What's New

Version 2.8.02


Updates

  • Updated the Devices tab in Preferences.
  • Improved compatibility with iTunes 11.2.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug in version 2.8.01 that prevents the inline updates system from working properly. Users of version 2.8.01 should manually update to version 2.8.02
  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 2.8.01


Updates

  • Videos that failed to import after being moved into the iTunes media folder, are now moved to a new subfolder 'Failed to Import'. Don't hunt for failed imports anymore!
  • Improved detection of TV Shows based on file names.
  • Improved compatibility when online metadata of TV show episodes is missing.
  • After adding metadata to existing iTunes files with Subler present, iTunes is now automatically refreshed as well.
  • The year of first release is no longer deleted when editing movie titles or TV show names.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the status light indicating the presence of subtitles after clicking the refresh button.
  • When canceling the remux process, the destination file was not properly deleted in some cases.
  • Fixed a bug causing the release year and show name to be missing for some TV Shows.
  • After canceling the import process and requeuing videos, all metadata would be automatically added without user consent.

Version 2.8


Updates

  • Added support for MacOSX 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Added support to automatically download matching subtitles. Choose 'Install additional tools' in the VideoDrive menu bar and download the Subtitles tool.
  • Added support to remux H.264 tracks without conversion. Choose 'Install additional tools' in the VideoDrive menu bar and download the Subler tool.
  • Added support to save metadata and subtitles in MP4/M4V files. Choose 'Install additional tools' in the VideoDrive menu bar and download the Subler tool.
  • Added status light and online search button for subtitles in the online metadata window.
  • Embedded subtitles are now preserved by default when converting with HandBrake.
  • The welcome window now indicates if HandBrake or Elgato Turbo.264 were detected.
  • The release date is now saved in the video files when searching online for metadata (requires Subler).
  • Changed the default import setting to method 5 (converting to iTunes videos).

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed some issues when rejecting metadata found online.
  • Fixed an error message occuring in some cases when trying to load a metadata preset.
  • Fixed an issue with incorrect metadata being returned when searching online for TV Shows.

Version 2.7.10


Updates

  • When queueing new videos, the main window automatically switches back to the front window (if the Console was displayed).
  • Added Facebook and Twitter buttons to follow us.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a metadata issue when importing multiple episodes of different TV Shows.

Version 2.7.09


Updates

  • Redesigned window with third-party tools overview to make room for additional upcoming tools support.
  • Enabled the File - Open menu and the command-O shortcut to import new videos.
  • Updated the HandBrake icon.
  • Updated first-time welcome screen.

Bug Fixes

  • VideoDrive no longer attempts to quit and restart iTunes when tagging/copying iTunes titles on 64-bit systems.
  • Fixed an error message when no videos are selected in iTunes when toggling subtitles.
  • Removed the redundant error 7901 after successfully tagging iTunes titles.
  • Fixed a connection issue with Turbo.264 (HD) hardware/software.
  • Fixed a an issue with choosing a folder when the iTunes media folder location could not be determined automatically.
  • Fixed the redundant error 9001 for subsequent videos of merged titles.
  • The online confirmation window is now shown only once for movies that will be merged.
  • Improved error handling when metadata could not be saved when the iTunes video canot be found.
  • Improved procedure when canceling video imports.
  • The colour label of videos is now correctly updated when manually requeuing failed videos.

Version 2.7.08


Updates

  • Added support for HandBrake 0.9.9. You can download the latest version by selecting 'Install Supported Tools' in the File menu (64bit systems only).
  • Switched by default to the x264 HandBrake encoder for much faster conversions. Power users can overwrite this in the HandBrake parameter field on the Import tab of Preferences.
  • Support for video files larger than 4GB on 64 bit systems when converting with HandBrake.
  • Chapter markers in original files or DVD's are now retained in files converted with Handbrake.
  • Improved reliability of the startup procedure and detection of 3th party tools.
  • Improved compatibility with iTunes 11.0.3.
  • Tagging iTunes videos is no longer canceled when one or more invalid videos are selected.
  • When quitting during imports, all unimported video files will now be requeued the next time you launch VideoDrive.
  • If the subtitle language cannot be determined during HandBrake conversions, 'English' will now be chosen as the default instead of 'Undetermined'. Remember that you can also set your language manually by adding 'srt-lang' followed and the first three characters of the language (e.g. fra, eng, dut, …) to the HandBrake parameter field on the Import tab of Preferences.

Bug Fixes

  • Addressed an issue in iTunes 11.0.3 where tagging of videos located in the Home Videos section failed with an error message asking to first select one or more videos in iTunes.
  • A timing issue could occur when Elgato Turbo software was launched.
  • A 64bit connection issue could occur with iTunes in version 2.7.07.
  • Perian was not always correctly detected on systems where Perian is installed system-wide.
  • Addressed some compatibility issues on MacOSX 10.5.8.
  • VideoDrive would wait indefinitely if emptying the import queue of Elgato Turbo.264 failed.

Version 2.7.07


Updates

  • Added support for iTunes 11.0.3.
  • Added status light for subtitles in the online metadata window.
  • Activated the status lights and added a refresh button for third-party tools to the window with additional tools.
  • Removed the option to enable Growl as this is now done automatically. To customize Growl messages, go the Growl Preferences panel.
  • Improved compatibility with iTunes 11 when tagging iTunes titles.
  • Faster launch and quitting.

Bug Fixes

  • Addressed an error message when displaying the window to install third-party tools.
  • TV shows would in some cases not be properly identified based on file names when tagging iTunes titles.
  • Addressed a 7902 error on non-English systems when importing videos.
  • Addressed a reliability issue with the dialog box appearing when VideoDrive is busy.
  • Improved cleanup when aborting video imports.
  • Fixed an issue causing HandBrake to continue running in the background when canceling imports or quitting VideoDrive.
  • Several tweaks and minor bug fixes.

Version 2.7.06


Updates

  • Rearranged window with third-party tools and improved HandBrake installer, now also accessible from the VideoDrive menu bar.
  • Much improved online metadata results for older movies and movies with several sequels.

Bug Fixes

  • Addressed an initialization issue when importing EyeTV or VIDEO_TS files.
  • URL's would not always be correctly opened in the default internet browser.
  • In some rare cases, VideoDrive would incorrectly try to load a local file as artwork.

Version 2.7.05


Updates

  • Added a new option to automatically skip videos that contain specific text fragments such as trailer, sample, … in its path. This option is located on the Queue tab of Preferences.
  • Performance improvements when adding files to iTunes and saving metadata.
  • The activity log now lists if a file that failed to import got moved during the import process.
  • SRT subtitle files will now be colour labeled as well when the option to add colour labels is enabled on the File Location tab of Preferences.

Bug Fixes

  • The option to not show the confirmation window again for episodes of the same TV Show season did not work reliably in some cases.
  • Fixed a performance issue with large iTunes media libraries and iTunes 11.0.2 causing long import delays.
  • Addressed the 7053 error showing up when importing compatible videos while iTunes renamed them.
  • Addressed the 7059 error causing videos to be stored in the Home Videos section of iTunes without any additional metadata.
  • In some rare cases, VideoDrive attempted to save metadata to a video that failed to import, resulting in a redundant error message.
  • A metadata error message was shown when Finder could not change the label colour of video files on MacOSX 10.8.3.
  • Successfully imported videos would not be labeled green in Finder in some cases.
  • A bug in MacOSX caused VideoDrive and Finder to be unresponsive for a while after dropping a video file on the import queue while the option to add colour labels to files was checked.
  • VideoDrive failed to properly finish an import cycle in some cases, causing unexpected behaviour during subsequent imports.
  • While importing multiple videos of the same TV Show, the metadata of the first episode was sometimes copied to subsequent episodes.
  • The activity log did not list imported videos if the option to enable Growl Messaging was unchecked.
  • Fixed missing images warning in MacOSX Console.
  • Fixed a rare bug when moving requeued videos.
  • The URL of metadata found online is no longer opened multiple times when dealing with multiple episodes of the same TV Show.

Version 2.7.04


Updates

  • Added support for Growl 2 to show status notifications.
  • Hot Folders can now process video files nested in subfolders.
  • Improved support when directly downloading files into Hot Folders (files being downloaded with Part extension are queued after downloading completes).
  • Improved some time-out settings when dealing with an unresponsive iTunes.
  • The button to requeue failed videos (Console Window) will now also requeue videos after canceling.
  • Improved parsing of file names of TV show episodes previously imported with VideoDrive.
  • Improved online searches for some TV Series including The Voice.
  • Prevent MacOSX 10.8 from falling asleep in between lengthy video conversions.
  • Redesigned the option to sleep or shut down your mac automatically: these actions are now initiated only if you haven't used your Mac in the 5 minutes prior to VideoDrive finishing. (option available on the General tab of Preferences)
  • A dialog box with the possibility to cancel system sleep or system shut down will be shown after finishing importing videos.

Bug Fixes

  • Searching online for video titles containing quotes (such as Pan's Labyrinth) failed.
  • Video titles with no online metadata match were sometimes misindentified as movie The Matrix or Tv Show Game of Thrones.
  • Fixed some issues with tagging iTunes videos while import method 1 was selected.
  • Fixed some issues when the option to not include file names in video titles was checked in the Metadata Editor.
  • Dynamic Presets did not always load correctly when using manual metadata.
  • Videos in a file structure /Show Name/Season x/ where not correctly identified.
  • Confirmation for metadata found online was asked for each episode of the same TV Show (instead of grouping seasons together).
  • In some cases, only the first of multiple files dropped at once on the import queue was queued.

Version 2.7.03


Updates

  • Tweaked the cleaning of file names to improve online metadata results (based on user feedback).
  • Tweaked the online search algorithm (based on user feedback). Keep in mind that only movies and TV Shows listed on IMDb can be found online.
  • Improved online search results for Non-English titles.

Bug Fixes

  • Subtitles were in some cases missing when converting video files with HandBrake.
  • Canceling the import would not always cancel all background processes, including moving video files.
  • Improved error handling when the iTunes media folder location could not be found automatically.
  • Addressed a 9855 error incorrectly stating that online metadata servers were unavailable.
  • Addressed a 9000 error incorrectly stating that video imports failed as no valid iTunes file was produced.
  • If a file name contained both a production year and TV Show information, the season and episode numbers would not always be detected correctly.

Version 2.7.02


Updates

  • Tweaks to the online search algorithm based on user feedback submitted with version 2.7 and 2.7.01. Some long running TV Series including CSI and The Daily Show were previously misidentified.

Bug Fixes

  • In some cases, videos would not be moved to the folder specified by the user.
  • Video imports with HandBrake would fail if the conversion parameter field contained quotes.
  • Clicking the requeue button on the activity log did not always requeue videos that already failed to import multiple times.
  • Metadata found online was not correctly saved to videos that were requeued multiple times.

Version 2.7.01


Updates

  • Introduced 2 separate iTunes menu bar options to tag existing iTunes videos (option available on the General tab of Preferences).
  • It's now possible to queue multiple files by dragging a folder from Finder to the Import Queue indicator. Previously, only files could be dragged and dropped due to a bug in Finder.
  • Tweaks to the online search algorithm based on user feedback submitted with version 2.7.
  • More detailed messages in the Activity Log when tagging videos.
  • Consistent use of the term duplicating instead of copying videos (conform Lion and Moutain Lion terminology).

Bug Fixes

  • Creating hot folders in the Preferences panel resulted in an error in version 2.7.
  • When importing a TV Show episode with an unknown episode number, the description of an earlier Movie or TV Show was sometimes applied.
  • TV Shows with an airdate in the file name were not identified correctly.
  • Various tweaks to error handling.

Version 2.7


General updates

  • Added support for iPad mini and iPhone 5 on the devices tab of Preferences. Now, a newer generation of iOS devices is checked by default, resulting in higher quality video conversions.
  • Brand new search algorithm for better online metadata results.
  • The online results window now has a 'Report mismatch' button to send reports to us with info on files that did not match correctly.
  • Downloading of artwork re-enabled: now in HD quality for recent titles.
  • iTunes will now be restarted in 32-bit modus automatically when using import methods 2 until 4 in combination with 64-bit iTunes.
  • Added options and shortcuts to the menu bar (click on the Windows menu item to access them).
  • Movie directors are now saved in the Artist field when searching online for metadata.
  • Added support for Google Chrome: it is now possible to copy URL's and images from the Chrome browser. Also, online metadata will now be opened in the Chrome browser if it is runnning (As always, opening metadata in the browswer can be disabled in Preferences).
  • Merged the main import and metadata window together.
  • Lot's of tweaks and updates in the user interface.
  • The option to automatically load presets has been renamed to Automatic Matching Presets and has been relocated to the Settings tab in the Metadata Editor.
  • Moved the Subtitles main window to the Utilities menu bar.
  • After finishing, VideoDrive no longer returns to the Activity window if there's nothing to report.
  • New registration window when the trial version expires.
  • iTunes no longer quits when quitting VideoDrive if iTunes was not running before.
  • Faster launch and shut down times.
  • No optional warning messages are shown anymore when processing queued videos to avoid that unattended systems keep waiting for the user to click the warning away.
  • Improved cleaning of file names.
  • Improved compatibility when converting Eyetv files.
  • Files with a three digit number in them will now be recognized as TV Shows (e.g. 603 will be season 6, episode 3).
  • Added an option to not add videos to iTunes (only available on request).
  • Streamlined the process and error handling when toggling subtitles or converting videos containers.

Hot Folder updates

  • Hot Folders can now process dvdmedia files.
  • Hot Folder scripts are no longer installed automatically on first run.

Conversion updates

  • Users of Elgato Turbo.264 (HD) hardware or software canuse their custom conversion presets. Use import method 5 and fill out the name of the custom preset in the conversion parameter field on the Import tab of the Preferences panel.
  • The warning message when starting conversions with Elgato Turbo.264 (HD) willindicate if the hardware has been detected or not.
  • Advanced users can overwrite the preset parameter for HandBrakeCLI conversion on the import tab of Preferences.

Setting updates

  • The episode labels, season labels and playlist name options are now filled out by default in the Preferences panel.
  • The option to save the iTunes media library location is now enabled by default. This will speed up launch time.
  • The option to import compatible videos (M4V, MP4, MOV) directly, is now disabled by default.
  • Selecting the iTunes menu option to add metadata or duplicate selected videos will now immediately start processing, instead of just showing the right VideoDrive window.

Bug Fixes

  • When iTunes was not running, VideoDrive would always launch iTunes in 64-bit on 64-bit systems, causing a warning message when using import methods 2, 3 or 4.
  • Fixed some graphical glitches during application launch or when switching between tabs on the main window.
  • Importing videos could sometimes fail when moving compatible videos while a file with the exact same name already existed in the target folder.
  • In some particular cases VideoDrive would incorrectly show an error message about HandBrakeCLI not being installed when importing with import method 6.
  • Fixed an issue with the process bar indicator while moving files.
  • When QuickTime X was selected as the conversion tool, importing videos with method 2 could fail if QuickTime 7 was installed.
  • Video conversions with QuickTime X failed on MacOSX 10.8.2 with a cryptic permission error message.
  • Fixed several graphical glitches with the progress bar.
  • User settings on the main window are now retained in case of a crash or improper shutdown.
  • VideoDrive is no longer unresponsive while moving around large files.
  • In some case, VideoDrive got stuck in a loop retrying the import process when queued videos failed to import.
  • Incomplete videos causing a failed import were sometimes not requeued when that corresponding option was set.
  • Clicking the requeued failed button could result in failed videos being requeued twice.
  • Fixed a performance issue causing the first video to process slower than normal on MacOSX 10.8.2.
  • In specific circumstances, VideoDrive would halt when quitting while importing.
  • Compatible videos were not always moved to the chosen destination folder when import method 2 was selected.
  • Fixed the option to translate non-English titles into English when browsing online for metadata.
  • Videos added to the queue while the dialog box to choose videos is open, are now properly queued and processed.
  • Fixed an issue preventing the toggling of subtitles of videos to finish.

Version 2.6.09


Updates

  • Added support for the new Elgato Turbo.264 HD preset AppleTV HD 1080p
  • It's no longer possible to queue the same video file multiple times
  • When creating a new Hot Folder, all sub folders will also be enabled as Hot Folders

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where compatible videos (MP4, M4V, MOV) are not moved to a specific folder as specified in the File location tab of Preferences
  • Fixed an issue with passing on HandBrake parameters to the encoder when using import method 5

Version 2.6.08


Updates

  • Compatibility with iTunes 11
  • Restored online English metadata search
  • Clicking the install button of HandBrake (located in Preferences -> Import tab -> + Button) will now download and install the latest version of HandBrake if an older version was already present

Bug Fixes

  • Various minor fixes

Version 2.6.07


Updates

  • Added support for HandBrake version 0.9.8.
  • Added support for DVDmedia files (import methods 5 until 8 only).

Bug Fixes

  • A time-out issue could occur when copying very large video files to an external slow disk.
  • Installing HandBrake on 32-bit systems failed on some configurations.
  • Using import method 6 on 32-bit systems with HandBrake failed on some configurations when selecting the second and/or third generation AppleTV on the Devices tab of Preferences.

Version 2.6.05 and 2.6.06


Updates

  • Added support for Gatekeeper in MacOSX Mountain Lion.

Bug Fixes

  • Copying iTunes videos containing corrupted artwork would fail (iTunes 10.6.3 specific).
  • Newly imported videos could not be set to played (Mountain Lion specific).
  • The wrong production year could be assigned to episodes of a TV Show that started before the year 2000.
  • If an iTunes video didn't have a description and was copied with VideoDrive, the iPad video app could show 'missing value' underneath the video title.

Version 2.6.04


Updates

  • Added preliminary support for MacOSX 10.8 Mountain Lion.

Bug Fixes

  • Various compatibility fixes.

Version 2.6.03


Updates

  • For security reasons, a new warning will explain why an administrator password is needed when enabling hot folders or upgrading VideoDrive to a newer version.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where pasting a correct registration key would still invalidate your purchased copy of VideoDrive.

Version 2.6.02


Updates

  • Improved results when cleaning file and folder names.
  • Updated metadata routine for iTunes 10 to ensure TV show episodes are listed in the correct order when accessing a Shared iTunes library from iOS devices with the default Videos App.
  • Artwork is now correctly assigned when copying iTunes videos with the Elgato Turbo.264 (HD) as the conversion tool.
  • Cleaned up the metadata results of videos with no description or story line available online.
  • Improved detection of videos containing trailers, bloopers, director's cut, extras and making of: titles of such videos are appended with an appropriate label e.g.: MyMovie (trailer).
  • Videos with "Season x" in their file name will now be recognized as a TV Show.
  • Dialog windows indicating an error with Hot Folders will now dismiss automatically after 2 minutes to not obstruct future imports. A detailed error message will be included in the VideoDrive.log (Applications/Utilities/Console).

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with metadata results where the description was cut off too early.
  • Fixed a cryptic error message appearing in some particular cases at the end of the video import process when using hot folders.

Version 2.6.01


Important Bug Fix

  • Fixed a bug in version 2.6 causing very long waiting times or missing metadata when searching online.

Version 2.6


Updates

  • Added support for the new iPad and AppleTV.
  • New device icons on the main screen and status lights for devices.
  • Replaced the white AppleTV on the main window with a new setting for HD Devices (including ATV3, iPad2, the new iPad and the iPhone 4S).
  • Updated HandBrake installer to version 0.9.6.
  • Big improvements to the online search algorithm resulting in more accurate results when both a movie and TV show exist with the same name or when multiple remakes of the same movie title exist.
  • Various enhancements for MacOSX Lion.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue preventing the user from searching online for metadata after no valid metadata was found earlier.
  • Fixed a minor issue when combining TV show and episode descriptions.
  • Various tweaks and bug fixes.

Version 2.5.07


Updates

  • Restored downloading individual TV Show episode titles and descriptions when importing or tagging multiple episodes at once.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a minor issue when the option to merge TV show and episode descriptions together was turned off.

Version 2.5.06


Updates

  • Restored downloading individual TV Show episode titles and descriptions.
  • Improved detection of Perian.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug resulting in a failure to locate the iTunes library on some configurations.

Version 2.5.05


Updates

  • Added option to sync with iPod, iPad and iPhone after importing new videos. Selec the new option "Start iTunes sync with devices" on the General Preferences tab.
  • Created a second separate log for HandBrake related things: VideoDrive_HandBrake.log in ~/Library/Logs. You can consult the logs with the Console application (located in Applications/Utitilies).
  • Added preliminary support for VIDEO_TS DVD-folders and VOB files (import methods 5 until 8 only, HandBrake recommended).
  • Improved support for EyeTV files.
  • Changed the order of the conversion tools in Import Preferences (ordered from fast to slow). By default, Turbo.264 or HandBrake are selected (when installed) instead of QuickTime.
  • Improved detection of Perian and HandBrake components when running VideoDrive for the first time.
  • Minor tweaks to the file name cleaning algorithm.
  • Restored determination of the production year of TV shows when searching for online metadata.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a minor issue with composing show details of TV Shows when no episode description is available.

Version 2.5.04


Bug Fixes

  • Removed debugging code from 2.5.03.

Version 2.5.03


Updates

  • Added requeue button for failed videos to the Console window.
  • Added support for mts, ts and eyetv video files (import methods 5 until 8 only).
  • Restored downloading of online TV show episode titles and descriptions.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug introduced in version 2.5.02 causing online non-English metadata to be missing.

Version 2.5.02


Updates

  • Improved reliability when quitting VideoDrive while importing videos.
  • New welcome window with status lights for Perian and HandBrakeCLI.
  • Reorganized the window to install third-party conversion tools.
  • Removed the warning when VideoDrive crashed earlier and replaced it with a background check.
  • Improved the warning window when HandBrakeCLI is running in the background by adding a stop button.
  • Reorganized all warning messages when starting to import videos for the first time.
  • Updated the install tool for HandBrakeCLI by adding support for 32bit systems.
  • Added a new option to translate English movie and TV show titles into the user country language.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed several minor performance issues with the HandBrakeCLI background conversion process.
  • Fixed a rare bug causing the online metadata results window to be empty when dealing with documentaries.

Version 2.5.01


Updates

  • A confirmation window will now appear when trying to quit VideoDrive while videos are being processed.
  • Enhanced search results when searching for TV Shows from the online results window.
  • Added Growl notification when a video file could NOT be added to iTunes. As always, you can toggle individual notifications inside Growl. Note: this version does not support Growl 1.3 yet.
  • Added support for M2TS-files in combination with import methods 5 until 8.
  • Moved the option to look for matching metadata presets to the Metadata tab of Preferences. The option now lists the number of available presets.
  • Tweaks to the matching algorithm to automatically load user-created presets.
  • New Hot Folder scripts are now installed automatically when upgrading VideoDrive.
  • The name of metadata prests created from movies or TV Shows with a colon in their name, will no longer contain a backslash.

Bug Fixes

  • Saving and loading corrupt presets caused issues in some cases.
  • Fixed a bug in the error handling when trying to load a preset that no longer exists.
  • The progress bar of a video conversion process using HandBrake would not be updated in specific circumstances after a new video had been queued.
  • Newly created presets were not always registered propely when VideoDrive crashes.
  • In some particular cases, artwork could not be saved in a preset in the Metadata Editor.

Version 2.5


Updates

  • HandBrake conversions support is (finally!) out of beta.
  • Improved Lion support.
  • Included installation tool to download HandBrakeCLI: click the 'Install More' button on the import tab of the Preferences panel.
  • When using HandBrakeCLI as the conversion tool, the user interface no longer freezes, the cancel button remains available and progress is shown.
  • Too much drama in your movie library? Determining the iTunes genre of movies has been optimized (English only).
  • Canceling the import process of multiple videos is now faster.
  • All windows locations are now remembered between VideoDrive sessions.
  • Improved reliability of conversions with QuickTime X on Lion: still not recommended to use though.
  • The option to pause videos to edit them during video import is now restricted to QuickTime 7 and import methods 2 until 4.
  • Added button to install QuickTime 7 to the import tab of Preferences.
  • Added option to not ask confirmation before saving metadata when processing queued videos. This option is available on the Queue tab of Preferences.
  • Added support for Elgato Turbo.264 HD 1.2.
  • Canceling video imports in VideoDrive will now stop all conversion processes in Elgato Turbo.264 and Turbo.264 HD and empty their queue.
  • The dialog box that pops up when a queued video file is missing has been replaced by a more subtle entry in the activity log.
  • The activity and error log are merged.
  • Added button to erase all messages from the activity log.
  • A new (optional) warning window allows you to quit and reset all third party conversion tools after VideoDrive experienced a crash.
  • The default browser will be launched if a web page needs to be opened and no browser is running.
  • Support for copying metadata from a web page containing an individual TV show episode.
  • Videos can now be put in the TV show category based on metadata found online, and not only based on file and folder structure.
  • Added button to the online tab of the Metadata Editor to visit online source of metadata.
  • Season and episode numbering with single digits in file names are now supported (e.g. S7E01, 7-1, 7x01, 07x1 to indicate episode 1 of season 7).
  • The episode title of TV Shows will be "Episode x" instead of "x" if no online title was found and nu custom label is defined in TV Show preferences.

Bug Fixes

  • Lion: a video opened in QuickTime X would remain opened in specific cases after the import process failed.
  • The video import queue was sometimes emptied after a VideoDrive crash.
  • A time-out issue could occur importing large video files using Hot Folders: click the 'Install' button on the Queue tab of Preferences to install the new versions of Hot Folders for all your hot folders.
  • The number of minutes to wait before automatically processing the import queue was ignored in some circumstances.
  • TV Shows would sometimes be misidentified if they were identified based on folder structure rather than file name.
  • Specific movies and TV Shows (including 2012, Star Trek Voyager) were misidentified.
  • The episode and season numbers of TV show file names were incorrectly parsed when unsupported string formats were encountered.
  • Fixed an issue with license registrations.
  • Users who upgraded from a previous version may see the screen once again when launching this version.
  • Fixed an issue with the upgrade procedure so future updates of version 2.5 will no longer crash VideoDrive after the update completes.
  • Metadata presets with a slash in their name were not loaded correctly.
  • Fixed several issues regarding non-English metadata.
  • The setting to download Portuguese metadata was not retained properly.
  • Fixed some graphical glitches with drawing the main window after the toolbar had been resized.

Version 2.4.05


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a cryptic error message that appeared when iTunes was not running on Lion systems.
  • Various minor tweaks.

Version 2.4.04


Updates

  • Season numbers of TV Shows are now also added to the Disc number field.
  • Added warning message for users of MacOSX Lion and iTunes 10.4.
  • Improved reliability of ATV Container Converter utility.

Bug Fixes

  • Included a workaround for an iTunes issue where adding metadata to existing iTunes videos causes a permission error.
  • Fixed an issue with HandBrake conversions not using the latest presets of version 0.9.5
  • Fixed a communication issue with Elgato Turbo.264 HD on MacOSX Lion.
  • Fixed an encoding issue with individual TV show episode information found online in non-English languages.
  • Fixed an issue with movie and TV show titles found online.
  • Re-enabled automatic downloading of user ratings (again).
  • When using the ATV Container Converter utility and an error occurred, videos sometimes stayed open in QT7.

Version 2.4.02


Updates

  • Improved compatibility for MacOSX Lion.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an encoding issue with individual TV show episode information found online.
  • Re-enabled automatic downloading of user ratings.

Version 2.4.01


Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue causing HandBrake 0.9.5 conversions not to be done with the latest presets.
  • Re-enabled support for PPC architectures (Apple has disabled all default support for PPC in its development tools).
  • Fixed a crash of version 2.4 at startup on MacOSX 10.5 Leopard.
  • Removed some debugging code.

Version 2.4


Updates

  • Renamed several preferences to match the soon to be released manual.
  • Added support for FLAC video files.
  • Added preliminary support for MacOSX 10.7 (Lion).
  • Added option to add labels to your original video files.
  • Identifying TV Shows based on air date is now enabled by default.
  • Folder locations in the File Location Preferences tab are now displayed in UNIX format. If a folder is unavailable, an exclamation mark will be shown.

Bug Fixes

  • When the option to pause videos to trim or edit them was enabled, in some cases QT7 would be used instead of QTX.
  • No metadata would be found online for random titles, including The Colbert Report.
  • Parsing the online genre when another language than English is selected as the preferred metadata language would somtimes fail.
  • In some cases, the button in the Metadata Editor to select artwork would not work.
  • In some cases, online metadata would not to be opened in the browser. This can be switched off in the metadata preferences panel.
  • Growl notifications would not to be displayed in specific circumstances.
  • After canceling a video import, it was sometimes impossible to queue videos without restarting VideoDrive.
  • Fixed several important reliability issues when the option to move the original files during video imports was checked.

VideoDrive (com.aroona.settings) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com. The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is VideoDrive 2.8.02. The most popular version of this application used by our users is VideoDrive 2.7.01 beta 1.

Operating System: Mac

Default Install Path: /Applications/VideoDrive.app