AppGeeker Software Center
The digital life to be free and more enjoyable
Home > Video Converter > How to use Video Converter

How to Use Video Converter for Windows

Designed for Windows users, Video Converter is amazingly flexible and offers everything you could need from a video conversion tool. It converts virtually any audio or visual file format within 3 simple basic steps, and provides a number of conversion settings for advanced users to have a control of the quality and size of output file. In addition, the program has plenty of pre-defined profiles for not only for handheld devices like iPhone, iPad, Android phones, tablets, but also PS4, Xbox One, TVs, VRs, etc.

Even better, the program comes with video editing capabilities to enhance your footage, and integrates a video downloading module that allows you get videos off from 100+ video hosting sites.

Below is the how-to guide.

Step 1: Load videos

To add files, click the "Add Files" button on the toolbar of the program window, in the opening dialog box, browse your computer's files and select them to import. Alternatively, you can directly drag & drop video files into the program as well.

The program supports batch processing for the quick conversion of multiple files at one time.

Step 2: Select output formats

Click on the default "MP4 Video" output on the right pane of the window. this will bring up a panel where you can choose export output profile. The output file can be in a number of formats including: MP4, AVI, MOV, M4V, MKV, WebM, WMV, VOB, XviD, DivX, H.264, ProRes, MP3, AAC, AC3, M4A, WMA, WAV, FLAC, APE, AIFF, and more.

The program also gives you a host of presets for simplify the output choosing, such as Apple products, Android phone, tablets, VR, TVs, websites (Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo,etc.).

Once you have made the format selection, back to the main window.

The program allows you to furthermore tweak the advanced conversion settings to have control over the quality of output video. To do this, click on the GEAR icon located at the lower right corner of the window, this will get you into a "Settings" panel, as picture shown below.

Step 3: Start conversion

Finally, press the blue "Convert" button at the lower right corner to begin conversion process. The time varies, depending on the size of your source files, your computer hardware, and the conversion settings you configured.


Make Basic Edits

If you want to perform some basic editing on video before conversion, you can hit the "Edit" icon on the far right side of the source file in the queue. This will open an editing window like this.

Trim: Split a video in several parts. Click the "Add Trim Maker" button, then move the slider below the preview window to set the the beginning and end of the video, or enter the exact time in Start Time and End Time fields on the right pane to create the first segment.

Again, click the "Add Trim Maker" button to repeat the above process of moving the slider and marking the start and end positions to make other segments of the video.

Crop: Choose an output aspect ratio: Keep Original, Full Screen, 16:9, 4:3, letter box and pan & scan. You can drag the rectangular selection box to set the displaying area, and rotate the video screen horizontally or vertically.

Adjust Effects: Apply special effects to personalize your video, such as old film, negative, grey and emboss etc. Or you can leave it as No effect.

Add watermark: The option to add image and text watermarks is included and you can set the transparency, vertical and horizontal space for text watermarks, as well as custom the font, color, size and style.

Add a plug-in subtitle: You can enable the plug-in subtitle for your video, and also, you can customize it in your own style.


How to download videos

If you want to download videos from some video-sharing site, you can use Chrome, IE or Firefox to access the site first. And then, find the videos you like and play them. Third, click each "Download" icon on the top-right corner of these videos and select one of your wanted video specs to download them.

Alternatively, copy a video URL you want to download, and then open this app's download list at the bottom, where you need to hit the "Add URL" button to paste the video URL there. Click "Ok" to start downloading it.