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Freemake Video Converter

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Very good
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out of 828 votes

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    Sep. 30, 2015
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Editors' Review


Freemake Video Converter combines video editing and conversion into one well-built application. It features an attractive design, a large amount of supported file types, and a modest video editing tool that is engaging and enjoyable. You will not find many faults with this application.


Friendly, appealing interface: Nothing about this program is complicated or unattractive. Large banner buttons and step-by-step guidance make using Freemake Video Converter a breeze. We found that the contrasting color scheme was beneficial for locating key objects.

Excellent conversion: We converted a wide selection of files and observed that the average video conversion only took approximately 40 seconds to one minute. Freemake Video Converter supports almost every media file type imaginable and features conversion settings designed for specific devices.

Great tools: The built-in video editor is comparable to many other applications, and the slideshow feature is one of the best we've ever used. The ability to merge files before conversion is great and works wonderfully.


Slow ripping: We used the DVD ripping tool on Freemake and were a tad unsatisfied that it took over 30 minutes to rip an hour-long segment. This was a standard definition file, so ripping a larger, more defined DVD will likely take a considerable amount of time.

Bottom Line

Freemake Video Converter is one of the best applications we have encountered. It will suit nearly all of your needs, but we think adding a few more options would make it perfect. Ideally, we would like to see it include a free subtitle editor similar to that of Subtitle Edit. Nevertheless, this application is fully loaded, and we suggest you download Freemake Video Converter because it is the best on the market.

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1 stars

"Loaded with viruses"

November 05, 2015  |  By sakurabaFTW

 |  Version: Freemake Video Converter


This used to be my favorite, go-to software for converting movies from MKV to mp4. Quick and worked with 95% of movies. I even donated to the developers so I could access the subtitle features (as most of the movies I watch are foreign language).


It just stopped working after a certain point. I began getting messages stating the movie file was corrupt on every single attempt. I tried upgrading to the latest version, which is loaded with malware. Firefox all of a sudden starting opening multiple empty windows on a continuous basis. Had to clean up my PC with my Antimalware and with my antivirus program.


Don't bother downloading. Shame, as it used to be such a good app.

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1 stars

"Never got to use PUA/OpenCandy.Gen Detected"

November 04, 2015  |  By musicman4you

 |  Version: Freemake Video Converter


Don't know I downloaded it 2 months ago but had never installed it yet.This morning my antivirus Detected and sent it to QUARANTINE


Never got to use it PUA/OpenCandy.Gen Detected before I got to install or use it


All I can say is be careful..... I downloaded it 2 months ago but had never installed it yet.This morning my antivirus found and Detected PUA/OpenCandy.Gen in My Documents were I saved it and sent it to QUARANTINE

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1 stars

"I'd stay away from this one..."

October 27, 2015  |  By DFrostedTuna

 |  Version: Freemake Video Converter


None - Didn't get that far. :/


I know a lot of freeware comes with bloatware and you always have the opt out options under custom install...but this? Comodo was sending off warnings and blocked three Trojan attacks before I even got to the installation options window so I had Comodo terminate it immediately.


I can't speak for any other versions but when I tried to install it I got a lot of red flags. I would steer clear of this. Take it from a tech who's never had a virus on their computer. Don't download this one. At least not until they fix the malware anyway. :<

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3 stars

"Drag and Drop now broken :("

October 25, 2015  |  By NBBBBBBB

 |  Version: Freemake Video Converter


Good and useful


currently can't drag and drop files, which makes it very awkward to use

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Full Specifications

What's new in version
Version includes important productivity enhancements and bug fixes.
Publisher Freemake
Publisher web site
Release Date September 30, 2015
Date Added September 30, 2015
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Converters
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
Download Information
File Size 1.22MB
File Name FreemakeVideoConverterSetup.exe
Total Downloads 1,684,849
Downloads Last Week 3,836
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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