, the powerful video player and converter for Mac OS X, has reached version 4.8, adding iPad support and a small correction to the Movie menu. ReelBean is capable of playing almost any Mac-supported format, and supports the use of third-party plugins that make proprietary formats available. The media-focused app is supported on all three major versions of Apple’s OS used today (Tiger, Leopard and Snow Leopard), and offers an extensive array of options to play around with various file formats.
a redesigned audio-recording feature, complete with a new user interface, ReelBean 4.7 was, until now, the latest version of JS8 Media’s player, recorder and converter for Mac OS X. In March, the developer posted the 4.7 update exactly a month after the release of ReelBean 4.6 (build 140), which updated the software’s DVD controller, and fixed several minor bugs.
The software hasn’t changed much since we reviewed it, in that it offers playback features for video files, but also video-editing functionality, and allows you to separate video from audio, split movies, or play back at a slower or faster rate. Pointing out to the ability to play your original DVD movies using the same features, Softpedia noted in March that the most recent update was definitely worthy of every user’s attention.
ReelBean also offers options to stream videos that you can record and save to your Mac, access the window menu to navigate and select scenes and chapters available for a video, and choose just the parts that interest you. A flagship feature of the program is, of course, the converter. The conversion features assist users in exporting videos to many popular formats, including all iPod-, iPhone- and Apple TV-supported formats, as well as 3GP, AIFF, FLC, AVI, Wave and MPEG-4, and now the iPad. Converting one of Apple’s new iPhone ads (downloaded in .mov format from the company’s site) to the iPad-native .m4v format
Using the download link below, readers can obtain the latest version of ReelBean immediately. The app is a Universal Binary, compatible with PowerPC and Intel processors. The free version doesn’t offer the ability to convert files. Download ReelBean (Update / Demo / Buy)