The TopTenREVIEWS Bronze Award winner for video converter software is Aimersoft Video Converter. It allows you to download, edit, convert and play nearly any type of video file on your hard drive or online. This product was edged out of the top two spots because it is missing a couple of output formats we like to see, but overall, Aimersoft has a lot to offer and is one of the best.
One of the things we like best about this video converter application is the fact that it allows you to convert files by device type. For example, if you’re carrying around an iPhone 5 in your pocket and want to convert videos specifically for it, simply select iPhone 5 from the menu and click convert, and Aimersoft Video Converter will automatically select the ideal file type for that specific device.
Another nice touch is the basic video editing functionality Aimersoft includes in this software. This means you can add special effects, crop videos, include subtitles and more.
Aimersoft Video Converter has almost every feature we looked for, and most of these tools are easy to find. You will be able to batch-convert, batch-convert multiple file types, merge files, split output files, set video dimensions, set start and end times as well as controlling video codec, video bitrate and frame rate.
We are impressed with all of the ways you can control audio files. Many applications don't allow you to do much of anything with audio, but Aimersoft gives audio the respect it deserves. You can control audio codec, audio bitrate and sample rate, and extract audio and convert audio.
You can also control so many aspects of the appearance of your video output. Expect to have full control over things like brightness, contrast and saturation. You can even add watermarks. A dropdown menu makes it a cinch to make your movie look like old film or like a film negative. You can instantly make it look embossed too, or black and white. Not all of the visual effects are central to video conversion, but it makes so much sense to allow for that type of creative control within video converter software so you can do everything with one application.
Aimersoft Video Converter gives you the option to convert videos from more than enough input and output file formats. It works with a number of portable media devices, such as smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and more.
Some of the input file formats Aimersoft Video Converter can convert your videos from include AVI, MP4, FLV, WMV, MOD, MPEG, MOV, VOB, and many more. This list is great because it has a good mix of common and uncommon video and audio file formats. The number of file formats this program supports is impressive.
As far as output file formats go, Aimersoft Video Converter supports more than 15 different formats, including AVI, MP4, FLV, MP3 and other less common file types. We would've liked to see more formats available here, including DivX and RM, but the selection is still excellent.
The clean interface is easy to use and makes converting videos an enjoyable experience. We wouldn't change a thing about how the interface is laid out. Better help options would make it even easier to use, however.
If you have any questions about Aimersoft Video Converter, you can consult the tutorials and FAQs section on the website, or contact customer support via email. It would be helpful if the company had more features in this area – especially more live help like telephone support and live chat. The company does offer chat for pre-sales questions, and that is helpful to some extent.
Aimersoft Video Converter is great video converter software that we recommend for a number of reasons. Its list of input and output file formats is a mile long. You can convert multiple videos in the same session. There are powerful clipping and editing features. You will always be pleased with the conversion quality. It's missing a few output and customer service options, but otherwise, this product is ideal.
Aimersoft Video Converter is easy to learn and converts videos to and from almost any file type you can imagine.
Customer support could be stronger in some areas, and there are a few missing formats.
The selection of editing tools, especially the audio tools, is truly impressive. This software has few weaknesses.