When it comes to video conversion on Mac OS X, it is pretty difficult to find an app that does it right, and for free. Though there are many paid utilities that handle video conversion, but there are no apps that are a one stop solution to all your video conversion needs. I reviewed another video conversion app, Evom a while ago, and while it does its job pretty good, its capabilities are fairly limited to Apple products only (iPod, iPhone, Apple TV).
Miro Video Converter can be called the ‘swiss-knife’ of all video converters on Mac OS X. It can convert from any possible format you can think of to a whole garden of formats, which work perfectly on your mobile media devices or on different platforms.
Though the purple-red gradient in the UI is not very pleasing (it distinctly stands out in your work environment) though I would give a pass to it as these colors are associated with Miro, the video player.
The most prominently marketed feature of the Miro Video Converter is the vast number of options it provides, and the number of formats/devices it supports. Here is a screenshot of the drop-down list of preset standards for various devices that are present in Miro.
All you have to do to convert a video is to drag it to the main window. You can select the required output format from the drop down list, and click ‘Convert!’. Its as simple as that.
Because Miro has so many presets in this list, it does not include any preferences or advanced quality/codec options. It is meant to be a one-click easy to use video conversion app, where all you have to do is select the video, the required output format, and go.
In all, Miro does its job well. If only it was little more verbose with some errors encountered during conversion, it would be much more useful. All said and done, I would still recommend Evom over Miro, primarily because it has a general file conversion option, where you can manually set different codec and quality related parameters to get an output more suited to your needs.