Xilisoft MP4 Converter can help you convert between video formats, extract audio from video, rip audio CDs, and create video slideshows from photographs. The interface is intuitive and nicely designed, although perhaps too similar to other converters. This similarity may, however, be an advantage because, if you have used converters before, you will probably find no difficulty in using this one. However, users expecting something new may get disappointed to see that the program they have just downloaded looks exactly the same as the old one.
As this software supports batch conversion, you can start by creating a list of files to convert. This can be done in different ways. You can add files one by one or as complete folders. Another source can be audio discs. It is too bad that this tool does not support downloading video from popular video-sharing sites, a feature that is becoming increasingly frequent in converters. The videos on the list can be viewed while you take snapshots of your favorite scenes. Unfortunately, the program does not allow any type of editing actions whatsoever, which is definitely a disadvantage in relation to other similar applications. The most important decision you would need to make is selecting a conversion format, but you should not worry, because this program makes it easy for you. Instead of dealing with difficult codec names and parameters, you can simply choose one of the preset profiles. Even though this converter is basically intended to convert to MP4 and related formats, it does support a few other codecs, such as DivX. The profiles can be chosen in two ways, as they have been grouped into multimedia formats and devices. The latter group shows the names of the intended devices - this way, by selecting a device, you can be sure that the resulting file will be fully compatible with it. You can also create customized profiles and save them for later use. Fortunately, you can assign different conversion profiles to the files on the list, and even convert the same source file to various target formats.
On the whole, Xilisoft MP4 Converter is a fine converter. It can convert video very fast thanks to its support for modern hardware. As an extra asset, it can actually track new versions to let you update the application automatically.
- It is easy to use
- It supports batch conversion
- It is multi-language
- It supports modern hardware
- It allows converting the files on the list to different target formats
- It does not include editing functions
- It does not allow downloading video from the Internet