iSkysoft Video Converter Ultimate is a comprehensive media file manager that wraps multiple video tools into one package. Therefore, the app allows you to edit and convert videos, download media and burn DVDs, edit metadata and compress videos, record the activity of your screen and create GIFs, transfer files from computer to portable devices and make DVD copies.
The program opens with a modern and intuitive interface, divided into five modules that enclose the tool's major functions. The conversion options leave no room for complaints. The tool supports almost all types of media files that can be converted into a wide range of video and audio formats. Selecting the target format is a hassle-free task. Unlike most similar tools, the output profiles are organized in tabs you can easily switch between. Besides the standard target format selection by video/audio file type or by device name, you can also choose to convert by the name of the media file editor you intend to use for professional file editing. The output profiles you used recently are saved automatically into a separate tab, so you won't need to browse the big list once again if outputting into the same formats. Since time is always an important issue, you can choose to activate the High Speed Conversion option simply by clicking on the "Lightning" icon.
A series of common editing tasks can be enabled from within the conversion module. Therefore, you can edit your videos in terms of brightness, contrast, and saturation. Also, you can add watermarks and missing subtitles to your videos. The volume supports being gradually decreased, turned to mute, and increased, yet you can not replace the original sound with a new soundtrack. However, the cropping and the clipping features don't function well, forcing the program to close.
The app also works as a video downloader. All you need to do is copy the file's URL, paste it into the program, and enable the downloading process. You have the ability to download multiple files at once, but you can neither schedule the download sessions nor set a bandwidth limit. Without such options, other processes running on your computer may be affected.
Converted or not, the imported files can be turned into DVDs with ease. The tool comes with a series of DVD menu templates, which are nice, yet not outstanding. However, you can select the type of DVD according to its size, set the image quality, and modify the aspect ratio of the output file.
The files you process with iSkysoft Video Converter Ultimate can be transferred directly to portable devices from within the program, without needing a third-party application. A USB cable is all you need to enjoy your favorite movies and songs on the go. Other handy tools are to be found in the fifth module, which gathers additional functions that will let you fix video metadata, compress videos for space preservation, record screen, create GIFs, and copy DVDs.
iSkysoft Video Converter Ultimate is intended to be a complete video manager. Being mainly a converter, you should not expect the secondary functions to be up to the proficiency of the conversion features. Yet, they are handy enough to help you in processing media files.