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Mega Video Converter

CNET Editors' review

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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  • 5.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Works like a charm!"

    April 11, 2013  |   By Monte330i

    Version: Mega Video Converter 1.7

    Pros

    Every function I have used so far works perfectly. The whole program is intuative and very easy to use. Conversions are quick and the quaility is outstanding!

    Cons

    Not sure if the service is cloud based or not. I would also like more customization control for the layout. You can, however, change color themes which is cool.

    Summary

    Probably the best option for converting files, and its free! I have a few paid-for programs that arent nearly as good as this one!

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