ArcSoft MediaConverter

ArcSoft MediaConverter 8.0

Flexible multimedia editing and conversion tool with batch-processing support
3.1  (40 votes)
8.0.0.21 (See all)

ArcSoft MediaConverter combines flexibility and usability with a long list of output codecs and devices. Thus, this multimedia conversion tool provides you with an attractive interface and a wide range of output profiles that will allow you to re-encode all your video files into video and audio formats that most portable devices in the market can play.

Its batch conversion capabilities allow you to convert any combination of image, video, and audio files in a single re-encoding process. Regrettably, all those input files will be converted into one output format of your choice, as the program does not allow you to assign a different profile to each of the items on the conversion list. This limitation aside, the number of video codecs supported for the input will surely cover all your needs – AVI, MPEG, DAT, VOB, AVCHD, MOV, ASF, 3GP, FLV, or MKV, to name a few. On the output side, though the list of video codecs have been significantly reduced – only the MPEG family of formats is widely represented – these cover more than 60 portable devices and consoles from 20+ well-known brands. All these output formats are clearly organized by media and brand, making this converter extremely easy to use even for the most novice users.

While audio codecs are not as well represented (the list merely includes WMA, WAV, AAC, M4A, and Ogg), image files are also fairly well covered, especially on the input side. Here you will find all the usual suspects, including JPG, BMP, TIFF, PNG, GIF, or PSD, which can only be converted into JPEG or BMP image files.

Finally, the program’s editing functionality is certainly worth mentioning. It comes with a video editor that opens on a new window and that offers you both enhancements and effects that will improve the overall output quality. You can enhance your videos by adjusting some light, noise, and color settings. As for the effects, you will be able to add a black & white, negative, sketch, old movie, or sepia look-and-feel to your videos in just one click. All in all, this media conversion utility makes all video and audio conversion process simple and rewarding, regardless of your knowledge of media formats and codecs.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Attractive and intuitve interface
  • Support for all popular video and audio formats
  • Supports High Definition video
  • Can be used as an audio extractor

Cons

  • Does not allow you to assign a different output profile to each item on the conversion list
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