Wondershare Video Converter (UniConverter) Review for 2019

2019-08-15 03:20:39 / Posted by Connie Wisley to Video Follow @ Connie

A video converter is widely used to convert a media file from one format to another. But as our needs on video-making changes, a video converter also builds in some other features. You may have heard about several famous video converters, and Wondershare Video Converter which is now named as UniConverter, is one of them.

Here we have a review on the Wondershare Video Converter, telling users about its pros, cons and some basic facts to help users to figure out if should  buy or not.

Is Wondershare Video Converter Virus?

NO!

First of all, Wondershare was established in 2003 and became a listed company on early 2018. As a company surviving so many competitions, Wondshare won't risk its career to put any virus into its programs.

And as per my own practice, there is no virus or bundled malware coming with the video converter. Therefore, it is 100% safe to use this program to serve for your purposes.

Is Wondershare Video Converter Free?

NO!

It is true that you are allowed to use the free trial of Wondershare Video Converter, but there are just so many limitations for the free Wondershare UniConverter:

  • Only convert 1/3 length of the original video duration;
  • Only download 1 online video;
  • Only record 1-min video;
  • Only transfer 5 videos to mobile device;
  • Only convert 5 videos or photos to Gifs;
  • Compress videos with watermark added;

free trial limitations of wondershare

And obviously, such limitations just stop us from a perfect video-converting or video-making job, we will have to pay for full and unlimited features.

So, it is not free at all.

The Review

Advantages:

  1. Allow convert, edit, burn, download, transfer videos;
  2. Support batch conversion;
  3. Excellent support on input and output formats;
  4. Various extended features;
  5. Fast file uploading;

Disadvantages:

  1. Allow convert, edit, burn, download, transfer videos;
  2. Support batch conversion;
  3. Excellent support on input and output formats;
  4. Various extended features;
  5. Fast file uploading;

Availability

Wondershare UniConverter is both available for macOS and Windows. It supports Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP and Mac OS 10.7~10.15 respectively.  

Here is the free download address of Wondershare Video Converter:

For Mac Users: Download Address

For Windows Users: Download Address

Installation

The size for the installer is about 100MB and you are recommended to have a free space of 500 MB at least on your mac or Windows PC.

The installation is quite easy, you just need to agree the Wondershare Privacy Policy first, then follow the guide to finish installation.

installation

Interface

First of all, you can find that Wondershare Video Converter supports 10 interface languages: English, Japanese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Chinese, Korean. It is quite convenient for users from different countries.

interface language

Speaking of its main interface, which is themed with dark grey and purple colors, it is neat and user-friendly. There are 5 interfaces, you can switch between different ones according to your needs, it loads files fast and respond.

main interface of wondershare

As you may have noticed, the interface doesn’t allow users to enlarge to“full screen”, you need to drag its borders to narrow or enlarge the interface screen.

interface button

Features

Though Wondershare Video Converter is mainly designed to convert videos, it builds in total 5 features to work on media files: convert, download, burn, transfer and embed a set of tools to work on images or videos. Here we will talk about and test these features one by one.

#1 Convert

  • Support Formats
  Input Output
Video MP4, MOV, MKV, M4V, FLV, DIVX, AVI, MPG, MPEG, VOB, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, RM, RMVB, DAT, OGV, WEBM, DVR-MS, VRO, MXF, MPD, TOD, M4P, MTS, M2TS, M2T, TP, TRP, TS, DV, NSV, WTV, TIVO.

MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, MKV, M4V, MPEG, FLV, F4V, SWF, 3GP, 3G2, ASF, DV, VOB, OGV, DIVX, XVID, WEBM, MXF, TS, M2TS, TRP, YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Instagram, ProRes, Others

Audio MP3, WAV, WMA, M4A, M4B, M4R, APE, AAC, AC3, MKA, APE, AIF, AIFF, AA, AAX, AMR, FLAC, AU, CUE, MPA, RA, RAM, OGG, MP2 MP3, WAVM M4A, M4B, M4R, AAC, AC3, MKA, APE, AIFF, FLAC, AU, OGG, WMA
Image APNG, BMP, DPX, GIF, JPEG, Netpbm formats, PCX, PNG, PTX, RAW formats (3FR, ARW, BAY, BMQ, CINE, CR2, CRW, CS1, DC2, DCR, DNG, ERF, FFF, HDR, IA, K25, KC2, KDC, MDC, MEF, MOS, MRW, NEF, NRW, ORF, PEF, PXN, QTK, RAF, RAW, RDC, RW2, RWL, SR2, SRF, SRW, STI, X3F), SGI, TGA, TIFF, WebP, XBM, XWD JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF, GIF.

As you can see, Wondershare UniConverter supports virtually all mainstream media formats. Also, if you are not quite sure about which output format you should save as, you can choose the device model or editing software to start the conversion.

wondershare video format

  • Conversion Speed

First, Wondershare UniConverter imports videos extremely fast, no matter the video file is small or large in size, no matter you drag and drop a single or multiple videos into the program.

As for the conversion speed, in my test, I converted a 106-second MP4 video to MOV format, it took 126 seconds, which was slow. Then I tried a 377-second video, it took approx. 5 minutes, and another 90-minute video just took approx. 53 minutes. Still, it is quite strange that the conversion speed is not proportionally matched with the video size, a larger-size video may take shorter time than those smaller ones on conversion when choosing the same video resolution. It maybe has something with the output format, but so far, I cannot tell the reason.

  • Conversion Quality

According to my test results, I conclude that the good conversion quality can be only guaranteed when you save a higher-resolution video to equal or lower-resolution video. That’s to say, if you want to save a 2k or lower resolution video as 4K, it won’t help, the outputted video is just in the save video quality as original one.

wondershare conversion quality

  • Extended features

In the Convert Interface, you are also allowed to customize the video by using following features:

  1. Play the video with Wondershare built-in video player;
  2. Rename the video;
  3. Enable high-speed conversion;
  4. Do nothing/Shutdown/Sleep/quit when the conversion task is complete;
  5. Add subtitles;
  6. Fix Media Metadata
  7. Compress videos;
  8. Convert all videos in one time;
  9. Merge all videos into one;

extended features

#2 Download

  • Download videos from 1000+ websites

Wondershare UniConverter allows users to download videos or playlist from YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook and other 1000+ websites. You just need to copy and paste the videl URL into the program, wait patiently until the video URL is analyzed. You can save the online video as MP4 or MP3 format, also you can choose the video resolution.

download video

In my test, a 03:49 YouTube video took about 27 seconds to finish the downloading, while another 35:07 video took approx. 4 minutes. When comparing with other video downloaders, the downloading speed of Wondershare UniConverter is quite ordinary.

  • Record videos from streaming sites

Also, you are allowed to record videos from online streaming sites. But before recording, you should follow the instructions to install Virtual Sound Card. Then you can choose the area to record.

record videos

This feature is particularly useful when you cannot download a specific video online, then you can record and convert or customize for personal but legal use.

#3 Burn

With Wondershare Video Converter, you can also burn videos or DVD files to SuperDrive, DVD Folder, ISO File and DVDMedia, no matter it is DVD 5 or DVD 9. 

burn dvd

Also, Wondershare offers a basic of editing tools to edit your DVD files:

  • Cut videos;
  • Crop videos;
  • Add effects (18 free effects);
  • Add watermark;
  • Add subtitles;
  • Adjust audio volume;

dvd editing

In addition, there are free DVD templates offered to customize your DVD files, total 26 free templates. When adding templates, you are allowed to add background image or audio as needed.

dvd templates

#4 Transfer

For the reason that we prefer to play videos and audios on our mobile devices, Wondershare UniConverter adds the feature to transfer videos from Mac or Windows PC to Apple devices, Android devices, USB flash drives or external hard drives, which provides great convenience for users.

wondershare transfer

#5 Toolbox

In the Toolbox, there are 10 utilities offered to meet users’ needs as many as possible:

  1. Image Converter---Convert images to other image formats;
  2. GIF Maker---Make GIF from video or images;
  3. Fix Media Metadata---Auto-fix and edit metadata of media files;
  4. Compress Video---Compress video without quality loss;
  5. VR Converter---Convert videos to VR format and enjoy on your VR devices;
  6. CD Burner---Burn music to CD;
  7. DVD Copy---Copy DVD to ISO and DVD folder;
  8. CD Converter---Convert CD to music;
  9. Screen Recorder---Record all desktop activities with audio simultaneously;
  10. Cast to TV---Cast videos to TV as a media server.

It is possible that a great part of users won't need these tools, but in case you need to process media files, Wondershare UniConverter will come into play immediately.

Pricing

Then how much does Wondershare Video Converter cost? You can check the price information in following table:

  Individual Business Education
1 Year License $45.95 $59.95 From $7.96
Lifetime License $69.95 $79.95 From $7.96
Family License $99.95 $119.95 /

Comparing with its competitors, the price of Wondershare Video Converter is in middle level, not too expensive nor too cheap. But for users, the Education version is really affordable and worth a try.

Best Alternative to Wondershare Video Converter

After the review, you may have decided to use Wondershare UniConverter or not. If you want to find an alternative Wondershare Video Converter, here are 2 tools recommended, for mac users and windows users respectively.

Cisdem Video Converter for Mac

Cisdem Video Converter is a mac program that functions similarly as Wondershare Video Converter, allowing users to convert, edit, download, share videos, also rip DVD with original video quality retained.

  • Convert virtually all video and audio files;
  • Rip DVD and save as other formats;
  • Download online videos from 1000+ websites, save as MP4 or MP3;
  • Edit videos (crop, rotate, merge, add effects/watermark/subtitle/deinterlacing, etc.)
  • Share videos directly to social media: Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.

How to Use the Alternative Wondershare UniConverter for Mac?

Step 1Download and install Cisdem Video Converter on your mac.

Free Download

Step 2Tweak the settings to convert videos.

By default, the main interface is for Convert. Drag and drop your videos to the program, click the format button to select the output format. Also, you can click on the Edit button to customize your videos.

cisdem video converter 01

Step 3Click “Convert” to save videos as other format.

cisdem video converter 02

Step 4(Optional). Also, you can go to the Download or Share interface to download videos online or upload online.

 

Winx HD Video Converter Deluxe for Windows

It is a Windows program helping users to convert, compress, download and edit videos with good quality. It has a great support on various input and output format.

  • Convert virtually all video and audio files;
  • Edit videos (Crop, cut, trim, merge, ass subtitles);
  • Compress videos;
  • Download video or music from 1000+ websites;

How to Use the Alternative Wondershare UniConverter for Windows?

  1. Download and install WinX HD Converter Deluxe on Windows PC;
  2. Go to Video interface, drag and drop videos for conversion;windows video converter 01
  3. Choose output or edit the video as needed;windows video converter 02
  4. Click “Run” to start converting your videos;
  5. (Optional). Also, you can go to other interfaces to download or make photo slideshow as needed.

Conclusion

After the review, you may have a basic understanding about Wondershare Video Converter. For sure, it is worth a try, but if it is not the ideal choice, you can try the alternatives to Wondershare UniConverter, making video conversion as easy as possible.

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