updated 11:55 am EDT, Wed August 22, 2007
Movavi adds URLs, widgets
Movavi's video conversion service, Movavi Online, has introduced two new features. The first is the ability to convert directly from a website, primarily sharing sites such as YouTube, MetaCafe and MySpace. This coincides with the ability to download and watch Flash videos, which like uploaded clips, can be converted to AVI, MPG, MP4 and 3GP formats. Movavi also allows users to specify size and quality for particular handheld devices, such as iPods, iPhones and PSPs. Completed conversions trigger an e-mail, letting users know when and where they can download the resulting media.
Mainly to promote the Online service, Movavi has developed widgets for Mac OS X, Facebook and other platforms, giving quick access to the URL conversion tool. Both Movavi Online and the widgets are free; the Mac OS X widget requires Mac OS X 10.4.