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HD Video Converter Factory Pro 8.5 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — HD Video Converter Factory Pro 8.5

HD Video Converter Factory Pro is equipped with advanced High-Definition (HD) video conversion technology.
$39.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 365 (55%) 301 (45%) 68 comments

HD Video Converter Factory Pro 8.5 was available as a giveaway on January 20, 2015!

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HD Video Converter Factory Pro is equipped with advanced High-Definition (HD) video conversion technology. It can help users to convert videos between Standard-Definition (SD) and High-Definition (HD), even 4K standard. HD Video Converter Factory Pro also enables users to compress video file to cut down the file size.

Key Features:

  • Convert any videos between Standard-Definition (SD) and High-Definition(HD), even 4K standard;
  • Optimize video with the newest encoder H265 (HEVC) and VP9;
  • Video compressor - Full control to cut down the video size with the minimum quality loss;
  • Online HD video downloader;
  • Video uploader - automatically upload videos via FTP after conversion;
  • Support 150+ video formats and the latest devices;
  • 30x real time video converting speed. It provides the quick conversion for AVI, MP4, MKV, MOV and M4V in between.

Please note: Giveaway version does not support free upgrade. Want to enjoy lifetime free upgrade? HD Video Converter Factory Pro for 3 PCs, ONLY $20.15! Get it NOW!

System Requirements:

Windows NT 4/ 2000/ 2003/ XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8; Minimum: CPU 800Hmz, 256MB RAM, Disk Space 20 MB; Recommend: CPU 1G or higher, 512MB RAM or more, Hard Disk 10 GB or more


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Comments on HD Video Converter Factory Pro 8.5

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One positive about this offer today is the fact that the vendor has consistently provided answers to questions raised throughout the day, which has to be commended.

Reply   |   Comment by PhilS  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

It is great to have Wonderfox so responsive here.

I tried the converter and found it to be quite good.
It will stay in my list of converters.
One might be surprised to find that when looking for a special feature
such as saving a video segment to GIF, a pool of 20 converters
may well thin out to just a few.

As you seem interested in adding unique features as indicated by adding FTP upload.
Might I suggest a couple.
As you have FTP upload, monitoring a folder and converting and uploading
any just closed video files would be nice.

Creating a profile from an existing video would be excellent.
I have phones where I have trouble getting the parameters just right,
but I have just a few videos that do work well.

Could this program work on my PC at 800x600 resolution?
I would prefer scroll bars or squishing controls to changing my resolution.
(I'll just use 12noon Display Changer to make a special shortcut
to HD Video Converter Factory Pro until it can.
Also at 800x600 resolution (on my PC at least), in firefox, at no zoom,
your website has no horizontal scroll bar. A bit hard to read.
(I know 800x600 is no longer common, so it is often not tested)

As for 'download video from other video-sharing sites',
I missed the list of known supported video-sharing sites. Would be nice.

In settings, SD to HD, 'Uses' might sound better than 'Used'.

Thank you for the giveaway and for being here to answer questions.

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

An annoyance when installing it is that it places an icon on the desktop without asking, ASK during the install configuration it is only polite! There is only a finite desktop area, mine is >99% full already. There certainly is not space for a beta release of a video converter!

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

I thought this might be able to convert .ts files (from a Hauppauge hidef capture box) to AVCHD format and record on DVD disks to play on a BluRay player but I couldn't find this option anywhere.

Did I miss it?

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Jones  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thanks for the Download GOTD & Wonderfox,
I am eagerly trying to download your Giveaway of the day HD VIDEO CONVERTER FACTORY 8.5 on my Windows 7 64 Bit PC,have never had problems like this on GOTD, even with last Wonderfox Giveaway, but keep getting same errors below: each time re-install, just keep getting same errors below:

Also says: Initialization Failed Code 001

**I would gladly pay 4 or 5 times this amount, if this or any other Wonderfox product, can help me download any or most online Videos like Wondershare and other programs does?? Wonderfox prices are far more reasonable.
but looks like most of their programs can only download from very Limited online websites.
Hopefully, Wonderfox will improve program so can download from most, or at least alot more online websites like similiar programs can!
**Any advise on this GOTD Error? Cannot even try out program....

Reply   |   Comment by coolvibe  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

A real winner! Installed and registered easily (Win 7 Home), simple and intuitive to use. Within minutes I'd converted a file I'd been struggling with all evening. A definite keeper.

Reply   |   Comment by Toricelli  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

So far so good! Download/installation/registering went smooth and fast.
I am testing the software, downloading, converting, and I am impressed! Thanks you so much for this give-away!

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

It can't do a simple MPEG-1 for NTSC TV, but for PS' and 'smart' devices? That's the most basic of them all! Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeOD  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

It can do simple MPEG-1 for NTSC TV.

First click the drop-down arrow for "Output Format:" and click the Video Tab and choose the MPEG/MPG icon.

Then click the gear icon for "Settings" and leaving Video > Encoder > Smart Fit should produce a MPEG-1 for NTSC TV file, or you can enforce the encoder to MPEG-1 or MPEG-2. Click OK button to apply changes.

Sample specs from native Windows 7 sample video file:

MediaInfo for SmartFit: https://imageshack.com/i/eyQBsrPkp
MediaInfo for MPEG1VIDEO: https://imageshack.com/i/idzXFpb9p

Reply   |   Comment by arttronics  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi MikeOD,

Please try the format "VCD (NTSC)" as output under "DVD/VCD" tag. You can get the MPEG-1 video for NTSC TV easily.


Reply   |   Comment by Livy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I have HD Video Converter Factory Pro ver 7 and I love it. The only thing that bugs me is that when downloading youtube video, the program doesn't recognize Chinese characters. When saving the filename just becomes a bunch of underscores. Is version 8.5 foreign character aware and have this fixed?

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

Hi Hsiu,

Thanks for your feedback. We will fix the issue about Chinese characters in next update.


Reply   |   Comment by Livy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I'm atill looking for a (good) converter that can handle several (at least two) audio tracks. That's necessary for foreign films to keep the original speakers and have the dubbing at the same time or have director's comments and so on.

Reply   |   Comment by Spirit  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hi Spirit,

HD Video Converter Factory Pro can detect the multiple audio tracks and subtitles for you if they exist. It enables you to select one audio track and subtitle for output file.


Reply   |   Comment by Livy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

xmedia recode can handle multiple audio tracks including importing additional audio files to add alternate sound tracks could record your own comentary track while viewing a film then mix that with a chosen sound track and then import that as an extra soundtrack in xmedia recode, selectable in the player of your choice. xmedia recode user interface is not as pwetty as todays offering but I have found it to be far more flexible.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thanks to Livy from Wonderfox for replying to every question/comment diligently and in real time. I think this is the best vendor support we have seen. 5 thumbs up for your support.

Thanks to all the Pro's for sharing your experience. Discussion of pros and cons of this and other SW, as well as advise on up-conversion and down-conversion are very helpful.

Thanks to GAOTD for providing this forum for free SW and discussion.

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

Quick question to the developer:
I record broadcast TV on my computer using Windows Media Center, and the videos are saved as a WTV file. Your website has a nice list of supported input file formats, but does not specifically list WTV files. Instead, you end it the list with "etc." Is "WTV" included in "etc."? Can today's GOTD convert WTV files to a more popular format?
Thanks in advance!

Reply   |   Comment by KJung  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Yes it can convert WTV. I did a couple them this morning.

Reply   |   Comment by MJ  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Hi Kjung,

Yes, HD Video Converter Factory Pro exclusively supports WTV video converting, multiple audio tracks and multi-subtitle settings perfectly. We didn't advertise the information about WTV in the software or our website, but it has been included in this new version. Hope it can be helpful.


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

I agree that the addition of HTML5 would make this product unique and more valuable.

First, this is the V8.5. I d/l and installed w/o problems on Win7 64U. I am converting a video from SD to HD with a 62% compression ratio on a hot I7 12 gig system.

So far the conversion has run 2 hours and is projected to take another 2.4 hours to complete. This is a 3 hour video. Since I see the program is running all 8 cores at almost 100%, it's not a programming issue but I assume it takes a great deal of calculations to do the conversion / compression.

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

Hi Paul,

Thanks for your detailed test.

We didn't highlight the HTML5 video format in this new version, but you can find it under "Web" output tag.

As we know, video encoding processing always occupies the most CPU resources, especially from SD to HD. In order to get the fastest conversion, HD Video Converter Factory Pro will take advantage of all CPU cores as priority. You can decide how to assign the CPU cores for conversion in setting option if you are about to do something with your computer during the conversion progress.


Reply   |   Comment by Livy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Converted an H265 .mkv 720p video to .MP4 version with 50% compression. Picture quality and stereo sound on my HDTV were excellent. No noticeable difference from an H264 encoded equivalent having about 4x size of the H265 copy.
Only drawback was it took 4 ~ 5 hours to complete the conversion!
Nevertheless, I am very satisfied with the Wondersoft offering on GOTD today.
Thanks very much guys. :)=)

Reply   |   Comment by Tek  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

That is the nature of the beast. Just finished watching a 20 min. presentation on H265. The speaker says the compression is about 1.5 to one and the extra time needed is around 5:1. He says this may improve in the future if the graphics card makers include the encoding in their future cards.

Reply   |   Comment by MJ  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

The only suggestion at the top of the page is to include the HTML5 video format. It's got 3 votes [so far], so more than one person is interested. Just downloaded today's GOTD, but the last version I have [7.5] has it. I'm guessing that it might be useful to point to a couple of links etc. defining a bit just what HTML5 video is...

HTML 5 is a web page, HTML spec -- HTML 5 Video is a part of that. Here's a quote from a page at Mozilla that Google lists as 5 days old: "you can serve your video in both WebM format and MPEG H.264 AAC format". Internet Explorer does not natively support webm. https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Supported_media_formats

Assuming most people are aware of H.264 or AVC, what's WebM? WebM is: "The WebM container is based on a profile of Matroska. WebM initially supported VP8 video and Vorbis audio streams. In 2013 it was updated to accommodate VP9 video and Opus audio." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebM

The other new format you might see &/or hear about is H.265. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Efficiency_Video_Coding

Again going by the version 7.5 I have currently, Wonderfox HD Video Converter Factory Pro includes VP9, WebM, & H.265. They do not label a format as HTML 5 video, because there is no *one* HTML 5 video format.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)


Thanks for your feedback!

Please click the "Web Video" tag, then you can find the HTML 5 Video here.

BTW,we have added another useful format on v8.5, it's M4R, iPhone/iPad ringtone.

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

Hi to all!
I have got another video converter software from GOTD few weeks ago and maybe I won't install this (now I don't have time).
Anyway, I want to post this comment only to "say" that it is nice to see that a developer replies here!


Reply   |   Comment by xilolee  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

Thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by Livy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Since software developer rep is replying to forum comment.
Wonderfox also has normal (non-HD) Video Converter Factory Pro.

So what is the difference with the HD Video Converter Factory Pro?

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

HD Video Converter Factory Pro is optimized for HD/SD conversion, video compression, it supports the newest video encoder like H265, VP9.

Video Converter Factory Pro is optimized for normal video conversion, video to portable device conversion.

Reply   |   Comment by Livy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

ok, but where's:
1. 2-pass
2. CRF

Reply   |   Comment by covo  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

For those who want to test limits of increasing resolution please try free IrfanView with some pics of your own and use LANCZOS interpolation, as this and some spline technics are still the best which can be done. Processing is relatively slow. Judge the outcome yourself.
With a video file the algorithm has to do this at every i-frame or whatever the in between full pictures are called. The rest is a suite of differences which have to be manipulated too.

Next problem: If improvement isn't done as a whole, i.e. first upsizing, then sharpening etc., with lossy formats like videos this means: they are using methods to improve but getting negative effect too by lossy storing again and again. Which one will prevail? That is why professionals and amateurs store the results of picture manipulations in a lossless format e.g. TIFF or see Photoshop formats. There are lossless formats for videos too (I don't know whether for HD) but they need so much RAM that they are outside of our reach.

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

No offense even hinted at Francis, in practice re-encoding to up-size a video frame is often a bit silly. If you want to fill a TV screen with a smaller frame size than that TV's max, most every HDTV AFAIK handles it quite well all by itself -- the same can be said about tablets & cells & PCs/laptops. Particularly with Standard CRT TVs, there are some restrictions -- mainly the frame size used should be one of the commonly recognized standards. TO go beyond that you can probably find a [usually Android based] media player for ~$30, if the same sort of electronics aren't built into your Blu-Ray player or TV itself, or you can often cast from a cell or tablet, or connect a HDTV to a PC/laptop.

The problem with re-encoding to upsize video frames is that every time you re-encode video you lose quality -- it really can't be helped. If/when you're taking 1080p & going down to an anamorphic 1080, or 720 or 480 etc., you've originally got more quality than the output file will [can] contain, so it's not as big a deal. When you upsize you're losing quality from the re-encode, + you're losing quality from the software guessing at what pixels to add, in what color, where.

That said, if you're interested in re-sizing video with the highest quality, AviSynth, particularly with VirtualDub is in my experience the best choice. There are several methods available, & the way VirtualDub works, resizing is higher quality than any alternatives I've tried. For lossless video formats, there are actually a few -- I like the free UT Video, which handles HD very well, but there are like I said many alternatives that may or may not work better for you depending on original & final output formats. Total RAM isn't that important -- lots of fast disk space is, the faster the better. Hitting the 500GB mark with a single file isn't all that rare when you're storing [what's actually near] lossless HD video.

It can also be helpful to have an Intel vs. AMD CPU, win10 may make better use of an Intel CPU's GPU in addition to a separate graphics card, & depending on the software you choose, you may be better off with an AMD graphics card for OpenCL, or an Nvidia with CUDA. In both cases the more expensive, higher end cards provide more assist -- multiple cards *usually* have no bearing, the possible exception being the free DaVinci Resolve Lite 11.1.3 .

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

Not sure what we have here, the current public release is 8.01 released in December 2014, this is 8.5 clearly built for 2015, is it an early fully tested release or an undisclosed public beta release? What is new in 8.5 over the 8.01 update log on their site?

I find the output formats remarkably restrictive, AVI only has 3 video codec options on offer, DivX, Xvid and H.264, why not all the others out there that AVI and most windows installations support? even worse for ASF, these are generic container formmats and as such should have options to use any of the enumerated codecs on the host system that support the container formmats, not just the developers idea of what we can be bothered with!

Also there is no support for AMV or SCV video forats either. Still unimpressed, still need several propietary transcoding tools for my portable video devices.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

There are lot of updates on version 8.5
The important point is the v8.5 supports upload all of processed video files to your web server automatically via FTP

For the AMV and SCV, I will send this feedback to our developer, thank you!

We are trying to do better, we need your support, thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Livy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

These video converters/rippers that appear from time to time on GOTD are pretty much self-contained as well as based on ffmpeg. Ffmpeg itself doesn't, probably couldn't include all the [very often (c)] video formats out there. For that you need to install the codecs you want/need, & use software that's VFW [Video For Windows] &/or DS [Direct Show] compatible, apps that'll make use of the codecs you have installed. That can also very quickly & far too easily become a can of worms. [I won't bore anyone with all the sometimes gory details, though I will point out the CodecTweakTool & Win7DSFilterTweaker, 2 apps that **may** help you get video working again in Windows once it's become totally screwed up because you added incompatible DS &/or VFW stuff.]

RE: AMV... Long ago [in a galaxy far, far away... :) ] the low cost chips that would/could play video were pretty primitive by today's standards [before all the tablets & cells resulted in plentiful & cheap ARM processors etc.]. TO get them to work with video required a very often specialized video codec or format, e.g. the chip could require a certain, set framerate at a certain specific frame size. Very often only one specific version of one specific encoder app would work, & you had to match that version & encoder with the chip you had. Later, as some of these chips became more powerful, there were some free apps developed that tried to be more universal. Searching videohelp.com it shows one, though development stopped in 2008. http://www.videohelp.com/tools/Bytessence-MPxConverter

RE: ASF... Microsoft tried & couldn't. Windows Media was/is capable enough, & showed all sorts of potential early on, but maybe because they were Microsoft, good tools that were reasonably cheap or free never happened. Microsoft themselves finally came out with some decent toolsets, but by then it was too late & the video world's for the most part ignored them.

You can use the old original tools, which are updated when or as Microsoft's updated their player, making most of the important encoding settings in the registry -- there used to be a few tools around to make setting those registry entries easier. Or you can learn & try their newer app -- the free version is here [I didn't find the paid, pro version in their store]. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24601

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

Downloaded this a gave it a try. Quite impressed although I went to the site and looked for the supposed new feature that let's you download from youtube following the steps it says Add YouTube Download

Copy the URL of the YouTube Video which you want to download. Start WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro, click “Download Video” button. Paste the YouTube video URL to “Add URL” box.

There is no place to paste the URL as there is no ''URL box that I can see, as an option.

Reply   |   Comment by Al  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

The Download Video drop-down arrow is what you might have clicked on. Try clicking to the left of that... on the actual words.

Reply   |   Comment by arttronics  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

There is a box to paste the URL and it is very clear. I just downloaded two videos.
If you need to convert to XVID or DIVX, it is under AVI.
Choose AVI output and then adjust the Settings.

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

Installed without issue on Win 7.1 x64.

I tested the downloading feature with a YouTube video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFu5qXMuaJU

While that Call of Duty Advance Warfare trailer has a 1080p option with audio, the program shows in the drop down menu "no audio" for that particular quality. The 1080p was chosen and downloaded anyways, and indeed the final download has no audio.

Hum, so I right-click on the downloaded video inside the converter, and selected "Source File Information" to see some technical info on that clip.

An error message stating "Invalid argument to date encode" was thrown. I clicked OK button to dismiss that error, and most likely stems from no value in the meta-tag for "Created" under "Basic Info".

One more time: I used an alternate syntax method to automatically show that video in 1080p using: https://www.youtube.com/embed/sFu5qXMuaJU?vq=hd1080 as the link to analyze. The converter responded "Invalid URL!", so it doesn't like the /embed/ syntax. To those readers that are testing this link directly in the browser, clicking the Play Button will then show the Youtube HD Icon at the players track-bar.

I tested the 720p video with audio, and that download the video correctly with audio, but still has the "Source File Information" error.

I closed the converter and then reopened it again, but the download videos are not there any more. I did not click the [X] on the individual downloaded videos, so I was expecting them to be there so I can convert them during another session. I imagine if I downloaded 20 video clips that I would need to reload them back into the converter, and it's a good thing that multiple files can be selected at once.

While the overall players theme of skin/color is nice, I would like to see options for at lease one more color scheme. That grey/blue doesn't go along with other skinned programs I use. Having at lease a Light and Dark Theme would be an excellent start. Even better would be to manually select a desired color for the blue buttons/bars.

The website for this product does not have version 8.5 just yet, so perchance the above bugs will help finalize this program before it get's release globally. Once a minor update is release to address the bugs reported above, I'll test everything again and determine at that time if this software is a keeper. For now, the entire Factory is on a time-out, pun-intended.

Reply   |   Comment by arttronics  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

UPDATE: Once the converter is restarted, there no longer is a "Source File Information" error thrown as previously mentioned. I hazard the reason is certain settings are saved after initial launch of the program? If so, then initial launch of this program creates settings that are not yet usable until the next session. That being said, there still was no audio on that 1080p video.

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

UPDATE 2: I discovered that the "Download List" in the drop-down arrow for "Download Video" retains previous downloaded videos. That was not apparent at first, and there was nothing about "Returning to Previously Downloaded Content" in your "Full Guide of HD Video Converter Factory Pro" webpage. Perhaps a one-time message box that tells/reminds the user how to access that list would clear up the vanished downloads from the main converter workspace.

Reply   |   Comment by arttronics  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Hi Arttronics,

We appreciate your precious feedback, we will report the errors to our engineers. If there's any issue while you use our software in the future, you can also contact us at support@videoconverterfactory.com.

Have a nice day!


Reply   |   Comment by Livy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

UPDATE 3: Here is a different bug: When choosing to Add Files from the drop-down arrow, the default file-types are reversed. In other words, selecting Add Videos will produce the browser box that has "All supported audio files" as the preset to look for. For Add Audios, the browser box will show "Add other videos".

For this bug, I initially had to re-download the video since the browser box showed no videos for me to import back into the converter, however that video was there all along... it was just the file-types from Add Videos browser that was wanting to load audio files. I simply changed it to videos.

It's good to know that technical support is an email away, however I'll post whatever I notice here so that it might benefit somebody else.

Reply   |   Comment by arttronics  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

YouTube often has the 1080p stream "without audio". What they do us mux the video/audio on the fly. I use an alternate downloader and capture the streams separately, then use MP4Box to remux the two.

I'm guessing YouTube does this to thwart HD downloads, and also to reduce bandwidth for users who "listen only".

The odd thing is that the audio that is in the p stream is often at a higher quality (bitwise) than the audio-only stream.

Reply   |   Comment by Holmes  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

@Holmes, that is a good tip for the makers of this converter, to perform two individual streams downloads and reassemble them if that's the case. Maybe it's the other way around too, where Youtube is serving content that is de-muxed on the fly. I suppose the converter engineers can look at the HTTP content during the GET to see how it's delivered by monitoring network resources (e.g. using Firebug).

I did not know that the separate audio stream is of lower quality, but I think if all audio is parsed from the video, maybe the particular stream you have is for the 480p version (as 720p and 1080p has same audio stream) in which case using a different URL (or modifiying the existing one) to get the correct audio stream type.

FYI: I use a Firefox AddOn simply named Youtube High Definition to download the occasional HD video. Here is a screenshot of the selection that are available for the first link I posted.

The publicly available Youtube API gets updates from time to time, and things migrate often, so I'm sure the engineers are working hard to resolve any issues like "no audio" for videos that are 1080p. Even using 720p audio to be "remuxed" into a no audio 1080p video can work too, since both timecodes are the same.

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

EDIT: In error I wrote the wrong Firefox AddOn name for the linked screenshot. The correct name is Complete YouTube Saver AddOn which requires an installation of FFmpeg (e.g., a folder having that library) so that the incoming video *and* audio contents are re-muxed together. I actually use both AddOns at the same time, one to enforce 1080p and the other to download the video at 1080p.

To add to what Holmes mentioned above, it therefore appears that Youtube is serving 1080p content in DASH format. A simple solution for the engineers is to remux those two streams back into one via FFmpeg.

P.S. Thanks for your comment here Holmes. I didn't even known I was downloading two streams after all.

Now I know why "noaudio" is seen in the converter. Cheers!

Reply   |   Comment by arttronics  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

impressive and clean interface. Liked the icons and defaults for many devices.

is supposed to be able to download utube. I couldn't figure out how to get there.

Also, wanted to get my phone videos off MS One Drive cloud into this program, and from cloud got share link. Couldn't figure out how to get into Converter Factory. Only files could find were via browse and local to my computer. [No videos so couldn't test operations further]

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

Hi Cecile,

Since the data is stored in your cloud drive, HD Video Converter Factory Pro is incapable of reading it. You can download it to your hard drive and then convert with HD Video Converter Factory Pro.


Reply   |   Comment by Livy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

Not a bad program.

Plenty of options and also H265 support, although when something has Pro in it's name, it should have complete control of settings to allow user customisable ones.

The interface seems to be similar to that of one or two other vendors products that I have seen.

Still no Intel Quicksync option, which would benefit a great deal.

Not as fast as my regular Aiseesoft product, so until somebody comes up with something that can match for speed, then it will always be in second place.

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

Hi PhilS,

Thanks for your nice comment.

According to your feedback, we made a test with the same video file in the same parameters.


Reply   |   Comment by Livy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Thanks for your test results.

I ran a similar test with a 2 hour or so avi file.

Aieesoft Total video converter - Just shy of 25 minutes
HD Video Converter Factory Pro 8.5- Just over 55 minutes

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

How about the quality?

Reply   |   Comment by Livy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Just downloaded and installed on Win 7, no difficulty. Was intending to convert an MP4 to DVD. The output file would be VOB, however, and would therefore need further steps to convert and burn to DVD. I know it's a paid app, but ConvertX2DVD does the lot on one click. Not impressed by this.

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

“It can help users convert videos from Standard-Definition (SD) to High-Definition (HD)”

Converting High-Definition (HD) to Standard-Definition (SD) is easy, any such program can do it, also freeware. But I don't understand how you can INCREASE the definition of an SD video by converting it to HD. Just increasing the dimensions of the screen won't increase definition and quality, it will reduce both and make the blurring more noticeable.

More elaborate and convincing explanation is required for that claim to be credible.

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

Hi Tomcat,

That's a good question.

Converting to HD is really making a MUCH larger file with a long time. I will take an HD picture for instance.

A 1920 x 1080 resolution HD picture has 1920 x 1080 pixels in it = 2073600 pixels.
A 320 x 240 picture has only 76800 pixels.
That means converting 320 x 240 to 1920 x 1080 (HD) means 27 times as much information. Videos are all the same.

So a poor original video file is ALWAYS going to get bad result when converting to HD. That is not the fault of the program, whatever other softwares you use, it MUST NOT reach your expected results. However, you might be satisfied with the effect if you convert from 320P to 480P, 480P to 720P, 720P to 1080P, 1080P to 4K.

Video conversion involves in many factors like video transcoding, compression, etc. Image quality, conversion speed and smaller size - How to keep the balance? That's a shared issue among multi-media developers.

If you increased the definition, HD Video Converter Factory Pro will process your video with the unique conversion technology to get the best result, like enhancing contrast, sharpen, noise reduction and etc.

Hope my answer will resolve your question.

Reply   |   Comment by Livy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+72)

Installed and registered without problems, opened up to an interface I recognised as WonderFox as soon as I went to select the output format, a really sensible design.

I was pretty well ready to slate this converter as soon as I saw converting from SD to HD, but before that happened the developers gave a convincing argument when they answered Tomcat.
Obviously you cannot put information into a video that doesn't exist but you can give a perception of improvement using various effects which apparently the program does with this type of conversion.

Like most of us I have no shortage of video converters but as my vision has deteriorated with old age,
I find that increasing sharpness and manipulating contrast and brightness make viewing so much easier and I wanted to try the effects offered by this program.
I found the increase in sharpness to be very effective but not controllable nor could I combine it with other effects, a serious omission in my opinion.

I really like the interface and I can make use of the effects and so I am going to keep it.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+50)

Great app.

Latest version is 8.7 b.t.w.

Reply   |   Comment by Major Woody  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-41)

Hi Major Woody,

This is the first release for HD Video Converter Factory Pro new version. The latest version is 8.5.


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

Installed and registered without problems on a Win 8.1.3 Pro 64 bit system.

We had a previous version HD Video Converter Factory Pro 7.0 on September 23, 2014.
Here are the old reviews:

I tested a "new feature". a big claim:

NEW FEATURE: Compress video size as you want. Up to 75% compression ratio with original image quality.

Here is the setting: 71%
http://i.imgur.com/EChblYY.png - it is nearly unreadable, due to the false handling of colors.

The original video :

The 71% "reduced" video:

Judge yourself. No further tests - uninstalled via reboot.

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+83)

Hi Karl,

Thanks for your test.

1. Since it's the GOTD exclusive debut, we haven't updated v8.5 on our official site yet. The information on change-log page is still for the previous version, sorry for the inconvenience.

2. You can shrink video up to 75% compress ratio with original image quality by the advanced encoders like H265, VP9. Hope you can have another try.


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

@ Livy, I just reinstalled the software for your proposed test.

With the H265 codec, the program simply crashes:

With the V= codec, here are the results. still a (slight-see the eyes) visible difference with 71%...
Original : http://www0.xup.in/exec/ximg.php?fid=22097567
MKV-V9 (71%) : http://www0.xup.in/exec/ximg.php?fid=11888471

Again uninstalled...

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+50)

I have also found that whatever video you add, when selecting H265 the program just crashes and produces a 1k file.

Using W8.1 Pro

Reply   |   Comment by Phil Seaman  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Dear GOTD users,

First of all, Happy New Year to you all! Thanks for joining the GOTD exclusive debut giveaway of HD Video Converter Factory Pro v8.5! Based on user's feedback and suggestions, our HD Video Converter Factory Pro is improved a lot with new features and optimizations.

In celebration of 2015 New Year, we are offering a special discount price for all GOTD users. HD Video Converter Factory Pro (3 PCs edition), ONLY $20.15!!! Seize the chance to enjoy our lifetime FREE updates NOW!
Purchase: https://secure.avangate.com/order/checkout.php?PRODS=4637612&QTY=1&CART=1&CARD=1&COUPON=GOTD-2015

Meanwhile, WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro is also for $20.15 now.
Purchase: https://secure.avangate.com/order/checkout.php?PRODS=3922934&QTY=1&CART=1&CARD=1&COUPON=NEW-2015-YEAR-RIP

Come and join us to explore more about the whole new video converter. Wish you would like it. Besides, any suggestions on our software are warmly welcomed. :)

WonderFox Support Team

Reply   |   Comment by Livy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+61)

Based on user’s feedback and suggestions, our HD Video Converter Factory Pro is improved a lot with new features and optimizations.

Thanks for this offer. I have your version 7.0 and find it one of the better video convertors out there, this new version (major update) STILL doesn't offer HTML5 video as an output option. (Not talking about WebM here.) There really is no excuse for this shortcoming, as some of the competitors are offering this now.


A word of advice. All Wonderfox products I have used have always had a peculiar quirk of installation (at least for me): if you attempt to install without choosing "Run as Administrator", the installation appears to fail (as you might expect)... but what actually happens is it gets installed lock, stock and barrel into a folder in your Users...AppData area. If you then do an installation "as Admin", you end up with two installations, one in Users and the other in the correct place (PFx86). You only realise this by chance if you happen to be browsing your folders there or browsing your registry. You have to manually delete it from there, as it isn't recognised as an installed application (of course).

Reply   |   Comment by BenAsp  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+48)

I have normal dvd's and BD's and have rippers/converters for both. But I've yet to find a one-stop-shopping solution for HD-DVD's. I know it's an old format but I have over 30 HDDVD's and have to fire up the Xbox's HD external player to watch. I would like to put them on my media server as a backup and retire the HD-DVD player but I've yet to find any marketed solutions to do this. Other than BD's with ACCS to keep you from making a archived backup, most solutions, like todays offer, is cut and dry. ACCS bluray disc's just take longer with the right software but it's a toss up everytime. Anyone got a suggestion for what works with the older HD-DVD's from the obsolete format. And for the record, I never got on the HD-DVD bandwagon. I just ended up with over 30 titles when I got a backup player. After watching one last night, I think HD-DVD is as good if not better as blurays, IMHO.

Reply   |   Comment by tc1uscg  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

Just a +1 for the HD DVD ripper request. If any company could release a program capable of ripping HD DVDs (it shouldn't be any harder than BRs) they would pretty much have the market to themselves, and that's a great way to stand out from the competition. HD DVD may unfortunately have been abandoned, despite having certain advantages, but there are still a lot of us out there who own HD DVD collections which we would like to convert for playback on laptops, tablets, etc. If somebody could accommodate this request it would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by HD DVD ripper  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I notice this says your for-sale version is for 3 PCs. Sorry, as a rule, I never buy any software that limits how many computers in which it can be installed. The very fact that it has a limitation like this implies there must be a control mechanism. Therefore I can only assume that the program can only be installed on a computer which is connected to the internet. Since I only have one computer that can be connected to the internet and I have no idea if I will have internet at all when I need to reinstall later, I would never buy this product.

Reply   |   Comment by Adam  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Thanks for your constant support! In fact, we have added the HTML5 format in this latest version. You can find it by "Output Format" -> "Web" -> "HTML5 Video".
"HTML5 + FTP" is customized features for Webmasters. To cater to new HTML5 web development trend, create HTML5 video for your website effortlessly now. Automatically upload videos to server via FTP after conversion is done. Save your time and effort!

#tc1uscg and #HD DVD ripper
Our WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro enables you to copy DVD to Xbox, and we recommend you to have a try. If you need further assist, please contact our technical team at support@videoconverterfactory.com, and they will work for you.


Reply   |   Comment by Livy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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