PROS / This program has the widest selection of conversion profiles of all the video converters we reviewed.
CONS / It took 40 minutes to complete a conversion – the best programs do it in five minutes or less.
VERDICT / WinX Video Converter's benefits are large and its flaws are small. If you don't need your videos in a hurry, this is a good choice for video converter software.
WinX HD Video Converter is a mixed bag in our review of the best video converter software applications. It offers the largest library of conversion and optimization profiles of all the products in our lineup, and the converted videos are nearly indistinguishable from the originals. However, the interface is a bit difficult to navigate, and it's missing some of the extra components we look for during our evaluation.
The first thing to know about this program is the mammoth selection of conversion options it offers. With more than 400 conversion profiles, you'll not only be able to switch out file formats but also optimize your videos for playback on nearly any device (popular or obscure) you own. You'll find profiles from everything from smartphones and tablets to televisions, set-top boxes and gaming systems. This program even makes videos designed for use in other applications such as video-editing software.
In testing each of the video converter applications on our lineup, our experts inspected each converted file for flaws in the both the picture and the audio. They were able to find little wrong with the video files produced by WinX. Only minor pixelation problems were spotted, which an untrained eye wouldn't notice. The audio was flawless when compared to the original.
One of the issues that held this product back is how long it takes to convert a video. In our tests, it took this program 40 minutes to convert an hour-long video. This isn't too bad considering the quality of the conversion; however, the best video converters can accomplish the same task with equal to better quality in less than five minutes.
Another drawback is that it's lacking certain features that allow you to customize your videos. For example, it doesn't allow you to add effects or adjust picture values like saturation and brightness.
If it's selection and quality you're after, WinX HD Video Converter is an excellent choice for video converter software. It can optimize your video for nearly any device you own, and it produces high-quality video files. However, if you're looking for a quick conversion, you should check out the products in the top tier of our side-by-side comparison chart.