Mobile Media Converter
This software runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X
What is Mobile Media Converter
Mobile Media Converter is a free multimedia converter (audio and video) that use FFmpeg (popular open source cross platform that can record, convert and stream audio and video) to convert from one multimedia format to another. It has native support for several popular formats such as MP3, MP4, Windows Media Audio (WMA), Ogg Vorbis Audio (OGG), Wave Audio (WAV), MPEG video, AVI, Windows Media Video (WMV), Flash Video (FLV), MKV etc. Additionally, it also works with other formats such as AMR, APE, WebM, M2V, RealMedia, 3GP audio and video mobile phones format including MP4/M4A (for other smartphones or other devices such as iPhone/iPod). Other features include: the ability to create ringtones (trim your clips), built-in DVD ripper (you can use it to import video directly from DVD disc), integrated YouTube (and other multimedia websites) downloader (you can use it to download videos from YouTube and convert them in other formats) and other nice features inside an easy, intuitive software interface. This is a cross platform program that will run on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
Note: You can use this application to convert all popular multimedia formats for almost all mobile devices made by Acer, Apple, HTC, Huawei, LG, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Palm, Philips, RIM Blackberry, Samsung, Sony, Ericsson, ZTE and others. At the time that I wrote this review, the homepage of Mobile Media Converter has listed 339 verified devices. Popular examples would be the iPhone (models 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S), iPad, iPad, Samsung Galaxy (almost all models) and the list is really long for many vendors. You can check the updated list of verified devices here.
Mobile Media Converter Review
There are a lot of popular video/audio converters and most of them does a "decent" job when it comes down to conversion. Unfortunately, some of them are bloated and you have to be careful at what you're installing. My experience with Mobile Media Converter started with a small research for this application on the Internet and I couldn't find any bad reviews about it so I decided to test it on my own computer.
Although I remember that I read somewhere something about ad-supported and other things that will make some changes in my browser, the setup process was clean. I tested the Windows version 1.7.7 on March 03 2013.
There are a few things that I personally appreciate at a software. The GUI (software interface) should be easy and intuitive so that it can be used by anyone - especially by newbies. That's what I've seen at this application for the first time. There were no confusing menus that give access to another option and another one while I, as a user I already feel lost and ask myself how did I get here. The best example for ease of use was its integrated YouTube downloader. I was able to save a file and convert it into a popular format in less than one minute. If you want to convert a video file from AVI in 3GP (just an example) all you have to do is to hit the (1) "Add" button - (2) select "Add file", (3) Specify the output folder/location where you want to save it and (4) hit "Convert" button. If you keep playing with the program you will soon realize that besides of its conversion features from one format to another it also has other options that will please advanced users: frequency, defining new bitrates, FPS, audio channels, predefined quality level and many others are present. The only thing that's missing is the regular "Help" button. It doesn't have a help file.
There were a few tests that I made and most of them were concentrated on converting from one format to another: encoding was fast and output was good and the CPU of my laptop was happy that it didn't used too much of its resources. I did not encountered any issues while running this application and if you had the same positive experience please consider a donation to the author.