Randy Harris
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Randyharris rated on 14 Nov 2013
[Version 9.0.0]


Randyharris reviewed on 06 Dec 2012
This is a terrific application if your goal is to go from x264/h264 MKV's to M4V files for your Apple products.

MKV2M4V will pass through the video and either passthrough or re-encode the video as needed and as requested. I leave the setting for AppleTV which will convert a DTS to AC3, or if it is AC3 it will make sure it is at the right bitrate, and it also adds a second AAC stereo audio track, chapters are imported too.

The Dev is adding more usability features, I'm so glad that I found MKV2M4V, no more encoding MKV's to M4V's, re-muxing is so much faster and better quality.
[Version 1.2.0]

Randyharris rated on 10 Oct 2012
[Version 1.3.2]


Randyharris reviewed on 07 Apr 2012
Boxee made the final version 1.50 available for download here:


[Version 1.5.0]


Randyharris reviewed on 23 Aug 2011
thank you, thank you, thank you.
[Version 1.8a1]


Randyharris reviewed on 05 Apr 2010
The new iDentify 2 is working wonderful for me.

In comparison to some similar applications, I love how clean and uncluttered iDentify is. And how it goes out and nabs information from so many different databases is great because you have a better chance of getting all the tag information and cover art that you want.

Even though iDentify is very good at finding your movie, this tip has worked well for me on the ones that it didn't automatically discover. Go into the 'Edit Tags' section and clear the "Title" field, and find the IMDB Code from IMDB - paste it into the "IMDB Code" field and then "Rescan Item(s)" and it will usually find it then. To find the IMDB Code, find the movie on IMDB, then look at the URL, it starts with tt and ends with numbers, like this one for The Big Lebowski - tt0118715.

Throw the developer a donation and you get a code to turn on the ability for iDentify to enable injecting the file into iTunes, and to color code the movie/tv files. Great stuff.

[Version 190]

Randyharris commented on 30 Dec 2009
Thank you, this is perfect.
[Version 1.4]


Randyharris reviewed on 19 Nov 2009
I've used EVOM many time now to convert a variety of source input files for use on my AppleTV.

It does a very stellar job of converting the video in my opinion, drop dead simple and it just works well. End of story. No settings to fuss with, just select AppleTV and press convert.

It is not a fast transcode compared to some other applications I use, but I will say that it gives a more reliable high quality transfer than the other applications so I won't complain about the slower speed - it seems to result in a more reliable transcode.

Audio conversion is where EVOM is lacking. Both Handbrake and the the now deprecated VisualHUB had the ability to retain Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track by doing either a 5.1 only, or a 2.0+5.1 audio tracks in the AppleTV files. If EVOM adds this ability to do 2.0+5.1 it will become my sole application for converting video for the AppleTV.

Fantastic app that is lacking just one main feature (5.1+2.0). Ideally I would love to be able to bypass the internal metatagging and have it be able to pass the file on to a tagger of your choice, in my case it's iDentify.
[Version 0.97]

Randyharris commented on 11 Nov 2009

I don't know if it was the new Safari 4.0.4 or the new build of Communicator - but this is the first time that this plugin has ever worked for me in Safari.

[Version 2.9.1]


Randyharris reviewed on 10 Nov 2009
I had been using Mail.Appetizer for several years and was always frustrated by how slow it was modified to work with system/Mail updates. When 10.6.2 came out the other day and Mail.Appetizer broke again without a fix I started to search to see if there may be something else that was similar. Luckily I discovered Herald.

For me, Growl isn't the best Mail notification system, it can pound your screen with a ton of notices when you first log into Mail and you don't really get a chance to view them, additionally you can't mark a mail as junk, delete, etc. from the Growl notification. Herald does all of this and with a really nice translucent window, Additionally it's great having the avatar show up, I'm a visual person and instantly know who an email is from by the avatar that shows up, it's nice to not have to read who it is from even though that information is also displayed.

I won't miss the old notification that I used to use. In fact I'm so tickled pink with this that I happily made a donation for the great work. It's something that I appreciate every single day I use my computer, and for that nicety I'm happy to spread a little love.
[Version 1.1]

randyharris had trouble on 02 Aug 2006
I tried to install this on my Intel iMac but get the following error:

"You cannot use the screen saver Red Pill on this computer. Contact the developer of this software for a newer vision."

I'd love to see it in action.
[Version 1.4.2]

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