Freemake Video Converter

Freemake Video Converter

Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 795 votes
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Date Added:
June 25, 2014
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Windows XP/Vista/7
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.NET Framework 4.0

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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  • 4 stars

    "Concerns about Linkey?"

    July 25, 2014   |   By michelle.wallace.965928

    Version: Freemake Video Converter


    As for Freemake Video Converter, I have found it to be a great and easy tool. You have several conversion options, and can cue videos to be converted. I am currently using it to convert MP4 files into AVI, and haven't noticed any quality change. It's one of the better conversion tools out there. Unfortunately, it does come bundled with unwanted programs, so be smart when installing it.


    About Linkey...

    Linkey is not a virus - but it does have the traits of one. It hijacks all of your browsers' settings, and is just generally invasive. If you have it, a quick google search can inform you how to remove it. I recommend using AdwCleaner.

    Linkey, and other programs like itself, are often bundled with free software. An easy way to avoid such installations is to check the "custom install" option when downloading freeware, and uncheck any optional features.

    (It is a good idea to run a virus protection software and AdwCleaner after installation regardless, as some unwanted programs/potential threats can pop up anyways.)


    Freemake Video Converter is a quick and easy tool, but be sure to select "custom install" when downloading to avoid any optional software. Linkey and it's assets can be removed if currently installed with AdwCleaner.

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    "Watch Out - Linkey Is Coming."

    June 29, 2014   |   By Basuto9

    Version: Freemake Video Converter


    None right now - it WAS my favorite video converter.


    It doesn't seem to give you any way NOT to install something called "Linkey", regardless of what you click/unclick. I looked up Linkey and this pretty much sums it up:
    "Linkey is a browser plugin, which can be downloaded from the Internet. However, in most of the cases it sneaks inside computers in a bundle with freeware and shareware as a 'free addition' or 'additional download'. In order to avoid this, so you have to pay more attention to the installation process of such programs and find this check mark that says that you agree to install Linkey on your computer. When this program enters the system, it shows up on all web browsers that are installed on it. That's because it's compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox browsers. Technically, Linkey is not a virus. However, it may start acting up by displaying continuous pop-up advertisements, initiating browser's redirections and causing similar things. In order to avoid that, you should remove Linkey."


    A shame that something great like Freemake is now attempting to force the consumer to add unwanted software. If I missed anything and Freemake can now be downloaded WITHOUT Linkey, please let us know.

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