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Smart Converter is quite simply the smartest, simplest, and most efficient converter out there. Smart Converter will provide a faster, higher-quality conversion than most existing converters.

Drag your video or audio file to Smart Converter, select an output format, and convert. It's as simple as that. Smart Converter will analyse your file and preserve as much of the original as possible, optimising conversion speed and quality.

Smart Converter handles hundreds of file types and converts to all your favourite formats. It will also add your converted file to iTunes.

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What's New

Version 2.0.2:
  • Updated for improved OS X 10.9 Mavericks compatibility


  • OS X 10.6 or later

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WisdomL0RD Member IconReview+30

Converting to iPad reveals anamorphic deformation on all movies I tried.
Useless app.

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Version 2.0.1
Stephen_Fry Member IconReview+79

Converting mkv to the Apple TV preset doesn't work. I get audio without video.
It also took an incredible long time to convert the file. For a 15 minute video it needed +1 hour!
Handbrake did the same job with playable results in less then 5 minutes.

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Version 2.0.0
HarveyWaxman3735 Member IconComment+0

Can't download SmartConverter for mac OS 10.5.8

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Version 1.5.3
Tommy-Montag Member IconReview+54

I tried this specifically to convert wmv files to mov for viewing in QT-compatible players (I prefer not to use Telestream's Flip4Mac products because of their licensing and privacy practices).

I found it to be more than adequate in doing this. It was fairly quick. There are no preferences to fiddle with - so no need to choose codecs, bit rates, FPS, etc. - just drag and drop, hit the button, and off it goes.

Playing the converted mov file in QT alongside the original wmv file in VLC, I detected very little loss of quality. The FPS, bit rates, etc. were identical to the original wmv file.

The one thing I didn't like was how the application automatically added converted files to iTunes as well as a folder in the Movies folder.

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Version 1.5.1
G4jay Member IconReview+49

Love the speed. BUT... it converts movies that have surround sound into STEREO. Darn!

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Version 1.4.3

Not (necessarily) true, at least with v1.5. This application has a very simple interface: 1) Drop your video or music file on the Smart Converter window, 2) Select your desired playback device, and 3) Click the Convert button.

I just did two successful conversions from .mkv format to .mp4 format (for use on my PS3). Both files had DTS audio and caused Handbrake and Subler both to choke (at least using the PassThru setting for audio, which may have been my problem), but the both files successfully for use on PS3 (the video was just copied over while the audio was transcoded from DTS to AAC 5.1 Ch.)

NOT having to downgrade DTS or Doby 5.1 audio to 2.0 channel stereo was a BIG concern for me in a mkv to MP4 converter for me as well. This one DOES do the job, and does it really well.

The most likely issue that I can think of that you might have been running into is limitations of your selected playback device. SOME devices do not support multi-channel audio (I think I remember reading that XBox 360 is one of them, but could be mistaken), perhaps your selected device is such a device...in which case, Smart Converter would appropriately convert to the best quality compatible audio format.

Hope that helps, and good luck sorting things out! ;)


"I just did two successful conversions from .mkv format to .mp4 format (for use on my PS3). Both files had DTS audio and caused Handbrake and Subler both to choke (at least using the PassThru setting for audio, which may have been my problem)"

Handbrake usually isn't the preferred choice for converting MKV format with H.264 video to MP4 because it lacks video passthru, causing slow and unnecessary H.264 to H.264 encoding.

"but the both files successfully for use on PS3 (the video was just copied over while the audio was transcoded from DTS to AAC 5.1 Ch.)"

Interesting. I've used iFFmpeg for that purpose. Likely Smart Converter also uses ffmeg, but automates and simplifies more with less flexibility.

Ota Jeremy Paul Member IconReview+0
Ota Jeremy Paul

Easy to use. Simple and fast. I like it very much!

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Version 1.4.3
PorkPieHat Member IconComment+0

Link does not work.

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Version 1.4.0

Jeez, even the 2 ways to download it on the developer's website don't work. Way to go, Shedworx.

Masterminter Member IconReview+128

Freezes randomly when converting on OS X 10.7.2
Didnt produce one converter file.

Free but worthless.

Handbrake is the way to go if you need a free converter.

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Version 1.3.0
GeoProf Member IconReview+889

I don’t quite understand Jazzguy’s comment because Smart Converter has proven to me to be anything but stable (or smart, BTW). It crashes every other time I ran it on my Mac OS 10.7.1 iMac and 10.6.8 MacBook — both new-ish and immaculately maintained.

Additionally, Smart Converter doesn’t make DVDs, MPEG2 or Matroska (.mkv) files, and there is no ability to select, change or adjust anything at all, so it’s ridiculously barebones and utterly useless, like most of Shedworks software.

To be fair, I gave it a 5-star Ease of Use rating simply because it’s never used by anyone I know, therefore extremely easy. Nice that it’s free, though.

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Version 1.2.0
Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3699

Smooth and Perfect application. NOT unstable in any way. I tried it with a wmv movie and it converted it to mov and moved it into iTunes. I love it and it is free! Great GUI and it does exactly what it says it does.

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Version 1.2.0
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Version 1.5.3
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Downloads 33,206
Version Downloads 4,120
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Date 22 Nov 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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