Hermit Crab is a video organizer and video player for Mac.
You can manage your video files like Photos.
Hermit Crab's database is protected by AES-256 using cipher block chaining, and video files in the container are encrypted with different encryption keys. No one can access your data without your password.
You can organize your video files in folders. You can also rate and tag each video and take a note while wathcing it. Hermit Crab also shows your video files that you liked or you have not watched yet.
Hermit Crab comes with a built-in video player. Snowfall video player spreads snowflakes over the playing position so that you can quickly find your favorite spots in the video.
You can create an encrypted container (folder) to put your video files. It encrypts all video files using individual keys derived from your password. You can watch it just like normal video files in Hermit Crab. No one can open it without your password.
Hudson Bay is Hermit Crab's cloud storage and streaming service that does not leave anything on your computer after you sign out. The data stored on the Hudson Bay are periodically backed up to long-term storage to protect your data.
Hermit Crab supports most of commonly used video formats such as mp4, mov, webm, mts, m4v, 3gp, mpg, ts, mkv, avi, asf, wmv, and so on.
Please give it some time if you browsed into a new folder with many video files. Creating animated thumbnails from the video files can put the computer on a load. If you don't want this feature, you can turn it off in the Preferences (CMD + Comma). We recommend to give it some time to complete its work since it does not use need much CPU once the animated thumbnail is generated for the file.
Hermit Crab shows the following privacy notice when you install and setup for the first time.
Hermit Crab does NOT send any of your data or your personal information to us without your consent. Your information is sent to us only in the following circumstances.
1. Crash report
If you choose to submit a crash report, Hermit Crab will send your issue description, program stack-track, and the latest program log messages to us.
2. Usage data with consent
If "Support the developer" in the Preferences is checked, Hermit Crab can send your usage data. The data sent to the server does NOT include any personal identification, any part of video data, filename, thumbnails, or any data outside Hermit Crab. The data sent to the server may include anonymized device ID, usage statistics such as frequently used menus, file hash and metadata such as rating and tags.
3. Hermit Crab Online (Not released yet)
If "Use Hermit Crab Online" in the Preferences is checked, your data will be communicated with the server as this service is designed to send and receive user's data to provide the service.
Hudson Bay cloud storage service is closed as Hermit Crab became a freeware.
You can drag-and-drop video files onto the cloud storage folders. They will be uploaded on the background and you can continue using your files in the Hudson Bay folders meanwhile. Once the uploads are completed, your video files will no longer take up your disk space and they can be accessed from anywhere using your Hudson Bay email address.
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