Lathe was developed with two primary objectives: superior ease of use and superior efficiency. Both objectives have been successfully achieved making Lathe, the developer believe, the unquestioned champ for video conversion for your portable media device.
As an example Omniquiti is using Lathe's performance with the Sony PSP is particularly noteworthy. As anyone who has tried to copy a video file to a PSP knows, it is not an easy process. With Lathe, it is.
Lathe takes your existing video files, optimizes it for stellar playback on the PSP, allows you to select an identifying thumbnail that will appear on the PSP video menu and automatically loads it to your PSP. If you know about the burdensome file naming convention currently required by PSP, you'll be delighted to know that Lathe bypasses it completely. If you don't know what that means, consider yourself lucky Ã¢â‚¬â€œ with Lathe you don't need to.
Lathe will be continuously upgraded on 3 fronts: codec support, device support and new features and so far it supports PSP, Archos, DVX-Pod, Windows Mobile and Palm based PDA's as well as Smartphones and more.
I haven't heard about lathe or Omniquiti before but the price is just amazing - as announced in Omniquiti's online shop: US$ 4.95! Well, for this price we can not expect a trial version, right?
Cheers ~ Arne