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[Windows] Convert videos to other formats with Tipard MKV Video Converter

2013-05-02_215435 [1]With so many different video and audio delivery methods (e.g. online or DVD), video and audio formats, and electronic devices, it has almost become a necessity to have a competent video and audio converter at your disposal to fulfill your converting needs. Tipard MKV Video Converter is one such audio and video converter. Let’s see if it is worth your time.


Main Functionality

Despite the name, Tipard MKV Video Converter actually converts more than just MKV videos. Tipard MKV Video Converter is a full-featured audio and video converter that allows you to convert audio and video files to other formats.

Take note Tipard MKV Video Converter is the exact same program as Tipard Video Converter. They have the same features (with only minor differences that arise from different versions because Tipard Video Converter is more updated than Tipard MKV Video Conveter), same interface, same everything — only their names are different. You’ll notice this review is mostly a copy + paste from our review of Tipard Video Converter [2] because, as I just said, Tipard MKV Video Converter and Tipard Video Converter are the same.




2013-05-02_224156 [4]For all intents and purposes, there is very little to dislike about Tipard MKV Video Converter. As you can see in the ‘Pros’ list above, the program supports many input and output formats, supports batch processing, can do both audio and video conversions, allows for basic editing, performs very well, and is easy to use. Indeed, the issues with Tipard MKV Video Converter are few and far in between. In other words, it is an excellent audio and video converter. However, the major problem with Tipard MKV Video Converter is price.

If this was 2008, 2009, or 2010, then Tipard MKV Video Converter would be a catch — a unique and excellent audio and video converter. However, this is 2013. Video and audio converting is no longer an art; it is quite literally an exact science. There are so many excellent and viable freeware video and audio converters [5] out there that offer pretty much all the same features and functionality as Tipard MKV Video Converter, if not more. There is absolutely no reason to drop a significant sum of money on Tipard MKV Video Converter when you can grab a freeware converter for $0. I realize developers have to make a living and some opt for the shareware model to do so. However, asking $35 for a program that offers very little more than freeware alternatives is absurd. In my mind, buying Tipard MKV Video Converter is akin to performing an act of charity: willingly giving away your money for very little in return (when you consider the fact that you could be using freeware converters instead).


In terms of features, usefulness, and usability, Tipard MKV Video Converter is one of the best video and audio converters I have used; there really isn’t much I can complain about when it comes to Tipard MKV Video Converter. And those of you that have been following dotTech since the beginning know that it is a rare instance indeed when I cannot complain about a program.  The issue, however, is price.Why pay $35 for Tipard MKV Video Converter when there are dozens upon dozens of freeware audio and video converters that do the same thing?

My recommendation is to save your money and grab a freeware video and audio converter instead of Tipard MKV Video Converter. dotTech’s review of best free video and audio converter for Windows [5] lists out the best video/audio converters you can grab without having to pay a cent. Get one of the programs mentioned in our review and enjoy conversion bliss… without having to pay a penny.

Price: $35

Version reviewed: 6.1.58

Supported OS: Windows NT4/2000/2003/XP/Vista/Win7/Win8

Download size: 23.1 MB

VirusTotal malware scan results: 0/46 [6]

Is it portable? No

Tipard MKV Video Converter homepage [7]