FormatFactory

FormatFactory

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 329 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5.1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    9,561,781
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 04, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    50.43MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    22,297
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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FormatFactory is a convenient utility that lets you convert files into different formats to facilitate sharing, save disk space, or make compatible with a mobile player. Through its intuitive interface, this program makes the conversion process accessible to users of all experience levels.

Pros

Lots of options: Especially if you're trying to convert files to play on your mobile devices, you should be able to find the format you need. A few of the file types available for conversion include MP4, MPG, AVI, MP3, 3GP, FLV, WAV, and many more.

Intuitive interface: This app features a clear interface, and an easy-to-follow process. Even those new to converting files will master FormatFactory quickly.

Good help: Any questions you may have should be answered in the comprehensive Help file, which includes numerous screenshots to show you the features.

Cons

Unsuccessful conversions: On a couple of occasions during testing, the app failed to convert a file to the selected format. A second attempt was successful in both instances, however.

Bottom Line

FormatFactory is a nice free utility that lets you complete conversions quickly and efficiently. The few bugs we found during testing are offset by its capabilities and ease of use.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    1.0

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  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 329 votes

    • 5 star 168
    • 4 star 58
    • 3 star 20
    • 2 star 15
    • 1 star 68
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1 stars

"Changed for the worse"

December 15, 2014  |  By demotricus

 |  Version: FormatFactory 3.5.1.0

Pros

None now, This used to be a useful application but the updated version is pants. its long winded , hard to use and unintuitive. ALL the useful functions have been removed.

Cons

Now - apart from the fact that The installer had a Trojan attached to it.....

There is now no context menu option.

The Output to source folder DOES NOT WORK.- even when marked, any output goes to the C:/users/*****/FormatFactory folder.

Also - EVERY file you convert has "FormatFactory" inserted in the file name and just creates a lot of editing work.

Summary

This used to be a handy Application you could access from Windows Explorers context menu, that functions gone now, so lots of copy pasting is now required.
It also has the annoying habit of attaching its own name to any files you convert.
lastly it no longer outputs to the source folder (despite claiming to), there are far better applications available. - if you can source the older version then use it as this version has nothing going for it.

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5 stars

"Works great!"

November 19, 2014  |  By The_Simon_Says

 |  Version: FormatFactory 3.3.5

Pros

I tried other very popular converters that couldn't perform what I wanted. Format Factory worked perfect on the first attempt. I am converting WTV (Windows Media Center) files to h264 MP4 files for playback within Windows Media Center on Xbox. Other converters had problems such as just audio playback on the Xbox, with a black screen. My first conversion with Format Factory worked played back perfectly. Audio and Video were also synced perfectly.

Cons

Take care on installation, and avoid installing unwanted bloatware.

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5 stars

"Very easy to use and very thorough."

November 11, 2014  |  By leadinfra

 |  Version: FormatFactory 3.3.5

Pros

For me, it is very suitable

Cons

Nothing, its a great program!

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5 stars

"This is by far the best"

October 30, 2014  |  By WoodsonLaa

 |  Version: FormatFactory 3.3.5

Pros

This is by far the best

Cons

No cons from what I can see.

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5 stars

"Best converter out there."

October 19, 2014  |  By mdhauke

 |  Version: FormatFactory 3.3.5

Pros

Does everything in a nice simple interface

Cons

Not many here

Summary

Not sure where the few bad reviews come from. This product works great.

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5 stars

"Very suitable for me to use, really"

October 15, 2014  |  By MundenStyler

 |  Version: FormatFactory 3.3.5

Pros

It's just great. Super easy to operate and understand.

Cons

No cons, quite happy with it.

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2 stars

"Wasted Time Transferring Movies That Are Unwatchable"

October 09, 2014

 |  Version: FormatFactory 3.3.5

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

SUBTITLES!! All movies transferred from DVD have subtitles and I have tried every "fix" on the internet and none of them work.

Summary

I downloaded this on the recommendation of a friend because I want to digitize my DVD collection for watching on mobile devices. The program works and is easy to use, but every movie has obnoxious subtitles that cannot be removed. I had to trash all of the movies I had digitized because the subtitles were too annoying to watch the movies. Very disappointing!!

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5 stars

"Works great, easy to use"

October 08, 2014  |  By FarmarPeaches

 |  Version: FormatFactory 3.3.5

Pros

Very easy to use and FUN!

Cons

No cons, quite happy with it.

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5 stars

"Used the program for over a year with no problems."

September 27, 2014  |  By CorkerVerfaillie

 |  Version: FormatFactory 3.3.5

Pros

This software helps me as much as I want.

Cons

No cons, quite happy with it.

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5 stars

"BEST FREE CONVERTING SOFTWARE EXIST"

August 25, 2014  |  By katherinegeorge

 |  Version: FormatFactory 3.3.5

Pros

User friendly and very easy to install, smart Drag&Drop mechanism. advanced sound options and audio options for different quality for videos and sound, can convert any format I know of.

Cons

No cons for this one, perfect for everything and free of charge.

Summary

The best converting software I know of.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.5.1.0
  • Added BT update module.
  • Remove the bottom banner.
  • Fiexed some bugs of GUI.
General
Publisher Free Time
Publisher web site http://www.pcfreetime.com
Release Date December 05, 2014
Date Added December 04, 2014
Version 3.5.1.0
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Converters
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 50.43MB
File Name FFSetup3.5.1.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 9,561,781
Downloads Last Week 22,297
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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