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.
Freemake Video Converter is an absolutely free video tool that converts virtually any video file : H.264, AVI, MP4, MKV, WMV, MPG, 3GP, SWF, FLV, TOD, AVCHD, MOV, QT, TS, MTS, OGG, WebM and more. Freemake Video Converter allows to download and convert YouTube, Facebook, or Vimeo videos by a quick copy/paste of video URL. Freemake Video Converter rips and re-encodes DVD's to any number of formats, including MPEG2, MP4, WMV, MKV, AVI, SWF. It has a number of presets that allow you to encode a movie for any number of devices, from an iPhone to PS3 and Android devices. Freemake Video Converter allows to quickly create photo slideshows and upload them or MP3 to Youtube. Due to the advanced preset editor, you can customize conversion parameters and create your own presets. The program takes advantage of NVIDIA's Cuda and DirectX Video Acceleration technologies to route the encoding work to graphics cards thus delivering more efficient conversion.
What's new in this version:
Version 3.0.2 added the new presets for Apple iPad 2, iPad 3, iPhone 4S.