SPEEDbit Video Downloader and Converter
SPEEDbit Video Downloader and Converter is a simple-to-use tool that allows you to turn video clips into AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, SWF, FLV and WMV.
But it can also extract the audio stream from video files and save it to MP3, modify the format of common sound files to MP3, as well as prepare items for iPhone, iPod, PSP and mobile phones.
The interface of the program is based on a standard window where you can import video clips by using only the file browser because the "drag and drop" functionality is not included. Unfortunately, you cannot process multiple items at the same time.
So, all you have to do is specify the output directory, extension and filename, in order to proceed with the encoding procedure. While SPEEDbit Video Downloader and Converter is busy with a conversion job, you can check out the initial and target name and format of the entry. Once it's done, you can either play the video or open the output folder.
In addition to a video converter, the tool also provides users with the possibility of downloading clips they are currently viewing on websites, such as YouTube. During the downloading task, you can find out the total and downloaded size, transfer rate, destination folder and URL of the clip.
The video processing tool requires a moderate amount of system resources to complete a job in reasonable time. It has a good response time and delivers clips with a good image and sound quality. No error dialogs have been displayed throughout our testing.
On the other hand, the fact that batch processing is not allowed is a major downside, Plus, you cannot check out elapsed or remaining time, or a progress bar) Too bad that SPEEDbit Video Downloader and Converter doesn't integrate a function that allows users to schedule an online video for conversion, right after it is downloaded. There is no help file available.