Being Versatile has become the order of the day. As time advances, the ability to have a tool that does everything is now preferred to having a tool that is restricted to doing a particular job. And that is why the usefulness of Video converters cannot be overemphasized.
Video converters are computer programs that are capable of changing the format of digital video. They can re-compress the video to another format in a process called transcoding, or may simply change the container format without changing the video format.
Most times we are faced with the inability to enjoy some video clips even after we have suffered to source and get them due to some flimsy excuses known as incompatibility. There are a lot of available video converters, both online and offline converters, namely
- Any Video Converter
- Dr. DivX
- Format Factory
- Freemake Video Converter
- Prism Video Converter
With the advent of these programs, it has become extinct to say that you cannot convert a video format to the desired format. Now video converters have the ability to convert formats, batch their conversion, join two different video files, extract audio from video, include effects, split video, add variable frame rate.
With the availability of high-speed internet connections, online video conversion is now preferred to offline. One of the major challenges of offline video conversion is Speed. Offline video conversions can be annoyingly slow depending on the type of device used. Another issue is that it slows down the host device and also has limitation to the number of tasks that can be performed with it. Online video conversion is a lot better, it is awesomely fast, it does not pose any load on the device. Online conversion opens up to the user a thousand and one features to try out. It also has seamless link to online video portals like YouTube for easy conversion and download and with the online conversion, one can easily save up his converted files in preferred cloud storage facilities.
Majority of the online video sharing websites like YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion and so much more allows users to stream videos and not download it, so if you are looking for a way to get around this huddle, KeepVid is a sure solution to this problem. It offers a free, fast and efficient approach to get videos converted and downloaded. It supports over 10,000 sites starting from YouTube to the mostly unlikely to be supported website, it is accessible via their web portal and mobile platforms but this review is centered on the web version.
The free online video converter supports all the major audio and video formats including the latest HEVC x265 codec formats. If you aren’t sure about the output format, then you can also directly convert the video for your device by selecting it from a drop down list. This surely comes in handy for people who aren’t too much into technical details and just want to enjoy the videos.
To try things out, we grabbed the 4 minute long 720p MP4 version of the Assassin’s Creed: Origins Cinematic Trailer – Gamescom 2017 (48.4 MB) from YouTube and put it up on KeepVid free online video converter. We set the output as HEVC MP4 hit the button. The conversion (excluding the upload and download time) took a mere 47.4 seconds to finish (60 MB final size). This is quite impressive given the fact that it’s free.
However, when we tried the same thing with the “27 Minutes of Assassin’s Creed Origins Gameplay – E3 2017” 1080p 60fps (1.07 GB size), things went differently. Apparently, the maximum video file size that you can upload is restricted to 100 megabytes. This can be overcome by purchasing the KeepVid Pro Video Converter which is available for both PC and Mac. The premium version offers tons of extra perks like 30X faster conversion, more formats support and many more.
KeepVid‘s user interface is so simple and user friendly that anyone who is PC friendly will be able to play around the interface. Worthy of note is the KeepVid helper (KeepVid Free) which is an easy-to-use browser extension that is fully compatible with Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera and many more.
Initially, web users complained about the consistent pauses during downloads, but after some homework by the programmers, KeepVid became very fast. It utilizes the whole band speed of the connection one is using to access the portal, no more pauses during download and files are downloaded at lightning speed.
KeepVid Video Downloader only allows free users to download videos up to 720p MP4 format and 128Kbps M4A for the audio which can be solved by upgrading to the pro but apart from that, there Is practically no limit to download and conversion size.
There are also a ton of editing tools offered by KeepVid – it can the locate timeline accurately and trim video clips accordingly, it supports the download and import of subtitle as well as customize fonts, crop video, adjust Audio, add effects and watermarks etc.
Advantages of KeepVid over its counterparts
- Easy access and very convenient to use.
- No complicated software or setup needed. Simply go to the official KeepVid website and get started. With KeepVid Helper, it’s way easier.
- No signups or login required. The service is basically free to use. You’re not required to sign-up for an account or login before you can download a video and save it to your computer.
- You can download videos in full HD resolution without the ads.
- It lets you batch download YouTube playlists in just one click.
- You can download and save videos as 1080p, 4K and other HD formats at faster speeds.
- You can download and convert YouTube videos to MP3, MP4 and other audio/video formats.
Unlimited downloads. There’s no restriction as to how many songs or videos you can download.
KeepVid offers a very convenient option for converting and downloading videos and music in a very fast way and also preserves the quality of the downloaded content. If it’s for personal use, then we will advise you stick to the free version instead of upgrading to Pro. If you want a more convenient option, you can simply install KeepVid Helper extension which helps you download videos and music from any site in just a click of a button.
But then again, if you want a complete solution, KeepVid’s paid version easily beats its competitors in the game.