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Brettd reviewed on 19 Apr 2010
Paid upgrade for 2.0.0 (required for Snow Leopard support) after they promised to never charge for upgrades/updates. FAIL.

It's bad enough to require people to pay to get compatibility with a major OS release. It's even worse to do so after claiming at time-of-sale that upgrades were free. They left all their 1.x customers high and dry...

Did I mention they're jerks any time you deal with them on the support side? Maybe it's the "British charm", but I've found them somewhere between curt and outright hostile.

Oh, and I just love website logins and software that accuses me of pirating software and threatens to prosecute me "under the computer misuse act." WTF? Way to treat your paying customers.
[Version 2.0.0]


BrettD reviewed on 28 May 2009
$20? For something SSHkeychain does for free?
[Version 1.2.1]


BrettD reviewed on 15 Dec 2008
After years of development and months of private alphas, we're handed an app that causes "startup disk is full" messages and all sorts of other goofyness that a normal application shouldn't cause.

Sit this one out, unless you've got good backups. There are plenty of alternatives until uTorrent becomes stable.

BrettD commented on 29 Oct 2008
This appears to be a modern version of mplayer, which is nice, since the official port is ancient abandonware (and sucks- half the keyboard commands do nothing, especially the sync-related ones.)

Unfortunately, Movist doesn't handle OGM file subtitles; it handles the audio track just fine, but not the subtitles...and given that there are a dozen bugs and none of them have been touched or acknowledged since May, this seems like it's headed down the abandonware road as well.
[Version 0.51]


BrettD reviewed on 09 Sep 2008
Infected with DRM (Digital Rights Management). See
[Version 1.0]


BrettD reviewed on 30 Jul 2008
2.0b1 was so unstable, I couldn't run guests for more than 30 minutes at a time. It destroyed beyond repair a Windows XP disk image, and the linux guests I tried to run (Debian Lenny) also became corrupted.

Hopefully, 2.0b2 is better- but I'm unwilling to try and find out with anything I care about.
[Version 2.0b2]

BrettD commented on 30 Jan 2008
By far the most annoying feature of vmware fusion is that it requires capturing both keyboard and mouse. Parallels will send any keystoke to the frontmost window, but vmware won't.

This is a major inconvenience if you're trying to multitask and running guest machines that aren't supported by vmware or parallels drivers...basically, any non-windows OS, especially if you're not using Xwindows.
[Version 1.1.1]

BrettD commented on 29 Dec 2007
Still has broken font rendering for subtitles; in MKV files they're giant and pixelated, carriage returns aren't respected (so subtitle "notes" are overwritten and unreadable), and they get cut off- even if they're still on-screen. It was promised back in August that this would be fixed "in the next version", but it's still just as broken as it was 2 years ago...
[Version 0.8.6d]

BrettD commented on 07 Dec 2007
To the author: Monolingual 1.3.5 (released a year ago, long since superceded) fixed the Rosetta problem. It also detects the current architecture by de-selecting it. Same thing it does for in-use languages. Monolingual also has version checking built-in.

I don't know if you're ignorant of Monolingual's features (you should know of what you speak), or feigning it to have an excuse for frightening people into using your product. Either way, MU users deserve to know there's a no-cost, open-source alternative.

With the most expensive laptop drives running about 60 cents per GB and desktop drives about 20 cents per GB, the wisdom of stripping architectures to save a few GB is pretty foolish.

If users don't understand how to use either tool, they have no business stripping architectures and languages from their system *anyway*.
[Version 1.2.8]


BrettD reviewed on 04 Dec 2007
Why waste $12 when Monolingual (and other free programs) do exactly the same thing..for free? Monolingual even offers exacting control over which architectures you remove.
[Version 1.2.8]

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