Download.com Shuttlecock
  • Navigation
  • open search
Close

PLATFORMS

POPULAR LINKS

CATEGORIES

HELP & SETTINGS

Free Movie DVD Maker

Free
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 230 votes out of 15 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.8
  • Total Downloads:
    1,454,465
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 14, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    28.23MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,352
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in DVD Burners

Editors' Review

+

Think Free Movie DVD Maker lets you compose and burn high-quality DVDs from your movie clips. It handles a wide range of video formats as well as DVD output types, including HD DVDs up 1080p in resolution. With drag-and-drop, clip editing, zoom mode, and menu options, it can produce high-quality DVDs compatible with any DVD player. Free Movie DVD Maker places a splash screen before segments; a premium version removes the ads and includes lifetime support and updates.

The thing we like best about Free Movie DVD Maker's user interface is the easy way you can toggle between Detail and Thumbnails views, not to mention the slider that lets you scale the view to see both details and thumbnails. We could also turn off thumbnails altogether. We added files by dragging and dropping them into the program and by clicking Add. We could move clips up and down to change the playback order. A sidebar to the right of the main view is tabbed for three features: Settings, including burner, disc size, TV format (NTSC or PAL) and zoom mode (letterbox, pan-and-scan, and stretch); Advanced, which let us further customize our settings; and DVD Menu, which includes options such as fonts and buttons. A helpful preview displays each page's content as thumbnails. The only glitch, if we can even call it that, came when we tried to load a video titled in non-Western characters. A pop-up message flagged the nonstandard video and advised us to close the clip and rename it, which we did. Subsequently, it loaded normally in the program's queue. You don't have to burn a disc right away: Free Movie DVD Maker will save your project as a DVD file you can burn later (we did both). The program's Help file includes sections specifically for Beginners and Advanced users.

We made our choices and clicked Burn. The program created our DVD in very respectable time, though of course your system's resources will bear on the overall speed. Each clip's progress was tracked in the main list. End result? Our finished DVD played normally in our DVD player.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+
  • Current Version

    1.9

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 10
  • All Versions

    3.0

    out of 230 votes

    • 5 star 56
    • 4 star 60
    • 3 star 25
    • 2 star 14
    • 1 star 75
  • My rating

    0 stars

    Write review

Results 1–10 of 15

4 stars

"Free Movie DVD Maker"

December 31, 2015

2015-12-31 22:13:30

 |  Version: Free Movie DVD Maker 3.8

Pros

works great for me.

Cons

splash screens on unregistered version but the description said this.

Summary

I would purchase this program to avoid splash screens. No problems on my Dell Optiplex 790. with 16 gb.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

1 stars

"Crashes and freezes"

December 30, 2015  |  By bopeltzman

2015-12-30 16:53:40  |  By bopeltzman

 |  Version: Free Movie DVD Maker 3.8

Pros

Nice interface

Cons

Crashes every time I open it. Tried their suggestions (install on different drive) but stil can't get it to work. Won't even let me register it.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

1 stars

"McAfee flagged this as a trojan."

October 28, 2015

2015-10-28 15:19:33

 |  Version: Free Movie DVD Maker 3.8

Pros

No Feedback as I was unable to use it

Cons

No Feedback as I was unable to use it

Summary

McAfee flagged this as a trojan, Artemis!AE916125D5D1 to be exact. Thumbs down CNET, how did this make it through your virus filters. Might be a false positive, but I'm not going to find out.

Reply to this review Read reply (1)

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

3 stars

"I've burned 100's of disks with it, was happy, now dead"

September 18, 2015  |  By MrkcuhC

2015-09-18 08:42:00  |  By MrkcuhC

 |  Version: Free Movie DVD Maker 3.8

Pros

Easy to use. Templates provide some nice basic layouts. Can easily add music DVD menu, and change the background picture. For a free program was quite happy with it.

Cons

1. The templates give you some variety of menu layouts, but you can't move where the thumbnails go, which destroys many background pictures, I want to be able to move the thumbnails.

2. It isn't real fast -- but I think that's typical.

3. You can't save your project, so you add files, tweak the menus, add music, do it all...and you can't save it. That's a huge oversight.

4. Out of the blue, it just is useless. I'm trying to burn a DVD, it does everything up to the actual DVD burn (which I've done 100's of times with this program), now it puts it in a folder and tells me to use some other software and some settings to get it to a DVD...very frustrated.

Summary

Used to love it...then, suddenly, it won't do the actual DVD burn...so after using it to create 100's of DVD's, I need to find a new tool, as it just became totally useless.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

1 stars

"Claims free like most dvd programs, but much worse"

September 07, 2015  |  By sethschaffner

2015-09-07 00:14:39  |  By sethschaffner

 |  Version: Free Movie DVD Maker 3.8

Pros

It produced a dvd from a video file for free

Cons

Did not let me know it would be writing watermark disclaimer on the dvd,
when I hit play it says it was written using sothink dvd maker before playing content.
since it is not a rewritable dvd, I now have a dvd I have to throw away.

Summary

For the dishonest approach to business, I would not pick them. I did not bother to view any other part of the quality afterwards.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

1 stars

"works fine, the hijack your video"

March 11, 2015

2015-03-11 06:37:29

 |  Version: Free Movie DVD Maker 3.8

Pros

quick, easy to use

Cons

the put a video at the front of yours saying that the software used to burn this dvd is theirs.... EXTREMELY unprofessional.

Summary

I deleted the software.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

4 stars

"Installed and worked fine."

January 24, 2015  |  By sputnut

2015-01-24 17:24:40  |  By sputnut

 |  Version: Free Movie DVD Maker 3.8

Pros

Works as good as any other movie producer I have ever used.

Cons

Users not smart enough to click the box to prevent all the changes and ads who complain about them afterward.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

5 stars

"Great software"

November 16, 2014  |  By keith_newnham

2014-11-16 17:32:08  |  By keith_newnham

 |  Version: Free Movie DVD Maker 3.8

Pros

Works well, easy to use, all over great program!

Cons

Puts screen up advertising that DVD was created by this free software before each item!!

Summary

Had this a couple of years ago on my old computer and nearly thought twice about re-installing it now from the reviews. Sooooooo glad I ignored them!! It's as good as it was then!!!!!

Can't see why people are complaining about advertising from it, I can only assume they don't know about saying no to extra software when downloading (There is a button that says 'decline' on the first 4-5 stages of download system, this is advertising from Download.com, NOT the actual software!!) It's great!!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

1 stars

"C R A P. D O N O T D O W N L O A D!"

August 05, 2014  |  By tvmuzik

2014-08-05 02:34:45  |  By tvmuzik

 |  Version: Free Movie DVD Maker 3.8

Pros

Save your time, blank DVDs, and disc space by NOT downloading this crap.
Once I read the description I knew right away Not to download this falsely advertised crapware.

There are BETTER DVD-authoring software than this.

Cons

This was categorized as "free" when it should be categorized as SHAREWARE.

This "free" software leaves ads on your DVD making it totally useless

Summary

There are better DVD-authoring programs on the market, much more worthy.
I recommend *************.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

1 stars

"Worst burn I have ever seen"

April 22, 2014  |  By SeaWolf925

2014-04-22 10:13:17  |  By SeaWolf925

 |  Version: Free Movie DVD Maker 3.8

Pros

East to use

Cons

Worst burn ever, Windows media maker beats it hands down.

Summary

Burned movie with Windows Media Maker; it had some skips in it. Downloaded this software hoping for a better burn. This burn constantly skipped and all the audio was gabbled. Complete waste of time downloading and installing this software.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

Results 1–10 of 15

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Free Movie DVD Maker
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update Your Review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
What's new in version 3.8
  • In DVD Menu, user can modify the template and save as new template.
  • Support creating menu without background audio.
  • Support creating menu for 16:9 screen.
  • Enable users to trim video in the preview window, not in the pop-up window.
  • Add the function of cropping video.
  • Support closing/sleeping computer after finishing burning.
  • Fixed Bug: Can not add some FLV files; preview some FLV files without images.
General
Publisher SothinkMedia Software
Publisher web site http://www.sothinkmedia.com
Release Date July 16, 2012
Date Added December 14, 2013
Version 3.8
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory DVD Burners
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 28.23MB
File Name dvdmaker.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,454,465
Downloads Last Week 3,352
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Free Movie DVD Maker

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK