Freemake Video Converter

Freemake Video Converter

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 803 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.5.4
  • Total Downloads:
    1,497,129
  • Date Added:
    November 14, 2014
  • File Size:
    1.21MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,748
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

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

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    4.1

    out of 803 votes

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    • 4 star 162
    • 3 star 50
    • 2 star 24
    • 1 star 103
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5 stars

"Works great!"

November 21, 2014  |  By amyhoward

 |  Version: Freemake Video Converter 4.1.5.4

Pros

Fast, easy to use.

Cons

Needs notification if there is an update to the program.

Sometime, there is a delay in the audio caused by outdated software.

Summary

I use this all the time to extract videos.

I rarely have problems.

I highly recommend.

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5 stars

"Very easy to use, supports all formats"

November 09, 2014  |  By Kallamy

 |  Version: Freemake Video Converter 4.1.5.3

Pros

Very easy to use, supports all formats, text menu in free version looks very professional, watermark in free version is very unobtrusive.

Cons

May not be the fastest available.

Summary

I've tried several and like this one the best. It's very easy to opt out of the junkware during installation and as far as I can tell, none was installed.

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1 stars

"Don't Install"

October 17, 2014  |  By alanspam

 |  Version: Freemake Video Converter 4.1.5

Pros

Used to be good

Cons

What was a decent converter is now loaded with spyware which even if you take care to de-select all the options in a custom installation, continues to screw your computer

Summary

Norton blocked multiple malware attacks on my computer following installation and I even had problems with Internet Explorer following a system restore. I would avoid this at all costs

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4 stars

"Great all around free converter"

October 15, 2014  |  By techman93

 |  Version: Freemake Video Converter 4.1.5

Pros

-Simple interface.
-Very easy to use.
-Can convert a lot of video and audio formats.

Cons

-No drag and drop.
-Would have liked being able to crop video isn't available in this.
-Crappy adware attempt on install. (Most AV/Antimalare programs will detect this)

Summary

This is a decent free video converter. If they allowed drag and drop this would be way faster to use than having to select each file. I hope they do this in the future.

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1 stars

"AVG Detected AdLoad OpenCandy during custom install"

October 13, 2014

 |  Version: Freemake Video Converter 4.1.5

Pros

Haven't tried the program yet. Maybe I'll increase the rating after I've used it a while.

Cons

Attempted to install malware/adware.

Summary

AVG seems to have blocked and removed the offensive included software. I'll run a full system check now and see if anything comes of it. I know it's free, but they package adware into the installer and then ask you for a donation immediately when the install completes. Not a good way to encourage a donation.

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1 stars

"Malware..."

September 05, 2014  |  By newshoes

 |  Version: Freemake Video Converter 4.1.4.8

Pros

see below...

Cons

Malwarebytes says the latest DL is bad.....

Summary

I use the converter damn near every day.. so I like it but in this instance beware...

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1 stars

"Used to be great - but DO NOT install this."

August 23, 2014  |  By stuyd11

 |  Version: Freemake Video Converter 2.0.0.1

Pros

Great functionality - but now nullified by malware.

Cons

As many others have pointed out, this has now become a malware-fest. Unfortunately I did not know this when I upgraded it. Even if you uncheck all the options to install crapware, it silently installs software that hijacks all your browsers and adds various services. It even managed to unpin Chrome from my taskbar. Fortunately I run Scotty WinPatrol but even this did not manage to stop everything. I've never seen it so busy.

Summary

After having been happy with this for a number of years, its now time to avoid!

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5 stars

"Great Program - Love it"

August 02, 2014  |  By myjoe22

 |  Version: Freemake Video Converter 4.1.4.1

Pros

Great tool for converting video to other formats. And you could also trim videos to. Much better the Machette Video Trimmer. You don't have to worry about finding key frames, which is a pain. And you don't loose any quality in the conversion or when trimming videos. I recommended highly

Cons

Watch for the junk-ware that it tries to install. Use the custom install instead of the express to avoid adding unneeded extra free-ware to your computer

Summary

Love it. I recommend it to all

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4 stars

"Concerns about Linkey?"

July 25, 2014  |  By michelle.wallace.965928

 |  Version: Freemake Video Converter 4.1.4.1

Pros

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.

Cons

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.)

Summary

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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1 stars

"Watch Out - Linkey Is Coming."

June 29, 2014  |  By Basuto9

 |  Version: Freemake Video Converter 4.1.4.1

Pros

None right now - it WAS my favorite video converter.

Cons

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."

Summary

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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.1.5.4
Version 4.1.5.4 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Freemake
Publisher web site http://www.freemake.com
Release Date November 14, 2014
Date Added November 14, 2014
Version 4.1.5.4
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Converters
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
Download Information
File Size 1.21MB
File Name FreemakeVideoConverterSetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,497,129
Downloads Last Week 3,748
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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