Free GMT XviD Converter is a comprehensive tool that combines video conversion, DVD ripping, audio extraction, online video downloading, with other closely related functionality, and everything in a practical all-in-one tool. Thanks to this program, you can convert your videos from one format into another easily and quickly, with support for a wide variety of popular codecs.
The program's main interface is very pleasant and it offers quick access to all its functionality. Here you can load your source video(s) and see all of them listed on a dedicated panel. It automatically analyzes every video you select and displays important information about it, such as its duration, its size, and the file name it will have once converted. You can load your DVD movies either from physical discs or from folders with a DVD structure (the IFO and VOB files in a VIDEO_TS folder), in which case you will see the movie titles on the list.
On the main window you also have a shortcut to open the YouTube video downloader, which is pretty self-explanatory. You can download several videos at a time from YouTube.com just by pasting the corresponding URLs. You can also create a DVD structure from simple video files that you can then burn on a blank disc, allowing you to add the audio and subtitle tracks of your choice. Besides, the program creates a simple web page with your converted videos embedded in it, so that you can upload it to your website directly. Finally, you can choose the output format from a large number of supported codecs classified by categories. It will let you customize the selected format parameters, and choose the destination folder to store your resulting files.
Free GMT XviD Converter also provides you with additional functions, like video clipping, which allows you to leave out portions of your source video, keeping only the section between the start and end points, which you can define with total accuracy. Also, the "Picture to Video" tool allows you to add several image files in any of the supported formats (including JPG, BMP, and PNG) together with an audio file (to function as a background audio) and combine them in a new video file. Finally, you can use the Active ISO Burner to burn existing ISO images on DVDs.
As seen from its name, this program is totally free. However, it offers you to install an additional program that includes a toolbar which may result annoying for many people, though you can always choose to ignore it when installing the program itself. In addition, the program appears to be a bit unstable, since it hanged sometimes, closed, and even restarted the whole Windows system.
- Pleasant interface
- Allows you to rip DVD movies and extract their audio
- Includes YouTube video downloader
- Includes "Picture to Video" function
- Offers you to install an additional software tool that might result annoying
- It is probably a bit unstable