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MacOS Software List (Updated 2017)

Postby Kionon » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:21 pm

This version of the MacOS Software List is a completely up to date version of the Software List as of April 16, 2017, and will only include software compatible with Intel Macintoshes (those manufactured after August 2006) and only those that run on Mac OS X 10.7 Lion and above. Emphasis will be placed on software compatible with macOS Sierra, with additional inclusion of El Capitan as there are 2007/2008/2009 Macs still in the wild which are not compatible with Sierra. Abandonware will, with a few notable exceptions, be removed from this list.

There are dozens of supposed "video" applications for Mac. Most of them are garbage bloatware, and some even skirt the concept of malware. If advocating the inclusion of a program, please fully explain how its use is appropriate for our prosumer purposes.

Ripper

Title: makeMKV
Company: GuinPinSoft Inc.
System: Mac OS X 10.6.x Snow Leopard to macOS Sierra 10.12.4, Windows, Linux
Web link: http://makeMKV.com
Price range: Freeware for DVD/AVHCD, Shareware for BDs ($50 for BD ripping after 30 days)
Trial version? N/A

MakeMKV, as its name suggests, places the ripped material in an MKV container. It can do both DVDs and BDs. In addition, it does NOT convert the video (unless you want it to), it places the original encode into the MKV container, which is what we want. Use a muxing suite to place the encode into a more friendly container for your purposes. I personally have tested makeMKV for DVDs (Ghibli Films) and BDs (Macross Frontier, Wings of Honneamise).

Format Utilities

Title: MPEG StreamClip
Company: Squared 5
System: Mac OS X 10.7 Lion (Official) to macOS Sierra 10.12.4 (Unofficial)
Web link: http://www.squared5.com/svideo/mpeg-streamclip-mac.html
Price range: Freeware
No Previous Versions

Title: Avidemux
Company: Mean
System: Any Mac OS X, if compiled correctly.
Web link: http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/download.html
Price Range: Freeware
Can you use previous versions? Yes.
Previous versions are easily attained.

Title: MKVtools
Company: EmmGunn Software
System Mac OS X 10.9.x Mavericks to macOS Sierra 10.12.4
Web link: http://www.emmgunn.com/mkvtools-home/mk ... downloads/
Price Range: Shareware, limits are minor, registration is $5.99.
Previous versions unnecessary.

Title: AMVtool Beta 8
Developer: l33tmeatwad
System: Mac OS X Unspecified (runs on macOS Sierra 10.12.4)
Web Link: https://github.com/l33tmeatwad/AMVtool/releases
Price Range: Free

Non-Linear Editing Suites

Title: Final Cut Pro X
Company: Apple
System: Mac OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan to macOS Sierra 10.12.4
Web link: http://www.apple.com/finalcutpro/
Price range: $299.99
Trial version? Yes
Can you use previous versions? Yes, FCP 7 runs on Sierra.
Can you purchase previous versions? Not easily.

Title: Premiere Pro CC
Company: Adobe
System: Mac OS X 10.10.x Yosemite to macOS Sierra 10.12.4
Web link: http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/
Price range: CC: $19.99/mo, 60% Education discount
Trial version? Yes
Can you use previous versions? Yes, CS5/CS6 run on Sierra.
Can you purchase previous versions? Not easily.

Title: Media Composer 8.x
Company: Avid
Web link: http://www.avid.com/media-composer
System: Mac OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks to macOS Sierra 10.12.3
Price range: $49.99/mo or $1299.99 perpetual license
Trial version? Yes
Can you use previous versions? Nope. XPress is dead. Long live Media Composer.

Title: Final Cut Express 4
Company: Apple
System: Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard (Official) to macOS Sierra 10.12.x (Unofficial, works for some people, not others).
Web link: http://www.apple.com/finalcutexpress/
Price range: CHEAP! $3-$19.99 on Amazon!
Trial version? No. Look at that price. Just buy a copy.
Can you use previous versions? No. You want 4.0/4.01. And you can't buy anything lower.

Title: iMovie 10.x
Company: Apple
System: Mac OS X 10.7.x Lion to macOS Sierra 10.12.4
Web link: http://www.apple.com/imovie/
Price range: Usually Included with purchase of Mac, otherwise $14.99.
Trial version? No
Can you use previous versions? Yes. The old reliable iMove HD 6 does still work with a workaround.
Can you purchase previous versions? No, but if you previously owned it, you can reacquire it legally, and then update it here.

Title: SCREENFLOW
Company: Telestream Inc.
System: Mac OS X 10.10.x Yosemite to macOS Sierra 10.12.x
Web link: http://www.telestream.net/screen-flow/overview.htm
Price range: $99.99 via download
Trial version? Yes (website only)

Effects Editing Software

Title: Composite
Company: Autodesk Media & Entertainment
System: Mac OS X 10.7.x Lion to Mac OS X 10.8.x Mountain Lion (Official), to macOS Sierra 10.12.x (Unofficial, works for some, not for others)
Web link: http://usa.autodesk.com/
Price range: Free!
Can you use previous versions? No. Combustion is dead. So is Composite now, too.

Title: After Effects CC
Company: Adobe Systems, Inc.
System: Mac OS X 10.10.x Yosemite to macOS Sierra 10.12.4
Web link: https://www.adobe.com/products/aftereffects.html
Price range: CC: $19.99/mo, 60% Education discount
Trial version? Yes.
Can you use previous versions? Yes, CS5/CS6 run on Sierra.
Can you purchase previous versions? Not easily.

Title: Sapphire/Mocha/Continuum
Company: Boris FX
System: "Mac OS" (specifics not given)
Web link: http://www.borisfx.com/
Price range: $195-$3100, depending on package. Education discount of $195 each.
Trial version? Yes.
Can you use previous versions? Depends on many factors.
Can you purchase previous versions? Not easily.

Title: Effects/Keying/Magic Bullet/Shooter/Trapcode/Universe
Company: Red Giant Software, Inc.
System: Compatability Matrix
Web link: http://www.redgiantsoftware.com/
Price range: $99 annual subscription, $299 and up depending on needed effects.
Trial version? Yes
Can you use previous versions? In some cases, check the compatibility matrix.
Can you purchase previous versions? Probably. Ask support.

Title: MovingPicture
Company: Stage Tools
System: Mac OS 9 up, apparently. *WARNING: ONLY WORKS WITH AVID NLE*
Web link: http://www.stagetools.com/
Price range: $249
Trial version? Yes
Previous versions unnecessary.

Title: Blender
Company: Blender Foundation
System: Mac OS X 10.6.x Snow Leopard to macOS Sierra 10.12.4
Web link: https://www.blender.org
Price range: Free, GNU License
Trial version? N/A
Can you use previous versions? Yes, get them here.

Title: Motion
Company: Apple
System: Mac OS X 10.11.x El Capitan to macOS Sierra 10.12.4
Web link: http://www.apple.com/motion/
Price range: $49.99
Trial version? No.
Can you use previous versions? Yes, but upgrade!
Can you purchase previous versions? No. Besides, it's $49.99!

Image Editing Programs

Title: Photoshop CC
Company: Adobe
System: Mac OS X 10.10.x Yosemite to macOS Sierra 10.12.4
Web link: http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/
Price range: CC: $19.99/mo, 60% Education discount
Trial version? Yes
Can you use previous versions? Yes, CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6 run on Sierra.
Can you purchase previous versions? Not easily.

Title: Photoshop Elements 15
Company: Adobe Systems Inc.
Web link: http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-elements.html
System: Mac OS X 10.10.x Yosemite to macOS Sierra 10.12.4
Web link: http://www.adobe.com/
Price range: $99.99
Trial version? Yes
Can you use previous versions? Yes.
Can you purchase previous versions? On Amazon.

Title: GIMP
Company: The GIMP Team
System: Mac OS X 10.6.x Snow Leopard to macOS Sierra 10.12.4
Web link: http://www.gimp.org/
Price range: Free, GNU license
Trial version? N/A
Previous versions easily attainable.

Title: Inkscape
Company: None
System: Mac OS X 10.5.x Snow Leopard to macOS Sierra 10.12.14
Web link: http://www.inkscape.org/
Price range: Free, GNU license
Trial version? N/A
Previous versions easily attainable.

Audio Editing Programs

Title: Cubase
Company: Steinberg Creative Tools
System: Mac OS X 10.11.x El Capitan to macOS Sierra 10.12.x
Web link: https://www.steinberg.net/en/shop/cubase.html
Price range: From $110 to $500
Trial version? No
Can you use previous versions? Yes.
Can you purchase previous versions? Amazon.

Title: Audacity
Company: None
System: Mac OS X 10.6.x Snow Leopard to macOS Sierra 10.12.4
Web link: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
Price range: Free, GNU license
Trial version? N/A

Title: Logic Pro
Company: Apple
System: Mac OS X 10.11.x El Capitan to macOS Sierra 10.12.4
Web link: http://www.apple.com/lae/logic-pro/
Price range: $199.99
Trial version? No
Can you use previous versions? Yes.
Can you purchase previous versions? Amazon.

Title: ProTools First/ProTools/ProTools HD
Company: Avid
System: Mac OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion to macOS Sierra 10.12.4
Type: Digital Audio Workstation (DWA)
Web link: http://www.avid.com/pro-tools
Price range: First is free, ProTools is $25/mo, HD is $84/mo
Trial version? First is free.
Can you use previous versions? Probably, but...
Can you purchase previous versions? Not necessary, as First is free.
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Re: Macintosh Software List (IN PROGRESS, INCOMPLETE)

Postby kickass331 » Sat May 01, 2010 11:28 am

soundforge, paint.net, vegas pro?
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Re: Macintosh Software List (IN PROGRESS, INCOMPLETE)

Postby Otohiko » Sat May 01, 2010 6:43 pm

kickass331 wrote:soundforge, paint.net, vegas pro?


None of these are mac software - these are all windows-only.
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Re: Macintosh Software List (IN PROGRESS, INCOMPLETE)

Postby kickass331 » Sat May 01, 2010 9:39 pm

Otohiko wrote:
kickass331 wrote:soundforge, paint.net, vegas pro?


None of these are mac software - these are all windows-only.

all the more reason to boycott apple. Also, Ipods suck. I'm not attempting to flame by the way, I know that Paint.net would be an unlikely candidate, but sony not porting their editing suites I feel is a real shame.
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Re: Macintosh Software List (IN PROGRESS, INCOMPLETE)

Postby gotenks794 » Sat May 01, 2010 11:05 pm

Since this is a thread about editing on Macs, which are made by Apple, it seems that boycotting Apple would be counterproductive.

And am I the only one that uses Garageband/iTunes for my audio conversion needs? :sweat:
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Re: Macintosh Software List (IN PROGRESS, INCOMPLETE)

Postby kickass331 » Sun May 02, 2010 12:06 am

foobar2000 is what I use for all playing / ripping / transcoding. I use burrrrn to burn. don't know if either work on mac, I hate macs.
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Re: Macintosh Software List (IN PROGRESS, INCOMPLETE)

Postby kickass331 » Sun May 02, 2010 12:12 am

kickass331 wrote:foobar2000 is what I use for all playing / ripping / transcoding. I use burrrrn to burn. don't know if either work on mac, I hate macs.

also I use EAC on fudged CDs. Don't think it works on mac, mac is looking like a really shitty OS by my standards.
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Re: Macintosh Software List (IN PROGRESS, INCOMPLETE)

Postby Mister Hatt » Sun May 02, 2010 5:14 am

kickass331 wrote:
kickass331 wrote:foobar2000 is what I use for all playing / ripping / transcoding. I use burrrrn to burn. don't know if either work on mac, I hate macs.

also I use EAC on fudged CDs. Don't think it works on mac, mac is looking like a really shitty OS by my standards.
Fortunately, everyone else here has higher standards and uses a mac. EAC and fb2k can both be run in OSX albeit not natively. If you hate macs, why are you still here. From what I've read of your posts elsewhere, you seem to hate anything good and are stuck in a world of vague ambiguousness when it comes to relaying anything relevant or the least bit informative. You generally have nothing to contribute to a conversation and almost everything you have said is either misleading or downright incorrect. Stop playing this bullshit game already and prove yourself at least worth paying attention to in a small number of your posts.

Actually relevant to this thread: AutoDesk Cleaner is an excellent NLE.

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Re: Macintosh Software List (IN PROGRESS, INCOMPLETE)

Postby Chez » Wed May 05, 2010 5:19 pm

It can be finicky but Handbrake is an ok ripping solution for mac
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Re: Macintosh Software List (IN PROGRESS, INCOMPLETE)

Postby Kionon » Wed May 05, 2010 6:21 pm

Chez wrote:It can be finicky but Handbrake is an ok ripping solution for mac


No. Handbrake is for quick and dirty compression for portable media for people who don't care about preprocessing.

It is not an acceptable ripping software compared to MacTheRipper. MacTheRipper's odd giftware scenario is the only issue it has.
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Re: Macintosh Software List (IN PROGRESS, INCOMPLETE)

Postby UltraNEO* » Sun May 30, 2010 3:22 pm

Otohiko wrote:
kickass331 wrote:soundforge, paint.net, vegas pro?


None of these are mac software - these are all windows-only.



For Audio editors, you've missed few.
...though they're more DWA's and inline with Cubase :D


Title: Logic Express
Company: Apple
System: Mac Only
Type: Digital Audio Workstation (DWA)
Web link: http://www.apple.com/logicexpress/
Price range: $199
Trial version? No

Title: Logic Studio
Company: Apple
System: Mac Only
Type: Digital Audio Workstation (DWA)
Web link: http://www.apple.com/logicstudio/
Price range: $499
Trial version? Yes

and

Title: ProTools M-Audio / LE / HD
Company: Digidesign
System: Mac/Windows
Type: Digital Audio Workstation (DWA)
Web link: http://www.digidesign.com/
Price range: $299 and up
Trial version? No
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Re: Macintosh Software List (IN PROGRESS, INCOMPLETE)

Postby megaman917 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:52 am

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Title: Soundtrack Pro
Company: Apple
System: Macintosh
Web link: http://www.apple.com/soundtrackpro/
Price range: Over $1000
Trial version? No

Effects
Title: Motion
Company: Apple
System: Macintosh
Web link: http://www.apple.com/motion/
Price range: Over $1000
Trial version? No

*Note: Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack Pro, and Motion are all packaged together as Final Cut Studio. So if you shell out the money for it, you get all 3 along with DVD Studio Pro and a couple of other programs.
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Re: Macintosh Software List (IN PROGRESS, INCOMPLETE)

Postby Tab. » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:45 pm

Mac the Ripper is essentially dead & buried. The Intel version has been an alpha and closed off to forum donators only for years now. Here's what we're left with:
http://thelittleappfactory.com/ripit/ (payware, $24.95)
http://www.macdvdripperpro.com/ (payware, $9.95)
http://www.metakine.com/products/fairmount/ (free, uses VLC's libdvdcss to rip)

Here's a neat audio editor that can actually do lossless editing ops on mp3 and aac, haven't seen anything else like it:
http://www.rogueamoeba.com/fission/ (32 bux)

For encoding, since x264 cli has libavcodec input and presets now, you really only need
$ port install ffmpeg-devel x264
Macports has a history of glacial package updates, but it's still better than the annual-at-best release cycle you get with Handbrake.
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Re: Macintosh Software List (IN PROGRESS, INCOMPLETE)

Postby post-it » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:02 pm

Tab. wrote:Here's a neat audio editor that can actually do lossless editing ops on mp3 and aac, haven't seen anything else like it:
http://www.rogueamoeba.com/fission/ (32 bux)
ya missed one; "Audio Hi-Jack"
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Re: Macintosh Software List (IN PROGRESS, INCOMPLETE)

Postby Tab. » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:22 pm

post-it wrote:
Tab. wrote:Here's a neat audio editor that can actually do lossless editing ops on mp3 and aac, haven't seen anything else like it:
http://www.rogueamoeba.com/fission/ (32 bux)
ya missed one; "Audio Hi-Jack"
.. This little puppy allows you to Record from Anything .. ANYTHING! .. :shark:

Yeah, I've used that before for recording Skype. But it lacks the awesome gimmick of lossless mp3/aac editing that Fission has, that's the part I've never seen in any other audio editor.
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