I still remember when changing the format of a video to another was a real headache. To do this you had to resort to software with a lot of options that were difficult to configure, slow and often failed in the middle of the process; several hours after starting.
Fortunately video conversion software has improved a lot in recent years and today there are options such as iFlicks that make this task tremendously simple, fast and achieve very good results.
iFlicks, the easiest way to convert your videos to iPhone and iPad compatibility
With iFlicks, it’s a matter of three clicks on your Mac, and you can have all the video you want in formats compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Apple TV, iTunes , and other devices.
Thanks to this conversion you can watch the videos from the Videos app that includes all iOS devices and also sync them from iTunes… Useful, don’t you think?
In addition, this application can automatically download the metadata of the videos that it converts when it is a question of movies, series or television programs. Thanks to this you can have a more organized library with all the covers, titles, years of release, etc, etc…
Would you like to see what the steps are for converting any video to an iOS or iTunes compatible format ? Here they are:
- Run iFlicks and add video or videos you want to convert to the queue
To add videos, you must drag the files from the folder on your Mac where you have them saved to the iFlicks screen.
- Select the videos to set the output format
Once the videos have been uploaded to the queue you must choose the output format. To do this, select one of the videos by clicking on it or several by clicking on each one while you keep the Command key (CMD) pressed.
- Choose the output format of the videos and click on Start
The last step you must take to start the conversion is to select the output format you want in the right part of the iFlicks window.
Pull down the menu Preset and select the device you want to make the videos compatible for.
Finally click on the button Start to start the conversion process.
And this is it. The wait time will be longer or shorter depending on the number of files and the power of your Mac, but in any case the process will be quite fast and in a matter of minutes (or seconds in some cases) you’ll have the first video converted.
This is the quick explanation of how to convert a video with iFlicks , but the configuration can go further and select options like output folder, name of the final file, choose to have the videos added automatically to iTunes, select the metadata or enter it manually, etc, etc…
Freemake Video Converter, the option for Windows users
If you are a Windows user and are looking for software with similar features, you may want to take a look at Freemake Video Converter .
This is a software that converts videos to Apple format. Thanks to it you can easily convert series, movies and any other video to make them compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and other devices from your Windows PC. It supports more than 500 different video formats such as AVI, MKV, WMV, 3GP, SWF, FLV, HD, MOV, DV, RM, QT, TS, MTS, Fraps and of course the most common codecs and containers nowadays: H.264, MKV, MPEG-4, AAC.
In addition to all this, Freemake Video Converter has other extra features such as the ability to extract videos directly from social platforms like YouTube or Facebook, cut, rotate or join video files, convert by inserting subtitles, etc, etc… No doubt a great option if you are looking for a software to change the format of videos for Windows.
Download iFlicks for Mac
iFlicks is available for Mac through the Mac App Store. It’s in several languages, including Spanish, but as you’ve seen, it’s so easy to use that it wouldn’t be a real problem if it were only available in English.