The emergence of faster networks and more efficient compression algorithms has made possible to share video over the Internet. However, most sites do not support direct downloads of video files. In addition, most online videos are stored as FLV, a Flash format that only a few players and devices support.
Aneesoft YouTube Converter is geared to download and convert online video. Despite its name, it supports downloading from a much wider range of video web sites. What is different about this program is the way its graphical user interface has been conceived. Somehow the developers managed to include both functions (downloading and converting) in a single window. Thus, two different types of tasks are supported. The first is intended to convert online videos, and of course, before converting, you will have to download the desired video. It works by providing the URL of the page, and the program will automatically identify the URL of the video file. Immediately after, a new task will appear on the list, which will give information as to the file name, size, format, and quality. In this respect, you will be able to select one of the available formats and qualities before actually asking the program to begin converting. The second type of task will differ as to the type of input file – instead of converting online videos, it will let you convert local video files. Choosing the desired output format is done the same way for both types. Although the most difficult part of converting between formats is precisely selecting an appropriate output format, Aneesoft YouTube Converter will make it easier for you by providing the names of the target devices instead. In this respect, this application supports practically every video format.
All in all, Aneesoft YouTube Converter is an easy-to-use application. However, when converting an online video, you may feel a little disoriented, because the program will show no signs of activity until it has downloaded basic file info.
- It supports batch downloading and conversion
- It supports several video sites
- It supports various input formats
- When converting an online video, you may feel a little disoriented, because the program will show no signs of activity until it has downloaded basic file info