Freemake Video Converter

Freemake Video Converter

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Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 797 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.0.0.3
File Size:
1.21MB
Date Added:
January 18, 2011
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
1,454,340
Downloads Last Week:
3,551
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0

Editors' review

Freemake Video Converter is an application mainly for converting video files to other formats, but offers other converting and downloading features as well.

This application is a worthwhile download. The layout is very simple, making it easy to understand how to use it. Freemake offers a row of media buttons at the top and bottom of the window, which are labeled clearly and are simple to use. It is very easy to navigate the various steps required to convert videos and audio as well as download videos and audio from the Internet. The waiting time varies from one conversion job to the next, depending on the size and type. Converting a t3-minute audio file to MP3 can be done in less than a minute, while converting a 15-minute video to WMV can take over an hour and a half.

The program's Help pages are very good. The tutorials come with a short video as well as images which are very easy to understand. There seem to be a lot of hidden gems in this converter as well, such as a few editing features for videos and the ability to add subtitles to your videos when you rip them from your DVDs. You can also convert photos and have plenty of conversion options.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.1

    out of 797 votes

    • 5 star: 462
    • 4 star: 161
    • 3 star: 50
    • 2 star: 24
    • 1 star: 100
  • Current Version:

    3.9

    out of 16 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 6
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 5 stars

    "Great Program - Love it"

    August 02, 2014   |   By myjoe22

    Version: Freemake Video Converter 4.1.4.1

    Pros

    Great tool for converting video to other formats. And you could also trim videos to. Much better the Machette Video Trimmer. You don't have to worry about finding key frames, which is a pain. And you don't loose any quality in the conversion or when trimming videos. I recommended highly

    Cons

    Watch for the junk-ware that it tries to install. Use the custom install instead of the express to avoid adding unneeded extra free-ware to your computer

    Summary

    Love it. I recommend it to all

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  • 4 stars

    "Concerns about Linkey?"

    July 25, 2014   |   By michelle.wallace.965928

    Version: Freemake Video Converter 4.1.4.1

    Pros

    As for Freemake Video Converter, I have found it to be a great and easy tool. You have several conversion options, and can cue videos to be converted. I am currently using it to convert MP4 files into AVI, and haven't noticed any quality change. It's one of the better conversion tools out there. Unfortunately, it does come bundled with unwanted programs, so be smart when installing it.

    Cons

    About Linkey...

    Linkey is not a virus - but it does have the traits of one. It hijacks all of your browsers' settings, and is just generally invasive. If you have it, a quick google search can inform you how to remove it. I recommend using AdwCleaner.

    Linkey, and other programs like itself, are often bundled with free software. An easy way to avoid such installations is to check the "custom install" option when downloading freeware, and uncheck any optional features.

    (It is a good idea to run a virus protection software and AdwCleaner after installation regardless, as some unwanted programs/potential threats can pop up anyways.)

    Summary

    Freemake Video Converter is a quick and easy tool, but be sure to select "custom install" when downloading to avoid any optional software. Linkey and it's assets can be removed if currently installed with AdwCleaner.

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  • 1 stars

    "Watch Out - Linkey Is Coming."

    June 29, 2014   |   By Basuto9

    Version: Freemake Video Converter 4.1.4.1

    Pros

    None right now - it WAS my favorite video converter.

    Cons

    It doesn't seem to give you any way NOT to install something called "Linkey", regardless of what you click/unclick. I looked up Linkey and this pretty much sums it up:
    "Linkey is a browser plugin, which can be downloaded from the Internet. However, in most of the cases it sneaks inside computers in a bundle with freeware and shareware as a 'free addition' or 'additional download'. In order to avoid this, so you have to pay more attention to the installation process of such programs and find this check mark that says that you agree to install Linkey on your computer. When this program enters the system, it shows up on all web browsers that are installed on it. That's because it's compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox browsers. Technically, Linkey is not a virus. However, it may start acting up by displaying continuous pop-up advertisements, initiating browser's redirections and causing similar things. In order to avoid that, you should remove Linkey."

    Summary

    A shame that something great like Freemake is now attempting to force the consumer to add unwanted software. If I missed anything and Freemake can now be downloaded WITHOUT Linkey, please let us know.

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