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MiniTool Video Converter – Is It Any Good?

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It can be tough trying to find the right tool to convert video and audio files. Some tools definitely work better than others. It’s also true that some conversion applications can be extremely slow when it comes to converting one file type to another. Today we are going to take a look at MiniTool Video Converter. We will go over what it is, how it works, and answer the question of whether it is any good or not.

 

What is MiniTool Video Converter?

 

First let’s get some definitions out of the way:

  • File converter – An application that converts one file type to another.
  • Video converter – An application that converts the file type of a video to a different type.
  • Audio converter – An application that converts the file type of an audio file to a different type.

 

You may want to use a video or audio file in a project that you are working on, but the file type you are using is incompatible with the platform that you are working with. Or perhaps the file that you are trying to play won’t work with your preferred media player.

 

MiniTool Video Converter promises to:

  • Convert audio & video files within minutes.
  • Support 1000+ popular output formats.
  • Batch video conversion.
  • Record computer screen activities without watermark.

 

Put simply, MiniTool Video Converter is an application that can convert video to different formats, convert audio to different formats, record your screen, and download YouTube videos. Not only does MiniTool promise that it can do all of these things, they claim that the conversions can take place in just a matter of minutes.

 

Features:

  • Audio and video conversion
  • Screen recording
  • Support for a large number of file formats
  • Batch video conversion
  • Fast conversion
  • High quality audio and video
  • Ability to download videos

 

System requirements:

  • Windows 7 or above
  • Intel Core i3 processors and above
  • At least 4 GB RAM
  • At least 400 MB free storage space

 

In this review I am going to go over how to get and install MiniTool Video Converter and provide step by step instructions on how to convert video, how to convert audio, how to download a YouTube Video, and how to record your screen. Then I will give you some pros and cons and share my thoughts on this application.

 

How to Get and Use MiniTool Video Converter

Before we can test the application we first need to install it. If you want to check it out for yourself just follow along.

 

Download and Install

 

Download MiniTool Video Converter.

 

minitool video converter - download and install

 

 

Install what you just downloaded.

 

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That’s all there is to the setup. It is pretty easy and straight forward. One thing that I like about this company is that they don’t try to sneak in any extra software when you install their applications.

 

Convert Video

I am going to convert an MP4 to a WEBM file.

 

Open MiniTool Video Converter.

 

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Click the big picture of a folder in the middle of your screen.

 

minitool video converter - click big folder

 

 

Navigate to the video that you want to convert. Select it and click “Open”.

 

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Click the diagonal arrow so you can select what type of video format that you want to convert your file to. I am going to choose WEBM and 1080P.

 

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Click the edit button to rename your video and change the output location if you like. Then click “OK”.

 

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Click “Convert”.

 

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Now if you click the the “Converted” tab you will see the converted file.

 

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At this point you can either click the blue “Show” button or use File Explorer to navigate to your converted file.

 

Here is the original sample video:

 

 

 

Here is the converted video:

 

 

 

The conversion was easy to do and really fast.

 

Download Video

 

Open MiniTool Video Converter.

 

 

 

Click the Video Download tab.

 

 

 

Search for or navigate to the video you want to download.

 

 

 

Click the “Download” button.

 

 

 

Choose the video quality that you desire and click the “Download” button. Keep in mind that the file that you are downloading is a large one so it will take some time.

 

 

 

When the video is done downloading click the “Navigate” button to go to the location of the video that you just downloaded.

 

 

 

Note that I was originally going to download the Minecraft speed run video but ended up opting for something much shorter. Here is the video that I downloaded:

 

 

Again, the process was painless. In a few simple steps the video that I wanted to download was sitting on my computer.

 

Screen Recording

 

Open MiniTool Video Converter.

 

 

 

Click the Screen Record tab.

 

 

 

Click the big record screen button.

 

 

 

It might be a good idea to open the settings and make sure the hotkeys and other options are set up the way that you want them.

 

 

 

When you are ready to start recording hit the big red “Record” button.

 

 

 

When you are finished recording your screen hit the appropriate hotkey to stop recording.

 

Here is a sample recording that I made:

 

 

If you just need to make a simple screen recording then this program can do it for you. I still personally prefer OBS Studio for my own use because of the features that it offers. That said, MiniTool made screen recording easy for simple projects.

 

Convert Audio

 

Open MiniTool Video Converter.

 

 

 

Click “Add Files”.

 

 

 

Navigate to and select the file you want to convert and click “Open”.

 

 

 

Click the arrow and select the options that you want.

 

 

 

Click “Convert”.

 

 

 

I converter an AC3 file to an MP3. The conversion was quick and went smoothly.

 

Learn more about how to use MiniTool Video Converter:

 

My Thoughts on MiniTool Video Converter

 

Pros:

  • It is completely free.
  • It supports over 1,000 file types.
  • Batch video conversion.
  • Basic editing.
  • Easy to use.
  • Simple layout.
  • Downloads videos from YouTube.
  • Basic screen recording.
  • No watermarks on recording.

 

Cons:

  • It’s screen recording options are very basic.
  • I was only able to successfully download videos from YouTube.

 

Ease of Installation and Use

MiniTool Video Converter couldn’t be easier to install and use. The installation itself was very straight forward and they didn’t try to bundle any extra software with the program. It took only a few simple steps to convert, screen record, and download videos. It seems to me that the developers had the end user in mind while creating this title.

 

Appearance

It has a very minimalistic and user-friendly interface. Anything that you want to do is pretty easy to find and work with. For example, if you want to convert video or audio make sure you are on the “Convert” tab. To download a video or or screen record make sure you are on their respective tabs. Everything is layed out to make it easy for the user.

 

Features

While I would have liked to be able to download videos from more of a variety of sources and a few more options included in the screen recording, all of the basics are there and worked flawlessly. File conversions were easy and fast. YouTube videos downloaded with no problem. I would say the the screen recording capabilities are good enough for most users.

 

Verdict

Let’s get down to the question that we are all here for. Is MiniTool Video Converter any good? In short, yes it is an excellent piece of software. It will work great for the majority of users. It is fast, easy to use, and works extremely well. I have no problem recommending it to anyone that wants to try it out.

 

MiniTool Video Converter is an easy to use all-in-one solution to convert audio and video files, download YouTube videos, and record your screen. It worked without a problem when I tested it and it was able to do everything MiniTool promised quickly and simply. Give it a try at the MiniTool website.

If you try out MiniTool Video Converter let me know what you think down in the comments. Also drop a comment and let me know what your favorite file type converter is. Until next time, have the best day.

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