Digital Video Converter transforms any of your videos and DVDs into smaller files using any of the most popular video codecs, so that you can then play back and enjoy these movies and videos in nearly any portable device and smartphone. All the best known video file formats are supported – AVI, FLV, MOV, MPEG, and WMV, to name but a few. Besides, Digital Video Converter can also extract the audio of your video files and movies and save the resulting soundtrack as an MP3 or WAV audio file.
Together with these two main functions, this free utility offers you some minor yet interesting editing functionality. Thus, it allows you to clip and crop, join or split any of the input videos. Actually, though advertised mainly as a video conversion tool, this program offers you various other features that you don’t usually find in similar programs. Video capture is one of them. The program will activate your webcam as soon as you launch it, and by clicking on the “Capture” tab, you will be presented with a nicely-sized screen, where you will see (typically) yourself looking at the camera. This utility will allow you to record new video files using your computer’s webcam, and, of course, convert them into the format of your choice.
You can also use the program as a Web browser, and visit whatever pages you may need to visit without opening any third-party tool.
The DVD ripping functionality is at par with the program’s conversion capabilities. Though the choices are limited, it will convert your DVD movies into light high-quality video files that you can then play back using your favorite portable device. Here is also where you can save the soundtrack of that movie as a separate audio file if needed.
Not the most sophisticated out of video converters or DVD rippers, but a nice option to try out if your expectations and not terribly high, and you’re reluctant to spend any amount of money on such a software tool.
- Simplicity of use
- Clear and intuitive interface
- Comes with a YouTube downloader
- Nice selection of editing features, including video joining and splitting
- Rips DVDs into some of the most widely used video file formats
- Limited DVD-ripping functionality