Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate is the top-of-the-line version in the Xilisoft’s video conversion range of tools. It adds 2D to 3D conversion, new video editing capabilities, and subtitle support to the extensive functionality already present in the Platinum version. The possibility of adding soundtracks to your videos and its enhanced preview functionality are also exclusive to this version.
The program’s attractive and intuitive interface has not changed much – though it incorporates some extra functionality, this has been neatly integrated in a way that does not detract from its high level of usability. The program can batch-convert any number of video files into any of the video and audio formats supported. There are no restrictions in the number of conversions that can be performed for each item on the list, and to simplify the entire process it offers you a long list of intuitive device-based output profiles. These are first categorized into large groups, such as iPhone (up to iPhone 5), Android, Mobile Phone, or PlayStation. Once into one of these categories, the possibilities multiply – you will be shown all the different devices and models, each of them combined with every video and audio codec supported by that specific console, smart phone or multimedia player. To expand its flexibility further, each of these built-in profiles can be thoroughly customized to fit your specific needs.
The program’s video editing functionality is also worth noting. It offers you the possibility of cropping, splitting, and cutting your video files, of adding watermarks, audio soundtracks, subtitles (from already existing SRT, SSA, and ASS subtitle files), and of applying interesting video effects (such as negative, embossment, black and white, old film, mosaic, oil painting, haze, etc.). The enhanced preview window of this Ultimate edition will let you check how all these changes will look in your video once converted, and even compare the input and output files prior to launching the conversion process.
The price difference between this and the Platinum edition is merely 10 dollars, which seems to be a very small price to pay to be able to convert your 2D videos into three-dimensional video files, on top of all the other enhancements listed in this review.
All in all, Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate is an excellent video conversion tool – it offers easiness of use to those looking for fast and high-quality conversions, and a high level of flexibility and customizability for those who like to make their own choices.