If you want to convert media files on a Windows PC you will have to use third-party software for that as the operating system does not really support a lot of video formats by default.
There are, however, plenty of reasons why you may want to convert video files; from reducing file sizes to playing them on other devices such as mobile phones or DVD players.
SuperSimple Video Converter is an easy to use program for Windows that is relatively simple to use. In the best case, all you do is drag and drop or pick video files you want to convert, click on a button and let the program do the heavy lifting in the background.
All videos that you add to the program this way are listed with the most important information including resolution, frame rate, and video and audio format in the interface.
The default format that videos get converted to is H.264 AVC video and AAC audio. The video conversion menu divides formats into groups. There is a web group for instance to convert videos into a format that YouTube supports, a DVD group to create DVD compatible files, an audio group to create audio files and a mobile group to optimize videos for mobile use.
There you will also find a customize button to change conversion settings. The custom output format settings enables you to select a resize mode and output resolution of the video, and other important parameters such as the frame rate and bit rate of the video.
Windows users who want full control over the conversion process get it here so that inexperienced and experienced users may use SuperSimple Converter alike.
Custom conversion can be saved as profiles so that they are available on next start automatically; handy.
Once you have added media files and selected the output format the conversion starts. The program displays the progress and estimated remaining time in its interface.
The only option available at this point is to enable the shut down of the computer after the conversion finishes. This can be useful if you want to keep it running overnight and want the computer to be turned off automatically when it completes.
SuperSimple Video Converter is an easy to use program that supports a wide variety of video and audio formats that you can convert your media to.
It does lack features that some users may require. There is for instance no option to burn files directly to DVD discs after the conversion finishes.
The program is available as a portable version which is ideal if you want to test it to see how it performs on your system.Advertisement
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