Media Conversion Made Simple

When it comes to software tools, terms like "user friendly" and "simple" get tossed about so frequently they have lost any meaning. For those in search of an easy, cost-effective tool for converting media files into a wide variety of formats, there's a tool to which both of those descriptors applies.

Created by eRightSoft, the Simplified Universal Player Encoder & Renderer (SUPER) is as easy to use as it is remarkably flexible. Drag-and-drop functionality allows the user to convert and encode to and from an incredible range of file types, including video files encoded as 3gp/3g2, asf, avi, dat, fli, flc, flv, mkv, mpg, mov, mp4, ogg, qt, rm, ram, rmvb, str, swf (Flash), ts, viv, vob and wmv, to name substantially more than a few.

Audio files are not neglected by SUPER, as the software supports conversion to and from aac, ac3, amr, mmf, mp2, mp3, mp4, mpc, ogg, ra, wav and wma files.

A simple graphical user interface (GUI), SUPER essentially functions as a front end to a number of independent encoding and playback technologies, including ffmpeg, MEncoder, mplayer, x264, mppenc, ffmpeg2theora and the theora/vorbis RealProducer plugIn — but what a front end it is!

SUPER's control interface is about as intuitive as one could ask for, set the input file type, assign output type and click — operating software doesn't get a whole lot easier than that.

The best thing about SUPER, surprisingly, might just be its price: zero dollars and zero cents. Yes, it's true — this highly flexible, intuitive and useful tool is yours for the taking at

Who says you only get what you pay for?