Aneesoft Free AVI Video Converter is a subset of the full-featured Aneesoft AVI Video Converter Pro, therefore with limited functionality as compared to the commercial version. Thus, this tool will convert most of the best-known video files into AVI. Besides, its viewer will let you watch your video files and take snapshots of your favorite frames. The settings available (for both audio and video quality) have been designed for all kinds of users, thus using terms like “Normal”, “High” or “Low”, instead of harder to understand bit and frame rates.
This AVI converter will open almost any non-HD video file and convert it into an average-quality AVI file in an extremely simple way. As it supports batch conversion, you can actually open as many files as you need, regardless of their original format, and re-encode them into AVI in one single operation. “Normal” quality is the only setting available for the video in this free tool, while the audio supports different grades, from “Lowest” to “Highest”. There is not much more that you can do without upgrading to the Pro version, except for watching your input videos.
Regrettably, instead of offering a simplified interface leaving out all those options only available in the Pro version, using this free tool may be frustrating at times, as there are just too many functions that trigger the “Only available in the Pro Version” message.