PocketDivXEncoder allows you to convert and optimize movie files for use on your Pocket PC.
Installing PocketDivXEncoder is a breeze, mainly because there is no installer! The program is pretty easy to use, with controls and settings which should be familiar to anyone who's even come close to thinking about video compression in the last five years, or who has dabbled with DivX converters. For those who haven't, all you really need to do is tell PocketDivXEncoder which device you'll be using and it'll do all the work for you.
Experts will likely balk at the lack of fine-tuning tools available in PocketDivXEncoder but its Advanced options dialog allows for greater control over such features as 2-Pass Encoding, XviD Compression, Audio Live Effect, and more.
A really impressive little feature is the live clip resizing tool, which allows you to preview your video while changing its dimensions - handy if you’re working with a device which doesn’t have native support from PocketDivXEncoder.
The most important factor in video conversion and compression tools is the quality of the end product. It’s no good reducing a movie to 4MB and rendering it completely unwatchable in the process. PocketDivXEncoder performed admirably when converting our (fairly high quality) test video, achieving good video compression without losing much detail.
Small changes we did notice was a slight alteration to color and brightness balance on the picture and an almost imperceptible shift in audio-video sync. These issues reflect the fact that PocketDivXEncoder is not a professional level tool but then again they’re almost impossible to spot without really hunting for them.
Working with PocketDivXEncoder is on the whole a pleasing, simple and rewarding experience. That a free application can offer such reliable performance and high quality – at levels often missing from other, highly priced DivX software – says a lot about what a good freeware program should look like.
If you’re looking to convert video to fit your PDA, all you need is PocketDivXEncoder.
PocketDivXEncoder supports the following formats
AVI, MPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MP3, OGM