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Giveaway of the day — ConvertVid

ConvertVid is software product for converting videos from one video format to another video format.
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ConvertVid is software product for converting videos from one video format to another video format, such as AVI to MP4 or FLV to DivX.

It supports conversion to all popular video formats such as DivX, XVid, AVI, WMV, MPEG1, MPEG2, MP4, H.264, FLV, RealVideo, QuickTime and 3GP.

Besides converting video to another formats, you will be able to easily convert your video to iPod Video, iPod Nano, iPod Touch, PSP, Zune, iRiver Clix, AppleTV or to your mobile phone.

With ConvertVid you can create DVD, VCD, SVCD. Furthermore, with ConvertVid you can grab only audio part from video to MP3, WAV, OGG, WMA, AAC audio formats.

ConvertVid is an easy-to-use application for both advanced PC users and beginners.

System Requirements:

Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7

Publisher:

Nuclear Coffee Software

Homepage:

http://nuclear-coffee.com/ConvertVid

File Size:

5.07 MB

Price:

$24.95

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#47

I forgot that I had already tried this program before. I find the settings to be kind of hokey. I mean, how do you set it to output xvid format? It doesn't actually say xvid anywhere in the advanced settings. Perhaps an xvid is actually an MPEG1 or MPEG2 or something? If so, how would I know if it doesn't say that anywhere? Also, audio doesn't allow you to choose the MP3 codec. It just says MP3.
I like my movies to be xvid with lame MP3 audio, and it doesn't appear that it's possible to set it to do that, unless I'm missing something?

Uninstalling, again.

Reply   |   Comment by SloppyGoat  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#46

It's a nice converter, but im using another one - SnowFox DVD & Video Converter which is more awesome and professional. it is an all-in-one DVD ripper and video converter tool and it can rip DVD and convert video to various video formats, what’s more, its available to playback on ur iPod, iPhone, PSP, BlackBerry, Mp4 player and other portable applications, so u can enjoy ur DVD anytime and anywhere with it.

Reply   |   Comment by Steven  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#45

One nice Aspect of this program otehers seem to have missed is that it ALSO converts various music formats to one another. So, it does double duty as both Video Converter and Audio Converter.
Thanks Nuclear Coffee!
BTW, installed & runs fine on Win 7 32.

Reply   |   Comment by JohnC  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#44

I wanted to use this to convert a .wmv file I create with Windows Movie Maker so I could burn it to a DVD. But when I selected the output option "DVD" it only created a .mpg file, not the .vob and associated files needed for a DVD to play on a stand alone DVD player. I tried it anyway on two DVD players and it did not work.

I also tried to do the same with "Wondershare Video to DVD" program offered by GATD a few weeks ago. Even though I specified that I wanted it to create a DVD and not an .iso file it only created an .iso file and then stopped, telling me "congratulations burning is complete". My AVS DVD Burner program would not load files from the created .iso file so this attempt also failed.

Then I loaded the freeware program from http//dvdflick.net which was recommended by Kim Komando's newsletter. This program worked perfectly, and includes a DVD burner so did the whole job translating from .wmv to burned DVD. So the freeware program wins the prize.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave H.  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#43

I totally agree with "7 comment. I' use a lot of converters and find Quick Media Converter one of the very best, very fast with lossless conversion.

Reply   |   Comment by Mack  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#42

Terese:
thanks. i tried it and it created the flash file fine but no audio? when i play it in power point it's fine. i then publish it to swf but it is missing the audio tracks. any suggestions? thanks
mike

Reply   |   Comment by mspeter  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#41

FWIW, there are a few comments on unplayable H264 video output from ConvertVid... I didn't have a problem using VLC, though I don't doubt others did. I'd *guess* that in at least some of those cases ConvertVid was having trouble reading & decoding the input video. If it doesn't work for you, & you like the app, if that is in fact the problem it should be fixable by tweaking the priority of or installing added Direct Show filters for whatever type of video you're using for input.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

ConvertVid is a decent enough front end for ffmpeg, that both works & is fairly fast. However there are significant cons...

While it works fine in 7 64, it's still 32 bit. While you can somewhat customize the output templates, it's multiple choice rather than the freedom of fill in the blank. For formats like H264/AVC, you can't set average & maximum VBR bit rate -- I chose 768, & Media Info reports the result as 816 CBR. CPU usage on a quad is ~25% or 1 core. There's nothing in the way of aspect ratio handling/conversion -- 16:9 mpg2 = 4:3 output. While it works very well with the VOB files on/from a DVD, you can't select the audio track, &/or it may not work with multi-channel [it selected the 1st stereo track]. [Often you can use DVD Shrink to copy a DVD with your choice of language track to a single VOB on your hard drive, & feed that to one of these converters -- without aspect controls & maybe no 5.1 audio support, ConvertVid would not replace a Ripper-Converter.]

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

#34, mspeter- I downloaded and started to use iSpring when GOTD last offered it -- I used it every day to post by lesson powerpoints for my absent students. When my hard drive crashed last month, I downloaded and started to use the free version. http://www.ispringfree.com/
I much prefer the GOTD version and will download it again when offered again.

Reply   |   Comment by Terese  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

I had an older version from a prior give away, and its what I use most of the time. It's fast and does the job!

The old version gave me an error message on startup (but didn't affect anything), and it seems to be fixed in this version.

Just some advice - If you have an older version un-install it before installing this one. I didn't at first and it caused this version to be painfully laggy.

Once I un-installed and then re-installed with this it's running perfect now. - WinXP Home SP2.

Reply   |   Comment by Tina  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#37

Hector #6 says "it only took seconds to convert his videos"
He must have a Super PC

Reply   |   Comment by RMG  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#36

Much easier to use than Super or Format Factory for those of us who are relatively inexperienced with video. Converted an MP4 video to DVD without apparent errors in very short time. It's a keeper for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Sparky  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#35

As with the last "Nuclear Coffee" offering, this is simply a graphical shell over an open source command-line utility (ffmpeg in this case) and, as before, they (and giveawayoftheday.com) are blatantly violating the open source utility's license by distributing it without providing either a copy of its license or its source code.

And, totally aside from the license issue, 25 bucks is outrageously overpriced for a supposed video conversion program where the freely available ffmpeg is doing all the actual video conversion.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Stone  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#34

iWisoft Free Video Converter is the best I've found, smaller download than FormatFactory, my previous favorite. But you still might need FF for some things. As for "the converted files actually sounded better than the original ones", Hector, I think you're just a bit too optimistic.

Reply   |   Comment by Captain Obvious  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

Seems it will not convert a powerpoint slideshow into a video file so it can be burned for a dvd. can anyone suggest a program that can do this, preferably a freeware? thanks everyone!

Reply   |   Comment by mspeter  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#32

Uses ffmpeg which is the same converter that all the free converter programs use.

Tried converting an MP4 file and got an error message that aborted the conversion.

All the free programs can be found at http://www.videohelp.com/

Reply   |   Comment by danzeb  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#31

No 3gp support. Uninstalled, sticking with FormatFactory.

Reply   |   Comment by Thom Porter  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#30

CRASHED VISTA O/S - DON'T INSTALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Even after uninstall - I am getting ffmpeg error
causing my Vista to reboot without end!!

Thanks for destroying my o/s which hasn't crashed
for 2 years...
Today - this software GAVEAWAY my operating system...

Reply   |   Comment by scott  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#29

For Marti, comment 8, there are plenty of free DVD ripper programs that will rip DVDs or reassemble video VOB files back to eg .avi.

For DRM protected files, Wondershare Media Converter though not free does the job!

Type freeware DVD ripper into Google!

One such is Free DVD Ripper

Reply   |   Comment by Charles L  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#28

I don't often convert videos, but I can say, based on past experience with "Super", that this is much easier to use. I had no problems running it on Windows 2000 and it worked well.

Reply   |   Comment by Budd  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#27

Hi, will this convert to use on a television?

Reply   |   Comment by Brenda  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#26

#2: This version is 1.0.0.31. The last giveaway was 1.0.0.25.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#25

#1 ,your software cost 49.95. This is free. Do you have a free comparison?

Reply   |   Comment by j007m  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#24

installed eassily except unable to paste in licence number from the readme. I had to copy type each character. this was despite apparent auto registratioj during install (a pretty stoopid shortcoming in my book)
numbert 8 Rory
google or bing for autoGK (Gordian Knot) a great freebie that will archive a DVD to an avi container (avi is NOT a fixed format) in a format such as divx to a selectable file size as low as 700MB so you cabn burn to a CD-R. ind a and read an online tutorial to see what I mean
If you acquire a 'divx certified' DVD player like a Philips 5990 which has a built in USB port you can then play your completed movie in divx format ftrom a mdedia card or whatever (even an external hard drive)
i was astounded to find this out recently after finding that the majority of DVD rips found using torrents werre 1 or 2 700MB files

Reply   |   Comment by JOHNFOWLES  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#23

As with #5 I found that conversion to H.264 wouldn't play and that it actually caused VLC to lock up and take 98% processor. Pity.

Reply   |   Comment by Ralph  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#22

@9, marti

No. You need a dvd ripping program.

Reply   |   Comment by Fum  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#21

My internet connection is fine but I cannot connect with Nuclear Coffee when I push buy.

Reply   |   Comment by bobars  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#20

On 3/4/09 we got v1.0.0 build 25.
Today, ten months later, we're getting v1.0.0 build 31. The price tag has climbed from 20 up to 25 US-$.

Somewhat strange, isn't it? I for one wonder how much time the developer will need to publish a new version of this product.

Reply   |   Comment by Tannhaeuser  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#19

Format Factory works fine for me on Windows 7 & it allows for 2 pass encoding.
Does this?
I doubt it, I'm surprised by just how many paid for converters don't even though it does produce better results.
Don't be fooled by claims of conversion speed, general rule of thumb is the faster the conversion the worse the quality as shortcuts need to be taken to gain that speed. The only true way to speed up conversion without loss in quality is to get a faster PC.

Reply   |   Comment by Alrock  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#18

Fubar: "I tried converting an HD MPEG-2 to H.264 and every media player I tried, even VLC, indicated a problem with the output file and wouldn’t play it."

Handbrake will recode HD Mpg2 into H.264 with AC3 passthrough or ACC audio. Plays perfectly in VLC player.

Reply   |   Comment by Xyth  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#17

i'd like to see people offer links or some clues to where the free alternatives can be had. i actually like this software, but it doesn't cater to all my needs, so where do i get the freeformat and the format factory? are there others worth checking out? i'm a freeware junkie. gotta have em!

Reply   |   Comment by buyerbeware  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)
#16

AVS Video Converter beats them all .. hands down!

Reply   |   Comment by MrClose  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#15

Another free alternative is Format Factory, It converts everything. Also has video stitching/separating and cropping software among other things. Although it's supposed to be compatible with windows 7, I can't get it to run even in compatibility mode. Otherwise it's a great program. Another alternative, Apowersoft streaming video recorder, grabs video's off sites such as You Tube among others. It comes with a built in converter that is very fast and seems to work great.

Reply   |   Comment by cixelsiD  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)
#14

hi, can someone clarify this for me... can i use this program to convert a dvd to .avi? am trying to back up some of my discs and need to find something that can do this. thanks

Reply   |   Comment by marti  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)
#13

@#6 (Hector)....That was a lot more than one word, amigo ; p


As for the giveaway, I just got an iPod Touch for my birthday yesterday...I definitely can use this program! Thanks GAOTD and Nuclear Coffee!

Reply   |   Comment by Rory  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-18)
#12

Installed ok on win7x64 but doesn't convert .3gp for me

Reply   |   Comment by rayok  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#11

Hi, download the trial version of this software from developer site, install it and for registration use the key given by todays GAOTD zip.file. You have the possibility to reinstall your software at any time you need ! Enjoy !

Reply   |   Comment by József  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#10

A very nice program, but essentially useless.
It installed and registered just fine on Vista 64, but:
There's no way to enter a custom resolution. You can only pick a resolution from the list, and there's not much of a choice. If your mobile device has a 1:1 screen resolution then you're stuck, because there are no such choices.

I'd love to use this, but it simply doesn't have a very simple, but essential option of entering a custom resolution.

Reply   |   Comment by Fum  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#9

I unzipped the file, installed it, entered the license key and ran it.
A window opened headed 'ConvertVid Unregistered, 20 converts left'.

??

Reply   |   Comment by andrew  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#8

One Final thing... Don't be too sure an rmvb CAN be read properly for conversion. I DO have several which, while they will play, a converter cannot extract correct info to convert. Lou.

Reply   |   Comment by Lou2  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#7

Quick Media Converter is an excellent free alternative.

Reply   |   Comment by Faye Davies  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#6

Hello... This is, in one word, the best video converter that I have ever used !
I converted several different videos from several different formats with great results. The program is very easy to use and with everything that you need right there.
And I really like that you can change the output video settings such as the video size or just keep the original. And for the sounds, the converted files actually sounded better than the original ones. This program is also very fast, it took only seconds to convert my videos. I think that now all I have to do is recycle all of my other video converters.
Oh and by the way, ConvertVid is running here under Windows Vista Ultimate 64x SP2
Thank you so very much for such a great giveaway !!

Reply   |   Comment by Hector  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-39)
#5

This is slightly improved from last time. A lot of the comments on the previous giveaway were wrong, you can change the output parameters for each file type, and "original" is generally an option. This is just another FFmpeg front-end, almost certainly in violation of FFmpeg's license (only the About box even mentions FFmpeg). The only conversion that would really interest me would be H.264. I tried converting an HD MPEG-2 to H.264 and every media player I tried, even VLC, indicated a problem with the output file and wouldn't play it.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)
#4

Installed on XP 64 Pro fine.. runs well. Controls are reasonably good. Tried it out with rmvb format, converting to avi.... ran smoothly and relatively fast. It works with mkv, for which, kudos to you. however it does not seem to be able to convert TO mkv.. ahh, well.. one step at a time.
I see a couple formats which are virtually abandoned, lol well, why not.
All and all, a decent one. Lou.

Reply   |   Comment by Lou2  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)
#3

Looks promising, though I dont really need it since I use Freeformat, which has more options/formats and utilities, at least IMO. I guess I just have a compulsion to download free software, whether I need/use it or not, hehehe. Decent, but there are other programs/freeware programs out there wiith more bang for the buck, or no buck as the case may be.

Reply   |   Comment by Jay Anderson  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-32)
#2

Is that a newer version than the one given earlier?

Reply   |   Comment by Mohamed  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-31)
#1

Hello,

Thanks for sharing!
I'd still prefer using Aimersoft Video Converter Pro, (USD$49.95) as, apart from converting video files, it can also be used to rip DVDs. Also, Aimersoft has three versions of video converter to cater to specific needs.

Reply   |   Comment by grudedeng  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-92)
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