MovieFORGE

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Description of App: 

MovieFORGE (formerly Graffiti) not only has a new name but also a new owner and contains even more powerful features than before. Just follow the simple instructions and your movies will soon be moved from their source video files, encoded, tagged, and added to iTunes with minimal effort. MovieFORGE is by far the easiest way to shift your movies to your devices. 
  • Supports a large number of video formats (let us put it this way, we have not found many it does not support).
  • High Speed encoding of your movies by default. MovieFORGE accomplishes this by smartly employing a combination of passthru capabilities for video and muxing of the various tracks. This has a HUGE time savings in getting your movies to your devices. Encode times can be reduced from hours to only minutes, without any loss of the original source quality.
  • Surround sound (5.1 channel) passthru and stereo (2 channel) audio. All the guess work is taken out of what you need.
  • Tag your movies using you native language (when available). Even provides a selection of movie posters in your native language (when available).
  • Use your own country's movie rating system (140 different countries available, same support as iTunes).
  • Automatically retrieve and pre-fill your metadata.
  • Automatically add movies to iTunes when done encoding.
  • Allows re-editing of movies previously tagged.
  • Control over what audio and subtitle tracks are included and how.
  • Full support for HD (720p and 1080p) and SD movies.
  • Ability to filter your movies to improve quality.
  • Supports all your favorite devices including, iPod & iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, Apple TV, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Pro, and others.
  • No queue! You can add and reorder movies, encode a movie, edit tags, retag existing movies all at the same time.
Please be aware that MovieFORGE will not break any encrypted or DRM protected media nor provides access to your DVD drive.

Version: 

2.0

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Version Of macOS App Was Tested On: 

10.8.5

Accessibility Comments: 

For the most part, this app is very accessible. One significant problem, however, is that I was unable to set the default output destination and iTunes location in the Preferences pane, as VoiceOver would not focus on the fields where you select these. It was only because the app prompted me to set the output destination that I realized something was amiss, and then sighted help was needed to spot and rectify the problem. Everything else on the preferences pane appears to be accessible, although the way that VoiceOver focus moves through things can be a little confusing at first. However, once things are setup, using the app to convert movies is very straightforward.

Usability: 

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.