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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.
Convert video free between 250+ video formats: AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV, FLV, SWF, MPEG, 3GP, DVD, Blu-ray. Prepare videos for playback on your gadgets: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, PSP, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox, Android devices, Nokia, Samsung, and BlackBerry mobiles. Rip and burn DVD with subtitles. Burn video Blu-ray discs. Download online videos from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, 50+ other websites by a quick copypaste of video URL into the program. Create a custom preset for any mobile phone, tablet or game console. Convert videos to Flash FLV or SWF and to HTML5 formats. Get ready embed code for web page integration. Extract sound of the video. Convert YouTube to MP3. Turn photos & MP3 into slideshows. Create audio visualisations. Upload your videos and slideshows to YouTube from program interface. Edit videos. Cut unnecessary video parts. Join several videos into one. Rotate videos 90 degrees. Limit output file size. Convert videos with 10x speed due to CUDA and DXVA support! The program runs under Windows XP/Vista/7 and is optimized for netbooks. It does not have any hidden costs or intrusive advertising. Freemake Video Converter is ideal for those who seek beauty, efficiency and simplicity in a single free program.
What's new in this version:
Version 4.0 adds: the new DVD menus, the auto-crop option, the auto-backup option, the possibility to set a custom DVD background.