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Video encoding(transcoding) is converting the file format of the video that can be played by a device that you have. Or if a video file is too large, video encoding is necessary to save and share it easily.
Especially, for an hour-long video, with 4K and 8K resolution, size could be larger than 30GB. So hardware acceleration and stability are crucial because it takes too much time to encode them. Also, video encoding(transcoding) is required to make your music playlist by converting video to MP3 file format.
Here are the Top 10 Video Encoders (Converters) software and service!
1. List of Best Video Encoders (Converters) Software
Before we start, let’s learn about the most common video file formats (file extensions).
MP4 is the most common type of video format today. It is one of the most popular formats to play video on devices like PC/Smartphones (iPhone/Android) /tablets and the platforms like YouTube/Facebook/TikTok/Instagram.
AVI (Audio Video Interleave) is the file format that Microsoft developed so, it is compatible with built-in players of Windows and Mac. Also, it is compatible with several web browsers.
MP3(MPEG-1 Audio Layer III) is the most common Audio(music)-only file format.
1.1 Free Make Video Converter
Freemake Video Converter has a user-friendly UI and in the paid version, you can encode the video after simple editing. Also, it supports more than 500 formats such as MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV, MP3, DVD, 3GP, SWF, FLV, HD, MOV, RM, QT, DivX, Xvid, TS, MTS, and Fraps. So, you can choose whatever you can play on your device
1.2 GOM Encoder
GOM Encoder is software that supports fast encoding using hardware acceleration and multi-CPU (Core Processor User). You can also encode 4K high-definition video. You can choose the section that you want to encode and it provides advanced functions like video rotation, multi-screen capture, and subtitles. Also, it supports various presets so, it is the best software for beginners who don’t know about video encoding.
1.3 XMedia Recode
Xmedia Recode is free software that is compatible with a bunch of audio and video formats such as AAC, AC3, ADTS, AMR, ASF, AVI, AVISynth, DVD, FLAC, FLV, H.261, H.263, H.264, H.265, M4A. also, it is one of the hardware-accelerated video encoders that supports Intel Quick Sync and Nvidia CUDA.
VideoProc is an all-in-one video encoder(converter) that supports downloading, encoding, screen capture, and simple editing. It is also a hardware-accelerated encoder and it is recommended who want to use various functions with only one software.
1.5 Any Video Converter
It includes hardware-accelerated encoding of NVIDIA NVENC, AMD AMF, Intel QSV. And, it supports over 200 formats like DVD, H265、H264、4K UHD. After converting, you can store it on DVD directly or extract the only an MP3 file to make a DVD that can play music.
1.6 Movavi Video Converter
Movavi Video Converter is compatible with more than 180 formats and provides built-in simple editing functions like cutting, merging, and rotating. It supports fast conversion due to hardware acceleration of Nvidia NVENC and Intel HD Graphics. You can use a free trial version for a week. you can buy it if you like this program after a free trial.
1.7 WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe
WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is a multi-functional video encoder(converter) that supports 370+ import formats and 420+ export formats. You can encode optimal video for both iPhone and Android. Also, you can create photo slideshows with pictures that you took with smartphones.
2 List of Best Online Video Encoders (Converters) service
Here are several video encoder services that allow you to install software on your computer and encode videos lightly through online. The advantage is that it can be encoded through a cloud server for each service, so even low-end PCs can be encoded.
2.1 Adobe Creative Cloud Express
You can simply convert your video to GIF, MP4, or convert GIF, MOV to MP4 with Adobe Creative Cloud Express. It takes a longer to upload it but if your file size is not large, it would be a good choice.
Convertio is compatible with 300+ formats and it supports simple and easy video encoding(converting). But, if you want to convert a file more than 100MB, you need to sign up for premium plan.
2.3 123APPS - Online Audio Converter
(source : https://online-audio-converter.com/)
Online Audio Converter convert audio files online from one format to another format like mp3, wav, m4r (for iPhone ringtones), m4a, flac, ogg, mp2, and amr. It supports advanced settings like audio quality, fade in and out effect. Also, it is convenient because it can convert files in Google Drive, Dropbox, URL directly.