User Guide

How to use Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate)?
Learn the step-by-step guide below.

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Note: We have both Windows version and Mac version for Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate). All steps listed on this page are based on the Windows version; if you're Mac user, you can go to the User Guide for Mac to learn more details. As the similar interfaces and functions of Wondershare UniConverter, you can also complete the tasks on your Mac computer by duplicating the video tutorial or the steps mentioned below.

Video Tutorial: Wondershare UniConverter - Get Started

To facilitate your use of Wondershare UniConverter, there are four main modules available to get started: Install, Basics, Settings, and Register.

Part 1. Download & Install

Step 1 Download the installation package. Choose the right version per your needs.

Step 2 Install Wondershare UniConverter.

Double-click the setup file.

Install Wondershare UniConverter - click Run button

From the pop-up window, select your preferred language and click OK. Wondershare UniConverter supports eight languages (English, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Arabic); by default, it's English. After that, you will enter the Welcome page, click Next to go ahead.

Install Wondershare UniConverter - select language

In the next window, read the end-user license agreement carefully and click Next. Then, browse the destination folder to save your installation files.

Install Wondershare UniConverter - read license agreement and browse destination folder

After that, click Next to enter the Select Additional Tasks window to confirm if you need to create a desktop icon. After that, click Next to enter the Ready to Install window, and then click Install to finish the installation.

Install Wondershare UniConverter - create a desktop and install it

Step 3 Launch Wondershare UniConverter.

It will take seconds to install Wondershare UniConverter successfully. A window like below will prompt you that you can click the Finish button to open Wondershare UniConverter at once.

Install Wondershare UniConverter - Launch Wondershare UniConverter

After clicking the Finish button, you will enter the main window of Wondershare UniConverter shown below.

Install Wondershare UniConverter - Launch Wondershare UniConverter

Part 2. Login with Wondershare ID & Update

1. Login UniConverter with Wondershare ID/Old License

With the trial version of Wondershare UniConverter, you'll have the following limitations.

Register Wondershare UniConverter - limits for the trial version

If you want to enjoy the full features without any limitation, please simply click the Buy Now option at the upper-right corner to purchase Wondershare UniConverter from the official website.

If you already have purchased Wondershare UniConverter, please log in with the Wondershare ID or license code by clicking the Log In button.

Login Wondershare UniConverter - Register Wondershare UniConverter

1.1 What Is Wondershare ID

Wondershare ID refers to the account you created from Wondershare UniConverter, Online UniConverter, Wondershare Filmora, or Wondershare PDFelement. It helps you manage your order details and log in Wondershare products that support Wondershare ID.

If you purchase Wondershare UniConverter after December 9, 2019, your purchased E-mail address is your Wondershare ID. If you purchased Wondershare UniConverter before December 9, 2019, then you have the old License E-mail and Registration code.

Both Wondershare ID and License E-mail can log in to Wondershare UniConverter. Still, we advise you to upgrade your license E-mail to Wondershare ID (click here to upgrade for free) as you can change the password, view your order details, and manage your devices.

1.2 How to Log In Wondershare UniConverter

Launch Wondershare UniConverter after installation, and click on the Login button in the right-top corner to get a new window as below.

log in Wondershare ID

Enter your license E-mail with Registration code or Wondershare ID with Password, and click on the Log in/Register button to log in. You’ll get a pop-up window that shows your email address and current plans.

log in UniConverter with Wondershare ID

Click on the Upgrade Now button to buy Wondershare UniConverter if you are trial version.

There are several options to help you manage your account:

  1. View My Account: Click it to open the User Account Center and manage your account.
  2. Change Password: Click it to open the web page and reset your password.
  3. Log Out: Click this option to log out of the current Wondershare account.

Attention: Please pay attention that your purchased plans have the device limit, you can’t use the account exceed the maximum devices number according to your plan.

  1. If you have purchased the 1 PC License, then you can only use the account on one device.
  2. If you have purchased the Multiple-User License, 2-PC License, for example, then you can log in UniConverter on two different devices simultaneously. Otherwise, you’ll be asked to disable a device to continue or upgrade your plans.

UniConverter account center

1.3 How to Sign Up A New Wondershare ID Account

If you don’t have any Wondershare ID or license E-mail with registration code, then you need to click the Create account here option on the initial interface and create a new account.

create UniConverter new account

You’ll get a new interface to enter your email address and set a password, and then click on the Sign-Up button to create the account. After that, you can also see your information and plans like Part 1.

UniConverter login limitation

1.4 What Can You Do With Wondershare ID

Click on the View My Account button to open the Wondershare account management page. You can edit your profile, change password, and find order information on this page.

Overview: From this tab, you can find your profile, products and plans, device limitation, expiration date, and the support information.

UniConverter account overview

Plans: You can view the details of your purchased products and plans.

UniConverter account plans

Orders: You can find the Order Number, Product, Payment, Date, and Status of all your Wondershare products. And click the Download button to download the program and hit the Invoice button to get the invoice.

UniConverter order information

Redeem: Enter your Registration code or Serial number you have and click on the Submit button to authorize your Wondershare ID to log in Wondershare UniConverter.

redeem UniConverter Wondershare ID

Profile: You can view all your personal information from this tab, and click the Edit button to make changes.

UniConverter account profile

Change Password: You can change your password here.

change UniConverter account password

Support: You can find the User Guide, FAQ, and Contact Us sections from this tab

UniConverter user support

2. Update

If you want to check if your UniConverter is the latest version and update it, you can follow the steps below to update automatically.

Step 1 Enter the General settings.

Go to the Menu icon > Preferences > General; you can change Check for updates automatically to Every Day/Week/Month/Never accordingly.

Register Wondershare UniConverter - Update Wondershare UniConverter

Step 2 Set the Update parameter.

If you choose to check for updates automatically every day, it will pop up a Live Update window, please select Update Now to download the package.

Register Wondershare UniConverter - Update Wondershare UniConverter

Step 3 Update the package.

After downloading the latest version, please press OK to terminate the program and install the new version from the pop-up window. You can also click Cancel to install it next time.

Register Wondershare UniConverter - Update Wondershare UniConverter

Note: If you're used to using the same version all the time, please choose Never to stop the automatic update. Whenever you need an update, please choose to Check for updates under Menu to make an update manually.

Register Wondershare UniConverter - Update Wondershare UniConverter

Part 3. Basics

Please launch Wondershare UniConverter on your computer; the main interface will display. There are a total of six function modules where you can operate.

Wondershare UniConverter Basics - general functions

1. Convert

For the Convert section, you're enabled to convert videos between formats, like convert video to MP4, and compress video size with changing video resolution, bit rate, video quality, etc. Meanwhile, you can edit your video before the conversion, like trim, crop videos, etc. Moreover, the converting videos and the converted videos have been divided into different tabs for convenient management.

Wondershare UniConverter Basics - convert video function

2. Download

For the Download section, you can download videos from YouTube and other websites by copying and pasting URLs. Also, you can record videos from streaming sites or record desktop activities from your computer. Additionally, you can find the downloading videos in the Downloading tab and find the downloaded/recorded videos in the Finished tab.

Wondershare UniConverter Basics - download and record functions

3. Burn

For the Burn section, you can burn videos to DVD directly or burn videos to DVD folder/ISO folder.

Wondershare UniConverter Basics - dvd burner function

4. Transfer

For the Transfer section, you can transfer local/recorded/downloaded/converted videos to your iOS/Android devices, USB flash drives, or external hard drives.

Wondershare UniConverter Basics - transfer function

5. Toolbox

We have integrated some popular tools on the Toolbox. For the Windows version, it includes Fix Video Metadata, VR Converter, Video Compress, Cast to TV, Screen Recorder, and GIF Maker.

Wondershare UniConverter Basics - toolbox for windows

For the Mac version, it includes Fix Video Metadata, Cast to TV, Screen Recorder, Video Compress, GIF Maker, and Copy DVD.

Part 4. Preferences

To make good use of Wondershare UniConverter, You'd better set up Wondershare UniConverter prior to the use. You can set all the preferences when you firstly launch Wondershare UniConverter and change them from Menu > Preferences.

Set Wondershare UniConverter - go to Preferences

General Preferences

On the General tab of the preferences, you can set the 4 items below:

Set Wondershare UniConverter - General Preferences

1. Set the sound reminder. If you want to have a sound reminder when your task is finished, keep the checked option by default; if you don't want the sound, just disable the option.

2. Set the Display Language of Wondershare UniConverter from the available 7 languages.

3. Set Check for updates automatically. To update the app automatically, you're enabled to set the frequency to check the update version.

4. Set Reset all dialog warnings to reset all the pop-up warning dialogs to be the original settings.

Convert Preferences

On the Convert tab of the preferences, you can manage some conversion parameters as well as some assistant conversion features.

Set Wondershare UniConverter - Convert Preferences

1. Set Remove the source file(s) from the Converting list after conversion. Check this option; the files will be removed from the Converting list automatically after conversion.

2. Set Automatically add files to iTunes library after conversion. Check this option, the converted files will be added to iTunes library automatically after conversion.

3. Set Keep Chapter Marker. Check it to keep your original chapter information on your DVD, when you convert DVD to other formats; the chapter information will be left in the converted videos. Otherwise, all the chapter information will be removed after the conversion.

4. Set Enable GPU Acceleration. Check this option to raise the conversion speed.

5. Set Load contents in a DVD. You're optional to select "All Movies" or "Main Movies Only" to load the DVD contents for conversion.

6. Set Maximum converting task. You can change the number from 1 to 2 for simultaneous conversion, by default it's 1 task.

7. Click the Reset button at the bottom-left corner to reset all the Convert settings to be the factory settings. And click the OK button to keep your settings.

Download Preferences

On the Download tab of the preferences, you can manage how to download files.

Set Wondershare UniConverter - Download Preferences

1. Set the maximum quantity of downloading tasks. You can change the number from 1 to 8 for simultaneous download; by default, it's 5 tasks.

2. Set One-Click Download Mode for YouTube. You can enable the option and then set the download format (video or audio), quality (2160P, 1440P, 1080P, 720P, 480P, 360P, 240P for video, or 320Kpbs, 256Kpbs, 128Kpbs for audio), subtitle language (English by default). After that, you will download YouTube videos with these preset parameters.

Alternatively, you can turn off the option. When you download every YouTube video, a pop-up window will appear, asking you to set up the parameters as below.

Set Wondershare UniConverter - Download Preferences

3. Set Auto download YouTube playlist subtitles/CC. Check this option; the YouTube video subtitles will be downloaded together with the video.

4. Set Automatically resume unfinished tasks on startup. Check this option; the unfinished download tasks will resume as soon as you open Wondershare UniConverter.

5. Set Merge the subtitle/CC to the output video. You can enable this option to integrate your subtitles into the video.

6. Click the Reset button at the bottom-left corner to reset all the Download settings to be the factory settings. And click the OK button to keep your settings.

Location Preferences

You can change the saved location for your converted files, downloaded/recorded files, burned files by clicking the Change button.

Set Wondershare UniConverter - Location settings

And then click OK to save these changes.

Set Wondershare UniConverter - Location settings

Part 5. Change Themes

Wondershare UniConverter provides you with two different themes: Dark and Light, you can choose the one you like.

To change the theme, click the menu button on the right-top corner of the interface and move your mouse to the Themes button. You'll see the Dark and Light options.

Set Wondershare UniConverter - change themes

Click on the Dark option, and you'll get a dark interface like this.

dark theme of Wondershare UniConverter

Choose the Light option, and Wondershare UniConverter will change to the light interface as below.

light theme of Wondershare UniConverter

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