Despite its more restrictive name, Program4Pc Video Converter Pro is actually capable of enhancing and converting video and audio files, extracting audio from video files, turning still images into slideshows, and burning your final videos to DVD in just a few easy and intuitive steps. It supports an extensive list of media formats, both for the input and the output, complemented with a series of useful device-based profiles. A comprehensive DVD authoring tool and the support for 2D-to-3D video conversion complete its assets.
The program comes with an elegant dark-themed interface with all the main controls conveniently located in the top and bottom sides of the screen. You can load any number of files into the program’s main window either by browsing for files and folders or by using the drag-and-drop technique. In the case of videos, you can also make use of the program’s built-in video downloader and add to the conversion list as many online videos as you wish.
Program4Pc Video Converter Pro is not only for re-encoding videos into a different format, though. This tool comes with a set of video editing tools that will allow you to enhance and fine-tune your video files for a better playback experience (speaking of which, the program comes with its own media player for you to check and enjoy your audio and video files). Thus, you can flip, rotate, crop, trim, and change the aspect ratio of your videos, as well as add subtitles or a handful of high-quality creative effects to them. Actually, I wouldn’t label the program’s conversion capabilities as its “main asset” – the program doesn’t allow you to assign a different output format to each of the items on the conversion list, and for a “pro” tool, it leaves little room for custom settings when it comes to output profiles, relying more on the use of the existing format- and device-based presets. It is right to say, though, that the program’s support for 2D-to-3D conversion (both anaglyph and side-by-side) somehow compensates those minor drawbacks.
I find this program’s “extra features” to be even more valuable than its conversion processes – fast, efficient, and reliable as they are. Among these add-ons, you will find a DVD authoring tool to create menu-driven DVDs that you can save as a DVD folder, an ISO file, or burn directly to disc. A slideshow maker will let you create videos out of your favorite photos, and enhance them with the soundtrack of your choice.
Overall, this is a fine media editor and converter suitable for all types of users. Its set of extra tools add value to it, and its support for a wide range of formats and its varied output presets make it worth giving a try.
- Intuitive and clear interface
- Support for all popular video and audio formats
- Audio extraction capabilities
- DVD authoring tools
- Batch processing available
- Built-in video player
- 3D conversion
- No support for multi-format conversions
- For a "pro" tool, the level of customization of the output presets seems a bit low