It’s not uncommon to end up with a video that can’t be played or heard or cannot be played on a certain device but will play on another… then starts the desperate search for a video converter that actually works! While there are some hit and miss software, this review is about one that is definitely a big hit!
Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is a product from Wondershare, which is one of the most well-known software developers. This video converter utility is available for both Mac and Windows, offering more or less the same features. It must be noted that this software comes with quite a few additional features such as DVD burner, Media server, Video Downloader and Video editor.
Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate review
Installation and Getting Started
Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate has to be downloaded by the user and then run a 1MB setup file, which installs the program. Even with an average internet connection, this software takes no more than a few minutes to install. As soon as the installation completes, the main interface of the program can be seen. A noteworthy feature is that the interface is superbly structured and very simple.
It has different tabs for Download, Convert, Media Server and Burn sections. The common feature in all the four sections is the edit videos options. The user can quickly switch between the 4 sections and gets thumbs up for the usability and getting started aspects and also the fact that user doesn’t require any previous experience whatsoever to use any of the functions that the software offers.
Here’s a quick look at the features and sections in this program:
The Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is an overachiever when it comes to video conversion with its support for 150+ media formats (MPG, MP4, AVI, WEBM, FLV, MKV, WMV, etc) including both video and audio. There are also preset video conversions for devices made by Samsung, Apple and gaming consoles such as PS4 and Xbox.
The conversion of videos also does not result in a major change in quality like a lot of its competitors. This software also offers 30x conversion speeds making it one of the fastest ways to convert. But the high-speed conversion isn’t available for all the output formats.
Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate may take a while to list the selected videos if there are too many but multiple video files can be converted in a single go and can even be merged into a single file. However, it makes up for it by offering the option of embedding subtitles, editing metadata and various other video editing options that allow the user to modify different aspects of the video file.
Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate has an inbuilt DVD burner feature that lets user ass files, make minor edits (crop, trim, change contrast or brightness, add subtitles etc) and choose the DVD template before clicking the Burn button. This might especially be useful for those who prefer preserving their files with DVD quality.
A significant feature is that the built in DVD burner feature eliminates the need of using another software to do it and it can be used to burn files to both single layer and dual layer DVDs.
This software lets user download videos from both YouTube and other formats with ease. All the user has to do is paste the URL of the video and that’s all it requires. Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate supports websites Facebook, Hulu, Vimeo and so many more websites. Another significant feature is the screen recording utility which is perfect for standard screen recording.
Editing and Media Server
Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate lets the user make minor edits before converting, downloading or burning the video and the options include cropping, watermark, rotating, volume, special effects, brightness etc. These tools are great for users who want to fragment videos acquired from YouTube.
This software also lets the user create a virtual media server with the use of wireless networks. The user can add the files that he needs and it can be accessed via streamers such as Google chrome-cast, PS3, Xbox and other DLNA compatible gadgets which also includes tablets and smartphones connected to the same network.
Media Server also provides the option to automatically scan available video files on the user’s computer and an added feature is the option to manually import files.
- The noteworthy feature about this program is that not only does it convert videos into different formats but it also provides a wide variety of export tools and customization options that are found in many of the products that are available.
- This software is available for Windows XP and above and the user can purchase its 1-year license or lifetime license.
- The program also has a 30-day trial version with limited features for users to see if the product is worth investing in.
- The converter supports hardware acceleration which is perfect for those users having devices with an external graphics card.
- The solid support system offered by this software helps the user figure their way around.
- Videos can be transferred wirelessly.
- Though using this software application is extremely easy, it may take the user a while to completely understand all of its features and learn to use them to their highest potential.
- This software installs DelayPluginl, which is an adware plugin that may or may not have an adverse effect on the user’s system.
- This program supports high-speed conversion and GPU acceleration, however, this isn’t available for all the output formats.
- If the video conversion is canceled before it is completed, the file will continue to remain in the output folder and has to be deleted manually.
- This program cannot break CSS (Cascade Style Sheets) encryption which is found on commercial risks.
Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate 10- Watch Video
Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate stands above its competitors and is definitely recommended for all the media junkies out there. The fast conversion time and high-quality input, as well as the extra features that it provides, make it the perfect choice for anyone looking to invest in a video converter software.
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