Review and Giveaway: uRex Video Converter Platinum

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I’m giving away ten licenses for uRex Video Converter Platinum software ($40 list price) on my geek dad blog. The software converts movies from one one format to another format. For instance, I used the software to convert one of my DVDs into a format that can play on my Nook Color e-reader. It took awhile because even though the Nook Color has 8GB of built-in memory, there’s only 1 gig for non-B&N content. After some trial and error, I was able to convert my movie into a 362 meg mp4 file. Now my toddler can watch the Pixar Cars movie when he gets cranky on the road. If you want a license for uRex Video Converter Platinum software, just leave a comment below by December 9, 2011.

uRex Video Converter Platinum screenshot

What I like about uRex Video Converter Platinum

  • I can use the software to convert my movies for my Nook and Apple iPod (also supports devices like PS3, iPhone, iPad/iPad 2, Apple TV, Xbox, Wii, Google phones)
  • You can manually change settings for resolution, video encoder, aspect ratio, video bit rate, frame rate, audio channels, audio bit rate, audio sample rate, audio encoder, volume
  • Supports AVI, MP4, DivX, MPEG, H264, WMV, MKV, MOV, VOB, ASF, DV, 3GP, FLV, SWF
  • Also support HD format (HD VOB, HD MKV, HD TS, HD AVI, HD MPEG, HD MP4, HD ASF, HD WMV, HD MOV)
  • It includes optimized settings for iPod, iPod Classic, iPod Touch, iPod Nano, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad/iPad 2, Apple TV, Sony PSP, PS3, Microsoft Xbox, Nintendo Wii, Google Android Mobile phone, Nokia, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Blackberry
  • You can also use the software to convert audio files (MP3, AAC, WMA, WMV, MKA, M4A, OGG, AU, AIFF, FLAC)
  • Includes free lifetime software upgrades
  • You can crop, clip, split and merge video with the software (I have not tried these features yet)
uRex Video Converter Platinum conversion screenshot

What I didn’t like about uRex Video Converter Platinum

  • You can’t convert directly from a DVD (you need to rip it to your computer first with another software package)
  • The conversion took longer than predicted by the software (something like 500% of the estimated time)
  • The converted file is larger than predicted (1G instead of 80M)
  • It takes a long time to convert files (this seems to be the case with other video conversion software too)
  • There isn’t an optimized setting for the Nook Color/Tablet and Amazon Fire, which was why I had to resort to trial and error

9 thoughts on “Review and Giveaway: uRex Video Converter Platinum

  1. Oh, missed this great chance. Fortunately, WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is given away. Hope hold giveaway of uRex Video Converter Platinum next time. :D

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