March 20, 2008 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] Innsbruck, Austria - Many Tricks has released yFlicks 3.3, an update to its movie manager/viewer for Mac OS X. With yFlicks, users can download, tag, organize and of course view their movies. This update adds coverflow for browsing your movies both in window and fullscreen mode, lets you access your iTunes movies from yFlicks, improves downloading from video communities such as YouTube, and features a lot of other small improvements.
In addition to that, yFlicks's movie downloading and conversion functionality is now also available in a dedicated stand-alone application named TubiTunes. TubiTunes lets you add an online web video to your iTunes library with just one click, and it converts local movie files to something your iPhone/iPod actually understands in a similarly easy fashion.
What's New in yFlicks 3.3
* Coverflow for browsing your movies both in window and fullscreen mode
* Integration with iTunes
* Lots of new export options (no longer limited to MPEG-4)
* Converting/exporting movies no longer blocks yFlicks
* More meaningful web video download names (e.g., "My Cat is Teh Funny (LOLZ!).flv" instead of "yldqNkGfo.flv")
* Downloads are now resumed across application restarts, if the server allows it
* Fixed downloading from dailymotion.com, livevideo.com, clipfish.de, myvideo.de; added support for countless other video sites by adding a generic web movie detector
* Fixed some minor issue
* View movies in window/fullscreen mode, including full remote control support
* Organize your movies with smart groups based on custom tag values (Also supports automatic tagging by querying Amazon's online movie database)
* Make your organized movies, including your iTunes movies, available to Front Row as a folder hierarchy through yFlicks's unique Usher mode
* Download web videos from lots of popular video sites (such as YouTube, CollegeHumor, DailyMotion or Metacafe)
* Convert movies to lots of different movie formats by harnessing the power of the QuickTime frameworks
* Download web videos from lots of popular video sites (such as YouTube, CollegeHumor, DailyMotion or Metacafe) with just one mouse click
* Convert movies, including those newly downloaded web videos, to lots of different movie formats by harnessing the power of the QuickTime frameworks
* Add converted movies to your iTunes library automatically
Pricing and Availability:
yFlicks and TubiTunes may be downloaded from Many Tricks. The shareware fee is 16.95 Euro. Mac OS X 10.4 is required. yFlicks 3.3 is a free update for all registered yFlicks users. TubiTunes is 4.95 Euro. Mac OS X 10.5 is required. TubiTunes is free for all registered yFlicks users.
Many Tricks takes pride in creating critically acclaimed software for Mac OS X, such as Butler, the all-purposes productivity tool that won 5 mice from Macworld's Mac Gems; Witch, the Expose alternative for those who would rather switch windows via keyboard; Service Scrubber, the services menu editor Apple forgot to ship with Mac OS X; and Name Mangler, the batch file renaming utility that makes renaming hundreds of files based on complex criteria an easy task.