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SimpleMovieX

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SimpleMovieX is the Happy QuickTime Pro Replacement that Does MPEG. Features: Imports and Exports files from many types, Imports also DAT (VideoCD), MPEG-2 is supported( QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Componen required), Exports to MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 formats, Supports additional codecs like DivX or 3ivx, Basic editing covered by Cut, Copy, Paste, Add, Add Scaled and Trim operations, Frame-accurate editing and more.

Trialware $40
OS: Mac
File size: 6MB
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3.13 (September 13, 2016)



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Complete Version history / Release notes / Changelog


Version 3.13 (September 2016)

NEW Features:
Built for MacOS 10.12 Sierra (and compatible back to Mac OS X 10.6)
Improvements:
Fixed Metadata functionality, in particular Amazon search
Using FastSpring store instead of defunct Kagi


Version 3.12 (December 2012)

NEW Features:
Built for Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Improvements:
SimpleMovieX is now signed. Otherwise with default "GateKeeper" settings, OS X 10.8 will not allow to run it.
Impossible to add files in Batch Export screen (Lion and Mountain Lion). Fixed
Exported videos inherit dimensions from video display size instead of using natural dimensions. Fixed
"Add to iTunes" fixed for iTunes 10 and iTunes 11.
App sometimes hangs when opening otherwise valid videos. Fixed
App sometimes opens video files but shows only its audio track. Fixed
Unexpected video size changes when merging 2 or 3 videos. Fixed


Version 3.11 (3 August 2011)

NEW Features:

Built for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

Improvements:

Improved opening speed of large files.
Fixed app becoming becoming unresponsive when loading long duration MP3 and AAC files.
Adapted to Amazon API changes, otherwise metadata fetching would stop working in Oct'2011
Several crasher bug fixes in saving and splitting operations


Version 3.10 (30 July 2010)

NEW Features:

* Save to iTunes Library
making necessary arrangements to make movie compatible with selected devices (iPad, iPhone, AppleTV, iPod)
* MP4 native saving now supports multiple audio tracks, and also Dolby AC3.
* German localization (thanks Michael!)
* Merge audio and video by dragging them on blank document
* Rename the audio tracks and set languages
* (Experimental) Add to iTunes mutating XVID to MPEG4:
Instead of converting XVID files (very slow), SimpleMovieX makes them playable on AppleTV, iPad, iPhones and iPods by mutating into MPEG4 Video (very fast)

Improvements:

* "Scale segment" now defaults duration to pasteboard duration
* Artworks from Amazon are now high resolution
* Copy/Paste metadata now also includes artwork
* Improved audio waveform (scale now based on 99% distribution, not on peak)
* Can turn-off "complete" sound
* Warning if text in metadata exceeds 255 characters (will truncate)

FIXED Issues:

* Crash when opening very short audio files
* Error -2010 or other related problems after saving, or closing then re-opening modified version of a movie file
* Check Updates would be reseted to "checked" if upon first use, we uncheck it, then app crashes
* "Report a bug" when no document open doesn't work
* After saving audio-only movie with chapters, chapters selector now longer works
* Waveform is sometimes plain white
* Cannot find introductory movie
* Message "Not connect to Internet" would block app if other dialog pops-up at the same time
* App hangs if the file name contains a non-latin character
* Spotlight comment broken
* Fading effect when editing on Search Pane
* Audio languages not displayed in submenu


Version 3.9.2 (9 October 2009)

NEW Features:

* Built for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard


FIXED Issues:

* Art covers from Amazon.com not loading since August 2009. Fixed.
* Improved stability after saving.


Version 3.9.1

FIXED Issues:

* Queries of metadata from Amazon will stop working by August 15, 2009 unless you upgrade to 3.9.1
* Save As... panel now shows by default the folder of original file.
* "Long Description" field of metadata was not properly written in save operation. Fixed
* After using Add commands of Edit menu, some movie characteristics were not consistently displayed. Fixed


Version 3.9

NEW Features:

* Built-in Metadata editor, to tag your movies directly inside SimpleMovieX.
* Delete whole Chapter. (not just the marker, also the footage)
* Chapter markers at beginning of MP4 and MOV movies are now optional. You can also specify the chapter name in Preferences.
* Movie loading is faster.


FIXED Issues:

* Saving in AVI format doesn't work fine with Perian codec, version 1.1.3 (but works with version 1.0). Fixed.
* In multi-language movies, saving in AVI doesn't always saves the selected audio track. Fixed.
* Cannot move frame by frame, backwards, when on the last frame of a movie. Fixed.
* Search pane displays only part of the movie, or doesn't refresh correctly. Fixed.
* When you cut a very short segment of a long MP4 file, saving sometimes fails. Fixed.
* When you merge movies containing chapters with others without chapters, the video tracks would remain separated, thus preventing native saving in MP4 or AVI formats. Fixed.
* Merging by droping several movies into a document creates a chapters at time t=0 even if there is already one present. Fixed.
* Full screen playback now longer displays lateral strips.
* Use slash / character inside a file name will cause saving to fail. Now this character is no longer accepted, for your own good...
* Crash when opening a mov file with multiple references inside a same track. Fixed.
* DV PAL movies are now resized to 768x576, respecting native vertical resolution.
* Merging by droping several movies could be halted by warning messages. Fixed.
* The files that SimpleMovieX opens remained locked until the application quits (preventing deletion from Trash, even if document has been closed). Fixed.
* Using a file name several times for saving during a SimpleMovieX session would cause confusion. Fixed.
* Saving of MP4 files over 4GB in size, or containing RTP tracks, would fail due to size check error. Fixed.
* When Cut actions are used while a chapter name is being edited, it gives unexpected result. Fixed.
* "Add to Movie" and "Add to Selection & Scale" does Paste instead of Add, under certains conditions. Fixed.
* In Audio Sync pane, the numeric field is only active when you click on it. Sometimes the comma and decimal separator were wrongly interpreted. Fixed.
* Table with list of movies in batch export window is clipped when saving starts. Fixed.


Version 3.9 beta 2:

WHAT'S NEW

Flagship Feature: Built-in Metadata editor, to tag your movies directly inside SimpleMovieX.
Edit, organize in chapters, add movie information, and save natively in ONE operation.

New! Chapter markers at beginning of MP4 and MOV movies are now optional. You can also specify the chapter name in Preferences.New! Movie loading is faster.

Important Bugs fixed:

* Saving in AVI format doesn't work fine with Perian codec, version 1.1.3 (but works with version 1.0). Fixed.
* In multi-language movies, saving in AVI doesn't always saves the selected audio track. Fixed.
* Chapters
* Cannot move frame by frame, backwards, when on the last frame of a movie. Fixed.
* Search pane displays only part of the movie, or doesn't refresh correctly. Fixed.
* When you merge movies containing chapters with others without chapters, the video tracks would remain separated, thus preventing native saving in MP4 or AVI formats. Fixed.
* Merging by droping several movies into a document creates a chapters at time t=0 even if there is already one present. Fixed.
* Full screen playback now longer displays lateral strips.
* Use slash / character inside a file name will cause saving to fail. Now this character is no longer accepted, for your own good...
* Crash when opening a mov file with multiple references inside a same track. Fixed.
* DV PAL movies are now resized to 768x576, respecting native vertical resolution.
* Merging by droping several movies could be halted by warning messages. Fixed.
* The files that SimpleMovieX opens remained locked until the application quits (preventing deletion from Trash, even if document has been closed). Fixed.
* Using a file name several times for saving during a SimpleMovieX session would cause confusion. Fixed.
* Saving of MP4 files over 4GB in size, or containing RTP tracks, would fail due to size check error. Fixed.
* When Cut actions are used while a chapter name is being edited, it gives unexpected result. Fixed.
* "Add to Movie" and "Add to Selection & Scale" does Paste instead of Add, under certains conditions. Fixed.
* In Audio Sync pane, the numeric field is only active when you click on it. Sometimes the comma and decimal separator were wrongly interpreted. Fixed.
* Table with list of movies in batch export window is clipped when saving starts. Fixed.


Version 3.8.1:

* Fixed crasher when opening a movie from a location you specified Spotlight should not search (Privacy tab).


Version 3.8:

NEW Features:

* Revamped Search Pane, allowing selection and editing.
* Export the tiles of the Search Pane in a printable "Contact Sheet"
* Spotlight comments are now preserved after editing and saving.
* Merge several movies in one shot by dropping them on a blank document.

FIXED Issues:

* Export in MP4 format now gives the option "Audio Passthrough" like in QuickTime Pro.
* Some MP4 movies (like those recorded with Samsung NV24) were not displaying video. Fixed.
* Two MP4 files can be merged and saved natively, but not 3 or more files. Fixed.
* Fixed a crasher bug when saving split files.
* Files created by "Batch Export", are displayed with a white thumb in iTunes. Fixed.
* Improved navigation in MPEG files.
* Fixed a crasher bug when refreshing the search pane.
* In some movies, cutting a segment (Edit > Cut) would not do anything. Fixed.
* Fixed the link to video tutorials.
* Movies longer than 24 hours do not open. Fixed.
* SimpleMovieX launches faster, as it checks for a new version without blocking.
* MP4 saving hangs if the movie had previously chapters, but not at the time of the saving. Fixed.
* International characters in metadata were not properly displayed. Fixed.
* SimpleMovieX sometimes created a dummy Copyright medata "BBBB..." after saving/exporting.
* Fixed crasher bugs in Panther: when hovering the Gallery, when entering chapter names with international characters (Unicode encoding)
* Just after chapter creation, the keystrokes go to chapter name field, even menu shortcuts like Command-S, giving unpredictiable results. Fixed.


Version 3.7.1:

* Fixed launch problem with Panther.
* Improved usability of Audio sync pane (autorepeat arrow buttons, can input offset with keyboard)


Version 3.7:
NEW Features:

* Support for multi-audio movies. Possible to select language, remove unused audio tracks.
* Metadata is now detected. SimpleMovieX can visualize it and proposes MetaX and iTunes to edit it.
* Movie Information now reports languages, media source references and metadata.
* Poster Frame can be set in mov and mp4 files.
* Unicode encoding is used for Chapter names if required. Perfect compatibility with iTunes.
* Edition of Chapter markers is much faster now. Editing clips is also significantly faster.
* Chapter markers can now have the same name (except consecutive ones)
* Integrated Software Update module, that displays description and let you skip or download update.
* Safer MP4 saving in place.


FIXED Issues:

* Incompatibilities between tagging with iTunes or MetaX, and MP4 chaptered files written by SimpleMovieX.
* MP4 files containing a hidden chapter track are now detected. SimpleMovieX shows the chapter track if you want.
* Pasteboard Text content was overwritten by "Corrupted Movie" after relaunching SimpleMovieX.
* After a crash or Force Quit, SimpleMovieX was no longer able to restore edited documents (Autosave)
* Files without name extension (mov, dv, ...) do not open. (Fix applies to Tiger and Leopard only)
* Protected and compressed QuickTime movies still cannot open, but now give the appropriate message.
* Audio resync in AVI files was not always be kept after saving.


SWEATING the Interface details:

* New keyboard shortcuts for navigation to avoid conflict with Leopard Spaces.
* Smarter chapterizing flow, with automatic focus switch between timeline, search and chapter pane. Easier to use than to explain.
* Added "Paste Chapters at current time" to avoid confusion. Regular "Paster Chapters" now always works as expected.
* Information and Warning dialogs that tend to be repetitive can now be skipped.
* A warning dialog is shown for MP4 movies with several audio tracks.
* Non-obstrusive info button added to window if the movie contains special features (multi-audio, metadata, ...)
* Position of a new document window now returns to default if all windows have been closed.
* Scan automatically starts when Search Pane opens.
* Hovering on a movie in Gallery displays its full path.
* Snapback button disappears when it has been used


Version 3.6.3:

* NEW: Chapter markers can be copied and pasted. A plain text document can be used to add chapters in a movie.
* After editing, AVI files with Microsoft ADPCM audio could loose audio. Fixed
* After editing, AVI files with non-integer frames per second (in particular NTSC) can have audio synchronization problems. Fixed
* Improved support of MP3 audio in edited AVI files, better compatibility with Windows PCs.
* Audio popping noise every few seconds in some AVI files edited by SimpleMovieX. Fixed.
* When merging files, in particular MP4 files or in case of duplicate chapter names, the chapter markers coming from the pasted file would be lost. Fixed.
* Blank chapter marker is created at time 0 when saving MP4 files even if one is already present at time 0. Fixed.
* Audio could be lost when merging and saving several MP4 files.
* Audio could be lost when editing MP4 files created by Handbrake.
* Fixed a corner case where registration code is not accepted.


Version 3.6.2:

* Saving in AVI format sometimes gives an empty file. Fixed
* AVI files with DVI ADPCM audio can loose synch or even full audio track after editing. Fixed
* AVI files with MP2 audio can loose audio and become corrupt after editing. Fixed
* Saving in AVI format can produce a slow motion movie with normal-speed audio. Fixed
* Saving in AVI format after resynchronizing audio (delaying audio vs video) gives unexcepted result. Fixed
* SimpleMovieX sometimes hangs at the end of saving operation. Now correctly reports a saving error.
* "Folder not valid for saving" message shown when folder is indeed writeable. Fixed
* Computer hangs after saving to a folder whose path contains non-ASCII characters like Japanese Kanji, diacritics, ... In case of plain Save, this would delete the original file. Fixed
* Adding chapters to an m4v file no longer deletes iTunes artworks.
* "Split by chapter" and "Batch export" could crash after the first file is written. Fixed
* Batch Export could be launched without having choosen the destination folder, giving unexpected results. Fixed
* Inconsistent behaviour of Batch Export when "skip" setting is used for one or several files. Fixed
* Chapter markers added with SimpleMovieX may not show up at correct time in iTunes/iPod. Fixed
* Suddenly, dropping a movie file in new window no longer opens the file. Fixed
* Bar and messages indicating progress in Batch Export stop refreshing while operation continues normally. Fixed
* Stuttering playback of some movies once chapters are created. Fixed


Version 3.6.1:

Last version was not launching on Mac OS X 10.3.9. Fixed
Batch Export was not working on Mac OS X 10.3.9. Fixed
No more risk of replacing a folder by a saved file if the save browser is used during saving operation.
Batch Export now allows MPEG4 passthrough as video export option.
Plain save (in place, not as, Ref, or Export) now displays correctly progress information under Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
Saving in place AVI files could crash at the end (but file was written correctly). Fixed.
Saving in place MOV files could return to old version and eventually crash. Fixed.


Version 3.6:

* Compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
* NEW: Files created by Export, Batch Export, Chapters split and RefMovie commands are added to the Gallery.
* Chapter markers now work with iDVD 8
* Chapters in MP4 files created by Handbrake not seen in SimpleMovieX. Fixed (but don't forget to change file extension from mp4 to m4v)
* Open URL not working when other document is open. Fixed
* SimpleMovieX using a lot of CPU even when idle due to a view refresh cycle (Leopard). Fixed
* TAB, I, O keystrokes when document window is blank display garbage. Fixed
* Batch Export broken, after the first file it doesn't work. Fixed
* Batch Export table can be edited (add and reorder files) during export operation. Fixed
* Second Save/Save As with AVI file doesn't work, a dialog "dummy.avi cannot be found" is displayed. Fixed
* SimpleMovieX lets you save H264 video in AVI container. Resulting file is corrupt. Fixed, AVI no longer an option.
* M4V files open by default in keyframe-sticky mode, but it's not necessary. Fixed
* Extended Save panel stays active during saving operations. Fixed by collapsing it when saving starts.
* If Save panel opens in extended layout, then we collapse it and save, it doesn't disappear at the end of saving operation. Fixed
* Undo and Redo menus do not display correctly (Leopard). Fixed
* "Drag Movie o edit here" message not displayed in blank documents (Leopard). Fixed
* Depending on installed codecs, long AVI files (with multiple RIFFs) could open with repeated chunk of movie at the end. Fixed
* Crash when trimming, or empty saved movie if movie has very long duration (4 hours and beyond). Fixed
* Problems after deleting last chapter while its name was being edited. Fixed


Version 3.5.1:

* Chapter markers seem to disappear from movies saved as MP4 (but in fact were correctly saved). Fixed
* Trial message appears in document windows even after registering. Fixed
* Legitimate users receive a "suspended license" alert. Fixed
* New Preferences setting to choose old-style timeline behaviour (selection follows playhead).
* Application hangs at launch time. Fixed
* Space prediction doesn't stop after Export button is pressed (slowing down process or crashing if FLV codec is used). Fixed
* Out marker not mouse-sensitive when at the end of movie.
* 2 Waveforms generated when an audio-only movie opens and "always waveform" setting is on. Fixed
* Part of video frame remains under waveform screen area. Fixed


Version 3.5:

* Redesigned timeline with popular "in - out - playhead" concept.
* Support for chapter markers in MPEG-4 formats. Export and Native.
* More file naming patterns available when splitting by chapters.
* Fixed a bug in audio documents keyboard events handling.
* New documents named temp0, temp1 instead of Untitled. Fixed
* AVI files over 1GB now open much faster.
* Speed improvement in keyframe navigation in MPEG files
* Playhead positions from scrubbing the search pane are now keyframe-compliant.
* After several export operations, the Options button disappears. Fixed
* New default for Gallery is closed. Except on void documents.
* New Preferences setting: Disk space prediction no longer blocks Save/Export button.
* Playhead returns at t=0 when entering a chapter name during playback. Fixed
* Cosmetic improvements. (Movie borders, aplication icon, ...)


Version 3.1.1

* Fixed the MPEG conversion bug introduced by QuickTime 7.2.


Version 3.1:

* Native AVI editing and saving support extended to many more audio formats (AAC, AC3, alaw, mu-law, MP2, unsigned integer, signed integer, DVI ADPCM). AVI files from most digital cameras can now be edited natively.
* Apple Remote and other Bluetooth and Control devices can be used to drive SimpleMovieX with Remote Buddy software installed.
* Improved keyboard support, now includes S to toggle keyframe sticky mode, JKL to control jog speed, and Delete to delete selection.
* Bug fixes.


Version 3.0.1

* Chapters created by SimpleMovieX now supported by iDVD
* Embedded chapters in AIFF audio files now supported
* Navigation with Control Arrows now consistent with chapter markers
* Add and Add scaled were behaving like Paste if sequence has to be resized to fit. Fixed
* White rectangle instead of picture, when inserted picture was higher than large. Fixed
* Audio-only documents can now be resized in width
* Fixed a crash when quit SimpleMovieX after editing documents with Audio Waveforms
* Now responds to keyboard shortcuts in full screen mode. (switching back to windowed mode first)


Version 3.0:

* Many problems related to Audio Waveform solved
* Problem in AVI saving for movies with timebase different of frames per seconds, solved
* Improved usability of Batch Export
* Wrong colors when pasting image in Mac Intel system, solved
* Drag and drop a file could insert it two times
* Fixed case of dimmed Save button in Save RefMovie


Version 3.0fc2:

* Revamped user interface (timeline, preferences, audio)
* Improved space and time prediction
* Save, split and export no longer blocking the application in most cases
* SimpleMovieX could not open certain files (wmv, ...) in Intel systems, now fixed
* 15 bug fixes and many usability and "cosmetic" improvements


Version 3.0fc1:

* Help contents rewritten from scratch for version 3
* Audio synchronization problems after saving AVI now solved
* Movie inconsistency after saving and resaving now solved
* Solved a crash under Panther when opening an MPEG file bigger than 4GB
* Autosave can now be disabled
* MPEG VX files from Sony cameras now work again
* MPEG bigger than 4GB had problems exporting. Fixed
* Waveform of MPEG bigger than 4GB was corrupted. Fixed
* 15 bug fixes and improvements.


Version 3.0 beta 3:

* Improved reliability of MPEG operations
* French localization
* New Scale Segment feature
* New Resize option when inserting a movie inside an existing one
* Timeline now displays in base 25 for PAL and base 30 for NTSC
* 30 bug fixes and improvements


Version 3.0 beta :
* Natively* supports AVI and MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4
* Chapters and Split
* Support of very big files (> 4GB for MPEG and AVI)
* Batch Export
* Audio Waveform and resynchronization
* Support for Google Video gvi files and Internet downloads
* Friendly


SimpleMovieX v2.8, parlons-en !
This new release adds full Mac OS X 10.4 compatibility, improves MPEG exporting reliability, and is localized to French language.
Until now, MPEG media was poorly supported by QuickTime-centric tools. And MPEG tools were usually not usable, too fragmented and with a clunky interface.
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