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Giveaway of the day — PCHand Media Converter Pro

PCHand Media Converter Pro quickly and effortlessly rips DVD and converts video, convert HD video to most popular formats.
$29.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 470 (63%) 278 (37%) 48 comments

PCHand Media Converter Pro was available as a giveaway on June 12, 2010!

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PCHand Media Converter Pro is an excellent combination of DVD Ripper, Video Converter and HD Video Converter. As a DVD Ripper, it could rip and convert lastest copy protected DVDs (99 titles) and backup the DVD movies on your PC, iPod, iPhone, iPad, Android phone, etc.

As a Video Converter, it helps to convert SD video and HD video to any other popular video formats, high definition videos included. Most popular portable devices supported, such as iPod, iPhone, iPad,Apple TV, PSP, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, Pocket PC, Blackberry, Mobile phones, Zune, Creative Zen, Archos and more multimedia devices.

System Requirements:

Windows 7 / Vista / XP (x32/x64Bit); 1GHz Intel/AMD processor or above; 256MB RAM; 30MB HD space for installation

Publisher:

PCHand Software

Homepage:

http://www.free-media-converter.com/media-converter-pro.html

File Size:

14.3 MB

Price:

$29.99

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#48

By the way, the "Trim" time is set to start at 00:00:00 and end at 01:25:08. But the recording stops and the timer starts over at about 1:01:00. Bug? Please advise.

Reply   |   Comment by Bkenn  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

I have a DVD that I have ripped twice and it stopped at 61 minutes both times. In the preview window, the video continues to play but the time counter drops to 0:00 and begins again. The recording stops at that point. Is there a place where I must adjust the time length of the recording?

Thanks,

Reply   |   Comment by Bkenn  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

This program disabled my Roxio Audio Converter using Windows 7 Ultimate. The problem was resolved only after uninstalling PCHand software.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

This is a complaint, one of your advertisements is for stopzilla a known rouge virus protection, please REMOVE IT, because it is very misleading

Reply   |   Comment by Megha Rizzi  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

so far I have been able to rip DVD's to the avi and I even tried it to an HD-Avi and it worked ok. Seems this program prefers to make the video larger allowing it to fit the screen better, but in turn, makes the video size a tad larger. I messed around and up'd the bitrate to 2k and audio to 256k in the settings and it came out nicely. on full screen, didnt seem to have any issues what so ever. even the HD one came out ok.

for those having issues, I recommend making sure you have the newest codecs downloaded. I know that when I was using AoA Ripper, i was having issues due to old codecs, specifically for DiVX and XViD. Once I DL'd the new K-Lite Codec mega pack, seemed to fix all my issues so far.

Running win 7(64bit) home. the only thing I haven't tried is ripping a blu-ray and I should be getting one to test out soon..

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

Thanks very much for this software. Installed with no problems on win 7 64-bit.
I used it to rip Shutter Island which previously mentioned programs, WinX DvD Ripper and DVD Fab, could not rip. I also tried DvD Decrypter and Shrink and those didn't work either.
Thank you very much GOTD and PCHand Software. Great Job.

Reply   |   Comment by Karin  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

Problems - will not do audio ! Left only video file. Tried on win & (2 stations) and XP. After convessions files do not include audio Converting HD ZI8 files (*mov) into mp4 (HD). Aimersoft ofered here earlier was doing this one without a problem but I've recently bought new computer and was left without a god converter. Would be uninstaling right now ( this is the only feature I would use). LOOKING FOR mov to mp4 converter ?
Converted with a sound to WMW....

Reply   |   Comment by Hertena  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#41

Easy to use BUT( instaled on 2 Windows7 PC) Converting .mov files to HD MPEG-4 video( *.mpg4) and ther is no audio at all in the finished conversion. All properly set up but silent. Anyone encountered this problem ? Very disapointed with such a result. Anyone had this problem ? Almost ready to try on a 3 mPC with older Windows ( XP)

Reply   |   Comment by Hertena  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#40

Wow! I haven't been able to convert any *.avi file to anything successfully. I even tried converting an avi file to another avi file and I only get audio. On all conversions I either get no video, speed-up audio or a some combination of failures. Glad I didn't pay for this!

Reply   |   Comment by Ted  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

I think you meant "latest" instead of "lastest", plus the reference to "(99 titles)" needs to be clarified since it could mean either that it is a limit to the number of copy-protected dvd's this program could be used with, or else that there is some list of this many copy-protected dvd's the program could be used with which list is not being disclosed. Either case implies a type of limitation akin to crippleware and so it may cause knowledgeable users to avoid a program with such limitations unless there is some fuller explanation of what the above phrase means.

Reply   |   Comment by windowsexplorer  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

Tried working with a blu-ray .m2ts file, converting it to another HD format. Through all attempts, the picture looked great, but in every single one the audio failed to synch.

Reply   |   Comment by Shawn  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#37

The HELP files could be much better.

With all the PROFILE formats for video output for Iphone, Ipad, Blackberry, etc. it would be great if the HELP files included some explanation as to what changes in each output format.

Or are some of these outputs the same? And thus we don't have to make 30+ outputs if some of these are usable by various mobile devices.

Where is a detailed explanation of the output formats?

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#36

Special message on their website for this download:

Thanks for installing and activating PCHand Media Converter Pro.

For GOTD version, we provides one business day free support. You MUST download, install and activate Media Converter Pro within 24 hours, otherwise, it's only a trial version. Notice: It's for free use, but NOT for free update.

As a GOTD User, you have the chance to get a Big discount - up to 75% off, only $9.99USD now, to keep a free update in the future.

Reply   |   Comment by Doug  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#35

thumbs down for me tried converting Alice in Wonderland. Did not work movie is out of order, now my other dvd rippers do the same thing but they are out of date. For example WinX DVD Ripper, which i got here at GAOTD. My beef with this software is that it claims it does rip the newer dvd's which it does not. For me at least.. PCHand Media Converter Pro meet Revo Uninstaller

Reply   |   Comment by rick  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#34

Not sure what the problem is, but everytime it starts to import a DVD, about 10 seconds into the process I get the dreaded "PC-Hand has encountered a problem and needs to close now...etc, etc..." message. After six attempts I said to heck with it and deleted it from my system. Bummer.

Reply   |   Comment by vincemv  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#33

cool......i like it!

Reply   |   Comment by sumit G  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#32

@ #5, you have to use the supplied email address in the readme, not your email address.

Reply   |   Comment by NGartplay  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#31

Runs well on a virtual XP Pro machine. A tad slow, but its handled everything I've thrown at it. Nice one GAOTD and thanks too PCHand Software.

Reply   |   Comment by Brent  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#30

Converted a 799 meg avi to mp4
The file was 850 megs after conversion to a smaller resolution.
Conversion took over a half hour to complete.
While the product works acceptably well, the results leave me underwhelmed.
Hopefully future releases will up conversion and improve compression.

Reply   |   Comment by foolishfish  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#29

I'm not too familiar with these programs: Does anyone know how this compares to the WinX DVD Ripper Platinum that has been offered on here in the past?

Thanks in advance!

Reply   |   Comment by NL  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#28

thought this would be cool.... It did convert a copyrighted music video... but it will not play at all in media player and there is no sound when played through nero. What's up with that?

I may try a couple other files but there really isn't much in the way of options so hardly nothing I can do do sabotage it!

Reply   |   Comment by Dreamer  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#27

Very nice little piece of software. So far I've converted to IPod, PSP, and the PS3. As for the the IPod and PSP, the conversion was exceptional. The files were a tad on the large side for these devices, but the quality of the video was simply superb. However, as fr the PS3, the quality was not so great. Maybe it's because I'm used to BluRay, but the video I converted (A WWE Raw Episode), the pixels seemed a little agitated. verall, this is a great little software that I'll definitely keep to convert my portable videos.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#26

Downloaded seems to work really well. Easy to use, nice interface. No problems downloading and when it scanned did not stop or slow down my computer at all like Avast does. Score 9/10

Reply   |   Comment by Sharon  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#25

it is good stuff, but convert to flv that video is too fast , it has no way to slow down on flv. Others are okay on speed.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#24

Installed very easy on a XP 32-bit. Tried it on a episodic DVD that I thought would be cool to watch on my Blackberry. Had to think a little to figure it out that it didn't recognize the episodes until I checked the "Search all valid titles". After that I unchecked the titles I didn't want and left the one I did. Then I let it turn the crank and out popped a 212 MB mp4 file. I noticed it used an intermediate avi file during the rip process which was deleted after the conversion.

The program has a large selection of output video formats. Really handy to have program. Thanks GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by janoble  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#23

Problem here - Win 7 64. Installed and registered, but when I start it up I get an error box that says "an unnamed file was not found." The program will still start up, but when I click on settings next to the profile box, to set the output mode, the program just hangs up.

Any ideas?

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#22

Tried to convert Amazon "Earth - Pole to Pole" 720p WMV file (DRM?) into several formats such as .avi, HD H.264 mp4, etc. Crashed on Win 7 Home Premium. FLV came out blank with some strange screeching noist at the start no video whatsoever. Unintalled!

Reply   |   Comment by cmoz  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#21

PCHand Media Converter Pro is a nice app, both for what it does & what it doesn't do... It does basic conversion or transcoding without any hassles, & it doesn't interfere with Windows, or break your other software. It does take up about 42MB with 132 files, 8 folders, & using the Portable App Creator [portableapps.com forum] you should be able to pretty easily make it portable.

Based on the open source Media Player (orig. for Linux) & the Mencoder that goes along with it, PCHand Media Converter Pro has an interesting option to use either OpenGL or DirectX for the Media Player previews -- it's under options in the menu, & could be important on some systems to get preview working properly. Otherwise you either import files into the job list, or use the DVD button to open a DVD folder or disc, eliminating the need to copy a DVD with only one VOB file using DVD Shrink. [BTW, while it's advertised to rip DVDs with DRM, I'm frankly skeptical -- SlySoft & DVDFab are pretty much the only companies making/selling software to get around DVD/BD DRM (to create backups etc), & they're updated constantly as new protections come out.]

To give it a quick test I used a DVD already on a hard drive as the source, trimming the clip to 3 minutes [as already posted, right click the file in the job list to trim]. Then I selected the Zune profile from the list setting the frame size to 320 X 240 [the profiles, customization, & the way they're managed are IMHO towards the low end of average, but should be workable for most]. PCHand Media Converter Pro got the aspect ratio right [ :-) ], took 30 seconds to transcode the clip at 30 fps [fps on AUTO], used primarily 1 core of an AMD quad [multi-core was selected in the app's options], & if it used my ATI GPU it didn't show up in GPU-Z. [A's Video Converter (designed for ATI cards) is still the champ at 700+ fps for the same transcode]. Quality of the encoded wmv file was good -- while a video bit rate of 1500 was selected in PCHand Media Converter Pro, MediaInfo shows the clip as 949 Kbps. [Unless it's *Really* bad, I don't know that too many people worry all that much about quality if/when the video's going to be played with a handheld or cell, but if you're the exception look for apps that offer multiple encoding passes -- today's GOTD like most converters doesn't.]

Finally, while PCHand Media Converter Pro is billed as an HD converter [and it might/might not do all right as one], I think those most likely to be interested haven't converted HD yet. ;-) Files can be huge & in formats that are *very* difficult to work with. Because you're dealing with so many pixels, re-sizing takes a lot of both horsepower & time -- just previewing the originals can be hard. Add in most of the software tools are at a very early stage compared to those used with/for DVDs. I'm NOT trying to discourage anyone from working with HD, but rather saying if you simply want to put video on a handheld or cell, you'd probably be doing yourself a big favor by starting off with standard definition video, like a DVD.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+36)
#20

No support for MKV files, no DivX (although it does have XviD) and limited to only 2000 kbps video bitrate which is not even high enough for DVD quality.

It does have a few nifty features such as pulling the title info - but it's not that accurate, finding several 4 second tracks that still need to be removed manually.

Very limited program and it's slower than most of the alternatives too. WinX DVD Ripper is still my ripping software of choice.

Reply   |   Comment by Nukkels  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#19

windows 7 32 bit registered fine, seems to run great. Just one question, though. What is it with media converters lately and not allowing you to resize the screen? They give you a little teeny tiny window that you are expected to see everything in, and don't let you resize it. Not just this app, but most of them I have seen lately. That "feature" sucks! That alone makes me want to not use this or other software with that "feature".

Reply   |   Comment by Jerry  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#18

The best conversion software I've found is WinX DVD Ripper Platinum. No bricks, plus voice & video track perfectly together every time.

Reply   |   Comment by Exquisiteslugguy  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#17

Great piece of software, just the thing for my media software collection works just like it says it does. Thnaks,

Reply   |   Comment by ukdirector  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#16

Installs and works fine on Win7 64bit. Interface is easy to understand. Videos to convert to list is confusing in that product manufacturers of products with video playback all want a proprietary format. This leads to a list with multiple MP4 formats, avi formats, etc, each with a slight variation from the next. So how do we pick 1 that will play on the most devices? Other converters have been posted here at GOTD which simplified this by offering the most compatible format variations and leaving the others available to those who know the software and those with specific needs via a couple of button clicks.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#15

has any one noticed if you can convert flv to xvid or vice versa.or does it have a xvid or divx support?

Reply   |   Comment by rob  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#14

Installs fine on Win. XP Pro SP3/Win. Vista Home.

Registration straight forward, quick & easy, Interface looks ok, simple yet quite abit of functionality

yet to convert anything so no thumbs up or down as of yet...not that the rating system means anything lol

Will give it a whirl

Cheers guys

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#13

If you like the chipmunks, you will love this software. Takes video and converts to MP4 file with unstable video and voice tracks that sound like the chipmunks. May have to play around with this to get it to work right!

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

I must add that you can trim the video, just right-click on file and there you can select Start Time and End Time.

Reply   |   Comment by TheSmokingTeam  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+36)
#11

It's very simple converter, with somehow standard options which have more accurate settings than average converters(for example you can type the desired resolution).

Anyway there is lack of advanced settings compared to Daniusoft converter for example (Daniusoft have also the option to trim the video, put watermark (text or image), picture corrections, apply various filters like b&w, old newspaper, etc.. and increase or decrease the audio volume.)

The conversion is extremely fast even on older pc, but the final quality is not very good. Specially on default settings the picture is blurred with annoying "bricks" all over. Increasing the bitrate and lowering the resolution brings much better results, excellent in some cases, but then the file size can be too big for web use for example (flv).

All in all a good converter if you have to do just a basic conversion and if the file size is not a concern. Worth a try for sure.

Reply   |   Comment by TheSmokingTeam  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)
#10

Installs with ease and file conversion speed is good as well.

Reply   |   Comment by Pokkel  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#9

Anyone used this to Rip Blu-ray dvd yet? Wondering if and how well it works for that? Says does some of the formats if i remember correctly and just want to make sure does and works well..

Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)
#8

Another nice GUI frontend for the MPlayer/MEncoder tools.
Extra points for PCHand for showing their original files and most of all for including the GPL license itself.

PCHand is even better then last weeks offer. This frontend can do more, and is even cheaper!
Good addition! I will keep it!

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#7

Converted an 80MB AVI file to iPod MP4. Result was a 320MB file - unecessarily large for an iPod in my opinion.

Reply   |   Comment by frog  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)
#6

it could convert the latest movies DVD to my ipod.It helped me solve a big problem.

Reply   |   Comment by fandy  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

Will not register. Says invalid number.

Reply   |   Comment by Tom Jones  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-25)
#4

Installs, registers, & loads OK on Win 7 x64. I haven't tried to convert anything.

Reply   |   Comment by Marshall  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#3

this can convert HD video is very well
any time when I watch the films I only want to watch the HD
films also this can be store into ipod so I can converter any time any where

Reply   |   Comment by masary  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#2

wow, cool staff . the only function i cared is whether it can convert hd video to ipad properly ,COZ i want to transfer video to my new bought ipad . i just downloaed it , find it works fine . thanks for sharing

Reply   |   Comment by joshua007  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#1

Thanks for giving PCHand software again! I download pchand screen capture and screen recorder last time!

Excellent!

Reply   |   Comment by amy  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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