VidConvert
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Simple and easy video and audio converter.   Shareware ($7.99)
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VidConvert is a video converter designed to make converting your videos simple and easy. VidConvert will convert just about any type of video into one of the many popular formats of today. Creating videos for your iPhone or iPad, for your Mac or TV, or formats such as DivX and MPEG are just a click away with VidConvert.

Feature Highlights:
  • Optimized for operation on OS 10.9 Mavericks (backwards compatible with Lion/Mountain Lion)
  • Supported input - Most any type of video or audio format
  • Supported output - iPhone, iPad, iPod, Retina,
What's New
Version 1.5.2:
  • New - Chinese localization
  • Updated to work with the latest FFmpeg release (v2.2)
  • Trimming now takes place using minutes and seconds
  • Miscellaneous code optimizations and bug fixes
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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VidConvert User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Reggie Ashworth commented on 21 Oct 2013
Hi this is Reggie the developer of VidConvert. Just a heads-up that Version 1.5 is out and fully Mavericks compatible (backwards compatible with Lion/Mountain Lion). Support for older versions has been dropped in order to more easily bring advancements to users with newer OS versions (previous versions however can still be downloaded via my site or the link above). For any questions, etc. just head on over to my site (reggieashworth.com) and email me thanks!
[Version 1.5]


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Sgt-Bob-IE reviewed on 21 Oct 2013
Nice and simple tool. Could really do with the option to pick audio streams. But does a great job in general.
[Version 1.5]

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Reggie Ashworth replied on 21 Oct 2013
Thanks!
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Hilbo60 commented on 04 Mar 2013
Just purchased this for the ridiculously low price of £2.47 GBP, at this price it was worth a gamble I thought.

Have to say that up to now, so far so good, just encoded a couple of short flash movies as fast as lightning and now encoding a ripped Blu-Ray, (35.89Gb) for which the app is showing a projected time of 1hr:5min, this same file took over 4hrs using Handbrake! Also looking at the preview, quality looks really good, will come back and give this a proper rating after some more testing, but it's looking good!
[Version 1.4.1]

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Reggie Ashworth replied on 21 Oct 2013
Thanks!
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GeoProf commented on 06 Feb 2013
This once had promise, but its halfassed developers have really dropped the ball in the last six months to a year.
[Version 1.4.1]


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Hanssen_P reviewed on 21 Jan 2013
Didn't know about this converter. I wasn't impressed by the ui but looks can be deceiving so I gave it a shot.
The first .mkv file I dragged into Vidconvert result in the much hated spinning beach ball for seconds and then shows in the list. Selected to convert to iPhone Retina. Got the message it only encodes 3 minutes which is fine for testing purposes. It took about < 1sec to encode this 3 minutes which is very fast. But the encoded file had zero bytes. Not good. Tried converting the same file to a bunch of other formats .. all the same .. zero bytes files.
Tried a simple .mov file and again the iPhone retina format. This time it took a bit longer and the file was actually playable. I say "playable" because it suffers from unstable framerate and stuttering. Not good.
Next test: dragged an .avi file into Vidconvert. Converted to Divx format. It took a very long time to only encode 3 minutes. The encoded movie seems to be ok except the audio output had much lower volume compared to the source. Didn't look into the advanced options so maybe this is fixable.
Last test was a .mp4 file to DVD-Pal. The vob file Vidconvert created was playable with VLC but again with framerate stuttering and the display aspect ratio was totally wrong. I got 4:3 instead of 16:9

This app is flawed and is unusable in my experience.

The free Handbrake does the same with good results.
[Version 1.4]


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leamanc reviewed on 16 Jan 2013
Quite simply, this is the best tool I have found for this job. It is the easiest to use, processes files fast, and has a nice interface.

I've tried many, many tools for video conversion in the past. They all had their ups and downs -- the worst of the worst being inconsistent output -- but I had finally settled on Avi2Demux for a long time. But that particular app had become unstable on Mac, so I had resorted to using it on my Linux box, or firing up Parallels to use the Windows build.

Now I can finally dump Avi2Demux altogether, as this app does the job and does it even better. If you are going to convert videos on even a semi-irregular basis, this is well worth the $8. (Yes, it is based on ffmpeg, so there are free alternatives out there that use the same thing, but ffmpeg can be a complicated beast, and this app takes all the guesswork out of harnessing the power of ffmpeg.)
[Version 1.3.3]

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Reggie Ashworth replied on 21 Oct 2013
Much appreciated!
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Old_guy commented on 24 Sep 2012
FYI: Almost same icon as Wondershare Video converter. If I am not mistaken Wondershare had this icon first.
[Version 1.3.3]


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Geoff6 reviewed on 04 Jun 2012
I love this app. Its so easy to use and i have had very few problems with it. The developer has an open ear for complaints and acts quickly to respond or rectify problems.
[Version 1.3.1]

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Reggie Ashworth replied on 21 Oct 2013
Thank you!
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Scotty_Beam_Me_Up_Again reviewed on 04 May 2012
Is there a good reason why my review has been removed? I mean, I was just pointing out all the problems it still has after trillion updates and the devs ignores those problems.
I have send the devs 2 mails - which are not replied to.

My rating of 2 stars is still valid for the latest release.
[Version 1.3]

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Scotty_Beam_Me_Up_Again replied on 04 May 2012
@Devs:
Here is a step-by-step for some problems:
- Use any mkv file as source with at least 30minutes playtime. Convert to any preset. It will only convert the first two minutes but when playing back the end of the two minutes it is out of sync everytime.
- Use any prores source file and convert it to any preset: it will have YUV errors in most media players.
- It also locks randomly. I tried other ffmpeg versions but same happens.

My conclusion: it is buggy - period.
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MacUpdate-Warren replied on 06 May 2012
Hello,

I've actually been in contact with the developer, and he claims that he has not received any emails from you. Because of that fact, it seemed like it might be possible that you had some other objective for bringing down this listing's star rating, hence the fact that I removed your previous comment. My apologies if I acted prematurely.

I'm not trying to accuse you of anything: This is probably just a misunderstanding. What email address have you been sending those support requests to? I'm sure we can figure out what is going on here and get the developer to address your concerns.

Warren Mills
Web Content Manager
MacUpdate LLC
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PorkPieHat reviewed on 29 Feb 2012
Getting better.
[Version 1.2.1]

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Reggie Ashworth (developer) replied on 01 Mar 2012
Thanks I appreciate it!
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Marco.2 had trouble on 15 Nov 2011
I cannot get this tool to work. It just doesn't do anything. I installed the engine correctly - I think.
[Version 1.1.4]



Pross42 rated on 23 Jan 2014

[Version 1.5.1]



Pdandyk rated on 26 Oct 2013

[Version 1.5]



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dsimer rated on 10 Sep 2013

[Version 1.4.5]



Hirondelle rated on 20 Apr 2013

[Version 1.4.2]



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Gaigo rated on 17 Jan 2013

[Version 1.3.3]



+153

Old_guy rated on 04 May 2012

[Version 1.3]



+18

Marco.2 rated on 10 Feb 2012

[Version 1.2]



+3

Tom Grundner rated on 08 Feb 2011

[Version 1.0]



Mandochris rated on 30 Jan 2011

[Version 1.0]


Downloads:27,208
Version Downloads:785
Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Shareware
Date:07 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $7.99
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VidConvert is a video converter designed to make converting your videos simple and easy. VidConvert will convert just about any type of video into one of the many popular formats of today. Creating videos for your iPhone or iPad, for your Mac or TV, or formats such as DivX and MPEG are just a click away with VidConvert.

Feature Highlights:
  • Optimized for operation on OS 10.9 Mavericks (backwards compatible with Lion/Mountain Lion)
  • Supported input - Most any type of video or audio format
  • Supported output - iPhone, iPad, iPod, Retina, Apple TV, QuickTime, .mp4, .avi, DivX, Xvid, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, DVD (.vob), Windows Media, Flash, Matroska (.mkv), Theora (.ogg), WebM, .m4a, .mp3, .aiff, .wav, .wma, .ac3, ALAC
  • Full 64-bit support for the fastest possible conversion
  • Fully compatible with Retina displays
  • Eight languages: English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, and Spanish (with more to come)
  • Expected features such as Preview, Joining or "stitching" files, ability to save settings, and more...
  • Normal- and high-quality presets to make video conversion automatic for most users
  • Ability to author a DVD for burning
  • Info panel to obtain Container, Video, and Audio details for each video
  • All Apple Devices format to play on all iDevices or Apple TV
  • Crop, trim, and more in the Advanced panel to customize your conversion if needed
  • Drag-and-drop simplicity, even with folders of videos, and list reordering once videos have been added
  • Easily change Save To folder for each batch
  • Progress indicator with time remaining for each file
  • Sparkle updater to always have the latest version


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