Pavtube HD Video Converter is a powerful and easy-to-use video transcoding application. It helps you convert between various formats to enjoy movies on computer, to further edit video for creation, to present video on HDTV, and to publish video online in web-friendly format. The software works with HD videos from versatile camcorders, DVs, non-protected Blu-ray clips, DVD video, TV shows and web videos. The Pavtube HD Video Converter now converts videos with CUDA support, the GPU computing method by NVIDIA, and video conversion speed is improved 3X+ faster.
Import Video Files
When you start up Pavtube HD Video Converter, the main interface pops up as below:
Load video files to the software using any of the three ways below:
1. Click "File" menu, and select "Add Video" to import source video, audio and image files.
2. Find "Add" icon in the toolbar and click it to import the files to the file list.
3. Open the folder that contains source files, and drag and drop video, audio and image files to "Getting Started" area.
Note that you have to configure options first if your source videos are TiVo shows. Find details in Option.
Supported video formats:
*.avi;*.divx;*.mpg;*.mpeg;*.mpe;*.mvv;*.m2v;*.dat;*.mod;*.mp4;*.tod;*.m2t;*.m2ts;*.ts;*.trp;*.tp;*.evo; *.mkv;*.dv;*.mts;*.wmv;*.asf;*.dvr-ms;*.mov;*.qt;*.dv;*.m4b;*.m4v;*.3gp2;*.3gpp;*.3gp;*.3g2;*.rm;*.rmvb; *.flv;*.f4v;*.tivo;*.vro;*.flc;*.fli;*.mxf;*.gxf;*.pss;*.mvi;*.mtv;*.vdr;*.pmf;*.pva;*.k3g;*.vp6;*.nsv; *.nuv;*.dmskm;*.nut;*.h.264,*.tivo
Supported audio formats:
Supported image formats:
*.jpg, *.ico, *.bmp, *.png, *.gif, *.tiff
After every thing necessary was selected, please click the Convert button to start conversion. A window will pop up as below:
The Conversion window displays task list and progress information including Time elapsed, Time left, Generated size, and Estimated size. After conversion simply click "Completed" to back to main interface, and "Open" button to find generated videos.
You can click "Pause" to suspend or "Cancel" to cancel the conversion at half way.
In case of an error occurs during conversion, please click "View log" to check detailed error report.
The consuming time grows with generated file size. If conversion takes long time, you can set auto shut down by checking the box of "Shut down computer after conversion.
The main interface is composed of title bar, menu bar, toolbar, file list, media player, output settings area, and status bar.
1. Menu bar
There are three menus in menu bar, namely "File", "Edit" and "Help".
File: Contain operations like add file.
Edit: Edit selected task.
Help: Seek help and update information.
Three icons are displayed in the toolbar.
Add: Browse and load source files.
Edit: Edit selected file.
Option: Open Option panel.
CUDA: Turn on/ off CUDA. (En-decoding speed will be greatly accelerated when CUDA is turned on.
Note that CUDA is accessible only when there is an NVIDIA graphics card that supports GPU en-decoding acceleration. The CUDA button will be grayed out/ denied when the software fails to detect a satisfactory NVIDIA graphics card. And The CUDA works only when creating H.264 encoded video files.
3. File list/ task list
In the file list/ task list you can find task information like file name, duration, trimmed length, and destination. Under the file list there are control buttons to organize the conversion tasks.
Move Down: Move the selected file one line down.
Move Up: Move the selected file one line up.
Delete: Remove selected file from the file list.
Clear: Remove all the files from the file list.
Properties: View properties of selected task.
4. Media Player
The Media Player enables users to preview the video before conversion. Double-click on a file to preview it, or you can use the control buttons as well.
Play: Play or pause the video.
Stop: Quit previewing of the current playing file
Snapshoot: Thumbnail present frame and save to specified place.
Open: Open the snapshots folder.
5. Output settings area
In output settings are you set output destination, format and its advanced parameters.
Format: Specify an output video/audio format.
Settings: Set advanced video and audio parameters.
Output: Show the output path.
Browse: Set output location.
Open: Open output folder that contains generated files.
Merge into one file: Combine and output all selected files as one file after conversion.
6. Status bar
The Status bar show you free space of your target disk and the storage occupation of current tasks.
You can click Editor to customize the video before converting videos. Six facilities are available: Trim, Crop, Text Watermark, Image/Video Watermark, Effect, and Audio Replace.
Trim: Cut selected video and remain desired duration only.
Crop: Cut off the black edges of the image and set the aspect ratio.
Text Watermark: Add text watermark to selected video clip.
Image/Video Watermark: Add image or video watermark to selected video clip.
Effect: Adjust the brightness, contrast of the video, and the volume of the audio.
Audio Replace: Replace the original audio track with favorable music.
Besides, there are some user-friendly control buttons for you to preview and edit selected video file conveniently. Please refer to the tool bar below.
Play/Pause: Click to start playing the current video or pause the playing.
Stop: Click to quit playing video.
Left square bracket: Click to set the starting time for trimming.
Right square bracket: Click to set the ending time for trimming.
Reset: Click to reset to default values.
Horizontal Flip: Click to flip the image horizontally.
Vertical Flip: Click to flip the image vertically.
Volume slider: Drag to adjust the volume ranges from 0% to 400% of the original volume.
The Profile Manager helps you customize your own profile list.
Enter Profile Manager
Click on the "Format" bar, and when the profile list pops up, click "Custom" button to enter Profile Manager.
The layout of Profile Manager
The Profile Manager can be divided into two parts. The left part is operation area and right display field.
Under Custom tab you can find all the output format groups. Unfold each group to check individual output format. There is a checkbox before each format and group. To hide the format/ group, just uncheck the corresponding box. To view details of an output format, simply select it, and the Profile Manager will display its remarks at the left-bottom.
When switch to search tab, you can search for desired output format. Input keyword(s) into the search box and click Enter to view search results. If there is no matched result, you may switch to "Format not listed" and ask for new format.
Format not listed
This tab is a deck for users to submit their requirements when there is no format that can satisfy their needs. Just add your demands to the textbox, leave your email address, and click "Submit" button.
Customize your own profile list
a. Hide rarely-used formats
All the formats are displayed by default. You can hide formats that are rarely used in Profile Manager or simply close them in file list to hide them. To open Profile Manager, you can hit the format bar and click the "Customize" button at the foot of profile list.
Uncheck the formats you want to hide or simply click the cross sign in file list to hide them. You can click the "View Mode" to switch to one-stage display mode or back to sub-list display mode.
b. Restore hidden formats
To restore the hidden formats, simply click Customize button, open Profile Manager and check the hidden formats.
c. Add new customized format in file list
The ripper allows users to create customized formats based on current formats for future use. Just choose an output format, click "Settings" and adjust the audio and video parameter as you like, and click "Save as" button to save it. Rename the format before you click "OK" to save it to format list.
When you'd like to use the new created format as output format, please click the format bar and find it in "Custom" group.
To configure options, you can click the "Options" icon to enter the interface below:
There are three tabs, General, Thumbnail and TiVo.
Under the "General" tab you can set preference for software update and file exist action.
When an output file has already existed in the output folder (usually because you have converted it once or more), there are three customized options.
Auto Rename: Select to rename the present output file automatically to avoid overwriting existing file. The generated name is formed with the existing name and number.
Overwrite: Select to overwrite the existing file.
Skip: Select to skip the conversion of the file with identical name in the output folder.
For updating the software, you can set "Auto update", "Manual Update" and "Update every * days". You are suggested to set "Auto update", so that the software will update itself whenever there is a new version released. The update is free of charge.
Under the "Thumbnail" tab you can set folder and format for thumbnails.
Click "Browse" to specify location, and click the down-arrow to set format for saving screenshots if you like.
The TiVo tab is of use when you're loading a TiVo file for the first time. Note you have to paste your Media Access Key into the blank field and click "OK" before importing the TiVo show to the converter.
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