Convert Video For Any Portable Device In 3 Easy Steps!

Beginners are often perplexed with the video conversion terminology such as video, audio compression formats, screen resolution, FPS (frames per second), bit rate, and so on. For those of you who just want to convert video without bothering yourself with the device technicalities, we have already featured free tools including WinX Free PSP converter, Miro Video Converter which supports most of the devices, Free iPod Converter, VCD to BlackBerry converter, and so on.

Now here is yet another video converter that is simple and easy to use. Hamster Video Converter has a very intuitive interface, and converts any video in just 3 easy steps.

Download and install the application. (link at bottom). During installation you are offered with a free registry cleaner called Registry Reviver. You can choose not to install it before proceeding.

Hamster Video Converter has a 3 tabbed interface. If you are not happy with it’s orange theme, you can change the color to one of your liking. Click on Settings in the top right corner and  then Theme to open the Color Changer.

Drag the slider to change the color. Changes take place in real time, so you don’t to have to save. hamster-video-converter

Step 1: Add Video Files

Drag and drop video files (MKV, MPEG, AVI, WMV, MP4) in the ‘Add file’ tab. You can add multiple video files for batch conversion.


You can play the videos in it’s built-in media player and view media information such as video and audio codecs, duration of the video, it’s screen resolution, audio channels, average audio and video bitrate, FPS (frames per second), etc.

Step 2: Select Conversion Format

Now this is the part where we all go wrong some time or the other, choosing the wrong video or audio output format. With Hamster Free Video Converter, this is as easy as it gets.

Move to the ‘Edit’ tab. Here you can find 3 sections, Favorites, Format, and Device, You can convert your video either by choosing a format (AVI, MPEG, WMV, FLV, MP3, 3GP) or by device (iPod Classic, iPhone 4, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPod Nano, iPad, Apple TV, HTC, HTC Tattoo, Nexus, Nokia, Blackberry, iRiver, Creative Zen, Zune, Archos, Archos 7, xBox, PS3, PSP).

With a single click you can choose your video output format without worrying about the technical stuff. Want to convert often to a particular format or device? Select a format or device and click ‘Add to Favorites’.


Step 3: Convert Video

Now that all your files have been added and the output format chosen, you can batch convert all the video files with a single click. Just click on the ‘Press to Convert’ button. Converted files are shown in green,


Once the conversion is complete, click on ‘Open folder with converted files’ to copy them to your device.

We tested Hamster Video Converter by converting an MKV file for iPhone 4, xBox, iPod Nano and Sony PSP. As expected, all the output videos were of MP4 format but differed in their resolution, with iPhone 4 video being 960x640px, Sony PSP 368x208px, iPod Nano of 240x376px and xBox of resolution 640x480px.

Resize Video

In case of AVI, WMV, and FLV conversion formats, you can resize your video to a specified width or height. Click on ‘Edit Video’ in the right side panel, select the ‘Resize video to specified size’ check box and enter Width and/or Height attributes for your output video.


AVI Conversion With Hamster Video Converter

In case you convert your video to AVI, you have several options to choose from. You can choose between several video codecs including H.264, MPEG 4- ISO standard (DivX, XviD compatible), MPEG 2 –DVD format, MPEG 1- VCD format, and XviD MPEG-4 ASP (Advanced Simple Code). You can choose output video quality (low, normal, high, very high).Audio codecs include AC3,  MP3, AAC, WMA, and PCM.


For advanced users who want to have more control over video conversion, we have 5 best video converters, Video and Audio conversion suite, Any Video Converter, iWisoft Video Converter, our pick of best FLV converters, and so on.

Download Hamster Video Converter

Works with Windows 7, Vista, XP.

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1 Response

  1. Jason says:

    if you want to convert movies for iphone 4, just try Handbrake or Free iPhone 4 converter.
    you can try this formats:
    Video files in .mp4, .m4v, .mov video formats.
    Video: H.264 Codec, Size: 640*480 up to 720p, Bitrate: 2500kbps, Frame rate: 30fps,
    AAC audio Codec, Samplerate: 48khz, Bitrate: 160kbps, Channels: Stereo