Today we are launching the new Miro Video Converter, which I think is, by far, the easiest way to convert almost any video to MP4, Theora or for a specific device like an Android phone, iPhone, iPod, or PSP.
The goal of Miro Video Converter is to give people an easy, fast, and intuitive way to convert videos. Most video converters out there have dozens of baffling settings about how to encode the video. Miro Video Converter is all about trying to do less- it has virtually no features. Just pick your file and choose what format or device you want to convert it to. It works.
For fans of open-source freedom, the application is especially important because it’s the only simple desktop application we know of that encodes the latest, high quality Ogg Theora videos.
And here’s a closer look at our beautiful Miro Video Converter logo, by our designer Morgan Knutson. As you can see, he did a great job building on the style of the Miro logo that Jon Hicks made with us a few years ago.
A few more notes for geeks:
b. For Theora conversion, MVC uses ffmpeg2theora, which has the latest and greatest theora encoding, with excellent quality.