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iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe is a comprehensive media file utility that works as a reliable media converter, stable file burner, and handy media downloader. This way, you have three of the most important media file-related functions nicely packed into a single application.
The program provides you with a modern, attractive, and intuitive interface, conveniently separated into three modules that correspond to the tool's major functions. As a file converter, the application leaves no room for complaints. It allows you to convert almost all types of media files into most common video and audio formats. You can add separate files or entire folders of files for fast batch processing.
To do this, you may choose the classical method of importing files by browsing your computer from within the application, or you can use the handy drag-and-drop method. Once the items meant for conversion have been added into the list panel, you get some information related to each file, such as the format, the size, the resolution, and the length.
When it comes to selecting the target format, the options are exhaustive. Besides the standard target format selection by video/audio file type or by device name, you have the ability to choose the specific HD format you want to convert into, the name of the video sharing website where you want to upload your projects, and surprisingly, the name of the well-known media file editors you intend to use for further advanced file editing. However, a series of common editing tasks can be enabled from within the conversion module. Thus, you can trim parts of a large media file, crop the displayed image to the size you prefer most, adjust sensitive luminosity issues, and merge multiple items into one larger output file.
In addition, you can apply customizable text and image watermarks, as well as add missing subtitles. You can even increase or decrease the sound volume, but unfortunately, you can't replace the audio with a new soundtrack. The modifications you make to the original file are seen in real time, due to the generous preview provided by the application.
Converted or not, the imported files can be easily turned into DVDs using the same application. You are provided with a series of templates for DVD menu creation, which are nice, yet not outstanding. Besides, importing templates from external sources is prohibited. Still, you are able to select the type of DVD according to its size, as well as to modify the image aspect ratio of the output file. Furthermore, you can burn the files directly to DVD, or you can save them onto your computer as DVD folders or ISO images.
To complete your video clip and song collections with files posted on the Internet, you just need to switch to the download mode. Simply copy the file's URL, paste it into the program, and enable the downloading process. The tool allows you to download multiple files at once, as well as pause and resume selected tasks at any moment. If the number of simultaneous downloads can be controlled, the bandwidth rate can't be limited. Without such an option, other processes running on your computer may be affected. Yet, the good thing about the embedded downloader is that you are allowed to save the files in their original format and to convert them directly into other file types.
All the above-mentioned features make iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe a great and handy media tool. The fact that the conversion options are completed with editing, burning, and downloading features makes it more appealing. It is true that the secondary functions are not up to the conversion features, but you should remember that the program is mainly a converter, and then a media file editor, burner, and downloader.
- Comprehensive conversion features
- Smart options for output format selection
- Helps you create DVDs
- Can download files from video sharing websites
- Ability to add and download subtitles
- Merges short clips into a larger file
- Protects your projects with watermarks
- Can't replace the soundtrack using the built-in editor
- Modest collection of templates for DVD menu creation
- No bandwidth limiter during conversion