I am running Windows 7 64-bit with 8GB RAM and Intel Core i7 inside. After recently trying WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe (latest version), the converter always gets stuck when I do batch conversions.
WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe Gets Stuck in Converting
I give the program around 50 videos in MKV, AVI, WMV to convert to MP4 (each video is 30 minutes in length) using the batch converting feature. The program starts converting just fine but the memory usage goes up and up as time goes on. Eventually, after approximately 24 videos, the memory usage of the program hits 3.6GB (and rising) and then the program stops encoding. There are no error messages, no windows pop up, the program doesn’t crash or anything like that – the program remains on-screen but the progress bar stops rising any higher (and the file size of the video in progress stops getting any bigger).
As you can see in the screenshot, the progress bar is completely stuck, it doesn’t move. The Stop button does nothing at all when clicked. Clicking the window close button does nothing. All I can do now is force close the program with Task Manager and start a new batch of conversions starting with the video that it’s currently stuck on.
It does this every time I convert a batch of videos from MKV or AVI to MP4. The memory usage increases while the program is running, when it hits 3.6GB the progress bar gets stuck and it negatively affects my other programs because of the memory usage cap being hit.
When this happens, if I click Stop or try to close the program, nothing happens (no error messages or windows pop up). So I go into Task Manager, see the program is using around 3.6GB of memory then forcefully close it. After that, I delete the last file it tried to encode and tell it to convert all the videos again starting from the video where the program stopped working.
This issue is easily repeatable just by giving the program a lot of videos to convert in one go so that the memory usage rises up to 3.6GB.
Quick Solutions on WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe Getting Stuck while Batch Converting
I imagine that the problem could be that the program is only 32-bit so it stops working when memory usage hits 3.6GB. The best solution would be to recode the program and release a 64-bit native version so that it releases the memory when the current video has finished encoding.
This is how it should work:
- Create batch job by adding videos to be encoded.
- Start encoder.
- After each video has finished encoding, release the memory for that video. You could even have the finished video removed from the batch job listing because once the encoding has finished, it’s done so no need to re-encode.
- Doing it this way, the memory footprint should remain low and the issue with the memory cap of 3.6GB will never arise.
However there does not seem to be any updates on this when I come across this issues in the past two month. So the possible solution to WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe being stuck in batch converting is to limit the videos. As far as I can see, 20 videos are safe to batch convert.
WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe Alternative
WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is great aside from the memory issue. But if you still want to find an alternative, I’d like to recommend Leawo Video Converter, I previously use it to convert VTS VOB to MP4.
Leawo Video Converter is a pure video converting program that is able to do all the listed above that covers all the WinX HD Video Converter does. Besides that, the 2D to 3D converting is unique, and enjoying 3d videos on larger TVs or a VR device is of great fun.
Leawo is rich in its products. And as you can see there is ultimate version of Leawo Video Converter which is able to do much more such as converting videos, ripping Bluray and DVDs, burning Bluray and DVD discs and downloading online video like YouTube DailyMotion MySpace downloading etc. And the 25% discount also applies to the ultimate version but you are able to save over $29.96 since it is more expensive. For more Leawo product discounts, check it here.
Batch Convert MKV AVI to MP4
This is a quick guide on how to batch converting MKV or AVI to MP4. You are free to add as many videos as you want to the program for converting. Here we go to download Leawo Video Converter.
Step 4. Mp4 video is the default format for batch converting MKV AVI WMV MOV files. Click it to change if you like. You are free to custom and save you own profile or favourite an existing one for quick switches next time. Besides, Leawo is able to remember your last choice. So if you always want to convert MKV to MP4, you don’t have to change the output every time you do it.
Step 5. Editting. Leawo winx converter alternative is rich in editing like trimming, adding text or image watermarks, cropping from 4:3 to 16:9 videos, effecting, removing noise and 3D editing. It’s of great fun to enjoy a 3D movie on a VR device like Gear VR. If you want to do so as well, go Edit-3D, enable 3D Mode, and choose Side by Side.
One More Thing
In order to better convert videos, I prepare a 25% discount coupon for you and you are able to save up to $9.99 for lifetime license! The discount coupon is both available for PC and Mac users!