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Would you like a super-easy way to capture video frames and convert them into JPEG stills? Or generate a series of images showing a sequence from your favorite movie? Or create picture albums out of family videos? DVDVideoSoft's Free Video to JPG Converter is your production assistant. This free tool makes it easy to capture still images from video files and save them as JPEG images, the most common format by far. It can sample frames at rates you select or copy every frame, though you can also limit the total number of frames to keep things from getting out of hand with long movies.
This program's simple, colorful interface is shared with the developer's other conversion tools, and it has a similar layout, with buttons for adding or removing files and arrows for moving them up or down in the queue. Under Extract, we could set how and when the tool sampled images. It can sample 10, 30, 50, 100, 500, or 1,000 frames, or in intervals of 1, 2, 5, 10, and 20 seconds. We could also check boxes labeled Every to have the program extract images after every number of frames or seconds we specified, as opposed to in total. Together with the drop-down list of total frames and the check box to sample Every Frame, Free Video to JPEG Converter offers enough combinations to sample a wide range of videos from beginning to end or to focus attention on certain passages or scenes. Few options confront the user: we could change the interface language and skin, display the log file, and set the program to shut our system down when done; and choose an output directory, but that's it.
We made our selections and started the process, which Free Video to JPEG Converter tracked in a pop-up. When the tool finished, we opened the destination folder. The program had saved our images in a folder labeled with the name of the video. The sequentially numbered JPEG images it created opened normally in our viewer. We were impressed with the quality of our new images, too.
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Free Video to JPG Converter is a tool to make video snapshots and extract frames from video files to JPG files with one mouse click. It is an ideal tool to make photo galleries from your home video. You can extract for example every hundredth video frame or frames in every 10 seconds.
Tries to install adware in the installer, but this is EASY to opt out of!
Program works exactly as expected, dumps all jpegs to a folder in My Pictures. Program tries to push a bunch of malware at you (but hey, what free software doesn't these days?) and its easy to opt-out. I use this regularly for work to select a proper thumbnail image for videos. It's a real life saver.
The software tries to install many different unwanted software titles during the process that is easy to miss. Once installed it did not work as expected. The settings of where to grab the screenshots did not correspond to the real video.
Easy to un-check the additional software installations.
Disabled my anti-virus software so it can finish installing.
Why does this software need to disable Chrome and my anti-virus software? Hit the cancel button, restart your anti-virus software, and do a complete scan. Just because an installer doesn't "contain" viruses, doesn't mean it can't download them from the internet while installing. Call me overly cautious but I'll look for something else to do the job.
You don't have to install it, but if you're not paying attention it is preset to include extra software. During the install, there isn't a section to say you don't want them. You have to click on "custom installation" and then uncheck the boxes. Do that for both and no extra software is installed.
Ideally they would make it a little more clear and intuitive choice to not install, but I guess the price for free is that we pay a bit more attention.
None - BUT I never ran the program because of what it did to my browser - so this review has nothing to do with the functionality of the program.
1. Changed my browser's home page 2. Changed my search engine 3. Added another App - I don't know what it was for 4. Added an odious tool bar to my browser. 5. Installed two addons 6. When I uninstalled it removed both apps but left browser mods in place. I got rid of them myself.
If an app does that kind of stuff without my permission, I do not want it on my machine no matter how good it is at its job.