Do not buy it as when the newest Windows 10 came in, it stopped working and cannot get past the no copy code and no one to assist you to get it fixed.
I loved and now think they are no longer a good program to use.
I used to recommend it to many that bought it so I now apologize for how they are now that I could not anticipate.
I used it for years and now it is a dead program on my computer
It does a good job in converting.
The problem is that since 2008, they do not offer support other then auto emails that do nothing or no response and no one to call.
If you want a converter it does a good job for me on three computers. When you move up and required to by Microsoft to Windows 10 you lose the ability for it to recognize your pass code and it is that long number you get when you buy it.
So every time you turn your computer back on, and want to use Cucusoft, it makes you reenter the name and pass code. It is frustrating but still works but the waste of time is bad. There was a codec I am told to add and this then allows the passcode to stay after off and on but I have not found it and Cucusoft will not respond at all.
I will go to another one and never buy it again as no support. I find most reviews say no support but it is a good converter with no support.
Initially, when it worked, I was satisfied. However, several weeks ago it stopped working.
I tried uninstalling and reinstalling; when I launch the installer, it says an instance of the program is already running.
I've emailed Cucusoft's tech support seven or eight times over the past month, and always get a scripted answer, which tells me to do what I've already done. Sent them screenshots, etc - never get past the 1st tier support. Save yourself a lot of grief; get *advertising* Ultimate Video Converter.
It's faster, has as many conversion options, and their support staff appear to respond to questions (I've emailed two so far and have received usable answers within an hour).
I have used Cucusoft now for approx 4 months and it was awesome... all of a sudden it stopped being so awesome.
It barely converts passed 10 seconds and shuts down or freezes up completely. It also pixels everything right off the start. This was my first sign of error. No reply from support as of yet :(
As one other person stated, the name itself should make you wonder. I got this based on so-called reviews. I'm giving it a "bad" review not because the software is so bad, though it is buggy, but because there is a free product that is just as simple and works as good or better. I'm speaking of HandBrake. (A good addition to Handbrake is DVD43.) Check it out on your search engine of choice. Please!! Before you waste $48 like I did, try Handbrake. If you are intimidated by all the apparent settings, just look up handbrake configurations or settings on the web. With just a little research you will easily figure it out and then you can spend that little bit of extra cash on something else. Also; don't forget "DVD43"-[also free]. This is a must with HandBrake. Newer DVD's like Avatar will cause problems otherwise.
I have tried dozens odf converters but cucusoft was the best for me , The support was excellent and answered my questions efficiently. Thumbs up for Cucusoft
A joke, it seemed like the fastest convertor on the market at a reasonable price. A few weeks after purchse when i tries to start converting a lot of avi to dvd's the whole program crashed and would not open, i was getting the error message. avi to mpeg main has stopped working.
This error is apparently a 'BUG' of cucusoft avi to dvd pro.
I downloaded loads of codecs to try and fix the problem, it partially worked as cucusoft would open again however the finished dvd's played with errors.
Beware of cucusoft , they have no telephone number (check it out before you buy , you on't be able to contactthem !) they do not reply to emails, obviously because they know there software is junk so they have no reply to your questions, but they don't care , there making money right? There offering the fstest convertors on the market! Convert and burn a stansar 700 mbavi to dvd within 30 mins ..... with no catch? Yeah right! Bull.nutse if you ask me. There programs simply do not work!
They crash and give you fatal error messages.
I've allredy downloaded over 20 codec packages to try and get my avi to dvd to start working but to no avail.
Stay away from cucusoft, it will cost you more time and bother in the long run, get DVD FLICK which is FREEWARE and in terms of quality it Is miles better than cucusoft.
I converted and burnt a standard 700 mb avi to dvd on medium quality setting (which far exceeds high quality settings on cucusoft) in under an hour. If i was on low quality the whole process would tke me about 45 mins, which is about the right time (depending on your comp processing speeds).
Take m advice get DVD FLICK, it's free, asy to use, amazing quality, fast and you can also put menus into your videos!
"Rebuild Graph Failed!" error was fixed for me by installing DVD43 (free software) to decrypt protected dvds when they are loaded into the DVD drive. It can be downloaded from http://www.dvd43 .com/
Cucusoft Tech Support was very helpful and responsive in providing this answer when I had the problem.
Cucusoft Ultimate DVD Converter 7.18
I have been using Cucusoft for IPod since 2006 and have converted over 60 movies. Not sure what you are experiencing but it has obviously worked for me.
I purchased the iPod version. What a waste of money and hard drive space! I don't see anything but an error message "Rebuild Graph Failed!" no matter what DVD is in the player.
No response from tech. support, naturally. I hope the word gets out soon and saves other people the waste of time and money and frustration of paying for pure suckage.
I purchased CUCUSOFT DVD to Zune converter after using the free trial. The software simply does not work in batch mode. I don't know whether this is unique to Visa or not but I've sent mail in to customer support three times with no response.
I tested cucusoft and it worked OK on my computer, mind you it is NOT free, it's $29.95 afaik. There are other free alternatives out there guys. That being said, it does a good job at DVD conversion (although I had some issues with the sound/video being shifted and drifting). It depends on the FPS of your source DVD (25 or 29.95FPS). For the other formats, I haven't tested extensively but I imagine that MediaCoder (free) or ConvertHQ (also commercial) will do the job.
Oh : I just tested ONE BAD mofo :
GermaniXSoft Transcoder : it does sound only and it was crashing. but then again if I can't say anything good I may as well say nothing at all.