Seoul, Korea, Republic Of – mix1009 today introduces FoxTube 1.0 for Mac OS X, its new app that provides superior YouTube playback as well as an advanced video and music player. The app allows users to easily create playlists that, with intelligent caching, can be viewed without interruption, despite a less than ideal Internet connection. The mini player with always on top support can be used alongside with other apps. The video player supports variable speed playback, bookmarks, seek in frame intervals, and mirror mode.
Whether casual viewers or YouTube aficionados, those seeking the ultimate in performance and control can find it in FoxTube, the latest top-of-the-line app from mix1009, which combines technologies from their previous A/V apps. The app includes two innovative features: intelligent caching and advanced search and playback.
Caching, filling memory with video in advance of playback, helps ensure smooth video and is a standard feature of most YouTube players. (Note: Due to Apple policies, downloads of FoxTube purchased on the Mac App Store do not include the Caching and Downloading features. Downloads of the app from the mix1009 website have all features enabled.) What distinguishes the intelligent caching in FoxTube is that it is tightly integrated with the playlist, so even before the video is played the app can pre-cache the video in the playlist.
The Cache Manager, accessible from Preferences, allows the user to set the cache size, see exactly how much video is being stored in cache memory, and determine the amount of available disk memory remaining on the computer. All, unused, or individual cache files can be deleted independently. Users can play their favorite video directly from cache when network conditions are poor or even when offline. Also user configurable is the Preferred Video Quality setting: 360p, 720p, or 1080p.
* YouTube account login
* Automatic Video Caching (website version only)
* Instant download/playback of cached video (website version only)
* Access/Manage YouTube playlists
* Access Favorites, Likes, Watch Later, Uploads, Watch History
* Access Standard Feeds
* Easy search (auto-completion, search history)
* Supports YouTube HQ videos (720p & 1080p)
* Mini Player with Always on Top option
* Drag & Drop: add video to Favorites, Likes, and other playlists
* Reorder videos in playlist
* Mountain Lion Notification Center support
* Repeat Mode and Shuffle Mode
* Supports Native Lion Full Screen Mode
* Non-Lion Full Screen Mode for Multi-monitor users
* Full Keyboard Shortcuts support
* Share to Facebook & Twitter
Advanced Player Features:
* Play speed: Play at 0.5X speed to 2.0X speed
* Mirror mode: flip videos horizontally
* A-B repeat
* Bookmarks within video
* Start & End Bookmarks
* Previous frame / next frame
The player component in FoxTube has been optimized to work in cooperation with the intelligent caching component to provide seamless playback of long playlists. The playback speed control lets movie fans analyze their favorite scenes in detail by slowing the video down to half speed or use the next/previous frame feature. Audio pitch is preserved when playing 0.5x – 2.0x speed. Users can enjoy instant picture start as they move up or down their playlist, and the search list includes details on caching and videos encoded in HQ. The Easy Search feature includes auto-complete text input and search history. Search results can be viewed by Relevance, Release Date, View Count, or Users’ Rating.
“FoxTube 1.0 for Mac is the integrated YouTube viewing system you’ve been waiting for,” commented Chun-Koo Park of mix1009. “Set up and move around playlists easily, watch playlists without breaks, and gain complete control over all aspects of playback.”
* Mac OS X 10.7 or later
* 64-bit processor
* 2.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
FoxTube for Mac 1.0 is $9.99 (USD) and available through the Mac App Store in the Video category or directly from the mix1009 website. Review copies are available on request.
Based in South Korea, Indie developer Chun-Koo Park develops media apps for iOS and Android platform. mix1009 was launched in 2011. Copyright (C) 2013 mix1009. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. YouTube, and the YouTube logo are trademarks and properties of Google Inc. and are used for informational purposes only. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.
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