Monday, December 27, 2010

Freemake Video Converter - another noteworthy free video converter

Here's another video converter, that's absolutely freeware, and also has loads of unique features that no other program will have.
[See also: Hamster is a completely FREE software that converts ANY video]

Freemake Video Converter is a 14.3 MB download (as of current version, site linked to at the end). Just install and you're good to go in less than a minute after downloading.

Freemake has a nice, colorful and smooth interface that makes things fun too. They say that their piece of software has support for more than 200 input formats. Here's a list. More than that, Freemake's converter even converts video from more than 40 websites. You can convert and simultaneously download videos from websites like YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Hulu, MTV, MetaCafe and more. Here's a list of some.

Like most programs nowadays do, Freemake Video Converter even allows you to use a preset conversion for an optimized output to suit your portable device. I mean, you can convert videos for your iPod, iPhone, Android device, PlayStation, XBOX and several others.

Other Freemake's converter features include cutting, joining, flipping, rotating, or changing aspect ratio of the video when burning discs, based on your choice. The output file size can be limited to fit the video onto CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray. Oh, did I mention that Freemake Video Converter can even burn Blu-Ray discs?

If your nVidia video card and its driver support CUDA technology, Freemake integrates with it too, so that your video conversion does not hog on your CPU's processing power. To see a list of GPUs that support nVidia's CUDA technology, click here. Even if you don't have a CUDA-supported graphics card, don't worry, of course you can still use this program.

The test:
I had reviewed another free video converter a while ago, called the Hamster Video Converter. I thought I'll put these two converters to a test to find out which one is faster. So, on my primary computer, which has an AMD 1.9 GHz dual-core CPU and a nVidia GeForce 6150 Go (128 MB) GPU, I converted a 720p HD video (29 seconds in duration) from .MPG to .AVI.

On the Freemake Video Converter, the process took around 1 min 4 sec, while on the Hamster Video Converter, the same process took around 2 min 55 sec.

Download Freemake Video Converter

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