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I have used a lot of video converters in the past, but it wasn’t until recently that I had a bunch of AVI videos that I needed to convert to MP4 so that they would play on my iPad. I looked into a lot of different apps, and Miro Video Converter has been one of my favorites due to how easy it is. The only thing bad about Miro is that you can only convert one video at a time, and I had about two-dozen files I needed to convert.

In the end I turned to the free Any Video Converter. It has all the features I needed… the biggest of which was bulk converting files. You can add an entire folder of files, and it will process them one at a time until they are all complete. You can also mess around with settings such as the resolution of the video to ensure that it will look good on the device you’ll be putting it on.

Here’s a quick feature highlight for Any Video Converter:

  • Input formats: avi, asf, mov, rm, rmvb, flv, mkv, mpg, 3gp, m4v, vob, YouTube videos
  • Output formats: avi, mp4, wmv, swf, flv, mkv, MPEG-1 and MPEG-2, mpg (PAL or NTSC), mp3, wma, ogg, aac, wave, m4a
  • Supports video trimming to convert any part you need of the original videos.
  • Supports video merging to merge video clips into a single file.
  • Includes a batch converter to quickly convert multiple movies and auto-shotdown functions for batch conversion.
  • Completely customizable video and audio parameters.
  • Download and convert online videos from YouTube, Google and NicoVideo in one step with YouTube video quality specifying support.

Note: This app will ask whether you want to install the Bing Toolbar during the setup process.

Any Video Converter Homepage (Windows only; Freeware)