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WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe

By John Virata

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is an inexpensive video converter that enables you to take virtually any type of video file format and convert it to a variety of other video file formats. The application's interface uses a simple four step process to video conversion, and it is really quite simple.

Step 1
Click the Add button to add your video. The software will add the clip to the queue and give you the clip name, clip information such as frames per second, video resolution, audio bitrate, the output file, as well as the start and end time. If you trim the start and end time as well to convert only specific portions of the video that you wish to convert. You also select where you want the finished video to be saved.

Step 2 is to select an output format. Here you can convert the clip to a general video, of which your choices are AVI, MPEG-4, AVC, MPEG, WMV, MOV, and YouTube. Under HD Video, you can convert your clips to HD AVI, HD MPEG-4, HD-MPEG, HD TS, MD-WMV, HD MOV, and HD Youtube.


Step 3 is to choose your output format, of which you have a wide range of formats to choose from. Under Apple video format, you can convert to iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, Apple TV HD, and even to the iPad. Supported formats under Sony include PSP, PS3, and PS3 HD. Microsoft format support includes xBox, xBox HD, Zune, and Zune HD. Under the Portable format tab you will find support for PDA, BlackBerry, Mobile Phone, and Zen. The final tab is music, which will just save the audio in the video to an MP3 format. Each of the video categories mentioned above also have their own sliders and dials to custom convert your video clips.

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Original video at 1280x720

Video reduced to 600x404.

Video converted to WMV format

For example, under the Apple tab, you can change the audio quality, audio sample rate, volume, and format. The video quality can also be changed as well as the video frame rate, output format, and video codec. You can choose to change the aspect ratio as well as the video resolution. You can also tweak the advanced settings whereby you can assign how many CPUs you want to encode with as well check off an advanced de-interlace accelerator, use high quality engine, and use Intelligent A/V Synchronizer, which helps to sync your video if the audio is not synced to the video. 

Step 4 is to press the Start button. The software then churns out the conversion.

First impressions
For the most part, WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe works as described. It offers a variety of output formats, but on the input side, it just doesn't seem to like AVCHD video files even though the website says it supports the capability to read AVCHD files. Also there is a lack of preprocessing filters found on more expensive video converters, but then again, this is a $49 download. It works fairly well and the video quality is quite good. For $49, you can easily convert to a variety of video file formats.

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe
$49.95


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John Virata is senior editor of Digital Media Online. You can email him at jvirata@digitalmedianet.com
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