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    Jul. 07, 2008
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    Free; Paid upgrade available; $39.99 to buy
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5 stars

"Works well! Easy to use, fun times"

July 13, 2008  |  By fast n steady

 |  Version: FormatFactory 1.30

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1 stars

"I can't give it zero stars?"

July 12, 2008  |  By jahpeople

 |  Version: FormatFactory 1.30


I like the fact that you can convert batches of videos from one format to another.


Speed, or a lack thereof, is the major problem with this app. I know that it's freeware, and I know that video encoding/transcoding eats up resources and is generally slow. But seriously, ripping a DVD or converting videos happen nearly in real time. Did you catch that? REAL TIME. On a 3ghz intel quadcore system with two gb of ram @ 1800mhz, format factory took more than 2 hours to rip and transcode 90 minutes of DVD video.

F.Y.I. I like to rip tv series to my HDD so that I can stream them to my xbox without the hassle of messing around with numerous discs. This was my goal in downloading this piece of garbage. Format Factory gives you the option of enabling/disabling closed captions, but doesn't allow you to select your language track ... huge oversight. So not only is it slow, but it's also stupid.

Transcoding pre-existing files into another format is also slow, although I'm not sure if this is happening in real time ... but it's darn close. The video quality on the dvd rip and the transcoded files is significantly worse than the source. I expect a certain amount of mpeg artifacts in any compressed video file, but this program renders videos virtually unwatchable. Avoid.

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5 stars

"Great package! Easy to use and it works!"

July 08, 2008  |  By jockmctavish

 |  Version: FormatFactory 1.30


Ease of use, good user interface, lots of options.


Not a dislike really, just a niggle, when downloaded, the program window Language is set to 'auto' and I think Spanish was displayed, but is easily changed to English or whatever by selecting the 'Opsiones' or Options tab in the top left corner.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.30
Version 1.30 removes DVD rip function and adds Dutch language support.
Publisher Syser Software
Publisher web site http://www.sysersoft.com
Release Date July 07, 2008
Date Added July 07, 2008
Version 1.30
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Converters
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
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File Size Not Available
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Total Downloads 343,197
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free
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Price Free

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