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VideoDrive 3 feature comparison list with VideoDrive 2

Several features of VideoDrive 2 are no longer available in VideoDrive 3 because they were no longer compatible with OS X Yosemite. The following table lists the features that have either been removed, or changed. This table is only relevant if you are upgrading from version 2 to version 3.

VideoDrive 2

VideoDrive 3

Import methods
1. Create media links pointing to your videos Removed because incompatible with iTunes 64-bit
2. Create reference files to your videos Removed because incompatible with iTunes 64-bit
3. Copy videos in a compatible container Removed because incompatible with iTunes 64-bit
4. Copy videos in an AppleTV container Removed because incompatible with iTunes 64-bit
5. Convert to native iTunes videos Renamed to "Keep videos in the highest quality"
6. Convert to AppleTV and iPad optimized videos Renamed to "Optimize videos for "Apple TV" and "Optimize videos for "iPad"
7. Convert to iPhone optimised videos Renamed to "Optimize videos for "iPhone"
8. Convert to iPod optimized videos Renamed to "Optimize videos for "iPod"
9. Add all videos directly to iTunes Removed because incompatible with iTunes 64-bit
  
Metadata Settings 
Specify metadata manually in the Metadata Editor Check the option to use the Metadata Editor on the main screen
Identify TV Shows based on season and episode numbers Enabled by default and option to disable removed
Identify TV Shows based on airdate Enabled by default and option to disable removed
  
Conversion Settings 
Specify iOS devices on the Devices tab of Preferences Replaced by an option "Support older devices" on the Conversion tab of Preferences
  
File Location Settings  
Keep iTunes videos inside or outside the iTunes media library Renamed and reorganized on the File Location Tab of Preferences
Keep iTunes videos in the same location as the original files Removed in version 3.0 / Re-added in version 3.1
Rename original files Removed
Move original video files to same location as new videos Replaced by a new option to move videos to a backup location
Merging videos Removed 
Processing videos with QT7 Merged into the conversion tool setting: check the Conversion tab of Preferences
  
Import Queue Settings 
Process queue videos with fixed intervals Replaced with an option to queue videos between a specified times. 
Automatically requeue incomplete videos This option is now automatically enabled and more robust
  
Legacy Utilities (pre OS X Mavericks) 
Option to toggle subtitles of unconverted videos Removed
Option to downgrade ATV containers to regular containers Removed 
  
Other 
Perian Installer As Perian is no longer actively developed, the option to install it has been removed.

 

All other features of VideoDrive 2 are present in VideoDrive 3 but they may have been renamed, moved over to another tab in the Preferences panel, or moved from the Preferences panel to the main window. Additionally, VideoDrive 3 offers several new features that were not present in VideoDrive 2.

 

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