Aiseesoft Total Video Converter is an application with multiple functions. It will let you edit and convert all of your favourite video and audio files to various formats easily and fast.
Installation & Requirements
A few options are offered during the installation of the application like different languages and the ability to create various shortcut paths. The supported operating systems are Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7 and 8 as well as Mac OS X 10.5 and higher. In Windows, 2GB of RAM and a 2GHz Processor is recommended.
The visuals of the application are quite amazing. A lot of effort has been put into creating an elegant working environment with a clean interface that invites you in. The quick start guide offered in the middle of the main window is a nice touch that will surely help inexperienced users establish a working relationship with the application.
To start with, you need to insert your files. You can drag and drop the files or folders you want or you can click on the Add File button located in the toolbar. When you have added your files, the various options in the toolbar become available. You can add effects, trim the files, crop them, merge them or simply convert them. When you choose any option from the toolbar, you will be taken to the editor.
All of the other options will be located in the bottom and you can edit the file however you want. The changes are presented in real time in a comparison window of the original and the output file so that you can check if the changes you have made are the right ones. It is an incredibly useful feature, especially for less experienced users who want to fiddle around with the settings and need to get more familiar with the program.
When you are done with editing, it is time to convert your files. The application offers a myriad of output formats in various categories. Apart from the obvious general choices, you can select really specific output devices like gaming consoles, specific mobile phones, multimedia playback devices and much more. It is a good idea to use the preset profiles as they are bound to work with the device you want to play them on. However, you can create your own presets by simply clicking on the Settings tab, choosing your own options and saving it with a unique name.
When you are done with all of your options and you have chosen an output format, simply press convert and the process will begin. Keep in mind that the trial version has some limitations. If the file is more than 5 minutes long, you can only convert the first 5 minutes. If it less than that, you can only convert half the file.
-Clean, neat interface
-Extremely easy to use
-Loads of editing options
-A ton of supported video and audio formats
-Some limitations in the trial version
With an amazing look, a load of features and a really accessible interface, Aiseesoft Total Video Converter ranks very high in converting utilities and should be used by anyone who is willing to pay some money for their conversion needs.