Smartphone Media Studio
Going on a vacation or simply for a walk in the park might tempt you to plug your headphones in and play some media files. Smartphone Media Studio is a simple video conversion software solution that was designed to help users convert their movies into a suitable format for their mobile phones.
Converts various formats to 3GP
Although the market is already full of apps capable of handling multiple formats at the same time, Smartphone Media Studio can only save the files in 3GP format.
On the other hand, it can open both DVD content and video files in the following formats: AVI, MPG, WMV, 3GP, MP4, MPEG, FLV, ASF, VOB and MOV.
A quick and simple conversion process
The interface is not out of the ordinary, but everything is quite easy to understand, as the user is required to follow a simple wizard to complete the conversion.
Just pick the content you wish to convert and specify the location, decide whether you want to use the built-in settings or go for the advanced ones, choose the output folder and that's it. The advanced settings mode comes with extensive options on the video size, zoom, video and sound quality.
Good but far from being a pro
Smartphone Media Studio works pretty smoothly, but there's still room for improvement. There's no configuration screen and the help manual is only available online, so you need an Internet connection to find more info on the program.
Otherwise, it runs on low computer resources and doesn't hamper computer performance at all, although we noticed that it sometimes freezes for about one second on Windows 7 machines.
Overall, Smartphone Media Studio is just an average product that performs exactly the same job as all the other freeware solutions out there. Even though it is outrun by similar products out there, its intended purpose is met, proving practical for older phones and operating systems.
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