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:
    3.7
  • Total Downloads:
    1,167,866
  • Date Added:
    May 20, 2011
  • File Size:
    28.23MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,208
  • 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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  • Current Version

    3.1

    out of 61 votes

    • 5 star 14
    • 4 star 16
    • 3 star 12
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 18
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    out of 223 votes

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

"If Obama had a DVD/Burning program....................."

November 01, 2013  |  By PaulRevere123

 |  Version: Free Movie DVD Maker 3.7

Pros

It's Free, Whooo Hoooooo!

Cons

Just like the Obamacare website, it's a total disaster.

Summary

If you like frustration..............press download and get a load of..............

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1 stars

"THIS THING SUCKS ASS"

October 26, 2013  |  By ospreyfishco

 |  Version: Free Movie DVD Maker 3.7

Pros

NONE AT ALL THAT CAN BE FOUND

Cons

ALL... SLOW AS HELL!!!!

Summary

SLOWER THAN HELL RUNNING ON AN I7 QUAD CORE EXTREME 3.2 GHZ... WHAT A PIECE OF CRAP

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1 stars

"Destroys your system. Do not download."

September 26, 2013  |  By teromal

 |  Version: Free Movie DVD Maker 3.7

Pros

none at all

Cons

It takes forever to make a dvd with lots of added ads and then you can only watch movies made with this program. I had a lot of movies already on my hard drive and none would play after installing this program. I uninstalled it and luckily I have every thing back to normal.

Summary

Don't even waste your time downloading it and Cnet should remove it.

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1 stars

"Do not pay for this"

September 25, 2013  |  By LifeVirus

 |  Version: Free Movie DVD Maker 3.7

Pros

Can't really think of any.

Cons

After waiting almost the entire length of the move I wanted to watch for encoding, I was greeted with "failed to create dvd menu". No problem I though, I'll just tweak the parameters. No, that won't work. Now, I have to go through the entire encoding process again, effectively making me wait an hour and half more than I would have if I just watched the movie. I've never really had high expectations for CNET, but this is a new level of disappointment. I'm just glad this program showed its true usefulness before I gave you any money.

Summary

Sorely disappointed, but that is nothing new for me and this company. Also, you downloaded a program without my authorization, MpPC Backup or something to that affect. Underhanded tactics by a lackluster company producing faulty products, what a great example to set for the industry! If this is an example of other products you provide, free is about the price you should charge for everything.

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4 stars

"Efficient and reasonably fast"

August 04, 2013

 |  Version: Free Movie DVD Maker 3.7

Pros

Try ripping blu ray with Aiseesoft Blu Ray Ripper then use this program to convert to DVD. I hear it works wonderful.

Cons

Can't move the menu buttion

Summary



Updated on Aug 4, 2013

The option to insert subtitles isn't through a tick box or selecting a path to a .srt file. The creators of the software don't even tell you how to do it on their website. You find out through internet forums that you have to include the subtitles in the same folder as the movie and with the same name. And the subtitles are freaking huge on this. Very backdoor-ish, but still works and by no means a dealbreaker.

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1 stars

"Stay away from this one."

July 14, 2013  |  By HubbardEndures

 |  Version: Free Movie DVD Maker 3.7

Pros

It burns a dvd. That's about the only nice thing I can say.

Cons

It's a demo-it inserts advertisements into every chapter you burn. The software install doesn't tell you it adds about 4 other media 'handlers', and these will screw up most systems... I lost sound on my playback of any video immediately. After uninstalling EVERYTHING, I got sound back, but then it had messed up all my other settings... I first noticed because suddenly I had subtitles of gibberish popping up on everything.

Summary

Stay away from this product. It's either EXTREMELY poorly designed, or (more likely) it is borderline malicious software. I'm so angry about this one I might avoid download.com after this. If this is the software they support, boo to them.

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5 stars

"AWESOME!!!"

July 08, 2013  |  By solo247

 |  Version: Free Movie DVD Maker 3.7

Pros

I have searched a long time for a soft that converts and burns video files onto dvd, and luckily I came across Sothink Movie DVD Maker a few days ago, and it does just what it claims, plus does what other software wish they could do as easy! If you wish to make a standard dvd movie that plays on any player, this software does it flawlessly. And, it doesn't matter what type of video format you have, it does the job automatically! It's simply fantastic!!

Cons

nothing really worth mentioning. The pluses are greater!

Summary

Am using the free-ware version Sothink Movie DVD Maker, and it does the job I want it to. So, I Highly recommend it for all users!

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5 stars

"Jesus Christ!"

May 06, 2013  |  By fujitsulover

 |  Version: Free Movie DVD Maker 3.7

Pros

Being disabled and unable to work, I am glad for free even with the ad.

Cons

Thank you!

Summary

to God of Adam and Eve, thank you that even a disabled person like me can enjoy life for free. If it were not for you LORD, I would be suffering right now. my God, you are the greatest. There is only you that is good! I am embarrassed that I get everything for free just for serving you daily.

Updated on May 13, 2013

Jesus Christ! I still think 1 ad in the front of every clip is a small price to pay for a program that looks very professional. Thank you.

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5 stars

"Creates quality DVDs, with sound and picture in sync."

April 08, 2013  |  By DVD_Maker

 |  Version: Free Movie DVD Maker 3.7

Pros

This software is simple, intuitive and fast (very fast on a quad core machine, as the video conversions are done in parallel). There are plenty of options for DVD menus and it produces high quality DVDs up to a running length of about 4 hours.

Cons

In the free version of the software, it puts an advertising banner page at the start of each video clip. This is a small compromise to get free software. I have been using this for a while now and havn't found any other problems.

Summary

I have tried a number of DVD makers and this is easily the best. When converting FLV video files, most of the other programs cause the picture and sound to go out of sync, this one does not. I strongly recommend that you try this software.

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1 stars

"Ad for pro between each file. Dont download."

March 24, 2013  |  By MikeLaconia

 |  Version: Free Movie DVD Maker 3.7

Pros

Free download allows you to burn a workign DVD.

Cons

It doesnt tell you but it puts an advertisement between each separate file that you burn on the DVD. Not just at the begining. Between. Each. Separate. File. To get rid of it on the next DVD you burn, you need to buy the Pro version for $35 and you dont find out until you have already wasted one DVD. If I had known, I NEVER would have downloaded.

Summary

Dont download!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.7
New DVD menu templates added.
General
Publisher SourceTec Software
Publisher web site http://www.sothink.com/
Release Date March 30, 2011
Date Added May 20, 2011
Version 3.7
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory DVD Burners
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003, Windows 98, Windows, Windows Me
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 28.23MB
File Name dvdmaker.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,167,866
Downloads Last Week 4,208
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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