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Sothink Video Converter Pro

By SothinkMedia Software Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jun 2, 2014

Sothink Video Converter Pro offers a comprehensive range of format and resolution options through an accessible interface. The encoding profiles are categorized to serve the needs of computers, streaming applications, smartphones, tablets, and game consoles, proving to be easy to use.

Pros

Very intuitive: We liked the Sothink Video Converter Pro interface because it's clean, ergonomic, and straightforward for novices. Everything is easily attainable: actions at the top, conversion options concentrated in five drop-down menus at the left, and file management in the main pane.

Batch processing: This is a lifesaver that boosts productivity, but we would like to be able to choose different options for each clip in the batch.

Photo extraction from video: We automatically extracted images at a rate of one capture per second of running video, in native or higher/lower resolution. It's very practical for taking sample images or putting backgrounds in video titles.

Cons

Average conversion rates: Our tests on a dual core laptop started from a 1080p 111MB MP4 file and took 3:48 to convert to a standard quality 480p FLV file, 4:57 for a standard quality 480x320 Android MP4 file, and 11:00 for a high-quality 720p iPhone MP4 file. Conversion times are comparable to freeware apps.

Unlocking options: Most encoding options are reserved for the full version that costs $24.95. At least SourceTec clearly marks which option is available or locked without tiresome pop-up messages or diversions to unnecessary links.

Subtitles and video trimming: We have not located the subtitle loading feature. Video trimming is definitely out of place here.

Bottom Line

A very intuitive application, Video Converter Pro targets those who want conversions for specific devices. You will like the interface and the batch processing feature, as well as the overall accessibility of the app. However, if you are an advanced videographer looking for more flexible editing features and more conversion options, you can turn your attention to NLE software.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Sothink Video Converter Pro 3.6 build 27120.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.6 build 27120

Version 3.6 build 27120 supports Windows8 OS; adds Spanish language interface.

General

Release March 6, 2014
Date Added March 5, 2014
Version 3.6 build 27120

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 367,290
Downloads Last Week 2
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Developer's Description

Sothink Free Video Converter is all-in-one video converter free software that converts any video audio with lightning-fast speed, high quality and intuitive interface. This rich video converter freeware supports over 120+ media formats, including all popular videos and audio. It converts video to all HTML5 friendly video formats (OGG Theora, MP4/H.264 Video, Webm/VP8). It bridges the gap between your various video files and media players/portable devices/mobile phones such as iPod, iPad, iPhone, PS3, PSP, Android, BlackBerry, Nokia, Smartphones and other mobiles. This free video converter comes with multiple languages and no time limitations. It can customize video codec, height, width, Bit-rate, Frame-rate, NTSC/PAL, 4:3/16:9 for outputs, cut movies into smaller clips and fully convert video to image JPEG. It will even extract audio tracks from video files and save them as audio files, which is handy for you to create mobile phone ring tones out of famous movies or TV songs. Features of Free Video Converter: 1.Convert video/audio formats, including AVI, WMV, ASF, MKV, H.264, RM, RMVB, MOV, QT, MP4, DV, 3GP, 3GP2, 3G2, 3GPP, MPG, MPE, MPEG, DAT, VOB, ASX, TS, MTS, FLV, RA, APE, WMA, MP3, M4A, AAC, AA3, OGG, FLAC, WAV and more. 2.Convert video to CD/VCD/DVD, Digital Video, Flash Video. 3.Support any high/middle/low-end devices, like Apple iPod (touch), iPad, iPhone, Nexus One (Google Android), BlackBerry, Nokia, HTC, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, Sony PSP, Wii, Microsoft Xbox 360, Zune, etc. 4.Integrate video to image converter. Convert video to popular picture formats, like video to JPG, PNG, BMP, and animated GIF. 5.Faster speed with excellent quality. 6.Do multi-thread conversion of single one video, for Multi-core CPU users. 7.Start one-click video conversion with last-saved profiles. 8.Support basic video editing like trim video, preview video, load subtitles.