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VSDC Free: Yet Another Feature Rich Video Converter For Windows

Gone are the days when you’d demand a media converter to convert a video file into a specific format. Nowadays, portable multimedia devices such as smartphones, tablets, game consoles etc., are capable of playing almost every audio and video format. Despite that, the need for video converters doesn’t seem to fade away, and you may often find yourself looking for one should a native video format not work for you. Most folks use HandBrake for converting video and audio files between different formats, as, beyond doubt, the program holds a lot of potential. VSDC Fee Video Converter is another such tool that packs a slew of features, and supports all popular video formats. The application includes presets for a number of devices, including PC, iPod, PSP, Playstation, Xbox, BlackBerry, Zune, PPC etc, for one click conversion process. What’s more, there’s an integrated video editor, which can be used to trim or merge files before you send queue them for conversion. Moreover, using its Disc Burner feature, you can easily burn files to optical discs without having to use an external CD/DVD writing application.

The interface houses different tabs at the top. The Files tab lets you add the input files to the application. Since it allows you to add multiple files at a time, batch conversion is also possible. The preview pane to the right lets you watch the video from within the application. Files that are added (you can click Add Files on the toolbar to add files) appear in the source list.

VSDC Free Video Converter

The Devices tab holds all the presets for the devices that I mentioned earlier. However, it’s also possible to choose a profile from Formats tab, which also contains a wide range of  formats such as AVI, MPG, MOV, WMV, MKV, RM, SWF and FLV. Even after a format selection, you can further fine tune the settings from the Profile drop-down menu at the bottom, for instance, when you want to alter video resolution or output quality. Furthermore, clicking Edit Profile at the bottom right enables you to specify custom settings for both audio and video.

VSDC Free Video Converter_Formats

Clicking the Editor tab opens the Video Editor in a separate window. The editor can be used to cut away any unwanted chunks from the video. Simply select the beginning and ending part of video by placing a marker, and the application will not include that region while performing the conversion. Don’t forget to hit Apply changes after configuring the settings.

VSDC Free Video Converter_Editor

When everything is in place, click Convert files on the toolbar to begin the process. Total conversion time may take up to several minutes depending on the length of video, as well as the performance of your PC.

VSDC Free Video Converter_Conversion

VSDC Free Video Converter works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Both 32-bit and 64-bit OS editions are supported.

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  1. Beware of Trojans on this program. I did a scan and came up with 8 little nasties from installing this program. Just don’t do it.

    • Sometimes such alarms are false positives because the maker of the software stupidly used the same programmer interface as most of the malware makers use. Most programmers out there know which is which; and so when a maker of a valid, non-malware piece of software uses one of the programmer interfaces that malware makers typically use, the thought always runs through my mind that maybe the maker of the valid software also maybe dabbles in a little malware, now and then.

      The other possibility is that the maker’s machine is infected, and so the nasties compiled and linked right into the finished executable. If so, then shame on the programmer for not being more careful.

      The bottom line, though, is that sometimes these really are false positives, borne out of the fact that the programmer is using the same programming interface as malware makers.

      It’s generally too risky, though, to assume that that’s the case. So, bottom line, better safe than sorry. Stay away if your anti-malware says there’s malware.

      Hope that helps!

      Gregg L. DesElms
      Napa, California USA
      gregg at greggdeselms dot com

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