VideoToolbox
VideoToolbox
1.0.18

3.5

VideoToolbox free download for Mac

VideoToolbox

1.0.18
22 January 2016

Set of video tools for both novices and professionals.

Overview

VideoToolbox is a set of MP4 an d M4V tools made for both novices and professionals. This app allows you to easily access all your tools in a beautiful and clear interface. You no longer need to launch Quicktime X or Final Cut Pro to simply extract a picture or change the resolution. VideoToolbox will change your habits and save you time. Here is the list of tools:

  • The media info tool extracts movie information such as video encoding, audio encoding and metadata tags. You can save the file in multiple format such as TXT, RTF, XML, JSON, and PLIST.
  • The snaps tool captures movie frames selected at regular time intervals. Moreover, the output file name is totally customizable to allow you to extract thousands of images automatically.
  • The thumbnails tool builds an informative preview image of the movie. The image is saved as png and it includes information about the video and a grid of extracted images.
  • The timelapse tool produces a time lapse saved as an M4V file or as a GIF file from the automatically extracted images. You can select a number of frames or a time interval in seconds.
  • The flipbook tool generates printable flip books from movie files. You can choose the number of frames, the number of pages and the binding position.
  • The export tool converts movies to other formats from a list of presets. You can trim movies, change their resolution, reduce their weight and even extract audio tracks.
  • The metadata tool reads and edits metadata tags of MP4 and M4V files. In addition,It can also fetch data from TMDb.org to complete the tags automatically
  • . Moreover, each tool has its own interface that fits in what you are doing at every moment. Multiple tasks can be launched at the same time and notifications displayed when the tasks are finished. Tasks are also cancellable. VideoToolbox includes advanced features which are directly supported by the player and the tools. You can rotate, flip and trim the movie and all the extracted images will automatically apply this new transformation. You can also extract the current frame and share it on all your preferred social services (Facebook, Twitter, Flikr, etc).

What's new in VideoToolbox

Version 1.0.17 (1.0.18):

Note: The downloadable demo is at 10.0.18. The version available for purchase on the Mac App Store is version 10.0.17.

  • Fix macOS Sierra crash at startup

2 VideoToolbox Reviews

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Shallowp
08 August 2015

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VTB includes several tools thrown together and none of them are really interesting, at least for me. Media info is nothing more than a brief collection of info that already is given when you right click on a media file and select Get Info. That is already build-in in OS X. Making it a bit obsolete. If you really need detailed information I suggest using MediaInfo for this. Snaps is an odd feature. Not sure anyone would use this. But if you do, it works fine. Although it crashed trying two m4v files. Trying the same two files did work on other tries. Timelaps could be useful. If it only worked out nice. I got mixed results when exporting to m4v. It sometimes skipped too many frames and also hard locked the app on several occasions. Movies therefore are chopped with strange time jumps. Exporting to GIF worked fine but the limit color pallet gives this bad quality. Alternative tools like Iffmpeg can make decent looking timelaps movies in most cases. Thumbnails: Basically the same as the Snaps feature with some extra metadata added. For me useless too. But as far as I know this is the only app that has this feature. Flipbook: Mostly created a non readable pdf file. When it did produce a good pdf file it was nothing more than a collection of screenshots. Again an odd thing to have. I see no use for this. Export: Because VTB only accepts mp4, m4v and mov files, they already are compatible with the offered presets so there is no use to reencode them unless you need a different resolution. This makes it a no go for converting from and to several formats. You need Handbrake or Iffmpeg doing this. To make a long story short: VideoToolbox is an attempt to showoff the OSX10.9 and 10.10 new GUI features like vibrancy and animations. And that's just what it is, a showoff that does not have any nice useable features, at least for me.
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Version 1.0.3
pietz
12 August 2015
First of all I want to give props to the developer for making a truly beautiful application, that also seems to be very stable and to have great performance. But for me personally, the good things end here. This might be a completely different story for you if you like the features like snaps, thumbnails and flipbook. But let me go through the features one by one:

- Media Info: Shallowp was wrong in what he wrote about this part. VTB does deliver quite a few information that cmd+i will not tell you. But still VTBs implementation of media info does not give you the whole list of things that the original media info will. this isnt bad in general, because the developer fishs out the things he finds important enough. for me as a professional filmmaker, i like to see a little bit more. One thing that makes this feature super useless to me is the fact that it doesnt support files like MKV and many others. Also you cannot drag and drop a video file on the App icon to import it. I wont use it, if thats not possible. In all fairness the app is still very young, so these things might come with future updates.

- Snaps: Thats something VLC can do for free, although definitely not as easy and convenient.

- Timelapse: This seems cool and easy for beginners. Professionals will use a NLE anyway. Little criticism: The button coloring in the right bar dont make it clear which buttons are selected, and which are not. like the GIF and M4V option.

- Thumbnails: Again something that VLC can do, although again definitely not as simple as its presented here.

- Flipbook: This seems super unuseful to me personally, but if you need it, its there and seems to work well.

- Conversion: It takes the worst of both worlds. For beginners its not good because many of the terms in the Format List will make no sense to them. For professionals its a no-go to have an export feature without any options to tweak. Also the selection of exportable formats and containers is rather small.

- Meta Data: This seems cool and very clean. Plus I think ive never seen a meta data editor for video. but it also makes me realize ive never needed one in the first place. but again: its there and it works.

Bottom Line: The Things VTB integrates work well, but there a few things a absolutely dont need, a few things other programs do for free and a few things that other programs do much, much better than VideoToolbox. So as of right now, this is the highest rating i can give.
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Version 1.0.5
Shallowp
08 August 2015
VTB includes several tools thrown together and none of them are really interesting, at least for me. Media info is nothing more than a brief collection of info that already is given when you right click on a media file and select Get Info. That is already build-in in OS X. Making it a bit obsolete. If you really need detailed information I suggest using MediaInfo for this. Snaps is an odd feature. Not sure anyone would use this. But if you do, it works fine. Although it crashed trying two m4v files. Trying the same two files did work on other tries. Timelaps could be useful. If it only worked out nice. I got mixed results when exporting to m4v. It sometimes skipped too many frames and also hard locked the app on several occasions. Movies therefore are chopped with strange time jumps. Exporting to GIF worked fine but the limit color pallet gives this bad quality. Alternative tools like Iffmpeg can make decent looking timelaps movies in most cases. Thumbnails: Basically the same as the Snaps feature with some extra metadata added. For me useless too. But as far as I know this is the only app that has this feature. Flipbook: Mostly created a non readable pdf file. When it did produce a good pdf file it was nothing more than a collection of screenshots. Again an odd thing to have. I see no use for this. Export: Because VTB only accepts mp4, m4v and mov files, they already are compatible with the offered presets so there is no use to reencode them unless you need a different resolution. This makes it a no go for converting from and to several formats. You need Handbrake or Iffmpeg doing this. To make a long story short: VideoToolbox is an attempt to showoff the OSX10.9 and 10.10 new GUI features like vibrancy and animations. And that's just what it is, a showoff that does not have any nice useable features, at least for me.
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Version 1.0.3
3 answer(s)
itabmedia
itabmedia
08 August 2015
Well said, This app is pretty useless. Only accepts formats already compatible with OS X, therefore conversion is limited, get info is limited, etc. Not useful at all.
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Mike-Ryan
Mike-Ryan
09 August 2015
Thank you. An honest and revealing review. I do a lot of video editing, rendering, transferring, etc. and at present rely on iSkysoft Media Converter Deluxe to convert everything over to MP4 format. This works well with my system which handles over 25 Terabytes of videos. I am looking for the same type tool that will take less system resources as when I convert a full folder of videos using the iSkySoft application much of my 32MB of Ram is put into use leaving me a slow sluggish system until the conversion is done. Many of the tools in Video Toolbox are window dressing and have no use to me.
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NeededApps
NeededApps
09 August 2015
I am the developer of VideoToolbox and I would like to clarify some detail about my app. I have read your feedback and I understand your points of view. I think there is a misunderstanding about the purpose of the app.

I will try to give you some clarifications about the quoted tools :
- the media info tool can extract all the encoding info and metadata info. The cmd-I command contains less than 6 information field. MediaInfo can extract all of them and mostly it can save it in 5 different formats.
- the snaps tool automatically extracts photos from videos. For example, this tool is often used by extrem sports players who love capture repeated photos while they are jumping.
- the export tool is initialy made for users who need to change the resolution or the weight of videos to use them on other platform such iOS, Android or websites. This tool can also export audio from videos. (as m4a file when the video file is compatible) You can also use this tool to trim video.
- the flipbook tool is made to create flipbooks ("https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=flipbook"). You should print and cut the generated pdf to create your own flip book.

In few words, VideoToolbox is not made to convert MKV and AVI to mp4 files, FFMPEG do a best job for this task. I will update the application description to avoid more misunderstandings and add help feature in the app. If you only need a video converter you maybe don't need this app.

To specifically reply at Shallowp, the actual version of VideoToolbox is 1.0.4. The application is just released for a single week and I have already made 4 updates. If you have encountered bugs, you can contact me at contact@jeremyvizzini.com. I am working hard on this new application.

Moreover, I plan to add new tools in according to the needs of users. If you have suggestions for new features, I would love to hear them. ;)

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Jeremy Vizzini
contact@jeremyvizzini.com
Developer of VideoToolbox
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$4.99

3.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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