This is a novel video conversion tool that specializes in making general video files compatible with multiple models of portable video players. The program can convert video files into AVI, WMV, MPEG, MOV, FLV, MP4, 3GP, and other video formats. It can even convert DVD/Blu-ray disc image files (i.e., ISO files) into any of the supported output formats. This video converter is lightweight and it provides very good conversion speeds.
The program's user interface is pretty unconventional, as compared to most other video converters. The initial window acts as a main menu that offers you six conversion options ─ convert to iPhone, to iPod, to iPad, to PSP, to MP4, and to 3GP. As you can see, this tool will be especially useful for owners of Apple portable devices. However, 3GP and MP4 are two very popular formats compatible with a wide variety of portable video players.
The conversion process offered by this tool is very simple ─ you select a conversion option, and a file selection dialog will open to allow you to select your source file. You can select more than one file for conversion, as batch processing is supported by this video converter. Then the program leads you to a new screen where you can see your conversion list, and add new files or remove existing files from the list. You can also change the output format you selected in the previous screen, and choose a conversion mode among faster conversion speed, smaller output file, higher quality, and custom.
If you select custom, the program will allow you to set the advanced parameters of your chosen format, such as the video encoder, its bit rate, its frame rate, and its resolution, as well as the audio encoder, its bit rate, and the sampling rate. Moreover, the program also allows you to crop the source video file, adjust its aspect ratio, and tweak its brightness and contrast. Finally, you can also adjust the audio volume level and add subtitles to your source files.
In conclusion, WinAVI iPod/3GP/MP4/PSP Converter is a powerful and comprehensive video conversion tool that offers a very good set of features and configurable parameters. Maybe, its sole disadvantage is that it supports too few output formats, especially when compared to other video converters.
- Capable of converting DVD/Blu-ray disc image (ISO) files
- Supports batch conversion
- Offers a few video and audio editing features
- Too few output formats supported, compared to other video converters
- Doesn't include audio extraction capabilities