FormatFactory

FormatFactory

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 325 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0
  • Total Downloads:
    9,260,669
  • Date Added:
    October 18, 2012
  • File Size:
    51.16MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    37,491
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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There are file converters for all kinds of different files, whether you're converting between different video, audio, or image formats. This might be the first time, however, that we've encountered a program that does all of the above. FormatFactory is an ambitious program that's capable of converting images, videos, and audio files between a number of different formats. Unfortunately, it's not exactly capable of delivering everything it promises.

FormatFactory has a straightforward, intuitive interface; a menu on the left lets users select video, audio, picture, or ROM Device\DVD\CD\ISO. The Advanced menu option even lets users join files together. To use FormatFactory, simply select the kind of file you want to work with, browse to your source folder, confirm the files you want to convert, and click Start. FormatFactory made pretty quick work of most of our files, but its performance wasn't flawless. At one point it inexplicably crashed as we were selecting the files we wanted to convert. When we attempted to convert an MPG to a GIF, something that FormatFactory allegedly permits, it went through the motions of processing but then revealed no actual change in the file. The program comes with a built-in Help file that's not particularly detailed but does contain screenshots to help new users navigate FormatFactory's features. If you need to convert, split, and merge files in a variety of formats, we definitely think FormatFactory is worth checking out. Just be aware that it doesn't always perform as expected.

FormatFactor installs a desktop icon without asking and leaves a folder behind upon removal.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.9

    out of 9 votes

    • 5 star 4
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 325 votes

    • 5 star 165
    • 4 star 58
    • 3 star 20
    • 2 star 15
    • 1 star 67
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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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  • 5 stars

    "Does What It Claims To Do!"

    July 30, 2014   |   By HuggzFaerie

    Version: FormatFactory 3.3.5

    Pros

    It works. It is simple. Have a good number of options available.

    Cons

    When installing it, ensure that you watch out for the "special offers." You can click decline on the offers and your program will still be installed.

    Summary

    I did a test run on the product and it works great. I would even be willing to "pay" for this product if it ever went to a "paid" item.

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  • 1 stars

    "Doesn't seem to do much"

    July 12, 2014   |   By lrobinx

    Version: FormatFactory 3.3.5

    Pros

    Haven't found any "Pros"

    Cons

    I converted one file from mp3 to mp4, but couldn't figure out if there was a way to add photos or slide show to display while audio played. The help files are extremely simplistic and close to useless.

    Summary

    I'm giving it another half hour and if I haven't found some useful features, I will uninstall . . .

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  • 1 stars

    "Doesn't work out of the box"

    July 12, 2014   |   By first-last

    Version: FormatFactory 3.3.5

    Pros

    None, how can I give a pro to a product that never worked?

    Cons

    Doesn't work out of the box, this is the most basic expectation from any SDLC.

    Summary

    Garbage

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  • 1 stars

    "Installs junk and crashes Firefox"

    July 11, 2014   |   By KatieInAthens

    Version: FormatFactory 3.3.5

    Pros

    none for me

    Cons

    I can't begin to know how to use this software - I loaded it, looked at the icons and the descriptors and had no idea what to do. I primarily wanted to be able to copy a CD to my hard drive.

    Summary

    ughhh...It crashed Firefox AND installed junk software - search engine even though I specifically refused any add on software. don't care for such actions!

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 3.0
    In version 3.00: 1 Adjust GUI to support Win8 pad 2 Adjust some profiles of video. 3 Fixed a bug of default bitrate and resolution algorithm 4 Fixed a bug of subtitle. 5 Fixed problems of MP4 muxer.
    General
    Publisher Free Time
    Publisher web site http://www.pcfreetime.com
    Release Date November 15, 2012
    Date Added October 18, 2012
    Version 3.0
    Category
    Category Video Software
    Subcategory Video Converters
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 51.16MB
    File Name FFSetup3.3.5.0.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 9,260,669
    Downloads Last Week 37,491
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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