A Video Converter Android, when put into certain contexts, can have different shades of meanings. Semantically, a video converter Android can be a video converter software running on Android and converts videos for playback on Android devices, or a video converter software running on Windows/Mac but converts videos for playback on devices running Android. Now let’s see the possibilities one by one.


1. Video converter software running on Windows and converting videos for playback on Android devices

Any Video Converter — as a freeware, this video converter software converts video files of different formats into compatible formats ready to play on smart phones and tablet computers running Android. The supported input video formats includes DivX, XviD, MOV, RM, RMVB, MPEG, VOB, DVD, WMV, AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, 3GP, and FLV, etc. as for the output format, users can choose WMV, MPG, MP4, AVI, ASF, M2TS, 3GP, 3G2, FLV, MKV, SWF, WEBM, HTML5 WEBM, HTML5 OGG, HTML5 MP4 and more. Worth mentioning, this product runs on Windows 2000 SP4, XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10.



Format Factory — Format Factory is also a decent multimedia file converter software which has a long development history. It not only converts videos between different formats, but also convert audios and images from one format to another. This is to say, if you have a video which you want to play on your smart phone and only to find the file format is not supported by your device, then this software can help you with that problem. Just throw the problematic video to Format Factory and convert it into the smart phone ready video, like an MP4 video, and then you should be ready to rock. There is one thing worth a mention, although being a freeware, Format Factory needs to cash in to sustain its regular product evolution and maintenance, which is why sometimes you may notice some ads on it.



DVDFab Video Converter — as the most full-featured and powerful video converter software designed for Windows platform, the 15-year old DVDFab Video Converter can read almost all the popular video formats from the Internet, digital camcorders, capture cards, etc. Then it can convert these videos on your PC to all mainstream video/audio formats playable on various multimedia devices, including all the smart phones, tablet computers and even many 3D devices, with very fast speed and more-than-excellent quality. Here below are the tips on how this video converter software works.

Step 1 — Launch DVDFab 10 after installing it on your computer, and go to the Converter module by the Tabs on the top.



Step 2 — Click the Add button near the top left corner or the big + button in the center of the interface to mount the source videos. As demonstrated below, the software allows users to load a batch of sources to process at a time, and for each source, the conversion profile can be different.



Step 3 — Click the Profile Switcher (top left corner) to choose the a device or a video format from the built-in Profile Library. This Profile Library includes all the most popular smart phones, tablets, PDAs, game consoles from major brands, such as Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, LG, HTC…and it is still growing on a regular basic as there are new devices announced. All users need to do is to select his/her device from this library and then the software will take care all the rest. This is insanely helpful to the users that are not technically sensitive.



Step 4 — Once the conversion process is triggered, users not only can monitor the progress status of each conversion task, but can also pause and resume any task at any time when necessary.




2. Video converter software running on macOS and converting videos for playback on Android devices

Handbrake has a Mac version that works on macOS 10.7 and later. The converter tool is capable of converting multimedia files of commonly seen formats into MP4 (M4V) and MKV videos. It allows users to choose a profile, or a preset as they call it, which is optimized for a specific device, or choose a universal profile for standard or high quality conversions.



DVDFab Video Converter for Mac has exactly the same features and functions as its Windows sibling, with almost identical UI designs. If you are already familiar with the Windows version, then there is zero learning cost on the Mac one. Simply download and install it on your Mac computer and then you are ready to rock. Like many other options out there, the Mac version of DVDFab Video Converter also works on macOS 10.7 and later.




3. Video converter software running on Android and converting videos for playback on Android devices

Although nowadays, smartphones are powered with robust CPUs and graphic processing units, people usually do not find enough reasons to convert a video file on their Android smart phones. Why would anybody do that when they can simply do the job on a PC or a Mac much easily? Unlike a PC or a Mac, a smart phone is heavily used device in people’s daily life, plus the time-consuming nature of video conversion process, there isn’t really any solid reason to do that. That being said, it does not mean there is no such App for the task. Actually, there is. Simply type the keywords video converter in Google Play store, there surely will be a bunch of matches showing up. The next thing for you to do is to choose one and get the conversion task started on your phone, or maybe tablet.