Pavtube Video Converter has been designed to cover all your video conversion needs while providing you with a few interesting editing features. It supports nearly all known video formats and codecs for both standard and high-definition video.
In order to manage such a vast list of video, audio, and image file formats, the program offers you a somehow organized list of output profiles. These are classified following different criteria, such as device manufacturer (Samsung, Acer, or Toshiba), software tool (Windows or PowerPoint), media type (Common Video or Common Audio – for audio extraction purposes), or device (iPad, iPhone, Zune/Xbox 360, or Wii), although you can also find some more “exotic” categories, such as Remux, Interlaced, Lossless raw video, or DV. Useful as it may be, it doesn’t seem to follow any logical order. To overcome this difficulty, the program offers you a Profile Manager, which you can use to select only those categories you really use. Likewise, you can also tick off those specific presets within each category that you know you won’t be using often.
Once the output selection process has been conveniently simplified according to your preferences, you can select the video or video files you wish to convert and apply to all of them one of the many output formats provided (regrettably, multiple-output conversion is not supported). You can then select one of your videos and watch them on the program’s built-in player, or simply move into the program’s editor.
This simple editing tool offers you the possibility of trimming and cropping your videos, of adding text and image/video watermarks to them, editing their background audio, importing a subtitle stream from an SRT or SSA subtitle file, or applying one of the various video effects provided – gauss blur, Laplacian sharpen, aged film (a kind of sepia effect), negative, etc.
The conversion process itself is fairly fast (thanks to the program’s multi-thread support) and doesn’t take up much of your system’s resources. An attractive and affordable option for those looking for fast and stress-free video conversion processes.
- Intuitive and nice-to-look-at interface.
- Includes a useful output profile manager.
- Allows you to add various video effects to your source files.
- Subtitle support.
- Supports nearly all known media file formats.
- Badly organized list of output profiles.
- Does not allow you to apply a different output format to each video on the conversion list.