This is a powerful and feature-rich video converter that introduces specific functionality to convert videos from and into HD formats – such as HD AVI, H.264/AVC, and AVCHD – together with support for traditional SD formats. The program features a functional and pleasant user interface which anyone with some experience in video converters will find familiar.
The program fully supports batch video conversion. On the one hand, you can add multiple source video files for conversion ─ either individually or by adding entire video folders ─ in a single operation. On the other hand, you can attach multiple target profiles to each source video. The program also includes a simple but functional built-in video player that allows you to preview any source file on your list. You can also use this player to extract snapshots from you video files while previewing them.
The most helpful feature of this video converter is probably the amount of predefined output profiles it offers. You can select among the wide variety of SD and HD presets available or you can select an audio preset to extract the audio stream from your video files. However, there are also a large number of presets designed for specific brands and models of the most popular portable devices available nowadays. These include iPhone, iPod, iPad, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, Playstation, Xbox, Android tablets, and many others. Anyway, whatever output profile you select, you can always change its internal settings – in either a simple or an advanced mode – to fit your specific needs fully.
Finally, it's very important to note that this program is designed to take full advantage of modern hardware capabilities. For example, the program supports multi-core CPUs as well as NVIDIA CUDA and AMD APP graphics technologies. Of course, this enables the program to produce very fast video conversions with high-quality results. I would say that the only functionality this program lacks is some basic video editing features – commonly present in this kind of tools – such as video cropping or subtitle support.
In short, if you need to convert SD or HD video files without applying any advanced video editing to them, 4Media HD Video Converter might be a very interesting solution for you, thanks to its powerful features and the amount of predefined output profiles it offers.
- Nice user interface.
- Supports batch video conversion.
- Allows you to attach multiple output profiles to a single source video.
- Allows you to capture snapshots from your source video files.
- Includes a large number of predefined output profiles.
- Designed to take full advantage of modern hardware capabilities.
- Doesn't include even basic video editing capabilities.