Abdio MP4 Video Converter can transcode almost any media file into an MP4 video file – this includes not only video in a different format, but also audio and image files. Among the codecs supported you will find AVI, FLV, RM, WMV, and MPEG for video, CDA, AAC, FLAC, MP3, and APE for audio, and BMP, GIF, JPEG, or PNG for image files. You should note, however, that the trial version used for this review will only let you convert 3GP, AVI, WMV, and ASF files into MP4.
The program comes with an intuitive interface with a series of default settings. Those who do not like (or do not dare) to play around with technical jargon, can make fast and easy conversions just by using the pre-selected frame size, video encoder, audio encoder, and audio sample rate. Those who liked being challenged, can choose their own settings, and even decide on which RealVideo3/4 decoder they want to use, which bit rate apply to the audio and video streams of the input video file, which aspect ratio, or adjust the volume and select the number of channels to be converted.
Regardless of your choice, the conversion speed will certainly surprise you (for the best), and you will surely find useful its batch-conversion capabilities, which allows you to select any number of files of as many different formats as you wish. Remember, however, that the settings selected will apply to all the files you are converting - here is where you will find that the automatic settings are not that useless after all.
- Simplicity of use
- Straightforward functionality