Total Movie Converter

by CoolUtils

A Converter that converts almost anything, especially video from any source to any export format

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: CoolUtils

Release: Total Movie Converter

Antivirus check: passed

Last revision: Last week

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A windows-only tool, this is simple and robust for a conversion utility that is likely worth it for a team of the file and video editors, who don't want to spend time learning about video editing.

The install is very brief, but normal. On first look, the GUI looks robust, with a toolbar of icons covers half the window. For a utility, this looks good. It also shows a beautiful tree node view of my folder system and USB drives.

The tree view is a little cumbersome as it doesn't show what's in the folders unless it's a file it knows about. It does not seem to find my txt files or anything else. So I click into a folder with videos. The main screen shows a nice summary of each file and a large thumbnail icon. It shows file size and duration, which may be helpful in organizing my videos into one movie. It also indicates resolution and bit rate.

The resize feature looks thorough enough for my liking. It allows me to specify a folder or whether to keep the original video file.

The Youtube button seems very straight forward except I'm not sure if I need to paste in the URL of my channel or what is needed when it says URL. It looks like it can use Youtube as a source from using only a URL. This seems cool if I want to save some videos for offline viewing. The Pro version comes with a Report feature that may be useful if multiple people are using this software to make videos, for example, a softball team may be recording its games and editing them for players to watch and learn.

The only bad thing is each time I click around to a different button on the toolbar or select or deselect a video, and the entire screen seems to refresh for a second. After clicking through the toolbars, it does seem like a simple but effective tool. Most of the toolbar shows everything the tool can do. I do not see any editing features, like trim.

Most utility software starts at around $20, and this is for sale at 29.99, which seems a little high for movie making software that is really just a converter. The name is misleading, as it's not total. But it does cover a wide range, perhaps totally all formats for convert from or to. Actually, when making a "Home DVD," it does allow me to trim from the beginning and end to make snippets out of the original video file. But this only runs on Windows. But I'm familiar with Windows, so I like the look and feel of this software, but it is still overpriced.

The speed and how efficient the rendering and conversion will be is a big factor in whether I purchase this software.

Good for using when having many new and old videos to orgaznie and convert and comes with a Report to share a summary of what's been converted and the details of the files

  • It has a resize feature making it easy to create different sizes of the video, like shrink down to 720, for example.
  • Pro version has a Report feature to list each video with its respective details so that I can create an audit log of all of my movie files.
  • Allows for a Favorite shortcut on the toolbar to save directories I often use.
  • Allows for Check All or Uncheck All too quickly bulk convert videos.
  • Can extract audio from a video file and save it to mp3.
  • Also supports formats for Sony PS3/4, Xbox, Blackberry, and Apple TV

converts everything:
since 2003

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