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MacX Video Converter Pro: The Indezine Review

Explore MacX Video Converter Pro, an application that can download, convert, edit and record videos.


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Introduction

Everyone needs to convert a video from one format to another. Moreover, while there are dozens of programs that can do the conversion for you, most of them are cursed with a busy interface and a learning curve. MacX Video Converter Pro is helpful because it seems much easier to use, and it can download, convert, edit and record videos. MacX Video Converter Pro supports 320+ video and 50+ audio codecs. It also supports Intel QSV hardware acceleration technology that significantly accelerates video conversion speed. The folks who create MacX Video Converter Pro claim that their product can work 16X faster using this technology with no quality loss.

Here are some of the key features of MacX Video Converter Pro:

  1. Supports all popular video/audio formats.
  2. Converts videos to all iPad, iPhone, iPod, and Android friendly formats directly.
  3. First Mac video converter that supports Intel QSV tech, accelerating the conversion speed of H.264 to the fastest.
  4. Free download of video/music from numerous websites, such as YouTube.
  5. All-in-one software with slideshow maker, video editor and screen recorder included.

MacX Video Converter Pro is from Digiarty Software, a company based in China.

My contact at Digiarty Software for this review was Candice Liu, thank you Candice.

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How To Use

Once you run the setup routine, you will find MacX Video Converter Pro within the Applications folder on your Mac, as shown in Figure 1, below.

MacX Video Converter Pro within the Applications folder
Figure 1: MacX Video Converter Pro within the Applications folder

Let's do a small walkthrough on how to download and convert YouTube video:

  1. Double click the MacX Video Converter Pro option within the Applications folder to launch it.
  2. This opens the MacX Video Converter Pro interface, as you can see in Figure 2.

    MacX Video Converter Pro interface
    Figure 2: MacX Video Converter Pro interface
  3. Now click the YouTube button, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 2, above. This opens the MacX Video Converter Pro - You Tube Downloader window, as you can see in Figure 3.

    MacX Video Converter Pro - You Tube Downloader window
    Figure 3: MacX Video Converter Pro - You Tube Downloader window
  4. Click the Add Link button, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 3, above. This brings up another window, as shown in Figure 4.

    YouTube window
    Figure 4: YouTube window
  5. Now, copy the URL of the video page you want to download and paste the URL into the area shown highlighted in red within Figure 4, above. Then click the Analyze button (shown highlighted in blue within Figure 4, above). Or you can just click the Paste and Analyze button, shown highlighted in green within Figure 4, above to automatically detect the YouTube video opened in your browser.
  6. This will open a window where you can choose the video format, resolution and file size you desire, as shown highlighted in red within Figure 5.

    Choose video fprmat and other parameters
    Figure 5: Choose video format and other parameters
  7. You can also click the Browse button to specify an output folder on your computer to save the output files. Click the OK button (shown highlighted in blue within Figure 5, above). This will take you back to MacX Video Converter Pro - You Tube Downloader window. Here you can also click the Browse button to specify an output folder on your computer to save the converted file.
  8. Click the Download Now button, shown highlighted in red within Figure 6. This will start downloading video from YouTube, and will convert and save it on your Mac.

    Download video
    Figure 6: Download video

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Pricing and Support

MacX Video Converter Pro costs US$34.95.

Support is through e-mail and a FAQ.

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