CHM Decoder

CHM Decoder

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 12 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2
  • Total Downloads:
    34,291
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 18, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.66MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    25
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #20 in eBooks

Editors' Review

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CHM Decoder takes the unpopular CHM file type, commonly used for Help files, and easily converts it to the more readable HTML. The program's simplicity is its biggest benefit, as it allows users of all skill levels to operate it.

The program's interface was simple for us to grasp; its major functions were divided into three tabs. Oddly, this program designed to convert Help files didn't contain one of its own. The three-step process was very intuitive, requiring us to locate the CHM file in question, select a destination for it, and simply convert it. We tested the program with a large file and were pleased that it took fewer than 20 seconds to convert. While the converted file was saved in its new destination, it also opened our Web browser and displayed the Help file in its entirety. This was the best way to view the file because the saved HTML file seemed to have broken each page into its own file, which was a pain to view. The program's best feature was a tab that detailed the size and built-in files of the conversion. It wasn't essential to our process and wasn't really necessary. However, this didn't take away from the smooth conversion and readability of the program.

CHM Decoder is a freeware program. It comes as a compressed file. We recommend this program because of its fast, simple conversion.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Excellent :D"

February 13, 2010  |  By abedalhamid44

 |  Version: CHM Decoder 2.1

Pros

Very simple and very efficient. No errors happened when i used it.

Cons

There are no cons, why should i even write here?

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4 stars

"Gets it done easily"

January 24, 2010  |  By stereocilia15

 |  Version: CHM Decoder 2.1

Pros

Simple, fast, accurate, useful, and free.

Cons

Only converts to HTML, no conversion options.

Summary

If you just need to convert a few things into a more readable form this program rocks.

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5 stars

"F*CKING AMAZING."

October 19, 2009  |  By danielszabo1981

 |  Version: CHM Decoder 2.1

Pros

Absolutely love this little program. Small, fast, efficient. No errors on output.

Cons

It didn't cook dinner for me. Well, that and you lose the ability to search the entire *.chm by keyword. (The latter is a small price to pay for the kicka$$ product this software generates.)

Summary

This program took a *.chm file and turned it into a standalone website. It creates a 2-column webpage (columns are sizeable!) with the TOC in the left and the actual book page in the right (summoned when link in left hand TOC is clicked). Subsequent files are stored one folder down in the same directory.

The final product is cleaner and better looking than the original *.chm, and as an added bonus, its IMMEDIATLEY ready for web publishing!

2 thumbs way, way up for this program.

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5 stars

"it is simple and very good"

May 21, 2009  |  By most1968

 |  Version: CHM Decoder 2.1

Pros

it is simple and very good

Cons

no thing is bad

Summary

the interface is very simple and easy to use and the output with no errors

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5 stars

"Converted 400 page book Perfectly!"

August 23, 2008  |  By IntrepidHiker

 |  Version: CHM Decoder 2

Pros

Quick, easy to use, launches the converted document in a web browser. The extracted files for my chm are complete.

Cons

I have no comment in this section.

Summary

You select Open button, browse to the CHM location, select the CHM, select Open button, then select Go, and viola! Is it complete - the html file is now open in your browser with a menu. How easy is that? I highly recommend this tiny application.

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5 stars

"Works as Advertised"

May 05, 2008  |  By mikepalomino

 |  Version: CHM Decoder 1.9 (20.12.2007)

Pros

Worked flawlessly!

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3 stars

"pretty good"

February 27, 2008  |  By dell1980

 |  Version: CHM Decoder 1.9 (20.12.2007)

Pros

had to add a functional src value to the resulting target frame in the frame set so it would play nice with firefox.

(I made it open up to the intro instead of a blank frame)

Cons

some slight code errors in the resulting html

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5 stars

"fast"

December 26, 2007  |  By ravedoc

 |  Version: CHM Encoder 1.8

Pros

good program. very fast utilizes least sys resources

i did not want to use any Microsoft application for my e-books.

used this program to convert chm files to be opened by my firefox.

Thank you.

Cons

nil

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3 stars

"Why call it encoder, if it is a decoder?"

November 25, 2007  |  By MarianeJ

 |  Version: CHM Encoder 1.8

Cons

Didn't even bother to try it, I don't need it.

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5 stars

"Just what I needed. Great tool! "

October 24, 2007  |  By daliansam

 |  Version: CHM Encoder 1.7

Pros

convert chm into html. quick and easy.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2
Version 2.2 is a bug fixing release.
General
Publisher GridinSoft
Publisher web site http://www.gridinsoft.com
Release Date March 13, 2014
Date Added March 18, 2014
Version 2.2
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory eBooks
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.66MB
File Name chmdecoder.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 34,291
Downloads Last Week 25
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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