Free Studio

Free Studio

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 294 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.4.0.1016
  • Total Downloads:
    5,968,305
  • Date Added:
    October 21, 2014
  • File Size:
    93.97MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,505
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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Free Studio provides a convenient set of uploaders, downloaders, converters, and more, all through one streamlined interface. No matter what type of task you're out to complete, you can find the right tool for the job in this suite of programs.

Pros

Clear navigation: The straightforward interface of this app makes it easy to find just the program you're looking for quickly. Options are organized into categories that include Downloaders, Uploaders, Converters, Recorders, and Editors, and clicking on one of these categories brings up a list of between three and eight programs for you to choose from. Each program also has a How to Use link below it that takes you to a quick instructional page for that program.

Lots of options: For each process this app can help you with, you'll have several specialized programs to choose from. For instance, there is a Facebook Uploader, a Video Call Recorder for Skype, a DailyMotion Downloader, and many more.

Cons

Nothing advanced: Because all of the programs perform one specific function, and all of them are free, none of them have particularly advanced capabilities. They offer good, basic options for specific processes, but not much more. Depending on your needs, you can probably also find a program, even a free one, that performs several of the processes at once that the programs included in this app all do separately.

Bottom Line

Free Studio is a nice app to have at your disposal, and since it's free, there's no harm in giving it a try. If you have very specific needs, though, or if you perform certain types of tasks on a large scale, you're probably better off seeking out a specialized program that can more specifically do what you need without having to open multiple programs in the process.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 5 stars

    "I've been using this for years"

    October 15, 2014   |   By XNam360

    Version: Free Studio 6.3.10.923

    Pros

    - Lots of great tools that I've been using for years. Funny thing is, sometimes I don't even realize what I already have with Free Studio and then waste time looking for other software to perform certain tasks, only to realize that Free Studio already lets me do what I wanted to do and do it better than the other software I've been wasting time trying out.

    - You are free to download each tool individually, if you don't want the entire Free Studio package.

    - Updates frequently. Sure, you may sometimes be annoyed at having to update so often when you open this program, but really that's a good thing, because it shows that DVDVideoSoft is constantly keeping this up to date.

    - DVDVideoSoft's customer support forum site will actually help you. I've posted some troubleshooting questions there a few times and always got quick responses.

    Cons

    - Alongside the useful tools included with Free Studio, there are, of course, a few that I never bother with, because there are better software out there.

    For example, I'm not sure what the point of the YouTube and Facebook uploaders are, since you can already do that without help of any tool. The Free Screen Recorder works, but does not capture any sound - no point in having it when I already have Open Broadcasting Software. Similarly, I have no reason to touch the audio editing tool, because I use Audacity. So, it's not that the Free Studio tools are bad, there are just better options out there sometimes.

    Summary

    This package features a bunch of great tools I use all the time (along with some that I never bother with). I download them all at once for convenience, but you're free to download them individually if you don't want to clutter your drive with the tools you know you won't need.

    Here are some of my favorite tools in Free Studio:

    The highlight of this package are the downloaders: I use the YouTube to mp3 Converter and YouTube downloader all the time. Downloading whole playlists or pasting a whole bunch of video links into the window and then letting them all download to completion is easy and fast.

    The Free mp4 Video Converter can handle a whole lot more formats than just mp4, converting both from and to different video formats, so I'm not sure why it's called such. I think they may be selling themselves short.

    Free Video to mp3 is useful when there are sounds I want to capture from videos. Pretty self explanatory.

    The Free Video Editor & Video Flip/Rotate tools are surprisingly useful. To be clear, these are not full fledged video editors. But the video editor can do simple tasks such as cutting out segments from videos very easily and best of all, it does not re-encode the entire video, so it's very fast and doesn't affect the parts you do not edit.

    The Video to JPG Converter is another surprisingly useful tool. This is one of those situations where I wasted time trying to figure out how to do, how to convert a video file into a bunch of image files, and wasted plenty time searching around, trying out other software, only to realize that I already had a good tool that does that all along, included in Free Studio.

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  • 5 stars

    "I have been very happy with the sotware! I recently ha"

    October 08, 2014   |   By m0j0shawn

    Version: Free Studio 6.3.10.923

    Pros

    Easy install, nice interface, and great support!

    Cons

    None so far!

    Summary

    I have been very happy with the sotware! I recently had an issue that was address and corrected in a very timely and courteous manner. Very impressed by the DVDVideoSoft Support Team. Great job guys! 5/5 stars!

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  • 1 stars

    "Used to be good"

    October 03, 2014   |   By brian62h

    Version: Free Studio 6.3.10.923

    Pros

    Used to work well

    Cons

    The stream of popups trying to install dubious software on your PC make it unusable

    Summary

    Used to be good. Didn't mind the ads but the popups trying to install things make it unusable. Looking for an alternative.

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  • 1 stars

    "Norton Reported High Threat virus"

    September 18, 2014   |   By JohnSC100

    Version: Free Studio 6.3.9.906

    Pros

    It works GREAT, but not worth getting infected with viruses and malware.

    Cons

    Norton reported MH690.A High Threat virus and tons of tracking cookies. Installed unwanted programs even though I declined ALL of the requests at install time.

    Summary

    I have used this package for several years and love it. When I rebuilt my computer I installed the latest version and Norton 2014 360 quarantined Freevideoeditor.exe. Norton also removed a ton of tracking cookies. During installation I declined all the requests for other programs, but after the installation (of the programs not quarantined) I checked the un-install programs list and found 2 advertising programs that were installed at the same time as the FreeStudio. I would be happy to by $35 or $40 for this suite if it was clean, but nothing is worth putting my computer at this much risk. On their web site they ask for people to send them evidence of the malware. The cynic in me believes that they want examples so they can re-write the viruses to defeat the virus protection. I really love these programs and now have to find a substitute. CNET really needs to check this out. I used to trust the programs I downloaded from CNET.

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  • 1 stars

    "Contains Malware"

    August 26, 2014   |   By Fozziedog1

    Version: Free Studio 6.3.8.820

    Pros

    None for this upgrade

    Cons

    This upgrade contains a lot of malware

    Summary

    CNET needs to remove it and notify the publisher. It should have been tested before posting it.

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  • 1 stars

    "Will hack all your browsers"

    July 28, 2014   |   By jcece_pa

    Version: Free Studio 6.3.6.716

    Pros

    None, This will hack your browsers.

    Cons

    This app will hack your browsers and good luck getting rig of it. Deleting the program which installed in addition to the youtube downloader did NOT remove Stovi as my default search engine. AND it has disabled Google. How I will change this I have yet to figure out. Thankfully it's worse on IE, and Firefox is working ok for now. That's why I downloaded through IE - I don't really use the browser anymore anyway.

    Shame on CNET for recommending.

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  • 1 stars

    "No longer true"

    April 27, 2014   |   By Laylong

    Version: Free Studio 6.2.4.1230

    Pros

    If you can find an old enough version and not update it, you might be safe.

    Cons

    Ad bloated
    Not as straight forward as it used to be
    Spawns pop ups and suspicious download prompts
    Freezes and crashes if you close said pop ups

    Summary

    About a year or so ago when dirpy.com first got taken down, this managed to be the best thing to replace it. Since then every update that has been put out for this software has either obfuscated the interface, added ads, or worse. The program in it's current version is no longer safe or even usable.

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  • 1 stars

    "Infested with Adware"

    April 07, 2014   |   By EdwardG424

    Version: Free Studio 6.2.4.1230

    Pros

    Has some useful functions

    Cons

    Completely infested with adware, spyware, and browser hijackers. Use at your own extreme risk.

    Summary

    Was good, now garbage.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent free utilities and all in the same package"

    April 06, 2014   |   By tbreak

    Version: Free Studio 6.2.4.1230

    Pros

    Such a handy toolkit to keep on the PC and for FREE!!

    Cons

    Have to update near every time I use an item (tho it's not really a con cos it means it's always got the latest stuff on it)!

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  • 5 stars

    "Simple and useful"

    March 20, 2014   |   By missmaril

    Version: Free Studio 6.2.4.1230

    Pros

    Lots of great applications in one place.

    Cons

    Adverting of malware products in installation box.

    Summary

    Make sure you uncheck extra software.

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    What's new in version 6.4.0.1016
    Version 6.4.0.1016 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
    General
    Publisher DVDVideoSoft
    Publisher web site http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/
    Release Date October 20, 2014
    Date Added October 21, 2014
    Version 6.4.0.1016
    Category
    Category MP3 & Audio Software
    Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows
    Additional Requirements .NET Framework 2.0 SP2
    Download Information
    File Size 93.97MB
    File Name FreeStudio.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 5,968,305
    Downloads Last Week 1,505
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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