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Video Converters

Apps like FRAPS can sometimes record video in a lossless quality that takes up a huge amount of space on your hard drive when it doesn’t even need to be half as big. In this case, software like HandBrake saves the day with the ability to transcode the video into a lossy but still high quality format that features a much smaller file size with minimal to no loss in video or audio quality.

  1. HandBrake is an open-source, multithreaded video transcoder – it compresses and converts digital media from one format to another. HandBrake can rip encrypted DVDs with libdvdcss (libdvdcss is installed with VLC media player on macOS, or AnyDVD/DVD 43 on Windows).
  2. FFmpeg is the leading multimedia framework, able to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream, filter and play pretty much anything that humans and machines have created. It supports the most obscure ancient formats up to the cutting edge.


  3. File Converter is a very simple tool which allows you to convert and compress one or several file(s) using the context menu in Windows Explorer.
  4. XMedia Recode can convert nearly all popular audio and video formats including 3GP, 3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AC3, AMR, ASF, AVI, AVISynth, DVD, FLAC, FLV, H.261, H.263, H.
  5. VidCoder is a DVD/Blu-ray ripping and video transcoding application for Windows. It uses HandBrake as its encoding engine.
  6. Format Factory is a multifunctional media converter and DVD ripper. Its features include:

    Bundleware

    Be careful during the installation: Forum

  7. Open source software without any restriction - converter all formats video|audio|image professionnals codecs and standards - swiss knife tool Windows and OSX.
  8. CloudConvert is a online file conversion tool. more than 200 different audio, video, document, ebook, archive, image, spreadsheet and presentation formats supported.
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • FFmpeg
    • Lazarus
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    WinFF is a GUI frontend and batch parser for the command-line multimedia tool FFmpeg. WinFF works by making a batch file that runs in the command-line, designed to launch the command-line tool with given settings from a preset.
  9. Freemake Video Converter is video converter that lets convert videos to avi, wmv, mp4 (iPhone, iPod, iPad, PSP, xBox), 3gp, rip dvd, extract mp3, burn DVD and Bluray, create photo slideshow and audio visualization, cut, join, rotate and upload videos, photos and music to YouTube.

    Bundleware

    The installer contains OpenCandy. Be careful during the installation: Forum

  10. Wondershare UniConverter is an all-in-one DVD & Video converter tool and DVD burner for assisting you to convert videos/audios among formats like AVI, WMV, MP4, MKV, FLV, 3GP, MPG etc.
  11. Adobe Media Encoder is a standalone application handy for encoding audio and video in multiple formats. Furthermore, it can serve as a companion for other related applications such as Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Audition, Character Animator, and Prelude.
  12. MediaCoder is a free universal batch media transcoder, which nicely integrates most popular audio/video codecs and tools into an all-in-one solution. With a flexible and extendable architecture, new codecs and tools are added in constantly as well as supports for new devices.
  13. ffWorks (formerly iFFmpeg) is a graphical front-end for FFmpeg , a command-line tool used to convert multimedia files between formats.