Comparison of video converters

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Video converters are computer programs that can change the storage format of digital video. They may recompress the video to another format in a process called transcoding, or may simply change the container format without changing the video format. The disadvantages to transcoding are that there is quality loss when transcoding between lossy compression formats, and that the process is highly CPU intensive.

This article compares video converters that have their own article on Wikipedia.

Overview[edit]

Video converter Developer Licensing scheme Supported platform Website
Windows Mac OS X Linux
Any Video Converter AVCLabs Trialware Yes Yes No any-video-converter.com
Audials Tunebite 10 Platinum Audials Shareware Yes Yes No audials.com
Dr. DivX DivX, Inc. Free and open-source Yes Yes No labs.divx.com/DrDivX
DVDVideoSoft Free Studio DVDVideoSoft Freeware (ad supported) Yes No No dvdvideosoft.com
FFmpeg FFmpeg project Free and open-source Yes Yes Yes ffmpeg.org
Format Factory Chen Jun Hao Freeware (ad supported) Yes No No formatoz.com
Freemake Video Converter Freemake Freeware (ad supported) Yes No No freemake.com
HandBrake Handbrake Project Free and open-source Yes Yes Yes handbrake.fr
MediaCoder Stanley Huang Freeware (ad supported) Yes No No www.mediacoderhq.com
MEncoder The MPlayer Project Free and open-source Yes Yes Yes mplayerhq.hu
OggConvert Tristan Brindle Free and open-source Experimental No Yes oggconvert.tristanb.net
StaxRip Stax76 Free and open-source Yes No No staxmedia.sourceforge.net
SUPER eRightSoft Freeware (ad supported) Yes No No www.erightsoft.com
Transcode Transcode Team Free and open-source No No Yes transcoding.org
VirtualDubMod Avery Lee Free and open-source Yes No No virtualdubmod.sourceforge.net
XMedia Recode Sebastian Dörfler Freeware Yes No No www.xmedia-recode.de

Input[edit]

Supported input container formats
Video converter 3GP AVI Blu-ray video DVD video FLV Matroska MP4 MPEG-PS Ogg QuickTime SVCD TS TOD VCD WMV
Any Video Converter Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Audials Tunebite 10 Platinum Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FFmpeg Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Freemake Video Converter Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Format Factory Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DVDVideoSoft Free Studio Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
HandBrake Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
StaxRip Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SUPER[1] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
XMedia Recode Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Output[edit]

Supported output container formats
Video converter 3GP AVI Blu-ray video DVD video FLV Matroska MP4 MPEG-PS Ogg QuickTime Super Video CD TS TOD Video CD Webm WMV
Any Video Converter Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? Yes Yes
Audials Tunebite 10 Platinum Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes ? ? ? ? ? Yes
FFmpeg Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes
Format Factory Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No No Yes
DVDVideoSoft Free Studio Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Freemake Video Converter[2] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No ? ? ? ? No Yes
HandBrake No No No No No Yes Yes No No No ? ? ? ? No No
StaxRip No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No ? ? No No No No Yes No
SUPER Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes
XMedia Recode Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Supported target devices
Video converter Apple-TV iPad iPhone iPod Android PSP PS3 Xbox HTC Nokia mobile phones BlackBerry Zune Nintendo DS Samsung mobile phones
Any Video Converter Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Audials Tunebite 10 Platinum ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FFmpeg Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Format Factory[3] Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
DVDVideoSoft Free Studio Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Freemake Video Converter Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No Yes[4]
HandBrake Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No
StaxRip Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SUPER No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
XMedia Recode Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Features[edit]

Video converter Converts without transcoding Batch convert Join files Converts audio files Converts photos Extract audio Preview Include effects Editing tools DVD burning Blu-ray burning Menu templates Splitting into chapters Converts online videos Subtitles support Upload to YouTube
Any Video Converter No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No
Audials Tunebite 10 Platinum ? ? No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No ? ? ? Yes ? No
FFmpeg Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Format Factory Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No No No Yes No
DVDVideoSoft Free Studio Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes
Freemake Video Converter No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
HandBrake[5] No Yes No Yes No No Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No
StaxRip Yes Yes Yes Partial No Yes Yes Partial Partial No No No Partial No Yes No
SUPER Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes No No
XMedia Recode Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No Yes No

Help and support[edit]

Video converter By telephone By email By live chat
Any Video Converter No Yes No
Audials Tunebite 10 Platinum No Yes No
DVDVideoSoft Free Studio No Yes Yes
FFmpeg No Yes No
HandBrake[6] No Yes No
Freemake Video Converter No Yes No
SUPER No No No
Format Factory No Yes No
XMedia Recode No Yes No

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Super 2011: Update des beliebten Gratis-Converters". Chip (in German). 30 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Ilascu, Ionut (27 February 2011). "CUDA and Blu-ray Support in Free Video Converter". Softpedia. 
  3. ^ Mathews, Lee (5 July 2008). "FormatFactory Kicks Media Conversion Ass and Takes Names". Downloadsquad. 
  4. ^ "Freemake Video Converter Version History". 29 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "HandBrake". Handbrake.fr. Retrieved 2012-09-29. 
  6. ^ "HandBrake". Chip (in German). 

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