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Wondershare UniConverter Review: Good For You?

When you find your desired content like movies, music videos, or any other media online, it isn't always possible to get them in a convenient file format. Since different devices have different formats, you would need a solution to convert files into other formats. For instance, you may want to convert a full HD MKV movie to MP4 format to play on your Play Station, Xbox, or Phone. To do that, you certainly need a video converter.

Wouldn't it be awesome if you could have additional capabilities along with the fast file conversion? Well, that is what Wondershare UniConverter (Formerly known as Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) brings to the stage in the form of a multipurpose video converter suite. In this Wondershare UniConverter review, we will go through all the conversion features you will get.

For those in a hurry, below is the Wondershare UniConverter review highlights:

Wondershare UniConverter Review: Quick Summary

Wondershare Uniconverter Review

Pros

  • Any to any format converter
  • Menu customization for burning disk
  • 2D to 3D and VR conversion
  • Screen Capture Tool
  • Supports 8K for conversion
  • Uses advanced GPU acceleration

Cons

  • Missing DLNA features
  • Doesn't support downloading videos from websites that need a subscription to access their videos/soundtracks.


overall 

4.6/5

USD 49.99

Supported Platforms: Windows, OSX


Value for Money

5/5

Features

5/5

Speed

4.5/5

Support

4/5

Wondershare UniConverter Review: Features

Wondershare Uniconverter Review

As we mentioned, Wondershare UniConverter is an impressive product from Wondershare. Also, it is a multipurpose video conversion suite. The best part of this video converter is that you are not limited to just the conversion of video formats. This tool can help you with a variety of needs, such as:

  • Convert videos to a convenient file format
  • Convert Audio files on Windows/Mac
  • Download the desired video content from the web
  • Compress the video files
  • Convert Videos to VR-compatible devices
  • Make minor edits to videos.
  • Merge two or more videos into one
  • Burn the content into a DVD
  • Record your computer screen

In the whole cycle of media management, these extra features will help.

Getting Started with UniConverter

Wondershare UniConverter 15 Convert Homescreen

It does not matter whether you are purchasing the full version or just trying out the free trial; the installation process is the same. You have to download the setup file from the official site of Wondershare. However, it is essential to have an active internet connection, as the setup downloads files during the process.

You will have the fully-fledged new interface of Wondershare UniConverter in a few seconds. The new interface is simple to understand. Therefore, you neither have to spend much time learning it nor have to go through hard manuals. The simplicity is more or less the same as we take the case of Burning, Streaming, and Video Downloading.

Wondershare UniConverter: Pricing Plans

Wondershare UniConverter 15 comes with yearly plans, 2-year plans, and a Perpetual license (One-Time Fee) for Individuals.

12 Months Plan: 49.99 USD
24 Months Plan: 69.99 USD
Perpetual License: 79.99 USD

Users with a Perpetual license will get access to all the advanced features, including free updates. However, major version updates are not included under this licensing plan. It is generally priced at USD 79.99. However, using our Wondershare UniConverter coupon, you can get better discounts. The yearly plan includes all free updates as well as major upgrades.

Functional Modules

The functionality will be of first importance when choosing a video converter. In this respect, the solution is quite a reliable one. The Wondershare UniConverter version has nine main sections for specific tasks. These sections are:

  • Video Converter
  • Audio Converter
  • Downloader
  • Video Compressor
  • Video Editor
  • Merger
  • Screen Recorder
  • DVD Burner
  • Toolbox

Video Converter

The first and foremost section in this Wondershare UniConverter review is for video conversion. Here, you have more than 1000 media file formats under your control, and file conversion is done between these formats. There are two options available for source selection:

  1. You can either select a particular video file.
  2. Load a DVD.

Once the file (or the DVD) is added, you can click its Convert button to begin. Wondershare UniConverter practically supports any to any video conversion. Hence, you do not have to worry about old or new media formats that you might be having. You can easily change the target file format with a single click.

Want to digitize your DVD collection? Please read our article on How to Convert DVD to MP4 with Wondershare UniConverter.

Conversion Options in Wondershare UniConverter

Added Benefits: Additional feature includes 2D to 3D Video Conversion. You can convert a 2D Video to Anaglyph 3D (Red & Blue) or Side by Side 3D (Left-Right). You can also convert video files to audio only. All these conversions can be done using preset values or custom settings for quality and size control.

If you have a lot of videos to convert, you can do it quickly. Just place all the videos in one folder and point Wondershare to it. Uniconverter will automatically generate the list of all videos for batch conversion.

Also, video editors can export MP4 and WEBM files with transparent backgrounds (Alpha Channel). It's a big update for video editors. No matter what format the user's source file is, as long as it has a transparent channel, as long as you select WEBM or MP4 when converting, the output file will retain the transparent channel.

The latest version, UniConverter 15, supports video codes like HEVC, VP9, VP8, AV1 & CFHD.

Conversion Settings

GPU Acceleration in UniConverter 15

Video conversion uses advanced hardware acceleration to speed up the process. Hence, you should check and enable the GPU Acceleration (Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA) option if you use a dedicated Graphics Card. Now, with their multi-threaded GPU acceleration technology, you can batch convert video files (4K, 8K, and other HD videos) faster.

If you are bulk converting and prefer conversion when you are not using your PC, increase maximum conversion tasks. This option controls the number of simultaneous video conversions. Hence, the more massive the number, the higher the load on your system resources. Keeping the task number high while actively using your system will impact performance.

Audio Converter

Convert Audio Files in UniConverter 15

Audio Converter lets you convert the audio files into the desired format. Click on Add Files/Add Folder to select the audio file. After adding the required audio file, you can choose from the available audio formats and click the Convert button to begin. You can convert Audio to Audio or Video to Audio conversion.

For batch conversions, you must click Start All from the bottom-right corner. You can find the converted audio in the Finished tab at the top corner.

Downloader

Download Videos from UniConverter 15

This section of the Video Converter is perhaps the most useful one. By providing the URL of the online streaming media, you can download it. In the download section, you have a convenient schedule option. This option allows you to select an operation when the download task list finishes. The scheduler helps place a massive list of downloaded links and leaves the download to happen at night. With this handy option, your system can Sleep or Shutdown once the task is complete.

Another star feature, in my opinion, is the auto-convert option. You can either save the streaming video as it is or convert it before saving it. Wondershare UniConverter also has options for converting videos to MP3 and recording screen video. In my experience, the downloading speed for streaming videos is good. If you download videos at system idle time, you should enable 'High Speed Download 'to provide powerful priority for the downloads.

Download Settings

Download Preferences in Wondershare UniConverter 15

Depending on your connection speed, you can set the number of simultaneous downloads. Keep this number low if you usually browse along with the download. In this section, you will find some YouTube-specific settings. You can select whether to download the video or just the audio, the video, and subtitles' quality if available.

Later on, you can also auto-merge the subtitles to the video output. If you do not intend to merge the captions in the video, disable the option. You can get the file subtitle separately in the downloaded folder along with the video.

Video Compressor

Video Compressor lets you compress the video files. Add or drag the required files for compression. The added video will appear with the thumbnail and details. Select your file size and other parameters like format needed, resolution, file quality, and bit rate from the Settings icon. Also, you can compress audio files from the given 3 modes as per your requirement.

Compress Videos and Audios in UniConverter 15

Video Editor

Editing Videos in UniConverter 15

A superb feature I found is the inbuilt editing options. Video Editor lets you edit the videos, such as trimming, cropping, adding subtitles, effects, audio layers, watermarking, etc.  Trim your videos, delete unwanted sections, or split a long video into multiple clips.  Make your videos stylish by applying different effects - brightness, contrast, saturation, and white balance adjustment. Choose from among the 50+ filters Uniconverter provides and change the videos' speed. The latest version provides nine different speed levels ranging from 0.25X to 3X.

The editor enables you to import, add, and edit subtitles for your video. Besides, you can even watermark your videos. The Audio tab lets you enhance human voice and remove the background noise of the videos. After completing all the edits, you'll find the edited video under the Finished tab.

Merger

Merging Videos in UniConverter 15

Wondershare UniConverter comes with an inbuilt Merger option. It allows you to merge two or more video clips into one. Select and video clips you want to merge. Choose the desired output format and resolution for the merged clip. Please note that the High Speed Conversion should be on; choose the folder in the File Location field and click Start All to merge them into one video.

Screen Recorder

Wondershare Screen Recorder is the ultimate fail-safe measure for failed streaming video downloads. You can pull up the screen recorder and record the stream in full HD with Audio. Now, apart from recording streaming videos, you can do a lot more with the recorder. The screen recorder can record the mouse cursor, system sound, and microphone audio. Hence, you can also make demonstration videos for your presentation and carry them in any format you want.

After the recording, you can edit the saved clip by trimming, cropping, adding watermarks and subtitles, etc. Besides, you can also record Webcam and Audio by selecting the Screen Recorder, then clicking the drop-down arrow and selecting Webcam Recorder and Audio Recorder from the list.

The Application Recorder (Windows only) lets you record any application on your system. You can add logos or mosaics before you start the recording.

Please note that you won't be able to view the logos or mosaic during the recording session. It's visible only after the recording is complete.

DVD Burner

Design DVD Menu Uniconverter

As the name says, this section creates DVDs more easily. You can add as many files as you wish to the DVD. You also can choose settings such as Quality, Aspect Ratio, and TV Standard. Wondershare UniConverter also lets you select from a range of DVD templates. You can customize the menu title and change the button text. Altogether, it's enough for DVD Authoring. You can combine multiple videos to make a single video if you have multiple videos added to the burn list.

Tools

The Tools section is not meant for any single purpose. It is categorized into AI Lab and More Tools. All AI-based tools are found in the AI Lab.

Tools in Wondershare UniConverter 15

AI Lab

AI Lab Tools include Remove Watermark 2.0, Voice Changer, Vocal Remover, Noise Remover, Watermark Editor, Smart Trimmer, Auto Crop, Subtitle Editor, Background Remover, AI Portrait, and Video Stabilization.

The usage of tools is different for different subscription plans. Perpetual license users can use all the AI Lab features except for Auto Subtitle Generator and Background Remover. Additional payment is required to use these 2 tools. You can use the remaining tools within the subscription period.

Subtitle Editor
Edit Subtitles with Uniconverter

Subtitle Editor is one of the handiest features available in Wondershare UniConverter. The feature allows the user to add new subtitles manually or by importing from the local disk, and a paid option to automatically generate the subtitles. After successfully importing your required video file, the application provides you with four options in the right panel of the window.

You can either manually type the subtitles and frame the timing, or import downloaded subtitles from your local disk drive. Two new inclusions are available as a beta version of the Subtitle Editor.

Auto-Subtitle Generator is a paid beta feature that is a handy tool that saves much hassle. The next inclusion is the Text to Subtitles tool that lets you import the whole subtitle in one place. The application will automatically adjust the subtitles frame by frame, which you can adjust afterward depending on your requirements.

After successfully adjusting the subtitle according to the framing of the video, you can stylize the subtitle text by changing fonts, Size, Outline Width, and Opacity just the way you would like it to be.

More Tools

Image Converter

Convert images to other formats in UniConverter

Convert images into popular formats like JPG, PNG, BMP, TIFF and WEBP. When you right-click the thumbnail image, these options appear โ€“ Preview, Open File Location, Delete, Clear Converted Task, and Attribute. You can also crop the images, rotate them, add effects, and add a text or an image-type watermark. You can also change the height and width of the images if required.

GIF Maker

How to Make GIF files in UniConverter 15

If you like any downloaded video section, you can cut it and create a GIF. This tool is easy to use and provides handy options to control GIF creation. You can also create GIFs from Photo sequences. This tool may not be handy all the time, but it is a useful utility to have at hand.

Considering all these, Wondershare UniConverter is more than just a typical video converter regarding functionality. So, there's a plus point in this aspect.

Fix Media Metadata

Edit Metadata of files in UniConverter 14

Add Metadata to your videos using this tool. Metadata is an excellent way to add in-depth information about your video. With the help of Metadata, you can organize videos efficiently on your computer. In addition to that, Metadata is very useful if you are planning to upload videos to online platforms.

Transfer

You can quickly transfer converted audio/video to your Android devices or hard drive. To move media from Wondershare UniConverter, you must first enable developer options on your phone and then enable USB debugging. There is no need to worry if you are unsure how to do it.

Wondershare gives step-by-step instructions on the Transfer window. You can follow the same and perform the task.

Once done, connect your phone via USB cable to the system and select your phone model from the application window. Your phone will also display a connection confirmation as the connection is established.

You can connect any Android device with Wondershare UniConverter. It supports models running Android version 2.0 till the present version. We used a Samsung Galaxy S7 running Android 7.0 for our review and faced no issues connecting and transferring media.

CD Burner

The CD Burner tool lets you burn Audio files to CD without losing quality. It supports popular audio formats like MP3, WAV, M4A, etc. Select audio files; also, you can add multiple files here. You will see the Name, Length, Size, and Output Size of the audio files here. When you finish selecting the files to burn, please insert a blank CD into your system and choose the Burner from the upper-right area. You will receive a "Burning Completed" message when the process is complete.

CD Converter

CD Converter tool lets you convert your CDs to audio formats like MP3, WAV, M4A, etc. After clicking on CD Converter from the Toolbox module, you are prompted to insert a CD. Choose the audio files you wish to convert. You can even preview it by clicking the Play icon. Choose the desired output format. The Settings icon has parameters like Channel, Sample Rate, and Bitrate for further customization.

VR Converter

Convert Videos to Virtual Reality in UniConverter 15

With this tool, you can convert 2D and 3D videos to be compatible with your VR set. Wondershare offers 3 VR presets for conversion. You can convert videos for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Samsung Gear VR.

Intro & Outro

Are you wondering how to trim or remove the first and last few seconds in a video? The Intro & Outro feature lets you add or trim the beginning and end of your videos. It can either be a single video or multiple videos. You can even batch add or remove the Intro and Outro to multiple videos.

The Game Of Formats

Supported Formats in UniConverter 15

As we mentioned earlier, more than 1000 media formats are compatible with Wondershare UniConverter and can be useful for almost any purpose. In addition to this, it also includes the new compression standard, i.e., High-Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) H.265. HEVC ensures the same quality video while bringing down the size to a noticeable level. Also included are advanced encoders like VP9, VP8, AV1 & CFHD. So, there is no question asked about the compatibility aspect.

When I was testing, I was able to cope with all the media formats I had in my mind. If you are confused with formats, you can select the device, and Uniconverter will set the format automatically.

Conversion Speed

Conversion Speed of Wondershare UniConverter 15

Wondershare claims that Wondershare UniConverter can offer a 130x faster conversion for the media files you want to get into another format. I will say that the conversion speed is impressive when GPU acceleration is in use.

For this Wondershare UniConverter review, I converted a 4K, 1.46 GB WEBM into a 4K MKV with H265 Encoding. It took 6.32 minutes for the conversion to complete. Wondershare UniConverter used GPU memory, and CPU load was consistent at around 20%, with a spike to 24% at times.

How Much CPU does Wondershare Uniconverter use

The GPU Memory usage remained consistent throughout the conversion process.

GPU Memory consumtion of Wondershare Uniconverter Pro

Comparatively, Wondershare has better speed than most of the competitor converters.

Is Wondershare UniConverter safe?

Yes, it is entirely safe. To test the safety of the installer file, I got the full offline installer. Then, I did a check with the Virus Total website. Out of 72 tests with different antivirus engines, none detects any issue.

VirusTotal Analysis of Wondershare UniConverter 15

Wondershare UniConverter Alternatives

For other good video converter options, you can try Movavi Video Converter and AVS Video Converter. If pricing is a concern, you can use WonderFox HD Converter Pro as an alternative. For a better understanding of the features, read our WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro review.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Wondershare UniConverter free?

Wondershare UniConverter is a paid tool. Yes, they do have a free version but with limited features. There is also a free trial with limitations in conversion, download, compression, editing, etc. To take advantage of the full features, you must purchase a license.

Is Wondershare UniConverter worth your money?

Now it's time to conclude all the points in this Wondershare UniConverter review. It is one of the most impressive video converters I have come across. If you are using it for the first time, the available options can be a bit overwhelming. However, as soon as you get used to it, you will be comfortable.

Wondershare UniConverter is a paid tool for video conversion. There are different kinds of licenses available for the product, with various ranges of pricing. However, if you convert videos regularly, go with the Lifetime license. This license allows you to install the converter on one PC. 

Given the set of features this converter has, the price is fair. However, looking at all the features, the best value for money as a paying customer would be $55 โ€“ $65.

To sum up, use Wondershare UniConverter as a multipurpose tool rather than just a video converter. By the way, have you already used it? If so, do let me know your views in the comments section below.

Sourojit

Sourojit is Executive Editor at Dealarious. Rumor says He is Computer Science Engineer; He neither accepts it nor denies it. Tech Explorer, Philosopher and a Storyteller.

7 thoughts on “Wondershare UniConverter Review: Good For You?”

  1. If there was a minus 10 this would go to wondershare; what a facile name for a fraudulent company that is anything but a wonder. I have wasted 2 months after paying for A LIfetime subscription to get onto their site without any attempt by their-so-called customer service to sort this out satisfactorily. I am told I have paid my subscription but my account is not accepted. Instead I am continually informed that I must pay again. They even have the audacity to suggest that I recommend them to other people. STAY AWAY FROM THIS OUTFIT AND SAVE YOUR MONEY AND TIME. They do not care for customers only for nefarious profit.

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  2. I’m looking for software to clip small segments from DVD movies to my Mac to include in Powerpoint or Keynote presentations. Is Wondershare Video Converter the proper program, or are there others better?

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  3. I use iDealshare VideoGo to convert multiple video and audio files.
    It helps to convert various formats like AVCHD, DAV, WTV, MPG, FLV, WEB, MPG, VOB, H.265 etc

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  4. Great review. I was confused between Movavi video converter and wondershare. Seems like this has more option and tools than any video converter. So, I guess this is what I wanted. Thanks!

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