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Video Player review

Video Player doesn't offer much over Android's default player, let alone other advanced video players you can find. Its better features are marred by its overreliance on ads and how difficult it is to set up. That makes it hard to recommend in a world of fantastic free players like VLC and MX Player.

This app lets you play most video formats around, but you have to download a second app just to get it to play anything. Once you download that small add-on, the video player works fine, but it doesn't offer much more than a … Read more

Review: BigaSoft Quicktime Converter for Mac converts files, quickly

BigaSoft Quicktime Converter is designed to convert any Quicktime files on your computer into one of dozens of other file formats, or vice versa, depending on your needs. With a long list of supported file times, cropping options, special effects, and more to customize how your videos look and play back, there are quite a few options here to choose from, and the application runs quickly during the conversion process.

After installation you can use the app for free for files up to five minutes long. Open any video file on your computer to load it into the app and … Read more

Review: Naturpic Video Converter wows with tons of format support, speed, & options

Naturpic Video Converter gives all of the format support and speed you'd want from a video converter. It's loaded with features and doesn't even bog your video down with a nasty watermark. It's tough to imagine a situation where someone would need more than all of the power this awesome converter offers.

Though this program is labeled as a video converter, it also works with audio files. It has a very basic, clean interface, but it's not unattractive by any means. It actually makes the program much easier to use compared to its competition. Naturpic … Read more

Review: Free MKV to AVI Converter quickly and effectively transfers video files

Free MKV to AVI Converter does a great job of changing your video's format while maintaining all of its quality. It's a smaller download that's easy to customize, so you can have a new video file in just a few minutes. It can also be a lifesaver if all of your video files are in MKV.

Free MKV to AVI Converter converts both ways, so it's useful for turning your files into MKV files, as well. Since the program is only 8.7MB, it shouldn't take very long to download, and there is no unwanted … Read more

Review: Free AVI to MOV converter isn't fast, but it converts video files well

Free AVI to MOV converter isn't as fast or dynamic as other converters, but it gets the job done. It sports a helpful layout that's easy to figure out. If you don't care about other video formats and can afford to wait a bit longer for your video to convert, this converter will provide you with admirable performance and no watermarks -- which is neat for a free program.

Since this program only converts AVI files to MOV format, it won't change them back or to any other formats, so don't expect a universal converter. … Read more

Review: Total Movie Converter provides speed for batch conversions

Total Movie Converter gives you top-notch performance and style at a relatively fair price. We found it to be one of the most complete conversion programs on the market. It offers nearly universal file support and is incredibly easy to use. The trial version of this program doesn't watermark your videos or cut them short, which is a nice change of pace from other programs.

The installation wizard takes the user through the quick setup process. The program requires at least 66.6MB free disk space to complete the installation. The program's gorgeous layout breaks every file format … Read more

Review: Skip the fuss with Axara Audio Converter

If you simply want to convert a funny WAV clip or a cool song in OGG into an MP3 that you can play on a smartphone or similar device as well as share with friends, Axara Audio Converter belongs on your short list, especially since you can try it free for 30 days, though the trial version only converts 30 percent of a file.

Axara Audio Converter's attractive, cleanly-rendered user interface takes its styling cues from Microsoft's Office suite, with a Start button menu and Ribbon-style toolbar that has four background color options. As Axara's documentation describes, … Read more

Sexy Chromecast trick: It can play video files from any computer

Google's Chromecast turns me on, but it doesn't really compel me as I've got several streaming solutions in my home. At least, that's what I thought until I read Thursday that Chromecast can play video files on any computer connected to the streaming dongle.

This is huge news for those who thought Chromecast is just another glorified streamer.… Read more

Review: Flip videos like JPEGS with Free Video Flip and Rotate

Flipping images is almost as easy as flipping burgers, but DVDVideoSoft's Free Video Flip and Rotate tackles a harder job, flipping and rotating videos in every axis: left, right, vertical, horizontal, 180, counterclockwise, and so on. It can change the orientation of video clips or restore the correct orientation of videos that have been altered. Of course it's free, or it probably would be named something else besides Free Video Flip and Rotate! It's ready for Windows XP, Vista, 7, and 8.

Free Video Flip and Rotate is totally easy to use. The user interface looks like … Read more

Review: Record your screen and more with BB FlashBack Express

If you'd like to be able to whip up short videos and post them online but don't quite know where to start, Blueberry's BB FlashBack Express might be the tool for you. It records your screen activity, with sound, and posts finished videos to YouTube and other sites. BB FlashBack Express lets you create instructional videos that record every onscreen step, or narrate a slideshow or series of clips to create your own documentaries and short films. It's designed to be as easy to use as possible without sacrificing the capabilities you're looking for. It'… Read more