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ApowerEdit 1.2.4 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — ApowerEdit 1.2.4

Makes it a breeze to create your own professional videos!
$79.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 115 (82%) 26 (18%) 93 comments

ApowerEdit 1.2.4 was available as a giveaway on May 20, 2018!

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ApowerEdit is an easy yet powerful video editor. Videos created with this tool can be used for teaching, presentation, sharing and just plain fun. It takes a pinch of fantasy to trim, cut, split, merge, rotate, mix video clips, apply stylish video effects, accelerate/slow down your video speed, and many more.

Key Features of ApowerEdit:

  • Possesses multiple tracks including video/ image track, image track, text track, audio track, filters track and overlays track.
  • Directly import folder to the Media.
  • Export video to 1080p.
  • Built-in plentiful materials including text, filters, overlays and transitions.
  • Provides both 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios.
  • Add mosaic to video with just one-click.
  • Drag the playhead to trim video/audio.
  • Four Steps to Edit Your Videos:
    1. Import your videos, audios or images to the Media area.
    2. Drag your files to the Timeline.
    3. Edit your videos on Timeline. You can trim, cut, split, merge and rotate video clips. In order to beautify your work, you can also add some effects to the video, such as mosaic, filters, overlays, transitions, zoom, etc.
    4. Click the Export button to save your video on the local disk.

    NB: The license is provided for 1 year.

    System Requirements:

    Windows 7 /8/ 10

    Publisher:

    Apowersoft Ltd

    Homepage:

    https://www.apowersoft.com/video-editor/

    File Size:

    54.3 MB

    Price:

    $79.95

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    #1

    ApowerEdit Support
    Thanks for using ApowerEdit (Apowersoft Video Editor). I’m the support of ApowerEdit. Here are some tips about how to use it.
    1. Instructions:
    ApowerEdit is a simple yet powerful video editor, even green hands can create a wonderful video within minutes. The current version is V1.2.4 which is more stable than old versions.
    2. Step-by-step Activation method:
    https://www.apowersoft.com/community/topic/activate-apoweredit-vip-giveaway.html 
    3. Link to the installation file:
    https://download.apowersoft.com/video-editor-pro-giveaway.exe 

    4.Changelog:
    https://www.apowersoft.com/community/topic/the-changelog-of-apoweredit.html
     
     
    Whatever bugs and shortcomings remain in the program must be laid entirely at our door. You can send feedback to us through “Help” at the upper left corner of our program. Or you may directly send email to us. We’ll try our best to fix them.
    Sincerely,
    Apowersoft
    support@apowersoft.com

    Reply   |   Comment by Apowersoft  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

    discovered activation codes were being marked as spam , eventually got code activated , was then unable to copy paste the license code and had to manually type in license code after many mistakes with 0 and 0 and and o 0 o OR IS IT O AND 0 OR maybe its a 0o0O annoyed the shxt out of me

    Reply   |   Comment by cathari5  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

    cathari5,
    The Right-Click Paste does do work within their apps
    But Ctrl-V does work - so you don't have to type the code
    The activation code is in the Readme.txt file to activate the software that you d/l

    I use their Streaming Video Recorder as my main YouTube d/ler
    I bought the lifetime version
    The only thing that I don't like is that if you come across a video on YouTube that it can not d/l for what ever reason they don't fix the issue. I had a video that I could not d/l with their software, but Fast Video Downloader was able to d/l it, but it took hours, the main thing was that i got the file.

    I like Streaming Video Recorder over all the YouTube d/ler that I have installed, I would even buy the Fast Video Downloader if they made the license a lifetime instead of a yearly fee. I have 5 or 6 d/leds installed and normally one of them will catch what I want.

    Also there is another two good video d/ler PlayOn Desktop lifetime and Replay Media Catcher (Not Lifetime) but you can pick the Suite up at a good price on sale.

    PlayOn is the best all around video downloader if you are mainly try to get videos from othe than YouTube

    Today giveaway came at a good time, my other install was running out next month, so now I am good for another year.

    Just a side note - Most companies the advertise on GOTD give a special discount to GOTD user over just the normal every day price on their website - Fast Video Downloader does not provide any extra discount, just the regular price that everybody gets it for. Maybe in the future they may consider a lifetime version for GOTD users.

    I would like to thank GOTD and Apowersoft for today's giveaway

    Reply   |   Comment by DasFox  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

    Hi cathari5,

    Thanks for your feedback. Have you activated it successfully? Could you please send some screenshots to our support email (support@apowersoft.com) so that we can help you fix it? Thank you.

    Reply   |   Comment by Apowersoft  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

    Apowersoft, all good , got it activated eventually, codes were being put in spam folder, and the license code wouldnt copy/paste for some reason. i hate typing out long license codes manually .got it right one eventually , thanks

    Reply   |   Comment by Matt  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

    Hi Matt,

    You're welcome. We're working on improving the activation process. Have a good day!

    Reply   |   Comment by Apowersoft  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
    #33

    I am surprised that I am having a problem that no one else has mentioned. For files I have tried editing (9-10), the audio is out of sync with the video. The files were screen capture recordings and downloaded media files. Thankfully, I have several other video editors to compare to. None of the other editors have the audio out of sync issue, and Media Players play the files with audio synced. The Screen Recording videos are mp4, all approximately 1720x970, and are all approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour long. The downloaded files vary in dimensions, but all show audio out of sync only with ApowerEdit 1.2.4 only. Since no one else mentioned the same, either no one has tested it as much as I have or there is something unique to my system that is specific to just ApowerEdit 1.2.4. Win7Pro x64 i7 6700k 16G RAM.

    Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

    Hi Gary,

    Sorry for that. Could you please send more info to our support email (support@apowersoft.com) ? We'll check it out and fix it. Thank you

    Reply   |   Comment by Apowersoft  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
    #32

    Spent far too long trying to get this application registered. I tried to follow the instructions given by the developer, but could not open up the correct window to register the product. Only 15 minutes to go before the giveaway ends. Will have to delete the trial version as I'm fed up trying. Got better things to do.

    Reply   |   Comment by Stephen Brown  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

    Hi Stephen Brown,

    sorry for that. Have you activated it? If not, we'll help you activate it free. Our support email (support@apowersoft.com) Thank you.

    Reply   |   Comment by Apowersoft  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
    #31

    It's easy to use. But we often need 2 or more text tracks and audio tracks. Do you guys will add this feature?

    Reply   |   Comment by Felix Green  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
    #30

    What happens to this trial after after the 1 year? It locks? It works but not updating anymore? What?

    Reply   |   Comment by teo  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

    teo, after 1 year, we can still use it just like their screen recorder. It'll update but there'll be a watermark in the exported video.

    Reply   |   Comment by Felix Green  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
    #29

    I just uninstalled this editor with revo and found out that it made a firewall rule on my system.

    Reply   |   Comment by adid  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
    #28

    Super software

    Reply   |   Comment by Ansar  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
    #27

    it's easy to creat photo movies,thank you.

    Reply   |   Comment by Hasegawa  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

    Hi Hasegawa,

    Thanks for your kindness. We'll add some features in the future which can help customers create photo movies in minutes.

    Reply   |   Comment by Apowersoft  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
    #26

    Indeed, ApowerEdit is a very practical application. Especially for me who has to edit videos every week.

    Reply   |   Comment by Annavii  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

    Hi Annavii,

    Thanks for your interesting in our program. You may have some suggestions about our video editor. We hope you can send some to our support email (support@apowersoft.com)so that we can make it better.

    Reply   |   Comment by Apowersoft  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
    #25

    Making a short video can never be a hard thing anymore! Love it.

    Reply   |   Comment by G  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

    Hi G,

    Thanks for your feedback. This version has a new feature that is you can press Ctrl+B to split your video. In this way, customers can cut their videos more easily. Thank you.

    Reply   |   Comment by Apowersoft  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
    #24

    I am using Win 10 Home, version 1709. on a HP laptop with a 64 bit os. AMD A10 processor.
    Following the directions this prog downloaded quick and clean. Created my Apower account easily. Registerd my version fast and completed the whole process in less that 10 minutes. While I stil have to run the program through some tasks, it seems to be, like several said, a simple and basic + video editing platform. Now for a free program I was not expecting to get one like, Adobe Premiere Pro, Vegas Pro Edit or even Lightworks Pro. This appears like a good platform for beginners and slightly advanced users. With alot of Transitions, Filters and elements. The text portion has some nice templates. But the overlays seem more for kids or beginners.
    But remember it is free. I would personally like totally free not licenced for a year progs but hey it is what it is. Still have to test import and export quality and what can be brought in to work on.

    So instead of complaining like the spoiled Americans we are. Go shoot some stuff and play with this offer. To the XP users. XP was and is a good OS but you should trade up as there are positives to Win 10. Even laptops are as powerful and solid work machines for many occupations, Even for graphic design work. (I also have a Win XP Machine I use here.) The one thing I will say about modern computing, I personally, hate this concept of online programs. When we as consumers buy a program we should be able to have them on our machines.

    This Program is a 2 out of 5 for me. Not bad but more of a beginners program. $79.95 is high for it. Fells more like a $25.00 Program.
    ~Coal

    Reply   |   Comment by Coal  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

    Hi Coal,

    Thanks for your sincere comment. It's pretty useful. I guess you're a professional video editor. Maybe you're a great YouTuber~ Could you please send some suggestions to our support email (support@apowersoft.com)? We'll adopt some of them so that we can make this program better and better. And we'll send our Apowersoft Unlimited VIP to you for free. Thanks again.

    Reply   |   Comment by Apowersoft  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
    #23

    Downloaded and installed. Not getting a “Log in & Sign up” button screen. Just getting a blue soft edge box with the logo, nothing else. Anybody know how to get past it.

    Reply   |   Comment by momof4spoiled1s  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

    Hi momof4spoiled1s,


    sorry for that. Have you activated it? If not, we'll help you activate it free. Our support email (support@apowersoft.com) Thank you.

    Reply   |   Comment by Apowersoft  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
    #22

    after numerous attempts they have failed to send the activation code , so program is hanging waiting for a code , seems like a pretty simple thing to do

    Reply   |   Comment by cathari5  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

    Hi cathari5,

    Sorry for that. Have you checked your Spam folder? If you still cannot activate it, please send one email to our support email (support@apowersoft.com). We'll help you activate it immediately. Thank you.

    Reply   |   Comment by Apowersoft  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
    #21

    I'll give it a go, especially as I was looking for a simple video editor.

    The standard price seems high in comparison to other offerings, but it's free here so have a year to evaluate it. After a year I may renew or look elsewhere.

    Although some may dislike the year license on this and other offerings, I think it's fairly generous of the developers. After all, they're in it to make money, and software development isn't cheap.

    Moreover, a year is a long time to evaluate and see if it meets your needs. After that, there'll probably be other video editors on Giveaway, and already free editors like Shotcut and free versions of Davinci Resolve etc for those who need more power.

    Anyway, initial thoughts are it looks clean and simple, and more importantly works well on Win 10.

    So thanks to Apowersoft for making it available.

    Reply   |   Comment by Paragon  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

    Hi Paragon,

    Thanks for your understanding. If you have some good suggestions, please send them to our support email (support@apowersoft.com). Once they're adopted, you'll get free license or maybe Lifetime license if the suggestion is pretty important and useful. Thank you~

    Reply   |   Comment by Apowersoft  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
    #20

    Installed for me but like others, first splash screen was 1/10th normal size, blue with half a circle on the right edge and no commands/menues to enlarge or register or use. (Win 7, 64 bit, ==works for most programs)

    Is the glitch from APower or GAOTD?

    Reply   |   Comment by bobbo  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

    Hi bobbo,

    Thanks for your feedback. What's the resolution ratio of your monitor? Please adjust your DPI to 100%. If it cannot be solved, please send some screenshots to our support email (support@apowersoft.com). We'll help you fix it immediately.

    Reply   |   Comment by Apowersoft  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
    #19

    tried downloading APOWERSOFTEdit1.2.4 . It downloads allright but all I get is a black square on my screen. I cannot open it or do anything with it. Can somebody help me please?

    Reply   |   Comment by LEO  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

    Hi LEO,

    Sorry for the inconvenience. It can be caused by the small resolution ratio of monitor. Please send some screenshots to our support email (support@apowersoft.com). We'll check the problem and reply to you ASAP. Thank you.

    Reply   |   Comment by Apowersoft  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

    Apowersoft, Sorry I am not computor savvy. How do I send screen shots.

    Reply   |   Comment by LEO  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

    Hi LEO,

    You can send one email to support@apowersoft.com, not here. Thank you

    Reply   |   Comment by Apowersoft  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
    #18

    This is yet another version of the simple generic video editor that is offered under a dozen different brand names. Who knows what the origin of the code is? It's not a bad video editor for basic editing tasks - I keep a couple of versions on my system and use it occasionally, but it lacks more advanced features and flexibility. I'm sure the Apowersoft version is as good as any, but the free registration codes given out by Apowersoft tend to mysteriously expire after a few months, so a different version might survive longer.

    Reply   |   Comment by Felix Crevat  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

    Felix Crevat, Thank you, good to know.
    I'm so done with companies whose product lic dies soon after you get it.

    Reply   |   Comment by BobbyA  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

    Felix Crevat, I do not have the same exeperience as you.
    I have these programs from Apowesoft's giveaways:

    Video Converter Studio: 2017/09/12 activation still valid
    Screen Recording Suite: 2010, valid
    Streaming Audio Recorder: 2013, valid

    (I always backup my activation data, so even if i reinstall Windows or change the computer, it's easy to restore it and keep the software activated, even with a fresh installation, except if there is a Machine ID in the activation data)

    Reply   |   Comment by Poisson Rouge  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

    Hi Felix Crevat,

    Thanks for your feedback. In fact, the license is valid for a year and it will expire after 1 year (maybe 12 months is not a few?). And if it expires in just a few months, you can contact with us, we'll help you activate it for 12 months. Thank you.

    Reply   |   Comment by Apowersoft  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

    Hi Poisson Rouge,

    Thanks for your interesting in our programs. If you have some good suggestions, please send them to us. Once they're adopted, you'll get free VIP account~Thank you.

    Reply   |   Comment by Apowersoft  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

    I have some of those Apowersoft apps too - all with valid registration codes that no longer work after a few months.

    Reply   |   Comment by Felix Crevat  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
    #17

    I respect those developers that learned, worked hard and finally succeeded alone with a nice piece of software but I prefer those developers spread all over the world and collaborating in the development of a new software. That's why I prefer Shotcut, an open source, cross-platform video editor capable converting and editing video files in a variety of formats.
    Shotcut supports a number of audio and video formats and codecs thanks to FFmpeg (or libav as-built) as well as many image formats such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, SVG, TGA, TIFF as well as image sequences. Shotcut requires no importing - native editing and includes frame-accurate seeking for many formats.

    Reply   |   Comment by Purrete  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
    #16

    Installed and tried out the program. This is a very simple non-linear video editor, including most of what you'd want in in a simple editor and you can use it for a year for free.
    However, the lifetime version on their website costs around $80. The one I've been using for a long time is Powerdirector. It's cheapest version is around $60, and does SO much more than this offering (so much more!!), including one of the most dazzling slide show producers built into the program you will find today, in my opinion. If you can find the 'LE' (stripped down) free version of Powerdirector (it comes out from time to time) you can use it forever and it allows you to produce one choice of a slideshow (worth the download by itself).
    Sorry, but $80, or even $40 every year is not realistic when you know what else is on the market.

    Reply   |   Comment by phoe  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)
    #15

    Does anybody know what happens to this program after the one year license expires? Does it cease to function? Some others remain viable but not updatable after the license expires.

    Reply   |   Comment by Injeun  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

    Hi Injeun,

    Thanks for your feedback. You can still use this program after one year. While, there'll be a small watermark on the output videos. Thank you.

    Reply   |   Comment by Apowersoft  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
    #14

    About the 1 year licence: maybe it"s 1 year free updates and support, and lifetime licence. I've installed the software, logged to my account and it automatically registtered (no need to input the key).
    Then I closed the program, disconnected my computer from the network, set the system time to 2020, and launched the program again. It runned normally, without asking me to register or login nor telling me that the licence was over.

    Also I have another Giveaway from another website, from last year, Apowersoft Video Converter Studio, and it's said about the licence:

    "This is a 1-computer 1-year lifetime license
    You get free updates for one year
    You get free tech support for one year"

    So I'm keeping today's Giveway without hesitation, even if there is a lack of informations about the licence.

    Reply   |   Comment by Poisson Rouge  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)

    Hi Poisson Rouge,

    Thanks for your feedback. Yes, you can use all our programs of free versions for lifetime. Maybe there're some limitation such as watermark but you can still use them.

    Reply   |   Comment by Apowersoft  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
    #13

    Another NON-XP program........never mind that statistically there are STILL 100 MILLION USERS WORLDWIDE.
    Oh Well

    Reply   |   Comment by iwontell  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)

    iwontell, That's right, and considering how many XP machines are out there, I'd say it was downright negligent of Microsoft to discontinue basic support for XP.

    Reply   |   Comment by Phillip  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

    iwontell, hello grandad you still using a c64 too.

    Reply   |   Comment by riccipottan  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

    iwontell, have fun with all the security vulnerabilities.

    Reply   |   Comment by VTC  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

    VTC, I hope you are enjoying all the security vulnerabilities in ALL versions and editions of Microsoft Windows including the latest builds of Windows 10! They are designed in for USA security services to use until the security flaws are threatened to be exposed publicly when they are discovered!

    It is still possible to get critical/important security updates for XP SP3 variants using certain tweaks or if one has a service contract with Microsoft.

    Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
    #12

    why will it NOT open? HELP!!

    Reply   |   Comment by Howie  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

    Howie, Did you open AND follow the instructions in the README file? I did just that and had absolutely no issues whatsoever.

    Reply   |   Comment by Harry  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

    Howie, If you do have an account, then you can login at:
    https://www.apowersoft.com/support/user
    There are links for your account's program's

    Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

    Hi Howie,

    Sorry for that. Can you open it now? If not, please send one email to our support email (support@apowersoft.com). We'll help you fix it. Thank you.

    Reply   |   Comment by Apowersoft  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
    #11

    I downloaded and could NOT open

    Reply   |   Comment by Howie  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)
    #10

    I think many people are missing the point.
    1 year licence to try it out.
    if you don't like it after a year ( you'll usually know after a few days) thn chuck it.
    It didn't cost you anything and in the meantime there will be plenty of contenders vieing to replace this software.
    stay tuned to GOTD and you may see a better video editor offered for free "trial" in the coming months.
    A free trial is just that. It is not a free licence with unlimited use for life including upgrades and improvements.
    I know everyone on GOTD is cheap and want something for nothing but there are limits.
    If I was smart enough to write a program like this and spend hours and hours developing it, I certainly wouldn't want to give unlimited free licences to everyone to use it.
    I might as well not bothered to write it in the first place and just read a good book instead.
    The authour needs to be compensated and the "free trial" is the best way to get it out there to be evaluated by others.
    stop being so cheap and just go and buy the big programs for big $$ and stay away from GOTD.
    for me, i enjoy trying new software and if it doesn't do what I want, I toss it and no cost to me to find that out.
    I'm tired of typing now, I think i'll have a snooze.

    Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)

    Bill, You are correct on your note. Look at the larger software companies like Microsoft. Their new office software has 1 year licenses to get you to buy their products each year. I don't like it but if you own Microsoft shares of stock you would probably like it.

    Reply   |   Comment by AndyM  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

    AndyM, yes, indeed, Andy. Microsoft is a company whose time has come and is now going on the down arc of it's life. Softie could have been another Apple, going strong in use by the general public but the difference lies in the philosophy as evidenced by the discussions in the 80s between Jobs versus Gates. Even from their names you kinda get the images of Progress versus being Blocked.

    My personal objective is to get as much software as I can going on Linex Debian Mint and when I can do everything there bye, bye Mister Softie.

    Reply   |   Comment by Morgan Pierce  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

    .
    [ Bill ],

    How do you explain vendors who return to GOTD, time and again, with unlimited, non-expiring giveaways?
    __________

    PS -- No one expects free upgrades, and no one expects 'everyone' to have access ( it's a one-day offering only for visitors to GOTD ), but no one expects any software from GOTD to suddenly become dysfunctional.
    .

    Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

    Bill,
    Well said! Besides, everyone should know that "nothing is really ever free". There is some sort of string attached in some form or another, even if it's not completely visible, but it's there. I don't know why I see so many complaints about licence length and features when you get to use it for free until the author's posted deadline. If you like the software after evaluating it, then buy it...it's just that simple.

    Reply   |   Comment by John  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)

    "I think many people are missing the point. (...) I know everyone on GOTD is cheap and want something for nothing but there are limits."

    So we're "cheap" but didn't get it, heh? Let's put this straight, then.

    As a developer, you're musing about sites like GAOTD (sic, ie repeat the name aloud for yourself, hint: it's not "extended trial of the day") - since, indeed, giving away your work seems "impossible" (if you have to live from it and aren't in the enviable position to do it smart-and-fast, and for building up credentials), but then, making your software known to the public by the traditional ways (today: google ads) is incredibly expensive or not that efficient (repeatedly raving about it in remote fora); writing scam "reviews", under multiple identities, within cnet.com (where real, detailed but less enthousiastic user reviews are systematically censored) seeming to be the best way of doing it without losing money, currently.

    Let's be serious: Most developers NEED some incoming money from their efforts, so half-price on "bits" means 25 p.c., GAOTD means "nothing" for starting: How to do it? The answer is VERY simple, once you start about thinking about it:

    Have a full-functioning give/sell-away "standard" version which is "crippled" by your own standards/strivings indeed, but which is at least as good as the standard, similar "open source" offerings are in that respect - unfortunately, in elaborate video editing, these standards are incredibly high; in most other fields of software, it's easier to realize this.

    Then, you must not only encourage but accomplish satisfactory "conversion rates", ie getting your "cheap" or "free" users to buy the non-simplified version. In order to attain this, you not only regularly update your "pro" version, but at any such occasion, you have your throw-away version installations (ie throw-away from your point of view) automatically update themselves, in order to give the respective and following info to the user (whenever they run your software next time after that date, so technically: upon each run, your cripple software would "phone home" in order to check):

    "For the next 7 (or 10 if you're really, really proud of the new functions) days (only), this software will come with complete functionality, and especially, it now also comprises ... (with explanations) - AND you'll get a special upgrade price* if you order the upgrade within the next 15 (!) days."

    (* = (plus VAT in case but) of which the net price you retain more than 90 p.c. here (considering the payment processor fees), not just around 20 p.c. as with "bits" or others)

    And from then on, it'll be all up to yourself and the quality of your programming, for the lesser part technically-wise, and for the much bigger part "design"-wise, which means system-user interoperability, ease of use, "intuitiveness", "ergonomics" and all that.

    And yes, some users will not upgrade at the very first occasion but will try to do their "serious" work within those 7-day time frames, but since they will not occur when they "need" them, and since you will not multiply these excessively - once every 8, 9 or 10 months or so will be largely sufficient to remind your users of their duty vis-à-vis themselves after all! -, most of them who really (ie with a certain regularity) use your software will end up by buying (and then also updating, if you justify those updates) it:

    Just give them valid reasons to do so, and give them the occasion to do so; most developers do their trials so badly though that their prospects aren't even able to do a new trial again after a substantial update of their software, after one or several years. And an extended (even 1-year-) trial is no alternative for what I say since you take away all urgency, all incentive to make a decision soon, and within a your, when your prospect then would have to pay, they will have plenty of time to discover, and to compare with, similar, alternative, competing software: "if I now have to pay (at similar price) anyway, I'll buy the very best software of its kind!": No "gratitude" there, all to the contrary, since you even TAKE AWAY from them: "forcing" them to pay then will even make them chose equally-prized, slightly inferior software as a replacement!

    No, 1-year trials are counter-productive for anybody involved, whilst continuous (and even updated, for Win-compatibility and bug-extermination) "standard" versions, with regular reminders what's brilliantly new within the (for 15 days around 25 p.c. reduced vis-à-vis the official price) new "pro" version, will bear tremendous conversion rates to your paid version.

    And then, do continuous development, with (worthwile) paid upgrades slightly less then every 2 years, BUT charge for them 30 p.c. of the full price, not 50 p.c., not even after more than 2 years: There again, you would make your customers have think again about possible switching instead.

    No need for GAOTD's renaming, it remains to be an incredibly useful platform for smart software developers in need of prospects. Cf. my "How NOT to Conceive Software Trials" from one year ago which you (only*) can find by google if you also add "site:donationcoder.com". (* = and that says it all about the real, rather insignificant web impact of such exotic fora like theirs where desperate developers try to get some prospects from).

    No need for verbal abuse ("everyone on GOTD is cheap") then, just do things smart on your side and thus GET the Win-Win GAOTD offers to you. QED.

    Reply   |   Comment by Just saying  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)

    Just saying, Simple if you feel unable to give away the thing free but only to rent it out on a limited licence. with all the justifications of the developer's work etc., then call it a free trial, do not call it a give-away unless you are actually giving it away e.g. for publicity purposes.

    Reply   |   Comment by Laxative  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

    Just saying, I never buy a programme with an annual subscription, it's simply a rip off. I can see buying something like this as a one off purchase but an annual subscription of $79.95 for something you can get open source for free? The concept is absurd. The fact is you simply cannot improve the programming every year to improve it by the annual fee and you won't spend the programming dollars on doing that. If you actually needed an annual fee to support your original programming either it's not good enough to sell to get your money back or you'd be broke because you're selling it too cheap At $80, clearly you're not). You can buy the same or better with a one off payment. That's why I wouldn't consider even trying for free.

    Reply   |   Comment by Orson  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
    #9

    What I believe is a pertinant question to Giveawayoftheday.com sales team...

    When negotiating a giveaway do you ever suggest to prospective contributers that offer both lifetime and rental license models that their products will be significantly better received if they offer the lifetime license with no entitlement to free upgrades or re-install rights and the price they should display should be for the same license model they are going to offer? Or silently letting them present users with an expiring license of whatever duration and advertising that licenses price instead of advertising the lifetime license price which to the giveawayoftheday.com customer feels like a double whammy, both what is practically an extended trial of the product that WILL expire and require payment to continue using it and look like a sneaky bait and switch upsell of the lifetime license without givingaway the lifetime license, on the day of the giveaway.

    These cheapskate vendors not offering their best license model in giveaways are doing themselves no favours and ruining their online reputations by shortchanging giveaway marketing events with their cheapest and sometimes with license durations they don't even sell commercially!

    If they do it right in the first place there is the possibility we will buy the license we are given when we upgrade our PC's or re-install them and may even recommend the product to friends and family or employers if we have gotten proficient at using them and do not feel cheated by the vendors offering during a giveaway. If we see a sub par license model offered as the giveaway and dishonest pricing then we will NOT trust the vendor with out hard earned cash and personal details needed to pay for an extra license on system re-install or upgrade. No matter how other users who don't understand the giveawayoftheday.com marketing oppertunity say well the developers have put in many hours of development work and need to be paid ... well making users of marketing campaigns feel cheated does not engender trust.

    Just my thoughts on the matter...

    Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)
    #8

    AVS video editor seems to be a much better option than this. It even costs much less.

    Reply   |   Comment by Amit Kumar  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

    Amit Kumar,
    you only just wrote the note at 8:44am. you are very fast at installing this program and evaluating that it is not as good as AVS editor. Maybe if you used it more than 10 minutes you might find that it is just as good or better.
    you make fast judgments. too bad you are doing a dis-service to the person who wrote this program by making statements such as yours.
    i'm going to try it out for several hours before i say it is no good or give you my opinion of a better piece of software out there.

    Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

    .
    [ Amit Kumar ],

    Thanks for suggesting a competitive alternative from your experience.

    When you get a chance, could you also provide some particulars as to comparative features and benefits of each program in your experience.

    Thanks.
    .

    Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

    Peter Blaise,

    If you're looking for alternatives, Peter, check out the software listing at videohelp[.]com -- their listing is divided up into several categories of video editors, & there's a bunch to choose from. At the high end, Avid has a free version, & DaVinci Resolve is *I think* Very Popular, though both take learning. HitFilm from FXhome may be the most approachable. I don't know if it's still available, but a day or two ago I read that Roxio had a special going on Amazon, & their NLE is pretty easy to master. VideoStudio Pro is also due to start sale pricing [~$25 & up] for their 2018 version. Nero Ultimate, which has a capable NLE, has been going on sale [~$30] for months now.

    RE: Comparative features... ApowerEdit is pretty easy to use, but features are limited -- every feature you add also makes using the software more complicated, requiring more learning. The encoders included used to matter a Lot more -- now most all can encode high quality AVC, which is the most common output format. That said, some software does encoding primarily using CUDA or OpenCL, using the GPU rather than CPU, & while quality suffers a bit, they're the fastest if you've got the right GPU. Better encoders use the GPU only where it doesn't effect quality, though again having the right GPU matters -- Nero is one of the better apps in that respect. Most offer filters & scene transitions, but higher up the food chain things like blue &/or green screen gets better, & you'll find color correction. Stuff like more complex moving overlays, compositing, & tracking objects &/or paths also becomes available. Of course not everyone wants or needs those more advanced capabilities -- for many win10's Movie Maker replacement is good enough.

    Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

    .
    [ mike ],

    Thank you very much for your insight.

    A challenge I see is for programmers to INTELLIGENTLY add features and benefits, such that a simple control for the end user implements sophisticated controls within a program.

    For example, an INTELLIGENT video analyzer might scan a video, then make recommendations on how to en-smallen it, to coin a phrase -- via a simple control [ Make Smaller File Size / Screen Size ] -- for instance, INTELLIGENTLY offering fewer scans down and dots across, a less intense bit rate, enhanced compression, and so on.

    Because now, when I see a video, and I have to analyze all that myself, sometimes outside of a video editing program, and then try to find ways within a video editing program to select the results I think I want, and hope for the best ... often having to try over and over, fighting the program's counterintuitive behavior of making a larger file anyway after I select a smaller screen.

    Why offer me 1080p output from a 480p input WITHOUT COMMENTING that it's unable to actually generate new material to fill the 1080p presentation, and all 1080p players will up-scale anyway on the fly?

    So, I appreciate your comment that "... every feature you add also makes using the software more complicated ..." BUT that's only for programmers who are not end users, who instead just dump competitive specifications into the program without INTELLIGENTLY incorporating those features and their benefits into simple but powerful INTELLIGENT controls.

    APowerSoft take note.
    .

    Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

    Amit Kumar,
    AVS has some good programs, but the license model stinks big time - Read the small print
    It is license to the current computer only
    If you buy s new computer you CAN NOT transfer the license to the new computer
    Your computer dies you CAN NOT transfer the license to the new computer - So you are out of luck and money spent on buying the software
    This is the main reason that I did not buy their software

    Apowersoft, has a better model tied to the user
    If you want it installed on your desktop and laptop you can run either or - just one at a time
    If you need to get a newer faster computer you don't lose your software

    I know that a lot of messages on GOTD are talking about the length of the license
    I prefer the lifetime license, but dont have an issue with the one year licenses
    I stay away from the ones less then 6 months

    The software companies are in business to make money. not just give out free software

    I have bought about a dozen software programs that has been offered on GOTD
    But I do like getting them on sale
    There is another vendor that their software comes up on here and they run a 40% off, but also runs it with a 60% off, the last two time they have had products on GOTD, it has been at 40% off, so I am just running the one year license, when they run the lifetime license at 60% off i will more than likely buy them.

    I have had free license stop working before they should have from some companies, and normally i will not buy their software

    But getting back to Apowersoft, I like their software, I have bought some of their software
    If you have not tried their Streaming Video Recorder for d/ling YouTube videos, I highly recommend it

    Reply   |   Comment by DasFox  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
    #7

    This site should be renamed " Trial a Way for a Year" , as an observer and user for several years ,I'm getting tired of this method of advertising , me thinks that it is time to delete my shortcuts, tabs and markers to this site.
    The old grey mare she ain't what she used to be.

    Reply   |   Comment by G Baker  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+43)
    #6

    I like this product i find that it works well and would like to purchase it but i also find the price too high and is not prepared to pay yearly for any program no matter how good it is they are many other programs that with a bit more input can achieve the same results

    Reply   |   Comment by Joey  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
    #5

    I had problems to understand the bad reception, then I discovered the "The license is provided for one year" line; well, the original price of 80$ is NOT for just 1 year, so the prominent "Price: The program is available for $79.95, but it will be free for our visitors as a time-limited offer." is misleading.

    That being said, the key word here for avoiding deception is "Shotcut" - google it, and have a nice Sunday!

    Reply   |   Comment by Just saying  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+35)

    Perhaps another hint can be useful for some. Most use cases are splitting YT (or other) videos into specific parts (ie (1) cutting out unwanted parts there, then you also need (2) "joining" functionality or just selecting key parts (then you only need the (1) cutting functionality of course).

    You would want the "results" stay in the original quality (ie no "automatic conversion" / no "new rendering"); there are lots of paid programs which even split those functionalities (1) and (2) up into 2 different offerings, a "Cutter" (around 20, 25$) and a "Joiner" (ditto, and then a "package of both" for 35 or 40$); also, there is free software to do it, but often, it's from 2003 (no joke!) and cannot handle newer formats, e.g. H.264 = AVC = mpeg4 part 10 which should be your preferred "regular" (ie not 4k) format today whenever possible/available.

    And even most of the paid Cutters / Joiners / basic "Editors" only "do it" by so-called "key frames"; you must know that the common video formats are compacted ("compressed") and only have "real" frames every 12th frame or so by the second (ie 2 "real" frames out of 24 in total per second), the intermediate frames (which in the non-compacted DVD format are all there in full) being "calculated" by your processor on run-time, from "what has been changed from the previous frame" info encoded instead. (Let's hope (all?) those compacted formats are smart enough to render a new "key frame" whenever it's a "totally new picture", instead of trying to do just an "intermediate frame info" in such cases.)

    And that's why those basic editors cannot cut and join BUT on those "key frames" (you will find that either in their description or in their help file, or you simply discover it when using them), they simply lack the code to calculate those "intermediate frames" for editing purposes.

    More elaborate video editors come with the necessary code to do this, of course, and those are the only ones you should buy in case, paid editors / "Cutters" / "Joiners" are simply not worth any of your money, not even when they only cost 20$ - and most of them are more expensive than that, with cutting AND joining combined: they simply live on the fact that most users don't know what I'm explaining here.

    Thus, if you just need a basic cutter/joiner, cutting/joining on "key frames" (which indeed is "more than enough" in almost every such case I've ever encountered), processing even H.264 (I don't know about H.265 since I never use it) and with no quality loss, have a look at AVIDEMUX, which is free, and which I have used up to this day for this use case, with perfect results.

    And for "more" than just cutting (out) / joining, SHOTCUT is absolutely brilliant; both free programs are in constant development.

    Reply   |   Comment by Just saying  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

    EDIT: Sorry, with "paid editors / "Cutters" / "Joiners" are simply not worth any of your money" I meant such things which aren't even able to (well! since there will almost certainly be differences in quality then, depending on the original - and to be maintained - file formats) render those "intermediate frames". As for editors which do a lot more, my knowledge of them is partly lacking, so I cannot judge them vs. (free) Shotcut or then (also free but much more specialized) Avid Media Composer First.

    Reply   |   Comment by Just saying  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

    And I missed the fact that you must distinguish between video container formats and file formats (just google "video container format vs container format"); some developers of basic, paid video editing software seem to play on the common lack of knowing of the utter need of making this distinction... (both "MKV" and "MP4" are NO valid info, naked)!

    Reply   |   Comment by Just saying  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

    Just saying, Thank you , wow :)

    Reply   |   Comment by G Baker  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

    Thank YOU! And English being a foreign language for me, please excuse my mistake above, I wanted to say, download Shotcut (and then, for the simple things, Avidemux), in order to avoid disappointment / disenchantment / frustration, not for "deception" (in french: "déception": that had been a "false friend", linguistically: sorry again!).

    Reply   |   Comment by Just saying  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
    #4

    Download, install, and account registration are easy enough. When going to activate the program one must use the drop down menu by your account name in the pop up window. This took me a bit of time to figure out before getting the program activated. After activation I was able to import a file, add it to the storyboard/timeline and then start looking at the features the program gives one. Thanks.

    Reply   |   Comment by elvy  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

    Hi elvy,

    Thanks for your feedback. We're working on improving the process of activation. Thank you.

    Reply   |   Comment by Apowersoft  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
    #3

    As far as I tried, it does not support MTS files import.
    I don't see any use for it as such.
    It does support RTL text.

    Reply   |   Comment by adid  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

    adid, MTS is a limited implementation of m2ts, which has to do with blu-ray. MTS in developed for consumer video cameras

    Reply   |   Comment by Hadrianus  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

    Hi adid,

    Thanks for your feedback. It's pretty useful. We'll support MTS format in ApowerEdit 1.2.6 version. Thank you.

    Reply   |   Comment by Apowersoft  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
    #2

    I like the timeline design. That's so easy to edit video with ApowerEdit. Thanks a lot to the developers!

    Reply   |   Comment by Mariwh  –  6 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
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