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Freemake Video Converter

Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 833 votes out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.7.2
  • Total Downloads:
    1,716,077
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 30, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.22MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Platform:
    Windows

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Editors' Review

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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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.1

    out of 9 votes

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    • 4 star 1
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    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 5
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    out of 833 votes

    • 5 star 472
    • 4 star 163
    • 3 star 52
    • 2 star 27
    • 1 star 119
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5 stars

"Does what I want with Videos"

January 19, 2016  |  By jedigene

2016-01-19 10:12:14  |  By jedigene

 |  Version: Freemake Video Converter 4.1.7.2

Pros

Easy to use in doing what I needed it to do so far.

Cons

None noted yet.

Summary

This program has been quite simple to use. Just stop and think. I wanted to put two movies which are follow-ups to each other, on one DVD and it worked perfectly. First program I have found to do this that was free. Keep up the good work.

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4 stars

"Very Robust, Very Versatile"

January 11, 2016  |  By amspock

2016-01-11 22:29:43  |  By amspock

 |  Version: Freemake Video Converter 4.1.7.2

Pros

Freemake is probably the most robust converter I have ever used. I am a regular user and I have tried them all. Reasonably fast and offers two levels of output quality.

It covers all the most common formats and some not so common ones.

Drag and drop is a very useful feature for batch conversions.

Cons

Would like to see:
1. Hard burning subs with picture quality text.
2. A Custom Conversion option which allows user to define one parameter, the width, and to say 'maintain original ratio'. Would save lot of effort.
with these two features it would genuinely merit the fifth star!

Summary

Great product.

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2 stars

"Many formats missing"

January 02, 2016  |  By DanielOBensonMD

2016-01-02 13:22:12  |  By DanielOBensonMD

 |  Version: Freemake Video Converter 4.1.7.2

Pros

Free. Simple U.I.
Lots of format options for portable devices.

Cons

This can't convert to some important formats. For example, it can't convert .avi files to either .mov or DNxHd

Summary

Not what I need

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1 stars

"Trojan alert."

December 25, 2015

2015-12-25 12:38:20

 |  Version: Freemake Video Converter 4.1.7.2

Pros

None since I could not install it.

Cons

Soon as I clicked on it to install it my antivirus program found a Trojan.

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1 stars

"Was wonderful - but flagged as containing malware"

November 29, 2015  |  By Dierkdk

2015-11-29 08:21:35  |  By Dierkdk

 |  Version: Freemake Video Converter 4.1.7.2

Pros

Currently: None

Cons

Norton flags the update (Nov 2015) as containing malware: Suspicious.Cloud.9, "High Severity" - Quarantined.

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1 stars

"Loaded with viruses"

November 05, 2015  |  By sakurabaFTW

2015-11-05 15:21:30  |  By sakurabaFTW

 |  Version: Freemake Video Converter 4.1.7.2

Pros

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).

Cons

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.

Summary

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

2015-11-04 03:54:39  |  By musicman4you

 |  Version: Freemake Video Converter 4.1.7.2

Pros

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

Cons

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

Summary

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

Updated on Nov 4, 2015

PUA/OpenCandy.Gen

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1 stars

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

October 27, 2015  |  By DFrostedTuna

2015-10-27 16:07:21  |  By DFrostedTuna

 |  Version: Freemake Video Converter 4.1.7.2

Pros

None - Didn't get that far. :/

Cons

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.

Summary

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

2015-10-25 09:57:08  |  By NBBBBBBB

 |  Version: Freemake Video Converter 4.1.7.2

Pros

Good and useful

Cons

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

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.1.7.2
Version 4.1.7.2 includes important productivity enhancements and bug fixes.
General
Publisher Freemake
Publisher web site http://www.freemake.com
Release Date September 30, 2015
Date Added September 30, 2015
Version 4.1.7.2
Category
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
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,716,077
Downloads Last Week 3
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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