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MP4 to MP3 Converter review

MP4 to MP3 Converter is fine when it works; that just doesn't happen nearly as often as you'd like. The program falls victim to random crashes more often than it actually converts your files to a new format. That, the limited file support, and the frequent add-ons during the install make this program a tough sell.

This program takes MP4 video files and turns them into listenable MP3 audio files. That is, when it works. The program crashed more than half of the times we tested it, usually any time we tried to use a file that was … Read more

MP4 HD FLV Video Player review

MP4 HD FLV Video Player offers enough quality to be worth using, but it could use a few advanced features. Its bare-bones player won't win many fans when there are a lot of video players that do everything but sit up and beg. Still, if you just want something that will play your videos without much effort, you've found a good app.

This app is a video player that prides itself on its format support. Sure enough, we couldn't find a format that this app didn't play. The player, itself, just played the video, though, meaning … Read more

Review: BigaSoft Quicktime Converter for Mac converts files, quickly

BigaSoft Quicktime Converter is designed to convert any Quicktime files on your computer into one of dozens of other file formats, or vice versa, depending on your needs. With a long list of supported file times, cropping options, special effects, and more to customize how your videos look and play back, there are quite a few options here to choose from, and the application runs quickly during the conversion process.

After installation you can use the app for free for files up to five minutes long. Open any video file on your computer to load it into the app and … Read more

Review: Free MKV to MP4 Converter works well -- without quality loss

Free MKV to MP4 Converter makes quick work of any converting job and keeps all your video's quality to boot. It's a sleek and powerful application and doesn't even saddle your video with a watermark.

Despite the name, Free MKV to MP4 Converter can flip your files to the opposite format, as well. This program installs very quickly, but it sacrifices a stylish layout to keep the program trim and running smoothly. Thankfully, the layout is easy to figure out even though it's a little tough on the eyes. With just a click on the plus … Read more

Review: Free MP4 Player plays its native file well, but may install junk programs

Free MP4 Player is a fine video player, but it could do without all of the programs that come attached to the install. It doesn't make up for them with nifty features, either. However, if you just need a player that plays MP4 files (and no others), it will get the job done.

During the installation, this program tries to install four different add-on programs. If you don't decline them, they can take over your browser, home page, and many more parts of your computer. The program, itself, sports a nice all-black layout that barely includes any buttons … Read more

McLaren 12C: Hunting the Italians

McLaren is a name steeped in history. Racing successes and world-record-smashing cars make up its past, but the 12C is an indication of its future. And it's looking pretty rosy.

Fresh off the back of a collaboration with Mercedes on the SLR hypercar, McLaren decided it wanted to build a world-beating supercar. Something to make Ferrari and its ilk run for the hills in fear. It would have to be light, fast, comfortable, and good-looking. It would have to be absolutely perfect.

Thankfully, using techniques refined over years of road and race car practice, the 12C is an utterly … Read more

Review: MP4Autotag lets you drag and drop videos to be tagged by your Mac

MP4Autotag streamlines the process of tagging MP4 videos on your Mac so you can upload them to video sites -- with tags and other metadata ready to go. It also provides valuable tagging information for display on mobile devices if you are loading up your MP4-compatible tablet, phone, or media player with videos for a long trip or study.

MP4Autotag downloads directly from the developer, allowing you to start it right away, though you'll need to add a security exception to open it in Mountain Lion. After doing so, you can drag and drop an MP4 video to the … Read more

Review: Play it all with help from Free MP4 Video Converter

Free MP4 Video Converter takes videos saved in unfamiliar or incompatible formats and converts them into MP4s, which are to videos what MP3s are to music files, more or less. DVDVideoSoft's freeware converter makes it super-easy to convert videos into MP4s tailored to give the best picture on your specific device -- whether it's a smartphone, tablet, or widescreen LCD. It handles just about any video format you're likely to encounter, including AVI, IVF, DIV, DIVX, M4V, WEBM, WMV, ASF, MOV, QT, MTS, M2T, DAT, 3GP2, FLV, AMV,OGV, TS, and many others. Free MP4 Video Converter … Read more

Review: MP4 Video Player For Android lets you browse and play MP4 video clips

MP4 Video Player For Android includes a clean and basic user interface but offers very limited features and several negative elements such as annoying adware integration.

Upon setup, users will notice that their MP4 video files will be visible on the application's home screen. Unfortunately, the thumbnail images for the files don't always appear next to the title, which may be a compatibility problem. Another problem we encountered is that the player couldn't play some MP4 files used for testing. When it couldn't play the file, the program either crashed or it just played a blank … Read more

Sexy Chromecast trick: It can play video files from any computer

Google's Chromecast turns me on, but it doesn't really compel me as I've got several streaming solutions in my home. At least, that's what I thought until I read Thursday that Chromecast can play video files on any computer connected to the streaming dongle.

This is huge news for those who thought Chromecast is just another glorified streamer.… Read more