Due to the high diversity of media devices we have at our disposal nowadays, converting our video files from one format into another makes more and more sense. Luckily, we've got tools like Free 3GP Video Converter. This program, contrary to what its name may suggest, is a comprehensive video converter capable of converting from and into a wide variety of codecs.
This program presents a very innovative and attractive user interface, still simple and easy to use. It allows you to add or remove one or more source video files in any of the most popular formats, such as AVI, MPG, WMV, MOV, 3GP, Real Video, and many more. All of the files added are listed on a specially designed big panel. On the one hand, using the "Output Name" button, you can configure the file names for your converted files - you can add a prefix and a postfix, decide whether to include the original file name and date, and select a separating character. The "Tags" button, on the other hand, allows you to add information to your media files manually, such as title, artist, album, year, genre, and some comments. There are also a couple of buttons with arrows, whose function is to let you change the file order on your list easily. The program also allows you to choose the destination folder, where your converted files will be stored.
Finally, you can select the output format from a list where you will find the most popular codecs and containers, including AVI, WMV, MP4, and 3GP. Curiously enough, this converter does not accept MPEG as an output format, which is one of the most widely spread video file formats, compatible with the majority of hardware media players and software tools. However, you can set MP3 as the output format, which means that this program may act as an audio extraction tool.
The program also gives you the possibility to choose one of the preset settings available, which vary depending on the primary output format selected. For example, for the AVI format, you are offered profiles for High, Normal, and Economy Quality. But Free 3GP Video Converter does not limit itself to those profiles - it also provides you with a "Wizard" button that allows you to fully customize the preset parameters. It opens a new window where you can define - for an AVI container, for example - the video frame rate, bit rate, width, and height, and the audio sampling rate, bit rate, and the number of channels to be used.
Undoubtedly, Free 3GP Video Converter is a versatile software tool which provides all the necessary functions you need to convert your video files quickly between several popular formats, and all this for free.
- Easy to use
- Allows you to fully personalize the output file names
- Allows you to add tags to your media files
- Can act as an audio extractor
- Allows you to customize all the parameters of any format preset
- Does not allow you to convert your videos into MPEG files