Fixed a bug that would cause the app to lock up when opening the processing queue under certain circumstances.
Version 2.0.4:

Note: The version available for download is 2.0.1; the Mac App Store version is 2.0.4

  • Movies with years in the file name now get metadata again (needed to update data request to match themoviedb.com update)
  • Fixed a bug that could cause crashes when updating information in menubar
  • Fixed a bug that would cause the app to lock up more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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Magic Media Marker User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Pedro-Fardilha commented on 24 Mar 2013
Humm... Is this app dead?
The development seems to have stopped completely . :(
[Version 2.0.3]


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Pedro-Fardilha reviewed on 30 Sep 2012
Oh yes, I forgot the rating.
So here it goes.
[Version 2.0.3]


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Pedro-Fardilha commented on 19 Jul 2012
I will refrain from rating, since I already sent a support email to the devs and I'm waiting to see how the feedback is going to be.
On that email I only talked about what I consider to be the major problem, since all the other are irrelevant until that one is fixed, at least for me, but here I'll try to be a little more explicit.

Right now I'm a little disappointed with the current version.
I like the concept, a faceless app that, without any intervention of the user, picks the file on a certain folder, checks automatically for metadata, converts it using a predefined HandBrake setting and depending if it's a movie or a TV show sends that converted file to a specific folder (or directly to iTunes, but since I still need to add subtitles, I prefer to have them outside iTunes).

The minor problems are:
• Non recursive folder check, meaning that if I have a sub-folder with several files in it, it won't "see" them and doesn't start conversion
• Although HandBrake allows the inclusion of subtitles in a simple and painless way, MMM doesn't support that.
• Opening the processing queue while MMM is working results in a window that doesn't show the remaining files and that it's impossible to close again until the conversion process ends

Medium problem:
• When trying to directly use the HandBrake presets putting on the "custom" area something like this: --preset="AppleTV 2" the end result is usually worst (as in with macroblocks showing every once in a while) then the one using directly HandBrake GUI

Major problem:
• EVERY SINGLE TIME that MMM ends a conversion and need to move the final file to the proper folder it crashes.
I don't know if it's related with the fact that the path to that folder has extended (latin) characters or what but it's a major pain in the... backside and makes MMM currently unusable to me.
[Version 2.0.1]

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Pedro-Fardilha replied on 30 Sep 2012
I've been away from MMM practically since I wrote this last comment.
I never expect bugs or other problems to be fixed immediately, programing is not... well, magic (apologies for the lame pun).
I'm really glad to noticed that the dev improving MMM.

As so, I just what to say to the dev: Thank you!
Thank you for not let us down and kudos for the continuos hard work on developing this great and useful app.
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+106
Bdkennedy1 commented on 08 Apr 2012
Without a demo, you lose customers.
[Version 1.5]

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Funk-iSoft (developer) replied on 20 Apr 2012
Then rejoice, because if you go to our website there is a Demo. There has been one there for months. Enjoy!
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Islandmacman commented on 06 Jul 2011
Safety/Security for my freedom? No thanks, Apple Store.

Please release a free demo on your site.
[Version 1.1.2]

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Funk-iSoft (developer) replied on 07 Jul 2011
I'm not really sure how purchasing software from the Mac App Store is taking away your freedom. The only point Mackey007 brought up is that you can't get a refund, but that has been the case with all software sales since the beginning of software sales. Try buying boxed software, opening it and then returning it and see how far you get.

A demo on our website will be considered, as time allows.
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NotUsed replied on 06 Oct 2011
The point is... You want my $$$ but I do not know if your product even functions, much less as advertised. Without a demo you ask users to throw down money they can't get back. Then if the product fails to meet expectations, or simply fails, you have the money, the user has nothing. A free demo or trial means more sales. I won't buy ANYTHING without testing first. And your example of boxed software is a joke. Any company selling boxed software, offers free demos on their web site.
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Funk-iSoft (developer) replied on 05 Dec 2011
NotUsed, There has been a demo on our website for since Mid-July.

My example of boxed software was not a joke, because I was talking about returning software. Not all software that is sold in a box has a demo on the company website.

I agree that demos are useful, and that is why we have provided one on our website. As an added bonus, customers get the peace of mind knowing Apple's review board has made sure that software sold on the Mac App Store preforms as advertised.
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The-Crow replied on 15 Feb 2012
I agree 100% with the developer. The first place I go is to the Mac App Store. In fact, that's where I found this software, and I'm going to give it a go immediately.

NotUsed - sure, a demo is always nice...but not every piece of software has a demo. And for $6.99, is it worth the fuss you've kicked up?

Islandmacman - what are you rambling on about? What a ridiculous comment. The App Store is a great service to the customers and the developers - not some evil plot to steal your freedom. Relax, and take off that silly aluminum hat.
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Mackey007 commented on 15 Jun 2011
No way I going to throw money at something like this without being able to test drive it first. You going to find the majority of folks who are in agreement. Yea it is only 6.99 but there no money back. Bad move to go to apple's store for a very specific type of software that will only appeal to a small market. Too bad.
[Version 1.0.2]

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Funk-iSoft (developer) replied on 23 Jun 2011
Mackey007
Sorry you feel that way, and we're sad to not have you as a customer. The Mac App Store provides a good amount of exposure as well as a safe place for people to purchase software from. There are plenty of folks that feel comfort in buying software that they know has been through a hefty amount of testing by Apple to make sure the App does what it promises and does not contain any malware.

I hope if you're interested in an automated workflow for processing TV Shows and Movies you'll give us another look in a month or so when we've had a chance to rack up some customer reviews. If you have questions please drop a line to our support e-mail address (support@funk-isoft.com) and maybe we can clear up any of the reservations you have about Magic Media Marker. I'm sure you'll find we are quick to reply to inquiries and support e-mails.
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Orion-Mk.-V replied on 03 May 2012
Mackey007 it's time for a reality check. Many apps on the app store don't have demos. Just wait a few days and see what other users/reviewers think. That said, there IS A DEMO of this app so give it a whirl. ;-)
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kjconrad rated on 09 Dec 2011

[Version 1.4.4]


Downloads:2,245
Version Downloads:85
Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Demo
Date:09 Jan 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $6.99
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Magic Media Marker's main purpose is to process video files and make them pretty in iTunes and on your Apple Devices. Feed Magic Media Marker a video file and it will automatically determine if the file is a TV Show or a Movie by it's file name and download the appropriate meta data and artwork for you. Magic Media Marker is designed to be a "set it and forget it" kind of App needing no user interaction.

Automation Made Easy

Why spend so much time manually manipulating your video files? Even with other software that makes tagging your video "easy" you still have to go video by video approving changes. It's time consuming and monotonous. Magic Media Marker stays up in the menu bar out of your way, doesn't take up a lot of system resources, and best of all, after the initial set up (which is a breeze), it's completely automated. Whether you manually feed Magic Media Marker or have it watch a folder for new videos, your attention is not needed. TV Shows and Movies show up in iTunes like magic ready to watch on any of your iDevices.

Driven By Powerful Databases

Magic Media Marker gets it's meta data and artwork from powerful, established databases. For TV Shows Magic Media Marker pulls information from thetvdb.com, and uses themoviedb.org for Movies. With these two resources Magic Media Marker is able to quickly pull accurate results back for even more obscure titles.

Integrates with Growl

Magic Media Marker also takes advantage of Growl for notifications. Pair that with something like Prowl or Boxcar and you can have notifications sent to your phone when TV Shows are ready to watch.

Integrates with HandBrake

If your videos need transcoding, Magic Media Marker is also able to control HandBrakeCLI to make your videos ready for your iDevice(s) even if they start out in the wrong format.


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