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Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate stands head and shoulders above the rest of the video converters in the field. Its fast conversion time, high-quality output and extra features make it the perfect choice for video converter software.
Pavtube Video Converter’s primary function is converting video files from one format to another, which it does quite well. However, that’s not the whole story: This video converter software application also allows its users to watch, edit and create all types of video files from nearly any source.
Once you have the video you want to convert loaded into the interface, all you need to do is select one of the program’s conversion profiles. These profiles run the gamut from simple format swaps to optimization profiles for specific devices such as smartphones, tablets, gaming systems, televisions, set-top boxes and more. You’ll find over 150 such profiles. And it won’t take you long to find a profile that fits the device you own.
Most of the video converters on our side-by-side comparison chart can take up to 65 minutes to convert an hour-long video. And even then, the results are questionable. Pavtube is able to perform the task in five minutes or less. Only two programs in our lineup were able to beat that time. And even then, they only did it marginally faster.
We found Video Converter Ultimate to be extremely easy to use. Everything is clearly labeled and easily accessible. It is set up so that most tools only involve pointing and clicking to reach your destination. We didn’t have any problems understanding the process and were able to jump right into converting video files within minutes of downloading the software.
As you might expect from this Gold Award Winner, the quality of the converted video is all but identical to the original. Our video experts were hard pressed to find any flaws in the picture or audio of the converted file. In short, unless you have superhuman vision or hearing, there’s no reason to worry about any quality loss when converting videos with Pavtube.
When you’re converting a television show, this program gives you the option to fetch its metadata from the internet. All you have to do is open the information tab for the video you want to convert, type in the name of the show and the program will search the internet for the associated data. Things, like the name of the director, writer cinematographer, cast and info, are automatically inserted it into your video before the conversion begins. This means that a player can treat the converted file as though it were the original – cover art and all.
Another great feature found in Pavtube Video Converter is its video editor. While Pavtube offers a full-featured editor as a separate application, it has included some of the basic editing tools for their converter application. This application gives you the ability to trim clips, adjust qualities, such as contrast and brightness, as well as add watermarks and subtitles to your videos. These tools provide exactly what you expect from a conversion.
Help & Support
Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate provides solid support for its customers, most of which we don’t think you will need because it is a very intuitive application. If you need to ask a question, there is email support, an in-application guide, FAQs.
We found that the forums contain a lot of helpful user-contributed information. We received responses to our emails within a day. The live-chat coverage could be spotty at times, but that is fairly common.
Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is the most comprehensive video conversion application on our lineup. It allows you to convert a wide variety of formats to almost any output format, and it provides an exhaustive collection of optimization profiles that tailor your conversion for nearly any device you’re likely to own.