FOX Video Converter

FOX Video Converter 8.1

Convert video files into formats compatible with your devices and DVD discs
4.1  (10 votes)
8.1.8 (See all)

If looking for a no-nonsense video conversion tool, Fox Video Converter is a serious option to consider. Designed with the home user in mind, this simple utility can re-encode into the most popular video formats your entire home video collection in one go. It comes with a number of easy-to-understand output profiles that you can use to speed up the entire conversion process or modify to fit your preferences.

If it is simply that you’re looking for, Fox Video Converter is your tool. Its high level of simplicity will make extremely happy to all those who simply want to select a source file (or a bunch of them), an output format, a conversion profile, and click on the “Convert” button. That same level of simplicity will make others turn to a more sophisticated conversion tool, one with a built-in video player where they can check the video file they’re converting, some basic editing tools to correct or enhance the source videos beforehand, and maybe the odd video effect to embellish the final product.

If you belong to the first group, you’ll be delighted to see how easy it is to load a number of video files (in any of the most popular formats) and convert them into AVI, MP4, 3GP, MPEG, MOV, WMV, RM, SWF, VOB, or ASF files. Likewise, you can tell the program to ignore the video stream and extract their soundtrack as an MP3, MP2, WAV, or AMR file. Each of these video and audio formats comes with their own set of output profiles, allowing you to choose the output quality that your target device requires. All of these profiles can be edited and saved with the same or a different name for later use. As a bonus, Fox Video Converter offers you Fox DVD Creator, an equally simple utility to author and burn your best videos to DVD (Blu-ray disc compatibility has not been implemented yet).

Thanks to its simplicity, Fox Video Converter is all the video amateur needs to re-encode their video files into more suitable formats and to produce nice-looking home-made DVDs without the hassle of becoming a codec expert. Recommended to those who put simplicity over functionality.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Supports a variety of popular formats
  • Audio extraction capabilities
  • DVD authoring and burning
  • Editable conversion profiles

Cons

  • No built-in video player
  • Lacks BD burning capabilities
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