Miro Video Converter 2.0 first tool to produce WebM videos

The Participatory Culture Foundation has released the second iteration of the cool and dead simple Miro Video Converter, its open source video transcoding utility that converts basically every video format to the open Theora video format, and, new in this version, to the  open WebM video format, announced earlier this week.

Miro Converter 2 screen shot

In addition to open formats it supports MP4, and includes transcoding profiles for iPod, iPod Touch, PSP, Android, a variety of cell phones, and, new in this version, iPad.

WebM was great news earlier this week, and this is the best way to finish it: with an easy, friendly tool for creating open video content. Now we only need a profile for YouTube and other WebM enabled web sites, and a way to automagically upload videos to these sites to make it the best option for end users.

Miro Video Converter 2.0 is available for Windows and Mac OS X only. You can get it from the Miro Video Converter web site.

2 thoughts on “Miro Video Converter 2.0 first tool to produce WebM videos”

  1. I disagree that this is the first tool for WebM encoding. I have been using Wildform Flix WebM and it has many encoder options available.

  2. I love this utility and tried it when it first came out but the mp3 files didn’t play on my ipod. If that’s fixed then count me in :D. My only wish for this app is multiple file handling and hopefully control over the bit rate for audio (I love 128kbps cause it’s small and perfect). If you could somehow add multiple files to it then this would be most popular for many. Till then I’ll stick with Max for mp3s but I’ll use this for vids.

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