Media Converter
Media Converter
1.2

4.0

Media Converter free download for Mac

Media Converter

1.2
28 May 2011

Batch converter for media files.

Overview

Media Converter is an batch converter for media files. it can convert almost every input media file to another format. It includes a few presets, but new ones can be created and added to the site.

Media Converter uses smart settings, to preserve size and aspect ratio when batch converting media files.

Media Converter is powered by a lot of open source utilities. It uses ffmpeg to convert the media files.

What's new in Media Converter

Version 1.2:
Extracting
  • ogg kate streams (using libkate)
  • mkv srt streams (using mkvtoolnix)
  • m4v subtitles (using gpac)
  • srt files
Adding
  • ogg kate streams (using libkate)
  • mkv srt streams (using mkvtoolnix)
  • m4v subtitles (using gpac)
  • DVD Vob subtitles (using spumux)
  • srt files
Other changes
  • Added support for YouTube urls (e.g. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=***, using youtube-dl.sh)
  • Internet URLs can now be dropped in the main window to be converted
  • Added 64-bit binaries for both Intel 64-bit and G5 Macs
  • Clean up and bug fixes
  • Subtitle Support

9 Media Converter Reviews

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Michael-Sebrecht
08 March 2011

Most helpful

Tried a couple of mkv files. Not one worked. This version is useless to me.
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Version 1.0
Aargl
04 July 2015
I'm amazed that this app hasn't been updated since 2011 and still beats its competitors in some points!
I've tested quite everything available on the market, free and paid ones, there are surely a lot of apps that can do precisely complex conversions with the exact settings you want, but I was searching for a simple and fast way to set down the resolutions of films to watch them on my Dell Mini 9 (which is not the state of the art of modern computing, but very handy with its small size ;-) ): normally sized films are usually played with a lot of stuttering, so I choose the "iPod/iPhone" setting on Media Converter, the file gets bigger (a 850 Mb film becomes 1.3 Gb) but it's played fluently on my DM9!
Note that the conversion is done with ffmpeg at 64 bits (check it in Activity Monitor).
I've just tried to substitute the ffmpeg file inside the package with the latest available but it crashes, so I'll stick with Media Converter as it is... :-)

P.S. : I'm on OS 10.9.5
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Version 1.2
1 answer(s)
Aargl
Aargl
13 July 2015
Well, I have to moderate my advice after some precise testing: Media Converter is still the easiest converter to use, but you obtain much better results with other apps...
I've just tried converting a 15mn .mov 1280x720 115 Mb to 640x360 with common converters and here are my results (processing time and resulting size):
- iFFmpeg : 2:30 68 Mb
- Handbrake : 2:45 78 Mb
- iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe : 3:00 105 Mb
- Media Converter : 5:15 183 Mb
- Adapter : 5:50 79 Mb
- iSkysoft Video Converter doesn't read .mov
I stopped my trial there cos the clear winners are plain to see, far ahead from the rest of the bunch, Handbrake being the best of the free ones! :-)
Note that playing Handbrake's converted file eats a few % more CPU than iFFmpeg's one, but nothing crucial.
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RJC.NJNYC
05 January 2013
I just updated to Mountain Lion (10.8.2), and now although Media Converter v1.2 rewraps the video, there is no audio?
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Version 1.2
RJC.NJNYC
03 April 2012
I use this all the time with my AVCHD .MTS video files, and it works great with no quality loss re-wraping to .MOV files.
Like (1)
Version 1.2
Marco-2
12 November 2011
Though this is free the quality is very poor. Also struggles with aspect ratios. Very simple but Handbrake seems to be much better.
Like (1)
Version 1.2
1 answer(s)
gatovadio
gatovadio
17 January 2012
i can't say i have tried a full encoding yet but don't forget media converter can be very handy for drag and drop, batch convert operations with passthrough support, something handbrake lacks.
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Linnell
13 March 2011
This is a great app with one exception every time put in a 4:3 video no matter what I change the settings too it treats it as a 16:9 video.
Like (1)
Version 1.1.1
1 answer(s)
Maarten-Foukhar
Maarten-Foukhar
14 March 2011
Could you contact me at: support@kiwifruitware.tk This way I might be able to resolve this issue.
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Anotheruser
08 March 2011
This is what I've been waiting for ever since the demise of VideoHub. And this one is free. And simple ... but powerful. And extensible. The simple interface belies its actual power. Very good potential. Excellent for a version ONE.
Like (3)
Version 1.0
Michael-Sebrecht
08 March 2011
Tried a couple of mkv files. Not one worked. This version is useless to me.
Like (4)
Version 1.0
Thomas1977
08 March 2011
Uses a old ffmpeg from another app. The dev doesn't seem to know how to compile a FFmpeg himself. Anyway, it is simple to use but lacks many codecs and options. Good is free though.
Like (3)
Version 1.0
1 answer(s)
Maarten-Foukhar
Maarten-Foukhar
08 March 2011
I've compiled FFmpeg since Burn version 1.0. Although 'Media Converter' uses the same ffmpeg-mt version (which is a bit older than the regular version) it's recompiled to support al the included codecs and external libraries (x264, libvpx etc.) to support the included presets (Burns version only supports what it needs, to keep it small). You're free to use your own version of ffmpeg compiled with more codecs (see Preferences... -> Advanced -> Use Custom ffmpeg binary). Options will be added in newer versions based on its users. It is the first version! All feedback and ideas are welcome though: http://media-converter.sourceforge.net/contact.html
Like (7)
Arvidtp
08 March 2011
awesome! a free batching GUI front end to ffmpeg. I love it so far. Preset editing should able to be accessed from the main window somehow (at bottom of preset pop-up menu maybe?) and you should be able to duplicate presets. But other than that, great. I like that you can specify command line options by hand or use the GUI - whichever you prefer. I just made a couple preset files for re-wrapping AVCHD (.MTS files) from a video camera to an h.264 quicktime movie that can be played/transcoded for editing with quicktime based software: http://arvidtp.net/browse.php?dir=/sw/Media%20Converter%20Presets
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Version 1.0
Free

4.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • PPC 64
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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