River Past Video Cleaner

River Past Video Cleaner


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 45 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
7.2.6
File Size:
2.43MB
Date Added:
March 15, 2007
Price:
Free to try (See description); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
232,452
Downloads Last Week:
21
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

There's nothing particularly wrong with River Past Video Cleaner, but its interface and features left us lukewarm. The converter performed fine in our tests, though its range of capabilities is limited. For instance, Video Cleaner can't convert files into MPEG video format to enable their viewing on VCD and DVD players. The interface simply consists of a file list and a format pane wherein you can choose codec and format settings. The list of videos to convert can include files of different formats. The program requires an external video player to preview files. We did find one minor bug: When browsing for the output directory, you must manually copy and paste its path. Perfectly serviceable, River Past Video Cleaner will satisfy those without sophisticated demands for their video conversions.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.2

    out of 45 votes

    • 5 star: 20
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 17
  • Current Version:

    1.8

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 9
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  • 1 stars

    "very useless, at least with win 7 64 bit"

    February 21, 2010   |   By darussian12

    Version: River Past Video Cleaner 7.2.6

    Pros

    i didnt actually have to waste money on this useless app

    Cons

    everything other finally removing the app

    Summary

    for what took 5+ hours on my high end pc to convert a mkv file to mp4 which shouldnt have even lead to a complete re encode of the video portion since i was converting to mp4 which was the format in the mkv...the result was garbage. a pixelated mess with incoherent audio. one of the most useless apps ive tried in a while. and yes i had the mpeg 4 add on installed along with current copy of quicktime and the cccp package.

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  • 1 stars

    "River Past is a huge rip-off"

    February 05, 2010   |   By JerseyBiscuit

    Version: River Past Video Cleaner 7.2.6

    Pros

    none. not a single thing. I only gave them 1 star because this system won't allow zero stars.

    Cons

    they sing the praises of Mac all over their site, then send you an MS-DOS file that will only work on a PC. multiple queries to customer service for a Mac version went unanswered, and the subsequent refund requests have been ignored.

    Summary

    no product. no customer service. are they even a legitimate business?

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  • 3 stars

    "Used to be good, even bought it myself, but...."

    December 31, 2009   |   By GatecrasherX

    Version: River Past Video Cleaner 7.2.6

    Pros

    Good software, simple to use, nice options.

    Cons

    River Past appear to have gone out of business, and are no-longer replying to emails (not response in over 6 months).

    May be surpassed by other applications now.

    No Dolby / AC3 encoding support.

    Summary

    I purchased "Video Cleaner" a couple of years ago to help me keep my video file collection in a single format, the software served me well for 18+ months.

    Now however other tools have surpassed Video Cleaner in areas of performance and features. Meanwhile River Past themselves appear to have ceased trading and have closed the user forum, are no-longer responding to emails and there have been no software updates in about 12 months.

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  • 1 stars

    "Free trial does not let you do anything worthwhile."

    August 12, 2009   |   By galeso

    Version: River Past Video Cleaner 7.2.6

    Pros

    Nothing of use.

    Cons

    Free trial does not let you do anything worthwhile.

    Summary

    Free trial does not let you do anything worthwhile.

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  • 1 stars

    "INTERNET MONEY SCAM - DO NOT PURCHASE"

    July 26, 2009   |   By jnewcombe55

    Version: River Past Video Cleaner 7.2.6

    Pros

    None exist

    Cons

    This is a full internet scam, you will receive a link and may receive a passcode but all that will happen is that the software you receive will waste most of your day, and you will be $29.95 worse off.

    Summary

    I have never managed to get the software to work. I have emailed on 10 different occasions the company RiverPast and they have never responded. Leave well alone and make sure you spread the word if others may be tempted, these companies should not be allowed to exist and should at least be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

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  • 4 stars

    "Reliable, versatile, no-nonsense converter"

    July 12, 2009   |   By wipa1

    Version: River Past Video Cleaner 7.2.6

    Pros

    My version is 7.2.9. This has never let me down. All conversions has completed successfully, this is nearly professional tool in its reliability.

    Cons

    No cons at all.

    Summary

    Reliable, versatile, no-nonsense converter- supports really many formats. Well worth the price. You just can't go and compare this to "free tools" because this is so much simplier and easier to use, also this is much more reliable.

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  • 1 stars

    "No Delivery of Product, No Communication. Horrible."

    May 29, 2009   |   By JohnnyVictory

    Version: River Past Video Cleaner 7.2.6

    Pros

    None whatsoever.

    Cons

    What can you say about a company that takes your money and then doesn't deliver or communicate? Lowest of the low. Bottom feeders. Stay away.

    Summary

    What can you say about a company that takes your money and then doesn't deliver or communicate? Lowest of the low. Bottom feeders. Stay away.

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  • 1 stars

    "Rip Off Merchants - SCAM!!"

    May 01, 2009   |   By TheFacer

    Version: River Past Video Cleaner 7.2.6

    Pros

    nothing at all

    Cons

    I wish I had read the above review before I gave these conmen my money. No activation code, no emails, impossible to contact. I might as well have thrown my money down the toilet.

    Summary

    Unles you have too much money and want to give soem away for nothing in return DO NOT BUY!

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  • 1 stars

    "Internet Scam Operation?"

    December 28, 2007   |   By oracle2007

    Version: River Past Video Cleaner 7.2.6

    Pros

    Nothing

    Cons

    This company takes your money and will not send an activation code for the software. You can send all the e-meil messages you want to customer service . . . they never reply.

    Avoid these rip-off artists unless you just want to lose your money.

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  • 1 stars

    "TOO MUCH Trouble..."

    September 08, 2007   |   By Mrate

    Version: River Past Video Cleaner 7.2.6

    Cons

    It needed so many extra 3rd party filters to be installed and then they DID NOT seem to work with the program. After 1 hour of not getting this software to work, I just gave up and uninstalled it..

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