Wondershare UniConverter: A package for lossless media conversion, batch processing, and much more.
Most of us interact and work with videos on a daily basis.
There is social media posting, advertising, videography 🎥, etc., which sometimes leaves us wondering if there is a do-it-all video tool. Something that supports most video formats offers blazing-fast conversions, compresses while retaining the finest details, and has an abundance of features up its sleeve to become a one-stop video solution.
In my search for such a thing, I “professionally” stumbled upon…
Wondershare Uniconverter: An Overview
Wondershare started in 2003 and offers video editing, graphic design, productivity, cloud storage, file recovery, and more software. It has users scattered in over 150 countries and has a global presence in Canada, China, and Japan.
One impressive tool in its ever-growing portfolio is Wondershare Uniconverter, a toolbox offering video conversion, compression, screen recording, editing, cloud upload, and a few AI-powered tools to help with every step of your creative adventure.
This tool has a rich decade-old heritage, and I’m here to talk about its version 15 update, launched on July 17, 2023, which is loaded with enticing features we’re about to discuss.
Feature of Wondershare Uniconverter 15
#1. GPU-Accelerated Video Conversion
Video conversion used to be a software-centric process. This rendered the converting device almost useless for other computing tasks while in action. Or the computer will behave super slow, and the creative has to turn to some other machine or wait until the conversion gets over. Not only this, the conventional processing resulted in long conversion times, crashes, and freezes.
However, GPU-accelerated video conversion changes all that. It offloads the conversion processes to the GPU, considerably improving the performance.
For Windows PCs, you get excellent compatibility for full-process GPU acceleration with major GPU manufacturers, including AMD, Nvidia, Intel, and more. Here, full-process acceleration indicates a top-level hardware boost, maximizing GPU participation which helps in the efficient processing of high-resolution 4K/8K/HDR videos.
Uniconverter is also an industry pioneer in supporting full-process GPU acceleration for AV1 video coding format.
Besides, Wondershare Uniconverter allows you to benefit from many GPUs at once to greatly reduce the overall processing time with its support for Intel Hyper Encode and Nvidia Split-frame multi-GPU acceleration.
Put simply, Intel Hyper Encode pairs select Intel processors (with integrated graphics) with Intel discrete video cards. Likewise, Nvidia Split-frame multi-GPU acceleration divides the workload among the available SLI-enabled video cards.
For MacOS, Uniconverter draws power from Apple silicon chips and GPU acceleration, making the conversion up to 9x quicker. Additionally, it deploys completely GPU-based processing for NV12 format videos, slicing the conversion time by over 90%.
But even after all this goodness, you’re free to optionally choose “high-speed conversion” or go with the traditional CPU-based processing.
The icing on the cake is batch processing which lets you convert up to 20 files simultaneously in almost the same amount of time taken for a single one.
#2. Extensive File Format & Platform Support
Video converters need to support formats across platforms to assert their dominance over their competition.
Wondershare Uniconverter doesn’t disappoint with its compatibility for over 1000 media formats such as MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, WMV, MP3, etc. It also supports alpha-channel video output in MP4 and WEBM formats. This makes it perfect for anything that needs to retain the transparency information.
Likewise, Wondershare Uniconverter can efficiently encode and decode media files with AV1, VP9, and VP8 encoders. These are widely used codecs used by popular media platforms such as YouTube, Netflix, Prime Video, etc., for their high performance, compression ratios, and compatibility.
You also get preset templates to convert media for a comprehensive range of devices and platforms. For instance, there are options for Apple devices that cover iPhones, iPads, Apple TVs, & iPods. Likewise, you can pick from devices from other major manufacturers, including Samsung, Google, Xiaomi, etc., and web platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram, along with others.
#3. Lossless conversion of 4K/8K/HDR
It becomes frustrating when the converted videos become a pale shadow of the original, lacking the finest details the creators wanted to project. Uniconverter, with its high-definition lossless conversion, takes care of that aspect.
You get options like High Quality or Small Size for no-fuss processing. Or, one can get into the details like encoder, resolution, bitrate, etc., to finetune the output. This becomes even more performant with multi-core CPUs by taking advantage of multi-threaded conversions.
Besides, it packs an in-built compressor to further optimize the output for size. This allows for reducing the file size to 10% of the original, and creatives can experiment to strike the perfect balance between size and quality.
What helps is the Preview, where you can check for the output in advance before going for the full-blown compression.
Wondershare Uniconverter Subscriptions
Wondershare Uniconverter offers a limited-powered trial to test everything out. And the paid plans have flexible options for individuals, teams, and academicians, in addition to a few bundles coupling Uniconverter with other Wondershare utilities.
For individuals, you have annual, bi-annual, and lifetime payment plans starting from $49.99 per year. Businesses can benefit from annual and lifetime plans based on the team size, with introductory subscription billing of $59.99 per year per user. Notably, the lifetime plans are valid for the specific Uniconverter version and may not include major updates. Still, Wondershare is offering a 60% discount to its existing customers for upgrading to Uniconvreter 15.
Students have the most economical subscriptions starting from $7.99 a month to $31.99 a year. Educators will have to fill out a contact form to get the tailored quotation from the Wondershare sales team.
In addition, the bundles include Uniconverter (Windows+Mac), Uniconverter+Filmora, and more.
While video conversion is the highlight feature of Wondershare Uniconverter, it takes first-hand experience (take the trial!) to see its depth.
It’s nothing short of a boon for the creatives in video production.
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