Any Video Converter Professional is much more than just a tool to convert between video formats. It also lets you download videos from websites like YouTube and Metacafe, edit them, extract the soundtrack and save it to common audio files or simply play the videos.
Even though it comes packed with a lot of features, tools and functions, it also manages to be easy-to-use, mainly thanks to its simple and intuitive interface. Even beginners can use this application without any problem.
Besides its neat and straightforward interface, another major advantage of this program is the fact that it supports outputting to a truly large variety of file formats, including predefined profiles that create files fully compatible with a wide array of portable devices, such as iPods, iPads, iPhone, PSP devices, all kind of smartphones, etc. Furthermore, it can flawlessly convert HD (“High Definition”) videos as well, including AVCHD (*.M2TS, *.MTS, *.TOD), HD MKV, HD H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, HD MPEG-2, HD MPEG TS, etc.
Basic editing functions are also available. It lets you clip or crop videos and add various effects to them (change their brightness, contrast, saturation, etc.). To sum it all up, Any Video Converter Professional is one of the few powerful video converters that show no downsides and works exactly as intended. It gets my recommendation, as its price is also reasonable.