This is a video converter software. Convert from DVD chapters, 3GPP/3GPP2, ASF, AVI, DAT, DivX, DV, FLC/FLI animation, animated GIF, IVF, Matroska MKV, MOV, MP4, MPEG-1, OGG Media OGM, RM/RAM and WMV to AVI.
Pros: River Past Video Cleaner is a flexible and fast video converter. It converts video from 3G video (3GPP/3GPP2), ASF, AVI, DAT (VCD), DivX, DV, FLC/FLI Flic animation, animated GIF, IVF, Matroska MKV, QuickTime MOV, MP4 (MPEG-4), MPEG-1, OGG Media OGM, RealMedia RM/RAM, and WMV to AVI, WMV, DivX, XviD, DV, MKV and OGM. With optional booster packs, you can even convert to animated GIF, QuickTime MOV, and still images. The application can convert from un-encrypted DVD, from individual chapters or several seamless chapters as one unit. Video and audio compressions are under complete control of the user. You have the full control over video and audio compressions. One can adjust video codec, video quality, video size, frame rate, audio codec, sample rate, channel, and bit rate.
The codecs get loaded as needed. Supported video codecs include Cinepak, DivX, DV, Indeo 3, 4, and 5, Motion JPEG, Microsoft Video 1, Xvid, and more. Audio- video sync problems could be repaired up by cleaning up the time code in these tracks. Conversion between NTSC and PAL also is possible. File parsers are available that help expand the formats supported. Direct X 8 and Windows Media Format 9 can be downloaded through links provided.
The interaction area is simple and straightforward and is built for batch processing to start with. One simply lists the files to be converted, output format, video and audio setting are done directly from this interface. Once the output directory is also specified, it is all set for conversion to begin.
Cons: Some codec integration some in video and a few in audio compression is still to be completely integrated.
Overall: Well designed, simple to use and with extensive format support this application is rated at 4 stars.