Mac OS X ships with QuickTime X, a powerful media player that most people will find fits their needs pretty well. However, there is an abundance of media players, managers and encoders available on the Mac App Store if you want a taste of something different.
MPlayerX is a multi-format, multi-touch, multi-monitor multimedia player. MPlayerX plugs it’s application as a powerful media player that fuses the power of ffmpeg and mplayer, allowing for faster decoding of almost any file format. And clearly, MPlayerX was heavily inspired by Apple’s moves both in software and technology.
If you have a large collection of video files, you might want to consider additional software alongside your editing tools to organise and search your collection. There a few options to choose from, and you’ll be familiar with the concept if you have any experience with photo cataloging apps such as iPhoto or Picasa.
Read on to find out how well iDrive meets that need, and whether it deserves a place in your Applications folder!
The iPhone 4 was released this past June, and with that came a major iOS release. This new hardware and software presented some new possibilities and thus some new applications. The added front-facing camera was begging to be used in a video calling situation and Apple – being the innovators that they are – created FaceTime to utilize this new functionality.
A limiting factor for FaceTime was the fact that it was only functional for calling another iPhone 4 (or the latest iteration of the iPod touch). Last October, Apple released a beta version of FaceTime for Mac, utilising the iSight camera built into most of their notebook and desktop computers.
FaceTime for Mac recently hit the Mac App Store as a full 1.0 release, and today we’ll be taking the final version for a spin!
If there’s a reason we love our Macs so much, it’s because there literally is an app for almost anything. If your ambitions lie in professional looking video broadcasting – well, that dream just became affordable.
With BoinxTV Home you can go far beyond the capabilities of iMovie and create stunning videos for private or business use, if you are willing to spend some time getting to know the app.
Today we’ll take a look at its strengths and weaknesses. Read on after the jump…
Today we’ll be reviewing quite an unusual app. Unlike most software that we review, this application is made for people who don’t have much contact with Mac apps – or even Macs at all. It’s a simple video tutorial app that can show you how to use a Mac in just a few hours through short informative and interactive videos.
Called Learn The Switch To Mac, it’s available on the App Store for just $1 at the time of writing. Are you a recent Mac switcher? Are you having problems getting around in your new computer? This app will show you the way. Keep on reading to find out more about it.
At some point, most people have a moment when they want to transfer video from a computer to a portable device like an iPod or phone. Well, if you’ve been in this situation, then you know that some devices can only play a selection of video formats, and that you usually need a video converter to transfer your video files across to a different format.
Most video converter apps are not free, in fact, they tend to be on the expensive side. But today we are presenting to you a free app from this category.
It’s called Miro Video Converter, and we’ll be sharing our thoughts along with drawing comparisons to a very similar app, Permute!
As a Mac user, there are plenty of situations that require you to convert video between various formats. Maybe you want to convert that home movie your PC-using brother sent you to play on your iPad, or even convert your favorite YouTube videos for offline browsing on your PSP!
Back in 2009, we ran an article on video encoding options for Mac OS X. A lot has changed on the video-conversion scene since then, with new apps being released and most on that list being updated. Let’s take another look at the (new and old) options for video conversion and encoding.
The end of 2010 saw the release of the new Skype 5 Beta for Mac. While a lot of the functionality has already been available in the PC version for a while now, it’s the Mac version that matters to us, right?
The initial beta wasn’t unanimously well-received on account of the unusually spaced interface and clunky changes, but it’s improved significantly between the original beta and the full version now available.
I got my hands dirty with the build for about a month, testing the pros and cons, and I have to say, Skype’s now-out-of-beta release has a pretty strong ‘pros’ list.
I often find that there is audio or video content online that I would like to download to my computer or iPod, but there appears no easy way to do so. Media across the internet comes out in all kinds of formats and most don’t lend themselves too well to downloading, like Flash for instance.
Grappler is the latest wonderful application from The Little App Factory which says “If it plays, it probably saves,” and this seems to stand up pretty well. This review will delve into how Grappler makes it surprisingly simple to get media content from just about anywhere.
Way back when I first became aware of the existence of a technology that could allow mobile handset-handset video chatting, my mind was thoroughly blown. Surely this was something that was only possible in the movies, and couldn’t exist in the real world, right?
But it was indeed possible. And long after it first became possible, Apple did what they always do, and refined power and utility down to awesomeness and perfection.
With the announcement of the iPhone 4, Apple announced to eagerly awaiting fans everywhere that their mobile device to trump all mobile devices would be capable of video chatting.