MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Copy of WALTR for Mac

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    For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Softorino to offer 15 MacRumors readers a chance to win a copy of WALTR for Mac. WALTR is designed to make it easy to upload any music or video file to an iOS device.

    With WALTR, you can drag and drop a wide variety of media files onto your iPhone or iPad, and they'll be automatically added to the appropriate native Music or Video app on the device. Supported file types include MP4, AVI, CUE, WMA, M4R, AAC, M4V, M4A, FLAC, ALAC, MKV, LV, M2TS, TS, DV, MPG, MPEG, MPE, WEBM, MB4, AIFF, WAV, OGG, WV, TTA, and DFF.


    Transferring a file is as simple as plugging an iPhone or iPad into your Mac or PC, turning off iTunes, and dragging any media file onto the Mac app. From there, the file is converted and uploaded to your device within minutes.

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    WALTR is normally priced at $29.99. 15 MacRumors readers will get WALTR for free through our giveaway. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prizes.

    You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page. Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter.

    The contest will run from today (January 29) at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time on February 5. The winners will be chosen randomly on February 5 and will be contacted by email. The winners have 48 hours to respond a before new winners are chosen.

    Article Link: MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Copy of WALTR for Mac
     
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    Have to add, I bought this program a while back through StackSocial, and it's really an amazing piece of software.

    I used to have to try or purchase a bunch of third-party video player apps on my iPhone and iPad, each one with its own quirky interfaces and quirky method of transferring files (built-in FTP or HTTP server, copying the video file to the app's sandboxed folder in iTunes, etc.).

    I don't even have to open iTunes anymore with WALTR, just drag and go.

    Even if you don't win, it's worth buying. One less roadblock or hoop that you have to go through when dealing with Apple and real world scenarios.
     
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    I won this software in a past give-away on MacRumors, it's a fantastic piece of software that has grown more useful overtime with support from the developers.
     
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    I have to say I'm impressed with this software. 15 day trial with no restrictions it seems. Copied over a 1gb .WMV in a few minutes on my 2015 13" rMBP with an i7. CPU usage was 100% of 1 core the entire time so not multithreaded. Wonder if they may be using Intel quicksync to get the speedy performance? Quality seemed fine on my 6s plus. I'll have to see what it looks like on my iPad Pro and compare it to playing native on my Mac with VLC.
     
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    Surely software-only competitions could be open to international residents...?
     
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    So this would not work with my AppleTV, right? And when switching from iPhone on the Go to iPad at home, I would need to run upload twice? And it would still not remember previous playback positions on the Switchover?
    Then I still prefer the freely available SmartConverter and still have iTunes allow to manage the library in a proper way.
     
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    If anyone from Softorino is reading this, you just shot yourself in the foot by appearing to be more interested in Americans than in the rest of the world.
     
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    Andy, I'm one of the guys behind the apps at Softorino. Please know that we treat everyone equally, no matter what race they are or what country they're from. We had no requests for limiting the contest to specific countries. This is strictly a contest that is run by MacRumors. It's completely up to MacRumors staff to decide what rules they will run for the contest.

    I am sure that Juli Clover can elaborate on this. Since she wrote this post, there's probably a reason why the raffle is only limited to U.S. residents.

    And also, Andy – pretty much the whole team at Softorino is from Europe. Many developers are from Ukraine. So I can assure you, there's a misunderstanding here.

    P.S.
    Please don't look at our competitors :)
    Simply because there really isn't that much competition. This app is first of its kind. But of course, there are workarounds.
     
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    Judging from that ad, I am deeply concerned Softorino is going to treat me as a second class citizen because I am not a hipster :)
     
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    lol
    we'll treat you like family.

    And there's only 1 way to find out how we treat our users and paid customers... and that's to try it.
    Download our apps :) Try them. Get in touch. See for yourself.
     
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    No.
     
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    Rare455, I'm sorry you've been caught up in this long-running battle between MacRumors staff and MacRumors readers. The site always refuses to run international competitions citing spurious reasons, and readers outside the USA always complain.

    My advice to you, and to other companies thinking of running give-aways through this site is to weigh up the positives and negatives for any future give-aways. At the end of this, you'll have 15 happy Americans and a unknown number of unhappy people in the rest of the world who feel the same way I do. Was that worth whatever running this competition has cost you?
     
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    XLD + iTunes = Waltr?

    I mean, I say that without having ever heard of Waltr before. So maybe it does things completely differently from XLD.
     
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    I can't enter because I'm European? This is bollocks.
     
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    Just to be an international 'spoilsport' - Under US law, doesn't the fact that you can 'purchase' additional entries for your giveaways by subscribing to a newsletter in fact turn your giveaways into lotteries, which are in turn gambling & in turn illegal in much of the US?

    There you go, I've just saved you some jail-time!
     
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    wrong formula :)
    I mean, it's 1 of the workarounds to achieve the audio part of the app. But WALTR can do so much more...

    Here're a few examples:
    Transfer MKV into iPhone/iPad


    Transfer FLAC into iPhone


    There's a trial without any restrictions, so you can try it for free. And let me know your feedback on the experience :D
     
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    So, if I'm understanding correctly: someone is giving away FREE software and plenty of people are complaining because they aren't eligible to win. Lovely world we live in, eh?
     
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    Ironically Softorino is a European company. (From their About Us website page)
     
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    Yep, we are from Europe :) and as I wrote previously, this was not our intent to restrict the giveaway.

    Here's my previous post if you've missed it:

     
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    You should run a competition of your own... that includes Europeans.
     
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    they were giving this software away a little while ago!
     
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    Regardless of what we're giving away, software or hardware, the same contest rules apply. We're not refusing or making up fake reasons as to why we can't run international giveaways at this time -- there are very real and very complicated rules governing contests in countries outside of the United States that could have legal implications for us.

    Laws on giveaways vary significantly from country to country and navigating the legal complexities to comply with each of the laws is a nightmarish task we don't currently have the resources for. We have heard the complaints of our international readers, though, and we are looking into solutions. We would love to be able to offer giveaways to everyone.
     
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    And New Zealanders!
     
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    See that's the best suggestion of the thread. Softorino can get back some kudos and avoid bad feeling by offering themselves a free copy for European posters only.

    And I'm sorry but the excuses from macrumors are nonsense. No free give away is going to get you into trouble. Yes if you were charging for it then especially Portugal would be problematic but no one is going to complain about you giving away a free app.


    I have nothing to gain incidentally. I got a copy ages ago from stack social (they did t care where I lived ) and only recently realized that it's a very useful app when putting films with ac3 audio onto my iPad.
     
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    The vast majority of people don't get pulled over let alone get ticketed for going a few miles over the speed limit, yet some do, since technically they aren't complying with the law. The stories about all these other people never getting a ticket for the same thing or even something worse sure don't help them much one way or another.
     

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