Roxio Easy Video Copy and Convert offers a large helping of one of the things that makes an investment in video converter software worth it – flexibility. This product is a multimedia suite of sorts, with a video converter tacked on as one of its features, so you get a lot of functionality with just one purchase. We looked specifically at its video converting tool for our purposes, though, and in that category, Roxio's entry is quite good, but after weighing the pros and cons, not great.
Roxio Easy Video Copy and Convert supports AVI, DV, HDV, DV-AVI, MPEG-1/2/4, MPEG2-HD, DVD-Video, IFO/VOB, Xvid, DVR-MS, TiVo, ASF, MOV, WMV, FLV, QuickTime, 3GP, MP3, LCPM, WMA, Dolby Digital AC-3 and AAC, among other formats. Supported output file formats include MPEG2, MPEG2-HD, WMV, WMV HD, AVC (H.264), MP4, 3GP, LPCM, WMA, Dolby Digital AC-3, MPEG-2 and AAC.
We would have liked to see even more options available for output file types. However, we were pleased to learn that Roxio Easy Video Copy and Convert can reformat video files for a long list of portable devices, including PSP, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPod, iPod Nano, smartphones, Zune and Blackberry. Roxio even threw in Xbox and PlayStation game systems for good measure.
Some of the capabilities you have with Roxio Easy Video Copy and Convert include: batch convert, split output file, set video dimensions, set start time, set stop time, adjust video bitrate, adjust frame rate, preview view, multi-trim edit and more. That's a decent selection, though we did find products with more customization settings.
The ease-of-use problems that you may encounter while using Roxio Easy Video Copy and Convert will come from the confusing nature of what the software asks you to do at times. If you need help to figure it out, you may find the Roxio customer support process to be a bit convoluted as well.
You can consult an informative knowledgebase to see if that has an answer to your question, but once you get to a point where you need to talk to a human being, you have to sign up for a Roxio account. We always prefer a live chat or telephone technical assistance option. You don't get that with Roxio.
Roxio Easy Video Copy and Convert is solid video converter software that lacks some of the tools and file-format compatibility we found in other products, and it is more difficult to use than others we tried. In this video converter's defense, it has to share space with other features like burning data discs, burning disc images and copying discs, and that extra functionality could be a great thing for many users.
This product is packaged with many other tools that may come in handy, and its list of compatible input file types is impressive.
Other products we tested have more output file types. This software is more difficult to use than many of the applications we evaluated.
If you are interested in the other tools that come with this product, you will be pleased, but the actual video converter is just good, not great.