Probably the first thing you will notice about our TopTenREVIEWS Silver Award winner, Video Converter Ultimate from Wondershare, is the large collection of file types it is equipped to handle. On both the input and the output sides, we could scarcely find a file type that this video converter software cannot handle.
You will also notice its simple and elegant interface that is incredibly straightforward. This product will work well for you, even if you have never used video converter software before.
Next, you will discover a very comprehensive tool set. This interface hides nothing. You will be able to manipulate your videos in almost any way you like within minutes of getting started. There are only a few minor minuses with this product, including some limitations with batch conversions, but this software compares well with other video converters by most measures.
Wondershare Video Converter’s primary function is converting video files from one format to another, which it does quite well. However, that’s not the whole story. This video converter software also enables users to download, watch, transfer, edit and create all types of video files.
The DVD tool is arguably the most useful in the entire application. You can use this tool to convert video content to a format that is playable on any mobile device you own. That means if you have a DVD movie you want to watch on your tablet or gaming system, Wondershare will convert it to the ideal format for that device. The only drawback is the software cannot break CSS encryptions that are found on many commercial discs.
The YouTube downloader tool is also a huge boon for the application. If there’s a YouTube video that you want to remix, edit or just have, all you need to do is cut and paste the video’s URL and Wondershare will download it for you. You’re then free to edit, convert and share the video as you please.
Another great feature in the software is its video editor. While the converter offers a full-featured editor as a separate application, it has included some of the basic editing tools. These tools give you the ability to trim clips, adjust settings such as contrast and brightness, and add watermarks and subtitles to your videos.
One of the more unique aspects of Wondershare Video Converter is its ability to transfer videos wirelessly. This application enables you to move a video file from your computer to a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet over a Wi-Fi connection. Although this feature has little to do with converting files, it is incredibly convenient.
The input file list is very impressive. For video, you can convert more than 20 file types including, AVI, MP4, MPEG, VOB, MOV, FLV, and many more. The audio list is equally impressive, with MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG, AIFF, FLAC and more. There is even a formidable list of image file types – BMP, JPEG, GIF and PNG. We cannot imagine many conversion scenarios where you would need anything more than that.
The number of outputs this software can produce is truly astounding. You can trade your starting format for any of 33 different 2D video formats. These range from basic formats such as MOV and MP4 to uncommon ones like VOB, FLV and AVI. The 3D formats include 3D MP4, 3D WMV, 3D AVI, 3D MKV and 3D YouTube video. The 3D output feature was still in the beta phase when we were testing, but we got it to work well. This feature will be a lot of fun to use. Imagine being able to change your favorite action film into a 3D adventure. Sharing your 3D version of home movies on YouTube could also be a lot of fun.
The settings Video Converter Ultimate has for output devices are also impressive. All the ones you would expect are there – iPad, iPhone, Android products and others – and you can also have this video converter make you a video that will play on Fuze, Sony Walkman, BlackBerry, Zen X-Fi and many more devices.
We found this video converter to be extremely easy to use. Everything is clearly labeled and easily accessible. It is set up so that most tools only involve pointing and clicking to reach your destination. We didn’t have any problems understanding the process and were able to jump right into converting video files within minutes of downloading the software.
Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate provides solid support options, most of which we don't think you will need because it is a very intuitive application. If you need to ask a question, there is email support, an in-application guide, FAQs, live chat and user forums at your disposal. We found that the forums contain a lot of helpful user-contributed information. We sent email questions to customer support and received responses within a day. The live chat service could be spotty at times, but that is fairly common.
Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is a comprehensive video conversion application that allows you to convert a wide variety of formats to almost any output format, including 3D. We found the software easy to use. Even the advanced features are not hard to figure out. There are only a handful of missing features that you probably won't even notice.
This video converter can handle almost any video file type, and it has an impressive list of editing tools.
Video Converter Ultimate's batch converting feature has some limitations.
This is a highly capable converter that offers plenty of flexibility in an easy-to-learn package. It can download and convert almost any video within minutes.