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Macrob commented on 26 Nov 2013
I have used previous versions which worked ok (read Chrischram's review, it's spot on!) But this version 2.6 crashes on launch.
[Version 2.6]


Macrob reviewed on 04 May 2012
Should be the standard for compressing DVDs.
[Version 2.4.2]


Macrob reviewed on 13 Jul 2011
Ok, I have given this another shot, and I am impressed. The version number only went up 0.0.1, but whatever was fixed did help. I have played with this for at least 2 hours on at least 3 different days, and I'm happy to say not a single crash. The problem I was getting with only getting my source image is gone. (it was not the blendback option, because it would do it whether I turned it up or down) I have made several mosiacs, with many different options, and they all look good.

The best feature(s) of this software are the number of options available. None of them are radically new, but to have them all in one package is great.

I would still like to be able to create a database with my images, so it doesn't have to analiyze every time I want to make a mosiac.
[Version 1.3.1]

Macrob commented on 13 Jul 2011
I can't say if this software works or is necessary, but I have heard of bit rot before. Usually I just make backups of the things I know I can't lose on DVD.

My question is, how this software forces a refresh. Does it run like a surface scan? Meaning does it refresh the whole disk, even the free space? And does it read the disk, or volumes? Can I run it on a disk that is not OSX compatible? (I understand the hardware has to be compatible) I have some hard drives that have old amiga volumes, a next hard drive, and a few windows drives.
[Version 1.2]

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Macrob replied on 13 Jul 2011
Macrob commented on 26 Apr 2011
Link given here is the wrong one. This link will take you to the paid version. Do a search in the app store for "BATTLE BEARS Free" to get the correct one.
[Version 1.1]

Macrob rated on 25 Feb 2011
[Version 1.6]

Macrob commented on 30 Jul 2010
This is extremely easy to use to create audiobooks, but I cannot figure out how to get chapters to work. I checked the developers website and cannot find any documentation.
[Version 1.7]


Macrob reviewed on 02 Jul 2010
Finally! It works!
I have had 2 powermates since they first came out. The first drivers worked ok, but between system updates and driver updates, they never worked right again. Until now. I have played with several apps and the finder over the past day, and everything seems to work with my powermates like it's supposed to. I had pretty much given up on them ever working correctly, but now I'm just worried that the next system update will break them.
[Version 3.0]


Macrob reviewed on 07 Jan 2009
The first problem is that it takes so long to find and check your music, I have 40,000 songs and it's been 2 and a half hours and has only checked 10,000 songs. That's not even looking them up, it's only finding them on my hard drive!
I have analyzed 12 tracks, and it couldn't find info for 10. (In demo mode I can check 4, close Song genie then reopen check 4 ...).
I also set the track filter to "show songs with missing info", but SongGenie shows songs with song title, artist, and album. Maybe it's missing the years or something, but I wouldn't know that because SongGenie doesn't show that info!
[Version 1.0]

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Macrob replied on 23 May 2009
Ok, now that song Genie has been updated, I have to update the review, and I'm glad to say that it's gotten better.
First, finding the songs on the hard drive has gotten a lot faster-not fast, but faster than before. With the new update they have the ability to choose which album to assign to a song, for those songs that appear on multiple albums. They have also tried to incorporate coverscout into song genie whenever a song is missing artwork. This is a nice touch, but I personally don't use it. I like to do one thing at a time, and get it done. The way that they implemented switching over to coverscout is unobtrusive, so they get points for that. I still have about 150 songs that SongGenie can't identify, but out of 40,000 I think thats pretty good.
Macrob commented on 04 Aug 2008
First off, this is not a ripping program. It will NOT copy commercial dvds to your hard drive.
This app compresses files that you have already ripped to the hard drive so they fit on a single sided DVD (4.4GB). And can burn them to a DVD if you wish.
I do have this, and recommend it to anyone backing up their DVD library. It is fast, the quality is great, and it even fixes some of the problems that copyprotection creates.
[Version 2.2.2]

Macrob had trouble on 01 May 2009
Ok. I removed the .saver file and the folders in application support.
I re-downloaded and installed again, and it seems to work fine.
[Version 2.7b15a]

Macrob had trouble on 01 May 2009
2.7 crashes system prefs as soon as it's selected.
MacPro 10.5.6, 13 GB ram, and I've never used this before, so I don't have the old version still installed.
[Version 2.7b15]

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