Pros / This program is the fastest converter we tested.
Cons / It lacks a few minor features like the ability to download online videos and burn converted videos to DVD.
Verdict / Speed, quality and a wide array of customization tools make Movavi Video Converter a solid choice for video converter software.
Movavi Video Converter is an excellent choice for video converter software. It's incredibly easy to learn and use. It converts videos faster than any product we tested. It also has a healthy library of preprogrammed conversion and optimization profiles. But it does lack some extra features we look for such as the ability to download online videos and burn DVDs.
This video converter software is very quick and easy to use. The main window of the interface gives you access to the program's core features. Once the file you want to convert is loaded into the program, you can begin a conversion in as little as a single click. In our tests, Movavi converted an hour-long video in one minute. This is the fastest conversion time of all the programs we reviewed.
In addition to being the fastest, Movavi also produced a good quality conversion. We inspected converted video created by this program and compared it to the source video. We noticed only small imperfections such as pixelation and compression artifact in the finer details of the picture. The converted sound was excellent. We only detected trivial degradations from the source audio.
All the video converter software we evaluate have a library of conversion profiles. These profiles make it easy to switch videos from one format to another. All you have to do is select the profile you want and hit Convert. But the library also contains optimization profiles for more than 175 smartphones, tables, gaming systems, set-top boxes, televisions and more. These profiles tailor your conversion for the specific device you own. However, programs like WinX HD Video Converter offered more optimization choices.
Despite its incredibly fast conversion time, good video and audio quality along with having all of the core tools we look for in the best video format converters, Movavi left out some of the minor tools that would have otherwise elevated it further above the competition. For example, this program doesn’t give you the ability to download videos from sites like YouTube and Vimeo. The program also lacks DVD-burning tools, which would be good for users who want a physical backup of their converted videos.
- Ease of Use
- Video Formats
- Device Optimization Profiles
Movavi is a great video converter. It's fast, produces great results and possesses one of the largest conversion profile libraries on our lineup. Only a few minor omissions kept it out of the top tier of our side-by-side comparison chart.