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Giveaway of the day — CinemaHD 4

CinemaHD converts videos and movies for watching on TV or other devices.
$39.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 216 (72%) 83 (28%) 75 comments

CinemaHD 4 was available as a giveaway on January 1, 2016!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$129
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Turn your camera’s colour photos into incomparable monochrome works of art

Have you saved your videos or movies on your computer, and now you want to watch them on TV? CinemaHD converts videos and movies to display them on other devices. You can choose the device you want from the list.

Furthermore, the software converts your videos to high definition and achieves the best possible resolution. With the ODU-technology (Object Detection Upscaling), CinemaHD 4 is able to resolve scaling errors and scaling artifacts visibly, even better than common methods from Spline or Lanczos. With only a few mouse clicks you can create HD-files out of DVD-videos (or single chapters).

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8; RAM: Min. 512 MB (1 GB MByte recommended); CPU with at least 1 GHz; MP3 Codec; Graphic Card with overlay-function

Publisher:

Engelmann

Homepage:

http://www.engelmann.com/en-us/cinemahd.php?affChecked=1

File Size:

21 MB

Price:

$39.99

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#34

Quote from official website:
Furthermore, the software converts your videos to high definition and achieves the best possible resolution.
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I don't think so. You cannot take a crummy source input and turn it into high quality output.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

ric - You cannot take a crummy source input and turn it into high quality output. - That is a fact.

Reply   |   Comment by Adriaan  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#33

Ok, is this really made for XP?
1. Installation went fine (after installing the dreaded .NET Framework 4) but registration window never worked (kept saying "Currently no service available or internet connection is broken.") so I'm stuck with the "free" version as a result. (BTW, how could I post this if my "internet connection is broken"?)
2. When I tried to run the program, it crashed ("CinemaHD 4 has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.")
3. Attempting to uninstall fails as well (crashes I suppose?).
Had to use Revo Uninstaller to get rid of it. Not impressed....

Reply   |   Comment by Trying 2 b Helpful  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

It looks like a very nice program, but after installing and registering it I realised that I had not told it to go onto the 'D' drive (I have an SSD for drive C and don't like installing programs there). So I attempted to uninstall and do it again. During the uninstall process it asked for details of why I was uninstalling but I was unable to answer all the questions. I don't think this program is quite as clean as we are led to believe. After several attempts I was able to reinstall it but this time there was no place to enter the registration code a second time - it seems to be still registered from the previous attempt and it was still on the C:\ drive...... I am a little under impressed. Ron

Reply   |   Comment by 4BunnyRabbits  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

Also requires .NET Framework 4 which the program will automatically install during the installation (on XP SP3). Didn't see that requirement mentioned here or on the engelmann.com website.

Reply   |   Comment by Trying 2 b Helpful  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

Install was easy on Win 10 Pro. Registration took 4 mins including email wait time. Works on win 10 and they offered plenty of resources at extra cost but it works fine. Thanks GOTD and CinemaHD 4!

Reply   |   Comment by Rick Martin  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#29

It would be great if it would work with Windows 10 with no problems.

Reply   |   Comment by Randy Rosencrans  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#28

great little program im running win 10 on desk top and a slow laptop and instaled and running great on both
i to dont understand the rating system on GOTD its changed over the year but this one got a big thumbs up from me

Reply   |   Comment by nigelxxx  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#27

CinemaHD 4 converts videos of nearly all source formats from one standard to another. The application supports reading and conversion of DVD-videos, single DVD-chapters as well as video formats AVI, WMV, MP4, 3GP, VOB, MPG (MPEG-1, MPEG-2), MPEG-4 (DivX 3.11 to 6, Xvid, Nero Digital etc.) and MJPEG

http://www.engelmann.com/en-us/cinemahd.php?affChecked=1#features

Reply   |   Comment by caeos  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#26

Downloaded no problem and installed in Windows 10. Confirmation email came immediately to my junk folder and password unlocked program. Have just run one convert and the result was very good....What more can I say except many thanks GOTD !!!

Reply   |   Comment by Christopher Phillips  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

What am I missing here? I use an inexpensive Chromecast to mirror anything on my computer wirelessly to my TV, no muss, no fuss, and no converting of formats. Why would I ever need this software, free or otherwise?

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#24

I'm just having trouble understanding how this software has 72% thumbs up with all the negative reviews posted. I'm checking the reviews first before I even consider downloading.

Reply   |   Comment by Eric  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)
#23

with 16 settings for output, i am confused. i downloaded from you tube. want to convert to burn on DVD to play on my tv. What setting do i use. thanks

Reply   |   Comment by charles brown  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

charles brown
Hi.
I used PAL DVD.
The output was 747MB and lasted 17 minutes for a 530MB file, 57:30s, MP4.
I have also used a well-known free program, win-ff, with PAL-DVD-widescreen settings (I don't know if they are the same) and it lasted 13minutes, with output 683MB.
I've tried both on my DivX reader (and TV): it seems the result has been better with CinemaHD, without the stutterings I'm experiencing (now) with the win-ff file.
But I saw only first minute with the other CinemaHD instance of the file.

Reply   |   Comment by xilolee  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#22

.GCD file is not included in the zip file !!!

Reply   |   Comment by Narendran  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Narendran
Setup.exe is not wrapped, so there is no need for a Setup.gcd.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#21

I've been using GOTD for over 5 years and I have trusted the balance of approve and disapprove. But something strange has happened recently. After a long period of 50-50, suddenly the approvals are very high while the comments do not support such a rating. I miss the great reviews we had for so long as well. I'm still a GOTD fan but no longer trust the percentages.

Reply   |   Comment by GOTD Fan  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+73)

GOTD Fan
Hi.
That's probably because when you'll give a negative comment, you will ALSO justify it.
With the old system, everyone could have given a negative vote without justification.
I'm not sure about the old system because I never gave a negative vote with that one, but I'm quite sure about the new system because I gave a negative vote recently.

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

GOTD Fan
I fully agree with this. I also believe that the ratings have become more and more erratic since Karl has left the website.

Reply   |   Comment by Neo  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+42)

Neo
I still miss Ashraf.

Reply   |   Comment by Gup Jeffrey  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+44)

erikiwi
oops my previous comment went too fast.
I fully agree, I noticed these strange ratings since a while ago too.
I miss the former GAOTD way with the feedbacks from Ashraf, Giovanni, Karl. Pitty, don't know why GAOTD changed it's style.

Reply   |   Comment by erikiwi  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)

GOTD Fan I don't trust the percentages either. I am still using some programs that many of the purists had negative comments on. The Lasso Giveaway is one of them which I upgraded and thoroughly enjoy and have been able to push my 4 Ghz chip to well over 5 Ghz without exceeding 44 degrees fully loaded for hours.

I continue to test many of the programs here and do put them up on my FB Page for my friends to consider and the "percentages" are probably of no value on most days anyway as they don't take into consideration abilities of the user or their PC. Long gone are the days that the trusted reviews and even some of those didn't square up to my findings or needs. The people making them are also long gone. I recently tried to install XP on one of my older mother boards because of all Mr. XP's musings! The PC did everything short of jumping off my desk to avoid the infection and blue screen of death. Have a great day!

Reply   |   Comment by Rick Martin  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#20

Seventy five percent thumbs up at 118 to 40, yet about 28 or 29 or so of the 32 comments are negative stating the product is slow or hard to register. What happened to GAOTD? BTW, I installed this program back in I think April. It just didn't work well on Windows 7 64. It was slow and no better than others so I uninstalled it. Maybe you will have better luck with your hardware. Mine is an Asus laptop two core with 4 gigs of ram.

Reply   |   Comment by Glen C  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+45)

Glen C It wasn't because you were on a laptop, I too installed the program when it last came around and also had the same results, Win 7 X64 on a quad desktop with 8GB of RAM. I think this program just doesn't like X64 which with GAOTD offering so many good converters its just not worth dealing with so I uninstalled.

Personally of all the ones they have offered here I have to give the Wonderfox converter the highest score, its speed is insane, you can tell it how many cores you want to devote to the conversion, just a really top notch converter.

Reply   |   Comment by Kevin B  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#19

UNTIL YOU CHANGE THE SETTING. YES PLEASE.

Reply   |   Comment by BenAsp  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-26)
#18

Do not need another video conversion program but gave this a try anyway because of the "the software converts your videos to high definition and achieves the best possible resolution. With the ODU-technology ". Well, besides the program taking forever to do the conversion (very slow and during that time slows the PC), the result (the output video) was terrible, not only it did not improve the resolution it actual become much worse than the original. Oh, it did increase the size of the of the video screen but became very fuzzy and not as crisp as the original.
vote is biased

Reply   |   Comment by Gordon  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)
#17

Cannot register Cinema HD!
Do not run with Win 10!

Reply   |   Comment by Bent Kristensen  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#16

Cumbersome registration, no Windows 10 support, no superior performance comments equals 80% approval rating. What am I missing GOTD?

Reply   |   Comment by JimC  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)
#15

Installed software and attempted my first conversion. Program just sits there doing nothing, progress bar sticks at 0% done after 15 minutes. I have had it with this site. These programs are all old versions with some of them never working.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+42)
#14

So many hoops to jump for so little.

Reply   |   Comment by MG  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+49)

MG
Only to find out the software does not work.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)
#13

This was given away in April. It was version 4.0.5533.27229. Can anyone advise which version this is? Has anyone tried to install this over a previous version?

Reply   |   Comment by Jerry  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

Jerry
Today's Setup.exe says v.4.0.5533.27229 with Digital signature 2/24/2015
The actual installed application is v 4.0.15.224 with file date 2/24/2015.
I have installed it in a new folder, I had no previous version of Engelmann software.
Not registered yet, due to aforementioned issues.

Reply   |   Comment by paulv  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#12

Very poor design, doesn't even have TS format.
No thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by blea101  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+35)
#11

Win 7 64U. Registration working now. Got s/n and pasted into app which upgraded from free to full.

UI not intuitive, IMO, but after a bit, I loaded a 720 x 480 MP4 to see how the up res would work. Set to output for Apple TV at full HDx res. Clicked start to get the program going. Nothing happening. No conversion occurring.

It seems to be doing something but 15 minutes the progress bars at at 0 / 0.

IMO, too opaque a UI given the many entrants in this field. Others, often offered here, will work better or heck, work at all.

Reply   |   Comment by paul  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)
#10

works perfectly first time 12.45 am 1/1/2016 e-mail received with activation key copy, past key in the 5 fields supplied simples

Reply   |   Comment by peter  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-21)
#9

Product is extremely slow to respond on windows 7 64 bit

Reply   |   Comment by gj  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)
#8

Isn`t this just another video converter, or does this one something specal? And what ?

Reply   |   Comment by Kjell  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#7

A problem for all commercial developers of this kind of software is that the money spent by the customer on purchasing it could just as easily go towards the cost of a BluRay player which automatically upscales SD to HD anyway. I've tried various algorithms including this developer's and to be honest found no difference in the performance of its "Object Detection Upscaling" and Lanczos3. Being lazy, then, I stick with the ready hardware solution offered by even the cheapest HD player and don't bother devoting computing time to something I can just sit down and watch out-of-the-box. Others with more time and a more acute eye should however take advantage of today's giveaway and try it for themselves. Everyone's mileage is different.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)
#6

I submitted the compressed package, and the unzipped files, to WinDefender, SuperAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes and EmsiSoft Emergency Kit (those programs are installed or portable on this PC): no problems detected.
I submitted the setup.exe to virustotal, metascan and Jotti: no problems detected.

The setup worked fine on windows 10 x64 (standard/home).
When the installation finished, it opened a developer's webpage saying "Thanks for the installation and lots of fun with CinemaHD 4 Free." (and other things).
It also opened directly its WebReg.exe application to register the product.
Given that my firewall blocks every outgoing connections, I got this message "currently no service available or internet connection is broken.".
I put the WebReg.exe in the exceptions of my firewall, then I uninstalled the program and it opened a developer's webpage saying "You have uninstalled CinemaHD 4 Free." (and other things), then it opened the feedback form to know why I uninstalled it, but it was only in German (I don't know German, sorry).
I reinstalled the program and got the correct form to insert my data.
I received the license key, the email contained all the informations about the developer (and they are also in the website), like Karl (and other users) was used to like and check.
I copied the license key but I couldn't paste it in the apposite entries, hence I had to do it manually.
When I click on "add file", it opens also MS OneDrive (but this happens also with other programs... Maybe because the program isn't already fully compatible with windows 10? I don't know).

Additional note(s) about the price of this product:
- on GAOTD webpage, there is written "The program is available for $39.99" (€36.82).
- on developer's webpage, there is written "Buy now for only 29.99€".
- when you uninstall the program, on developer's webpage that will be opened, there is written "Regular price 19,99€ - now for only 7,99€ (Order now - offer ends in less than 24 hours!)".

I'm keeping this program and I'll use it later.
Many thanks GAOTD and Engelmann Media GmbH !

Reply   |   Comment by xilolee  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

xilolee
You can paste the copied key by pressing the "insert from clipboard" button. That worked for me in Windows 10,

Reply   |   Comment by No Body  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

No Body
Uhm... Maybe I used the license key given by the webpage that opened after I inserted my data and I didn't use the one arrived inside my inbox.
Anyway, it is now registered and I had to insert the license manually.

Thanks anyway. :-)

Reply   |   Comment by xilolee  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

xilolee .....egistered and I had to insert the license manually......Me too.

Reply   |   Comment by Adriaan  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#5

Installed on Win10, used email link, (I don't facebook, twitter etc. ) got serial key but cannot figure out where to put the key in the program. No FAQs on their site so sent them an email. Anyone out there have an answer. I have several products from Engelmann Media and really like them.

Reply   |   Comment by Munybuny  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#4

Well, after canceling first try, I took 5min 720P Xvid AVi to convert to 4K H264. It took CinemaHD 62 minutes to complete om my i5 system. Sorry, I will uninstall this.

Reply   |   Comment by Adif  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)
#3

I have downloaded the software, got the key, but cannot figure out how to register it

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

Mel
In the titlebat klik on Register:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/lvgyilox0232nte/Registratie.png?dl=0

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Ootje
Thank you for the reply. That would be great except that there is no "Register" on the title bar. All the other click-ons are there but no register. Maybe it somehow automatically registered itself?? I have some time today so will try a video and see if it works, if it does I'm not going to worry about it.

Strange things happen in the world of Software!

Reply   |   Comment by munybuny  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

munybuny
OK went ahead and ran a conversion from MP4 to AVI on a small video. Ran fine and no nag box to remind me to register it. Go figure??!! Anyway working fine on Win 10 64bit machine.

Happy new year everyone!! (West coast, Canada)

Reply   |   Comment by munybuny  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

No Windows 10 support?

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

Yeremyah
I made a portable on a virtual XP and this portable runs fine on my real W10 laptop.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Yeremyah
You've given me another reason not to upgrade to Windows 10

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

Brian Windows 10 is great with a clean install. Faster than Win 7. In my experience, Win 10 is the FIRST time Microsoft has actually made an upgrade to Windows that's truly faster than the previous version (i.e. 3.1>95>98>ME>XP>Vista>7). Try it again! :)

Reply   |   Comment by Kent  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)

Yeremyah
Hi.
Here on GAOTD and in CinemaHD webpage, system requirements don't include windows 10.
But if you check the slideshow on CinemaHD webpage you'll see "Windows 10 Compatible".
Furthermore, me and other users installed it succesfully on windows 10.

Hope this helps.

Reply   |   Comment by xilolee  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Brian
On all six Windows 10 machines I have, the giveaway runs fine. Does this mean I have given you six reasons to upgrade?

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#1

Registration has 2 parts, and that's cumbersome.
I'm testing it with converting (only the first ~12 min to 4K mp4) a .ts file of a stream I recorded with VLC, .... no good, nothing is happening after 5 min, progress is 0% but CPU is 63% by cinemaHD process. so I will wait to see.

Reply   |   Comment by Adif  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Adif
You will turn old and die before this program does anything. GOTD has been putting out too many non-working software titles. Nothing is ever free in life and this site will teach you that leason very quickly.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)
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