How do you convert a music file or video to run on your iPhone? First, you have to get it to a format that iTunes likes. Second, you have to figure out how to do that.
Alright, that’s a bit backasswards, but you see the problem. Converting files from this to that is both easy and painful. It’s perfectly easy sometimes. And dreadfully difficult with other files. This app makes it easy and it’s free.
Click To Convert From This To That
To be honest, Apple makes most video and audio file conversions from this format to that format rather painless. The real problem begins when we have a file that doesn’t easily convert.
Sadly, both apps are gone now, to be replaced by half a dozen other Mac apps that attempt to do the same thing. Convert from this file format to that file format. That’s what Dwight Dickinson’s UltiConvert does.
Easy But Not Pretty
FFmpeg is a part of a project for a cross-platform effort to record, convert, and stream audio and video. UltiConvert uses the highly touted FFmpeg engine to make audio and video file conversions easy on a Mac.
The process is actually easy. Click on UltiConvert’s Source button to select the file you want to convert so it’ll run in iTunes. Select the output device or the file format you need.
Then, click the Begin Conversion button.
That’s about it. UltiConvert begins to convert the audio or video file to the desired file format for us in iTunes. The progress bar tells you how long it will take to complete the conversion process.
It couldn’t be much easier, but it could be prettier.
The toolbar doesn’t really have many tools (one).
The window is cramped and cannot be resized. Fortunately, none of that matters much. It’s like a Volkswagen Beetle. It’s not pretty but it gets you there.
UltiConvert is like the original Beetle. It was simple, dependable transportation. UltiConvert is simple conversion. And lots of it, since the FFmpeg engine can convert to and from hundreds of audio and video file formats.