- Smart Converter Pro
- Music Converter Pro
- miDVD Pro
- Smart Recorder
Submitted by justin on Wed, 09/11/2011 - 17:29
After much arguing about colours, user interface design and the size of the Shedworx speakers, Music Converter is now live on the Mac App Store.
And it's FREE.
Music Converter gives you all this for FREE:
- Simple to use - drag, drop and click convert - Music Converter Pro looks after the rest.
- Supports 100's of media formats and converts for all your favourite devices and file types.
- Convert from - MP3, FLAC, WAV, WMA, M4A, AIFF, FLV and many more.
- Convert to - MP3, AAC, M4A (Apple Lossless), M4R (iPhone Ringtone), FLAC, WAV and more.
- Video Support - convert your video soundtracks.
- Ringtones - create iPhone ringtones from your favourite music.
- Track Information Editing - edit album, artist and track information.
- iTunes Savvy - auto imports your converted music to iTunes.
Music Converter is following in the footsteps of the super-successful Smart Converter, giving people a top quality free converter with the ability to upgrade to the Pro version for extra features.
Music Converter has already broken into the Top Ten list for free Music apps all over the world, so we're off to a good start.
So do yourself a favour and install Music Converter now!
Submitted by justin on Fri, 26/08/2011 - 10:56
Free updates for both, so get them now!
Fixes and Improvements
We had a couple of minor problems with version 1.1 which resulted in some conversions running much, much slower than they had under the original Smart Converter Free.
In short, we had inadvertently disabled some of the 'smarts' being applied to conversions in some situations, so Smart Converter got a bit dumb. It was converting as slowly as all the other regular converters out there in some situations.
The good news is that Smart Converter is now back to its previous level of intelligence, and even a little bit smarter in some cases (mainly involving AVCHD, or MTS high definition videos) so we're sure that you will love it.
No VOB Support
As per our previous post about this, Apple won't allow VOB video file support in Smart Converter. VOB files are the videos inside a DVD.
We do allow VOB support in our Shedworx version, so if you need this, get the Shedworx version of Smart Converter, not the App Store version.
Due to the financial success of Smart Converter Pro, we're able to get started on the next version already. We're planning features for the upgrade now, so please email us with any suggestions you have. We'll post the feature list for v1.3 as soon as we confirm it.
As for all App Store apps, this is a free upgrade, so download it now and see for yourself.
If you have any problems, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have some general questions that you think others might also want the answer to, feel free to post a comment at the bottom of this post and we'll get back to you ASAP.
Good luck with your conversions and thank you to everyone who has purchased Smart Converter Pro so far.
Submitted by justin on Wed, 17/08/2011 - 15:20
You've spoken, we've listened.
Why have we done this?
Many reasons, but here are the main ones...
VOB (DVD) Support
VOB files are the video files on a DVD. The first version of Smart Converter Free contained VOB support so that you could convert a DVD movie file.
We did not allow Smart Converter to convert copy-restricted DVDs (i.e. any commercial DVD) so we thought we were within Apple's guidelines.
When we submitted Smart Converter Pro, Apple rejected it because it contained VOB support, even though we didn't allow copy-restricted VOB files to be converted.
So, we had to remove VOB support from both the Free and Pro versions of Smart Converter that are listed on the Mac App Store.
It turns out that a lot of people used VOB conversions!
We have no restrictions on our own site, so we've enabled VOB conversions on the Smart Converter that you can download from Shedworx.
We have always been committed to fast fixes for serious bugs which people hit. Often, a serious bug can be fixed in minutes and released just as quickly.
Smart Converter updates have taken up to two weeks to be released on the Mac App Store.
When we make a fix, we like to be able to get it in the hands of the person who needs the fix straight away. Releasing Smart Converter on Shedworx allows us to do this.
The App Store Isn't for Everyone
While we think the Mac App Store is a great idea, we appreciate that not everyone wants to sign up to the Apple machine. For these people, there's always the Shedworx Store.
The Features We Haven't Thought Of Yet
Smart Converter will continue to grow and become more capable. Sometimes the things that we will really want to add won't fit within the Apple guidelines.
When we come across features that Apple won't allow, we will still create them, but they will only be available on the Shedworx version.
Which Version is Best for Me?
Should I buy from the Shedworx Store or the Mac App Store?
If you're reading this post, you're the kind of person who likes to find out more about the software they buy. This also means that you're more likely to care about the features we add to Smart Converter that Apple won't allow.
Whether its Smart Converter Pro or Free, the Shedworx version will always do more than the App Store version. For this reason we think you will be better off with the Shedworx version. After all, it's the one we use.
Submitted by justin on Fri, 12/08/2011 - 14:57
Smart Converter Pro is now the top ranked video converter in both the Top Paid and Top Grossing lists on the Mac App Store.
Smart Converter free edition continues to hold down Number 1 spot on the Top Free list for Video. We've been the Number 1 free Video app for five weeks now.
The Smart Converter Engine
Hundreds of thousands of people all over the world are now using the Smart Converter Engine to convert their video and music. The same Smart Converter Engine is used in both Basic and Pro versions of the app, so everyone can enjoy the unprecedented speed that Smart Converter makes possible.
For people who have a lot of files to convert, or just need to take more control of their conversions, Smart Converter Pro is the answer. We're pleased to see so many people buying Smart Converter Pro to take control of their conversions.
Submitted by justin on Thu, 11/08/2011 - 08:30
Smart Converter Pro is now live on the Mac App Store!
Click here to buy it now.
Smart Converter Pro builds on the strengths of Smart Converter and now gives you:
- Batch Conversions - A brand new batch listing area has been added to make those big jobs easy
- Send to iTunes - Switch this on and off in the Preferences
- Output Location - You can now choose where your converted files go.
- Notifications - we've added a simple audio alert for starters. More coming soon here.
- Conversion preferences - we've made a start on Advanced conversion settings to give you more control when you need it.
This is just the beginning for Smart Converter Pro.
Here's what we're thinking of for future releases:
- Subtitles - A solid and reliable way to include subtitles in converted movies.
- Notifications - Integration with Growl to let you know what's going on with conversions.
- Scripting - An AppleScript API to let you hook up Smart Converter to your workflows.
- And Much More - We will continue to check on the App Store reviews and listen to what you tell us would help you. We're Smart Converter users too, so we'll keep looking for ways to make Smart Converter the best media converter out there.
Submitted by justin on Fri, 05/08/2011 - 14:32
All Shedworx products are now fully tested and supported under OSX 10.7 Lion.
Here's what we fixed.
Window resizing working again.
Other minor layout fixes.
User interface updated to be Lion compliant. This was actually a problem related to Safari 5.1. mkvWatch is a WebKit app which means its user interface is done in HTML. Some parts of the UI did not work under Safari 5.1.
Changed audio defaults to convert AC3 audio to AAC by default. This will avoid a few problems with trying to watch AppleTV formatted movies on your Mac.
|Fixed minor layout problem on the disk image installer.|