Free Movie DVD Maker

Free Movie DVD Maker

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 223 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.8
  • Total Downloads:
    1,259,375
  • Date Added:
    December 14, 2013
  • File Size:
    28.23MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,973
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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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.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    1.6

    out of 8 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 6
  • All Versions

    3.1

    out of 223 votes

    • 5 star 56
    • 4 star 58
    • 3 star 24
    • 2 star 14
    • 1 star 71
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5 stars

"Great software"

November 16, 2014  |  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!!

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1 stars

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

August 05, 2014  |  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 *************.

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1 stars

"Worst burn I have ever seen"

April 22, 2014  |  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.

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1 stars

"Nag screens on DVD"

March 27, 2014  |  By mikel99

 |  Version: Free Movie DVD Maker 3.8

Pros

It does let you create a movie DVD.

Cons

DVD created with nag screens - very distracting. This was not indicated in any way in the description.

Summary

Shareware, not freeware.

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1 stars

"Program is free with less than basic function"

February 28, 2014  |  By os101king

 |  Version: Free Movie DVD Maker 3.8

Pros

None, really. Beyond Windows DVD maker. None that can be seen in the free version.

Cons

Deceitful marketing. Screw you, CNET for giving it a free description with no caveats.

Summary

Program worked, but free version adds an ad for itself before every scene. Can't save projects. Useless. Worse than that, deceitful marketing. Buy another if you buy, f**k these greedy pricks.

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2 stars

"what you expect.."

January 22, 2014

 |  Version: Free Movie DVD Maker 3.8

Pros

freeware..

Cons

The Installaton opens in Temprorary Files..and Windows Stops it from installing Files..this thing is Full of Viruses not Pros..

Summary

I assume CNet should Provide more accurate addresses..

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1 stars

"Absolute garbage"

December 24, 2013  |  By fr8trainPL

 |  Version: Free Movie DVD Maker 3.8

Pros

Nothing...

Cons

Ads...ads everywhere.

Summary

I expected there to be ads at the beginning of video, but this crap actually inserts them between every clip...I wanted to make a thirty minute video from random videos I have on my computer, but the hundreds of ads made the video impossible to watch.

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1 stars

"Free software wooo"

December 23, 2013  |  By SE_5

 |  Version: Free Movie DVD Maker 3.8

Pros

easy install
Fast and easy to add videos and or pictures

Cons

1. Advertisement embedded in the beginning of the DVD ( not it does not tell you this is going to be added.
2 labeled as free software when it should be label as shareware.

Summary

Alas another free software that isn't actually free. Free software developers make their application well and for free maybe donations. This type of Free insult the user work by without their knowledge add an advertisement to the beginning of the video saying pay money to get rid of me. this is not free in my definition. this is why i rated this software a one. Had the software been properly labeled as free with limitations / advertisement, or at the very least a notice that the DVD would be embedded i might have rated this a three, but again to me it is not worthy.

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Full Specifications

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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 SourceTec Software
Publisher web site http://www.sothink.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 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows Me
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 28.23MB
File Name dvdmaker.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,259,375
Downloads Last Week 2,973
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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