Video Converters date back to as long as I can remember, though their need has been greatly diminished lately due to most modern media players having the capability to play a truckload of formats, and a shift to handheld devices by many of us, most of which natively support a wide range of file formats. Still, there are times when you do need to convert a video for better comparability or compression. In the past, we have covered countless video converters including Freemore, Ace, EasyBrake and Video to Video, just to name a few. WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is a premium video converter for Windows boasting support for a plethora of formats, and the application has recently gone free for a limited time as an Easter gift, from its regular price of $49.95. Let’s take a look at its features in detail after the jump.
Downloading the application for free is requires completing three simple steps: visit the link provided at the end of the post, and click the ‘Free Download’ button to begin download ing the software. Next, install it on your computer. Once you’re done with that, click the Next button on the webpage as demonstrated in the screenshot below.
In order to redeem the free registration code, you will need to spread a few words about the free offer over social media like Facebook or Twitter, or directly to your blog. After sharing the app via your preferred way, click the Next button again to receive the code. Interestingly, you can also choose to skip the second step by clicking the ‘I’ve shared! Next’ button.
Copy the code, launch the application, paste it into the registration window and click Activate to unlock the full version.
WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe supports a decent UI. On its interface you will find a myriad of options and settings to play around with. The application supports all popular video formats, and the ones I tried during the testing worked without a hitch. And it’s not just the input; support for output formats is also equally impressive.
The application can convert videos to AVI, MP4, AVC, MPEG, WMV and more. In addition, you can make DVDs of your videos, or convert them based on the device you plan on playing them on, such as Apple iPod, iPad & iPhone, Sony PS3 & PSP, Microsoft Zune, Zune HD & Xbox as well as various others like Android, Blackberry, Nokia and so on. If you just want to extract the audio of a video file, you can use the ‘to Music’ tab for the purpose. So in a nutshell, this application has you all covered when it comes to any video conversion.
After selecting the preferred output format, advanced users can configure some additional parameters for the output file such as bitrate, sample rate, aspect ratio, video resolution etc. Moreover, you can toggle some advanced options like Deinterlacing, high quality (conversion) engine, force A/V sync and more. Clicking Effects lets you crop the video to your desired size as well, while choosing to keep or ignore aspect ratio.
Overall, WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is an excellent application that makes video conversion a breeze for both novices and advanced users. It works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. The app is free for a limited time only, so make sure to grab it while the offer lasts.