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CinePlay 1.1 for Mac released with audio playback, ganging and more

Yesterday we released CinePlay 1.1 for Mac, a major update to our professional media player.

Audio playback

CinePlay will now play back WAV, MP3, M4A and AIFF audio files.

Playhead ganging

Link multiple videos together and play them back at the same time. This is really useful for comparing two versions of a shot side-by-side.


Create and play back M3U playlists.

Kollaborate Synced Sessions

Allow colleagues to remotely control playback so that you can both watch a video at the same time.

Customizable safe areas

We've had a lot of requests for it - safe areas are now customizable. This is useful because broadcasters sometimes have different safe area specs.

Kollaborate changes

Many changes to Kollaborate cloud functionality, including cmd-clicking to open a revision in a new window (this works really well with the new ganging feature), an overhaul of the Kollaborate file browser to allow sorting by date and file size, and switching to a revision now keeps the playhead in the same place instead of going back to the beginning.

Other changes

  • Previous playback position is remembered (this can be switched off in prefs)
  • Play around frame and play in to out options added
  • Playback loop option
  • Added an option to only play audio from frontmost window
  • Kollaborate file browser shows which files are unviewed
  • Press Cmd+Opt+E to export the current frame to the desktop without stopping playback
  • Prevented the screen from dimming during playback
  • Mouse cursor hides in full screen
  • Marker editing dialog is multi-line
  • Overhauled the timecode dialog
  • Added a Trim menu option
  • Fixed an issue where it may be difficult to add a marker in full screen
  • Fixed an issue where it may not be possible to select all text in the marker popup
  • Fixed an issue where export progress may be inaccurate
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when closing a movie
  • Various other bug fixes, tweaks and optimizations

CinePlay is an invaluable tool for video professionals. To find out more, see the feature list, watch the overview video, read the user manual or download the free 15-day trial. All cloud functionality is free for Kollaborate users.

Posted by Jon Chappell on Jul 22 2014 to DR News, Front Page News, Utilities