Video encoding, conversion, and editing tools (video converters and editors)

There are a variety of tools available for video editing, encoding, and conversion. Prices range from free to hundreds of dollars.

Following are a few places to start:

  • For free and easy video conversion where you don’t have to figure out the settings, just identify the device, try Free Studio.
  • Another free video converter that can be tweaked for different settings is Oxelon.
  • Free and open-source way to convert almost any type of video to MP4 and other formats for mobile devices: MiroVideoConverter.
  • Zencoder is a powerful cloud-based encoding platform featuring fast encoding, industry leading reliability, and unmatched input file compatibility. A range of pricing options.
  • For a simple, efficient tool to convert (encode) or play any multimedia file, see SUPER©.
  • For an open-source, GPL-licensed, multi-platform,, multi-threaded video transcoder, see Handbrake.
  • For a complete, professional, high quality desktop video encoding tool for any device, see Sorenson Media.
  • If you already have Adobe Flash or Adobe Premiere, install Adobe Media Encoder.
  • If you have a Mac, try the installed version of iMovie.
  • Some newer PCs come installed with Microsoft Movie Maker as well.
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