Daniusoft Media Converter Ultimate Review
Portable media players have gained massive popularity in the recent years. From Apple iPods to Google Nexus One… Everyone seems to own one or the other device that is capable of playing media files on the move.
However, not every device comes with a good enough software application for converting raw video into a compatible format for the device you own. This is where you need to get your hands on a media converter application.
There are tons of solutions available in the market today. From open source free solutions like Handbrake to paid applications like Daniusoft Media Converter Ultimate.
We are going to checkout Daniusoft Media Converter Ultimate today. This application costs around USD 60.
And it comes with some really useful features like:
DRM removal from media purchased from Apple iTunes and other stores.
Ripping of copy protected DVDs.
It also support syncing of converted files from your computer with media players like Apple iPod, Apple iPhone, Microsoft Zune, Sony PlayStation Portable, and other devices. So you can save the hassle of using the bundled app for media transfer to your owned device.
We played around with this software application by converting raw MTS files created by a Sony HD video camera. We converted it into a format supported by the Google Nexus One smartphone.
Daniusoft Media Converter Ultimate comes preloaded with pre-defined settings for tons of popular devices in the market.
Google Nexus One is also included. So, the entire process was very simple. We just selected the original file. Picked up Google Nexus One from a long list of devices. And pressed the start button. The conversion process was smooth and it worked well.
Daniusoft Media Converter Ultimate also comes with internal support for burning the files to DVDs. This is another feature that can come handy for you to backup your media files or simply write DVDs for sharing with friends and relatives.
Daniusoft Media Converter Ultimate is rather costly if we look at the alternatives. Handbrake can do most of the things for free. However, if you are looking for a solution that can remove DRM from the files you have purchased from online stores, Daniusoft Media Converter Ultimate might work out better for you. And the wide variety of pre-defined devices would ensure that you would not have to guess around with the settings for the converted files.
Here are the list of formats this app accepts for input media:
DVD: DVD Folder, IFO Files, ISO File
Standard Video: M4V, AVI, MP4, MPG, MPEG, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, RM, RMVB, DAT, MOV, FLV, MKV, DV, NUT, H.264, NSV, VOB, DVR-MS
HD Video: HD AVI(VC-1, MPEG-4), MTS/M2TS/TS/TRP(AVHD H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2 HD), HD WMV(VC-1, WMV HD), HD MKV(H.264), HD MOV(H.264), HD MPG(MPEG-2 HD), HD MP4(H.264, Xvid)
Audio: M4A, M4B, M4P, M4R, MP3, M4A, MP2, MPA, WMA, AAC, AC3, MKA, OGG, AIFF, RA, RAM, WAV, APE, FLAC, AA, AAX
It can output in following formats:
Standard Video: MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, MPG, 3GP, FLV, DGP, 3G2, F4V, SWF, VOB, MOV, ASF, DV, MKV
HD Video: TS(MPEG-2 HD), HD AVI(Xvid, MSMPEGV3), HD MKV(H.264, Xvid), HD WMV(WMV1, WMV2, WMV3), HD MOV(H.264, Xvid), HD MPG(MPEG-2 VIDEO), HD ASF(MSMPEGV3), HD MP4(High Profile H.264, MP4 VIDEO, H.264, Xvid)
Audio: MP3, M4A, AC3, AAC, WMA, WAV, OGG, APE, MKA, AU, AIFF, FLAC, M4B
Device list currently included in the application:
iPod, iPod nano, iPod classic, iPod shuffle, iPod touch, iPod Touch 3G
iPhone, iPhone 3G, Apple TV
Xbox, Xbox 360
Nexus One MPEG-4(*.MP4), Android MPEG-4(*.mp4), HTC T-Mobile G1, HTC G2 Magic, HTC Hero, HTC Tattoo, HTC DROID ERIS, T-MOBILE myTouch 3G, SamSung i7500, Motorola CLIQ, Motorola droid
BlackBerry Storm 9630/9550/9530, BlackBerry 8800/8830/8820, BlackBerry Bold 9700/9000
BlackBerry Curve 8900/ 8530/ 8520/ 8300/ 8310/ 8320/ 8330/ 8350i
BlackBerry Pearl Flip8220/ Flip8230/ 8100/ 8110/ 8120/ 8130
General 3GP mobile phone, BlackBerry, etc.
General MP4 players: Archos, Creative Zen,Zune, Zune HD, iRiver, etc.
Window Mobile device: Pocket PC, Smart Phone, PDA, etc.
It works on most editions of Windows operating system including 64 bit editions. It does require you to have 1GHz or better processor along with 512MB of RAM.
Disclosure: We were provided with a single user key to test out this application by the developers.
Checkout: Daniusoft Media Converter Ultimate