DropDV for Mac

DropDV for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.10
  • Total Downloads:
    706
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 01, 2005
  • Price:
    Purchase; $39.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Mac

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Results 1–8 of 8

2 stars

"Gotta be a Geek to Understand This Thing"

June 19, 2010  |  By jholmes_jr

 |  Version: Not Found

Pros

It seems to do fast, accurate conversions from mpg to DV

Cons

It's confusing, and the documentation is a stupid text file that assumes you already know how everything works. If I were a tech-head I'd probably love this thing

Summary

Disappointing

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4 stars

"DropDV - does it use multiple cpus"

March 18, 2005

 |  Version: DropDV 2.0.10

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I have not run any side by side comparisons on DropDV 1.x and 2.x. There does not appear to be any use of multiprocessing on my G4 Dual 1.42 PowerPC.

Listed as a new feature for 2.x, is â??Multiprocessor enabled.â?? I am curries what this means in the MAC world? While an application may be aware of multiprocessors, it is something again to exploit that environment. I have not observed any sign that this is being done. Multiprocessing allows the execution of more than one task at a time.

This application does not warrants a price increase of 100%. Is this code entitled to be called shareware code?

I worked as an Advisory Systems Engineer for 24 years. I wrote code for the operating system. This code runs on over 40 large frame IBM systems. The system is written to run on multiple CPUs. It can dispatch the same code on one or more CPUs. It can subtask and run different code on different CPUs.

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1 stars

"Charly Chaplain"

October 25, 2004  |  By usarian

 |  Version: DropDV 1.1.7

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
this is a much needed tool and it would be great if it worked. unfortunately the audio is still massively out of sync... but that's because the video loses so many frames that everyone's walking around like Charly Chaplin !

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2 stars

"tested..."

June 28, 2004  |  By paulc

 |  Version: DropDV 1.1.0

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Took a muxed mpeg1 file and simultaneously converted it in Toast 605 and DropDV. Results:

1. Toast completed the job in half the time it took DropDV
2. The DropDV version was quite a bit darker than the DV file produced by Toast

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4 stars

"Errrrr...not very good..."

June 18, 2004  |  By altoidboy

 |  Version: DropDV 1.0.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Um, I just tried out the trial version. My exported movie was an MP1 from EyeTV. Used DropDV to convert it, but when I play the two versions side-by-side (the original MP1 vs. the DropDV-converted DV stream), I find I've lost quality. Quite a bit of quality. The DV stream is stretched awkwardly, and it's more blocky. Nope, not happy. And not for $20! That's a rip-off.

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5 stars

"Not there yet"

June 16, 2004  |  By millertyme

 |  Version: DropDV 1.0.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Yes, it works as promised. The ease of use is great. The only thing the prefs do for you is change the location of the converted file. The file of converted however is dark. I mean really dark. To the point that a few of the already dark scenes are worthless. It would be better if it had the ability to control contrast and brightness.

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5 stars

"Very handy and simple, no muss, no fuss"

June 14, 2004  |  By gsarff_dotmac

 |  Version: DropDV 1.0.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
It does what it says, drag an mpeg-1 video/audio muxed stream onto it, walk
away and come back later and have a dv stream with audio ready for imovie,
idvd, dvd-studio pro, or final-cut.

As to what it does that bitplayer doesn't, first it isn't a player. It is a converter.
Second, I just dragged an mpeg-1 vcd compliant bitrate video/audio muxed mpg file into bitplayer, and it played it yes. I told it to Export. File type DV Stream,
clicked the Options button. Yes video, Yes Audio, clicked the export button.
A short video, only about 5 megabytes, about 23 seconds of video. Wait a bit,
I have a DV-stream. As I suspected, video, but no audio. Silence. Just like
quicktime does it. Just like a lot of other converters do it. They export the video and not the audio. DropDV does do the audio and the video.
I used to use a multi-step process of the free bbDemux, to get two streams, and then use madplay to turn the mp2 audio into AIFF, then use quicktime to call
up the video and audio and then paste the audio back into the video and then export to DV. DropDV is much less complicated.

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5 stars

"Got an EyeTV? You might want this."

June 14, 2004  |  By Andy Rogers

 |  Version: DropDV 1.0.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Works great with mux'ed EyeTV .mpg files that you've recorded. Convert to .dv file with this droplet, then open in your QuickTime Player (Pro?) and export as a QuickTime movie. You can retain all sound after the conversions.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.0.10
Fixed a sychronization problem in DVR VOB files
General
Publisher DropDV Software
Publisher web site http://www.dropdv.com
Release Date March 01, 2005
Date Added March 01, 2005
Version 2.0.10
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.2, Macintosh
Additional Requirements Mac OS X 10.2 or higher
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Total Downloads 706
Downloads Last Week 1
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Price $39.99

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