To say that right at this moment I am in debt to this program is an understatement. It’s also prompted me to review this while I am currently waiting for it to convert something on my mac.
I decided it was time to have some fun with iMovie and give it a go to create my own home movie with an assortment of clips from home videos from over the years.
I had one wedding video in .mpg which wouldn’t open with iMovie so I used MacX Video Convertor Pro to convert it straight into iMovie format (yes its an actual tab which makes it even easier to figure out).
The second video I needed to convert was of all things, a .wmv file which wouldn’t even play on the Mac let alone open in iMovie. In a few clicks that too was converted by this program with simplistic ease. Converting videos on Mac should be this easy – and it is.
You can also copy down videos from YouTube, Myspace Videos etc with ease. This is the easiest Mac video converter software I have yet found
Second time this program has been of awesome value, my nieces wanted to make a video in iMovie with some videos they had taken on their JVC Everio, problem was the JVC kindly produces a .CED file that only the JVC can read. But after some Google research we figured out we probably could something with the .MTS files. Thankfully MacX Video Convertor Pro had no issues doing this!
It has built in over 320 video and 50 audio codecs as well as an advanced HD video decoding engine, it converts video to over 180 video formats on Mac OS X, such as M2TS to MP4, MKV to AVI, WMV to MOV, FLV to AVI, MKV to MP4, etc. You can also extract audio from video file and convert it to 14 popular audio formats, including MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, ALAC and plenty more.
The 280+ preset profiles allows you to convert video for playback on iPhone (iPhone 5S/5C included), iPad (iPad Air, iPad Mini Retina included), HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3, WP8, Kindle Fire, PSP and more. It’s a pain in the backside that there are different video formats for Mac, TV, iPhone, iPod, Android etc – but if you need to convert video on your Mac at least MacX Video Converter Pro makes it simple.
I’m also happy to say the latest upgrade now has a screen record function so you can record directly from your webcam or do screencasts using this program. If there’s content that you can play on your Mac, but can’t record through normal mechanisms, there’s a fairly good chance the screencast recording facility will enable you to grab the content, making it possible for even extremely old analogue videos to be recorded into digital medium.
If you’re wanting to put together a slideshow of photos for a presentation, or family gathering of some sort, MacX Video Converter Pro can create a slideshow from your photos and put backing music onto it. You can then upload the slideshow video that’s generated onto YouTube or Facebook or share it with friends, or burn it to a DVD.
It’s super easy to use for any level and if you happen to know what you are doing there are loads of tweaks you can specify yourself.
I’ve been using this program for about five years now and have been happy with the lifetime updates and support received over that time.
Design - 9/10
Features - 9/10
Cost - 8/10
Ease Of Use - 9/10
Customer Support - 10/10
Overall Value - 10/10
Positives: Copy from YouTube, Myspace etc. Large range of formats supported. Lifetime free upgrades.
Negatives: None of note
Trial Available: YES - but time limits and watermarks are applied.
Price: $49.95 - but discounts often apply