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Freemake Video Converter

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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 versions:

    4.1 stars

    out of 787 votes

    • 5 star: 456
    • 4 star: 159
    • 3 star: 50
    • 2 star: 24
    • 1 star: 98
  • Current version:

    4.2 stars

    out of 4 votes

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

    "Nice conversions."

    March 5, 2013  |   By swanjame

    Version: Freemake Video Converter 3.2.1.7

    Pros

    Solid program. I convert things to WMV for my Zune/WindowsPhone interface and it works fine for that.

    Cons

    I never have gotten the hang of the trim function so I don't use it.

    Summary

    Easy download and installation for a very capable video converter. I use it often.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Easy to use, especially if you're new."

    March 4, 2013  |   By StageRt

    Version: Freemake Video Converter 3.2.1.7

    Pros

    Simple interface. I have NERO 12 but often use this one just becasue of the ease.

    Cons

    It doesn't have the option of 2 pass writing.

    Summary

    I have and do recommend this product if video is your thing.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "One of the Best Video Converters out there"

    February 25, 2013  |   By InfoJunkie777

    Version: Freemake Video Converter 3.2.1.7

    Pros

    Clean, easy-to-understand interface. Very intuitive. Just click and convert.

    Cons

    Does take quite a while to do a movie - almost as long as the playing time. No errors tho. As previous posters have mentioned - beware of adware at the beginning of install = "just say no" unless you like adware toolbars that are hard to remove.

    Summary

    Install carefully and enjoy if you need to convert DVD's or other video formats. I have two other of this company's products. All are slow, but easy to use and excellent.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Works pretty well."

    February 25, 2013  |   By tyrmyte

    Version: Freemake Video Converter 3.2.1.7

    Pros

    Depending on your machine and size of file, it converts then burns rather quickly. I have found no issues using it.

    Cons

    None that I can find with the actual program. But it does try to install some embedded ad-ware during install.

    Summary

    Beware of some Ad-ware and other optional installs while installing program, watch every offer, do not click yes unless you want the option. You can avoid these extra hidden gems that it tries to install if you pay attention and do not allow for all defaults.
    Good luck enjoy. Otherwise it works very well for me.

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