Downloads: 6
Posts: 58
Smile Score: +4
About Me
I am a Free member
Gender: Male

Visit Stats
Last Visit: Yesterday
Member Since: 30 Jul 2007
Profile Views: 2,020

Marek's Posts
Average Rating from Marek:

sort: smiles | time

Marek reviewed on 27 Dec 2013
Works with HEAVY lag. It only feature we can talk about: mini player - is nice looking, but unresponsive.
[Version 1.0.4]


Marek reviewed on 13 Dec 2013
I've made a huge mistake buying this app and now I want to warn You not to do this. This is why:

1. All DVDFab programs are secured with erroneous activation launcher, which needs constant Internet connection to their servers. It works well when you use English locale setting in OS X, but may give strange results with other languages. It didn't worked with my locale at all. I couldn't activate my purchase and unlock DVDFab until I switched to English. This glitch is quite easy to workaround, but there are much worse problems with DVDFab...
2. They advertise DVDFab as "most full-featured and powerful video converter on Mac OS". Well, that just not true. Advertised OpenCL capability is simply not there, the same is with Nvidia CUDA. All you can count on is plain raw CPU encoding. And here you will get exactly the same performance as in all other media coders: Handbrake, Permute, iFFmpeg etc.). Most of them you will get for free.
3. When you pay for any DVDFab product, your licence is good FOR A YEAR. After that period you have to PAY AGAIN to use once bought app. And you may pay even when do not want to, because they make your payment renewing automatically!!! Without asking! If you will not switch off automatic renew on Avangate website (payment operator) or your card expire in the meantime, then you will be charged again!
4. They are not accepting refunds. Just that. Because not. And they're Chinese, so if you are unhappy customer (like me), then just say sayonara to your money.
[Version 8192]


Marek reviewed on 10 Nov 2013
Cyberlink keeps very high prices for its media software (like EUR 120 for DVD player) and it is not different with PhotoDirector 5 (EUR 100). It's their only Mac app, but I am not sure it will catch wider attention among OS X users. At least not in its current incarnation.

For a start it looks very impressive (except it crashed on a first run) with nice dark UI and plenty of controls. It can't browse folders of photos, as they have to be "imported" first, however pics can stay in its places on hard disk.

Well, and then I found a problem: every single photo in library and editor is dispayed wrong: it is just way too dark! When I open same JPG in Preview and then in PhotoDirector I get something like 1/4th of blacks cut out in histogram on the second. I never ever seen something like this in other app.

I am sure it could be very nice app with all glitches (stability, color correction problem) polished. But first it need new price - something like EUR 29-39. Otherwise you should me mad to spend EUR 30 more than cost of Apple Aperture on Cyberlink solution.
[Version 5.0]


Marek reviewed on 12 Feb 2013
Spectacular crap!

This tool was meant to help select options for ffmpeg command line tool. Nothing more and nothing less. But even this simple task overwhelmed its creators! Instead of 'easy' (which I understand "visual") way of choosing from plenty of ffmpeg options you end up with simple profiles (which more or less just works) or with chaotic list of switches. Here it starts - no matter what you select on any of 12 (yes: TWELVE) settings tab, you will end with default settings. This crappy little not-helping tool just sticks to its own golden set of settings and don't allow you, you poor little paying user, to mess with it.

Well, I have MUCH better experience with good old Quicktime.
[Version 3.5]

1 Reply


Marek replied on 16 Feb 2013
Don't underestimate the power of the QuickTime...

Marek reviewed on 03 Nov 2012
Crap, crap, crap.

Needs activation to run trial but developer's server is not so responsive, so sometimes you get error message even before app actually starts! But wait! When it finally starts, it says that's not compatible with OS X 10.8 ML!

1 Reply


Marek replied on 09 Dec 2013
I would very much like to test it (especially its CUDA capabilities), but it says that it is "expired" on launch...

Marek reviewed on 30 Aug 2012
I had really great hopes for that little thing, but it just failed to deliver...

It is just unstable - many times did not finished my downloads, or broke downloaded files.

There is Safari extension which never worked for me. I had to drag all downloads over SpeedTao window.

So, no I am in great hunt for proper Mac download manager. Any suggestions?
[Version 0.9.82]


Marek reviewed on 20 Jul 2012
Well... If you were thinking about spending money on Sparrow, please hold your horses, as SPARROW WAS JUST SOLD TO GOOGLE...

And they just announced that THERE WILL BE NO MORE NEW FEATURES, as they simply.... "DON'T HAVE TIME"!!!
[Version 1.6.2]

1 Reply


Marek replied on 20 Jul 2012
also Dom Leca, CEO Sparrow: "We will continue to make available our existing products, and we will provide support and critical updates to our users. However, as we’ll be busy with new projects at Google, we do not plan to release new features for the Sparrow apps."

Marek reviewed on 19 Jul 2012
Well, I like the skin of this browser, with all those visual tabs etc. But the rest is just too slow.
I "thinks" a lot when you switch between tabs. You have to wait to get close tab button when you hover over a tab you want to close. There is some adblocking built-in, but it doesn't look like it works. And finally - you can't integrate Spleipnir with 1password, which just makes all effort fo having "fancy browser with gestures" pointless (at least too me).

Want more fanciness in your life? Get Firefox, choose some modern looking theme and install one of many gesture plugins...

I stay with my speedy and reliable Safari. The thing to browse the Internet my OS authors gave me.


Marek reviewed on 19 Jun 2012
I remember that this was really handy piece of software way back... eh... like in the OS X 10.2 or something. But now, with rearranged system SAVE dialog in Leopard and Lion it just duplicates almost everything which is already there!

If you really prefer to choose destination folder on the RIGHT side of SAVE window instead of OS X native LEFT, then go and buy Default Folder X. It is stable, and working as advertised. Except it is really redundant.
[Version 4.4.12]

1 Reply


Marek replied on 19 Jun 2012
Ech... And it costs MORE than Mac OS X Lion...

Marek reviewed on 03 Jun 2012
This is just excellent example of efficient OS X programming! Well done.
[Version 1.0]

There are currently no troubleshooting comments by this member.

Displaying 1-10 of 36
1 2 3 4 >
Please login or create a new
MacUpdate Member account
to use this feature

- -