Freemake Video Converter is a free program for converting video files. It contains no advertising, but asks to install additional programs such as DriverScanner, the Amazon browser and the TuneUp utility during installation; those who do not want this can disable the option.
The program handles many popular video formats, including DVDs, video camera formats (avi, mpg, death, avchd, mov, dv, rm), cell phone formats (3gp, 3g2), PC formats (wmv, mkv, qt, ts, mts), music formats (mp3, aac, wma) and photo formats (jpg, bmp, png) – in all more than 200 formats are supported.
Online videos from services such as YouTube, Facebook, MyVideo, MTV, Vimeo, Dailymotion and MegaVideo can also be converted. For this all it takes is to copy a video’s URL or select the video via the browser plug-in. More than 40 video portals are supported.
Multiple videos can be converted to a new format at once. If the target format is MP3, the program extracts only the audio track of the videos or DVDs and saves them in a new music file. Freemake Video Converter allows also the link to an account for online services such as YouTube or Facebook.
Version 188.8.131.52 offers new subtitling features, called Subtitles Pack, that are available with a donation. To activate the Subtitles Pack, click on the menu “Help” and then click “Get Subtitles Pack”. The new features include:
-Change subtitle font size
-Switch subtitles font to match the theme and style of the film
-Support for special characters, Unicode, and UTF encodings
-Convert movies with subtitles for viewing on TV, iPhone, iPad, Android, Xbox, PSP, etc.
Also with a donation users can access the Gold Pack, with which you can remove black bars and create DVD menus. This pack also features automatic data backup.