iConv is a free video converter that lets you convert videos to iPod, iPhone, and iPad supported format. It’s an easy to use app that accepts video files in avi, wmv, rmvb, mpg and mpeg formats and convert them to m4v. iConv comes with a simple interface with drag and drop support, and offers batch conversion of video files. Plus it provides three different modes (High Quality, Fast, and Custom) for file conversion.
There are many video converters available out there which supports video file conversion from one format to another; however, only few of them let you convert videos to iPod, iPhone, or iPad formats directly. iConv is one such handy video converter that lets you easily convert multiple video files stored on your PC or pendrive into a format compatible with all your iDevices. It accepts individual video files or folder containing videos, and runs a command-driven tool to convert videos to iPod and other iDevice formats.
iConv is available as a freeware and can be downloaded using the link given at the end of this article. The download comes as a Windows Installer (.msi) file that opens a wizard on double-click and helps you in installing this free video converter in your system. Let’s see how you can convert avi, wmv, rmvb, mpg and mpeg files to iDevice compatible format using iConv.
Convert Videos to iPod, iPhone, and iPad Format using iConv:
iConv opens as a small window listing three different options on top of the program interface. These options correspond to different modes of this free video converter. We will have a look on each of them a bit later; let’s first see how you can add files to iConv.
As I have mentioned in the beginning, iConv comes with drag and drop support; hence, you can simply drag files and place them on the program interface, or pick and entire folder containing video files and drop it to iConv (it will automatically fetch all video files from the container folder).
Once you add the files, you can select the desired mode from the top and press “Run” to begin processing the video files. Let’s see what does each of these options offer.
- Fast mode: In this mode, the videos gets converted very quickly; however, the quality may vary. The supported quality level is 9 and maximum width is 480 px.
- High Quality mode: In this mode the video quality remains superb but the conversion process may take a longer time. The supported quality level is 20 and maximum width is 640 px.
- Custom mode: Here, you can write you own custom parameters for the file conversion.
These are the main modes of operation of this free video player. Once you press “Run”, iConv will ask you to choose a destination location to store output files. After that it will launch a command line tool that will quickly and effectively convert all the selected video files in “.m4v” format according to the set parameters, and save them to the specified location.
You can directly import the video files to your iTunes library and play them on your iDevice.
Key Features of iConv:
- Free video converter for Windows.
- Convert selected video file formats to iPod, iPhone, and iPad compatible format (MPEG 4 – m4v).
- Supported input file formats: avi, wmv, rmvb, mpg and mpeg.
- Supports batch file conversion.
- Drag and drop support.
- Works in multiple mode.
- Custom settings for output video.
- Stay on top option.
- Easy to use.
- Fast and reliable.
The Final Verdict:
iConv is a nice free tool to batch convert videos to iPod, iPhone, and iPad compatible format. It lets you quickly and easily convert all you favorite movies, tv series, and songs to m4v format and lets you play them on your iDevice without any problem. Download free and give it a try.