EasyFLV Web Video Encoder is an easy-to-use conversion tool with a focus on creating videos for the web (FLV, WEBM or MP4).

The program doesn't have the functionality you'll find in some video conversion programs, but there are still a few time-saving touches here. You don't just have to specify a single output format, for instance. Check the FLV, MP4 and WEBM boxes and it will create all three file types in a single operation.

Elsewhere, Web Video Encoder's conversion options are kept to the bare essentials: resolution, video bitrate and frame rate, audio bitrate and simple rate.

But there are also some useful extras. So the program can customise your output video with a text or image watermark, for instance. There's an option to grab a still image from the video at whatever point you like, handy if you need something to illustrate the content. And you're able to save any combination of settings as a "profile", reloading them later as required, making it very easy to convert videos in a standard and consistent way.

There's even what the authors call a "built-in Mp4 moov atom fixer". What's that? They explain: "Some Mp4 files... have their moov atom placed at the end of the file which prevents them from streaming online. Our encoder has a small built-in utility that will fix these Mp4 files and will make them web streamable".

Verdict

There are far more powerful converters around, but EasyFLV Web Video Encoder is much easier to use, still has several time-saving touches, and if you're creating videos for the web then it just might be good enough