Free UTube 2 Windows Media Center is a video conversion utility that re-enconder your MP4 videos into various WM-compatible files. The output formats available are merely three – WMV for Microsoft Zune players, “standard quality” Windows Media Video files, and WMV for PDAs and Pocket PCs. However, the conversion process is fast and produces acceptable results.
Being a freely available tool, it is hard for anyone to complain about the lack of flexibility or the limited output possibilities offered by this converter. These constraints, however, highly reduces both its usability and the numbers of its potential users. None of the three output profiles provided are clear about what the possible outcome will be, though the results are usually of acceptable quality. Improving the quality of the resulting videos or changing their size is out of the question, but if you happen to have a Zune or a Pocket PC you may find this simple conversion utility fairly useful. Regrettably, videos can only be converted one at a time.
Despite its many limitations, this is an extremely simple tool suitable for all types of users. If you just need to convert one or two files every now and then, this is a free alternative worth checking.
- Extremely simple to use
- Fast conversion process
- Lack of flexibility - limited number of output formats available with no customization capabilities
- Converts one file at a time