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 converterDeveloperLicensing schemeSupported platformWebsite
WindowsMac OS XLinux
Any Video ConverterAVCLabsTrialwareYesYesNoany-video-converter.com
Audials Tunebite 10 PlatinumAudialsSharewareYesYesNoaudials.com
Dr. DivXDivX, Inc.Free and open-sourceYesYesNolabs.divx.com/DrDivX
DVDVideoSoft Free StudioDVDVideoSoftFreeware (ad supported)YesNoNodvdvideosoft.com
FFmpegFFmpeg projectFree and open-sourceYesYesYesffmpeg.org
Format FactoryChen Jun HaoFreeware (ad supported)YesNoNoformatoz.com
Freemake Video ConverterFreemakeFreeware (ad supported)YesNoNofreemake.com
HandBrakeHandbrake ProjectFree and open-sourceYesYesYeshandbrake.fr
MediaCoderStanley HuangFreeware (ad supported)YesNoNowww.mediacoderhq.com
MEncoderThe MPlayer ProjectFree and open-sourceYesYesYesmplayerhq.hu
OggConvertTristan BrindleFree and open-sourceExperimentalNoYesoggconvert.tristanb.net
StaxRipStax76Free and open-sourceYesNoNostaxmedia.sourceforge.net
SUPEReRightSoftFreeware (ad supported)YesNoNowww.erightsoft.com
TranscodeTranscode TeamFree and open-sourceNoNoYestranscoding.org
VirtualDubModAvery LeeFree and open-sourceYesNoNovirtualdubmod.sourceforge.net
XMedia RecodeSebastian DörflerFreewareYesNoNowww.xmedia-recode.de

Input[edit]

Supported input container formats
Video converter3GPAVIBlu-ray videoDVD videoFLVMatroskaMP4MPEG-PSOggQuickTimeSVCDTSTODVCDWMV
Any Video ConverterYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Audials Tunebite 10 PlatinumYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
FFmpegYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Freemake Video Converter[1]YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Format FactoryYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
DVDVideoSoft Free StudioYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
HandBrakeYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
StaxRipYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
SUPER[2]YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
XMedia RecodeYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes

Output[edit]

Supported output container formats
Video converter3GPAVIBlu-ray videoDVD videoFLVMatroskaMP4MPEG-PSOggQuickTimeSuper Video CDTSTODVideo CDWebmWMV
Any Video ConverterYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYes????YesYes
Audials Tunebite 10 PlatinumYesYesNoYesNoNoYesYesNoYes?????Yes
FFmpegYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes?YesYesYes
Format FactoryYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoYes
DVDVideoSoft Free StudioYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYes
Freemake Video Converter[1]YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes?No????NoYes
HandBrakeNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNo????NoNo
StaxRipNoYesYesNoNoYesYesNo??NoNoNoNoYesNo
SUPERYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes?YesYesYes
XMedia RecodeYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYes
Supported target devices
Video converterApple-TViPadiPhoneiPodAndroidPSPPS3XboxHTCNokia mobile phonesBlackBerryZuneNintendo DSSamsung mobile phones
Any Video ConverterYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Audials Tunebite 10 Platinum?YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
FFmpegYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Format Factory[3]YesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNo
DVDVideoSoft Free StudioYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYes
Freemake Video ConverterYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesNoNoYes[4]
HandBrakeYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
StaxRipYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
SUPERNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
XMedia RecodeYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes

Features[edit]

Video converterConverts without transcodingBatch convertJoin filesConverts audio filesConverts photosExtract audioPreviewInclude effectsEditing toolsDVD burningBlu-ray burningMenu templatesSplitting into chaptersConverts online videosSubtitles supportUpload to YouTube
Any Video ConverterNoYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesNo
Audials Tunebite 10 Platinum??NoYesNoYesYesYesYesNo???Yes?No
FFmpegYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesNo
Format FactoryPartialYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNo
DVDVideoSoft Free StudioYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYes
Freemake Video ConverterNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYes
HandBrake[5]NoYesNoYesNoNoYesNoYesNoNoNoYesYesYesNo
StaxRipYesYesYesPartialNoYesYesPartialPartialNoNoNoPartialNoYesNo
SUPERYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNo
XMedia RecodeYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesNoYesNo

Help and support[edit]

Video converterBy telephoneBy emailBy live chat
Any Video ConverterNoYesNo
Audials Tunebite 10 PlatinumNoYesNo
DVDVideoSoft Free StudioNoYesYes
FFmpegNoYesNo
HandBrake[6]NoYesNo
Freemake Video ConverterNoYesNo
SUPERNoNoNo
Format FactoryNoYesNo
XMedia RecodeNoYesNo

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ilascu, Ionut (27 February 2011). "CUDA and Blu-ray Support in Free Video Converter". Softpedia. 
  2. ^ "Super 2011: Update des beliebten Gratis-Converters". Chip (in German). 30 January 2011. 
  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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