Are you looking for a free video converter?
When you are working with video, you sometimes have to convert the video from one format to another. While you can pay for video converters, there are lots of freeware video converters available.
The problem is: Are they any good? Does free video converter software really work?
You may need an ipod video converter so you can see your video on an iPod. Or you may want a YouTube video converter, either for uploading a video to YouTube, or an flv video converter to convert a video that you downloaded from YouTube, Vimeo, or some other video sharing site.
I haven't tried all of the freeware video converters out there, but I've tried a lot of them.
The one I like best is the Free Video Converter from Koyotesoft. (This converter works only on Windows — from Windows 2000 on up to the latest.)
It converts from lots of standard formats, including mov, wmv, avi, and others.
It converts to lots of formats as well, including:
It also converts to audio only (mp3), if you want just the soundtrack from your video.
When you pick an output format, it suggests certain settings that you can use. There is also a menu option for Video Presets, if you just want something that will work with DVDs, iPhones or iPods, mobile phones, web video, and many more.
However, if you need your video to be a certain frame size, or a certain bitrate, or whatever, you can easily customize all of the options.
Depending on the format you choose, you are presented with a variety of different codecs, frame sizes, aspect ratios, frames per second, and bitrates for your video, and other options for your audio: codec, frequencey, channels and bitrates.
That's all there is to it!
You can also trim your video, choosing just a section of the video to convert.
The Free Video Converter from Koyotesoft works remarkably well most of the time. (And no, I'm not connected with the company in any way. I just like the tool.)
Does it work perfectly every time? No — sometimes you have to fiddle with the settings to get exactly what you need. And a few times, it doesn't really give you what you want. But, it does work remarkably well.
Also, you do get the occasional pop-up ad (not adware, though — it's adware-free and virus-free), asking you to upgrade to their "full" version (which is only $19, the last I checked). So far, though, the free version is all I've needed.
As I said, I've tried lots of free video conversion software, and this one from Koyotesoft works the best and most consistently, and is the easiest to use.
(If you find that something on this page isn't accurate, I'd appreciate it if you'd let me know through the Contact page. Thanks!)
You'll find it at the Koyotesoft website. You'll see lots of other free tools there, but most of what you need is in the all-in-one video conversion tool called "Free Video Converter." You can choose it in the panel on the left.
I recommend you try it!