Leawo Video Converter is an application that can encode audio and video clips (e.g. AVI, MOV, MP4, MP3, WAV) to multiple formats, including MP4, AVI, RM and AC3. But it can also prepare items for iPod, iPhone, iPad and PSP, among other devices.
The program comes with a clean and intuitive interface where you can import videos via the file browser or tree view. It is possible to process multiple items at the same time.
The file queue provides specific information about each file, such as the name, original and trimmed length (it you want to cut clips), along with estimated size and output format. By sticking to the default settings, you can directly initialize the encoding procedure after selecting the output directory and profile.
But experienced users can make audio and video modifications when it comes to the codec, quality, size, bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, sample rate and channel mode. Settings can be saved to a new profile.
In addition, you can preview videos in a built-in media player and store snapshots (to PNG, BMP or JPG), apply 3D effects (e.g. interleaved, side by side), as well as trim and crop videos. But you can also make image adjustments (e.g. saturation) and add watermarks (text or image).
In the "Options" area you can enable deinterlacing, specify the number of CPU cores to be used, set Leawo Video Converter to overwrite existing files and configure proxy settings.
Leawo Video Converter requires a moderate-to-high amount of system resources to finish a task in reasonable time. Its response time is good and the tool manages to deliver a fair image and sound quality. We haven't come across any issues during our tests. On the other hand, you cannot set Leawo Video Converter to automatically turn off the computer after conversion or to minimize to the system tray.