With the plethora of video converters out there, is there anyone with the suitable expertise in the fields of video formatting AND software design / productivity who can separate the wheat from the chaff? I would like to see a thorough review comparing what each of the video converters do, what they don't do, why we need them, which is best for the money, and which is not worth sneezing on.
How much overlap and redundancy is there between these products? Do I need "all" of them to cover the gaps of any one of them? Or, is there one Swiss Army Knife of video converters that will do just about everything well. And, what it doesn't do, or do well, tell us about that, too.
That would be a very useful review. Additionally, or alternatively, links to professional articles on reliable websites that help people like sort out the distinctions would also be valuable.
To put this request in other terms: What does MPEG2 Works do (or do better or differently) in regards to taking in the format of one type of video file and putting some other kind of video file that can play on the same input device or across a range of other devices.
I'm talking about applications like IFFmpeg, ffmpegX, Handbrake, QuickTime, Cinematize Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Flash Video Converter, Moavi, Miro, Ondesoft, Leawo, Wondershare, and the other brand spinoffs of the same engine marketing under different names in the recent Chinese converter invasion.
Do the job right yourself, and you've got a book in the making, which you can publish as an eBook with a place like Packt Publishing. Hell, they deluge me almost every day with the latest high tech tome about picayune stuff that I wouldn't dare stuff into the head of Cray computer designer. Surely, they will welcome a volume that demystifies the digital video format jungle in such a way that regular consumers (will you stand up in the back, please?) can grok it and benefit from your insights.
If not that guy, then the six of us of wonder about such things will appreciate such illumination.