What is the difference between all those video converters?

ender January 29, 2011
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I was wondering, since there is a huge number of freely available video files converters, what is the difference between them?

Are those that cost money faster than the free ones with their converting speed? Is the output quality better?

And what is the difference between all the free converters?

  1. Alice
    February 8, 2012 at 8:31 am

    The best and most reliable video converter
    tool that I've ever used is a tool called wondershare video converter ultimate. It's powerful. It can help you convert video to virtually any format at fast speed. You can try it.

  2. George
    April 1, 2011 at 3:36 am

    What is the difference between Real Video or all the others?

    January 30, 2011 at 9:18 am

    There are several differences between freeware converters and also between freeware/shareware converters.

    There are a few freeware converters that are as good as some of the paid versions on the market. Where they differ is the fact that most of the freeware options focus on some aspects of converting and neglect others. Another difference is the fact that some converters are only able to work with specific formats and provide little to no support for the others. I would say that as a norm the main difference is that freeware converters provide the conversion function well but have not many editing capabilities.

    With regards to the speed between freeware and shareware, it all depends because part of video editing also includes sound. The highest the bitrate the better the quality is going to be for both video/audio. The conversion speed counts on several things working together as a group to get more speed. It depends on the codec you are using, if it is one pass or more than one, how many filters you are using, the speed of your cpu/graphics card, the number of cpus, and the speed of your hard drive.

    With regards to the output quality, it all depends on the setting you choose and the software you use. For example, if you want to convert and .avi format file to matroska .mkv you can do it two different ways. One, with the right software you do not have to reencode the whole video, only thing you have to do is transfer the video from an .avi to a .mkv container. Second way is doing a reencode from .avi to mkv. This second option takes more time than the first option. Quality wise, you can set mkv to a smaller bitrate and you can get same/similar results as avi. For example, a 700 Mb avi file has same/similar quality as a 350 Mb mkv. This is just an example that only applies to these two formats.

    The difference between all the converters is the user. Nobody expects the same results. Best thing to do is try them and eventually find the one that works best for you according to your needs. Also, tweaking is a big part of video editing and conversion. Sometimes you have to keep tweaking the setting until you find the right balance/results for what you expect.

  4. Anonymous
    January 30, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Well sharewares should give more satisfactions than the freewares. So basically more they cost and more they have to be prof and yields high quality of results.

    Generally, the quality of Video Converter Software is decided by sevral aspects:
    1)Can convert DVD disc and DVD folder to video formats
    2) Some rips only unprotected DVDs
    3)Convert DivX video. However, they cannot output DivX video, orYou can use xvid codec instead.
    4)Ability to increase encoding speed, faster with lower CPU usage
    5)Supports a variety of formats
    6)Converting more than 20 portfolios of video formats without any abortion or crash.
    7)Satisfying support service
    8)Support 32 and 64 bits.
    9)More functions in sharewares:video size, bit rate and frame rate, clip and merge files, crop video size, adjust effects, add watermark, add subtitles, add target formats and other usage skills.
    10)keep quality of source files or loss the least of quality.
    11) ActiveX will be installed on your computer automatically.
    2)The final output quality depends on the video codec and the video bit rate. With the same bit rate, MPEG4 is the best. With the same codec, the higher bit rate, the better quality and the bigger final file size. Ability in Configuring the converter in that way.