When I started working with the hospital’s on-demand patient education system 10 or so years ago, I found I needed a method for encoding videos in a specific format. I was fortunate enough to stumble on the AVS software suite (avs4you.com). The $50 unlimited access subscription seemed like a great deal, so I whipped out the credit card and was in business.
Over the years, the video converter software has improved and additional functionality has been added to the suite, all covered by my initial $50 investment. The AVS suite includes tools for managing audio and video, for burning files, working with images, and converting documents. It also includes system tools like a registry cleaner.
A few of the tools are ones I use on a regular basis, and so I am more familiar with those. I often use the video converter to save video files, whether .mov, .mpg, or .wmv, in the mpeg2 format I need. I can also rip video files from DVD to create streamable files. The converter has presets for
various devices and the web, as well, making it easy to create format-friendly versions of videos. The video editor lets me combine files of various formats and output them in a different format.
When I record voiceovers for PowerPoint presentations, videos, or automated phone calls, I use the audio recorder and audio editor to capture, clean up, and combine audio files as needed.
I haven’t played with the image editor or document converter as yet. The document converter lets you save files in various formats, and will extract images from a document as well.
This software suite has been one of my best investments, and saves me many hours of frustration in producing audio and video files. The license key assures that I can reinstall the software when I upgrade computers. When the occasional glitch has occurred, I have consulted with the AVS support team, and they have always been helpful.