Have you ever felt annoyed that when you copy a video from your PC to your smartphone or tablet, it just does not work. The Android or iOS device just refuses to play that video file. This is because of the wrong video format. If you want to play videos in these mobile devices then you should first convert your videos to a supported format like MP4. The free program EasyBrake can help you convert videos in just one click.
The EasyBrake video converter is built upon the converter engine of the popular open-source program HandBrake. It provides you with the advanced conversion engine of HandBrake but with a very simple GUI interface. You can download EasyBrake from its sourceforge webpage or its own website – in both cases the same file is downloaded. The download is a portable application packed inside a ZIP archive. You can extract all the files to a folder and run EasyBrake.exe from there.
The main window of EasyBrake presents with a very simple interface. You can jump to video conversion right away, but its a better idea to configure the conversion settings first. To open the video conversion settings, click on the video-camera-like icon near the top of the right-edge of the EasyBrake window. The video conversion settings are opened as the window slides to the right side. Here you can choose the target output format from MKV or MP4 video. The MKV format is good target if you want to play it on your desktop PC. If you plan to play the video on your mobile device then select the MP4 format. If you are confused, then you can select a profile for your device to ensure that the converted video plays in your device. There are profiles available for iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android, Android tablet, Apple TV and more. There are many other video and audio related settings that you can tinker around with.
To quickly select a video file for conversion, you have to click on the power button in the center of the window. But you can also click on the drop-like-icon near the bottom edge of the window to open the video list, and then click on the plus icon to select a video. It supports almost all types (more than 62 different formats) of video formats as input. You can also copy/paste Youtube video links and it would automatically download and convert that video for you. To add a Youtube video to the list, copy the Youtube video URL and then click on Youtube logo in the conversion list. After this click on the power button and EasyBrake would fire up the command line program (HandBrake) to start the conversion process. You can see the command line interface window to look at the progress.
After the conversion is over, it opens the folder where the converted video file is stored. You can change the location of this folder from the video settings of EasyBrake. Now you can view the converted video on your computer or copy it over to your mobile device and enjoy all the fun.
EasyBrake is basically a GUI front-end for HandBrake, but it simplifies selection of all the settings so much that even fifth grader kids can use it without any problem. In addition, the Youtube video downloader can help you perform two tasks (download + convert) together and save your precious time.
You can download EasyBrake from http://www.easybrakeconverter.com/ .