iVideo Converter
iVideo Converter
2.1.7

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iVideo Converter free download for Mac

iVideo Converter2.1.7

21 December 2009

GUI for FFmpeg video encoding tool.

Overview

iVideo Converter

Video: mpeg1, mpeg2, mpeg4, H.264, XviD, Theora, avi, wmv, mov, flv, dv, 3gp, svq, mvk, ffv1 and more. Audio: mp2, mp3, m4a, aac, flac, alac, wav, wma, ac3, ogg and more.

  • Other Formats: .avs, .dxa, .flic, .fli, .mlp, .mvi, .nsv, .pva, .nuv, .swf, .mts, .dca, .mpc, .mtv, dca, ...
  • Support for multi audio channels videos (Surround, 4.0, 5.0, 5.1, ...)
  • Converts several Digital Video Camera formats. (.m2t, .m2ts, .mts, .mod, .tod).
  • Extracting audio from video.
  • Concatenate Files (AKA Stitching).
  • Advanded converting options.
  • Presets for iPod, iPhone, XBox 360, PSP, PS3, Apple TV.
  • Preview feature.
  • Multi threading processing.
  • Drag and drop support.
  • Convert multiple formats and convert to a single format.
  • Uses FFMPEG for en/decoding. High quality guaranteed.
  • Localization : English, French, Dutch, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Romanian and Greek.
  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.5.x and OS X 10.6

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102 Reviews of iVideo Converter

5
Tommiddleton
31 July 2009
Version: 1.3.2

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I like this converter. Many codecs and options - actually I never saw so many options in any converter I used. Preset for iPod and iPhone works perfect. I cannot test the other presets (PS3, X360, Wii, ...) but if they are on par with the iPod and iPhone presets it should be good. The preview functionality is awesome ! Incredible handy for cropping. Pity isn't free like Handbrake. But iVideoConverter is by far the best converter for OS X. And as a bonus it is running fine on my OS X 10.6 setup. (.. don't ask ;-)
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Almar
30 October 2010
Version: 2.1.7
Please, what happened to this software?
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5
oklair1
23 June 2010
Version: 2.1.7
Perfect to enhance the volume of a digitalized VHS recording!... And desinterlace... and convert... and... :D
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Digitalvanilla
09 April 2010
Version: 2.1.7
This app was really incredible, I cannot believe they close it cause PayPal. Ok, P.P. is sucking more money (having personal experience too), but there are other systems, like MoneyBookers, which is far better then P.P. Btw,I really hope the developer wil be back. /** Lynx */ www.digitalvanilla.com
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Shmk
07 February 2010
Version: 2.1.7
Major Douche alert this developer is a scum bag
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Shmk
12 January 2010
Version: 2.1.7
what a colossal a**hole! Take the money and run d**chbag
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Markoh
28 December 2009
Version: 2.1.6
iVideo Converter is currently unavailable. The developer has requested that MacUpdate no longer link to iVideo Converter, as changes in PayPal fees have made the app less viable to develop so it can no longer be purchased. This situation might change in the future, but no solution is expected short-term. =(
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info-803
26 December 2009
Version: 2.1.6
I don't get why people continue to post comments with questions and suggestions on MacUpdate. Instead, e-mail the developer. He is very responsive and friendly.
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Markoh
26 December 2009
Version: 2.1.6
What about the possibility to make more quiet parts in the soundtrack louder, when converting DTS to AC3? And what about 640 kbps for AC3?
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Ang
26 December 2009
Version: 2.1.6
Is it possible to simply have the default handbrake X264 preset + Apple HE AAC ?
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avv3lenato
20 December 2009
Version: 2.1.5
1- iPhone preset: If you change default quality from “Preset”, Auto channel selection turns on. Why? 2- Preferences: “Keep Original” As Resolution Default; what's that for? Aspect ratio? If so, isn't working. I think that Aspect Ration MUST BE always as the original. Almost EVERY converted movie are stretched wrong! Anyway... A great piece of sotfware! ;-)
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Yok-Yok
13 December 2009
Version: 2.1.4
Hello, is it possible to use CABAC ? Where do we change to High profile (H264)? Thank you for this great tool.
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Starts
12 December 2009
Version: 2.1.4
hi. Can I convert eyeTV files??
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Ang
12 December 2009
Version: 2.1.4
Hello, How can i convert in Apple HE AAC ?
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Kenshin3it
11 December 2009
Version: 2.1.4
Thanks to dev for add HEX/UMH in motion estimation and for all tips that i've asked.
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Christians
11 December 2009
Version: 2.1.3
Thank you for making such a great piece of code. Using it for al my video needs. I am not going into details but this is worth every star. 5 all the way. The asking price is just silly to let this go. Now where is the next release? ;-)
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avv3lenato
11 December 2009
Version: 2.1.3
Still very poor audio conversion from a 5.1 source. No stereo transcoding and very low sound quality. (VisualHub and HandBrake still convert a .mkv 5.1 to iPhone preset perfectly)
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Drdul
07 December 2009
Version: 2.1.3
I use VisualHub, and although it works well on 10.6, it has recently choked on a couple of videos. So I've started looking for an alternative. iVideo Converter looks good, has lots of options and works well. But the complete lack of documentation is a show-stopper for me. The reason I like VisualHub is it is noob-friendly, whereas (for me, at least) iVideo Converter isn't. I find the interface and configuration options rather intimidating. Maybe I could learn how to use it if there was some documentation, but not at this time.
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John-Malis
05 December 2009
Version: 2.1.3
I asked the developer several times to include a Add to iTunes option and finally it is here. I am now a proud and happy registered users! Fantastic application for all my converting needs. The support is absolutely perfect too. The developer is fast in responding and very helpful.
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Siphyn87
04 December 2009
Version: 2.1.3
This software looks very promising, however I was wondering if there are any plans to add an author as dvd option, and a way to actually have the software burn to dvd afterwards. I currently use visualhub for this and it works great, but as everyone else on here knows visualhub hasn't been updated in quite a while, so it would be great to see this feature added. I know toast offers this option but toast is way slower than visualhub when it comes to authoring a dvd and then burning it.
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26cab40
04 December 2009
Version: 2.1.3
How about a preset for AVCHD BD5 & BD9 ?
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Shmk
01 December 2009
Version: 2.1.2
It would be nice if there was a bit of documentation somewhere.
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Registryrid
29 November 2009
Version: 2.1.2
That look good.
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Philippe-Mac
28 November 2009
Version: 2.1.2
I am relatively new to OSX video processing tools and tried all 'top' rated applications at Macupdate. Important things I looked at - usability , easiness , noob-friendlyness and looks. This is a powerful tool for video conversion between almost all video types. The advanced options are mind-blowing. In all the tested tools I never encountered a tool which such a vast amount of tweak options! A manual should be great for people like me. So I basically stick to presets and some small resolutions tweaks. It al wend perfect. No flaws. Along the lines of workflow and converting I've found that iVideo-Converter is by far the leader of the pack. Handbrake can do this too but it is a pain to work with. I truly like the way iVideo-Converter looks and operates above the other tools I tried. It seems that I will now look into purchasing iVideo-Converter. 8-) And sorry for my bad english. I am from France.
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Ang
28 November 2009
Version: 2.1.2
The Gui is better than handbrake ... thanks to DRAG n DROP ! But hey where is the great X264 (if h264 means x264 when i choose mp4 export, it's really important to inform the user)? But hey where is the fabulous core HE AAC (now completely supported by snow) ? Thank you
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Shane-Smith
24 November 2009
Version: 2.1.1
I've been using this software since version one and have never looked back. I was using handbrake but found the user interface to be not very mac like and gave me varied results. For those die hard handbrake fans you should know it will no longer support a variety of formats in the next version. Say good by to AVI, XviD, OGG and OGM. Not a huge problem if you don't need these, if you do I would strongly suggest giving iVC a try. The software is not perfect but then which software is? Here is my list of features I'd like to see: It would be nice if I could convert a DVD extraction to another format (VOB files). Maybe the function is their, but I couldn't find it. The ability to add files while it is converting Sometimes when I add files I wish to convert something before another. There doesn't seem to be a way to move files up or down in the list Can't wait for the next update.
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Booomwhadis
23 November 2009
Version: 2.1.1
Question: Does iVideo Converter support conversions to WMV3 (maybe even 2 pass ?). Or is the only option WMV2, like with VisualHub? I know Telestream/Flip4Mac supports WMV3. But their solution costs SERIOUS money. And please no replies like WMV is crap. There are clients demanding it nonetheless.
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Goldyn-Chyld
22 November 2009
Version: 2.1.1
Hey guys, I've been considering getting iVideo Converter, but tell me one thing: what does it have that MPEG Streamclip or HandBrake (both FREE) don't have? In other words, is it really worth paying money for an app that does virtually the same thing as the two above-mentioned apps? Or is there something that I'm missing, and iVideo Converter actually offers more and better options than those two? Thanks
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Rasputinsrevenge
21 November 2009
Version: 2.1.1
Very fast! Only feature in my opinion that's missing: import to iTunes.
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5
Gurubez
21 November 2009
Version: 2.1.1
It can almost all...as good as VisuallHub
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5
gary-jamerson
16 November 2009
Version: 2.1
This application is working very well as described. I purchased promptly after experiencing perfect support from the developer. This application will replace several other apps I previously used.
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5
Andymoonar
16 November 2009
Version: 2.1
I kept an eye on this tool for some time now. Waiting for a merge option. And waiting has paid off and I registered immediately. Already merged some H264 files with no hassle and the final result is clean and crispy. It is really mind blowing how many options you get to play with. Just amazing stuff really. Simple - easy - nice UI - advanced options - lots of video formats - flexible. This is truly a winner in it is play field. No doubt about that
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Killer-Klown-Kar
15 November 2009
Version: 2.1
I suppose my complaint are with people salivating over this app. Good it is, perfect it is not. Although the Developer has put a considerable amount of time and effort into it, there are things that could be better. http://yfrog.com/0nvisualhubtestp This is three screen captures, from an original VCD, VisualHub, and iVideo, notice slight color shift or a "washed out" look on the iVideo. I'm sure this can be tweaked, but the test was done using stock settings. Also, iVideo represents itself as a Audio tool also, yet can't convert a audio file to a Apple iPhone ringtone. And finally, the developer as added a join feature, yet I'm guessing expects us to generate a few 1:59:00 files to test it out. So everyone stop slagging off VisualHub. It still does the job just fine for most peope. This like I said is a good tool, but misses the mark as far as the slobbering platitudes that are being heaped upon it.
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Killer-Klown-Kar
14 November 2009
Version: 2.1
Finally added a join function. I'll have to test this out using two very nice VCD's. I used VisualHub|> iTunes|> h.264|> High and Join and it did a rather remarkable job. So it will be rather interesting to see if this can do as well.
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YEEZUS
14 November 2009
Version: 2.1
with the addition of stitching videos…this program has just passed visualhub.
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Ivc-Developer
10 November 2009
Version: 2.0.11
Should be ok in the next release. ;-)
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incrzr
09 November 2009
Version: 2.0.11
I'd love to see iVC remember its windows positions and column settings. Even better: all in one Window! thanks
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Markoh
04 November 2009
Version: 2.0.10
Is there any chance of getting a higher bitrate for audio in future releases of iVideo? At the moment the highest bitrate is 256.
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Markoh
04 November 2009
Version: 2.0.10
The amount of HDD space I've saved by converting the DTS 5.1 track from a MKV to AC3 5.1 is mind boggling.
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Samcurbain
30 October 2009
Version: 2.0.10
It is safe to say this has become the leader in video converting. OK, VisualHUB was good but the interface is so awful it is a pain in the eye. It shows it ages now. VisualHUB also has problems and issues with several codecs. Besides the stitching feature it is not that good anymore. Anyway, iVC has clearly made a enormous progress and it is very stable and delivers high quality when you need it. Yes, the only negative thing I can think of is the lack of a stitching option but in general most people do not need this. This is a top notch product for audio and video converting purposes.
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info-803
25 October 2009
Version: 2.0.10
Well, click the gear (Settings) button at the bottom-left of the main window and you can select NTSC or PAL under the FrameRate menu.
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2shae
25 October 2009
Version: 2.0.10
PAL / NTSC setting? Where is it?
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Gavin-Cutshall
17 October 2009
Version: 2.0.9
This is definitely the program to buy if you are still mourning the loss of VisualHub. The interface is great, and it can be expanded to allow for advanced user setting. The only feature I would suggest is automatically adding the file to iTunes post-processing. Or, alternatively, post process in MetaX. My apologies if the ability is already there and I'm not seeing it. Also note that the developer is very quick to answer questions or e-mail serials post-purchase. For the $10 US, there's just nothing better on the market.
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5
Steven-Goodheart
12 October 2009
Version: 2.0.8
What a fabulous program - a Swiss army knife not only for video, but audio, as well. I found this looking for a program that would do good and quick conversion of those .flv files you get at some many sites when you want to grab a video. When I looked at all the kinds of audio and video files this program would convert, I was totally blown away. It handles dozens of common and obscure file types. It's got to be a power-user's delight, but it's great for simple stuff, too. For example, it gives you a much faster way than iTunes to convert batches of MP3s to m4as, and of course, can quickly turn your m4as to MP3s if you need to. Change a .wmv file to a .mov, or vice versa? Piece of cake. The interface is simplicity itself, but if you look "under the hood," there is incredible horsepower here to change all sorts of settings for video/audio conversion -- stuff that goes way beyond my understanding of how these files are put together, but if you're a power-user, the settings are there for you. With iVideo Converter, I am now confident that no matter what video or audio format I come across, I can find a way to convert or modify it to suit my needs. What could be better? A previous reviewer called this the "Graphic Converter" for video and audio files -- that's a real compliment, and in this case, well-deserved. Best of all, all these features and functions come for a little less than $10! I'm now a delighted registered user and recommend this program without reserve to anyone needing to manipulate and convert video and audio files.
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ag010c3648
27 September 2009
Version: 2.0.6
Is there a comparable setting in iVideo Converter that allows me to drop in a video file and convert it to a .ISO file for easy burning to DVD? is this feature going to be added?
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Maulrat
27 September 2009
Version: 2.0.6
To the developer: Thanks very much for adding the higher bit rate selection for the audio ... bravo! I don't know if anyone else has this issue but when the program upgrades through its interface on startup it shuts down after it upgrades but it doesn't restart as I would expect it to like many other programs do ... its really not a big deal to restart the program manually but it would be a "niceity" if it rebooted on its own. Like I said, really no biggie.
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Nathancollings
19 September 2009
Version: 2.0.5
Used this program for about 3 weeks now and I am very happy with it. It is plain simple to use and the end results are of a high standard with the default settings. The good looking interface is a real bonus. VisualHub is gone .. iVideoConverter is much better. Just my two cents though. Five solid stars.
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Killer-Klown-Kar
19 September 2009
Version: 2.0.5
Kinda the GraphicConverter for Video. This has promise, but I have to agree a join video is needed. Also, while it's nice to have all the advanced settings a simpler method would be nice. As an example, if I want to crop 10 pixels off the bottom to get rid of the head roll, but still have my video at 480x360 there is no simple way to do it. Yes it can be done, but simple way to do it is the operative phrase here. Also, maybe I missed it but no video preview. :-( It's amazing how good Visual Hub really was, you don't miss your water until the well runs dry.
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Maulrat
19 September 2009
Version: 2.0.5
Two things I would like to see added to this already great program. 1. A "Stitch Videos Together" feature, which is one that I sorely miss from Visual Hub .... unless its there and I've overlooked it somehow. 2. A boost in the audio quality for 5.1 audio ... currently the highest bitrate allowed it 256kbps ... when it really needs to be 384kbps (with 320 kbps as an option)
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Mredrup
06 September 2009
Version: 2.0.3
Great app one of my favourites, it should be mentioned the update to the current PPC version is available from the dev's site... there should really be a link here too to download the PPC update directly.
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info-803
04 September 2009
Version: 2.0.2
This simply is the best replacement for Visual Hub and also the best video converter available for the Mac! After using it for a while, I have concluded that iVideoConverter is stable, user-friendly and it works without any hassle. I'd say, check it out right now!
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Dlwhite
04 September 2009
Version: 2.0.2
In VisualHub, there was a DVD setting that created a .ISO file which could easily be burned to DVD (by Roxio's Toast, for instance.) That setting in VisualHub also allowed me to choose NTSC or PAL formatting for the DVD I was authoring. Is there a comparable setting in iVideo Converter that allows me to drop in a video file and convert it to a .ISO file for easy burning to DVD? If not, why not? And what other video converter (besides VisualHub) offers .ISO creation? Thank you for your help! MacUpdate RULES.
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Visor
03 September 2009
Version: 2.0.2
So - VisualHub went bye-bye (sadly and just after I'd purchased a licence) and I've been looking for a suitable replacement ever since. I bumped into iVideo Converter today (I'm glad that MacUpdate users suggest other apps!) and after trialling it for 10 minutes, purchased a licence. It's quick, relatively simple, and I've already converted over 2GB of video files with little to no loss in definition. There are enough settings available to allow for the conversion of tricky files and formats too. Oh - and it can convert AVCHD (+Lite) files without breaking a sweat - something I've also beenon the look out for, and so it's a win-win for me, and five stars for the application. Well done Christopher!
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Applejack78
29 August 2009
Version: 2.0.1
The3th program I found with the 'other people suggest' link. btw a nice feature of Macupdate ! - Very nice and easy to use interface. Best of the three I tested. - Enormous amount of options to dig in. No documentation though and only some help tags. - PSP presets actually works for my PSP3000. Great! - Default settings gave good to very good quality. - 2 pass encoding works like it should. - Very good preview feature. Not seen in other converters. It actually shows the end result. The only issue I got with ivideo converter : it has no stitching option. For me this is clearly the best of the three I tested. The interface is really fantastic. The results are very good. If you need a free converter you certainly need Handbrake. But if you want just that bit more ivideo converter for 7eur is a steal!
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Peter-earthman
21 August 2009
Version: 2.0.1
Funny. I was looking for a audio converter to convert FLAC files. First downloaded MacFLAC but that only gave a bunch op Applescript errors. ALL2MP3 works but only to MP3. By accident I discover this video converter. But it actually has audio converting possibilities I did not see in other audio converters. You can convert nearly every audio format to another audio format. No advanced Metadata support though. Maybe the programmer should rename this to iMedia Converter :-) Great tool and highly recommended for video AND audio converting.
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Marioz
21 August 2009
Version: 2.0.1
Now this is a really fantastic converter/encoder. After the logical period of "maturation" :-) this product is now really good. It works great on "low power" machines and works extremely fast on my early 2009 MacPro (it is able to use all the cores and power). Already SL ready :-) If you want a converter/compressor NOT based on QT this is your choice.
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Ivc-Developer
21 August 2009
Version: 2.0.1
Version 2.0.1 is now also available for PPC Mac. You can download this version at www.ivideoconverter.net Theora encoding is not possible with the PPC version. Reason: Various people reported big problems when compiling the source of Theora to PPC. ATM it is not usable for PPC. Hopes this will bring some light to the PPC owners. :-) Peace ..
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Jasonfandora
20 August 2009
Version: 2.0
I promptly registered after converted a bunch of mkv movies. Previously working with VisualHUB for a long time I am pleased to see another developer has made a decent multi media handler. This is even better compared to VHUB and the interface is top-notch. A pleasure to use. The only draw back I could find is maybe it has too many options to fiddle with. Most will not be used by many.
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Trance
20 August 2009
Version: 2.0
the included codecs used for conversion are misleading ....the "Xvid" is not Xvid, it is microsoft mpeg-4
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Jill-Pat
19 August 2009
Version: 2.0
Yesterday I found Handbrake and used it to convert some movies for my iPhone. Although they play fine the sound lacks some high end frequencies. Browsed macupdate and found Ivideo converter. I was really impressed by the beautiful interface. Nice I converted the same movies with the iPhone preset and the quality was much better then Handbrakes result. Cranked the output a bit with the high quality settings and I was very happy with the end result. Lucky for me most movies did not surpassed the 2 minutes limit of the demo so it was a free ride for me. But I surely would register for longer movies. As of now, this is my favorite converter. O-yes, only one minor issue I found is the estimation size doesn't always display a correct size.
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Ken-Harvey
19 August 2009
Version: 2.0
I just purchased iVideo Converter August 16. Downloaded version 2 August 19 from MacUpdate and developer's site www.ivideoconverter.net - it shows version as 1.4.0, not 2.0
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Shane-Smith
19 August 2009
Version: 2.0
How do you add subtitles (srt file)? Would also be nice if you could specify your default converting folder. Is there any way to safe the file cheque incase incase you don't have time to convert everything?
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Barry-Coony
18 August 2009
Version: 2.0
I have also did some tests with the version 1.3.7 and 2.0 and there is a HUGH different in speed. (will post them later) Converting the same 50Mb video mpeg file to H264 was almost halved in converting time using version 2.0 Did you enabled 'Multi core support'? The most important difference is the optimised FFMPEG file. It is not the GUI of iVideo Converter doing the converting! Converning the OS X 10.6 readiness. The develop says it is the GUI is more geared at OS X 10.6. Not the core code. Apple dropped PPC not the developer of iVideo Converter so shoot Apple instead. :-)
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Macingirl
18 August 2009
Version: 2.0
It's okay. I personally find VideoVangelist to be a much easier to use application. Plus it still works on the PowerPC macs which is important as we have a lot of legacy macs in our organization. Yes it is true that Intel is the future and PowerPC is out, but I'm putting my eggs into VideoVangelists basket as it's just much easier to use.
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blablabla-1
17 August 2009
Version: 2.0
Of course, 'ffmpeg' (it's unix and normally you start that in the 'Terminal.app') has many many options. Without unix- or terminal knowledge you can't do much without learning some basic stuff (I did that...) . Also, this is a graphical user interface to that 'ffmpeg' and created with RealBasic. Meaning: all the hard work is done by the people who make 'ffmpeg'. You found that people at http://ffmpeg.org/. Don't forget that, please.
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Lampoon
09 August 2009
Version: 1.3.7
After using iVideo Converter for some days now I can do a proper review. Here it goes . . . .. . The first time you launch iVideo Converter it asks to download some video libraries. This only takes about 3 seconds so it is no hassle. I got prompted with a registration request afterwards. Not yet mister. . not yet . . . :-) With the two minutes limit I could not test full length videos but it was not needed for some quick testing. Dragged in several different movies files. And clicked on the Convert button without any changes to the settings. Converting started and after some minutes it was finished. All converted movies played with QT and VLC without a problem. Quality by default was generally good to very good. After this I changed some options like 2-pass encoding, resolutions, bitrates and more. Converting was again flawless but iVideo Converter sometimes prompted me with a message saying the selected bitrate was too low. It seems when the bitrate per pixel is lower then 0.15 it gives you this warning. Actually this is a good thing because lower values gives poor quality anyway. It is a pity it didn't ask me to change the bitrate at this point. You have to stop converting and change the bitrate and start converting again. A minor issue. At this point I registered iVideo Converter. I was already convinced :-) I have converted a lot of full length videos with Ivideo Converter and never got big issues. The X360 presets also works perfect (yes - I am a X360 fan shame on me). It gave a very good quality and no hiccups. FYI VisualHUB and Handbrake could not deliver me good X360 movie file ones. There are so many options to deal with you get lost some how. A good documentation is a must! This needs to be taken care off asap My conclusion: Ivideo Converter is a very decent converter lacking some documentation. Quality is by default high but you can create very high (and very low) results in no time after tweaking some options. The developer told me the next release will be Intel only. Bummer, because I am using PPC at the moment. But I do understand his point of view. A Intel optimized version will have a hugh speed increase and to be honest . . . ... PPC is game over when OSX10.6 finally hits the streets. For me it is time to go out and buy a Intel (bwaaaaak) iMac. :-/
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avv3lenato
08 August 2009
Version: 1.3.6
Promising app... But... Please add multichannel resampling to stereo (or mono). A .mkv movie 5.1 channel audio converted to iPhone preset, result in a 5.1 channel 128 kbit/s audio totally inaudible.
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John566
06 August 2009
Version: 1.3.5
I found this program when I discovered that my much loved VisualHub wouldn't create compatible files for my new Sony Walkman X-1000. Not only did iVideo Converter's PSP settings work on the X-1000 but the extremely responsive developer of this program even created a specific profile with the proper resolutions for me and other X-1000 owners the very next day.
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Lampoon
03 August 2009
Version: 1.3.5
THUMBS UP! A new converter for me but I like it very much ! Does the business without any hassles. Will put up a review when I am done testing this to the bottom but at first glans this is a real winner.
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Maulrat
03 August 2009
Version: 1.3.5
This is easily the best of all the myriad of video converters that I've used for the Mac ... where the others such as Handbrake, ffmpegX, SimpleMovie, Road Movie, iSquint, and the now defunct Visual Hub came up short in various areas (namely the ability to convert mkv's) this one was able to do it for me AND at roughly 15 times the speed to boot. Where do I get 15X the speed from? Because of the three 720p 1280x528 movies I previously converted in Visual Hub took 15 hours whereas it took just an hour in iVideo Converter. Why not 5 stars (I would give it 4 1/2 if it was possible)? The audio conversion has been muddy sounding at best ... thankfully this program has the audio passthrough option. But this defeats the purpose if you want to convert the audio track. I'm not sure if anyone else has had this problem but I certainly have even when I've converted a movie's audio source from simple stereo (L R) to stereo (L R). The high end seems to be stripped in the conversion for some odd reason. If not for this anomaly I would easily have given this 5 stars.
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Tommiddleton
31 July 2009
Version: 1.3.2
I like this converter. Many codecs and options - actually I never saw so many options in any converter I used. Preset for iPod and iPhone works perfect. I cannot test the other presets (PS3, X360, Wii, ...) but if they are on par with the iPod and iPhone presets it should be good. The preview functionality is awesome ! Incredible handy for cropping. Pity isn't free like Handbrake. But iVideoConverter is by far the best converter for OS X. And as a bonus it is running fine on my OS X 10.6 setup. (.. don't ask ;-)
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Mmm97
31 July 2009
Version: 1.3.2
was not really able to test it properly because of the harsh restrictions in the demo mode. does not have a preset for iPhone, not recommended, there are better converters out there.
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Tommymac
21 July 2009
Version: 1.3
For my blog site I need to convert many video files on daily basis. It is fair to say I used quite a lot of converter both os x and windows. ATM I did not find any converter that does all my jobs nicely. Ivideo Converter doesnt either. But for most of my converting tasks it is clearly better then any other available. I keep reading comparisons with visualhub and in some extent it is fair to compare both. But be honest, the interface of visualhub is not very user friendly. Note: The new preview feature added recently is highly usable ! My conclusion: Is it perfect? No ... but very close to be perfect and I am sure it will get perfect in time. It is surely a masterpiece in the works
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26cab40
21 July 2009
Version: 1.3
There are several reasons why this is still inferior to VisualHub, an application that has completely ceased development. 1. Visualhub can detect the aspect ratio and resolution of the input video and passes this to the encoder, unless you wish to change it of course. Ivideo utterly fails to detect either and you will have to manually adjust every job. 2.output: The output using standard settings for a range of codecs is jerky and suffers from poor iframe encoding, unforgivable in 2009, barely acceptable back in 1999. 3.Channel resampling: detection and conversion varies from codec to codec, not so with VisualHub, virtually regardless of format it just silently handles multichannel audio, even if it only converts it to stereo. In summary, input codec handling is poor, encoding is poor and some aspects are simply not stable.
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Andyshawn
12 July 2009
Version: 1.2.2
Shame I didn't find this converter sooner because it's a real gem. Superb interface and the amount of usable options is amazing. Has support for all important and less important codecs. I also tested this with the latest OS X 10.6 build and works without a problem (always nice to know). I agree with Spooker: A preview options would be nice. (Although you can make your own short preview by settings the start time and length)
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Spooker
12 July 2009
Version: 1.2.2
This seems to be a pretty good / average front end to ffmpeg much like VisualHub was when it was still around. The presets are nice and the interface is almost the same, which is good. One thing though: this really needs a decent preview feature ( I'm thinking of Handbrake's ) VisualHub's preview was slow and clunky. This one seems the same. As far as I can tell this doesn't have one. It doesn't even need to be a video preview. no one wants to sit and wait for a 5 second clip to encode when all they want to do is check the cropping. This is where Handbrake's preview wins. It takes frames at set intervals and lets you resize in real time to see what the image will look like, even with filters applied. Any and all video encoding applications need something like this. Apple's Compressor does this almost perfectly. I hope this app can become my main encoding tool, but right now it seems like it picked up right where VisualHub left off. And now that Handbrake can accept sources other than DVD, it's way more easy to use and has more features than most paid apps. Like this one.
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Eatingpie
11 July 2009
Version: 1.2.2
I find i completely insulting to call your required payment to get this working a "Donation." (A 2 minute limit / watermark does not constitute a "working" application.) When you have to pay for an application in order to get it to work, it is a *PAYMENT*, not a "donation." -Pie
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Bumblebees
05 July 2009
Version: 1.2
Last week I finally did buy a iMac 24. I use it mainly for video editing. For Windows I had a lot of handy stuff for converting videos and was a bit afraid I could not find a decent for my iMac. I have downloaded many converters but none came any close to what I wanted. Some pointed me to try iVideoconverter because it suppose to be very good. And I totally agree ! With out a doubt the best converter for iMac. My first program I payed for. 8) Kudos to the programmer Keep up the very good work
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Morpe
28 June 2009
Version: 1.1
can convert RealVideo and oldest video .viv indeo ?
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Juan-Ker
27 June 2009
Version: 1.1
some one give me a call when It can convert several files to individual formats at once.
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Jef-Borrow
27 June 2009
Version: 1.1
@ Dev (anonymous?): I am one of the happy registered users! Your program is simply said 'unbelievable'. Converting a video is a blast and plain simple. I needed you can enhance the quality to top level but some knowledge is needed for the advanced features. @ TRANCE: This program is so easy to use even a moron can make high quality converted vids. Explore and you will open your eyes. The latest update is awesome and tops it all. For 7$ it is a steal. 5 stars worthy
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Trance
27 June 2009
Version: 1.1
is it just me or am i doing something wrong but the picture quality i get with anything i convert with this is just awful ....i get much better results with mpegstreamclip or penguin encoder.
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Aikousha
19 June 2009
Version: 1.0.3
Interesting alternative to ffmpegx's interface (which severely needs filtering and updating). I'll be keeping an eye on this.
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26cab40
18 June 2009
Version: 1.0.3
Spoke to developer, FFmpeg is unable to resample 5:1 soundtracks. So is unable to convert most HD content or DIVX with AC3 or DTS. Fine for almost all standard stereo soundtrack content.
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Stanley-Marchal
14 June 2009
Version: 1.0.1
Always in search for a good converter it is fair to say I used a lot of converters (dare to say every). iQuint and ffmpex mostly suited to my needs but they both have some issues (quality wise and stability - especially ffmpex is unstable and not update to date regarding the GUI) iVideoconverter - a new kid on the block and oh-boy is this a winner or what ! ! ! The vast series of options you get to improve convert quality is just amazing and not seen in other programs I encountered. But still there are some missing features like 2 pass coding and muxing. I have only tapped the presets and they do seem to give very good to outstanding results. But it is comfortable to know you can still do some tweaking with the advanced features. Documentation for all the advanced functionalities is a must! ! ! This needs to be added ASAP by the dev In my opinion this will surpass the popularity and above all usability of ffmpex - the former leader of the pack. Top of the bill when you are needing a excellent converter for osX.
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Juan-Ker
13 June 2009
Version: 1.0.1
Still no individual settings for each file in the batch list = no sale. nice try
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Peter-Persants
11 June 2009
Version: 1.0b11
Finally a OS X converter which can convert my .mod files perfect! Tried almost any other OS X converter available and always resulting in a bad conversions. But this past all my .mod tests. Yes! The interface is a nice looker and very intuitive but needs some minor changes to be perfect. Why the user cannot scale the window is a mystery to me. User presets should be nice too. I am glad finding this new converter. Really can't wait for the release version. And for 5$ this is a bargain.
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Imacsupporter
08 June 2009
Version: 1.0b10
Great convert program! Works perfect. The interface is sleek and does the job just nicely. Is there already a shareware price tag known?
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GeogProf
08 June 2009
Version: 1.0b10
There's already two other apps called "iVideo" -- didn't the developer of this one think to do a search on the name before listing it? Anyway, I tried it, and I wasn't impressed. It does not give you access to all the various codecs you may have installed in your QuickTime build, despite the fact that several free converters do. There are many other apps available for free that do the same thing this does and way more, but they've been around a long time and so are PROVEN to work well. Check out any of these: Handbrake, VisualHub (no longer supported, but easy to find on the web), x264Encoder, xvidEncoder, mp4vEncoder, MPEG Streamclip, iSquint, Prism, VeescopeHub, ViddyUp!, Video Monkey, and others.
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Juan-Ker
08 June 2009
Version: 1.0b10
can you add a batchlist to this program? One that allows you to set each videos encoding properties
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anonymous-bat-4999
01 June 2009
Version: 1.0b7
It has a great interface and works well. I have one feature request: would it be possible to enable use of the quicktime faststart library to put the moov atom at the beginning of the file? This is important to enable pseudostreaming in flash players.
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Davidson69
30 May 2009
Version: 1.0b5
This converter tool is awesome! Clean ui, many formats supported and loads of useable options for power users. Does the job just nicely and fast. Any news when the final version will be released?
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Marioz
29 May 2009
Version: 1.0b5
This version set up some previus bugs and add a very nice multicore option, on my MP 8 cores works great. I like also very much mkv conversion (but use the "sync audio" setting with that one). The developer is also very responsive.
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Michels
29 May 2009
Version: 1.0b5
I was searching for a iPhone converter and didn't found what I needed until I tried this. First impression was good and I liked the interface immediately. Easy to use and nice looking. Has lots of options and convert possibilities. For a beta this is just amazing to say the least ! ! I have converted all my movies for iPhone without any hassle and that's exactly what I needed. Big thumbs up for this. To developer : The beta seems to end working at 6/30/2009. What's next?
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Trance
27 May 2009
Version: 1.0b4
it needs at least cropping functionality and some picture adjustment settings to make it any better than the free available tools
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Marioz
26 May 2009
Version: 1.0b4
I like this trial but: as I compress in h264 mp4 "there is something bad in the argument of the file" and the result it is not reconized as a movie. As I compress in mkv the result is a movie NOT sync with his audio. As an another annotation it uses ONE core of my 8 (ok I known we have not Snow Leopard but maybe 2? :-D)
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Ted-Burger
26 May 2009
Version: 1.0b4
This looks like a pretty good package and has converted files just fine. The one thing that appears to be missing for me is that it does not appear to handle '.mod' files from my JVC video camera. Will it handle the '.mod' files in the future?
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Anonymous
25 May 2009
Version: 1.0b4
The new Beta build has full functionality (removed time converting restrictions). However, please keep in mind this Beta will expire on 30 June 2009 (possible release of the final version). Although this Beta is still free I have changed the status of iVideo Converter to 'Shareware'. So everybody should be happy now. ;)
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Madmacmad
25 May 2009
Version: 1.0b3
.... 90 min is fairly enough !!!!!! this kiddy's today want it all for free.... well i have test this great App a complete day in a working enviroment and must say much respect !!!! I was looking for the best replacement of VisualHub. Now i'm really happy that i have found it ! Nice User Interface & all stuff i did today worked very well.... so congrats to the Dev! .... and of course 5 Bucks for this App is really not to much compared to all others i know...
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Anonymous
25 May 2009
Version: 1.0b3
A word from the developer: It wasn't intended to misguide everybody saying this applications is free!!! But you have a point and I will take note from this. The 90min restriction is imo enough to test. Surely I would not ask money for a Beta or should I? (that would be a ripoff I guess) This Public B is released to get as much feedback from you -users- and not to get loaded with mails saying 'its not worth it and rate it one star'. Infact ... it would more fair to NOT review this software until its Final release. Yes, the final version will NOT be free. It will only cost 4,99eur. IMO this isn't much for this application. Sorry for the misguiding and I will update this in the next release. Hopes this clarifies some issues.
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Tice
25 May 2009
Version: 1.0b3
I only can say FORMICA is right: "Keep in mind, that the progressbar will stop after 90sec video/audio have been converted." Yeah, great "freeware". I hate that too. One star for that!
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