Pros / This software goes far beyond simple conversions. It also has the ability to download videos from the internet and even burn DVDs.
Cons / The menu templates in the DVD burner portion of the software don't allow for much customization.
Verdict / This is one of the best Mac video converters you can buy. It's filled with enough tools and features to get everything you want done and more.
Rounding out the award-winning products in our review of the best Mac video converters is iMedia Converter by iSkysoft Studio. This application not only has an all-inclusive list of formats and devices for conversion, but also includes nearly every additional tool we look for in this category. In short, this video converter for Mac stands head and shoulders above most of the competition, earning the Top Ten Reviews Bronze Award.
Suppose you have an aging AVI on your computer that you want to watch on your iPad, but you can't because iTunes won't sync that file format. All you need to do is drop the file into this application and convert it into a file that is more palatable to your device. This is easy because the software provides you a long list of devices you can convert the file to play on.
This application also offers some video editing features. Suppose you have a piece of lengthy footage that you want to cut down before you convert it. iMedia Converter allows you to select the portion of the video that you want and cut everything else away. You can also crop images and adjust video properties such as brightness contrast and saturation. Furthermore, you can add effect filters, watermarks and even subtitles. If you want to go beyond this, you'll need to purchase video editing software.
Another great feature of this software is its ability to download videos from the internet. All you need is the URL of the video you want to download. Just paste it into the downloader, and within minutes you'll have the video on your hard drive, ready to be edited or converted.
Once you've downloaded, edited and converted your videos, this software allows you to burn them onto a DVD. The DVD burner portion of the software is simple, if rudimentary. All you need to do is drag the files you want to burn into the burner and select a menu template. There aren't many customization options, but there really doesn't need to be. The discs you produce with iMedia Converter will play in any DVD player.
Of course, the primary function of this software is to convert videos from one format to another. However, iMedia Converter goes beyond simple conversions. This application allows you to create custom video files for specific devices. This feature is great if you have a movie that you want to watch on your smartphone, tablet or gaming system. The software also enables you to optimize your videos for sharing on services such as YouTube and Facebook.
Ease of Use
The first thing you notice about this software is how modern the interface looks. The next thing is how much you can do with it. The third is how easy it is to perform any of these tasks. All you need to do to convert a video is drag it into the application, select a preprogrammed output profile or customize one yourself, and click the convert button. It would be hard to craft simpler converter software.
Help & Support
iSkysoft offers an array of options for both customer and technical support. If you have questions about the software, you can consult the online tutorials or browse the FAQs section. You can reach customer service via email or live chat. There is no phone support.
At the end of the day, there isn't much to complain about with iMedia Converter. With this software, you could conceivably download a video from the internet, edit it, convert it and burn it to a DVD. That's pretty impressive for a simple Mac video converter.