Best free video converters

You may need a video converter sooner or later, even if only to create a file that would have the subtitles of a movie incorporated (hard coded), able to be reproduced by any PC system and player, a home theatre, a regular TV. In this post I’m giving you video converters that are free and working.

Any Video Converter or AVC Free, as is also known, is a nice video converter, audio converter, CD ripper, video downloader, video editor and DVD creator! It will convert your videos into all popular formats. Just import a video, pick a format, add subtitles if you need to, and hit convert to prepare your video, then play it with any device you like, your mobile, upload it to YouTube, etc. The formats are organized even by device, to let you quickly find what you’re looking for. You can merge multiple video files into one singe long video, add your own audio/subtitle/watermark to your video, clip or crop video and add special effects. After a certain number of successive conversions the program asks you to register. Annoying, but if you won’t be converting a lot of videos each day, it is not a serious problem, otherwise you’ll have to register, or pick up some other converter!

Quick AVI Creator supports up to 1 subtitle track, either internal DVD / MP4 / MKV subtitles or external text subtitles – Subripper (srt), MicroDVD (sub), Sub Station Alpha (ssa / ass) and VobSub ripped subtitles (idx – sub).

Shana is a free media Encoder that will let you perform several conversions, even with filters or embedding subtitles. Among the formats supported are AVI, MP4, MKV, 3GP, MOV, MPEG, WMV, and more.

x265 HEVC is a free and efficient program for advanced users who are able to work taking advantage of command line arguments. The main advantage of a x265 Encoder is that it lets you store twice as much and fast your videos on local disks or the cloud.

VSDC Video Editor is a special program you may like to try anyway. It reminds me of Windows Live Movie Maker, but it’s more powerful. It allows objects to be placed in any position on the timeline and have any size. You can apply visual and audio effects, color correction effects, object transformation, object filters, transition effects and special fx. It allows for creating masks for hiding, blurring or highlighting certain elements. You can blur a face to protect the identity or remove unwanted marks, etc. It also can upload your video directly to YouTube.

Quick Media Converter is a universal video converter using FFMPEG. It supports batch processing, Capture directly from webcam or DV Cam, addition of comments on movie output.

Format Factory supports conversion between all popular video, audio, and picture formats. It will also repair damaged video and audio files. It will also rip a DVD to a video file. Source files support RMVB. Take care: Format Factory installs without your permission an Ask toolbar to your browser and also a QuickStores toolbar! While the later (quickstores) is uninstallable, Ask Toolbar won’t even let you uninstall it! You must have a tool like Revo Uninstaller to get rid of that toolbar. Format Factory has also been reported for malware.

Zune Video Converter allows you to convert a full movie or a selected range. You can set encoding parameters (audio and video bitrate, fps, resolution, sampling frequency.

TEncoder can also download video and audio from sites like youtube. Subtitles having the same name as the video file are automatically hard-coded upon conversion. Up to 8 encoders can be opened and run simultaneously, decreasing encoding times. You can select between multiple audio and subtitle tracks, edit subtitle and audio delays as well as a specific video part that will be encoded. Effects like deinterlacing or cropping can be applied to videos. You can preview files before encoding, Watermark videos with image, Dub videos with external audio files, or create a video using image and audio.

XMedia Recode supports cropping, removal of black borders, Frame with selectable color (padding), Volume normalization, DVD copies for phones, PSP and PS3.

MC-TV Converter is a Graphical User Interface for various command-line video converters. Supports HD recordings, trimming, Synchronization with iTunes, Automatic removal of commercials from MPEG2-streams…

MKV File Converter converts MKV videos to MP4 and AVI formats, or other video formats to MKV. The interface is simple and easy to use.

Media Cope is a player, cutter, joiner, converter, photo resizer and slideshow maker. It will also let you crop/pad videos. The program will suggest you facemoods during its own installation, but you can skip it.

xFast Video Convert converts between various formats. It features an easy to use interface and supports iPhone, iPod, PSP, Zune, avi, mpg, mp4, wmv.

File Converter converts even from the context menu in Windows Explorer. If your source file is a video, the conversion to an audio format will extract the audio part of the video.

VidCoder lets you convert video files to MP4 or MKV, rip DVDs and Blu-ray discs, even in batch mode. The program uses HandBrake as its encoding engine. The interface seems complicated, but if you are careful you will find your way easily. You can add several video files at once and encode them in batch mode. You are able to preview your files and select profiles for Android, iPod, Windows Phone, etc.

Freemake Video Converter converts between video formats, rips DVD, converts to devices, burns a DVD, creates photo slideshows and music visualizations, cuts, joins, rotates and uploads video, photos, music to YouTube. Make sure you refuse to install toolbars etc along with the program.

Acoolsoft PPT2YouTube lets you convert a PowerPoint presentation to a YouTube video. Please note that the developer asks you to give your E-mail address in order to get the download link.