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It is not easy to find a reliable video converter, easy to use and compatible with all the formats you may need. In addition, you usually face quality issues and slow conversions. This is why I am delighted to try Movavi Video Converter 20 Premium. The software promises to be fast, offers easy editing and works with more than 180 different formats.
I have to admit that I was impressed from the start because of the ease of installation with no additional software included. If you’re like me, you’ve tried other video converters that come with questionable extras, including premium converters. So Movavi passed this initial test with flying colors.
When you open for the first time Movavi Video Converter 20 Premium, you are greeted by a surprisingly clean minimalist window. Instead of many menus and submenus, everything is presented with large icons, tabs and the main conversion area.
Seeing most of your options at a glance like this certainly makes Movavi easier to use and also sets it apart from other video converters.
Before finding out how everything works and testing the software, let’s take a look at some of the main features.
As you can see in the tabs, Movavi Video Converter 20 Premium does not only work with videos. This makes it a great versatile converter, because you can convert music, images and even different device formats. Each tab lists the main categories of conversions. Simply click on the category icon to display the different options.
Another main feature of this video converter is speed. Movavi uses SuperSpeed technology to manage conversions quickly without any loss of quality. According to Movavi’s speed comparison table, you get speeds up to 79 times faster. I’ll let you know how quickly things happened a little later.
It is important to note that much of the optimization in conversion speed is due to how the software makes the most of the hardware in your system. Although it’s still supposed to be fast, Movavi further optimizes speed through the use of multi-core processors, AMD hardware acceleration, Intel HD Graphics, NVIDIA NVENC and NVDEC.
Naturally, you want a video converter that can handle most of the formats you throw at it. I won’t list more than 180 formats here, but you can check Complete list of Movavi video, audio and image formats to ensure the desired format is covered. Personally, I don’t see much missing.
If you convert from / to a specific device, the software automatically detects your device. Log in and you’re ready to go.
Some more notable features include:
- Optimized video compression without errors or loss of quality
- Keep Full HD and Ultra HD quality when converting these formats
- Convert without having to delve into many parameters to get the right things
- Check what the final result will look like before performing a full conversion with Convert Sample
- Edit multiple files at once
- Editing functions include cropping, rotating, adding captions, inserting watermarks, improving quality, stabilizing, etc.
As you can see, Movavi has some awesome features. Of course, you are here to see if these features actually work.
For best results, you must meet the minimum system requirements for Movavi Video Converter 20 Premium. These include:
- Windows 7/8/10 up to date
- 1 GHz processor (Intel and AMD are recommended)
- AMD Radeon R600, Intel HD Graphics 2000, NVIDIA GeForce series 8 or higher versions of these graphics cards (if you are having problems you may need to update your drivers. I noticed a difference in speed after upgrading my obsolete Intel HD Driver.)
- 2 GB RAM
- 120 MB of disk space for the installation itself, but you will need at least 750 MB of conversion space
- 1280 x 768 screen resolution
While I test the Windows version, there is also a Mac version available.
Working with Movavi
It only took me a few minutes to explore the initial options. Personally, I like the ease of navigation. The search function, which is next to the tabs under the edit window, shows you all the options available for a keyword. For example, I entered “lg” to find available LG device conversions and got the following list of results.
My next step is to test a video conversion. I use a video of almost half a gigabyte to see how fast the converter works. All you have to do is drag the video (or other type of file) or folder into the editing window.
If you need help anytime, click the “?” icon, what I’ve been asked to do since it was my first conversion.
For my first test, I convert an MP4 to AVI. Use the “Save in” button at the bottom of the window to change the location for saving files. If you want to make changes before converting, just click the drop-down arrows for one of the options for the video you are editing.
Before converting, I tried the “Convert sample” function to test the quality. It ended quickly.
Tap Convert to start. The conversion took about thirty seconds, which was surprisingly fast. I had a few other programs open during the process, and they didn’t even fall behind. However, for much larger videos, you may notice problems if you try to multitask, especially if an antivirus scan is running.
The converted video looks and sounds exactly like the original. I also tested the same file and compressed it, using the original MP4 format. It also ended quickly, without lag, and the end result was superb.
I had a few videos from which I just wanted to extract the audio. The process took less than five seconds and the audio quality was a perfect copy of the video, perhaps even a little sharper.
I also tried to convert multiple videos at once by adding a folder. The process took longer, of course. However, the speed remained consistent with my original test. In a batch conversion of ten videos of around 500MB each, I only had to wait about five minutes, which isn’t bad at all.
My last test for the converter was video editing. Like the conversion, the editor was a pleasure to use. Movavi is not as complex as some video editors, but it is actually an advantage. However, you will find almost everything you need for a basic and even more advanced edition.
Overall, Movavi Video Converter 20 Premium lives up to its claims. My conversions weren’t as fast as the speed graph, but still faster than the other converters I used.
The only downside I have encountered is that the program is slow to open. In fact, it took longer to open the software than converting a single video. In addition, unless you check the box to hide it, you are prompted to purchase the entire video suite each time you close the software. But, checking the box is an easy solution.
Finally, I strongly recommend that you take the simple tutorial the first time you use Movavi. Even though it’s incredibly intuitive, the tutorials are still useful.
If you want to try Movavi Video Converter 20 Premium for yourself, you can collect it directly from Movavi. For Windows and Mac, it will cost $ 39.95 for a one-year subscription. You can get lifetime access for $ 49.95. A free trial is also available.
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