December 22, 2009 in iTunes (E)
[prMac.com] Paderborn, Germany - Independent software developer Jendrik Bertram today is proud to announce iFlicks 1.2, an update to his popular video management utility for Mac OSX. Featuring a natural, easy-to-use interface, iFlicks will effortlessly import video files into Apple iTunes to play in the iTunes application, Front Row, iPod, iPhone and Apple TV.
With its tight integration into iTunes, iFlicks was developed from the ground up utilizing the latest Cocoa technologies and offers a range of simple-to-use functions to easily manage metadata of any movie or TV show library. It supports a variety of video formats, including QuickTime (.mov), Audio Video Interleave (.avi), H.264/MPEG-4 (.mp4) and Matroska (.mkv). Most features are directly accessible using the integrated iTunes Script menu. At any time, processed Videos can automatically be added to the iTunes Library or any playlist.
Additionally, iFlicks directly supports TMDb. By leveraging TMDb's API, imported movies can be enriched by the extensive amount of metadata and artwork available. iFlicks also supports the vast repository of TV show related data available from TheTVDB. This data is used to recognize TV shows and add corresponding metadata.
In many cases, both TMDb and TheTVDB even provides a short overview, which is displayed right in Front Row. Everything from name, artwork, actors, directors, HD tag up to special ids is written directly to the video file. This even allows for HD-SD combos in iTunes (a single entry containing a HD and SD version of the same file).
With iFlicks' built-in movie player, quickly previewing a movie is only a click away. The application offers standard controls such as play, pause, stop, fast forward, and rewind - all with full screen playback support. At any time, iFlicks can resume a movie from the point it was stopped. With iFlicks efficient importing capabilities, superb metadata support and playability, makes it a perfect complement to iTunes.
And by leveraging the power of AppleScript, iFlicks is easily scriptable too. Almost all operations of the program can be controlled directly from the Script Menu in iTunes. A collection of sample scripts are automatically installed with the application. In addition, there are Folder Action Scripts which can allows iFlicks to trigger actions by dropping files into specific folders.
* Comfortable and simple User Interface
* Convert Videos to be compatible with iTunes and Apple Devices
* Automatically or manually add metadata and artwork
* Set release dates, not just years
* Add actors, directors, producers and writers
* Specify the content rating
* Mark videos as TV show, movie or music video added
* Add a complete plot, not just a few letters
* TMDb API support
* TheTVDB API support
Version 1.2 offers greatly improved conversion speed, adds a new rule system and offers many new improvements. The rule system allows custom rules to set metadata according to user wishes. Additionally, iFlicks now sports an updated GUI for German and Italian languages, as well as Metadata support for TV Shows in many more languages.
"I originally started developing iFlicks because I wanted to get all the video files I had laying around on my Mac to show up in iTunes and be able to sync those videos to my iPod/iPhone and Apple TV," said Jendrik Bertram, iFlicks developer. I felt there was a desperate need for metadata support, and alternative applications focused on encoding videos, or required a lot of manual work to add metadata. iFlicks aims to combine the most complete support for metadata and fast encoding to make it as easy as possible to get all video files into iTunes and make them look like they were downloaded right from the iTunes Store."
* US English, German and Italian
* Metadata support for TV Shows in many more
* Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and later (Snow Leopard compatible)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 3.5 MB Hard Drive space
* Perian 1.2 (for best video support)
* iTunes 8.0 and QuickTime
* Internet Connection
Pricing and Availability:
iFlicks 1.2 is available as a single-user license for 19.95 Euros, and available as a full-featured demo. There is also a household license (3 users) available for 49.95 Euros. After confirming payment, the customers license code will be sent to the email address entered during purchase. Version 1.2 is a major update delivering requested features and is a recommended download for all customers.
Located in Paderborn, Germany, independent software developer Jendrik Bertram has a passion to craft elegant, easy-to-use applications for the Mac platform. Copyright (C) 2008-2009 Jendrik Bertram. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, QuickTime and iTunes are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.