Reviews: Convert & Copy Your Video/DVD with Tune4mac Video Converter & DVD Cloner
When talking about video converting, the name that firstly pops up in most people's mind is Handbrake. That's no surprise, because it gets the work done without any cost while the results are always satisfying. But have you ever thought about looking for something more convenient or versatile with just a few money paid?
Indeed there are some other good video converters except for Handbrake out there. Some manage to get their name known, while the rest ones are still flying below the radar. Two of them are video vonverter and DVD copy from Tune4mac studio. The combination of these two can fulfill the converting and copying needs of every movie lover who owns a Mac.
Convert Video Files with Tune4mac Video Converter Ultimate on Mac
The first member of the team is called Tune4mac Video Converter Ultimate, a video converting software with a price tag of $39.95. As the name suggests, it will assist you convert any popular video format, such as MP4, MPEG, AVI, WMV, MOV, 3GP, FLV to others you want. It is useful for those mobile devices lovers, for the converted files are also able to be played on Apple iPhone, iPod, iPad, PSP, PS3, Archos, iRiver, Creative Zen, Sony Walkman, Android devices and other MP4 or MP3 players.
From my own experience, I found that the conversion process took more or less the same time as Handbrake does. And the good thing of Tune4mac is that the options for output formats and devices are much more than Handbrake. What's better, with Tune4mac Video Converter Ultimate, you can set start and end points and edit the video effects as you like. The best part of it is that it supports downloading and converting YouTube, Yahoo!Video and Google Video all at one time with high speed.
The following is a simple review between Tune4mac Video Converter Ultimate and Handbrake.
Reviews: Handbrake VS Tune4mac Video Converter Ultimate
|Program||Handbrake in Video Conversion||Tune4mac Video Converter Ultimate|
Supported Input Formats
|MPEG-TS, AVI, MPEG-4, MKV||MP4, AVI, ASF, WMV, MPG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, FLV, 3GP, 3GPP, MOV, MKV, TS, VOB, TP, TRP, etc.|
Supported Output Formats
|MP4, MKV, M4V, AVI, OGV||MP4-Movie(*.MP4), MPEG-I Movie(*.MPG), MPEG-II Movie(*.MPG), Customized AVI Movie(*.AVI), Customized WMV Movie(*.WMV)|
|Supported Devices||Apple iPhone, Apple iPod, Mac QuickTime, Apple TV, Regular Player, etc.||Apple iPhone, iPod, iPad, Apple TV, Gphone, Sony PSP, Sony PS3, Sony Walkman, Microsoft Zune, Archos, Creative Zen, iRiver, Sandisk Sansa, Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, Mobile phone, BlackBerry, Nokia, Windows Mobile, Flash Video, Toshiba Gigabeat, MP4 player, MP3 player, etc.|
Copy & Rip DVD Movies with Any DVD Cloner Platinum on Mac
The second team member is Any DVD Cloner Platinum for Mac, a Mac DVD copying and ripping software with a price tag of $39.95. Also as the name suggests, it will help you rip and back up your DVD movie collection to portable devices or DVD discs. It is not an ordinary DVD copy, because it allows you not only to clone DVD in "Full Disc" or "Main Movie" method, but also to rip the results into the mobile devices like Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod, PSP, Xbox 360, Android, Nokia, etc.
Compared with Handbrake, this Mac DVD Cloner Platinum handles copy-protected DVDs better than Handbrake. From my experience, both apps can rip non-protected DVDs just fine, while Handbrake freezes with most of the encrypted DVDs.
To sum up, I think it would be perfect if those two softwares can be combined into one, so that we can do converting and copying all in one program. After all, it's your priority to choose which app fits you the most. But whatever the choice is, it is always a good thing to have options before you making up your mind, isn't it?