Freemake Video Converter

Freemake Video Converter

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 804 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1.8
  • Total Downloads:
    1,502,353
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 13, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.21MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4,201
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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Freemake Video Converter promises to be to Windows users what Handbrake is to Mac users. This free app is built using Microsoft's .NET Framework 4, which is a programming model that allows developers to provide software with interfaces that are easy to use and visually-appealing. Certainly, both are true when it comes to Freemake, which offers a Mac-like window with rounded edges and large, explicit function buttons.

Downloading and installing Freemake Video Converter is a painless process, and the app takes up a moderate amount of space (30MB) on your hard drive. As noted, the main window is very straightforward. Lining the top are media buttons for video, audio, DVD, and photo, each with a plus symbol adjacent to indicate that's how one can add the various file types. Once files are added, another set of soft keys along the bottom of the window lets you easily select the format you want to convert to.

Freemake Video Converter can transcode a huge array of video file types, including AVI, MOV, M4V, MP4, and FLV, and it can convert from virtually any audio file type into MP3. It also throws in photo support as an added bonus (not necessary, in our opinion, but still nice). It also works for backing up DVDs into a variety of video formats, and the program includes some handy helpers for converting video directly into a file type that's compatible with a particular device such as an iPhone 4, a Sony PSP, or a Zune. Freemake also offers companion freeware--Video Downloader--that lets you download content directly from sites such as Veoh and YouTube and covert in the process.

In our tests, we focused mainly on the video aspect of Freemake since that's its main purpose. The software converted a variety of file types flawlessly to MP4 for our iPod Touch. The process was fairly slow--three videos totaling 17 minutes took more than 20 minutes to convert. Ripping from DVD presented some problems; the program crashed during once and was generally painfully slow. But it did get the job done--for free--so we're willing to forgive some shortcomings. To improve performance and avoid impatience, we recommend doing your conversion jobs overnight.

 
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  • Current Version

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5 stars

"Awesomeness"

August 19, 2010  |  By rahmanroni

 |  Version: Freemake Video Converter 1.1.8

Pros

Preserves quality, far range of formats supported, fast, stable.

Cons

No support for MKV files, but who cares, no one uses mkv

Summary

Overall a really good converter

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5 stars

"Fast, easy to use and best of all it's free!"

August 18, 2010  |  By ageorgiev

 |  Version: Freemake Video Converter 1.1.8

Pros

Very simple and clean user interface. Easy to use.

Cons

None noted.

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5 stars

"works great fairly fast to ,and Free . VISTA 64bit"

August 16, 2010  |  By beat106

 |  Version: Freemake Video Converter 1.1.8

Pros

great program that works for Free . tryed AVS6 rr watermark ,Any Video Converter no sound rr .avi/dvd no probs

Cons

there are none yet .strange start to movie but play play how hard is that

Summary

GOOD FREE CONVERTER ;) Aaa at last :) !!

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5 stars

"Works great, good alternative to TVC."

August 13, 2010  |  By mattg555

 |  Version: Freemake Video Converter 1.1.8

Pros

Has most of the options you will need to convert files. Includes flv to avi, etc.

Cons

Can't make gifs out of videos but that's okay, no big deal.

Summary

Finally a great free converter. :)

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.1.8
Version 1.1.8 adds the ability of uploading DVD to YouTube, adds support for Double-Layer DVD and Mini DVD, increases YouTube video uploading limit from 10 to 15 minutes, adds the preset 320x240 for 3GP.
General
Publisher Freemake
Publisher web site http://www.freemake.com
Release Date August 04, 2010
Date Added August 13, 2010
Version 1.1.8
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Converters
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
Download Information
File Size 1.21MB
File Name FreemakeVideoConverterSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,502,353
Downloads Last Week 4,201
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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