AnyVideo Converter HD 2.1

Tool that turns any video into a high-def file

  • Vote:
    7.2 (147)
  • Category:

    Converters

  • Version:

    2.1

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP

  • Also available for:

    Mac

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free

The Anyvideo-converter-hd is an extension of the popular video conversion software that AVG has been producing and updating for years. The HD conversion capability that is built into the current version is fast and powerful, and users can easily work with videos in nearly 100 formats and convert them to or from HD quality in a matter of minutes.

The GUI is easy pretty straightforward and easy to understand. Simply drag and drop videos into the queue, choose the output format and then start the conversion process. Users can also choose from a range of manual settings which allow for a good deal of customization and flexibility.

The file is about 70MB, so it is important to have a good Internet connection when downloading the installation package. The installation itself is painless, and it only takes a couple of mouse clicks to initiate the process. The program also needs quite a bit of RAM and processing power in order to convert videos quickly. The speed of conversion is directly related to the size of the file, the format and the amount of system resources that are available. This is not necessarily an issue related to the software, but it is something to consider if conversions will be performed on older and slower machines.

The only real drawback is that the free version does not include all of the features that are available. Upgrading to the full version will cost nearly $50, and this may be a lot of money for the casual user. However, it is money well spent for someone who will be converting a lot of videos over the course of time.

The software includes some basic editing features such as cropping, rotating and the ability to create special effects. The full version also enables users to record, download and convert videos directly from popular streaming websites.

The Verdict

The Anyvideo-converter-hd utility is stable, reliable and easy to use. It is developed and released by AVG, and they have a pretty solid reputation for producing quality software. Users who want the ability to enjoy converting videos to and from HD quality should be happy with its functionality and overall design.

Pros

Can convert into more than 100 video formats

Live recording and downloading

Built-in and basic editor

Functional trial

Reliable and stable

Cons

Limited trial version does not allow for full access to all features

Expensive

Resource intensive and slow on older computers

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