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MacMost Now 689: Converting Video With Miro
Comments: 14 Responses to “MacMost Now 689: Converting Video With Miro”
AVS? Not sure what you are talking about. This video is about the Miro Video Converter. It is for Mac. I'm demonstrating it in the video on a Mac. Sounds like you are downloading the wrong thing.
The video converter does not convert to .mov. I need .mov to use in teaching with PowerPoint. Any suggestions?
.mov is just a file extension. I believe you get .mp4 from a simple Miro conversion. So change the file name to .mov if you like (yes, you can do that and it works).
Or, go with something not so simple. I'm discussed MPEG Streamclip and others in past episodes.
Any way to convert a workout dvd to mp4 so I can put it on my iPad to use in hotels? Thanks
I downloaded the program to use but it is an exe file ... isn't that just for window's machines? Where do I get the download for the macbook?
Sounds like you downloaded the wrong thing. Try going to their home page and download the Mac app.
Thanks for the info. I think that one of the most frustrating aspects to converting Flash movies on a website to HTML5 is finding conversion software that does the job accurately as well as creates small to medium-sized files. The problems I've had with Miro is that sometimes a .mov file converted to .mp4 will yield a video with audio/video sync problems and a .mov to .webm often gives me a picture and/or audio quality problem (pixel breakup; tinny audio). Yes, both files are usually smaller, but since you're unable to tweak anything, it becomes quite frustrating that you can't raise the quality level. I'd sure like to see some test comparisons between the available converters since it appears that HTML5 is gaining ground. Thanks!
I wouldn't use Miro for converting video for that purpose. I would only use it to convert it to watch or get it into iMovie. I would use something like MPEG Streamclip for greater control. Or, just export from whatever you are using to make the video (iMovie, FCPX, etc) in a good h264 format to begin with.
Thanks! I'll check out Streamclip.
Streamclip: nice basic interface with good amount of video and audio options , quick rendering, and the final size and look of the conversion (to .mp4) was good.
Now, if only it would convert to .webm for HTML5 use. I wonder if they are working on this possibility? Do you have a suggestion for .webm since you wouldn't recommend Miro for this?
Haven't need to look into .webm yet, sorry.
I personally use Handbrake.
It's very powerful, easy to use, and supports converting multiple files in one hit.
This AVS video converter looks great, BUT it appears to run on windows only! When I started the download it said the file is '.exe'. I hope I missed something. I hope Macmost would not recommend a PC program.