Editor's Note: This review has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it no longer ranks as a top 10 product. The original review is below, but check out our current top 10 about Video Converter Software here.
Advanced X Video Converter does seem advanced compared to other video conversion software in one way – speed. Every conversion we attempted with this software was done noticeably faster than other products. We respect that. Everything else about this product is a bit of a snooze though.
If quantity is your top priority, this software might be worth a second look. However, we don't think saving a few seconds here and there is worth what you give up. It's not really that much faster, and Advanced X does not read or write many of the file formats that we think you should be able to expect any video converter software to handle.
Also, there are relatively few ways to manipulate your video aside from basic edits. We were looking for more in this category, and we found it in other products.
According to manufacturer AoA Media, Advanced X supports the input of common files like WMV, AVI, MPEG and MOV; unfortunately, our MPEG to AVI and MOV to AVI tests converted without sound. We were also surprised that Advanced X includes little mention of portable device profiles. Other video converter software has preset sizes for a wide range of common devices. This application offers only four choices for cell phone profiles.
Most of the other converter applications in this category have many more output file types than Advanced X. Since there are many unusual file formats out there, it's best to find video converter software that can convert your videos to many different formats. This software isn't up to that challenge.
You can split and join video files, extract audio from videos and convert videos to pictures with this software. That's great, but we expect more features in this area. Considering its distinct lack of features, Advanced X Video Converter is easy to use, though it could be easier.
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Advanced X Video Converter is speedy and easy to use, but it lacks compatibility with many common file formats – for both input and output. The list of output profile options is especially disappointing when it comes to file types that play well on mobile phones.