iFlicks

iFlicks 1.2

iTunes style video management application

If there's one major application missing on Leopard, it's one that allows you to manage your videos in an intelligent way. View full description

PROS

  • Easy to use and simple interface
  • Supports most major formats
  • Gallery View looks great

CONS

  • Interface could do with a better skin
  • Doesn't detect duplicate videos that have already been imported
  • Netflix RSS feed doesn't always work

Very good
8

If there's one major application missing on Leopard, it's one that allows you to manage your videos in an intelligent way.

That's exactly what the makers of iFlicks have tried to address by providing a simple but powerful tool to manage your videos. iFlicks features a simple drag and drop interface that allows you to categorize movies with a variety of information, such as title, episode, director, cast, genre, and more. It supports most video formats including QuickTime (.mov), Audio Video Interleave (.avi), MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and DV. You can add batches of clips for importing and the import process itself takes no longer than adding a song to your iTunes library.

When you want to access a clip, you can use the iFlicks movie player which open within a smaller Quicktime style window within the iFlicks interface. What the developers hope distinguishes iFlicks from other players are a few "smart" features that more intelligently organize your collection. Smart Collections allows you to organize your movies or clips by genre, director, actors etc. This is not much different to organizing your file folders by size, type etc but if you have a big collection, it could be useful.

The slickest feature however is the Gallery View which works similar to the album browser function in iTunes. Just press a button at the bottom of the iFlicks interface and suddenly your clips and movies are browsable as thumbnails or screenshots. There are also a few other notable features including the ability to search on Amazon and download film info so you don't have to enter it manually. There's also an automatic link to the Netflix database which is supposed to download the latest 100 releases to purchase, although the RSS feed was not working when I tried it.

iFlicks is a great little application for all those that have a huge movie collection and aren't sure how to manage it. It could well be on the way to being that truly essential elusive video app that Leopard is missing.

Changes

  • Fixed cancel button after reloading metadata.
  • Added 64bit support.
  • Improved detection Elgato turbo.264 and turbo.264 HD.
  • General stability improvements.
  • Added Unrated content rating for US.
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iFlicks 1.2