Sothink Movie DVD Maker

Sothink Movie DVD Maker


Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 18 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.8
File Size:
28.23MB
Date Added:
July 22, 2012
Price:
Free to try; $34.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
37,202
Downloads Last Week:
261
Product ranking:
#15 in DVD Software
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Sothink Movie DVD Maker gives you the ability to convert movies on your computer that are saved in a wide variety of formats and burn them to a DVD. Through the app's streamlined interface, you can choose the files you want, adjust your preferences, and complete the burning process.

Pros

Preference options: There are tons of useful settings for completing a conversion and creating a DVD in this program. For instance, you can select the type of Zoom Mode you want from options including Letterbox, Pan and Scan, and Stretch. You can also specify the TV system you'd like to play the DVD on, the target disc size, and multiple menu options.

Efficient interface: While the interface for this app isn't fancy, it gives you all of the tools you need in one place. The placement of different options and menus is convenient and intuitive, and you can find the items you're looking for easily, even if you're unfamiliar with this type of program.

Cons

Conversion time: This program completes conversions at 1x speed, which means it's definitely not the speediest option out there. But as long as you take the time constraints into consideration when you're planning your project, it doesn't have to be too much of an inconvenience.

Banner: Each DVD you create with this program will show a green banner for the first ten seconds or so. The banner does go away, and it doesn't interfere with watching the movie, but it can be a bit distracting.

Bottom Line

Sothink Movie DVD Maker is a good, free program. It may not have all the fancy features or the sleek interface of a paid product, but for a free program, it performs very well. If you like the free version but want something a little more powerful, you can upgrade to the Pro version for $34.95.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Sothink Movie DVD Maker 3.8.

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  • All Versions:

    3.3

    out of 18 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 9
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 3
  • Current Version:

    3.6

    out of 8 votes

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

    "Recommended"

    March 14, 2014   |   By nzcdog

    Version: Sothink Movie DVD Maker 3.8

    Pros

    Fast and easy to use, good video file compatibility, easy to top and tail clips, no nag screens

    Cons

    Green banner for 10s at the start of your dvd.

    Summary

    Best tool I've found for putting videos files to dvd fast and easily

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  • 2 stars

    "Does not work"

    January 05, 2014   |   By dreamlander

    Version: Sothink Movie DVD Maker 3.8

    Pros

    The good thing about this program is that it does not cost anything but time to find out it does not work.

    Cons

    It does not work. It may if you only want to add a few titles. I however was looking to add music videos each between 3 and 5 minutes so I am looking for a free program that can accommodate adding many files. DVD Flick has a 50 title cap. This one may be around 25 but it does not report that as the problem the program just crashes. It also does not support adding a file type as common as FLV files. For those who can get it to work, and want to save their projects, this program does not provide a means by which to do that.

    Summary

    If you do not expect much, this might meet your expectations but that is just my guess.

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  • 2 stars

    "Do not recommend"

    July 30, 2013   |   By provobis

    Version: Sothink Movie DVD Maker 3.8

    Pros

    Sometimes worked, then not at all as in cons

    Cons

    Software not consistent even when registered. Often if not always fails to create menu. Customer service will not respond with help, or refund purchase price.

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  • 4 stars

    "Long process but good!"

    June 09, 2013   |   By kitchenpunk

    Version: Sothink Movie DVD Maker 3.8

    Pros

    Compatible with all DVD players.

    Cons

    Support embedding subtitles onto video to create subtitled DVD movie

    Summary

    I CAN'T FIND THE OPTION WHERE TO EMBED THE SUBTITLE. Please help!

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  • 4 stars

    "Admit it's a good one"

    February 12, 2013   |   By hherskind

    Version: Sothink Movie DVD Maker 3.8

    Pros

    - I could intuitively use the program
    - Did what I wanted
    - Excellent output

    Cons

    - Slow, but not slower than the others!
    - Was surprised to see the ugly green sign on the screen every time I started a new video

    Summary

    I'll invest my money in this program, when I get to do videos more often. The others I tried didn't do as well / intuitively (ACDSee Videoconverter Pro, DVD Flick, StarBurn a.o.)

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  • 4 stars

    "works well better than most free burners"

    February 08, 2013   |   By papajb54

    Version: Sothink Movie DVD Maker 3.8

    Pros

    fast and quick very easy to use

    Cons

    have found that after use for awhile it stop on playback and have to reload

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  • 5 stars

    "This software actually works"

    January 27, 2013   |   By snowgone101

    Version: Sothink Movie DVD Maker 3.8

    Pros

    Converts video files from various formats to DVD video so you can watch on your TV.
    This software works on my Windows 8 PC.

    Cons

    Converts at 1x, so a bit slow, but for a free software that actually works like it's supposed to, who could complain?

    Summary

    I downloaded & tried several different programs to attempt to convert mp4 to dvd video. This is the only one that worked, and would burn video that windows dvd maker would not. The conversion process is slow, but it works, and it's free. There is an upgraded version available that I have not tried, but will likely spend the money if it increases the speed. If you are looking for dvd authoring and burning software, I would recommend trying this one.

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  • 4 stars

    "long wait to burn, but reliable"

    July 25, 2012   |   By marcelbavarian

    Version: Sothink Movie DVD Maker 3.8

    Pros

    can burn up to 3 movies on one dvd, have done as many as five.

    Cons

    if you burn more than 3 there will be pixel issues

    Summary

    i've used and updated sothink for 3 years, while there are others, the number of movies, and dvd features like menu music, and wallpapers makes this software complete! and free!!! :)

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