Tipard DVD to Zune Converter: An Overall Look

The Tipard DVD to Zune Converter is a DVD movie converter that is designed especially to convert your DVD movies to a format that is compatible with the Microsoft Zune personal media player.

The Microsoft Zune personal media player supports the WMV and MP4 video formats. Also the Zune 2 supports the same formats, but with a slightly different encoding profile, which the Tipard DVD to Zune converter can handle.

Let us take an overall look at the Tipard DVD to Zune Converter software.

Key Functions and Features

The main functionality of the Tipard DVD to Zune Converter software is its ability to convert a number of given file formats like the FLV, WMV, MOV, MPEG, MPG, MOD, TOD, MPEG2, MP4, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, RM, MKV, TS RMVB, ASF and MPV to the standardized Microsoft Zune supported profiles of WMV and MP4.

The software also features full support to convert a DVD video file’s embedded audio track to AAC, WMA, AC3, WAV, AIFF, OGG, AMR, FLAC, AU, M4A, MP3 and MP2 formats or directly rip the audio to a file in the above specified formats. All of the above mentioned video and audio formats are fully supported on the Microsoft Zune family. Also the Microsoft Xbox, Windows Mobile and the Xbox "Kinect" automatically support anything that is playable on the Zune.

Then there is the brand new and freshly adopted NVIDIA CUDA technology. The NVIDIA CUDA technology guarantees results that are 6 times better than anything been done previously. This is lent more strength by the fact that the software can adjust its inner workings according to the processor being detected on the target machine. Better processors with multiple cores result in much faster conversion speeds.

You can also use the software to convert a single given source file to more than one output format simultaneously. This is a major time and effort saver. You can easily prepare files for the Zune, Zune 2 and Zune HD.

Other bells and whistles involve the ability to capture a movie still as an image and then save it to the hard disk of your computer in any given image format.

Video Editing Features

The Tipard DVD to Zune Converter software features a very versatile video editing function that allows it to extend the many different functionalities to the end user.

One of these functionalities is the adjustment of multiple video effects like the Brightness, Saturation and Contrast. Also, to make sure that each parameter that you tweak has the desired effect, you can enable the preview window. This allows you to view the expected output video and the current original video quality side by side and judge the video quality. This is important if you want to save time by taking out unnecessary conversion cycles by hitting the correct parameters the very first time. The software is priced around USD 20 and is a steel for what is offers.