Posted by David Anderson
Monday, 21 January 2013 06:18
So many free video converters are available on the internet that your natural impulse will be to use the first that you can find. However, this may or may not be a good idea. There are many different video formats and the particular online video converter you have chosen may not work well for the particular formats you have chosen.
Other problems include bad user interface, slow conversion speed and inability to import from or export to the device of your choice.
Here are some of the important things you should consider before settling for the right program:
- User-friendly interface: This should be a prerequisite for any computer software if you don't want to waster hours looking for the right button. Always choose a program that has a neat, well-designed and easy-to-use interface.
- Fast conversion: Some video converters are so slow that you will literally be left banging your head against the wall while waiting for it to finish converting even one small file. The best ones like Bender Converter take only minutes to convert even large files.
- No registration: Some websites require you to register using your name and e-mail address, which is a waste of time if you are not interested in receiving regular updates. Choose the ones that do not require registration.
- Ability to edit and customize: All good video converters should have features to let you edit and customize the videos. You should be able to do things like trip and crop the videos, apply several different kinds of special effects, changes settings, and choose new resolutions.
- Support all video and audio formats: A good online video converter should support every popular audio and video format, such as MP3, AVI, MPEG and iPhone. Since different converters are good with different formats, you should choose the one that works the best with the format you want to convert.
- Ability to import from different sources: When converting an audio/video file, you must first open it into the program from a device where it is stored. Not all video converters have the ability to import from every device. Some just hang if you try to open it from a source. You should see it is able to quickly open the file from your device.
- Ability to export to different devices: What use is converting a video file if you cannot use it on your favorite device? The best video converters like Bender Converter can export the converted file to any device, including your cell phone, iPad and tablet.