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There may be plenty of Mac apps for converting DVDs into iTunes-friendly files, but few are capable of adding the metadata required to make them look their best -- a task the new iFlicks 2 appears to do in style.
Developer Jendrik Bertram released iFlicks 2 this week, a major new update to his popular movie and TV show tagging software for the Mac, which is capable of handling encoding and muxing tasks as well.
iFlicks 2 allows Mac users to drag and drop movie and TV-show files from virtually anywhere, then automatically look them up and autofill artwork and metadata including title, cast, synopsis and TV show episode data from across the internet. If the video file isn't already in an iTunes-friendly H.264 format, iFlicks 2 will use advanced encoding techniques to convert or mux it into shape, typically with no quality loss or the need for a lengthy re-encode.
iFlicks 2 has been released as an all-new version on the Mac App Store, but the developer is offering limited-time upgrade discounts to help owners of the previous version make the transition.
Until November 25, iFlicks 2 is priced at only $9.99, a 60 percent savings. After that date, the price jumps to $14.99 until December 1, a 40 percent savings. Those who snooze past that date will certainly lose as the pricing jumps to $19.99 until December 8 — still a 20 percent savings off the usual $24.99.
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