What Is The Best Video Converter?

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I have been using a pretty good video converter for the last couple of years. Its not a free software so I have been paying for it.

The license is expiring so I have to renew and pay again but before I do that, I though I should find out if there is any good FREE video converter available these days.

I googled it and there are so many! No idea which one to test.

I am mostly converting from avi to mp4, I'd appreciate any recommendations.
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  • Hi Joe,

    I can highly recommend the free program 'HandBrake'.

    HandBrake: Open Source Video Transcoder (NOT an affiliate link).

    That will not only convert .avi files to a much smaller .mp4 file, but you can also use it to covert .mov to .mp4.

    Why would you want to do that?

    Because those hand-drawn videos from Video Scribe produce a .mov file and you'll probably want .mp4.

    Also, if you put an existing .mp4 file into it, you'll get a file out that's about a third of the original size, without loss of quality, for lightening fast loading on line.

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  • Profile picture of the author spearce000
    Handbrake is good. I also use Aiseesoft Total Media Converter which I got free from Giveaway of the Day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Legolas
    I use any video converter it's free.
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    • Profile picture of the author koolphoto
      I also vote for Any Video Converter. Been using it for awhile. I like it too.

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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    I tried 7 or 8 converters. Any Video Converter is my choice.
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  • Profile picture of the author trump7
    There are many good video convertor available in the market and you can choose on of them.
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  • Profile picture of the author jessiem
    Another vote for Handbrake!

    Been using it early this year. Although it has limitations (like the export features), however, everything is almost quite okay for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author skymike
      I use Freemake. It does the lot. No logo during the on screen picture (just appears on a black screen after the video has finished).


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  • Profile picture of the author Vickcarty
    I suggest use convert2mp3.com as it is free toold and another is prism converter as it is also a free option to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author Davidconstable
    To convert the avi to mp4 you can use any video converter as you wish. Because these are the two common video format in the world. in the internet you will be able to find many video converter at free of cost. I have used two good free video converter. one is "Xilisoft Video Converter" & another is "Any Video Converter Professional v3.0.1"
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Zones
      I use Handbrake. It is very good.
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  • Profile picture of the author MoRaitman
    Check out download.cnet.com

    Free AVI to MP4 Converter is a lightweight and convenient utility program that lets you take any AVI files and quickly convert them to MP4 format. Once these files are converted, you can play them right on your computer, or you can transfer them to any device that supports MP4 file playback.

    Nice interface: This app's interface is streamlined and accessible, with clear controls that let you access all of the program's features with ease. Even novice users will have no trouble figuring out how to add files, make any necessary adjustments to desired output resolution, and then complete the conversions.
    Smooth conversions: Conversions, themselves, are completed quickly and properly through this app, so you'll have the files you want in the right format in no time. You can also choose where you want the converted files to be saved, so you'll have no trouble accessing them later on.

    Special offers: During installation of this app, you'll be bombarded with special offers to download other programs. While this happens to a certain extent during most app downloads, this program has a surprising number of them. You can decline all of these offers without impacting the download and installation of the program you actually want, but if you're not paying attention, you could wind up with a lot of programs you don't want.
    Bottom Line

    If you have a need to convert AVI files to MP4 format, this program is a good option. It's fast, free, and produces good-quality converted files that you can watch on multiple devices. Just be careful during the installation process if you don't want the extras.

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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Ray
    Thanks everyone for all the reply!

    I downloaded Handbrake and tested it. Its very good but the quality and video size is exactly the same as Leawo which is the one I have have been using. Leawo is not free but Handbrake is free and the quality is the same. So, that's pretty good.

    Leawo outputs any file format, which is very good, but that why its not free I guess.

    BTW: I am not promoting Leawo
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  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    Another vote for Avs4you. For $59 lifetime, you get a video converter + tons of other tools.

    AVS4YOU® Best multimedia software on today's market.

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  • Profile picture of the author melprise
    I suggest Freemake Video Converter, which is free and does the job in almost any direction or format, with drag and drop ease.
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  • Profile picture of the author mervp
    Another vote for Any Video Converter. Free, generally easy to use, dependable.
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  • Profile picture of the author gdi4life
    I use Camtasia for all of my audio/video converting needs.

    As far as I know, no other program comes close.

    I remember forking out big bucks to upgrade a few years ago and it was definitely work it.

    If you look hard enough, you may be able to find a free version online somewhere, but if you go that route you lose out on tech support, not to mention a host of other sweet features on the upgraded version.

    Camtasia works for me

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  • Profile picture of the author vikash_kumar
    I am using Free Video Converter | MP3 MP4 AVI 3GP MKV DVD | FREE Download for several years now, easy to use and almost do any conversion which one can ask for....
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  • Profile picture of the author OnTheRun
    I have Wondershare video converter, it's free and it works great. I use it a lot, I wouldn't recommend it if it wasn't any good
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  • Profile picture of the author aishaaiyana
    There are so many free application to convert video from AVI to MP4. In this case I had use XILISOFT Video converter & Any Video Converter. both of these apps working good. Both of this apps also at a free of cost. You can take a look,if you want. Thanks

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  • Profile picture of the author Nathan Fortune
    I use camtasia too.

    Also Handbrake is great.

    If you search more you will find more.

    The best program is the one that doing your job. No matter the name.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrJonny
    There are many online video converters. Just google the format
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  • Profile picture of the author GetPLRhere
    I give a thumbs up for Online video converter

    there might be a limitation however for very long videos.
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  • Profile picture of the author naturalreo
    Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate!
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  • Profile picture of the author harryvent
    I use Total video converter. Many additional features are there to audio joiner etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author Diskretni
      I suggest Handbrake,it is the best so far by my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnbrent606
    Total Video Converter and Media Coder are the best video converter tools...
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