Using Miro to quickly encode media

10 minutes to complete this task.
Get your encoding done in a hurry with Miro! 10 minutes to complete this task.

If you’re in a hurry to get your video files converted or don’t want to worry about the settings for encoding your web element video, Miro is a great free alternative to the Adobe Media Encoder.

Miro is extremely easy to use, just drag-and-drop your video/s, select from a few different format presets — Miro offers, WebM SD, WebM HD, Ogg and mp4 video formats and mp3 and Ogg Vorbis audio formats — use the video/s own resolution or select you own resolution then click to encode.

Miro will even create thumbnails for your video/s while it is encoding, and the encoding is fairly quick.

There are a few setbacks to consider, you cannot change any of the format settings so you are stuck with the bit-rates that the software sets and you cannot add any new formats. But apart from those few niggles, Miro is a great stand-alone encoder that gets the job done quickly creating your web element videos.


  • Free to use.
  • Drag-and-drop videos.
  • Batch encode videos.
  • Exports to HTML5 friendly WebM and Ogg formats.


  • Limited options.
  • Can not be updated with additional formats.

Article Author: Dan Kellett

Dan comes to 123Muse with a background in fashion photography, videography and media creation.

He has worked with many media products as a museum interactive media designer and creative director of a large Miami based agency. Dan works to integrate media software into the Muse workflow.

Skills Highlight:

Photo & Video

Photoshop & Lightroom

Video & Audio

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