Need a user-friendly piece of video-conversion software? Check out MOVAVI's ConvertMovie 1.2. This user-friendly application's core functionality is to change video formats. Supported input formats are AVI, MPEG, MOV, WMV, and ASF; supported output formats are AVI, MPEG (VCD, SVCD, DVD), WMV, RM, WAV, MP3, and WMA.

ConvertMovie offers unique features. First, the program gives you an audio-extraction function. For example, you can use ConvertMovie to extract the soundtrack form a favorite movie, save it in MP3 or WAV format, and then listen to it on your iPod or another MP3 player. Another popular application of the program is to convert video seminars to audio CDs.

ConvertMovie also works as a batch converter. You can select multiple video files and convert them simultaneously, applying the same settings. Importantly, processed video files can be played immediately, so you can make sure that the quality stayed the same.

ConvertMovie comes with clean and intuitive interface, and requires no expertise or prior experience working with video and codecs. You can download a trial version for free from the company Web site. The cost for registering the program is $29.95.