Though video conversion to HD video and to a long list of standard-quality video codecs is the program's main asset, HD Video Converter Factory offers a wide range of other useful functionalities to interested users. Thus, this versatile tool will allow you to extract audio streams from video files, convert any number of files in one single operation, add creative effects to your videos, download videos from YouTube and other sites, edit your videos, and add subtitles to them.
You can add as many files as you wish to the conversion list, either video files already stored on your system drives or downloaded from the Web using the program’s download manager. You can try and download files from YouTube, LiveLeak, Vimeo, MetaCafe, Facebook, and a long list of other video sharing sites, and add them to your conversion list directly. This feature gave me mixed results, as the program was unable to download some of the videos I selected, most probably due to download restrictions for copyright reasons. When these restrictions didn’t apply, the program analyzed and downloaded the video file in a seamless and efficient way.
All the files on the list will be converted to the selected video format following your settings and preferences. Assigning different output profiles to the various files on the list hasn’t been implemented yet, and neither has the option to convert one file to more than one output format at once. Both features would clearly enhance the value of this tool if implemented in future versions. For the time being, you can enjoy browsing among the plethora of codecs and device-based profiles that the program offers for your conversion tasks and choose the one that better fits your needs, including HD and 4K quality video. However, if none of those profiles is good for you, you can always create your own custom profiles, and save them for future use.
As far as video editing, though HD Video Converter Factory includes more editing features than many similar conversion tools, these are neither exhaustive nor incredibly sophisticated. Thus, you can easily clip your videos using precise sliders, rotate and mirror them with just one click, and crop them easily with your mouse. You can also choose among a dozen of one-click artistic video effects for you to apply to your videos, and preview the results using the program’s playback capabilities. Last but not least, the program comes with a timeline-based merge-and-split tool that will let you join and cut your video files in the most intuitive way.
HD Video Converter Factory offers you much more functionality than meets the eye. Video conversion is but one of the various functions provided, and it is nicely complemented with its video download capabilities, its editing tools, and the wide range of standard and HD video codes supported.