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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 License Supported platform
Windows Mac OS X Linux
Any Video Converter Anvsoft Inc. Freeware Yes Yes No
Avidemux Mean,Gruntster,Fahr GPL-2.0-or-later Yes Yes Yes
Dr. DivX DivX, Inc. Adware bundled 15-day trial Yes Yes No
DVDVideoSoft Free Studio DVDVideoSoft Shareware (requires paid membership for basic operation) Yes No No
FFmpeg FFmpeg project LGPL-2.1-or-later and GPL-2.0-or-later Yes Yes Yes
FormatFactory Chen Jun Hao Freeware (ad supported) Yes No No
Freemake Video Converter Freemake Freeware (ad supported, requires payment to remove watermark) Yes No No
HandBrake Handbrake Project GPL-2.0-only Yes Yes Yes
MediaCoder Stanley Huang Freeware (ad supported) Yes No No
MEncoder The MPlayer Project GPL-2.0-or-later Yes Yes Yes
OggConvert Tristan Brindle LGPL-2.1-or-later Experimental No Yes
SUPER eRightSoft Freeware (ad supported) Yes No No
VirtualDub Avery Lee GPL-2.0-or-later Yes No No
XMedia Recode Sebastian Dörfler Freeware Yes No No

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
Avidemux Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FFmpeg Yes Yes No Yes 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
FormatFactory 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
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
Avidemux Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes No
FFmpeg Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes
FormatFactory 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 ? ? ? ? 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
Avidemux Yes 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
FormatFactory[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 Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No
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 Variable frame rate inputs
Any Video Converter No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No ?
Avidemux Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
FFmpeg Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
FormatFactory 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 Yes
HandBrake[5] Partial Yes No Yes No No Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes
SUPER Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes 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 By forum
Any Video Converter No Yes No ?
Avidemux No Yes No Yes
DVDVideoSoft Free Studio No Yes Yes Yes
FFmpeg No Yes Yes ?
HandBrake[6] No No Yes Yes
Freemake Video Converter No Yes No ?
SUPER No No No ?
FormatFactory 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. Archived from the original on 12 February 2011. Retrieved 8 May 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. Archived from the original on 19 September 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2012.
  6. ^ "HandBrake". Chip (in German).