Hamster Free Video Converter

Hamster Free Video Converter

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 564 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0.1.26
  • Total Downloads:
    6,523,841
  • Date Added:
    December 01, 2011
  • File Size:
    401.12KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    300
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

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Editors' Review

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Nearly everyone who plays videos on a PC will come across a file that can't be played. The quick answer is to convert the file to a format your media player can handle. Your media player might even include a file converter, but finding it and figuring out how to use it could take longer than simply downloading and running Hamster Free Video Converter. Its wizard-style interface walks you through each step of converting your unfamiliar video files to a format you can play. You can also use it to standardize your videos in one universally compatible format. Hamster can merge files, too. With drag-and-drop, batch processing, and built-in universal codecs, Hamster is both easy to use and versatile.

Hamster Free Video Converter's orange accents on a dark-gray background give its simple, easy-to-read interface the attractive, up-to-date look of a smartphone app. The wizard walks you through each step of converting videos, starting with Step 1, Add Files. We added files by dragging and dropping them directly into Hamster's interface and by clicking Add Files and browsing to them the usual way. Clicking Next advanced us to the output format step, which involves choosing a device or output format. We simply had to click Devices to select our specific phone, player, or other device. We could also choose from a Formats and Devices list with common file types, or select Merge files. We chose our output format, frame size, frame rate, codec, and other options, pressed Convert, and selected an output directory, and Hamster began processing our files, tracking each item's progress with a colored bar graph and large numerals.

Hamster Free Video Converter would be worth trying for its stylish and refreshing interface alone, even if it weren't a good performer. Fortunately, it is. More and more desktop tools are taking functional cues from mobile apps. Hamster Free Video Converter already has the bold, simple, and colorful look of things to come in Windows, and it makes quick and easy work of a tricky job. Its wizard-based process makes it an especially great choice for inexperienced users.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.7

    out of 34 votes

    • 5 star 17
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 5
  • 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

"Hamster still Hasn't Heard Of VTS/DVDs?"

September 11, 2013  |  By Basuto9

 |  Version: Hamster Free Video Converter 2.0.1.26

Pros

10 characters minimum...OK?

Cons

Hamster still Hasn't Heard Of VTS/DVDs?

Summary

Hamster still Hasn't Heard Of VTS/DVDs?

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1 stars

"BEWARE! Bad Software!"

February 23, 2013  |  By Q3Critter

 |  Version: Hamster Free Video Converter 2.0.1.26

Pros

Did not attempt to use after installing.

Cons

This software installs hidden adware and possibly malware. My antivirus block several items during installation. This is a security risk, avoid using!

Summary

I recommend Freemake Video Converter instead.

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1 stars

"Sadly Lacking In Usefulness"

March 31, 2012  |  By Whydoyoukeepdoingthis

 |  Version: Hamster Free Video Converter 2.0.1.26

Pros

I need to put 10 characters here.

Cons

I thought this would be good for converting VTS to, say, AVI, but unfortunately, the Hamster program seems to have no knowledge whatsoever of VTS. Seems strange to me and severely limits the usefulness of the program - at least as far as I'm concerned.

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3 stars

"OTHER PRODUCTS ARE BETTER"

February 20, 2012  |  By R_E_C

 |  Version: Hamster Free Video Converter 2.0.1.26

Pros

EASY QUICK OKAY

Cons

LIMITED CHOICES IN WHAT YOU CAN DO, PARTICULARLY WITH SIZE

Summary

ANOTHER CHOICE WAS BETTER FOR MY PURPOSES

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5 stars

"Good Product...."

February 10, 2012  |  By bala_prodin

 |  Version: Hamster Free Video Converter 2.0.1.26

Pros

Works neatly

Cons

had some issues during installation. Tried again and got it installed.

Summary

Overall a good product. Does what it says....

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5 stars

"Does everything I need. Great!"

January 11, 2012  |  By swakkenhammer

 |  Version: Hamster Free Video Converter 2.0.1.26

Pros

Simple and easy to use.

Cons

It is a little slow but for free I'm not complaining.

Summary

For conversion and joining of video's it does everything I need.

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1 stars

"Doesn't load. Pity"

January 06, 2012  |  By mbh05

 |  Version: Hamster Free Video Converter 2.0.1.26

Pros

I like Hamster archiever and audio converter, but this won't run.

Cons

"Hamster Video Converter 2 has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

Summary

They're sorry for the inconvenience - but I wish I hadn't bothered.

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1 stars

"VIDEO CONV IS SOME WHAT BUT NOT FULLY OK."

January 02, 2012  |  By ncdas

 |  Version: Hamster Free Video Converter 2.0.1.26

Pros

REALLY I FOUND NO PROS AT ALL.

Cons

1.VERY SLOW IN IT`S FUNCTION.2.NOT ABLE TO CROP N TRIM VIDEOS.3.WHILE CROPING N TRIMING THE BUILT IN PLAYER NON FUNCTIONAL-------SO HOW TO TRIM N CROP?4.AFTER CLOSING DOWN THE APP IT STILL ACCESS CPU N IT IS ALMOST 80TO90%.

Summary

FOR ME IT`S NOTHING BUT A FUN PRODUCT OF VERY MINIMUM USE.

Updated on Jan 2, 2012

SORRY FOR THE COMENTS FOR TRIM N CROP FUNCTON.THE REST OF THE COMENTS ARE OK.

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2 stars

"Didn't work for me"

January 02, 2012  |  By billtadpole

 |  Version: Hamster Free Video Converter 2.0.1.26

Pros

The user interface looks nice, and some thought has clearly gone into it.

Cons

I only tried to perform one sort of conversion (AVI to MP4), and this software didn't do it.

Summary

I wanted to convert some AVI files to MP4 format. The software managed this with some source files but not with others. When it failed, it came back very quickly with the message that it had succeeded. So aside from not working for this type of conversion, there are some flaws in its error handling. The conversions it did manage successfully didn't seem to take appreciably longer than other video conversion I've tried.

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2 stars

"Did I miss something?"

December 30, 2011  |  By Nova706

 |  Version: Hamster Free Video Converter 2.0.1.26

Pros

It converts from and to many different formats and it is free.

Cons

I may have missed something but converting a 50mb avi to a mp4 using the highest bit rate settings and quality settings gives me a 100kb file (obviously the quality was not good). Looked for other settings and tried different formats but I can't get a decent video out of it.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Hamstersoft
Publisher web site http://www.hamstersoft.com
Release Date January 08, 2011
Date Added December 01, 2011
Version 2.0.1.26
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Converters
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 401.12KB
File Name hamsterfreevideoconverter_shareware_others.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 6,523,841
Downloads Last Week 300
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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