The time of text may not be over yet, but audio and video have managed to penetrate our lives like nothing else. But not all of your devices support all formats in which the audio or video data is recorded and displayed to you. That’s where audio video converters enter the picture and make things easy for you.
Not all converters are created equal and while they indeed do the same job there is a difference in terms of speed, formats supported etc. Basically, with this category of software, made famous by the likes of Format Factory and Handbrake, you have three choices on which your pick is to be based.
- Tweak To Your Desire
If you choose this option which is most convenient for use in desktops and laptops you get to play and fiddle with the options to your heart’s extent. Settings like frame rate, encoder profiles excite you to no end and there can be no greater delight for you than to convert your media to just the perfect combination of the technicalities. If this is what you want, then options like Format Factory, MediaCoder, Freemake Video Converter and Corel VideoStudio Pro were developed keeping your specific “pain point” in mind.
- Device Specific Presets
So, you are not a geek and rightly feel that one does not need to be one in order to get one’s daily dose of audio and video. You have a number of devices and you just want your media to play and do not really look forward to an evening with encoding technicalities in order to listen to your favorite music or catch up on the latest flick in that name-anything franchise. If so, software like Handbrake and the likes of WinX Video Converter, Miro Video Converter or Cyberlink Power Director is just what the doctor ordered.
You want your videos and audios to be converted as soon as possible so that you can enjoy them at the earliest, after all, the clock ticks away for everyone. If this is the case then it may safely be said that Video Converter Ultimate, MediaEspresso, Xlinksoft Video Converter Platinum and AV4YOU Unlimited Subscription are your takeaway picks.
These are the basic criteria upon which your choice of the converter will be based. But these products face tough competition from online video and audio converters that do not require any installation. But then again that is another story altogether.