Any Video Converter Free 8.0 launches

Martin Brinkmann
Dec 30, 2022
Updated • Dec 30, 2022
Windows software

Any Video Converter Free 8.0 is the latest version of the free video converter and media toolkit for Windows. The new version is the first release of the application in 2022, making it an important update.  The last release of Any Video Converter Free dates back to June 2021.

Please note that the developers see the new version as a brand new program. It lacks some features of the old, but the old remains available.

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New and existing users of Any Video Converter Free may download the new version from the official developer website. Existing users find an option to check for updates in the main program window under Menu > Check for Updates.

Any Video Converter Free supports more than 100 different media formats that it can convert.

Any Video Converter Free 8.0

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The developers have altered the interface of the application significantly; this is the major and only change in the new video converter version.

When it is run, Any Video Converter displays a list of single tools at the top and an option to create a workflow at the bottom. The following single tools are provided:

  • Video Converter -- convert videos from one format to another.
  • Video Cutter -- cut videos.
  • Video Cropper -- crop videos to remove parts that you want deleted.
  • Video Merger -- merge multiple video clips to create a single video file.
  • Audio Filter -- adjust audio related settings such as volume or effects for videos.
  • Video Downloader -- download videos from various online video streaming services.

Workflow enables users to combine these single tools so that they are executed in the selected order. All tools, with the exception of the video downloader, may be added to workflows.

You could convert videos, then merge them, or merge videos before making audio changes to them.

Any Video Converter Free users who have used previous versions off the application may notice that some features are missing from it. Some capabilities, like anything that has to do with ripping media from discs or burning them to discs, appears to be missing in this release.

The developers note on Facebook that version 8.0.0 is a brand new version that is different from the previous version. The old version remains on the servers for the time being to make sure that users have the choice regarding the two versions.

Closing words

Any Video Converter Free 8.0 is still a powerful program, but it lacks features of the previous version. It remains to be seen if these get readded by the developers in future updates.

For now, users who rely on disc functionality and some other features that are not supported in version 8.0 may want to keep on using the older version 7.1.6 instead.

Now You: which video converter do you use, if any?

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  1. Rachel said on January 31, 2023 at 8:41 am

    The new 8.0 version has a clean interface and fixed many bugs. It seems there will be more features added in the future.

  2. zug said on January 2, 2023 at 3:10 am

    + 1 for Handbrake. Been using it for years. Not the most obvious interface, but more than workable. And free.

  3. Yuliya said on December 31, 2022 at 2:28 pm

    I prefer HandBrake. Windows 7 and 8 users may be forced to use an older “legacy” version, but it’s still better and it’s FOSS. May require a bit of a learning, which is why I suggest experiment first on a smaller file, in order to speed things up, so you can get an idea of the output, but eventually you are probably ending up with the best transcoder out there.

  4. AJ North said on December 31, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    As the old saying goes, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.

    A user of AVC Free for well over a decade, my reaction to what presented itself upon opening the program and poking through it after updating to version 8.0.0 was to uninstall it, then reinstall version 7.1.6., which I hope will continue to be functional for many years to come. (Though a minor issue, the GUI is just plain ugly.)

    If any of the devs should happen to read this comment, then my hope is that version7.x will continue to be supported for those who prefer it.

  5. Captain Picard said on December 31, 2022 at 8:49 am

    It appears to be proprietary software, which is a no no for my usage. It may be available in a “free” version as far as free to use, but, like most “free” software for Windows, it has a paid version:

    “Any Video Converter Ultimate” currently going for $49.95.

    I prefer to call such software, “crippleware” and I’ve witnessed it from MS-DOS software on up through the various Windows versions.

    It may not always be point and click, but Linux has video converters, too. They are truly free and open source I might add. I also don’t need to pay $49.95 in order to save video/audio from YT.

    Beware what one man or organization/company calls, “free” when using Windows.

  6. wa said on December 31, 2022 at 4:49 am

    Tested converting a video from .ts to .mp4 using h264 codec it didn’t make use the GPU (1650 super) at all though the accerlerating option has been checked. Uninstalled.

  7. John G. said on December 30, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Oh, too many memories about this software, I used it a lot before I started my studies and it worked like a charm! Thanks for the article! :]

  8. centrit said on December 30, 2022 at 6:21 pm

    Under Win7 I’ve used a lot the VLC’s “convert” feature.
    It lacks the speed, the I5 processor of my old Vostro 3700 laptop is “cooking” at 95deg etc.

    Just can’t wait to use this tool, if available for old Windows environments.

    If not, I’ll search the site. BTW – do you have any idea if there is an old converting tool (from MOV to MP4 for example)?
    In VLC seems that there is a problem with the sound conversion (I can only use “preserve original track”, it’s not converting if checked mp3, for example).

    Thanks for hints! Keep on doing it!
    A happy New Year!

    1. Wolfie0827 said on December 31, 2022 at 5:26 pm

      I use XMedia Recode, works well and is not real slow like a lot of the the free video converters. I t’s not one of the fastest but gives you more control than a lot of the other free converters.

      1. Wolfie0827 said on December 31, 2022 at 5:28 pm

        Forgot to add that it works well on Windows 7 also.

  9. VioletMoon said on December 30, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    Looks like a clean interface based on the screenshot. Codecs? Am I going to want K-Lite Standard installed?

    1. Anonymous said on December 30, 2022 at 7:50 pm

      I think its hideous. I always avoid programs that don’t use the OS native look.

      1. Anonymous said on December 31, 2022 at 7:22 am

        Then you are one sick person than.

    2. Martin Brinkmann said on December 30, 2022 at 6:18 pm

      There is no need for that as far as I know.

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