Freemake Video Converter

Freemake Video Converter

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 801 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1.8
  • Total Downloads:
    1,474,091
  • Date Added:
    August 13, 2010
  • File Size:
    1.21MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,365
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    5.0

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    out of 801 votes

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    • 4 star 162
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    • 2 star 24
    • 1 star 103
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1 stars

"Don't Install"

October 17, 2014  |  By alanspam

 |  Version: Freemake Video Converter 4.1.5

Pros

Used to be good

Cons

What was a decent converter is now loaded with spyware which even if you take care to de-select all the options in a custom installation, continues to screw your computer

Summary

Norton blocked multiple malware attacks on my computer following installation and I even had problems with Internet Explorer following a system restore. I would avoid this at all costs

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4 stars

"Great all around free converter"

October 15, 2014  |  By techman93

 |  Version: Freemake Video Converter 4.1.5

Pros

-Simple interface.
-Very easy to use.
-Can convert a lot of video and audio formats.

Cons

-No drag and drop.
-Would have liked being able to crop video isn't available in this.
-Crappy adware attempt on install. (Most AV/Antimalare programs will detect this)

Summary

This is a decent free video converter. If they allowed drag and drop this would be way faster to use than having to select each file. I hope they do this in the future.

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1 stars

"AVG Detected AdLoad OpenCandy during custom install"

October 13, 2014

 |  Version: Freemake Video Converter 4.1.5

Pros

Haven't tried the program yet. Maybe I'll increase the rating after I've used it a while.

Cons

Attempted to install malware/adware.

Summary

AVG seems to have blocked and removed the offensive included software. I'll run a full system check now and see if anything comes of it. I know it's free, but they package adware into the installer and then ask you for a donation immediately when the install completes. Not a good way to encourage a donation.

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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 XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
Download Information
File Size 1.21MB
File Name FreemakeVideoConverterSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,474,091
Downloads Last Week 3,365
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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