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Cucusoft 8.03 Review

Editor's Note: This review has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it no longer ranks as a top 10 product. The original review is below, but check out our current top 10 about Video Converter Software here.

Our Verdict

Cucusoft might be good for beginners because its interface is so straightforward, but it does not read too many file types, and it has too few editing tools.

For

  • Cucusoft makes it possible to watch converted videos on more than 100 different devices, including 10 different types of iPods and phones from 10 different cell phone makers.

Against

  • This product cannot help you do much to your videos besides convert them. If you want to alter your videos in any way besides the most basic edits, you will need a different video converter.
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Cucusoft image: This shows the software and its main interface.

Cucusoft image: This shows the software and its main interface.
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Cucusoft image: This shows the software and how it looks while converting a video.

Cucusoft image: This shows the software and how it looks while converting a video.
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Cucusoft image: This shows the software and some of the output formats available.

Cucusoft image: This shows the software and some of the output formats available.

Editor's Note: This review has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it no longer ranks as a top 10 product. The original review is below, but check out our current top 10 about Video Converter Software here.

Cucusoft's Video Converter Ultimate writes a long list of file formats but does not read that many. The video converter's editing features are very basic compared to other products on our lineup. The entire capability of this software can be summed up in two steps – open file, convert file.

It does a fine job of this, but our other video converter software contenders do this job in addition to many others. Also, if you are ready to invest in this type of software, you probably want a product that can handle as many file types as possible so that it will be useful for years to come for a wide range of projects.

We give this quality software credit for being easy to use, but a big part of that in this case is having so few features that there is not that much for you to master – just open, convert and repeat.

Using Cucusoft, you will be able to convert videos from a collection of formats that includeH.264, MP4, WMV, AVI, MOV, RM, 3GP, FLV, SWF, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, VideoCD, SuperVideoCD and DVD, as well as audio formats like AC3, AAC, MP2, MP3, MP4, RA and WMA. We love to see audio formats listed. That adds a layer of usefulness to the software, but again, we saw more variety in other products.

You can use Cucusoft to convert your videos to more than 120 different profiles. They're split into the categories: iPod, iPhone, iPad, Zune, Apple TV, Game Device, Mobile Phone, Portable Media Player, HD Video, Flash Video, DVD/VCD/SVCD, Common Video and Common Audio.

You can contact the manufacturer by email if you have any questions. Cucusoft also has an informative FAQs section and user guides available on its website.

Cucusoft converts video files to a lengthy list of output profiles and file formats, but the list of files it can convert from is less impressive. This product is easy to use, even for beginners, but that is mostly because it does not have too many features. There is no way to manipulate your videos with this video converter. Other products allow you to make more choices about the final output.