Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Any Video Converter - The Free and Easy Way to Convert Video Formats

Occasionally, I find myself with a video in an inconvenient format - a .mkv file that I want to load onto my iPad, a high-res clip that I want to upload for web streaming, or an .avi file that I want to burn to DVD. I have used many different utilities over the years, some high-priced and feature-laden, but I have finally come across the most straight-forward application for this, and the best part is, it's free! Any Video Converter can be used very simply - select the file you want to convert, then the format you would like to output - anything from mobile-phone appropriate format to Flash or DVD's. If you want to, you can drill down into the deeper settings, choosing audio formats, quality levels, video size, etc.

It even includes basic editing features, so if you want to pull out a clip or two and assemble them into a new montage, it's as easy as dragging and dropping.

You can download the latest version for Windows from here:


  1. This is something I need. How does it work with MKV's? In the past, when I convert them it often comes out wonky.

  2. AVC has done a nice job with converting MKV's to MP4's for me - it can also handle subtitles which is great for anime. If you need to, there are options to tweak the audio-video synchronization, but I haven't found that necessary.