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Editors' Review

by   / December 07, 2014

Prism Video File Converter Free is a capable, easy-to-use tool that can convert videos between most formats, including some uncommon ones, one by one or in batches. A clean, efficient user interface avoids the garish backgrounds and "styling" common to freeware video converters. Recent updates include FLV encoding and preview conversion output.


Device-specific: Prism's long Output format menu supports many specific devices as well as more than 30 file types, including less-common but increasingly popular formats like MKV and OGG, and even WAV and MP3 audio files.

Pop-up settings: Instead of burying important options in a nest of menus, specific options for each file format open directly from the compact, uncluttered interface.

DVD rips: Prism can extract and convert files directly from DVDs.

Fast: Conversion speed will depend on factors like file type and length and available system resources, of course. But Prism powered through videos, converting them at the highest quality settings at a rate that shamed many similar tools.


Marketing on the toolbar: Upgrade, Share, and Suite buttons on the toolbar take up a lot of space yet do nothing for the tool's performance or the toolbar's appearance.

Bottom Line

Prism Video File Converter Free is a step up from YouTube-only converters and their derivatives, yet it's just as easy to use -- even easier in some cases.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.18

Version 5.18 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.


Publisher NCH Software
Publisher web site
Release Date July 10, 2019
Date Added July 22, 2019
Version 5.18


Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Converters

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 968.23KB
File Name prismrefsetup_cnt.exe


Total Downloads 1,890,601
Downloads Last Week 97


License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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