iSkysoft Video Converter Ultimate
- Convert All key video formats including DVD(DVD disc, DVD IFO file, DVD folder, ISO), MKV, AVI, MP4, WMV, DivX, MPEG, MPEG-4, AVC, RM, RMVB, MOV, 3GP, FLV, etc.
- Encode High-definition videos like M2TS, MTS, TS, TP, TRP, TOD, HD MOD, HD MKV, HD WMV, HD MOV, etc.
- Remove DRM from Video(iTunes M4V/M4P, Windows Media DRM), Audio(AA, AAX, M4P, M4B, WMA).
- Download/record any online streaming video from like YouTube, Facebook, Hulu, Netflix, etc.
- Burn any video(inc. Home Videos, YouTube videos, phone-shot videos) to DVD Disc with free DVD menu templates.
- Crop, trim, merge and insert effects to customize your video with built-in editing tools.
- Support all popular Multimedia devices like Samsung Galaxy Tab/S, Motorola Xoom, Blackberry Playbook, iPad2, iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, Xbox 360, PSP, PS3, NDS, Wii, iRiver, Creative Zen, Android/Windows mobile phones and so on.
- Straightly transfer video/audio files to iPhone, iPod, iPad, Apple TV without iTunes.
- multi-core processors, NVIDIA® CUDA™ and multi-GPU technologies give you a super fast conversion speed.
Platform: Windows XP/ Vista 32-bit, 64-bit/ 7
The first time i used iSkysoft Video Converter Ultimate, i quickly realized it had to be my top choice for video conversion software. It is the most versatile converter i reviewed accepting amongst over 150 video and audio formats, extract audios/pictures from videos. It also integrates DVD Ripper, DVD Burner, DRM Removal, Device Transfer, YouTube Downloader, and Screen Recorder on its single board. In addition, you can manually adjust several advanced features like bitrate, codec and sample rate. You can also use its built-in editing tool to crop, trim, merge video clips, DIY DVD menus and more. With all the right features and a usable application, iSkysoft Video Converter Ultimate will be the perfect choice if you are looking for an all-powerful video converter. I give it 5 stars .
User Interface & Usability
The program has a friendly user interface without any settings difficult to access or buried deep inside it. Firstly, the iSkysoft developers design a shortcut toolbar to pin frequently used functions at the top of the main interface for easy access. Secondly, in the File List box, you can set the "Output Profile", "Audio Track", "Subtitle", "Destination files" and "Advanced" directly when you select a file. Lastly, the preview window, that make up approximately half of the main interface, shows you exactly how the converted video will appear on your target device.
On the Usability, you just have to drag and drop the videos or dvds onto the File List box, select the format into which you want to convert the video, then click on the big Start button (on the bottom right) to start the conversion. However, while converting files, it only tells users the time consuming and conversion Schedule. There’s no mention of the time elapsed, total tasks, completed numbers, etc. These things aren’t major, though they are expected by users.
You can’t get much use out of your video converter if it doesn’t support the file formats you want to convert from or to. iSkysoft Video Converter ultimate is the most versatile video converter program i reviewed which supports all common formats, and many uncommon formats. Besides the fundamental SD/HD video format, it also can handle DVDs, DRMed video/audio, common audio etc. as listed below:
|Input File Formats Supported|
|Standard video formats||AVI, MP4, MPG, MPEG, DPG, VOB, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, RM, RMVB, DAT, MOV, FLV, f4v, DVR-MS, M4V, MKV, MOD, TOD, GIF, AP3, AIF, DV, NUT, NSV.|
|High-Definition video formats||MTS, TS, M2TS, TP, TRP,TOD, HD MKV, HD WMV, HD MOD, HD MOV, HD FLV. DVD: DVD disc, DVD IFO file, DVD folder, ISO, dvdmedia.|
|DVD||DVD disc, DVD IFO file, DVD folder, ISO, dvdmedia.|
|DRMed video format||iTunes M4V/M4P, WMV Movies.|
|DRMed audio format||AA, AAX, M4P, M4B, WMA.|
|Standard audio format||AA, AAX, AAC, AC3, AIFF, APE, AMR, AU, CUE, FLAC, MP3, M4A, M4B, M4P, M4R, MKA, MPA, MP2, OGG, RA, RAM, WAV, WMA|
Compare with other video converter programs i reviewed, iSkysoft video converter ultimate provides more abundant format output to satisfy the need of users. In addition, it presets the optimized output profile for popular media devices, so that users can select a specific output for their device without questioning Bitrate, screen dimensions. Below are the output specs:
|Output File Formats Supported|
|Standard video formats||ASF, MOV, M4V, MP4 Video（AVC）, MP4 Video（Xvid）, MP4 Video（MC）, WMV, MKV, AVI, Xvid, DV, MPEG-1, NTSC, MPEG-1 PAL, MPEG-1 SECAM, MPEG-2 NTSC, MPEG-2 PAL, MPEG-2 SECAM, DVD-Video NTSC, DVD-Video PAL, DVD-Video SECAM .|
|High-Definition video formats||TS, TRP, AVI, MP4, MPG, WMV, MOV.|
|DVD||DVD disc, DVD IFO file, DVD folder, ISO, dvdmedia.|
|Common audio format||MP3, M4A, AC3, AAC, WMA, WAV, OGG, APE, MKA, AU, AIFF, FLAC, M4B.|
|Online video format||FLV, F4V, SWF, YouTube Video, YouTube Video HD, Facebook Video, Yahoo Video, My space Video, Vkontakte.ru Video.|
Media Converter: This is the fundamental function of iSkysoft Video Converter ultimate. It can Open about 80 species of media file types, including newer types like MKV files and less common types like AAR, AMR, DPG, NSV and Tivo files. On the time conversion takes, it is based on the specific test environment (computer system, CPU, Graphic Card, etc), specific video, audio files, and output settings. Firstly, i tested the conversion speed via converting a common AVI files(Size: 145M, Duration: 23mn4s) to a MP4(H.264) files, it took 15 Mins to complete the conversion. Next, i loaded a HD video file(.TS) whose size is 1.6G, still selected the MP4(H.264) as output format and clicked the Start button, it took 1:30:23 to complete this conversion. First and last, Nothing trouble happened to us when i used this feature and everything went smoothly.
DVD Ripper: This feature can help to easily remove various copy protection encryptions (CSS, CPPM, UOPs, ARccOS, RC, APS, RipGuard, CORE X2, FluxDVD etc) from DVD discs. So that you can rip movie files off dvd discs to computer for backup, or convert your DVD movies for viewing on portable video devices. Besides, if you bought a non-domestic region dvd by accident, this feature can remove Region Code from DVD or disable dvd region code so you can make DVD region free, play multi-region dvds on your DVD player or computer.
DVD Burner: This is a very useful feature when you want to play videos from YouTube, iTunes, Amazon, camcorder etc. on big TV screen with a DVD player, or burn some meaningful home videos to dvd discs for preserving your memories forever. This feature allows users to burn videos directly to disk, create ISO, create DVD folder, or all three. Supported formats include AVI, MOV, MP4, M4V, FLV, VOB, WMV, MPEG, DV, 3GP, 3GP2, DAT, ASF, MOD, TOD and H.264/AVC. Besides, users can make customizable DVD menu with up to 10 FREE preset templates or your favorite photos and audio on PC, Name the DVD Label, Select TV standard, Aspect Ratio, Video Quality and DVD Disc Types including DVD-5 and DVD-9. On the other hand, compared with the professional dvd creator, it is very limited on customization and advanced setting.
DRM Removal: Digital right management (DRM) is doing work for many large manufacturers and online music stores so as to restrict undesired using of the content provided. This is another attempt to try to stop digital piracy. Yet legitimate customers can be badly impacted and limited by it. As a result, the software provides DRM removing for authorized customers. It is able to remove DRM protection from the following formats: WMV, WMA, iTunes M4P, M4A, M4V, AAC, M4B and ASF. Unfortunately, i cannot completely test this feature and so can’t show our opinion about it.
Video Downloader/Recorder: iSkysoft advertise this feature can download/record any online streaming videos from YouTube, Metacafe, Hulu, Netflix, etc. to hard drive. When i tested this feature with 5 YouTube videos, the download speed was very impressive, but the Stability was bad, because for two of these YouTube videos, a pop-up window always appeared to hint us "DOWNLOAD FAILS.PLEASE CHECK THE INTERNET CONNECTION AND TRY AGAIN" when i click 'Download' button after adding their url to the program. In addition, the video recorder didn't work on our computer.
File Transfer: You can use this feature to transfer songs/videos to iPad, iPod, iPhone and other iDevices without iTunes. It is also available for transfering files to other players including PSP, Blackberry, Android phones and more directly.
After the whole day, i finished the review at last! In conclusion, without a doubt i’d recommended this program. This multimedia software application by iskysoft meets all of my needs when it comes to manipulating my media files. With this ultimate, i can convert audio/video files, decrypt DVDs, copy DVDs, burn DVDs, remove DRM protection and download online videos as will. I am confident that others who use this product will recognize its strengths and consider it an asset as they redistribute their media resources.
- Supported OS: Windows 2003/XP/Vista and Windows 7
- Processor: >750MHz Intel or AMD CPU
- Free hard disk space: 100 MB or more free hard disk space
- RAM: 256MB RAM (512MB or above recommended)
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