Movie Time

Yet another fullscreen movie player
for Mac OS X

 

What's new?


12/01/2007

New version 0.4.4 released. AppleRomote support now works on Leopard. For the full list of changes and download go to the Download page.

4/15/2007

New version 0.4.3 released. Fixed couple of bugs that slipped in beta releases. For the full list of changes and download go to the Download page.

3/21/2007

New version 0.4.2 released. Added Chinese localization by Jiang Chengzi and fixed couple long-standing but hard-to-catch bugs. I already started 0.5 version development so all new features going there, but it still a long way even for beta release, so I decided release minor update in the meantime. Also, courtesy of Mirza Garibovic there is new mirror for the Movie Time web site: http://movietime.byuitalk.com. For the full list of changes and download go to the Download page.

2/17/2007

New version 0.4.1 released. Main changes - Restored compatibility with Mac OS X v10.2 and added Finnish Localization by Petri Nyyssölä. For the full list of changes and download go to the Download page.

1/21/2007

If you have installed Mira application by Twisted Melon, build-in support for the Apple Remote in Movie Time is blocked. To workaround this you can enable Movie Time support in Mira. When released, version 1.3 of Mira will have build-in Movie Time profiles. In the meantime, you can install this profiles manually. Download MiraProfiles.zip archive, unpack and follow the instructions to install Movie Time profiles for Mira.

1/3/2007

New version 0.4 released. Main changes - new shiny icon courtesy of Mariusz Ostrowski, Swedish localization by Peter Pilnäs, Russian localization by me ;), and couple of bugfixes. For the list of changes and download go to the Download page.

11/26/2006

I'm working on the v 0.4 release, even though I did not managed to include all features I wanted to be in it, but I don't have much free time lately, so decided to wrap up what I've got already, fix all known issues, and make a release for those who hesitate to deal with betas. This also will be first release that will include localizations other than English. If you want to localize Movie Time in your language you can still jump on the train. All you need to do is to grab a localization pack, translate it in your language, and send it back to me.

09/10/2006

With each new release, the size of the distribution image slightly increases. As well as the user base. This all increases load on the hosting servers. This month it hit all times high - almost 3GB/month main and mirror servers combined. This threw both my accounts over monthly limit, thus forcing in case of the free account to kick in host-sponsoring advertising and in case of paid account - to raise the pay to cover additional bandwidth. Before this, I was able to cover it with combined donations and google ads premiums, but with increased bandwidth I might not be able to. So for all of you who loves Movie Time: please support it to keep servers afloat! Best support of course is donation, but it is not the only way of support. So for, those of you who does not fill like donating there is couple of other ways to help. First, every time you visit Movie Time site, you can click on Google advertising and visit sponsor's site. You do not obliged to buy anything from them, just visiting them earns money for Google, and Google will share tiny part of profits with Movie Time, making paid hosting more affordable. The other option is for those who buys stuff on the internet, especially Amazon. I recently added Amazon store to my site, so if you are to buy something from Amazon anyway, you can do this through my store, and again, Amazon will share tiny part of it's profit with Movie Time. Thanks to everybody for continuous interest in Movie Time and support!

08/21/2006

New beta version 0.4b7 released.
For list of new features and download go to Beta page.

06/10/2006

New beta version 0.4b6 released. You are now in full control of main window appearance: easily change window color, opacity, fading and layer.
For list of new features and download go to Beta page.
BTW, DivX Codec v6.5 is universal binary now, if you are owner of shiny new Intel Mac, go get it here.

04/29/2006

New beta version 0.4b5 released. Movie Time is Universal Binary now!
For list of new features and download go to Beta page.

03/25/2006

New beta version 0.4b4 released.
For list of new features and download go to Beta page. Some of you will probably be disappointed that this version is still not Universal Binary. I promise, next version will be, so stay tuned!

What is Movie Time?

Movie Time is simple yet powerful fulscreen movie player for Mac OS X. It will play any movies supported by QuickTime. Here is list of features supported in current version:

  • Fullscreen playback
  • Playlist, sort, shuffle, looping
  • Resume unfinished playlist
  • Subtitles support, custimizable encoding, frame rate
  • Full control of the movie size
  • Really fast forward/rewind
  • Advanced volume control
  • Simple, one touch, keyboard control
  • Controller for mouse playback control
  • Apple Remote support
  • Preferences dialog for advanced control of appearance
  • New version check

And best of all in Movie Time - its price, that hard to beat - FREE!!!

More features are coming soon, as Movie Time is currently under active development.

 

Quick Start Guide

Just copy Movie Time application from distributed disk image to the Applications folder on your startup disk (or any other location you prefer), drop movie(s) you want to play on to the application's icon and enjoy your movie time! In addition to the standard QuickTime keyboard playback controls, there are several new keys you need to learn:

 ESC  Quit 
 C  On/Off movie Controller (Off by default) 
 S  Cycle between multiple Subtitle files (hold Shift to cycle backwards) 
 D  Cycle through Status Displays (hold Shift to cycle backwards) 
 M  Mute sound 
 L  Toggle between Loop modes (loop none, one, all) 
 0, 1, 2, 3 or F  Change movie size: Half, Normal, Double and Fullscreen  
 Up / Down Arrow  Up / Down sound volume 
 Left / Right Arrow  Fast (up to x128) Rewind / Forward 
 Option + Left / Right Arrow  Go to Beginning / End of the current movie 
 Cmd + Left / Right Arrow  Switch to Previous / Next movie from playlist 
 Control + Left / Right Arrow  Jump Backward / Forward arbitrary time 
 Tab / Shift + Tab  Switch between multiple monitors 

You can read more about Movie Time features on About page.

 

Download

To download Movie Time player go to Download page.

 

Screenshot

Click here to view Movie Time Screenshot.

 

Feedback

Have suggestion, comment, want to report a bug? Send us e-mail to: movietime@macmail.com. All feedback are greatly appreciated.
Before asking questions though, please make sure to read About and FAQ pages, your questions might be answered there already.

 

Old news


12/24/2005

New beta version 0.4b3 released.
For list of new features and download go to Beta page.

12/14/2005

DivX Networks released new DivX codec for Mac version 6.0. It has dramatic speed increase, so I recommend everybody who was holding update to QuickTime 7 due to performance problems with DivX or suffering it after updating, to get it here and give it a try. And please, note, that I'm not affiliated with them in any way, just was impressed with improvements and think you will be too.

11/28/2005

Updated web site look a little bit. Now on the sidebar you can use quick links to info in the current page, see random feedback, current VersionTracker and MacUpdate ratings, search web site or internet with Google. Hope you like it.

11/12/2005

New beta version 0.4b2 released.
For list of new features and download go to Beta page.
Links page has been updated with cool freewares Library Books and Butler. Check it out!

10/16/2005

New beta version 0.4b1 released.
For list of new features and download go to Beta page.
Links page has been updated with new cool freewares. Check it out!

9/4/2005

Thanks to the donations, I was able to register a domain name and get a paid hosting (don't hold your breath, really cheap one, literally - http://www.buck-host.com/, but so far more reliable than all the free hostings I had before ;). Please bookmark new home for the Movie Time: http://www.sansworks.com.

 

6/4/2005

New version 0.3 released. Yes, finally it can be declared Release! Contains mostly bugfixes vs latest beta. For the list of changes and download go to the Download page.

5/9/2005

After upgrading to Quick Time 7, I noticed annoying problem: during playback, screen saver (and putting display to sleep) no longer disabled by Quick Time. It used to be disabled in QT 6.X. Now, after specified in preferences timeout, screen saver trying to kick in (also, without much success), causing screen to go blank, and movie to pause. I hope this is a bug, that will be fixed in the next update of QT. In the meantime, I will try to fix this problem myself and release fix as soon as I get spare time. Until then, you can easily workaround this problem by disabling screen saver and putting monitor to sleep in the System Preferences.

4/24/2005

New beta version 0.3b6 released.
For list of new features and download go to Beta page.
Links page has been updated with new cool freewares. Check it out!

3/20/2005

New beta version 0.3b5 released.
For list of new features and download go to Beta page.
thefreeserver.com went down, and not recovered for about 3 weeks now. Guess it is dead forever... Please, welcome new mirror at http://movietime.c-f-h.com/.

2/5/2005

New beta version 0.3b4 released.
For list of new features and download go to Beta page.
Things moving in much slower pace than I was hoping to, so this release has less new features, but here it is anyway.