Reggie Ashworth releases VidConvert 1.2.3 – Video Conversion made Easy

By on Mar 26, 2012 at 5:00 am

Anaheim, California – Independent software developer Reggie Ashworth today is pleased to announce the release of VidConvert 1.2.3, an update to his new video converter for Mac OS X. VidConvert is a video converter designed to make converting your videos simple and easy. VidConvert will convert just about any type of video into one of the many popular formats of today. Creating videos for your iPhone or iPad, for your Mac or TV, or formats such as DivX and MPEG are just a click away with VidConvert.

You do not need to be an expert to use VidConvert. Simply add a file, select a format and a quality, and click convert. Optionally you can change your save folder from the main window. For advanced users you can select the Advanced panel if you choose to allow such options as custom Frame Rate, Bit Rate, etc. But for most users simply choosing Normal or High quality should be sufficient. After your conversion is finished simply add more files or quit VidConvert and the job is done.

Supported formats include iPhone, iPod, iPad, QuickTime, .mp4, MPEG-1 and 2, DivX, Xvid, and audio only formats such as .mp3 and .m4a. VidConvert can add iTunes compatible videos directly to your iTunes library for convenience and for syncing with your iPhone, iPod, or other iDevice. It’s also possible to turn your favorite videos into audio only tracks for playback in your favorite audio device. And VidConvert is not limited to creating videos just for Apple devices, in fact any device that can play one of the supported formats can play a video converted by VidConvert. With VidConvert converting your videos couldn’t be easier.

Version 1.1 was a major update with Lion optimization while still maintaining backwards compatibility with Snow Leopard/Leopard, and introduced such features as File Preview, Joining or “stitching” videos together, and conversion from audio files. Version 1.2.3 continues with support for the new iPad 3 and Apple TV 3. There is also improved handling of .webm videos and other miscellaneous improvements. For complete release notes please see link in notes below.

New in Version 1.1/1.2:
* Support for adding DVD’s directly
* Input support for Apple ProRes
* Input support for .webm and .dvr-ms
* Ability to copy multiple audio streams and subtitles
* Ability to encode .avi container with 6 channel sound (AC-3)
* All-new “logic” to give the best quality and file size at the fastest speed
* Optimized for Lion (backwards compatible with Snow Leopard/Leopard)
* Preview ability prior to converting
* Option to join or “stitch” videos together
* Can now convert from audio files
* Settings can now be saved and loaded
* Presets and Advanced panel have been reorganized for easier operation
* Multiple advanced options have been added such as fixing audio sync, volume adjustment, and setting file size
* Generic .avi format has been added
* Major improvements in processing speed (latest Conversion Engine required)
* Additional miscellaneous video input files have been added such as .dat
* Faster Info panel operation
* All-around code optimizations and cleanup, various miscellaneous improvements and bug fixes
* Minor UI changes
* And more

Feature Highlights:
* Supported input – Most any type of video or audio format
* Supported output – iPhone, iPad, iPod, Retina, Apple TV, QuickTime, .mp4, .avi, DivX, Xvid, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, DVD (.vob), Windows Media, Flash, Matroska (.mkv), .m4a, .mp3, .aiff, .wav, .wma
* Full 64-bit support for the fastest possible conversion
* Expected features such as Preview, Joining or “stitching” files, ability to save settings, and more…
* Normal and High quality presets to make video conversion automatic for most users
* Info panel to obtain Container, Video, and Audio details for each video
* All Apple Devices format to play on all iDevices or Apple TV
* Crop and Trim and more in the Advanced panel to customize your conversion if needed
* Drag and Drop simplicity even with folders of videos and List reordering once videos have been added
* Easily change Save To folder for each batch
* Progress indicator with time remaining for each file
* Sparkle updater to always have the latest version

Language Support:
* U.S. English with more to come

Minimum Requirements:
* Mac OS X Version 10.5 Leopard or later (Lion Compatible)
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 14.3 MB Hard Drive space

Pricing and Availability:
VidConvert 1.2.3 is only $7.99 (USD) for a single user license. A demo which creates 3 minute samples is available.

VidConvert 1.2.3
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Based in sunny Anaheim, California, Reggie Ashworth is an independent software developer whose passion for the Mac platform is only exceeded by his aim to craft simple, yet useful utilities. He is fanatical about total customer satisfaction. Copyright 2006-2012 Reggie Ashworth. All Rights Reserved. Apple, and the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.