Hamster Free Video Converter

Hamster Free Video Converter

Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 564 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.0.42a
  • Total Downloads:
    6,517,265
  • Date Added:
    February 25, 2011
  • File Size:
    401.12KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    472
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

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  • Current Version

    2.6

    out of 26 votes

    • 5 star 7
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 14
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 564 votes

    • 5 star 290
    • 4 star 86
    • 3 star 24
    • 2 star 25
    • 1 star 139
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1 stars

"Garbage - need I say more?"

March 07, 2011  |  By lancerocks2010

 |  Version: Hamster Free Video Converter 1.0.0.42a

Pros

It's free, from Cnet, and free

Cons

It is very slow to start with, installs ask toolbar, and who knows what else.

Summary

Don't waste your time. Who knows what else this installs.

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1 stars

"DON'T DOWNLOAD! AVG Found malware/adware/spyware"

March 07, 2011  |  By cloudmatt

 |  Version: Hamster Free Video Converter 1.0.0.42a

Pros

NONE It's infected.

Cons

It's flipping Infected

Summary

It's infected don't download.

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1 stars

"SPYWARE !!!"

March 06, 2011  |  By jmaccrory

 |  Version: Hamster Free Video Converter 1.0.0.42a

Pros

downloaded it today (3-6-11) and AVG flagged it immediatly. How can the site say SPYWARE TESTED and the software contain spyware?

Cons

downloaded it today (3-6-11) and AVG flagged it immediatly. How can the site say SPYWARE TESTED and the software contain spyware?

Summary

I know some of the anti-virus software sometimes get a false positive but this was a major find - multiple spyware to the point where AVG had to reboot after removing everything if found.

NOTE TO CNET - if you cant secure your site then people will stop coming here!!! GET ON IT!!!!

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1 stars

"Loads UNWANTED preferences and programs (hamster zip)!!"

March 06, 2011  |  By flyfishnfool

 |  Version: Hamster Free Video Converter 1.0.0.42a

Pros

can convert videos

Cons

Loads Bing EVERYWHERE without asking! I hate programs that load stuff without prompting.

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3 stars

"ok i guess"

March 05, 2011  |  By D567

 |  Version: Hamster Free Video Converter 1.0.0.42a

Pros

slick small package download and use

Cons

needed it to convert a format that was not supported

Summary

didn't use it too much before uninstalling it

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5 stars

"Hamster does what it is supposed to do simply and well"

March 04, 2011  |  By webhawk50

 |  Version: Hamster Free Video Converter 1.0.0.42a

Pros

You drop your vid in, you select which format you want it converted to and it converts it. How simple is that?

Cons

The interface is almost a throw-back to MS-DOS, but I don't really care. It's plain, clear and simple.

Summary

I use this program somewhat infrequently; primarily to convert tutorial vid files from one format to another. When I do use it, however, it is simple and fast to use. At those times, it then becomes a must-have and it has never let me down.

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1 stars

"ABSOLUTE CRAPWARE"

March 04, 2011  |  By lennylampert

 |  Version: Hamster Free Video Converter 1.0.0.42a

Pros

NONE. This stuff sucks!

Cons

Software doesn't work and they'll download a bunch of useless crap on your computer without your permission. NOT worth downloading. Freemake Video Converter is much better.

Summary

I HATE when companies download a bunch of crapware on my computer without my authorization. No Hamster, I didn't ask you to install a Bing toolbar on my Firefox browser, change my home page to Bing, and change my default search bar selection to Bing. When companies surreptitiously install crap on my computer without my permission, it makes me wonder what other things their capable of. Oh, and by the way, I tried to convert a swf file to an avi file, and Hamster didn't work. So, it's sh**ty software anyway. DON'T DOWNLOAD IT. Freemake is MUCH better.

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1 stars

"Do not install, might have spyware!"

March 02, 2011  |  By CattRose

 |  Version: Hamster Free Video Converter 1.0.0.42a

Pros

None, I uninstalled it as soon as it installed.

Cons

Right after it installed, Search Toolbar by Zugo immediately installed on Firefox. Hamster didn't prompt me asking if I would like to install additional software, where as other programs at least let you check or uncheck what you want.

Summary

The toolbar automatically downloaded into my computer and changed my homepage. I wouldn't recommend Hamster unless you wouldn't mind the toolbar.

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1 stars

"I uninstalled it almost immediately"

March 02, 2011  |  By BrownCowStudios

 |  Version: Hamster Free Video Converter 1.0.0.42a

Pros

Minimalist interface probably makes it easy for beginners to use.
Converts to a variety of smartphone formats, if that's something you need.

Cons

* Installer changes your home page, adds Bing toolbar and other stuff.

*There's funny business in the terms & conditions. Be sure to read them.


*Minimalist interface limits usability

*Terrible help feature leads to audio-free Youtube videos.

Summary

I needed to convert an mp2 video file to an mp4/mov file. When I started the software, I was presented with a nicely designed, simple screen, and a 3-step process.

Step one was to load the file I wanted to convert. That was easy.

Step two was "edit". Okay, so what does edit mean? I don't want to edit my video, I want to convert it between formats. So I clicked on HELP. That brought me to a video on YouTube. Unfortunately, the video didn't have any sound, so it was hard to tell what was being demonstrated. Pretty useless.

Back to Hampster, I eventually figured out that "edit" was where you chose what type of output you wanted. There were lots of buttons, labeled with different file types including a whole bunch that were specific to a variety of smart phones. I didn't see a button, however, for mp4 or mov, just one for mpg -- but it didn't give any clue as to which flavor of mpg would result. I clicked mpg, since mp4 and mov are flavors of mpg files, and I figured another menu might appear allowing to choose flavors. It didn't appear though.

On the right side of the sceeen were fields that displayed compression rates, frames per second and other technical stuff, but there didn't seem to be any way to modify these settings. The data these fields were filled with may or may not have been accurate. Not sure.

In Step 3 you choose the location where the resulting output files should be saved. Easy enough.

Next you press convert (or go or whatever it was, I forget), and the program does it stuff. It defaulted to storing the output in the my documents/my videos folder on XP. My end result was another MP2 file, so no actual conversion was done, which makes sense, considering my source file was MPG and it was being converted to MPG. That's not what I wanted of course, but that's all I could do.

So... it didn't do what I needed it to do, which made it useless to me.

When I combine that fact along with the installer's attempt at changing the browser's home page installing the Bing toolbar, this software rates a one.

I don't recommend it.

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4 stars

"Easy to use with good results"

March 02, 2011  |  By Ernestorw

 |  Version: Hamster Free Video Converter 1.0.0.42a

Pros

The given explanations are clear, the conversions works fast and with good results.

Cons

you could not or little change the parameters

Summary

An easy to use conversion program you have not to care for details

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0.0.42a
Version 1.0.0.42a fixes installation issues.
General
Publisher Hamstersoft
Publisher web site http://www.hamstersoft.com
Release Date December 01, 2010
Date Added February 25, 2011
Version 1.0.0.42a
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Converters
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 401.12KB
File Name hamsterfreevideoconverter_shareware_others.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 6,517,265
Downloads Last Week 472
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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