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Permute: convenient image, audio and video converter for your Mac

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Permute is a shockingly convenient converter for any audio, video, and image format. Its simple drag-and-drop interface lets you queue up multiple files for batch conversions, merge videos, and even strip the audio from video files. You’ll never have to worry about file compatibility again; the format you need will always be a drag, a drop, and click away.

  • Create ISO files on your Mac to burn media to CD/DVD

How to convert media files on Mac

Here’s how to put this powerful Mac converter to work

The Queue

To start using the converter app, drag any number of audio, video, or image files to its window. It will automatically detect the type of files you’ve chosen and adjust accordingly. You can drag files from multiple locations into the conversion queue, making large-batch changes extremely simple.

When you’ve selected all the files you want to change, use the drop-down menu to select the destination format and click the “start” button.

To convert GIF animation to mp4 video just drag the file into Permute window and select the format:

permute Queue

Finding Files

Once you convert a file, it will be saved to the folder where the original was located. If you ever have trouble tracking down a converted file, click the “arrow” button in the bottom right corner. This will bring up a list of converted files; click the “magnifying glass” icon next to the file in question to see it in Finder.

permute find files

Change Video and Audio formats with ease

Permute supports almost all the video and audio formats such as MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, WMV, MP3, WAV, etc.With Permute you can convert mkv to mp4 and wav to mp3 in bulk. The app can convert multiple files simultaneously in a batch, saving your time - pick up all files you want to convert,  choose a desired format, and click the button. Convert video and audio files to transfer them to iPhone/iPad/Android devices easily.

Convert Video to Audio

Sometimes it’s useful to be able to pull the audio from a video file.  The media converter supports works with over 100 different file formats including video formats, converting them to mp3, wav, m4a, flac, ogg, wma, and m4r (for iPhone ringtones). Just follow the simple steps to convert video to audio on your Mac:

  • drag the source video or videos into the app window
  • then click the drop-down menu. The options listed below the grey line are all audio formats, and will preserve only the source’s audio information. 

To convert mp4 video to mp3 audio in bulk just pot the video to Permute and choose the audio format you want to get:

permute convert

Merge Videos

Another useful feature the app offers is video merging. To create a long piece of video from multiple video files, drag all the source files into the app window. Then click “File” and select “Merge All.” The files will be displayed as “linked” in the order they will be merged; you must still select a destination file format and click “Start” in order to complete the merge.

permute merge

File compatibility can be a headache, but Permute offers instant and intuitive relief. With an omnivorous set of inputs and outputs, it’s more than capable of handling anything you throw its way. 

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