Sunsetting Video Converter and Recover Files

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We shipped Video Converter back in December 2012, and followed up with our file undeletion app — Recover Files — in February the subsequent year.

Video Converter proved especially helpful for users of iPhone Backup Extractor where they extracted content suitable for an Apple platform, but wanted to use it on their Windows PCs. It also helped when transcoding video and media files for watching on their iPhones or iPads.

Recover Files fit well with our work helping users recover lost and deleted data from backups. Where users had corrupted disks, or accidentally deleted files, it proved to be a valuable companion, and we were delighted to get enthusiastic feedback from users successfully recovering data from NTFS, FAT 32 and USB drives.

In developing, releasing, and supporting these apps, we’ve learned plenty about supporting a suite of desktop apps, and the best way we can support and deliver value to our users. We want to ensure we can focus on providing a greater experience to users, and concentrating on a single desktop product — at least, for now — will help us do that.

As such, we’ve taken the decision to sunset Video Converter and Recover Files, and to migrate some of their functionality to iPhone Backup Extractor over time.

We’ll continue to support existing customers with these products, and our pre-existing refund promise is unaffected.

If you land on this page looking for a file recovery product, we highly recommend Christophe Grenier's excellent (and free) testdisk. Similarly, if you are looking for a newer replacement for Video Converter, we recommend HandBrake. It's also free.

About the author

Aidan founded Reincubate in 2008 after building the world's first iPhone data recovery tool, iPhone Backup Extractor. He’s led Reincubate to win the UK’s highest business honour twice, has spoken at Google on entrepreneurship, and is a graduate of the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation’s Leadership Academy.

His work has been cited in over 20 academic papers on forensics and mobile data, including "iPhone 3GS Forensics: Logical Analysis Using Apple iTunes Backup Utility" (Bader, M & Baggli, I, 2010), "iOS Forensic Investigative Methods" (Zdziarski, J, 2013), "Overcoming Forensic Implications with Enhancing Security in iOS" (Gangula, MR, 2019), and "Direct Message Extraction for Automatic Emotional Inference and Drug Detection" (Fong, G, 2019).

Earlier in his career, he served as CTO at Wiggle through to its $230m breakout exit. Aidan is an occasional investor, and published "So, you want to work in tech?" in 2016.

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