Video Converter Options

Video Codec – here you choose the type of compressor, which means the codecs. One format can support several different encoders. Thus, for example, AVI format supports almost all existing codecs.

Video Size – the size of the converted output video file. If you select "Original", the video file will be the same size as the input file. If you have chosen any of the quality presets "Video to video" will automatically recalculate video bit rate, changing resolution. Video size values are predefined for commonly used ones, but there is left open the possibility that you can enter any size if it does not already exist.

Video Aspect  or Aspect Ratio - is proportional ratio of the video width and height. If you convert the video for a standard TV, video aspect should be 4:3, while for modern LCD and plasma TVs it is 16:9

Video Bitrate – already discussed in the text. Higher video bitrate means higher quality and greater output file size and vice versa.

Video Framerate - the number of frames per second.

Video System – TV system, can be NTSC which is used in the U.S. or PAL which is used in Europe. The differences between the two systems are reflected in the resolution and video frame rate.

AuthorDVD – This is an option that you can only get if you choose to convert to DVD format. DVD format is specific. Although it is basically mpeg2 format, it must be prepared and organized so that it can be read by DVD drives. So if you want to watch the converted video on a DVD drive and not on the computer it is necessary to leave this option turned on. After the video conversion and DVD authorization, you can use Video to video converter program to burn the video to DVD.