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Ijulia81 rated on 24 Jun 2012
[Version 1.2.1]

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Ijulia81 rated on 24 Jun 2012
[Version 1.0]


Ijulia81 reviewed on 21 Nov 2008
The app is improving with every release. I've had problems with a previous version and the developer fixed it within hours. Again.

I collect TV shows and have more than 800 episodes, my two 500 gig external drives are almost full. Even though I could create the reference files myself, I am glad VideoDrive does it for me because it gets REALLY tiresome really soon. In addition, the feature to add the metadata is helpful when tagging episodes with all the necessary information.

The app is fast, stable and highly customizable, depending on what you want. I just need reference files, which are put in my iTunes library which is on an external drive; the originals remain in place on other external drives. It works beautifully.

As to the other comments: The developer never said that every file works on the mobile devices, he even states on the first page on his website: "Reconversion may be required."
And like I have described above, my iTunes library and the files are spread over three (3 !!!) separate drives, soon it will be four. It handles shortcuts without problems, as long as you don't move your files around. Even iTunes itself doesn't like that.

Overall, I think this app is great for everyone who doesn't want to go through the tedious procedure of creating reference files and who wants full metadata on self-added (non-iTunes purchased) files.
[Version 1.6.8]

Ijulia81 commented on 12 May 2008
I love this application! Finally I can manage ALL my TV Shows and Movies within iTunes and the developers are great as well!
I had questions and some problems while importing and they got back to me within hours and even released an updated version of Video Grabber the same day, while checking back with me if my issues were resolved! Great support.

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Ijulia81 replied on 13 May 2008
I am of course talking about VideoDrive, not Video Grabber. Sorry for the mixup.

Ijulia81 reviewed on 19 Dec 2007
I bought this software through a MU Promo deal. It took the developers a while (almost a day) to E-Mail me my serial number. As I learned later, the developers do have regular jobs and were not able to sent out serials throughout the day. This was an unfortunate lack in communications, because many of us are used to automatically generated serial numbers being sent out pretty fast. So, if you order and it takes a while, please take that into consideration.

The application itself is great and really suits my needs. I have many Movie Files in the .avi format that I cannot import into iTunes (some even don't get played in QT). So I was forever looking for a way to have them available in Frontrow. And here yFlicks comes in. You just drop your files in the app and it creates Aliases through which you can access all the files that yFlicks will accept in Frontrow. Cool!

If you store movies in yFlicks, you can also download Artwork from Amazon, though I haven't figured out yet where to change which Amazon to search (switch from the US Store to the German one for example). You can also import videos from YouTube and other sites into yFlicks (through an entry directly in Safari, how cool is that!!!) and you can export your movie files to a couple of different formats.

Those are all the cool features of yFlicks.

Unfortunately, it also has a downside: It get's incredibly slow. I have about 100-150 files in there, separated in Groups and Sub-Groups, but switching between groups sometimes takes up to 10-15 seconds. Adjusting the title of a movie to enable search on Amazon also takes about 15 seconds. And I am running on a MacBook (late 2006) 2 Ghz CD, 2 GB memory.

Overall: yFlicks does the job I want it to do: It enables me to watch all my video files in Frontrow, which is really, really great. The sluggish performance is annoying, but since I now only add files and don't do anything else, I can live with it.
[Version 3.0.3]

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