"A Universal Player Encoder & Renderer."
Have you ever tried to transfer media files between the operating system of your computer and your mobile phone only to find out that one of the multimedia players cannot support that particular file format? Have you afterwards tried to find a multimedia conversion utility only to find out that the vast majority of them are paid or come as trial versions with limited format support? Then you should definitely check out SUPER v2011. In essence, SUPER v2011 boasts an exhaustive list of conversion formats compatible with almost all operating systems. From Nintendo to iPads, from Windows to PSP consoles, SUPER v2011 can convert any media file, thanks to its extended number of embedded codecs.
You could argue that even though the installation process of the SUPER v2011 is straightforward, it includes a few too many obsolete steps. In essence, the same basic options of traditional installation kits such as choosing the language, destination and agreeing with the terms of the license agreement are included, but the number of times users have to press next is a bit frustrating. It is necessary to point out that if you opt for the normal installation rather than the custom one you will also be installing the Babylon Toolbar. If you do not wish to include the Babylon Toolbar or switch your default search engine, all you need to do is opt for the Custom Install and deselect the clickboxes associated with them.
Moreover, SUPER v2011 also comes bundled with Nitro PDF Reader, an application designed as an alternative to the traditional Adobe Reader. However, installing Nitro PDF Reader is not mandatory and will not affect the functionality of SUPER v2011 in any way. Once the installation process is complete, SUPER v2011 will launch and attempt to find new updates.
Although it is designed in a sleek and appealing manner, the interface of SUPER v2011 could prove intimidating at first for users with a limited knowhow on multimedia file encoding. The main window of SUPER v2011 is split into three smaller subsections. Within the first subsection users are able to modify the video features of the multimedia file that is about to be encoded or converted, such as scaling, aspect ratio, framerate, bitrate and other features. The second subsection enables modifying the audio features of the multimedia file, such as sample frequency, channels, bitrate or language track. Lastly, the lowest part of the window lists the files that are going to be converted or encoded.
It is important to mention that right clicking on any section of the main window or clicking on the M icon in the upper right corner will bring up the option screen, which allows users to import profiles, change appearance amongst other things. By default, SUPER v2011 is set on an “always on top” mode, but this can be adjusted via the aforementioned option screen.
The main characteristic that recommends SUPER v2011 as easily being the best encoder on the market is the number of codecs that has been accumulated into the database and the associated variety of file formats it can convert and play. Moreover, SUPER v2011 allows total control over the video and audio features of files, even though the resolution cannot be substantially enhanced with it. In case you are not quite sure how modifying the bitrate or framerate will impact the end result, it is advisable to opt for one of the default profiles and presets. In addition to creating video and audio files in different formats, SUPER v2011 also allow creating animated GIFs.
The interface of the SUPER v2011 could have been slightly more user-friendly in order to accommodate those with limited knowledge of file format conversion as well.
Since SUPER v2011 is the kind of freeware utility that can handle all of your file conversion needs and considering the rise in popularity of multimedia for mobile phones and tablets, there is no reason why this application should not be included in your operating system. It is true that at first glance SUPER v2011 might seem a bit complex, but it only takes a bit of practice to comprehend its features and options in full.
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