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Version 3.11
  • Release Date: Aug 3, 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
  • Release Date: Jul 31, 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
  • Release Date: Oct 10, 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
  • Release Date: Aug 12, 2009
  • 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
  • Release Date: May 7, 2009
  • 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
  • Release Date: Apr 23, 2009
  • 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
  • Release Date: Dec 10, 2008
  • Fixed crasher when opening a movie from a location you specified Spotlight should not search (Privacy tab).
Version 3.8
  • Release Date: Dec 5, 2008
  • 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
  • Release Date: Jul 27, 2008
  • Fixed launch problem with Panther.
  • Improved usability of Audio sync pane (autorepeat arrow buttons, can input offset with keyboard)
Version 3.7
  • Release Date: May 23, 2008
  • 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
  • Release Date: Feb 26, 2008
  • 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
  • Release Date: Jan 2, 2008
  • 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
  • Release Date: Dec 11, 2007
  • 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
  • Release Date: Nov 27, 2007
  • 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
  • Release Date: Oct 24, 2007
  • 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
  • Release Date: Oct 15, 2007
  • 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
  • Release Date: Jul 20, 2007
  • Fixed the MPEG conversion bug introduced by QuickTime 7.2.
Version 3.1
  • Release Date: Jul 12, 2007
  • 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
  • Release Date: May 25, 2007
  • 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
  • Release Date: Apr 17, 2007
  • 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 3.0 FC2
  • Release Date: Feb 20, 2007
  • 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 3.0 FC1
  • Release Date: Dec 23, 2006
  • 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
  • Release Date: Nov 18, 2006
  • 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 2
  • Release Date: Sep 25, 2006
Version 3.0 Beta
  • Release Date: Jul 29, 2006
  • 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
Version 2.8.1
  • Release Date: Sep 12, 2005

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