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Freemake Video Converter

Convert between video formats, rip and burn DVDs, upload clips to YouTube and more

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Languages: English, French, German
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 17 October 2016
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Downloads To Date: 39390
Developer: Ellora Assets Corporation
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Freemake Video Converter
Convert between video formats, rip and burn DVDs, upload clips to YouTube and more

As you'll guess from the name, Freemake Video Converter is able to convert videos from one format to another - but that's just the start of its capabilities.

The program imports a lengthy list of video formats, and can convert them to AVI, WMV, MP4 and 3GP formats. If you just want the file to play on a particular device, though, you can simply select one of many built-in device profiles. Choose the "to MP4" conversion option, for instance, and you can choose from presets including "iPhone, iPod Touch", "iPhone 4, iPad", "iPod Classic, Nano", "iPod 5G", "PSP", "Smartphones" and "Digital media players". Pick the option that best suits your hardware and Freemake Video Converter will prepare the file for you right away.

There's also support for ripping DVDs (unprotected only), and if you drag in a number of videos then the program will burn them to a video DVD. There's not a great deal of control over the results - you can choose text, thumbnail or motion menus, for instance, but can't significantly customise them - however this does make the process very quick and easy.

If you'd prefer to share your clips with the world, though, it might be easier to put them on YouTube - and Freemake Video Converter can do that, too. Just import the relevant videos, click the To YouTube button, enter your account details and the clips will be published for you.

And other features allow you to join videos, extract the soundtrack from a movie, create photo slideshows, and more.

Version (Changelog):
    - Added drag-n-drop support
    - Fixed the problem with Vimeo download


Freemake Video Converter provides very little low-level control over the videos it creates, which might frustrate experienced users. If you couldn't care less about bitrates, though, this could be perfect - it's fast, packed with features and very easy to use

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Stay Away from all Freemake products!

Posted by: William J Stroupe, 05 March 2016 22:27

All their products install a very persistent service which attaches itself to all your browsers and demolishes your performance, not only when browsing but also at most any other time. It took a lot of careful diagnosis to isolate the problem to Freemake software and then to get it removed completely. Once removed, everything is back to normal. Install their crap software at your own risk!


Posted by: Indy Jones, 25 October 2013 15:03

Now they are charging for the subtitle addon. What does "FREE" in Freemake mean? $10! Its a good software, but please, stop adding the freemake logo at the end of the video after its converted. Not happy.

Freemake Video Converter is broken ++

Posted by: Patricia Malcolm, 01 April 2013 16:16

With the issue of (approx) 3.2.1 Freemake started reporting corrupted files when joining clips with Fade Transition and using Freemake's YouTube upload button to complete the process. In the past week this has gradually (at first it was 'I may or I may not, depends how I feel') deteriorated to where it will no longer upload even a single 30-second clip. The files are obviously not corrupted, because if, instead of hitting YouTube upload you convert to, say, AVI, the process completes without any problem and then one can use YouTube's own upload page to upload the converted video.

Support@Freemake are aware of the fault and say they do not know when it will be fixed.

Next - When I first started using Freemake about 2 years ago I sent a number of feature requests, one of which was to enable YouTube uploads of more than 15 minutes duration. They said it was in hand. I repeated the request recently on their Facebook page and they patronisingly responded that it wasn't wise, one might be construed as infringing copyrights. Don't they know that many YouTubers' accounts are OK'd to upload videos of almost ANY length? So far my maximum upload has been 4-ish hours, but I exceed 15 minutes almost every day. I do not upload to the Film & Animation category.

Freemake converts to more and more formats for more and more gadgets, but the editing side of the program has not progressed at all, it has deteriorated.

Beware: Stubborn Malware Inside

Posted by: VideoGame Junkie, 12 November 2012 07:52

FreeMake Video Converter does provide a useful service by compressing and converting videos to a multitude of file types and compressions with ease, even allowing you to specify the size limit you would like your converted video to fit into. The problem is, it comes with a malware search bar that installs and binds itself to EVERY web browser on the host system, even when you explicitly specify NOT to install such a search bar. It also changes your default search engine and home page to the questionable search portal (possibly changes more, haven't found what other badness this malicious software does). Disabling or uninstalling the search bar does not function (it just comes back as if it was never disabled), and furthermore, the data files for the search bar program do not allow you to delete them manually (giving an error when attempting to do so). Finally, this program not only forced a restart of the computer after being installed (got to get that cash cow search bar installed ASAP, to hell with asking permission to reboot) but also slowed down a Core i5 computer to MOLASSES for no apparent reason whatsoever (aside perhaps from probably enforcing the search bar system service binding that prevents the search bar from ever being removed.) I highly recommend you turn to open source softwares like VLC or VirtualDub to compress/convert video and STAY AWAY from ANY software that claims to be free yet has no apparent advertising or sales model on their host website (they have to make money with this program somehow, and this crooked search bar is exactly how they do just this.)

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