Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is a powerful video conversion utility. It allows editing, downloading, recording and ripping videos as well as burning discs. The application has a very nice-looking interface and tabs help compartmentalize its multiple functions. As it is very similar to other tools of the same type, you won’t have much difficulty to use it. Still, it may take you some time to explore all its features. It was unbelievable to find that there is no link to help contents from the interface, though.
As to converting, you can import files in almost every media format to create a conversion list. It is good to see that you can feed the conversion list from other sources. Thus, if you insert a DVD disc, or even open a DVD image, you can see the chapters and treat them as if they were common video files. In the case of clips having various audio tracks and subtitles, you can easily pick the ones you need.
Moreover, you can download videos by supplying the page URL. Besides, there’s a browser plugin that can help you do that effortlessly. Fortunately, the application works as a download manager supporting multiple simultaneous tasks, which reduces the total download time. For those videos you can´t find a way to download, you can use another solution: play them from the webpage and use the application to record that given screen section.
Before actually converting the clips, you can also perform some basic editing. This includes trimming, cropping and rotating. Besides, the tool lets you apply effects, such as filters and watermarks, as well as adjust image parameters. As to subtitles, you can import them from external files. As an extra feature, the application opens your browser at opensubtitles.org for you to search for them, but of course, it would be great if future versions could actually find the needed subtitles without user intervention. Finally, you can also notice that a small checkbox in the bottom of the window lets you merge all clips on the list as a single video.
Another feature of the application allows you to burn discs. To do this, you just need to create a list of clips, regardless of their format, because the tool automatically takes care of converting them to a DVD-compatible format. And not only that, you can create DVD menus using built-in templates or personalizing them with external pictures and audio. To make this program more complete, I should mention that it also works as a media server that you can use to stream contents to other connected devices, such as TVs.
Luckily, the converter supports an incredible number of output formats. If you’re not sure which of them are compatible with your device, you don't need to worry, because there are several properly identified presets to choose from. Moreover, if none of them satisfies your needs, you can use your own conversion parameters. Fortunately, the tool can convert media really fast as it supports using GPU acceleration and multi-core processors.
All in all, Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate can meet the expectations of most users. In many respects, this is an all-in-one tool which makes it more convenient than buying separate products. However, you should bear in mind that this is not a video editor, so you may find that for more complex editing operations you will probably need to use a different program.