An integrated media viewer differentiates Videomaster from some of its video-conversion rivals. The installation takes some time. After loading an AVI, MPEG, or Flash video file, you select the format into which you want to convert it, whether it's AVI, Flash, or an animated GIF. Before starting the conversion, you can view the file through the program. Minimal editing functions let you grab and convert a scene from a longer clip. You select the location for the converted output, and pick from among 10 audio and video encoders. If you abort the conversion, the program makes an output file anyway. The conversion doesn't take much time, although the output file quality can be somewhat diminished. The program doesn't perform batch conversion, so professionals likely will need to look elsewhere. However, amateurs with a taste for Web video may find that Videomaster fits their needs.
What's new in version 1.3
ReleaseDecember 5, 2008
Date AddedJanuary 29, 2004
Operating SystemsWindows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Videomaster is a joiner, splitter, and converter for movie files or fragments of any type including AVI, MPEG, and SWF formats. The converter transforms video or SWF files into any other format, including Macromedia Flash SWF and GIF. Video-editing functionality has been implemented as usual copy/paste operations, well known to every Windows user. In s matter of minutes, you can open several MPEG or AVI files, mark fragments you need, paste them into the new movie file, and save the file as SWF with Stop and Play buttons and a preloader.