Archive for July, 2009

New projects, the future of MediaInfo Mac and some other rants.

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

As you maybe noticed, i have announced some days ago about the discontinuation of MediaInfo Mac. The reasons behind this are a lot, being the most promiment one that the codebase is really dirty due to the fact that I was totally new to the Mac platform when i started writing the application, and due to a lot of “workarounds” that I have to do in order to keep compatibility with Mac OS X 10.4 aka “Tiger”.

MediaInfo Mac has been a really succesful app in terms of user adoption, at least based on those users who accept to send anonymous statistical data to my server (which are the minority), i can tell that there are around 50.000 users.

In any case, MediaInfo Mac is being rewritten from scratch under a different name, and I will be publishing a public beta really soon (click here for an early screenshot). The main differences when compared to the actual version are the possibility to compare and load several media files at the same time, possibility to print / share movie file reports, including stills every X seconds, complete archival grade report generation for the most popular high end formats and the possibility to automatically format and upload movie reports to the most popular pastebin services (I had a lot of request for this last feature).

There are going to be 2 versions of the new MediaInfo iteration: a freeware one which will have exactly the same features that MediaInfo Mac actually have, plus multiple file load and comparison and the new UI.
In parallel, I will be releasing a commercial version of MediaInfo Mac for that people or companies interested in the enhanced reporting and archival sheet capabilities (usually TV channels, video production studios, etc).

If you are interested in beta-testing the new MediaInfo Mac, feel free to leave a comment here or contact me directly at: diego (at sign here) massanti.com.

So in other words, MediaInfo Mac, is not dead, it is just changing shapes.

MediaInfo Mac is now Discontinued.

Friday, July 17th, 2009

mediainfo_macHi there, just a quick note to let you all know that MediaInfo Mac is now officially discontinued.

You can get the latest MediaInfo Mac release by visiting the releases archive but no new versions or bugfixes will be released.

Thanks to the more than 50k people who downloaded, contributed and used MediaInfo Mac.