Mega Video Converter

Mega Video Converter

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 12 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2
  • Total Downloads:
    32,224
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 09, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    7.33MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    145
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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The field of Internet video converters is not short on contenders, some good at what they do and others, not so much. Mega Video Converter (MVC) from Clip Extractor is a new challenger in a very competitive market. Thankfully, it is one of the good guys.

We like Mega Video Converter for being fast, simple, and intuitive. Installation is quick and compact, only taking up about 20MB on your hard disk. However, you do need MS .NET Framework 4 before you can proceed and MVC will alert you if you don't already have it.

Upon launching Mega Video Converter you'll notice that the UI is a near-perfect replica of Windows 8's interface, making this process an almost seamless integration if you're already on Microsoft's latest OS. However if you're running an older version of Windows, it may feel a little bit out of place. We liked the interface as it is intuitive and easy to navigate -- very touch- screen friendly. You can also select from a variety of color schemes for a more personalized look. The thing we found annoying is that since it was optimized for the big buttons and tile appearance, it wasn't "Snap" friendly. The software window just won't snap correctly to fill half the screen, preferring instead to edge out a little more to grab your attention. Not a huge issue on a desktop, but it could pose a problem for laptop users.

The core of the program lies in converting videos, primarily YouTube videos. MVC lets you do this in two ways: the old-school method of adding a link/file or the new way that we much prefer of dragging the file or video link directly from the YouTube search page into the program, itself. You can drag the preview pic or the title of the video on YouTube, and MVC will automatically find the link. You can also set single or multiple download tasks at the same time. After you have chosen your desired video to covert, MVC will list a variety of templates for popular devices (iPhones, iPad, Mac, Windows, and Samsung Galaxy). Each template will ensure that the converted file will be compatible with your selected device. If you have an Apple iDevice, it will also auto-import into iTunes. You can create your own personal template if you have an unlisted device. Further control can be obtained by clicking on Expert mode, which will give you full command of the conversion factors such as: output formats, resolution, codec, FPS, sampling, and channels. Given the opportunity, we much preferred using Expert mode for videos as the template conversion works well for smaller devices (phones and tablets); but on a regular computer, default settings convert videos at a much lower resolution. The process of downloading and converting, itself, is all automated and MVC will alert you when a task is completed. Not the fastest we've seen compared to other converters, but it's not slow.

Overall, Mega Video Converter, with its clean and easy to use interface, will hit it off with the casual users, but its option to take total reign over all the settings will no doubt win over the tech-enthusiast crowd.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"Good, but be careful"

May 30, 2014  |  By NoBloatwarePlease

 |  Version: Mega Video Converter 2.1

Pros

So far seems to work. I converted a huge 1.7 GB file from wmv to mp4 (reducing size as well) and unlike other programs I've tried, the audio stayed synced with the video. Good.

Cons

It REQUIRED me to agree to install at least one of the packages of malware/ bloatware on offer before it would install the program itself. Several times I tried installing the program while declining all the bloatware, but it never would install the program. When I finally agreed to the first bloatware on offer (so-called "search protection"), it then installed the program itself, along with the bloatware. Uggh!

Summary

Don't install unless you know how to decline bloatware and how to uninstall undesired bloatware. If, like me, it won't let you decline all the bloatware, then I recommend agreeing to install the so-called "search protection" but none of the other programs offered. Then, after install, immediately uninstall the "search protection" program via Windows uninstall program utility.

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5 stars

"Very good application exactly what i wanted."

August 10, 2013  |  By orbachin

 |  Version: Mega Video Converter 1.7

Pros

Fantastic and easy interface. Seamless performance.

Cons

Nothing found.

Summary

I recommending it for the users.

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1 stars

"Full of malware"

April 28, 2013  |  By SammyDKat

 |  Version: Mega Video Converter 1.7

Pros

I was able to uninstall it

Cons

Includes malware that takes over all of your browsers

Summary

Avoid at all costs

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5 stars

"So easy and good"

April 22, 2013  |  By loladeargentina

 |  Version: Mega Video Converter 1.7

Pros

Good selection of conversion formats - ipod, ipad, samsung galaxy phone - all I need is there.

No extra charges.

Really simple to use - probably the easiest video software I ever tried.

The support has real people who respond to questions in a timely manner - rare thing for a freeware.

When executing the installation program, you can opt out of the extraneous toolbar that comes with this freeware.

Cons

Nothing really

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5 stars

"Fanastic program, easy to understand interface"

April 22, 2013  |  By 123all4all

 |  Version: Mega Video Converter 1.7

Pros

- simple layout
- fast conversion
- lots of conversion options
- also downloads youtube
- free, no extra charges

Cons

There are no cons

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5 stars

"BEST FREEBIE. EASY CONVERSION FOR IPAD/IPHONE"

April 21, 2013  |  By EveCastello

 |  Version: Mega Video Converter 1.7

Pros

I fell in love with this program. Unlike some other "free" video converters I tried to use, this one does't ask to pay for converting into any of output formats - all are free. There is no limits in length - I convertered 2 episodes of Games of Throne for ipad. The speed is also pretty nice. Had no troubles with adware either - just unchecked the toolbar as someone recommended here.

Mega is good. Cudos to developers!

Cons

I haven'r found any. It would be nice to add some more devices.

Summary

Brilliant program.

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5 stars

"Love it. Converts to all major fomats, easy to use."

April 21, 2013  |  By neverheard

 |  Version: Mega Video Converter 1.7

Pros

Very good product. Beautiful interface, very easy to use, fast convertion, all necessary formats, seamless iTunes integration. And what I liked the most - it does not try to sell any pro or ultra version - this is what is called free. No watermaks or other sh**t.

WillowTree2000 wrote that this software installed AOL toolbar without permission - I don't think so. This converter comes with CNET installer. And with CNET installer you can uncheck all offered bundles. During installation I chose "custom" installation instead of "recommended" and unchecked Delta toolbar. The converter installed whithout any toolbars or any other issues.

Cons

nothing, i love it

Summary

Overall a great product. Make sure to uncheck toolbar.

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5 stars

"This is a great tool"

April 15, 2013  |  By dismagnitute12

 |  Version: Mega Video Converter 1.7

Pros

1. I loved the simplicity of this tool, the GUI is excellent
2. Great for mass youtube download
3. the previous reviewer complained about desktop shortcut abcense - man, it is there, open your eyes!
4. another reviewer complained about toolbar bundle: look, this is the bundle that CNET itself offers in their installer. You can OPT OUT easily. Just select 1) Custom install instead of recommended 2) Then uncheck Delta toolbar - that's it, you'll install pure software without any crappy toolbars!

Cons

nothing (but don't forget to opt out of bundle during install)

Summary

solid quality for a free (really free) product

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4 stars

"No Desktop Shortcut"

April 15, 2013  |  By PC_Hamster

 |  Version: Mega Video Converter 1.7

Pros

Not bad BUT.....

Cons

.....NO Desktop shortcut

Some of us like shortcuts as it makes things easier to find. I **HATE** having to manually fish through WE to find it & put one there myself

Summary

Please consider adding a Desktop shortcut OR making this a Windows 8 app usable only in Metro mode (That's become more like a second Desktop to me :) )

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1 stars

"WORTHLESS - VERY LIMITED OUTPUT OPTIONS"

April 14, 2013  |  By BDWong

 |  Version: Mega Video Converter 1.7

Pros

Installed easily without any shenanigans such as toolbars etc.

Cons

Output file types is so limited as to make this program a waste of time.

Summary

Perhaps in the future they will offer more conversion options. But for now........WORTHLESS!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2
Version 2.2 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Clip Extractor
Publisher web site http://www.youtubeclipextractor.com
Release Date February 02, 2015
Date Added February 09, 2015
Version 2.2
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Converters
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
Download Information
File Size 7.33MB
File Name mvcsetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 32,224
Downloads Last Week 145
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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