Video means video converter apps, and Mac users have more than a few to choose. Among the dozen I’ve used I came across a couple of apps that work well, though with a different interface, yet there’s a common bond. If you have a fast and relatively new Mac with plenty of RAM, converting videos from one file format to another is no longer much of a chore.
On the one had there’s Free Video Converter. Yes, it’s free. And it converts video files back and forth between .MOV, .MP4, .AVI, .FLV, .WMV, as well as audio files, including MP3, WMA, and WAV, among others.
What’s not to like about a free video and audio converter?
Add your video to the list, select the file format (for audio and video), and Free Video Converter does the conversion. What you get are video files that can be played on many devices– from Windows PCs, to iPhone, iPad, Android OS devices, and even Apple TV.
At the other end of my list is U2Any Video Converter, which, except for one thing, doesn’t look anything like Free Video Converter, though it does much the same thing, though with a more friendly interface.
You get what you pay for. U2Any Video Converter has a modest price tag, but also a much longer list of audio and video files which can be converted. It’s also faster, batches file conversions, has an option to trim both video and audio clips before conversion, and automatically sends exported files to iTunes, making them easier to sync and use on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.
The most striking similarity between U2Any Video Converter and Free Video Converter is what caught my eye in the first place– their logos.
The logo on the left belongs to U2Any Video Converter while the logo on the right belongs to Free Video Converter.