Editors' reviewThis basic audio and video converter garners points for its ease of use, but the trial version's limitations may be too strict for some users. DirectConvert supports a number of popular video and audio formats, including MPEG, AVI, WMV, MP3, OGG, AC3, WMA, and WAV codecs. Transforming files is a breeze, since the program walks you through the process in step-by-step mode. When converting video files, you can specify width, height, and frame rate, as well as audio and video compression schemes. If you're working with audio files, you can select the quality, though the demo appears to disable support for the space-saving VBR format. You can also extract audio from video clips or choose to convert only a certain portion of files. That all sounds great, until you find out the trial version limits all audio conversions to 30 seconds and places a watermark on video files. If it weren't for that letdown, we could get more excited about this otherwise capable application.
DirectConvert is a media-conversion tool that converts your video files to MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 (in standard or in DVD, SVCD, and VCD formats), to AVI format (including DivX), and to the WMV/ASF format (allowing you to use a pre-defined profile or to define your own profile). You can convert your audio files to MP3, WMA, OGG, AC3, or the uncompressed PCM format. In both audio and video conversions, you can specify specific ranges (time values) of the video or audio files. DirectConvert allows you to convert from many input formats, including Real Media, Ogg Vorbis, MP3, MPEG, AVI, ASF/WMV, and WAV, as well as any other DirectShow supported format.