Pazera Software has announced the release of Free Audio Video Pack 2.0, a renamed update of its Pazera Video Converters Suite.
As you’ll guess from the name, the package provides tools to handle audio and video and conversions between all the main formats (AVI, MPG, MP4, MP3, WAV, FLAC, AAC, MOV, WebM, WMV, WMA, OGG, WebM, FLV, OGV, 3GP). As a bonus, there’s also a program to extract audio tracks from CD images based on the CUE sheets.
The suite includes 24 conversion tools, accessible via a front end menu. This is a problem, as it means you can’t just open one program, choose a source file and a destination format. Instead you have to browse through the menus (Video > MP4, then MKV > MP4, say). The conversion tools don’t have a consistent interface, either, which adds to the confusion.
This isn’t necessarily a fatal problem. If you mainly run just one or two conversion types – “anything to MP4”, perhaps – then you can always run that converter directly, without using the front end menu at all (the individual tools are all stand-alone portable executables).
Most tools provide very fine control over the conversion process, too. When creating MP4s, for example, you’re able to define codecs, bitrates, the frame rate, aspect ratio, sampling frequency, volume, channels, cropping, deinterlacing settings, and more.
We still prefer a single program which handles all file types, but Free Audio Video Pack 2.0’s file format support and lengthy list of conversion options mean it could also be useful. Unusually for this type of tool, it doesn’t include adware, either: if you’re interested, just download the package, unzip it and go.