Best Video Converter Software for Processing Your Videos

Review & Comparison, Last Update May 21, 2018
Even average users today face the problem of viewing and handling media files including videos encoded with different codecs aimed at different devices and software platforms as well as the need to perform at least basic video editing when creating their own media collections. Video converting applications solve the issue of media incompatibility with your devices by converting the input media to the formats supported by your system and portable gadgets and allow you to edit the media. Let’s take a look at the easiest to use, fast and powerful video conversion software on the market. ...Read more ...Read less
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Input Video Formats
Output Video Formats
Conversion Acceleration
Additional Features
 
PROS

Transcoding media from and to a huge number of formats is not an issue for the Movavi converter application. With many settings available, you can leverage the resulting file size and quality while enjoying the conversion acceleration supported on the compatible hardware regardless of the output file parameters.

CONS

HEVC Codec is available on systems with Intel® HD Graphics 5300, NVIDIA® GTX 950, or higher graphics card.

OUR VERDICT

This Movavi product offers a comprehensive support of digital media formats and modern CPUs and GPUs for significantly speeding up the conversion. Combining the support for a highly efficient video encoding by means of using the HEVC codec with the basic media editor functionality, this software makes for a versatile video processing software.

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Input Video Formats

3gp, 3g2, asf, avi, divx, flv, swf, mkv, m2ts, ts, mts, m2t, mpg, vob, mpeg, mpe, m1v, dat, mod, tod, vro, mp4, m4v, mxf, ogv, qt, rm, rmvb, webm, wmv, wtv

Output Video Formats

3gp, 3g2, asf, avi, flv, swf, mkv, m2ts, mpg, vob, mp4, m4v, mxf, ogv, webm, wmv

Conversion Acceleration

NVIDIA® CUDA™, NVENC™, Intel HD™ Graphics-based

Additional Features

DVD Ripper, Online Videos and Music Download, Share Online, Two-Pass Encoding, Audio Extraction, Sound Adjustment, Video Editor

PROS

With Any Video Converter Ultimate, you can rip BD/DVDs and CDs as well as quickly transcode source videos to 200+ formats and burn them blank DVDs. This piece of software is distinguished for the wide range of video personalizing and editing features, which you can apply to your movies and footages.

CONS

Transcoding acceleration works only on the systems with NVENC and OpenCL-compatible video cards. 

OUR VERDICT

On top of the media transcoding features, the converter Ultimate offers a rich video editing and personalization functionality. Together with the DVD creating capabilities, this set of features makes a hard to beat combination for editing and creating any video content playable practically on any media device.

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Input Video Formats

3g2, 3gp, 3gpp, 3gp2, amv, asf, avi, avs, dat, divx, dv, dvr-ms, f4v, flv, m1v, m2p, m2t, m2ts, m2v, m4v, mkv, mod, mov, mp4, mpe, mpeg, mpeg2, mpeg4, mpg, mpv, mts, nsv, ogg, ogm, ogv, qt, rm, rmvb, tod, trp, tp, ts, vob, vro, wmv, webm

Output Video Formats

wmv, mpg, mp4, avi, asf, m2ts, 3gp, 3g2, flv, mkv, swf, webm, ogv, html5 webm, html5 ogg, html mp4, h.265

Conversion Acceleration

AMD APP Encoder (Open CL, VCE) and NVIDIA® CUDA™

Additional Features

Video Editing&Personalization, Video Recording, DRM Protection Removal, Downloading of Online Videos and Music from 100+ Sites, Blu-ray Disc, CD, DVD Ripper and DVD Creator

PROS

The version 9 of the Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate solution has all the features a modern transcoding software needs to have, including the support of batch transcoding and online video download. A better user experience with this application is provided with the implementation of an easy conversion of 2D movies and clips to 3D videos.

CONS

No MacOS version available.

OUR VERDICT

Owing to its advanced video enhancement and automatic stabilization features, the Ultimate 9 software exceeds the functionality of a typical video converter. The support of external audio track and multi-audio track and external subtitles adding make this application a powerful video editing tool that provides a great number of options as for processing your videos.

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Input Video Formats

webm, mxf, h.265, h.264, xvid, vp8, vp9, 3gp, 3g2, avi, dv, dif, flv, swf, f4v, mod, mjpg, mjpeg, mkv, mpg, mpeg, mpeg2, vob, dat, mp4, m4v, MPV, qt, mov, rm, rmvb, tod, ts, trp, tp, wmv, asf

Output Video Formats

mpg, mpeg-1, mpeg-2, mpeg-4, h.264, h.265 mp4, h.264/mpeg-4 avc, divx, xvid, avi, flv, mp4, m4v, mkv, mov, 3gp, 3g2, mtv, swf, wmv, asf, dpg, ts, dv, vob, amv, webm

Conversion Acceleration

AMD APP Encoder (Open CL, VCE), NVIDIA® CUDA™

Additional Features

External Audio Track And Multi-Audio Track Support, Adding External Subtitle To Video, Video Shaking Reduction, Wobbly Video Stabilization, Video Rotate And Flip, Support For HD/4k UHD and 3D Converting

PROS

Due to the support of a unique encoding technology, the HD Video Converter Factory Pro is capable of converting H.265 and VP9-encoded videos at up to 4K resolution as well as other formats. With that, the Factory Pro can automatically fix audio video sync problems and “Your video can’t be uploaded” error that occurs when trying to upload an unsupported file format to the web.

CONS

Offers no support for DTS sound in the input files.

OUR VERDICT

The Factory Pro video transcoding and editing solution allows you to cut, crop, merge videos and apply many artistic effects to them. Keeping the optimal balance between the size and quality of the output files the application achieves up to 50X conversion speed owing to the support of hardware GPU and CPU video acceleration technologies.

detailed parameters
Input Video Formats

avi, mp4, h.265, vp9, h.264, mpg, mpeg, vob, mov, flv, mkv, mts/m2ts/ts/tp/trp (avchd, h.264, vc-1, mpeg-2 hd), mod, tod, dv, wmv, asf, 3gp, drm mp4, rm, rmvb, ogv, vro and others

Output Video Formats

avi, mp4, h.265, vp9, h.264, mpg, mpeg, vob, mov, flv, mkv, mts/m2ts/ts/tp/trp (avchd, h.264, vc-1, mpeg-2 hd), mod, tod, dv, wmv, asf, 3gp, drm mp4, rm, rmvb, ogv, vro and others

Conversion Acceleration

Intel Core®, NVIDIA® CUDA™, AMD (Open CL, VCE)

Additional Features

Advanced SD to HD Video Upscaling Algorithms, Up to 50X Faster Conversion, Fixing of Audio Video Sync Problems, Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound Support, DTS Output Support, Advanced Web Video Profiles Support 

PROS

The Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate is a media transcoder supporting more than 250 different media formats and easy video download from numerous online services. This piece of software sports an automatic DRM protection removal feature when converting videos downloaded from many popular Internet services, which adds greatly to the user experience and unlocks much more video processing options.

CONS

Does not support the H.265/HEVC codec.

OUR VERDICT

Offering a crucial media editing functionality the Video Converter Ultimate allows you to fetch and embed video metadata as well as adjust and normalize the audio track volume. The bundled media player with preinstalled codecs allows you to view the original and resulting videos in the application itself without the need for additional media software.

detailed parameters
Input Video Formats

m4v, avi, mp4, mpg, mpeg, 3gp, 3g2, wmv, asf, rm, rmvb, dat, mov, flv, mkv, dv, nut, h.264, nsv, vob, dvr-ms, mxf, vro, wtv, ogv and others

Output Video Formats

asf, mov, m4v, mp4, mp4, wmv, mkv, avi, xvid, dv, mpeg-1, mpeg-2, vob, 3gp, 3g2, divx, webm, ogv, flv, f4vV, swf, YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook video and others

Conversion Acceleration

NVIDIA® CUDA™, AMD (Open CL, VCE)

Additional Features

DVD Ripper, DVD Menu Creator,  Video Edit and Touch Up, DRM Protection Removal, Video Metadata Fetch and Embed, Built-in Media Player With Codecs

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Movavi Video Converter for Windows

Many Formats Supported

Just like analogous software solutions the Windows version of the Movavi Video Converter supports a huge number of input video formats starting from 3gp videos encoded with H.263 and H.264 codecs to still popular and commonly used AVI files encoded with H.264, MPEG-4, and older DivX and Xvid codecs as well as most recent Matroska (MKV) media container type. With more than hundred of input video formats supported, the Movavi is capable of transcoding them to almost as many while discarding the support for now obsolete DivX, MPEG, and MPEG Transport Stream formats and Apple QuickTime at the output. This video file converter also supports the cutting-edge H.265 or HEVC (High-Efficiency Video Coding) codec, which provides roughly a twice more effective video data compression than that of the H.264 used in Blu-ray discs. However, video decoding and encoding using the H.265 codec has a limited implementation and is supported only on certain Intel CPUs and NVIDIA GPUs.

For working with audio streams and files the Movavi offers the decoding of such popular lossy codecs as MP3, AAC and OGG and more advanced OPUS as well as lossless FLAC, APE, WAV counterparts. With that, the resulting files can be encoded with all these codecs except for the APE and OPUS. The converting functionality of the Movavi software is not limited to video and audio only as this bundle works with images in widely spread JPEG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, PCX and other formats and supports the image conversion to BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG and TIFF formats.

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Beyond the Video Convertion

With the primary application for converting media content from one format to another with the support of more than 180 video, audio, and image formats, this video conversion software also provides you with several basic video editing features. With Movavi converter, you can stabilize shaky videos you shot with your camera or smartphone, tweak the color settings of your videos, and even sharpen blurry videos in a few clicks. Feel yourself a film editor with such features as cutting out unnecessary footage fragments or joining separate short clips, which allow you to make one longer movie. These features also proved necessary for last-minute editing of video footages and clips. However, upgrading to the Movavi Video Suite, which includes the converter application, enables you to make transitions between the scenes more stylish and use more than 80 various visual effects available to practice a creative approach to editing videos.

Movavi Video Converter for Windows in the use

The Audio Makes a Difference

Some users underrate the significance of audio that accompanies video footages. Luckily, the developers of this media transcoder provided the users a room for editing and processing the sound. On the audio part, this piece of software makes it possible to extract audio from your videos and save any portion of the movie or clip soundtrack for further editing using specialized software or to create music samples and ringtones. Though, you can adjust the volume level, eliminate noise or normalize the sound on "quiet" videos by increasing its loudness with one click in this converter application.

After that, you can upload converted files to social media sites or media sharing services right in the Movavi converter software using the built-in Share Online app.

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AVC Any Video Converter Ultimate

Advanced Video Editing

The list of media formats supported by this piece of software is truly an impressive one and includes over 200 video formats. To name a few, the Any Video Converter supports AVI, MP4, WMV, DIVX, MKV, WebM and many others as input and output formats, including the files with Full HD and 4K (UHD) resolution. Just as with modern video converting software, the media support on this application is not cut to video only and features MP3, OGG, AAC, M4A and WMA as output audio formats as well as PNG and animated GIF digital images at the output. As for the output, the software not only supports the creation of media files on your hardware disk or connected external media but also burning CD (CD-R, CD-RW) and DVD (DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R Dual Layer) discs, which may come in handy for the owners of DVD-players, Mini Systems and stereo systems with, for example, bookshelf speakers and CD players. With that, you can convert your digital videos to the corresponding MPEG format and create DVDs with a menu to watch them comfortably on a home DVD player.

However, you are free to go even further in personalizing your videos by editing original footages. The Any Video Converter provides a range of easy to use video editing tools for splitting a single footage into multiple clips or merging several videos into one, cropping videos to remove black borders, rotating the image in videos and adjusting their saturation, brightness and contrast as well as removing and adding audio and subtitles to the footages and movies. There are also different special effects for you to put some creativity into the editing process.

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100+ Online Video and Music Sharing Sites Supported

With the high-speed Internet connection widely available many of us use streaming video services for watching both official and self-made videos. Using this converter software you can download online videos from more than a hundred websites, including such popular resources as YouTube, Dailymotion, Facebook, Howcast, Vimeo, Niconico, Metacafe and many many more. Thus, you can download and edit posted videos with this video converting software and upload the resulting footages to share with the world. As Youtube abounds in music videos, the software developers took heed to implement the feature of a direct download of music from Youtube to enrich the user experience.

AVC Any Video Converter Ultimate in the use

HEVC and NVIDIA NVENC

One of the main purposes of converting videos from one format to another is reducing their size and saving storage space. For that purpose, the application has an HEVC codec support, which allows encoding videos with the same high quality as provided by the previous iteration H.264/AVC codec but with an astonishing 2x compression ratio. The higher compression ratio becomes even more relevant when you work with 4K videos with multichannel audio tracks.

The comprehensive codecs support is combined with an excellent efficiency of their use in this converter application. If your system is equipped with supported GeForce series or AMD video card, the Any Video Converter Ultimate can transcode videos up to 30 times faster than conventional applications using the proprietary NVidia NVENC and open-standard Open CL technologies.

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Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate 9

UHD and 3D Video Support

The Ultimate 9 version of video transcoding and editing software by Aiseesoft offers a truly ultimate converting experience with a support of a plethora of video and audio formats. An expansive list of the formats supported includes the commonly used SD and HD-centered AVI, DivX, Xvid, WMV and MP4 formats as well as state-of-the-art and highly efficient H.265/HEVC, H.264 coding formats that offer 4K video encoding. To provide a better handling of Internet media, the Aiseesoft Video Converter also supports the open-standard VP8 and VP9 iterations of Google-developed codec, which are used for encoding and decoding of YouTube videos. With the support of up to 8192×4352 pixels resolution and 120 frames per second framerate as well as similar subjective image quality and size of the resulting files, the VP9 is considered a main competitor to the widely accepted H.265 codec with an advantage of being a non-proprietary one.

Today keeping up with the times in processing digital video means supporting 3D video and the Ultimate 9 does just that. Not only this software can output MP4 Side by Side 3D, MP4 Anaglyph 3D, MP4 Top and Bottom 3D, MKV Side by Side 3D and many other 3D video content formats, it also allows you to convert your 2D clips, movies and footages to 3D videos using a simple 1-step conversion. Knowing that making your video collection 3D may be cumbersome, the developers of this application implemented the batch conversion feature, which allows you to convert multiple manually selected input files to 3D and any other supported formats.

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Tons of Effects for Your Video Editing

The Ultimate 9 has more than just media transcoding functionality under the hood and offers many video adjustment features. The application provides a dedicated video for a new video enhancer feature that allows you to enhance the quality of the original footages and clips by adding more effects to them. Using the new video enhancer window, you can independently adjust the image brightness and contrast as well as saturation, hue, and volume or apply the algorithm of noise removal to the input video. This enhancer window also enables you to upscale original SD videos to the HD resolution. What is more important, with the enhancer feature of the Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate 9 you can make your shaky self-made footages or sports broadcast videos more focused to highlight the most exciting episodes.

Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate 9 in the use

External Audio and Subtitles for Your Videos

With the new features of unlocking the addition of external subtitles and audio tracks, including multi-audio ones to your videos, the Aiseesoft video converter becomes even more flexible and allows you to practice different approaches to the video editing and improving the watching experience. This functionality organically integrates the adding of audio tracks in many languages to the video with adding switchable subtitles that are better synchronized with the video or subtitles written in different languages. On the other hand, you can add an artistic touch to the video sequence supplying it with a creative soundtrack.

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WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro

Variety of Output Formats, Variety of Devices Supported

This video transcoder and editor software is ready for processing the most cutting-edge media formats. Along with a great number of video formats ranging from AVI and MOV to FLV and 3GP that are still relevant for many DVD and video hardware players the Factory Pro offers the support of VP9, H.264, and H.265-encoded files. With these video codecs included in the application toolbox, you are capable of processing Full HD and Ultra HD or 4K videos encoded with arguably the most highly efficient H.265 codec and packed into AVI or MKV containers providing a rich support of such metadata as multiple soft subtitles, multi-channel audio or even additional video streams.

The Factory Pro’s capability of working with OGV digital media as both input and output files is a useful feature not seen in each and every 4K video converter software as there are plenty of Internet resources and video sharing services containing clips and videos encoded with the Theora codec. On these sites, there is a large amount of content varying from short films and episodic movies (available on Internet Archive as well as such streaming services as French WebTV, BroggCast and Rare Music Live, which provides rare indie music videos) to scientific demonstrations, which you can download for free. The mentioned video sharing services allow you to upload your OGV videos, which you can make by conversion from any supported format or a file initially encoded with Theora codec, which you edited in the Factory Pro. In addition to the availability of many free content resources and sharing services for the Theora videos, the support of this free lossy video compression format is beneficial as decoding of the resulting OGV files is less CPU intensive than decoding H.264 videos, thus they can be played on a larger number of devices.

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DTS Support

While the support of audio files processing for attaching them to videos is a common feature of video converter software for PC, the Factory Pro provides an advanced functionality for working with audio. Along with supporting such high-quality lossless audio formats as WAV, APE, ALAC, and FLAC, this transcoding software offers the support for DTS audio on the output, which is a definitely an advantage. DTS files carry multichannel audio, usually in 5.1 configuration encoded with a lossless codec at the rate of 1509.75 kbit/s. Such specifications make DTS audio the most preferable if not the only choice when you need to supply your video with the maximum quality multichannel audio track.

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro in the use

Up to 50X Faster Than Real-Time Conversion

With the Factory Pro application, WonderFox introduced undoubtedly one of the fastest video converters to the market. This piece of media processing software was developed to take all the advantages of your computer hardware when transcoding videos: it fully utilizes the computational resources of multi-core CPUs and Intel Hyper-Threading technology. Running the WonderFox is not capped to the CPU resources only as the software is capable of taking the advantages of NVidia CUDA and AMD Radeon GPU architectures using the video cards by these vendors for video conversion. All these features allow the Factory Pro to achieve up to 50X speed when transcoding your videos.

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Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate for Windows

360°/VR Video Support

The Video Converter Ultimate for Windows is a powerful and flexible video and audio transcoding tool, which enables the conversion between more than 250 different formats. With an impressive number of output file types, the Aimersoft video file format converter software covers the wide range of target devices from Apple iPhones and Android smartphones to Windows Phones, Windows-based PCs, and Macs, on which you can watch the videos converted. The high pace of technologies development made even portable gadgets capable of rendering images in 3D by pairing modern smartphones with virtual reality headsets or connecting the headsets to VR-enabled PCs. Keeping pace with the progress, the Aimersoft team ensured that their software is capable of transcoding the input visual content to such popular 3D formats as 3D AVI, 3D MP4, 3D MKV, 3D WMV and YouTube three-dimensional videos so you could get the full 360°/VR experience watching them on your Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR headsets paired with VR-capable gaming consoles and smartphones.

As with similar modern software solutions, the user only needs to determine the output format, select it in the application conversion menu and leave the rest for the software without bothering to learn about the input format peculiarities. The transcoding task is maximally automated owing to the ultra-intuitive and user-friendly interface that the Aimesoft Video Converter sports. Providing a high convenience of use, the Aimersoft software suite allows you to rip the DVD video disks and upscale the ripped content to movies and clips in up to 1080p HD resolution sparing you the tinkering with DVD disk data structure. The same goes for the feature of ripping the audio content from DVDs, which enables a quick audio extraction with a further conversion to lossy MP3, OGG as well as lossless WAV and APE formats.

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Get Rid of DRM Protection

On top of the advanced functionality of unlocking the operations of DVD ripping, converting and burning to blank discs with an automatic generation of free DVD menu templates of your choice this high-quality video converter provides the feature of removing DRM protection from videos. This feature works with iTunes video, WMV files and other formats allowing users to convert video content downloaded from iTunes, Windows Media Centre, Zune Marketplace, Xbox Live Store, Amazon, BBC iPlayer and other DRM protected media centers to DRM-free video files that can be played on practically any device. Annoying DRM protection is removed automatically when converting such videos, which is very convenient.

Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate for Windows in the use

Ready to Play Your Media out of the Box

As this Aimersoft HD video converter software comes with an integrated HD media player, you can watch any video downloaded from digital cameras, storage devices or YouTube and similar online video services on your system with this software installed. You can use the media player to view the videos you want to convert or simply enjoy watching without the need to install the video codecs required as they come preinstalled with this Aimersoft video resolution converter software.

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What Is Video Converter Software?

Owing to their ability to use digital media for storing the footages shot digital video cameras and similar devices became commonly accepted and replaced their analog counterparts almost entirely. However, along with their inherent advantages, digital videos have few peculiarities to keep in mind when dealt with. The case is with a multitude of digital video devices available on the market, their manufacturers choose to support different video data types or formats. This choice is usually based on the easiness and effectiveness of providing a support for a certain video format on the hardware the company uses in its products, compatibility with the software, which the manufacturer offers its users for video processing and ease of the format deployability on different operation systems (Windows, MacOS, Linux). This is very important as the digital video opens vast possibilities for its processing and editing, which is a great advantage over the analog video. That’s why there are many digital video formats used today that differ in the data structure, video quality and compression provided, external (metadata) supported, data protection availability etc.

Video file converters or simply video converter software is developed to address the issues of dealing with many digital video formats and proves especially handy for owners of many video recording devices (iPhones, smartphones, mirrorless cameras) as well as PCs or laptops, Android and Windows tablets by various vendors. This specialized software allows you not only to convert a video file encoded in one format to another making it viewable on other devices but also to edit the original video by cutting off some episodes or pasting fragments from another footage, applying various effects to the image or adding an audio track or subtitles. In other words, you get a whole digital studio for your videos to unleash your creativity and make them available to your friends with such converter software.

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Publish Date: 2017-11-23 14:45:27