There exists so many video files formats and for each of them we have to use a different video player. We have so many online video sharing sites and most of them have a different video formats. But of the times you require your favorite video to be encoded so that it’s suitable for playback on your iPod or PSP or desktop that you use. So you need the right utility to convert videos in other formats of videos files which should actually work for you. Seeing this requirement their has been a lot of commercial video converter software’s which can perform this action without ease and much hassle. But those commercial license doesn’t find any much usefulness to individuals as they doesn’t have so many ripping work, yes, it does find a good application for people who does commercial business.
Few top commercial players are Amigo DVD ripper, PSP Movie Creator, Magic Video Converter, Intertech DVD ripper, Alldj DVD Ripper and lot more to add. The prices of that DVD ripper are between $20 to $50 for licensed version. But there exits so many free utilities that can convert your video files on every operating system or through the web browser directly and quickly make your work happen.
Mentioned here are the top 10 tools which can do this for you at a no price -
VLC Media Player
You have been using VLC Media Player as it’s the best-rated media player which supports multiple formats. But you never knew that VLC media player also supports the playback of FLV files which are basically YouTube download video files, so that means that you no longer would require to have a special video player for YouTube videos to be played or no need of conversion from FLV to Avi format, you can directly open with VLC and watch it.
For most of the people, VLC is an open source media players for all platforms but few are aware that it can indeed rip DVD’s tool. More it can also play ripped discs in ISO format (an image of DVD on VLC storage so that when you need to play you don’t need the original CD, you can use the image file).
VLC Media is a nice choice for DVD rips; YouTube video watching as it’s portable software and makes it’s easy to handle all kinds of files.
MediaCoder is an open source Windows operating system based audio and video formats converter. The supported files formats includes MP3, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, AAC+, WMA, RM, AVI, MPEG, VOB, MP4, ASF, OGM, 3GP, FLV, H.264, VP8, XviD, DivX, MPEG 1/2/4, Flash Video, Theora, Dirac, H.263, RealVideo*, Windows Media Video, MJPEG. MediaCoder can support batch conversions of audio and video files.
Avi2Dvd is an all in one open source free file format converter which does the trick with few clicks. It converts AVI, OGM, MKV, DVD to DVD, SVCD, VCD, WMV3 file formats. It also supports addition of 3 subtitles streaming in DVD mode. We have a detailed article on Avi2DVD Video Converter.
Videora Converter has launched a set of freeware software’s each one designed to convert a regular video files into formats which can be played on handheld devices like iPod, iPad, Zune Player, PSP and Xbox360. The software module list includes
- iPod Video Converter (for 5th gen iPods)
- iPod classic Video Converter (for 6th gen classic iPods)
- iPod nano Video Converter (for 3rd gen iPod nanos)
- iPod touch Video Converter
- Audio iPod Converter
- iPhone Video Converter
- Videora Apple TV Converter
- PSP Video 9
- Videora Xbox360 Converter
- Videora TiVo Converter
- Videora PMP Converter
The above software is available for both Windows operating system and on Mac OC X too and all those are open source.
Any Video Converter
Any Video Converter is an a free licensed software’s which can convert popular video formats like DivX, Xvid, MOV, rm, rmvb, PEG, VOB, DVD, WMV, AVI to MPEG-4 movie formats for iPod, PSP, MP4 player and other portal video devices with Any Video Converter. It also supports user defined video file formats for the conversion as the output. You can batch convert videos at once with altering changes to the original video.
Zamzar Online Tool
If you find software downloading hard and you still need a faster mode of online video file conversions then Zamzar as a free online file conversion is all that you need. Basically it’s a file format converter support images, audio, music, eBook conversion but the video conversion support is excellent here. I have been a regular visitor here for the file conversions and it offers a to z solution completely for free. It supports conversion of 3g2, 3gp, avi, flv, gvi, m4v, mov, mp4, mpg, rm, rmvb, vob, wmv file formats from one to another. The conversion is very simple, just upload your file, choose the output format and click of get started.
Hamster Free Video Converter
Another video converter which does the job what we are intended for. According to download.cnet.com stats it’s the most downloaded software when it comes to video conversion. It supports the conversions of 3GP, MP4, MP3, MPEG, AVI, FLV, WMV, XviD, DivX, MKV, M2TS, FLI, FLC, ASF, IVF, VOB, DV, MP4, MPG, H261, H264, NUV, WSV, FLX, NUT, NSV, EA, DV Video, Animated GIF, FLV, 3GP, FFM, SWF, 3G2, MKV, M4V, MPV, MMF, AU, AVS formats. By using Hamster software you can get files which are playable on your portable handheld devices like DVD player, iPod, iPhone, iPad, Archos, Zune, PSP, PS3, xBox, iRiver, HTC, Blackberry, or Nokia. You can use the batch video file conversion tool and you have full control on audio video bit rate, frame rate. So all your requirement of AVI to WMV, HD video files to PS3, Apple TV can be done easily.
Hamster is suitable for all versions of Windows OS. It supports more than 40 international languages and its full version is free for everybody.
Finally software for video conversion available for all the three operation systems namely Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux which is also an open source. What more the full version of it is free for download to everyone.
It supports formats like DVD, Blueray, VOB, TS and M2TS files and output files formats like MP4, MKV, MPEG 4, H.264 and other audio files.
DVDShrink is a free software to back up your DVD discs. You can use this software for DVD burning of your choice and for also backup of any DVD video disc. DVDShrink is a freeware to be downloaded for all Windows platform.