Top 10 Free Video Converters

Videos come into different formats such as FLV, AVI, MPEG4, H.264, RM, MKV, WMV, 3GP, DIVX, XVID, etc. Each format has its own superiority to apply in different situations. For example, most online video websites’ servers encode videos to flash video (.flv) format, which has multiple advantages for sending online streaming videos.

However, FlV videos are usually incompatible with mobile devices like iPod, PSP, Creative Zun, iPhone 4S, Sony player and so on. In most cases, you just need to use the one-stop Online Video Recorder to cope with both problems to download online videos and convert them for watching with favorite media players. Alternatively, I will introduce you the top 10 free video converters. Despite they are freeware but their convert functions and features are on a par with other sharewares.

Apowersoft Video Converter Studio

apowersoft video converter

Free try the best video format converter for windows. Generally supports change formats of downloaded or local videos to AVI, MPEG, WMV, 3GP, FLV, MPEG4, MKV, SWF, XviD, DAT, MOV, H.264, RMVB as well as different YouTube video types straightfowardly.

Surely, there is plenty of portable devices are available such as, iPhone, Apple TV, PSP, iPod, Pocket PC, PDA, PS3, Archos, iRiver, Creative Zen, Xbox 360, PMP, any Smart Phones, etc. Further rip audio from video files and customize the audio format to MP3, WAV, OGG, WMA, AAC, etc.

The built-in Media Player allows you to listen or watch any input  audio and video clips. Apowersoft Video Converter really worthes your instant try!

Any Video Converter

Any Video Converter interface

This converter has a pretty concise and clean interface, which is really mother-friendly one. For novices, there are no complex and dense options that will confuse you.

It performs well and stably in converting between almost all videos formats including, MP4, AVI, MKV, MPEG, FLV, 3GP, MOV, QT, WMV, VOB, 3GPP2, DivX, etc. It is also able to burn and save videos onto DVD. Output videos’ quality is awesome and can be customized as specific resolution, frame rate, bit rates and the. Therefore, this video format conversion tool will definitely enable you enjoy videos on your blackberry, iPhone, iPad, PSP, etc.

Except for good video processing functions, you will happily find that Any Video Converter will gain you ability to record flv streaming video from YouTube, Dailymotion, google video, etc.

Super Video Converter

Super Video Converter main window

The first glance at the main window, users will be either satisfied with presenting full features or annoyed with the cluttered options. But it is really professional video file converting software, which contains any possible video formats to convert such as, 3G2, ASF, DVCPRO25 and DVCPRO50 (DV formats), DivX/XviD, WMV7-9, WVC1. And it can render audio format of your video files to a wide range of choices.

Besides, Super Converter can also grab online video. It deserves your time and effort to get familiar with how to use it. After that, the handy tool will be the best assistance to get exactly what you want.

Handbrake

handbrake video converter

Basically support 3 operation systems. They are Mac, Windows and Ubuntu. The multi-platform software works more a DVD ripper than video format conversion tool. But I think the only point will fulfill many of you. With Handbrake, you can easily rip video files from your DVD discs and convert them to two dominant formats that are MPEG4 and MKV.

Just feel free to import any formatted videos to convert with it. Of course, directly export to Apple products like iPod, iPhone is supported. Moreover, you can make chapter, add audio track and subtitles, and set output resolution, frame rate, etc as your needs.

MediaCoder

Media Coder Converter

If you attach importance to convert speed, I strongly recommend you use MediaCoder. It is best video format converter to works at ultra-fast speed. Support any usual video formats as input and target formats.

With a well-designed UI, you can either flexibly do some simple conversions or implement some complex video processing, especially for video compression. That will help you a lot to reduce size of large video file and save your hard drive room.

In addition, you can make related edits of your videos, multiple setting are included, e.g. denoise, adjust brightness, saturation and contrast.

Format Factory

Format factory video converter

Among free video converters for windows, it’s a renowned one. A long list of supported video file formats shows that it is in position to convert between various formats you may encounter. Batch conversions will save much precious time.

What’s more, don’t ignore a lot of choices of output devices. It’s very convenient for users who are going to watch video with mobile multimedia players, e.g. Sony PSP, BlackBerry, Xbox 360, HTC, Archos, iRiver, Nokia, Samsung and Creative.

That’s not all, more features you can get, including extract audio file from video/CD, convert audio and create images from video clips, rip DVDs and restore corrupted video file.

Quick Media Converter

Quick Media Converter

When you open the program, you will immediately know what it can do for you. It’s a free media converter. The interface is very intuitive and the buttons are colorful and bright.

There are easy and expert modes to choose. If you need to do some straight and fast conversions, the former one will allow you convert video within a couple of clicks, and resize or crop videos. While the expert one enables you to make any possible combination to convert, for instance, video to image files conversion.

Another bonus is that you can use the inlaid video capture function to record video from webcam or external devices like camera.

Freemake

Freemake video converter

All wanted features are added to the ideal free video converter for windows, video and audio conversions, DVD ripping, image conversions, even conversion of videos from YouTube URLs and more.

After importing your video, just select a wanted export format/device, and make related editing. You can shorten the video length and tweak video elements to get optimal convert results.

Since the CUDA and DXVA technologies support, the converting is effective and maintains at high level. Freemake is definitely worth your try.

Hamster Free Video Converter

hamster free video converter

The pretty cute and user-friendly software divide conversion into three steps “Add File”, “Edit” and “Convert”. Easy manipulations like drag and drop adding files in batch, preview video while editing, change frame and bit rate.

It can convert to MP4, MP3, 3GP, HD, DVD, MPEG, AVI, FLV, WMV, DivX, XviD, MKV, M2TS, etc. And alternatively exports to more than 200 video-playing devices. The best video format converter is multi-languages utility that supports English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Arabic, Russian and so on.

Videora Free Converter

Videora Free Video Converter

The software has many different subsidiary tools. They are sorted by output devices like iPod, iPad, Zune, Sony Ericsson, HTC, Motorola, Nokia and Samsung. It will gain you capability to convert from and to videos that are in form of mpeg, avi, divx, xvid, flv, vob, x264, or DVD, movies and also YouTube videos. So it’s nice application to help you save YouTube video to iPod, iPhone, or any other hot gadgets.

Miro Video Converter

Miro Video Converter

There is no need to say more than is needed, just another easier to use desktop freeware. With extremely concise interface, although you can only convert one file at a time, the conversion speed catches up with other powerful tools. It’s suitable for converting a few video clips occasionally to MPEG4. And the output videos are preserved as original HD quality.