Any Video Converter (AVC) Ultimate Review: Cool But Quirky DVD Copying

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  • Editor's Rating

    Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

      • Design
      • 4
      • Functionality
      • 7
      • Ease of Installation/Ease of Use
      • 7.5
      • Performance
      • 6
      • Cost Benefits
      • 6
      • Total Score:
      • 6.10
      • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10
  • Pros

    • Copies DVDs to other DVDs, and to iPhones and many other devices
    • Copies from Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, etc.
  • Cons

    • Program can get "stuck" analyzing movie DVDs
    • DVD movie copying might take hours on end
     

\"AVCAny Video Converter (AVC) Ultimate allows users to copy DVDs to other DVDs, and allows users to format videos for other devices, such as tablets and smartphones. AVC Ultimate also gives users the ability to copy videos from services such as Netflix and Hulu Plus. It converts videos with great quality; however, the user interface could require some experience to navigate.

AVC Ultimate gives users the ability to copy video to a PC, Mac, iPod, iPad, iPhone, Android device, and to another DVD. Very few programs allow users to copy one DVD to another DVD, especially one that is copy-protected. However, AVC Ultimate will allow a DVD that is copy-protected to be copied over to another DVD, which, as NotebookReview points out, is probably the main selling point of the program to consumers. The user interface is rudimentary, yet can be frustrating to navigate for first time users. NotebookReview also found a bug in the program that caused the program to linger on a \”please wait\” screen that was analyzing the DVD, but after nearly 20 minutes, clicking skip moved past the screen to show the chapters of the DVD repeated \"AVCover and over again, with other files mixed in. Testers found quite a few problems with the program\’s analyzing process, but when writing to tech support, they did not have a helpful solution. Beyond the analyzing process, testers found issues when copying one DVD to another, mostly due to the user interface. When NotebookReview did accomplish a file conversion testers found the video playback was smooth and of decent quality.

Overall, AVC Ultimate would be good for those with very specific file conversion needs. Once able to navigate the user interface, the quality of the copied video is smooth and has decent quality, but it should be noted it will turn a DVD into one long chapter, rather than preserving the chapters from the original DVD. It is a decent value, discounted to $44.95 at the time of review, but users will have to get familiar with the program before being able to use it seamlessly.


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