MyFFVideoConverter is an open-source application designed to convert video files between popular formats, record video from your webcam, and rip video DVDs into ISO images. It supports all the most popular video formats, including some codecs for high-definition video, such as H.264/MPEG-4 AVC and WEBM VP8. The entire conversion process is fully customizable, allowing experienced users to decide on every detail regarding the codec used and the output quality.
Novice users may find that the program’s interface looks a bit daunting at first. Not being the most user-friendly interface out there, there's still nothing to worry about, though. The program provides numerous default values that allow you to convert your videos without worrying about codecs, bit rates or the right framerate. You can load as many videos as you wish to the conversion list, which will allow you to apply specific settings to each task. A tiny built-in player allows you to check the videos you have selected for conversion, as well as to take snapshots of selected scenes. These can be set to be taken automatically every X number of seconds, an excellent feature that you do not see very often in this type of tools. The conversion process is fast enough, and – what is more important – produces high-quality results, even when using the default values provided.
The other two main tools offered by MyFFVideoConverter are the webcam recorder and the DVD ripper. Both of them will open in a new window when selected, and they lack the complexity present in the conversion process. Actually, the DVD ripper is probably far too simple – the output possibilities are limited to ISO files, and these cannot be customized in any way. The webcam recorder needs to be simple, and though it make take users a few minutes to figure it out (you need to configure your video source first), the recording itself does not require any expertise. Both tools are conveniently linked to the main program: you can add both the DVD rip process and the newly recorded video to the conversion list, and leave it to the program’s batch capabilities to deal with all tasks in one single operation.
This open-source application may lack the nice-looking and attractive design of many similar tools (both free and commercial), but not many of these can compete with the pro-like results offered by MyFFVideoConverter.
- Records video from your Web cam
- Supports all most popular video formats
- Support for high-definition video
- Allows you to cut your videos
- Snapshots can be set to be taken automatically every X number of seconds
- Supports batch conversion
- Not a very intuitive interface