XviD4PSP 5.0.37.8

Feature rich video converter created for PSP, iPod, iPhone, and more

  • Category:

    Converters

  • Version:

    5.0.37.8

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    7.3 (116)

Just as the label indicates, the Xvid4PSP video converter application was originally designed to encode video files for playback on the PSP, but the software has gone far beyond those humble origins, adding a slew of video formats that can be converted and subsequently played on any mobile device.

Competing video standards promote their own distinct advantages. Many of these advantages relate to an ability to play on certain devices, or in creating smaller file sizes that are suitable to be uploaded to the Internet. Some formats compress the video to further reduce the size of the file, while others focus more on the quality of the image, on high-definition imagery and smooth motion. This has been the way of technology for longer than anyone cares to remember, but it is a decidedly inconvenient state of affairs. This is why users turn to Xvid4PSP, a powerful video conversion utility. The software application equips users with an easy to learn workflow when dealing with those archaic or unwieldy video codecs that will not play on a mobile device or a game console. Although initially designed for converting video to play smoothly on the PSP handheld gaming console, Xvid4PSP now has the software expertise required to read and convert just about any type of video, simultaneously converting the accompanying audio soundtrack.

Video enthusiasts and keen amateurs interact with the program by activating a comprehensive window occupied with drop-down settings and configuration boxes - a highly-detailed setup that may intimidate new users, but many of those settings can be left untouched. Simply ensure the correct output codec is selected and move on to the encoding confirmation window. One thing of note here is the visual focus of the software. There is a pleasing emphasis on displaying thumbnails of selected files, and the option to preview the work before committing to final changes.

For those fresh to the concept of video conversion, there are presets on offer. Each preset will automatically configure the wealth of settings, taking the confusion out of the workflow. There are templates for most popular devices, and a user can always tinker a little more after applying the presets. This powerful video converter is a mature and stable application able to cope with any video and audio codec thrown at it with ease. To avoid possible error messages, it is advised that a codec package be installed on the computer operating system.

Pros

  • Support a large array of video codecs
  • Slew of configuration options
  • Video preview window
  • Installed presets simplify workflow
  • Attractive interface with handy visual elements
Cons
  • Designed for users with knowledge of video formats
  • Configuration settings could be intimidating
  • Requires installation of codec package

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