Leawo Video Converter is a powerful commercial tool for converting video and audio files into more convenient, easy-to-play formats.

A straightforward interface ensures the program is very simple to use. Getting started is just a matter of clicking the "Add" button and choosing whatever files you'd like to convert, for instance (and with support for more than 180 video and audio formats of up to 1080p resolution, importing shouldn't pose any problems).

A surprisingly capable video editor then helps you tweak any source clips to suit your needs. This isn't just about trimming unwanted footage: the program can also flip, rotate and crop it; adjust brightness, contrast and saturation; even add a custom text or image watermark, with complete control over its position, size and transparency.

As a bonus, the program can convert 2D clips into 3D movies in various formats (Red/ Cyan, Red/ Green, Red/ Blue, Blue/ Yellow, Interleaved, Side By Side). As with similar tools, the results aren't usually great - it all depends on the source material - but there are occasional successes, and it's certainly a fun option to have.

Once the preparations have finished, you get to choose the destination video format. You can do this by choosing a video type (AVI, MP4, WMV and so on), maybe a device where you'd like to play the clip (iPhone, iPad, an Android mobile phone, Xbox, PSP), an audio format if you only need the soundtrack, and more. Even now there are options - you're able to set video and audio quality, perhaps combine all your source clips into one video - but mostly you can just click the "Convert" button and watch as Leawo Video Converter does its work.

Please note, capable although Leawo Video Converter is, there are even more powerful Pro, Ultimate and Total Media Converter Ultimate editions available. These add features like the ability to rip and burn DVDs or Blu-rays, and download streaming web videos. The official product comparison page has more.


A powerful, feature-packed yet easy-to-use video converter