MiroConverter: turn your video into WebM

Nicholas from the nonprofit, open video player Miro sez, "The new open-video WebM format is a real chance to move us all out of the proprietary video format mess of the current web and device world. Miro Video Converter (free and open-source, of course) is the first video converter for the WebM and definitely the easiest way to make WebM videos. We want to do everything we can to make WebM easy to create and use so that it can blossom on a million websites!"

Miro Video Converter (Thanks, Nicholas!)

(Disclosure: I am proud to volunteer on the board of the Participatory Culture Foundation, the nonprofit 501(c)3 that oversees Miro and its projects




  1. I guess I have to be nitpicking here and say that FFMpeg is the first video converter for WebM since Miro is just a beautiful frontend for it (as the small print on the miro page says itself)

  2. Just what the world needs, another open video format. Maybe next you can create yet another open audio format.

  3. several hardware manufacturers have announced native support for the webm format. also youtube plans to provide all of its content in the webm format. remember it is google who bought the company that has invented webm and supports this project, so wer’re not talking about yet “another open video format” here. i think this will work.

    1. Oh… well if Google is supporting it then it must be the next widely adopted standard. Tell it to the 7% of people using the Chrome browser.

      1. Just what the world needs, another troll.

        How is the percentage of people using Chrome relative to the potential success of a video format? Logic fail, buddy.

        Did you even stop to think about which site is the defacto first stop for video on the web? Oh.. that’s right.. YouTube is owned by Google and YouTube is going to support WebM.

  4. I submit the request for a Linux equivalent to Miro Video. How hard can it be?

    …don’t answer that.

    We’d need to:
    Clone the settings of the other versions;
    Pick a graphical toolkit (first instinct is Gnome,but QT is fine too);
    Make it a self-contained statically-compiled binary. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Static_build

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