MacMost Now 689: Converting Video With Miro

If you need to convert video into a more Mac-compatible format, try the very simple Miro Video Converter. It takes most kinds of video and converts them simply and quickly into formats compatible with iOS devices, iTunes and iMovie.

Comments: 14 Responses to “MacMost Now 689: Converting Video With Miro”

    Ron
    8 years ago

    Thanks Gary.

    I personally use Handbrake.
    http://handbrake.fr/downloads.php

    It’s very powerful, easy to use, and supports converting multiple files in one hit.

    Ronald Jenkins
    8 years ago

    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.

      8 years ago

      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.

    Arnold Karpoff
    8 years ago

    The video converter does not convert to .mov. I need .mov to use in teaching with PowerPoint. Any suggestions?

      8 years ago

      .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.

    Dean
    8 years ago

    Any way to convert a workout dvd to mp4 so I can put it on my iPad to use in hotels? Thanks

    Fran
    8 years ago

    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?

      8 years ago

      Sounds like you downloaded the wrong thing. Try going to their home page and download the Mac app.

    Rod Stasick
    8 years ago

    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!

      8 years ago

      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.

    Rod Stasick
    8 years ago

    Thanks! I’ll check out Streamclip.

    Rod Stasick
    8 years ago

    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?

      8 years ago

      Haven’t need to look into .webm yet, sorry.

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