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bradavon 02-06-2008 10:31 PM

What's considered the best Video Conversion tool?
Sansa Media Convertor
PSP Video 9
Any Video Converter
TMPGEnc XPress

Those seem to be the choices. Which is the general consensus as the best and the easiest to use?

Do all of them give you access to all the AV options?

I have DVD Decrypter installed and plan to use that to create a single VOB file. I've yet to try video on the View and figure I should do. Thanks.

JSV 02-07-2008 04:05 AM

I tried a few, and I found out that Super is the best, by far.
But it might be too complex for some people. It takes some time to learn and use the many options. You can adjust just about everything with it, and the conversion speed is acceptable.

Sansa media converter is "video converter for dummies". It gets the job done, but the only option available is manual cutting/trimming of the video file. It is also very slow: my experience: two hours to convert a one hour file. Yes, I have an old P4 2.8 Ghz, but still, it is way too slow compared to other video converters.

PSP video 9 is so so, It may work well for some, but I just don't like the clunky user interface. I don't like the arbitrary options to adjust "quality vs. conversion time". I would like to know exactly how are these options affecting the file conversion.

I tried Any and some others once, but they didn't impressed me and I uninstalled them right after.

I am still experimenting with Super once I'll find the "sweet spot", I will tell the forum about it.

Sciamano 02-07-2008 07:02 AM

I'd say that the iPod extension of MediaCoder (or the MediaCoder iPhone Edition, which you can find in the "device" section of the MediaCoder website) is the easiest to use.

Just be sure to set "MPEG4 AVC" to make conversion work.

With MediaCoder you can even "impress" (=hardcode) subtitles in the converted video, if you need this.

bradavon 02-07-2008 03:27 PM

Thanks guys. I'll give them a try over the next day or so. I've heard enough rubbish reports of "Sansa Media Convertor" to ignore that one. Especially if you cannot modify the AV output, which I'd always want to do.

I'll give SUPER and Any Video Converter ago. I've not hurt much about MediaCoder.

Sciamano 02-11-2008 08:37 AM

To each his own. Just experiment and find what's more suitable for you.
I find it to be MediaCoder's iPod extension, but that's just me. Most people seem to like Any Video Converter, which I hate. :-)

bradavon 02-19-2008 12:54 AM

I've just given Any Video Converter Pro 2.5.6 a go (2.5.7 is the latest version) and it's rubbish. I suppose making it simple means it's easy to use but you can barely set any AV options at all. Utter crud!

Both VirtualDubMod and TMPGEnc XPress 4.0 are much better. I've not given PSP Video 9, SUPER or MediaCoder a go yet. The PSP Video 9 interface looks awful and SUPER looks complicated, but it does look powerful!

I'll give SUPER a go next. TMPGEnc XPress 4.0 is the best I've used so far!

Sciamano 02-19-2008 12:41 PM

If you like freedom in settings your parameters, MediaCoder is the one for you.
All the others are very user-friendly (meaning: you hit a button and it works) but not very configurable.

bradavon 02-19-2008 01:00 PM

Thanks. I'll download that too.

I like easy but as the View is so particular about what it needs you really do need the options. For my DVD Recorder I just make sure it's an Xvid or DivX file and 9 times out of 10 it will play it fine. The View is more picky.

bradavon 02-19-2008 03:09 PM

I've just given SUPER and MediaCoder a go and both are pretty decent. I opted to keep MediaCoder as SUPER is a little to bit unnecessarily complicated.

MediaCoder is very good though. I'm not sure if I'll use it long term as VirtualDub is just so good. It has a huge learning curve mind you (higher than SUPER) so is no good for newbies.

All three are great for video conversion. I'll continue to use TMPGEnc XPress 4.0 for Video Changing (i.e - Noise Reduction, Cropping etc...).

darknoob 06-01-2008 11:38 AM

for simple conversions use
it converts it online

bradavon 06-01-2008 02:12 PM

Thanks. That's a great site.

rikki233752 01-01-2011 10:18 AM

What do you think of Motion Man

This software is opensource and can convert from various file formats
I have used Super. I think this one is better because it is user friendly

bradavon 01-02-2011 11:57 AM

Thanks. I'll take a look.

rohit3192 01-02-2011 01:21 PM

@OP: For which player you are looking video conversion tool?
I have Sansa Fuze+ which supports .mp4 files ,as I have jetAudio Plus version I have converted DVD to .mp4 files which are working flawlessly.

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