I hope i am posting this in the correct forum. I found that here at CDFreaks i can get very valuable answers to my questions, i really apreciate that
So here it goes. I am looking for an application (freeware or commercial, i don't really care as long as it does what i need it to do) which can convert ANY video format into ANY video format. And it must NOT rely on pre-installed codecs, i.e. should bring it's own!
Now here's the catch: I am running Windows Vista (Ultimate, 32 bit).
I need to convert things like mpeg, avi, divx, rm, rmvb, 3gp, mp4 etc at least to mpg, but if i could cross-convert to say avi (xvid is fine), mpg and rmvb it would be SO good.
I previously used the programs "Pro Coder 2" and "Super" for such tasks, however both of them seem to rely on codecs that were installed before them (such as K-Lite codec packs) and because Vista won't work nicely with such codec packs, either program (even tough they actually run on Vista!) won't convert anything because "unable to process file type" or "unsupported media type".
Background: I have loads of larger video files in all sorts of formats of which i create shorter clips to be used on mobile phones. I can't be bothered with a gazillion editors, so i just convert anything into mpg, edit it (create the clips) with TmpgENC and convert the finalized mpg files into xvid-avi's with the program that came with the phoen player, LCG's "SmartMovie" converter which does such s60-formatted avi files with specific image size etc. TmpgENC works fine under Vista, now i just need to get the mpg files, hence - i need the multi-format converter.
I apreciate ANY help, googling the issue brings me to a million softwares of which none does what i need and has me downloading and messing up my system with tons of trial versions....... Also my machine isn't a Gray-2 but just a Sempron 2800 with 1.5 GB of RAM, anything that does the job on such a machine would be apreciated.
With kind regards.....