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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wondershare Review - Save Old DVDs and Upgrade The Quality Your Videos

There comes a point in every person's life when they use a tool and think "How did I ever get by without this?". Whether that tool is a car with remote start for those hot sweaty days or snow-cold mornings, a drill that bends any way you need it to, or an automated baby swing that finally allows you some sleep; convenience is key to less stress, and anything that makes a task less stressful is worth it.

I recently was given a free copy of Wondershare's Video Converter Ultimate in exchange for my review. Over the many years that I've been using computers, I have learned to treat every computer product cautiously until proven safe or relevant. I've concluded that while not every tool in this program will be useful for every single person (some may be too complex for the average user), this software is something everyone can get some good use out of in today's ever-growing digital age.

For those less savvy in the tech world, don't fret just yet. Wondershare does a wonderful job of keeping its software very user-friendly to install and very user-friendly to play with. After following the instructions to install the program on your machine and registering your product, it looks like this:

Screenshot of Wondershare's Video Converter Ultimate

You can see how user-friendly it is right off the bat. The interfaces are conspicuously shown and its clear what each button is for. You can start converting videos, music, and pictures within minutes of installation.

How this software can save you money:

Now as a parent, and I'm sure many parents have gone through this ordeal before...there is always that one DVD your kids love but never seem to take care of. Before you know it, their favorite movie you paid $20 for is all scratched up and unreadable. (The result being a waste of $20 and what would have been an otherwise occupied and happy child watching their movie.) The situation is mostly inevitable but luckily Wondershare helps us with that.

If you click on the menu options in the top left, then hit "Tutorial and FAQ" button, the program will open up your default browser to their tutorials page. From there you can select the option on how to make backup copies of DVDs you already own into virtually any format. Sounds simple enough, right?

And it can do even more:

Saving DVD movies isn't all this program has to offer though. In this advanced digital age, we capture life through cell phones, video cameras, voice recorders, and a plethora of other devices. Many of them have different ways of saving those precious or funny moments and what ends up happening is that a file made by one device can't be viewed on another. Again, Wondershare to the rescue. For instance, if you recorded a video on your iPhone and it can't play on your computer or Android device, you can just change the type of video it is to a type that can be played on any device.

As if that wasn't cool enough...

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate can also download a webpage and make an audio or video file from it. For instance, with this function you can copy the address or URL of your favorite YouTube music video and paste it into the "Add URL" of the program. You then have the option of having the program make a file of the music video on your computer or just the music by itself as a mp3. This is all made easier by downloading the Wondershare Video Converter add-on if you use the Firefox Browser.

My favorite part?

You can increase or decrease the quality of a video. Why would you want to decrease it? Well, videos with less quality don't take up as much space on a computer or cellular device, and they are also more easily uploaded to a website like YouTube. By the same token, there are times you want the best quality of a video, such as for making DVDs or making copies of movies you already own on the computer. This program can make a subpar video captured with a cell phone and increase it to DVD-quality. Examples of this are shown in the pictures below.

Increase cellphone videos to DVD quality

You can decrease video quality to take up less room with video conversion software.

As you can see from the screenshots above, the pictures on the left are from the original source while the pictures on the right are after they have been increased in quality by the program. It eliminated the blur almost completely and added more detail.

The list of utilities of this product go on and on. Burn DVDs of your videos, burn music CDs, edit videos with special effects, take multiple videos and merge them into one video, 3D conversions, add subtitles, edit music, screen recording function, or convert audio and video files to different sizes and types depending on your needs.

I was pretty impressed with this software and the obvious time & effort that the people at Wondershare have put into their product. I did not encounter any problems or bugs (glitches) while using it.

Bottom line?

Whether you are a new-comer to a product like this or a tech-savvy software junkie, the Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is a program that I fully recommend.

For a more in-depth look into the technical specs of this software, click here.

Where to purchase?

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Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate 6 [Download]


You can find out more about Wondershare on their website at www.wondershare.com. You can also follow them on social media through Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or YouTube.

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  1. We have a lot of family movies that I would like on DVD. How great that you can do this at home and make changes to it.

  2. Wow! The program really cleaned up the images and made it clearer.

  3. It's great and convenient that you can merge several projects into one. This would really help you get organized and know where things are.

  4. This looks like a really good opportunity to connect your video library in one place and make dvd's out of your virtual collection and put your dvd's onto your computer. that's great and seems like a great thing for anyone interested in videos and movies or even home video.

  5. It's great that you can add or even download music for your videos.

  6. I love that it works with a variety of sources so you can use photos from many places, not just dvds.

  7. Looks like a very reliable and useful way to convert and store your videos. This would come in handy.

  8. I am all about being organized and Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate seems to be something most organizing freaks like me would love to own.

  9. Very helpful that it stores and helps you organize, too. Sounds like a great way to convert and save your videos.

  10. Special effects would be fun to play with. You could really make your videos entertaining.

  11. I don't use YouTube, but I know a lot of people do. It's good that this works to help you upload to it.

  12. This looks amazing to use and I have such precious videos of my family ones who have passed on and those I have who are ill now and would love to have them to keep forever and share with others in my family now they mean so much.

  13. This is really a great product. Your memories are so important and treasured. You don't want to lose them so to be able to restore, save, and organize is wonderful.

  14. candy kratzer wenzelDecember 30, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    My mother has soo many video of the kids when they were young. She paid someone to do some, but the cost made her stop. Would be great to give this a try.

  15. Do it yourself and savemoney from taking them to have them done