Wondershare Video Converter Pro is a powerful yet easy-to-use video conversion utility that supports practically all known video file formats and includes multiple extra features. The program can also download online videos from YouTube and includes video recording capabilities. Besides, you can convert multiple video files at once in batches or extract their audio streams.
Despite the multiple features this program offers, its user interface is very simple and intuitive. It consists of three sections: Convert, Download, and Media Server. The Convert section allows you to create your video conversion or audio extraction list by adding all your source media files. The program supports a really large number of video and audio file formats and codecs such as AVI, MPEG, WMV, ASF, MOV, VOB, M4V, 3G2, 3GP, MKV, WEBM, MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, AC3, M4A, Ogg, and many more. HD and 3D video files and lossless audio files are not a problem to Wondershare Video Converter Pro either. Once you create your source list, you can select the output format which is a very simple task, despite the countless supported formats. This is because the available formats are classified into categories such as video, audio, HD, web, and 3D. However, you can also select among multiple device categories such as Apple, Samsung, Motorola, LG, Nokia, Sony, Blackberry, Game, and others, and then select your specific device model to get your resulting video/audio files fully compatible with your portable devices. The program even offers you a full-featured video editor you can use to apply some effects and editing functions to your videos such as trimming them, cropping them, and adding watermarks and subtitles to them. Moreover, you can also select to merge all your source videos into a single one.
As for the Download section of the program, it allows you to download videos from YouTube by simply pasting each video's URL and selecting its output format - the available formats are exactly the same as in the Convert section. The program also keeps track of the already downloaded videos. Besides, from the Download section you can also launch the "Record Video" tool. Unfortunately, the trial version of the program has too many limitations that, in my opinion, don't allow one to test the whole functionality of the program. For example, you can record on-screen videos of two minutes only, you can download up to five YouTube videos in a one-by-one basis only, and you cannot launch the "YouTube MP3" tool, also available in the Download section.
Finally, the Media Server section of the program actually launches a separate tool called "Wondershare Media Server". Basically, it allows you to broadcast your downloaded/converted videos to a standard or smart TV via a media streaming device such as Apple TV, Xbox 360 or PS3.
Summing it all up, Wondershare Video Converter Pro is one of the most powerful options you can choose from if you need to convert video files, extract their audio stream or download videos from YouTube. Considering its multiple features and supported formats, I would say this tool is available to anyone at a very affordable price.
- Very simple and intuitive interface.
- Supports a really large number of input and output media formats.
- Downloads and converts videos from YouTube.
- Includes on-screen recording capabilities.
- Includes video editing capabilities.
- Capable of broadcasting the downloaded/converted videos for display on a TV set
- Its trial version has too many limitations