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Free Studio

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Free Studio bundles DVDVideoSoft's numerous free video, audio, and image tools into a versatile suite. Despite its many choices, a well-designed control panel makes it extremely easy to access just what you need.

Free Studio requires at least 278MB of free disk space, quite a substantial package for freeware. The check boxes that set the developer's Web site and search engine as defaults were already selected by the installation wizard (can't blame them for trying); we unchecked them, of course. Free Studio's unique interface is one of the most sensibly designed we've seen. Aside from its attractive 3D graphics, it's laid out in eight large buttons accessing important features: YouTube, for Web video; MP3 & Audio, for your tunes; CD, BD, DVD, for ripping, burning, dubbing, and converting; DVD & Video, for playback; Photos & Images, for your pictures; Mobiles, for cell phone vids and apps; Apple Devices; and 3D, for making 3D videos and images. A slider button on top of Free Studio's interface toggles the animated intro on and off.

We were curious about the 3D items, so we started there. The 3D button accesses two tools, Free 3D Photo Maker and Free 3D Video Maker. The photo tool seemed very easy to use, but it requires 3D glasses to view images, which we didn't have handy, so we moved on to the Mobile selection, which offered a page full of small apps designed for specific brands, formats, and devices, such as Android, Nokia, Samsung, Sony PSP, XBox, and Nintendo. Each shared a simple, wizard-based interface, as did most of the other tools bundled in Free Studio; for instance, the disc-burning section contained not only audio and video disc burners but also video and audio conversion tools like Free Audio CD to MP3. The DVD & Video section offers 10 tools for recording, converting, dubbing, and sharing video. Some tools, such as the 3D video and photo apps, show up in more than one section, which we think is fine since it makes them more accessible.

DVDVideoSoft's multimedia tools are easy to use and good performers. We'd like to see links to a Help file or other assistance for the individual tools, though we encountered nothing confusing or unclear. We think Free Studio is a great idea, bundling together a full suite of competent, straightforward video and audio freeware.

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    3.8 stars

    out of 287 votes

    • 5 star: 117
    • 4 star: 86
    • 3 star: 26
    • 2 star: 13
    • 1 star: 45
  • Current version:

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not happy with this one..."

    August 20, 2012  |   By lupealsidez

    Version: Free Studio 5.6.3.723

    Pros

    none....nothing to write about

    Cons

    took long to install, then never worked

    Summary

    But it did install some tune up utilities that I didn't want or need, and took long to remove!
    not cool

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Free Studio and Free Trouble!"

    July 31, 2012  |   By Araha

    Version: Free Studio 5.6.3.723

    Pros

    Converts between files! Almost!

    Cons

    Chased by the Tool Bar dog! Converts limited number of files. Takes what seems eternity for conversion. 'Wanna increase speed 6 times? Install the Tool Bar, or suffer the consequences' is what you get freely every time you start the program.

    Summary

    Add a number of files for conversion, leave the table and go fishing. Come back to see how well it has failed to do the job! What a faithful friend! The app is designed to work nicely once or twice, then it begins to reveal its true face. Failure, failure and failure... Patience is at stake! Yeah, it's because you didn't install their tool bar! OK then, my free good bye!

    Updated on Aug 7, 2012

    I forgot to mention I tried the conversion 'Video to DVD'. Another thing I noticed is that once the conversion process is started you cannot stop it by any means although there is the 'Stop' button provided. I had to take the risk of switching off the computer manually. It happened twice.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "LAME CONVERSIONS TAKE FOR EVER"

    July 25, 2012  |   By techcrazey

    Version: Free Studio 5.6.3.723

    Pros

    LOTS OF TOOLS

    Cons

    CANNOT RIP DVD'S ANYMORE, 3D CONVERTER DOES NOT WORK AND NEVER HAS. CONVERTERS TAKE UP TO 99% OF PC RESOURCES AND TAKE A VERY LONG TIME. FOR INSTANCE IT TOOK 24 HOURS TO CONVERT A MOVIE TO AVI HD AND WHEN IT COMPLETED IT WAS SAME QUALITY AS THE STANDARD MOVIE I CONVERTED. FOR 24 HOURS COULD NOT PLAY GAMES OR CARRY OUT MY USUAL TASKS.

    Summary

    THIS IS A LEARNING TOOL FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT EXPERIENCED WITH VIDEO CONVERSION AND THAT'S ALL NOTHING MORE.

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