ZippyConverter

Licence: Shareware (8.99)
Version 1.1 | Release Date: 2010-10-11 | Download

Fixes some bugs with DVD ripping and general conversion processes
Fixes an issue with creating DVD’s.

Version 1.0.9 | Release Date: 2010-09-03 | Download

1.0.9
Fixes a big issue with downloading YouTube videos due to the YouTube redesign.
Fixes other little bugs here and there
Improves link handling in the built in browser.
Improves handling of converted files.

Version 1.1.4 | Release Date: 2010-07-31 | Download

Some of the main code is re-written in objective-c resulting in faster encoding.

Version 1.0.7 | Release Date: 2010-07-11 | Download

Fixes some issues with reading VIDEO_TS Folders
Fixes some issues with video and audio sync on some h.264 files
Fixes some issues with adding metadata to MP4 and iPod/iPhone files.

Version 1.0.6 | Release Date: 2010-01-31 | Download

1.0.6
Added support for the new Apple iPad based on the specs from Apple’s website.
Fixed some issues where the output of some files would be the same as the name of the first file, the intermitant bug was caused by checking for duplicates.
Added BBC iPlayer support for web download. Use the browser to navigate to a video or audio page at http://bbc.co.uk/iplayer, click “List Files” and you’ll see the iPhone version of the file ready for download and conversion. Optionally you can copy a link from another source and use the “Web Media” button to copy in the link to a BBC iPlayer page.
Added a new preference where you can download a file and have it not convert the file. Sites like YouTube and iPlayer already have iPod/iPhone compatible versions and there is no need to convert them. If YouTube or iPlayer URLS are in the batch mixed in with local files the local files will still be converted.
Added a new preference to enable or disable the built in proxy for BBC iPlayer. Users outside the UK will need to have this preference enabled to download BBC iPlayer content, users inside the UK will not need this, or if you have another proxy you’d prefer to use you can specify that in the Network System Preference pane and uncheck this preference. The built-in proxy is a free public UK proxy.
Fixed some issues with converting sound files causing an error where the script would misread audo files for video files and attempt to get video information from them.
Fixed an issue with some files have backwards frame sizes.
Added a pull down menu in the broswer window for quick access to YouTube, Blip.tv, Archive.org and BBC iPlayer.
Fixed a YouTube scraping issue in the browser, because YouTube constantly changes the format of their code it becomes necessary from time to time to make adjustments.
Fixes some issues when gathering information about a file, specifically frame size and frame rate. The issue was more common with files encoded with h.264 mpeg4 codecs when trying to create a DVD.

Version 1.0.5.1 | Release Date: 2010-01-26 | Download
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Version 1.0.5 | Release Date: 2010-01-23 | Download

1.0.5
Fixed an issue with DVD creation where multiple copies of the same file would be burned as different titles to a disc.
Fixed an issue where videos encoding for DVD would inadvertaintly run through the secondary engine to correct the file.
Fixed an issue where some files wouldn’t add themselves to iTunes.
Fixes an issue where ZippyConverter would hang when trying to get the information about a file before converting it.
Fixes an issue with Apple Devices conversion where the proper resolution would not be imposed upon some files for sync to an iPod/iPhone or AppleTV.

Version 1.0.4 | Release Date: 2010-01-12 | Download

1.0.4
Fixed an issue where when encoding a DVD without selecting “Fit to DVD” would result in an incorrect frame size.
Removed “Add to Table” button from the browser window as it caused some issues on some systems. Use “List Links...” to get the links of a page.
Fixed an issue where flash files would fail while converting to DVD, they wil now run through the secondary engine prior to DVD encoding only.
Adds 2 new export options .MOV and .WMV. Make sure you install the Flip4Mac software to encode for WMV.
Adds a panel to install all the optional codecs in one place. It will appear by default when you launch 1.0.4 and has an option to make it not appear again.
Fixes some issues with .MKV files not encoding properly.
Fixes an issue where some large files going through the secondary engine would return no output making it look like there was a freeze. This occurs only on large files where they have to be loaded by the secondary engine if necessary.
Removed the links to the codecs in the Help menu and replaced it with one link to the install codecs panel.
Added a File menu so you can have a close option from the menu.
Fixes an issue with DVD burning

Version 1.0.3 | Release Date: 2010-01-04 | Download

1.0.3
Adds a feature where you can double-click on a file in the main table list and it will open in it’s default application.
Adds an ability to transfer the metadata from the input file to the output file. A new check box is in the settings window to enable/disable this feature.
Saves the state of the checkboxes in the main window.
Fixes an issue where Flash (.flv) or (.swf) files would need to ful through the secondary engine first. They will now be converted directly.

Version 1.0.2 | Release Date: 2009-12-24 | Download

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Fixes an issue where .mkv files would fail decoding and subsequently encoding to another format. Will run .mkv through the secondary engine.
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•Fixes an issue with FLAC decoding. It turns out there are some libraries needed for the flac utility to decode the files. If you are converting a .flac file you will be prompted to install the libraries with admin privileges and proceed with conversion. Otherwise if you want to install them manually they are located inside the app bundle.
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•Adds a simple web browser to make it more convenient to add YouTube URL’s and other web media directly from inside the application. Navigate to a page, click “Add to Table” and the url of that page will be added to the main table provided it contains a link to a direct media file or a YouTube video page. Click “List Links” and ZippyConverter will scrape the page and try to find any links in the source of the page contain any media, click “Add to Table” to add it to the main table. Double-clicking on the table entry will allow you to make a clean URL if there are any extra tags left over after parsing.
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•Fixes some additional issues with Flash files, especially those from blip.tv where they may fail to convert cleanly for Apple Devices causing iTunes 9 to fail to sync them to an iPod/iPhone.
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•Fixes an issue with YouTube URL parsing causing some URL’s to not be validated due to either having special attributes assigned by YouTube or they are a subscription or feature link.
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•Compatibility with Perian 1.2 release for the secondary engine.
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•Fixes a weird little bug where on the very first launch an AppleScript error would report the date had a bad argument. If it does happen to you, simply quit the app and relaunch and all should be as normal.

Version 1.0.1 | Release Date: 2009-12-16 | Download

Fixes an issue where encoding Flash files may cause ZippyConverter to freeze. Because of that issue Flash files will run through secondary engine.
Fixes an issue where when downloading media from the web other than from YouTube would cause the progress bar to move but no text describing what it is doing.
Fixes an issue with Flac decoding where a Flac file downloaded from the internet would cuase a failure in encoding.

Version 1.0 | Release Date: 2009-12-14 | Download
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