Any Video Converter is an apt name for this video converter application, because it tells you exactly what the software does – converts any video file. But it does more than that. This video converter software also allows users to download videos from popular online services and rip content from your DVDs. This added functionality greatly increases the usefulness of Any Video Converter.
This application is simple and efficient. The conversion process involves loading a file, selecting what type of file you want to convert it to – or the product you want to view the video on – and clicking Convert. Anyone who can operate a computer or surf the internet can use this program nearly effortlessly.
It accepts nearly all file types we looked for when we tested the best video converters. And while it doesn't export to all video file formats, this video converter software includes all the basics associated with most popular media players. You can even burn a brand new DVD that can work in any player – a feature that is not universal amongst video converters.
In our tests, it took Any Video Converter about half an hour to convert an hour-long video. While this isn’t the longest conversion time among the products we reviewed, but programs like our top pick can perform the same task in five minutes or less.
One of our favorite features of Any Video Converter is the online import tool. You simply find a video you like on YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion and more, copy the URL and paste it into Any Video Converter’s application. Within moments, the application has fetched the video for download and conversion for playback on your other devices.
We had no problems using Any Video Converter. All of your output options are clearly labeled in the upper right corner, and when you import files, it only displays those that are compatible. Any Video Converter's output profiles are organized according to device or player, such as gaming consoles, iOS devices, Android, etc. This organization makes it very easy for novice users with little knowledge of file formats. Simply find your compatible device and select Convert.
Any Video Converter Ultimate is the easiest video converter we reviewed. It's also one of the most useful. It can convert your video for playback on more than 175 devices. You also have the ability to customize your conversion for your specific needs. Only the omissions of a few features kept it out of the top spot in our side-by-side comparison.