Freemake Video Converter review
Summary: Freemake Video Converter opens with an advertisement. Although Freemake Video Converter isn't free in any way, the free basic package may be used as a trial to help you choose which registration packages to buy to continue using the program.
Although it's not bad, you can still use the basic package to test the app. The layout of the app is very intuitive with sources and destinations at the top. Our favorite is Freemake DVD ripper Although it is still one of our top picks, it ranks at the bottom. This program has presets that can convert your video to Blackberry or Nokia phones. Windows Media Player has a few fans left. Freemake Video Converter doesn't support H265 because it places its source options at the top and has a list of presets that can be used to convert video.
Beyond the presets there's not much tweaking required. There are two options for encoding: one-pass, which is quicker, or the faster and more efficient 2-pass. You can make significant modifications to presets if necessary.
In return for upgrading to the paid version, click on the 'Remove Branding" link. You have many options for unlocks. Five of the unlock packs can be purchased for $170 and will allow unlimited access to all features. This is far more than apps like WinX DVD Ripper Platinum or for just $60.
Freemake Video Converter looks less appealing. It's possible that it is being held back.
The application also failed to recognize the Nvidia graphic card on our test computer and defaulted to DirectX video acceleration. We can only speculate what the Nvidia graphics card might have done to speed up conversion speeds. Many rippers like Wondershare Uniconverter use GPU-acceleration for faster rips.
However, this is missing out on something. After pondering for a while about the reasons you would want to do this, we came up with the following: some people burn portrait videos from their cellphones to DVD. It's possible to overlook potentially useful features because there aren't any tooltips.
Although it is advertised as freeware, the demo version of Freemake Video Converter doesn't have any real value. You will see payment options with ridiculously high prices. It is confusing to understand the pricing structure and annoying advertisements for features. These are also features you won't find with other programs, such as Handbrake.
It's not so annoying that you have to live with it. There is an excellent DVD ripper/video converter underneath, which has many device-specific presets as well as some original ideas. It could make your life easier with an updated to support H265 as well as some modifications to the GPU support.