Using Miro to quickly encode media
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.