When you open a file, Movist searches the same folder for series and subtitle files and automatically fills the
playlist. The open panel is displayed to gain access to the folder. If you want to auto fill the playlist, just
click the [OK] button. otherwise, disable related options in Preferences > Playlist > Auto-Fill.
provides "Accessible Folders" preferences for convenience. If you add a folder to Accessible Folders, Movist will
not display the open panel for gaining access to the folder any more. For convenience, it is recommended to add
your favorite folders like your home directory or the video folder of the external drive to Accessible Folders. In
addition, the folder selected in the open panel that is displayed when you open a file is automatically added to
Accessible Folders. For more information about Accessible Folders, see Preferences > Playlists > Manage Accessible
The reason Movist needs access to the folders is because of the "App-Sandbox" security policy
of macOS, and all apps in the Mac App Store must comply with this policy. Please refer to the following for
What is "Hardware (Force)" in video decode?
To use the hardware video decode acceleration, the video file must be made to conform to the relevant format.
Otherwise, hardware decode does not work although supported codec. Movist can force hardware decode through
special handling to be used even in such cases. However, it is not always possible, and may cause abnormal
behavior in some files.
If you have some trouble in "Hardware (Force)" mode, please change to
"Software". You can change it while watching video via main menu and control panel. In the main menu, press the
Option key on the video track menu item to display the submenu. In the control panel, click the video track icon
to display the pop-up menu.
If it's occurred in too much files and you're not comfortable with it, set
the video decode setting to "Hardware" in Preferences. It will work only for movie files that are made to conform
to the relevant format. Please send the files via "Send Bug Report" to help us improve Movist.
Screen is black when 10-bit color processing is on.
Movist supports 10-bit color processing for richer and more accurate colors. If your Mac and display support
10-bit color, try setting Preferences > Video > 10-bit color processing. If you are unsure whether or not it is
supported, set it to "Auto". Movist will detect support and automatically support it if available. If you set it
to "On" when your hardware does not support, the screen may appear black. Also, even if you set it to "Auto",
sometimes detection is wrong to support in some environments and the screen may appear black. In such cases, set
to "Off". and, please send a bug report inclusing System Information. we will identify the cause of the false
detection and improve it.
When full screen starts on external monitor, main monitor turns black.
Make sure that the Preferences > Full Screen > Black out other screens setting is not turned on. Movist provides a
function to black out other monitors so that you can concentrate on the full screen movie. If you want to do other
operations on the main monitor while you're watching full screen movie in the external monitor, turn off the above
How do I view multiple subtitles at the same time?
Hold down Option key when you select a subtitle track in main menu or control panel. Alternatively, in control
panel, select a subtitle track while the button on the upper left of the track list displays "☰" (changes each
time the button is pressed). These are temporary additional selection methods. If you always want to work with
additional selections, turn on Preferences > General > Select Tracks Separately. If you see "+" in the selection
checkbox when you hover your mouse pointer over the track line in the control panel, it means that you will select
The location and style of subtitles depends on language of track. You can set the
location and style for each subtitle language in Preferences > Subtitles. Add your favorite languages to the
list and set location and style. If you select a subtitle track of language that is not set here, the "Default
Style" will be applied.
Some features from previous version can not be found in version 2.0.
Movist 2.0 was developed from the ground up using the latest technology. This allows us to support features that
could not be implemented due to structural problems, and to provide the best features and performance in the
latest macOS. However, due to time and technical reasons, there are some features that we have not yet
implemented. We plan to make upcoming updates as soon as possible. However, features that are considered to be
less useful may be changed or removed. Please send your opinion for new features, features you do not want
removed, and improvements. We will actively consider your opinions.
Does it contain any personal information in a bug report?
The bug reporting function easily transmits the various information needed for debugging. However, you may worry
that the contents of the transmission are not visible and may not contain any unwanted personal information. We do
not include any personal information or any other information that can be used to infer personal information.
Following is a brief summary of what is being sent.
Hardware: Mac model name, processor and memory info.
Software: operating system and kernel version
Audio Devices: name, manufacturer, number of channels, sample-rate, default device and so on
Graphic/Display: name, chipset and memory info, display resolution, color info and so on