By Cocoamug Software
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VideoBuddy converts pretty much any video into a mp4/h264 file that can be played on your iPod, iPhone, iPad, AppleTV or Mac and many others !
• Easy to as 1-2-3: Launch VideoBuddy, drop video files and wait for VideoBuddy to convert them
• iTunes integration: Converted titles can automatically be to iTunes
• User guide: Detailed instructions accessible from the app to get you started quickly !
• Supported input formats: wmv,avi,divx,mpeg,asf,flv,vob,xvid, …
Works great for converting FLVs to M4Vs
For only converting FLVs to M4Vs, this program works great!
Even dragging 30 FLVs at a time works fine with no problems at all and the option to include the movies instantly to iTunes is a really nice feature.
I have yet to try and convert other file formats, but so far so great.
Only small issue to report which I believe goes hand in hand with most video tools anyways is that when performing large batches, the fan on the computer definately kicks in. That said, there are settings to control how many files you convert simultaneously. If you are batching hundreds of files at once and you have more than 2 files be converted at the same time, I'd watch how you're computer heats up to the challenge and make adjustments accordingly.
Preferred feature request (unless there and didn't see it):
A button or preference to Batch All. You can drag all you're files into the program nicely enough but you still have to hit the convert button on each file to activate it into the que. I may have overlooked this option existing, but fairly certain it wasn't. A minor issue as once you click to convert it on each file - the que handles itself well and you can walk away while it does its things.
This program also seemed to do well working in the background.
For reference - the computer used in this review was a 27" mid 2010 iMac with 2.93 Ghz Intel Core i7 chip and 16GB ram
This application seems to convert your video files great. However, when adding more than one video to the application, it does not automatically start the next conversion when the current one finishes. You have to manually fo that. Also, when adding a lot of files (I added around 50) it seems to lock up. Fix these 2 problems and you have a 5-star application.
Excellent video converter
Highly recommended app, easy to use and quite simply the best converter on the store.