How to Choose the Best Video Converter For You

Choosing the best video converter is like choosing the best car, there is no "one size fits all" program. Before buying one, you need to know what files you have and the format that you want them to convert to. For example, if you want your video files put on your Apple iPhone 3G s or iPod Touch, you need to convert the video to MP4; if you received video made on Mac, you probably need to choose a converter program that is able to convert MOV to other windows media support, like WMV.

The main functionality of most programs is to convert media already on your PC to a compatible format on other PCs or video devices. The main types of uses for such program include: to convert home video, online video and DVD or VCD video. An online converter can convert your audio, video, MP3 & other files. Basically, we use the following criteria to evaluate a good video converter.

Input file

Best video converter must have the ability to convert various input files and allow for maximum compatibility. The powerfulness of a converter's total performance is usually dependent on the number and extent of the input files.

Output file

A few video formats are enough for most users, but the best video converter will offer a wide range of users a broad selection of output formats.


Best video converter should be able to customize some advanced options such as video size, codec, bit rate and frame rate and so on. Most of them are provided for advanced users, but they should be readily available and easy to find.

Ease of use

A good program should have a user-friendly and straight forward interface that can guide users through the process with ease. And the best video converter will include a large number of options of previously installed codecs, or a place to download necessary ones for free.

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