CNET Editors' review
This video splitter, merger, and format converter has an interface that looks like it hasn't aged since 1997. Fortunately, it's been laid out in a clean, legible manner, and that goes a long way toward usability.
WM Converter deftly handles conversion to WMV and QT formats from most of the major standards. These are preformatted for the Zune and the iPod, which means that the predefined bitrate will seems low for desktop use of the output files. Batch conversions are no problem for this Ugly Duckling of an app, and the merging tool was effective during our tests, as well. The program can also extract audio tracks from videos and record them as MP3s.
Although the interface is readable, a cleaner layout would be really helpful in identifying the various conversion buttons and other options. We would also like to see more customization choices in future editions.
From All Alex:
Convert all YouTube downloads to many video formats faster then other similar programs. Extract MP3 audio. Exremely easy to use video/audio converter with split and merge options for most popular media formats. Convert your FLV recordings to iPod , iPhone, Zune, DVD formats, convert MPEG2 camera movies to smaller WMV or MP4 files, convert audio CD's to MP3 or extract audio tracks from your videos in MP3 format. Multiple files conversion. Does not make any changes to your computer settings.
What's new in this version: Improved conversion for all file formats. Version 5.1 fixes a problem when converting to WMV format.
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All versions:3.7 stars
out of 195 votes
Current version:2.5 stars
out of 2 votes
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"Liked version 2.0 better"
Version: WM Converter 5.1
Converts many formats.
Hard to see interface text.
Not as customizable as version 2.0 that I was using.
If you have the older version, don't upgrade.I meant to give it 3 stars, I missed my mark.
Updated on Jan 14, 2013
Version: WM Converter 5.1
Only want to merge separate files into one