MP4 Conveter

MP4 Converter

Before looking at the Wondershare Video Converter – which is a great MP4 converter that works for both Windows and Mac – it is worthwhile to take a look at the company itself. What background does such a company have that allows it to create the kind of converter that can handle the two major demands of a video converter? It has to be easy to use and it has to be able to convert your video from any format to the format that you need.

Contents

  1. Background
  2. Overview
  3. Screenshot
  4. Installation
  5. Features
  6. Usage
  7. Performance
  8. Help & Support
  9. Summary
  10. Download a 30-day free trial
  11. Guarantees
  12. Customer Reviews

Background

Wondershare Software Ltd. was established in 2003. Its first product was the Wondershare Photo2VCD software. In 2005, their software broadened into the video/audio conversion field and the following year, their expertise moved into the multimedia category.

In other words, Wondershare grew up with converter programs and created the state of the art kind of software needed to handle the extensive range of file formats in the industry.

At first, their software was Windows-based only but in 2007 they expanded to include the Wondershare Video Converter for Mac users. They also began to expand their business geographically as well, moving into the European market and then collaborating with Softbank, Japan’s leading software distributor.

But what about Wondershare Video Converter? Why is it considered the best? Mind you, this is one person’s analysis but I would have to say that for me it is because it is so easy to use.

But then, I was one of those people who took a while to figure out the difference between a CD and a DVD. In other words, video conversion did not come naturally to me. Wondershare has made me feel like an expert video producer. It can even fix the lighting problems I sometimes have.

Wondershare comes in three version – Platinum, Pro, and Ultimate. And the price is quite spectacularly good.Platinum sells for $35.95, Pro for $45.95, and Ultimate for $65.95. All versions do what a video converter does – they convert videos.

The difference it that Wondershare converts between any and all video formats. The Pro version also removes the DRM from DRM-protected videos so it can convert them. And it rips DVDs to any video/audio format.

The Ultimate version is clearly more than a MP4 converter. It converts DVD to MP4, and all of the tasks mentioned above and then some. It converts 2D videos to 3D videos, burns any format video to a DVD disc, downloads streaming web videos, records web videos that can't be downloaded, and copies output files directly to iDevices.

Overview

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  • Software Name:Wondershare Video Converter Platinum
  • Current Version:10
  • Software Description:Convert video and audio for iPhone, iPad, iPod and more
  • Language:English
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  • Operating system:Windows /XP/Vista/7/10 MAC OSX
  • Category:Video Converting & Publishing
  • File size:22.5M
  • Price: $35.95
  • Total downloads:542,012

Screenshot

MP4 converter screenshot

Installation

After purchasing Wondershare Video Converter, you simply download it from the website, and run the downloaded Wondershare installer program. The key code is emailed to you in a matter of minutes and you enter it after the installation process.

It is very basic and easy and you just follow the prompts and voila, you have the converter ready to roll.

When you run the installer, it suggests that you close down all other open programs. You should do this just in case they are using files that Wondershare Video Converter wants to use during installation. Better safe than sorry.

You have to accept the user agreement (EULA) and then accept the location for the program files. I usually accept the default but you can change that if you wish. You then get a choice of setting up a desktop icon, a quick launch icon, and/or a context menu.

If you don’t know what these are, you can just accept the default. Or ask someone which choices would best suit your needs. I usually just choose the desktop icon.

Then you get a confirmation list showing where the program will be installed and the choice of icons you made. Click the install button and the program is installed in a few seconds.

When it is finished installation, you can choose to open the program when you click the Finish button or remove the check mark and just close the installation program. I am curious to see the new program so always choose to open the program when I am done installing it.

When the program opens, it asks for the email you used when buying it and for the registration code. This is just another name for the key code. There is also a link to the support center just in case you have a problem.

You are now ready to go. There are two boxes at the bottom left. The top box lets you choose the format you want to convert to and the bottom box lets you choose the location where you want the output file to go.

Easy, easy, easy. You don’t have to go prowling around the program to see where the output is saved. You can choose it without having to think about it. There is nothing more frustrating than have a program choose where to hide your files and then spending hours finding them.

Features

When you click on the dropdown arrow to choose your device, the choice is almost endless. Even better, the choices are neatly organized by type. Apple, HTC, Samsung, Blackberry, mobile devices, game hardware and so on.

There are little icons next to the subsection of choices. This makes it easy to choose your model because you can see the picture of it. I was happy to see the Wii included too.

The ability to be both Windows and Mac compatible is a huge feature. The latest Windows version (5.2.2) works on Windows 7, Windows XP, and Windows Vista as well as the older operating systems -- Windows NT4, 2000, and 2003. You need at least 100 MB free on your hard drive, at least 256 MB of RAM, and 750MHz Intel or AMD CPU.

As for the Mac version (2.5.2), it works on OS X 10.4, 10.5, 10.6 or 10.7 with a 1GHz Intel processor or above. It needs a minimum of 512M physical RAM.

As well as converting video and audio from popular formats, Wondershare Video Converter can also extract audio from movies or video clips.

The latest version can run conversions at a speed that is six times faster than previous versions or other similar types of software. Wondershare Video Converter Platinum conversion work for HD formats such as MKV, TOD, MOD, TS, TP and TRP and AVCHD videos as well as videos done as MP4, MOV, 3GP, AVI, WMV, RM, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, FLV, ASF.

One of the features that I really like is that Wondershare Video Converter does above and beyond converting the audio and video is that it gives you the power to edit your videos to suit your needs.

You can adjust the contrast and brightness as well as the saturation and add special effects. This really helps me make up for poor lighting in my video.

You can trim your videos, merge them, crop them. You can totally personalize your converted videos with imported subtitles. Something else that comes in really handy is the ability to capture screenshots while previewing the movie.

Usage

I’ve been using MP4 converters for several years and found them frustrating. Even the earlier versions of Wondershare Video Converter were not as user friendly as this one. I have seen grandmothers use it with great success.

It really is a point and click operation. The biggest challenge for the typical novice user is finding the converted result. Wondershare makes this really simple. You set the location before you start. You can use the default settings and all you need to do is find that location using Windows Explorer.

Here’s an example of what Wondershare Video Converter does to help you create a YouTube video. Say you have a MOV video and you want to convert it to use on YouTube. One of the formats that YouTube uses is FLV which is Flash Video.

Not that you need to know this, but it is helpful information. A MOV file is really just like the MPEG-4 (or MP4) format. The only real difference is that the MP4 format is an international standard and more manufacturers support it than support the MOV which is just a QuickTime format.

I’m just describing the MOV-FLV conversion as an example. Well that is one reason, the other reason is that the Flash Video file format is the one most often used in embedded video on the web. And one of the main reasons people want to convert their videos is for use on the web. So chances are that you will want to use this kind of file.

Earlier I mentioned the ease of choosing your file to convert and where you want the output to go. You have to add the file to Wondershare Video Converter. To add the file, find the Add tab (it’s in the upper left hand corner) or drag and drop the file into Wondershare Video Converter’s main pane.

Select the file or files. Double check the device choice and output location. Are you ready to go? The Start tab is at the bottom right corner. The conversion is underway.

You need to remember that video conversion is an intense process and it uses a lot of resources. The fewer other programs that you have running, the faster the conversion will go.

Performance

This Wondershare Video Converter is one of the best I have used. You can personalize it with your chosen language and look. Converting is as easy as 1-2-3. Just choose the file, choose the format, and press the convert button.

If you like, you can just drag the video file into the panel on the left. You can convert several files at once. You can see the progress being made as the files are being converted. This helps a lot if you are wondering how long it will take or if you are the type of person who is impatient and think that the program has stopping processing if you do not see any movement.

I like being able to add subtitles and special effects. Some people like to change the size of the video file and that is also really easy to do.

Help & Support

There is a built-in support system under the Help menu. However, there is very little help and support needed. Using Wondershare Video Converter is intuitive. Online there is great support and there is a wonderful Q & A Forum with Frequently Asked Questions, Popular Ideas, and Common Problems.

Just about any issue you can think of is covered in these sections and above and beyond that there is the formal Wondershare Support Center which includes a Pre-Sale Inquiry. You likely won’t need help but if you do, there are a lot of options.

Summary

If you are thinking about getting a MP4 Converter, give Wondershare a whirl. They offer a great 30-day free trial package. You just download it with no obligations and choose to use the trial version.

If you do decide to buy the program and decide that it is not for you, even after trying it free for 30 days, you still have the 100% money back guarantee.

It doesn’t get much better than that.

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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.9/5 based on 7392 customer reviews

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This product is exactly what I have been looking for a long time. It is a outstanding one in this field, it can support all the formats I want to convert.

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"WonderShare's Video Converter is an extremely powerful app that's sure to meet just about every one of your video conversion needs."

-Jaymar Cabebe
CNET Editor

Awards

"Wondershare Video Converter Platinum for MAC is a solid solution to any one that does a lot with video and audio media that may find them selves in need of decent video converson."

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