Riva FLV Encoder
Video conversion is nowadays a rather common task that many of us do in order to make a large movie filmed in high resolution suitable for uploading it on an online service, for example.
Among the variety of dedicated encoders and converters out there, there is one specialized in generating Flash videos, namely Rival FLV Encoder.
Clean feature lineup and supported file formats
The first run will bring you a very clean and pleasant interface, which means it should be easy to use too.
All functions are nicely grouped into the main window for instant access and it will work with the most common formats, including AVI, DV, MPEG, MOV and WMV.
Tweaking the output settings
Picking a file to work with, as well as the destination video file, can be done from the left side of the main window, while the right one has been reserved exclusively for tweaking settings, such as video size, framerate and audio settings.
A neat feature is the cropping ability that enables you to effortlessly edit the video so some parts of it will not be shown after the conversion is complete.
After a few tests, Riva FLV Encoder proved quite impressing as the whole conversion and encoding is done fast and without using a lot of system resources. The application did get unresponsive at times, but only when working with large, high quality files.
An overall efficient FLV convertor
All things considered, it's safe to say that any type of user will find Riva FLV Encoder very easy to use and because it works fast and offers a decent set of features, this software can be included in anyone's utility belt.