In a perfect world, all cameras and all recording software would record videos in the same format.
Sadly, that is not the case.
When producing videos, you will have to work with dozens of video encoders and resolutions and your video editing software may not work with all of them.
To ensure compatiblity with all of your video clips, you will have to convert your videos from time to time.
In this article, I share with you the best video conversion software on the market.
HandBrake is an open source video transcoder that can change videos into any format. It is free to download on Linux, Windows and Mac.
It supports dozens of video and audio encoders and resolutions. Subtitles are also supported and you can apply video filters and apply audio to pass through.
I have used Handbrake for several years now. It's a essential tool to producing videos.
VideoProc is a versatile video application that allows you to edit, convert and adjust videos. I started using the software in 2018 and have found it to compliment Handbrake well.
In addition to converting video files, VideoProc can be used to edit videos. It supports cutting, cropping and merging.
I also frequently use the software to download videos from YouTube as it's built-in video downloader allows you to download any video you find on the internet.
VideoProc retails from $29.95. A free trial is available to help you test the software.
Check out my full review of VideoProc to learn more about the software.
WinX DVD Ripper can be used to copy content from DVDs and convert them usable video formats such as MP4, HEVC, WMV, FLV, MOV, MPEG and AVI.
Video files can be optimised for each encoder and the software uses hardware acceleration to speed things up.
The software is free to download, however it should really be considered a trial version. The premium version is available for $29.95 and that unlocks all features and removes all restrictions.
Check out my full review of WinX DVD Ripper to learn more.
Formerly known as Video Converter Ultimate, Wondershare UniConverter is a video conversion application that suports over 1,000 video and audio formats. It features a user-friendly video editor, video compressors, screen recorder and a download manager. DVDs and Blu-ray discs can also be converted and burned to disc.
Wondershare UniConverter is available for Windows and Mac and retails from $39.95 for a one year license.