Like many other applications on the scene, this utility simply converts video among a few popular formats. The attractive interface can't be resized but still makes transforming video clips among AVI, MPEG, WMV, and RM formats very simple. After you add a file to the main window and choose your preferred codec, you can select from a number of presets, depending on your desired quality and purpose. For example, when outputting to WMV, you can choose a setting based on whether the clip will be downloaded over a broadband connection or viewed on a PDA. Although you won't see a preview window at first glance, it will appear once you begin converting files. Anewsoft Video Converter can work with multiple files at once, although the trial version places a watermark on them. If you don't need extra video-editing powers, such as splitting, merging, or audio extraction, you'll probably like this program for its ease of use and flexibility.
What's new in version 2.0
ReleaseNovember 8, 2008
Date AddedSeptember 17, 2004
Operating SystemsWindows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional RequirementsWindows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Anewsoft Video Converter is a powerful tool that can convert video files from one format to another. It converts within AVI (DivX, XviD, MPEG-4, uncompressed, Cinepak), MPEG (MPEG-1, MPEG-2 video), WMV (Windows Media Video), and RM (RealNetworks video, write-only). It can merge several video files into one output file. Anewsoft Video Converter supports batch conversion, and you can start conversion directly from Windows Explorer by right-clicking "Convert to..." from the context menu. The program also supports file drag-and-drop and has an easy-to-use interface that allows you to enjoy working with video files without frequently consulting reference materials. Version 2.0 may have unspecified features, enhancements, and bug fixes.