Smart Converter Pro 2
Current Version: 2.3.3
Last Updated: 2 months ago
Download Size: 20.4 MB - Download
The fastest video converter on the App Store with movie and TV show metadata, subtitles, folder monitoring and batch conversions. Smart Converter Pro 2 has it all.
It’s so easy to use - just drag your video or audio files onto Smart Converter Pro, select an output preset and convert. Smart Converter Pro analyses your files and only converts the bits that need to be converted. This means less waiting and top quality conversions.
The Pro Difference
Smart Converter Pro offers a bunch of amazing features to make your conversions quicker, smarter and more convenient:
* Folder monitoring - convert anything that hits your monitored folders
* Movie and TV Show info - automatically add key info about your movies
* Subtitles - include subtitles, add external subtitles and even load subtitles from the web!
* Audio tracks - include any or all of the audio tracks in your movies
* Batch processing - queue up and convert as many files as you like in one go
* Set destination - you decide where you converted files go
* Decide whether to send converted files to iTunes
Why So Smart?
When you drop a media file into Smart Converter Pro and choose a conversion type, it immediately analyses your file and works out what needs to be converted.
In many cases neither the video nor the audio need converting. In some cases just one or the other need converting, and in a few cases both will need converting.
Smart Converter Pro only converts the parts of your movie that need it and leaves the rest alone. This makes Smart Converter Pro faster that every other converter while maintaining the highest possible quality video an audio in the converted movie.
Awesome Workflow Support
Smart Converter Pro has been optimised to not only provide the fastest video conversions possible, but to simply your life also.
This is done by combining powerful automation features which work seamlessly together.
Here's how it works:
- Folder Monitoring: tell Smart Converter Pro which folders it should check for new downloads
- Metadata lookups: Smart Converter Pro will automatically pull in artwork and movie/show descriptions
- Subtitles: set your language preference and if the movie or TV show is in a different language Smart Converter Pro will pull in the required subtitles. Really.
- Send to iTunes: Once all the magic is done, Smart Converter Pro will add your file to iTunes, ready to watch on AppleTV or sync to your iOS devices
Give the Smart Converter Pro workflow a try and simplify your life.
Fixed some problems for users on Mac OS 10.9 and 10.10
Other bug fixes
Most Helpful Reviews
BEST Converter I Have Ever Used - I don't know why some people are determined to leave bad reviews? This converter works great! I have used many different converters and find this to be the best. It adds cover art, descriptions, actors and all other metadata to a film or TV show. I will agree that some formats convert slower than others but a lot is going on when converting videos. (A quad core with a dedicated GPU will help more than anything). I would say that 90% of what I convert is done in under 1 minute. Try to get videos with x264 they will be done in no time. In regards to resolution it really depends on what you start with. In other words don't expect to start off with a standard definition video and end up with an HD copy. When I convert HD videos I see no noticeable difference in quality between the original and converted copy. However I'm only an avid film watcher with more than 1000 movies in my library. I would recommend you spend the money if your an iTunes junkie and love your metadata attached to the films.
Has no business being called “Pro" - Any converter that is as slow as this one and that does not include AVCHD to ProRes as one of its outputs should not be called “PRO.” Most pros use ProRes in Final Cut Pro. Final Cut has not made it easy to transfer AVCHD into FCP 7 (which for many remains the preferred version) and the purpose of a third-party converter is to facilitate what cannot be done otherwise. Further the “force conversion of AVCHD” option defaults to the OFF position, creating the appearance of a fast conversion when in fact the final output is riddled with unstable frames, rendering it unusable by pros. Turning ON the “force conversion” results in one of the slowest conversions I have seen to date, the reward for which is an H264 format which must then be RE-RENDERED using some other program into ProRes 422 so that it can be used by FCP. Part of the problem lies in FCP’s whacked and wonky file and transfer function, it is true, but either SmartConverter Pro should add an AVCHD to ProRes422 option to its paid app version or it should not be called “Pro.” Pros who haven’t migrated to Premier or FCP X simply cannot use this program, and if they HAVE, they have no need of this program. A waste of $$.
More Reviews for Current Version
Repeated Failures - With latest update (I believe), the app tends to hang and/or freeze when trying to retrieve movie information from online databases. The only solution then is to Force Quit the application.
Great App - I use the app all the time. It’s worked great until just recently where it get stuck acquiring the information on a move and then applying it.
Easy and FAST! - I got a MacBook Pro as a gift, copied all my MPEG-4 music and You Tube videos and discovered none would play. Found this app and decided to give it a try. WOW is it fast. Converts entire folder contents - I’ve put folders with up to 50 files and it coverted all of them flawlessly. For the price, and for a novice to Apple like me, it is a good solution. I recommend it highly.
New update broken - Since the new update several files I have converted doesn’t automatically fetch the metadata. Instead it thinks its a home video. I click the info buttin and search for the show under the correct setting of TV show or movie and it automatically reverts back to home video and loses all metadata. Also and this could be an iTunes thing but several files I have converted when played full screen turns green and pink. I have been using Smart Converter for years and other than the new hiccups it does great.
One of the most useful tools on my system - Honestly, I didn’t REALLY need to upgrade to the "Pro 2” version, I just wanted to pay the developer for the free version that I have been using so gratuitously for the last couple of years. This app is absolutely amazing and does things that other apps just simply failed at doing. This is totally worth the $15 for just the basic version, but this adds so many more things and makes it even more useful than I could even imagine. The batching is so fast and elegant… I really love the spinning thing!