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Flavum commented on 10 Mar 2014
For anyone who's interested, v10.0.2 is out. I know it fixes a visual glitch that some users experienced, but not sure what else it addresses.
[Version 10.0]

Flavum commented on 28 Dec 2013
Shall I assume that v3.0.23a is exactly the same as v3.0.24? That's not made entirely clear in the MacUpdate description.
[Version 3.0.24]

Flavum commented on 15 Dec 2013
Does this app really record *streaming* video? Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo are not streaming. They're stored video files that are accessed and downloaded. Several other apps perform this function.

Using Jaksta, a Vimeo movie was accessed and downloaded, but when I went to the streaming video of Apple's 2013 WWDC Keynote, Jaksta didn't respond (I'm using it in demo mode).

Jaksta also didn't respond to videos on the Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee site.

I get the feeling that Jaksta doesn't record streaming content at all - only stored video files. If so, the apps description should be changed.
[Version 1.3.3]

Flavum commented on 16 Oct 2013
Since I'm unable to access the developer's Web site to report a bug, I'll comment here -

Media Inspector often hangs when accessing mkv files on external drives, leaving Force-quit as the only option (Activity Monitor shows "not responding"). Both Media-Info and iMediaHUD have no trouble displaying the files' info. I hate to quote an overused meme, but "You had one job…" A badly flawed application.
[Version 2.0.1]

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Flavum replied on 10 Jan 2014
I just checked again to be sure. I checked 10 different mkv files on two external FW drives (from 8-18gb each) and Media Inspector froze every time. Also, there's constant read/write activity and memory usage climbed to over 2gb before I force-quit the app. What's odd is that movies stored on my internal drive aren't a problem. MI seems to have problems with the FW bus. The other apps I mentioned work fine.
Flavum commented on 15 Oct 2013
Is it just me, or does this app not support drag and drop? You can't even drop a video file onto the open info window. Far too troublesome and unintuitive to have to navigate to a file's location using the "Open" command. No thanks.
[Version 0.7.64]

Flavum commented on 07 Mar 2013
What is "lossless conversion...with H264 wrapping"? I thought H264 was video codec, not a wrapper (like mkv or avi), and while the quality can be very good, it's also not lossless. Can someone clarify?
[Version 2.1]

Flavum rated on 28 Jan 2013
[Version 1.2.3]

Flavum commented on 28 Jan 2013
Great little player, and the developer replied quickly (now that there's contact info) to a feature request: PGS subtitle support coming in next version.

I love VLC, but it often hangs when using the progress bar to skip forward with large, HD, mkv files - Movist doesn't. MPlayerX often has A/V sync issues for me, which Movist also doesn't exhibit.

It's a solid, dependable app and works consistently well.
[Version 1.2.3]

Flavum commented on 14 Dec 2012
I could be wrong, but I get a bad feeling every time I see a $39.95 audio/video/ripper/converter/player app. iSkysoft, Digiarty and Xilisoft all fall into this category and we all know what they're up to.

Flavum commented on 21 Oct 2012
I should probably direct this to Quark, but the 9.3.12 update image doesn't actually contain an updater for XPress. It contains App Studio Factory and a couple other files, but no updater. Am I alone on this? Weird...

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Flavum replied on 21 Oct 2012
I think I've found my answer by reading the "What's New" entry above. It's not an XPress updater at all - just an App Studio update. MacUpdate might want to clarify this listing (unless I'm still missing something). Does XPress 9.3.12 really exist?
Flavum had trouble on 06 Feb 2011
A consistent problem I've had with VLC is that it freezes when using the progress bar to skip forward with large m2ts files (ripped from Blu-Ray). On rare occasions playback will resume after a minute or two, but VLC seems to have trouble locating the new playback point and resuming playback. There may be settings that could be adjusted within the advanced Preferences, but they're a bit daunting for a novice like myself.

Just to be sure this is a VLC quirk, I opened the same m2ts file with Movist and it was able to smoothly jump to whatever playback point I selected. Of course, it won't play the embedded subtitles, so there's a tradeoff.

Anyone have any ideas and/or a solution? Thanks! Tom
[Version 1.1.7]

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