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martinb2 reviewed on 15 Nov 2013
May be I am missing something, but DivX is readable / playable perfectly by Perian, my favorite QuickTime extension. So in my opinion any DivX extension is useless - especially if it is displaying a logo in the lower right corner to sell its application.

But I would disagree to people forcing 64 bit: QuickTime is only available with 32 bit, and as long as there is no alternative, and (with Apple supporting only AV Foundation now which is 64 bit and useless) there is no alternative in my opinion... who cares about 64 bit if it forcing me to convert videos before enjoining them?
[Version 10.0.1]


martinb2 reviewed on 13 Nov 2013
Perian is a "must have" for all Mac users - even on Mavericks. It is still working for 32 bit applications and I do not see any alternative.

Together with the QuickTime extension Flip4Mac, any 32 bit application which uses QuickTime can open / play any common video format.

There are major differences to VLC and MPlayerX, for example:
1.) Videos can be edited i.e. to cut, copy, join movies very simple & easy.
2.) QuickTime VR (panorama videos) can be watched.
[Version 1.2.3]


martinb2 reviewed on 13 Nov 2013
I can not understand why people rate this software so bad. Even if it is not supported for 64 bit applications, it is still working for 32 bit applications (i.e. on Mavericks).
Together with the two QuickTime extensions Flip4Mac (WMV) and Perian (AVI, DivX, MKV and others) it can read / play all common video formats.
Everybody know the videos which play video and audio un-synchronized - this will only happen if QuickTime is not used.
[Version 7.7]

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martinb2 replied on 13 Jan 2014
Sorry, but you can not compare QuickTime with VLC.

VLC is just (!) a player, whereas QuickTime is much more:
1.) Convert and edit videos (cut / copy / paste), create new videos, and much more.
2.) QT VR (panoramas) can still not be played by VLC.
3.) I would (not) like to dispute if VLC is really playing videos better than QT.

martinb2 reviewed on 04 Sep 2013
Great application: free, runs perfectly on Mac OS X 10.6 / iPad with iOS 6.1 and does everything as expected.
I also tested AirVideoServer (HD), but had only problems.

Thank you very much for offering such a great app free of charge!
[Version 2.0.0]


martinb2 reviewed on 31 Aug 2013
Yesterday I saw another "Video Server Application" at the MacUpdate page and thought: well, give it a trial. It has 5 stars, hundreds of downloads - I can not be wrong to download and test this software.
After several hours I am updated: yes, I can be wrong!

May be it is my fault (and I do not want to complain about other apps) - but what I like is the idea of ONE application. ONE user interface (Mac like if possible). ONE support. ONE trial. Even it takes some time to get the idea.
[Version 3.3.3]


martinb2 reviewed on 31 Aug 2013
On Mac OS X 10.6.8 nothing happens. No icon in the menubar, no (preference) window, nothing. Even no crash report window, but in the console a crash report (EXC_BAD_ACCESS).
On Mac OS X 10.7.5 the application starts well, but can not establish a internet connection. I disabled the Firewall and restarted the application - no changes.

I then downloaded "Air Video Server 2.4.6 beta" and everything works fine on Mac OS X 10.6.

I tried many UPnP servers and never had such problems.
[Version 1.0.3]

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martinb2 replied on 31 Aug 2013
It is not about HD or not or incompatibility: this application is saying: REQUIREMENTS Intel, OS X 10.6 or later.

That is what I have - but it does not work. But crashes without any feedback.

And I can launch the older version of this Mac application and I see something, can watch movies.

That it's! May be a hint to the developers that something is wrong.

martinb2 replied on 01 Sep 2013
As I said: the HD version crashes on Mac OS X 10.6, starts well on Mac OS X 10.7 but can not establish a internet connection. Thus I did not install / buy the iOS app.

The older non HD version starts well on Mac OS X 10.6, can establish a internet connection and with the AirVideoFree on iOS 6 videos can be streamed.

I registered at the forum to post a message, but did not get a confirmation mail. Spam folder is empty.

May be someone already registered can tell them that there is a problem on Mac OS X 10.6?

martinb2 replied on 02 Sep 2013
Thank you for your reply! Very good to know that the developer is informed and has a bug fix. Hopefully everyone using 10.6 is reading the posts...

martinb2 reviewed on 30 Mar 2013
I tried many DLNA media servers, but Serviio is the only one I would recommend.

It is easy to install, has a nice and easy to understand user interface with many helpful settings, converts and streams all my media perfectly and is very stable.

Thank you very much for this software!
[Version 1.2.1]

martinb2 rated on 04 Mar 2013
[Version 3.2.3]


martinb2 reviewed on 21 Nov 2012
If you must grab a screenshot from a web side (and your are the owner of the web side or have the legal rights), then this tool is absolut perfect! Even if it grabs / saves some content more than once (with different file names).
Thanks to the developer for this application!
And also thanks for offering support for older Mac OS versions!
[Version 2.3.6]

martinb2 commented on 21 Nov 2012
If you must grab a screenshot from a web side (and your are the owner of the web side or have the legal rights), then this tool is not really helpful - if I did not miss something: every resource must be grabbed / downloaded as single step. Only images (?) can be downloaded and not all images in one step.
And the application must be installed (un-secure because it could install things e.g. in the system) instead of just launching it.

After some search I found SiteSucker which does exactly what I want: grab a web side with all (!) resources.
[Version 0.51]

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