If in need of a versatile tool to convert between the most common video and audio formats, Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate is a serious option to consider. Apart from the more obvious video re-encoding capabilities, the program can also extract the audio stream of a video file or DVD, download videos from well-known online sites, and even record any video that you can play back on your desktop.
Its support for batch conversions allows you to select any number of video or audio files for the input. Note, however, that multiple output conversions are not supported, which means that all the files on the conversion list will be converted into the last profile or codec you selected. These profiles are clearly organized by device (all the most popular gadgets are on the list) and format, with an extra third list for you to save your favorite choices. You can preview any of the selected source files either using the program’s built-in player, with all the basic controls you need to move around the file and with full-screen support for a more convenient viewing. Audio conversion and audio extraction processes follow similar steps and suffer from the same multi-format limitations, and the choice of output audio codecs supported covers a wide range of both lossy and lossless formats.
Leaving the program’s conversion capabilities aside for a while, it is worth mentioning all the extra tools and features that come with Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate. Its editing functions – not comprehensive – allow you to trim any media file, adjust the color and exposure levels of your videos, add artistic video effects to your movies, and add image and text watermarks and subtitle streams to them. The editor comes with a generous preview window where you can check the changes and corrections applied in real time. This tool also allows you to create your own DVDs using your video files (or streams coming from other DVDs) as source, complete with a navigation menu. Besides, there’s the video downloader, which allows you to paste any URL taken from YouTube, Google Videos, Vevo, Facebook, Metacafe, Vimeo, or Dailymotion (among many others) and batch-download your favorite videos in a snap. The program offers you acceleration features to boost up not only your downloads but all conversion processes as well. Finally, the recording engine. This tool will let you record any activity taking place on your desktop or in a section of it that you define. You can use this extra utility to record videos that cannot be downloaded, or to create your own tutorials and presentations.
Thus, Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate is much more than just another video conversion tool. As such, it has its own merits, such as its support for a wide range of media codecs, its video and audio editing capabilities, and its useful set of output profiles. To me, however, what makes this converter different from many of its competitors is the useful collection of extra tools that come with it – its online video downloader, its video recorder, and its DVD authoring and burning capabilities. Certainly, this tool is worth trying.
- Supports all the most widely used video and audio codecs
- Online video downloader
- Turbo mode to speed up conversion and download processes
- Includes a video recording tool
- Allows you to author and burn your videos to DVD
- Cannot convert a video file into multiple output formats at once
- Converts all files on the list into the last format selected