XMedia Recode 22.214.171.124 pick
FreewareFiles Editor's Review
If you have ever wanted to convert either audio or video from one format to another, then there are high chances XMedia Recode will suit your needs. This free video converter is compatible with nearly every video and audio format, and it is suitable for both advanced and novice users. It can even convert Blu-Ray discs and DVDs so long as they are not protected.
Installing and Using XMedia Recode
XMedia Recode installed fast without any hitches and gave us the option to launch it immediately, which we did. The simple user interface hid the advanced options well, making it friendly to basic users.
When we opened a video file to convert, the free video converter displayed its file name, length, video and audio type, chapters and subtitle. Double-clicking the file provided more comprehensive details. The program gave us 60 profiles to choose from depending on the device we wanted the converted file to be compatible with. It gives the names of specific devices, which makes it easy for beginners to choose the model they want. For example, when you click on Samsung, the program gives a long drop-down list containing different Samsung models.
We first converted the video using the custom profile without making any adjustments besides choosing the desired output format. What can confuse some users is the term used for the conversion button. If you are looking for a button written "Convert", then you will be lost because the button uses the term "Encode". Although this is the right technical term, it can easily leave beginners stumped. We also noticed that the encode button only became active after we clicked the “Add Job” button.
When we made some adjustments as to how the output file should appear, the conversion process took notably longer.
We used XMedia Recode as a free audio converter with satisfactory results. The program also allowed us to extract audio from video files.
Once XMedia Recode had encoded the files, it displayed the total processing time. You can choose what you want to happen after conversion completes, including exiting the program, going to standby, logging off, shutting down computer, rebooting or doing nothing.
In addition to the settings for converting specific files, the Preferences tab under Options allows users to adjust how the program works in general. However, there is no help file. The Help button takes you to a Website that only displays a screenshot of the program’s display, which is in German.
XMedia Recode can convert almost all known audio and video formats, including 3GP, 3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AC3, AMR, ASF, AVI, AVISynth, DVD, FLAC, FLV, H.261, H.263, H.264, M4A , m1v, M2V, M4V, Matroska (MKV), MMF, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, TS, TRP, MP2, MP3, MP4, MP4V, MOV, OGG, PSP, (S) VCD, SWF , VOB, WAV, WMA and WMV.
XMedia Recode can only convert unprotected DVDs.
XMedia Recode converts: 3GP to AVI, 3GP to FLV, AC3 to MP3, AC3 to WAV, ASF to 3GP, ASF to FLV, ASF to MP4, AVI to FLV, AVI to 3GP, FLAC to MP3, FLAC to WMA, FLV into 3GP, FLV to Mp3, DVD to 3GP, DVD to AC3, DVD to AVI, DVD to MP3, DVD to MP4, DVD to MOV, DVD to SVCD, DVD to VCD, DVD to WMV, OGG to MP3, OGG to WMA, MPEG to AVI, MP2 to MP3, MP4 to FLV, MP4 to AVI, M4P to MP3, MOV to 3GP, MOV to AVI, MOV to FLV, WMA to MP3, WMV to FLV, WAV to MP3
To use the DivX codec, you need to have the DivX codec installed.
What´s new in version 126.96.36.199:
Reviewer: -newjughead Review Date: 2014-03-25
Average Rating (165 Votes )
Pros: Converts anything to everything. Best audio/video converter. Maintains video quality. Works with subtitles.
Cons: None for this release (188.8.131.52)
Other Thoughts: I batch converted different formats and this version did not crash. Will conduct some other tests.