There are so many video converters out there that it's hard to sort the wheat from the chaff sometimes. AVCWare Mac Video Converter is however definitely up there with the wheat, combining an elegant and easy to use interface with practically every conversion format you could imagine.
Indeed, it is the range of conversion formats offered by AVCWare Mac Video Converter that really impressed. Unlike some converters, every format is ready as a preset with a full explanation of exactly what it is. Amongst the many presets available are AVI, MPEG, WMV, DivX, MP4, H.264/AVC, MKV, RM, MOV, XviD, 3GP and FLV. In terms of audio, the selection is similarly impressive including MP3, WMA, WAV, RA, M4A, AAC, AC3 and OGG. Mobile users in particular are well catered for with iPod nano, iPod classic, iPod touch, iPhone, Apple TV, PSP, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, Smart Phones and MP3/MP4 players such as Archos, Creative Zen and iRiver all included.
Once you open AVCWare Mac Video Converter, it's so self explanatory that it hardly needs an introduction. The presets are all located in the drop-down menu in the bottom left hand corner known as the "Profile". Select the format you want to convert to and then click "Add File" to browse to the file you want to use on your Mac. If you just want to perform a conversion, click the flowing arrows button underneath the preview screen and it starts instantly. The speed of the conversion is impressive too - I converted a 16.4MB AVI file to DivX in about 15 seconds which isn't bad at all.
If you want to join two videos, you can also merge them using the merge button. In addition, there are limited editing options but these are possibly the only weak points offering little more than trimming and adding watermarks to your videos.
Whether you're a beginner or an expert, there's something for everyone in AVCWare Mac Video Converter due to it's elegance, ease of use, speed and flexibility.