4Videosoft Review – Video Converter Ultimate
Table of Contents
- 1 Key Features
- 2 Strength and Weakness
- 3 Pricing and Trials
- 4 Support Website
- 5 Conclusion
Greetings! At least once in our life, we all have experienced an unplayable video in our mobile. And the media library also takes up too much space on your phone most of the time. Do you really need that 1080p GOT series on your phone or you just don’t have a choice? Mostly videos that we download online are in HD which really serves no purpose when we are using our mobile.
The issue lies with the video format which a video converter is what we need. There’s a lot of video converter out there that can easily convert video to mp4 but this one stands out. Not just because it converts video with ease, but there are lot more amazing features that it can offer.
4Videosoft Video Converter Ultimate is not your ordinary video converter to mp4 for it is an exceptional multimedia suite that helps user convert their video to other common formats. It is an advantageous tool for anyone who has a huge media library stored on their computer. Unlike many of the mp4 video converter out there, this supports GPU-based hardware acceleration.
4Videosoft Video Converter Ultimate is in its 6th version and it comes with a lot of upgrades. The reviewed software comes with a simple GUI that even a novice user could convert video easily. Almost all of the basic function is already in the main dashboard such as editing tools and etc.
You can also visit their support website for detailed information regarding this video converter software and advanced walkthroughs.
Let us go through the outstanding features of this software and decide if $59 tag is worth every penny. Let us also see if it has its place as the best video converter in the market.
1. Converting a Video
Kudos to the developers for they made the GUI simple and intuitive. The functions needed in converting the software are all in the main dashboard. Users can easily figure out on what to do first because they can see the instruction in the main dashboard. The application allows its user to convert video in just 3 easy steps and it’s as simple as add, set and convert.
There are 4 ways on how to add a video in this video file converter. You can click the “Load Disk” and select the CD-Rom drive or click the “Add File” then select the video. You also can click the “Download” button and simply add the website video or simply just drag and drop.
The left side of the main dashboard shows the uploaded videos. Clicking the up or down button located on the left side of the video file to rearrange it. This DVD converter has its own built-in media player located on the right side which means you can preview your video before converting. Users also have an option to edit the video. They can do it by selecting the video that needs editing then click the “Edit” button on top. There is a whole new world that they can do to edit the video.
You can select the profile and choose the desired device or video output. Put a check on the checkbox “Merge into one file” to combine or merge videos. Click “Convert” to start the video conversion process. A pop-up window will appear showing the progress of the video conversion. You actually don’t need to wait that long for it will convert videos swiftly then you’re good to go. Just a few simple steps to convert video to mp4.
2. Download Videos Online
Do you have a video in a website you really want to download? How about a viral video on Facebook that you need to download and share with your friends offline? Tired of looking for a youtube converter? Well, this is the program is what you just need. 4Videosoft Video Converter Ultimate is a one-stop-shop for downloading and converting videos online.
The video converter allows users to download content from various online providers, like YouTube, Yahoo, and Facebook. It analyzes the URL or website and detects the video file to have it ready for conversion. This video converter can easily convert youtube to WMV or a whole lot of formats of your choice. It can serve as your MKV converter, FLV converter, AVI converter or a DVD converter and there is still a whole list of supported formats.
Simply click the “Download” button on top of the application to access this feature and a pop-up window will appear. Just copy and paste the website URL into the URL field and click “Analyze”. Select the desired resolution that you wish to convert and download then click “Okay”. The videos will then appear on the list in the main dashboard.
The success of analyzing the website URL may depend on the website itself. There are rare instances on where you can’t download videos from a website for they may have encrypted it. The download speed also depends on how fast your internet connection is.
3. Video Editor
Some videos that are recorded on phone are sideways and you have to watch them with your head sideways. There are also videos with lower resolution that can easily lose the viewers interest. Sometimes, you just want to merge several videos into one and add your personal watermark for your own pleasure. Effects that are needed to remedy those issues seems pretty hard but you don’t need to worry. This mp4 video converter comes with a video editing feature.
Users can access the edit feature by selecting the video you wish to edit and click “Edit”. Another window will pop-up and this is where you can edit your video. There are a lot of things you can do on your video such as rotate, place a watermark and add effects. This converter also serves as your video cropper for it also allows you to crop and adjust the resolution of your video. It also has a preset setting in applying some enhancement to your video. What’s cool is that you can also apply a 3d effect to your video.
4. Video Enhancement
There are things that we never thought we would need. It is easy to download videos from websites but not all of them meets our standards. Some of the videos have a low resolution which viewers may lose interest for it is vague. Well, you don’t need to worry about that because this mp4 video converter has a built-in video enhancement feature.
Before the conversion process, the video converter will prompt you about their amazing feature. This is the Video Enhance function which enables the user to upscale their video’s resolution with superb quality. This video enhancement feature automatically adjusts the brightness and contrast for the converted video. It can also remove video noise and reduce video shaking. It automatically applies the preset setting to your video with the enhancement that you have selected.
You can also access the video enhancement feature in editing your video. Simply click the video that you wish to edit then click the “Video Enhance” button and a pop-up window will appear. Select the “Enhance tab and then you can start selecting the video enhancement that you wish to apply.
5. 3d Effects
Have you tried dodging a projectile that is coming to you while watching a movie? How cool is it to watch your videos in 3d? How about the feeling of being in the scene of the movie that you are watching? Well, this video converter allows you to apply 3d effects in your videos. Adding a 3d effect in a motion picture enhances the illusion of depth perception. People watching the 3D movie would feel they were there in the scene. Now, can you imagine the amazing things that you can do just with this feature?
To apply a 3d effect in your video, simply select the video and click the “3d” button on top of the dashboard. A different window will pop-up and then you can start applying the 3d effect on your video.
There are 2 types of 3d effect that you can apply to your video. You can either use anaglyph or split screen. Anaglyph 3d is a 3D effect achieved by means of encoding each eye’s image using filters of different colors. This type of videos is what you normally see in movie houses on where you put on your 3d glasses. Split screen, on the other hand, is two videos playing side by side on the screen. This is usually used for virtual reality glasses.
6. Video Profiles
We always get confused on what video output is the best for our mobile device. 4Videosoft Video Converter Ultimate helps you in figuring out the best video profile for your device. This video converter has a ton of video profiles you can choose for it supports almost all kinds of outputs and almost all kinds of devices. From MKV to mp4 or convert MKV to AVI, it offers a whole variety of options to choose from.
To choose the video profile that suits your device, just click the profile drop-down and browse through the plenty of profiles. Just select your appropriate device and you’re all set.
It is very important to choose the device on where you want your video to be played. Other devices require a different video output and resolution. This is one of the outstanding features that this video converter has for it can save you a lot of time for you don’t need to manually setup your video output and cross your fingers hoping that it will play on your device.
7. Supports External and Multi-Audio Track
Have you been annoying on a movie where the audio and video are unsynchronized? Do you wish to replace the original audio file with your own recorded voice over? Then this video converters new feature will do you a great favor.
Unlike the previous version of this mp4 converter, video editing is very basic. 4Videosoft Video Converter Ultimate latest version already supports external audio track and multi-audio track. The video converter allows you to animate your video by adding external audio tracks. This mp4 converter merges all of the files into one and converts it into your desired format.
The user has the option to remove the original audio and it supports audio track in the format of MP3, WAV, AAC, AIFF, WMA, etc. You can now add more audio tracks and do a little mix to make a wonderful video.
8. Supports GPU-based Hardware Acceleration
We sometimes need a 4k resolution for our UHD TV in which we require to use the software full potential. Most of the movies last more than an hour and by using the programs full potential it would take time to convert it. Well, there is a way to speed up the process by using a GPU hardware acceleration. The developer already has thought about this that is why they come up with this idea.
Hardware acceleration allows you to boost your computer’s performance thus speeding up the conversion process. This feature is very convenient for all videographers out there. Just by clicking the GPU icons in at the top right corner of the application will enable/disable the hardware acceleration.
Observe your computer’s performance once this is enabled. Just enable hardware acceleration if you have good hardware and disable it if you have bugs/stability issues. If you notice some lag issues then that means you have a weak hardware. Just disable the hardware acceleration if you are experiencing those issues.
Strength and Weakness
Like any other programs, there is always its ups and downs. I’m pretty sure that you are already very impressed by the features that this video converter has. I will list out some of its strong and weak points according to my observation. This may be your turning point in getting this program.
1. Very Versatile
Every video file that we acquire, may it be a video that is downloaded online or copied for a friend’s USB has different characteristics. Sometimes it may play in your device and sometimes it won’t. Video Converter Ultimate supports a wide variety of video and audio formats allowing you to convert practically any format to any other format. A novice user to a highly skilled videographer would find this program useful.
This application can serve as your DVD converter for it can rip off the videos from your DVD ROM which is a very rare feature nowadays. It gives users a peace of mind in making sure that they always have a way in making their video play. 4Videosoft Video Converter Ultimate is not just an ordinary video converter to mp4 but it is an all-in-one program that allows you to download, edit and convert your videos into numerous platforms.
If you want to beat around the bush, then this program is not for you. It offers straightforward solutions for your video needs. Most of the options can easily be accessed from the main dashboard and the buttons are clearly marked so it’s simple to find your way around the UI.
If you find that the video is not clear, it will prompt you about enhancing your video first before you convert it. If you don’t know the format for your device, then the program will figure it out for you. Simply select the video profile that you wish to convert and it solves all your doubts.
3. Supports External Subtitles
Sometimes we barely understand what the person is saying especially if it is not our main language. We also like your viewers to visibly read what you have been saying in our video blog. Japanese anime can never be understood without a subtitle. There are a dozen reasons out there on why we need subtitles.
One unique feature of this application is that it supports external subtitles. You can either search the appropriate subtitle online or create your own subtitle and load it to your video. With this feature, you can better enjoy your favorite movies or anime with ease and the supported subtitle formats are .srt, .ssa, and .ass.
4. Doesn’t Work Well With AMD
I have tried using NVIDIA, Intel, and AMD and it doesn’t seem to work well with AMD GPU. Both of my laptops has a dual Video Cards. One of them has Intel and NVIDIA and the other one has Intel and AMD. Apparently, the software simply refused to detect an AMD GPU on my other laptop.
This weakness may change your mind in purchasing this software. Well, this may be still a work in progress and the developers are still figuring out a solution for this. We may expect an update for this software in the future.
5. Only for Windows and Mac
Sadly, I am not able to endorse this amazing software to all of my friends. Most of the computer geeks are using Linux OS for it is much stable. Most of the good video editors are also using Linux because on how complex the software is and this video converter only supports Windows and Mac.
There is a whole new world of video editors out there who are using Linux and I personally find this video converter worth the investment in venturing out in different operating systems. Let us all hope that the doors will be open to other operating systems soon.
Pricing and Trials
It is always better to get a feel of the product first before purchasing it and this application allows us to do so. The price is something that you really won’t care about if it exceeds your expectation as a user. With the amazing features that this program has, it comes with a very reasonable price. You can own this product for only $59 on a one-time payment and not a subscription. You can check their detailed pricing on their website.
The trial version limits you in converting more than 5 minutes file to just 5 minutes and for less than 5 minutes file, you could only convert half of it. You can only download 10 videos at most from other sites except for YouTube and Intel Hardware Acceleration is not accessible as well. This youtube converter allows you to download videos without limitation from YouTube even on trial version.
There are a whole lot of information on their website and it is worth the check. Their support website also offers a whole lot of detailed information about the product. You can also visit their Popular Guide which answers basic questions such as how to convert video to mp4 or convert MOV to mp4 to questions as complex as using an FLV converter to XviD. There is also a whole Glossary of terms for newbies or for those who wish to learn more about the program or on terms in video editing.
Just visit http://www.4videosoft.com/ to learn more about the product.
It all boils down to the question, is it worth my $59? And Does it have a place to be the best video converter in the market?
With my 2cents, I personally think that this video converter is worth every penny. Again, it can serve as your FLV converter, mp4 converter, MKV converter, AVI converter, DVD converter, video cropper, etc. Name it! I would even dare you to give any format that is not supported by this video converter.
I also think that this can be considered as one of the best video converters in the market for not only that it convert MOV to mp4 with ease, it also has plenty of presets available. Video Converter Ultimate supports a wide variety of video and audio formats allowing you to convert practically any format to any other format. Overall, Video Converter Ultimate comes with a good set of features in a simple and easy to use interface.
One great feature that made this video converter stands out is its 3d effects for this is something that you don’t see every day. With the emerging sales of VR glasses nowadays, there is a demand for split-screen 3d videos.
Overall, with its ease of use, versatility, and performance, I rate this program as 4/5.
So start grabbing your 3d glasses and enjoy your newly converted video. Thanks to 4Videosoft Video Converter Ultimate!