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Giveaway of the day — Media Buddy 3.3.9

Media Buddy is a versatile tool that can convert almost any given multimedia file.
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Media Buddy 3.3.9 was available as a giveaway on July 17, 2012!

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Media Buddy converts music and movies for dozens of devices and formats, all lightning fast thanks to full hardware acceleration!

Literally dozens of major formats and devices are supported with optimized conversion profiles. Media Buddy fully supports hardware acceleration and optimization technologies - ATI Streaming, NVidia CUDA, Intel Optimization, MultiThreading, multicore optimization – for fastest ever conversion speeds according to your PC hardware capabilities.

Media Buddy is a versatile tool that can convert almost any given multimedia file (video and audio) to a huge variety of media formats that are suitable for playback on DVD and portable players, mobile phones, gaming consoles and whatnot.

Supported devices and formats: iPod, iPhone, iPad (copy to iPod button for fast and easy file transfer, for some devices, like 1st generation iPads, works without iTunes), Google Android, Zune, PSP, Archos, XBOX360, PlayStation3, Wii, Creative Zen, iRiver, Cowon and others; DivX AVI, MP4, Windows Media, Flash Video, MP3, OGG, AC3, FLAC, WAV, etc.

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System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista/ Server 2008/ 7/ 8

Publisher:

SoundTaxi

Homepage:

http://www.soundtaxi.org/media_buddy.php

File Size:

28.3 MB

Price:

$19.99

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#46

I have not tried this program, however I have been using RipTiger since being introduced to it here and their support is excellent so I am expecting good things from this program. Just my 2 cents.

Reply   |   Comment by Sos4ever  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

Installed still in trail mode did not register any suggestions anyone.

Reply   |   Comment by graham  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#44

Installer said it is activated, but Program says it ist still try mode.
Win XP32Home SP3, Core2Duo E8400, AMD HD5770.
Installing tried 2 Times, not working, uninstalled :-(

Reply   |   Comment by Carsten Hirt  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#43

forgot to mention, it adds, runs a "\SysWOW64\GSService.exe"
that remains running even after you close out the program,
whatever this GSService is?

Reply   |   Comment by therube  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

Win7 x64
v3.3.9

installs into directory of your choice, 108 MB.
23 MB of which is codec related, 17 MB, "resources",
possibly theme related items for the program?

program is "pre-registered", but you have to
actually go through the process in order for it to
be. (iow, read the readme file.) appears that the
install is tied to your hardware?

drag&drop did not work for me (running sandboxed).

unless you realize it, conversion starts immediately,
so once you've added a file, away she goes. odd that
it would do that, i would think. & in particular if
you had not set up anything at all at up to that
point.

my source file, AVI, 640x352, 1160 Kbps
output to, MP4, 640x360, 960 Kbps
... though according to the program it should have
output to "ipad", h.264, 1024x768 at "85%" quality.
it did NOT (at least the 1024x768 was not).

file size went from 183 MB to 152 MB

conversion was (relatively) speedy, & output was
acceptable, not quite as good as source, but OK.

even though out frame size was "bigger" 360 vs 352,
the actual playback size was slightly smaller?
(perhaps related to video scaling?)

there are no effects, no preview, no side-by-side,
that some of the other giveaways have provided

you cannot edit any of the preset format, only
newly created copies. a LOT of settings, & it does
give you a blurb as to what they are, but you (i)
have no idea what any of it means, in any case.
it will not be easy to make "on the go" changes in
this method. seems it is more to set up specific
"formats", profiles, that you will use consistently.

progress meter is inaccurate, hitting 100% well
before the conversion finishes.

conversion used virtually 100% CPU, though it did
not seem to impact system usage

doesn't seem to be any way to disable audio?

changing "video scaling" to "resize freely" &
leaving picture size set to 1024x768 STILL output
a 640x360 size?

additionally, it OVERWROTE my first attempt, no
questions asked, no prompting, no nothing. so if
YOU don't take care to rename or move ahead of
time, say bye bye.

output to "windows video 640x480" is going to take
quite a bit longer then to h.264

output size ended up, again, at 640x360 & not the
640x480 that the setting said? windows video did
not advance cleanly when jumping through the
playback using the timeline, often ending prematurely

no method to see what a preset format settings
are (unless you make a copy of them). all you
know is "windows video 640x480 85%".

"flash original" (whatever /that/ means) 85% ...
output to 640x360.

so i made a custom flash. video scaling, resize
freely, picture size, 1024x768, expected input
picture size, left blank. (drum roll) & when done
(again it handily overwrite my existing file) ...
output to 640x360. i guess you just can't win!

no help, not that it really is needed, unless you
wanted to dive into the the output format settings,
so that really isn't an issue. the window is
resizeable, but in this instance, there is no need.

given that this is simply a straight forward
conversion utility, one with no frills, no effects,
no preview, quite unlike virtually every other
giveaway of this type, & more like lots of other
free converters out there, i have to ask, why this?

Reply   |   Comment by therube  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

I tried converting a 1280x720 MP4 from a Windows phone to both the ipad default and a custom "keep resolution" MKV setting. It seemed great to me, and very fast. The few HD videos I've converted using Handbrake took so long that the speed of this tool really stands out to me.

Did the people complaining about quality try tweaking the settings at all? It seems like the custom profile builder is very simple and powerful enough for non-critical use. I noted that two-pass is available but one-pass encoding is the default.

Totally a keeper for me.

Reply   |   Comment by james  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#40

Now days, people are getting rid of the giant heavy, low resolution, power guzzling, heat producing tube viewing in favor of beautiful 1080p High Definition viewing monitors and require likewise, high definition 1080p capable converters to convert, copy and store 1080p video on the storage devices of all of our high definition viewing devices so we can also quickly alphabetically access any of the beautiful, high definition video we are becoming so accustomed to, that we can't stand the stark drop in quality that occurs when playing a video on our high def devices that has the ugly old low quality low definition because it was converted or copied with a device or software that is only capable of functioning on a low definition level. Of course we would like any older lower definition videos we already have to be able to be converted to appear almost as good as high def when played on our newer high def equipment, and even if we play them on some of the older lower definition equipment we still have. That can be accomplished with good software, so comment #5 by BigBen from Poland is very helpful. Anyone who can, please always make sure that those high definition aspects have been tested and commented on in our video converter related software reviews if you can, because those are aspects we all need right now, as soon as possible except for the tiny few that may be determined to stick with only poor quality low definition video, and determined to only keep using the big heavy, hot running, power guzzling, expensive electric bill producing, low memory storage capability equipment that's over 5 or 6 years old. We also don't have the room or time to sort through a lot of trashy looking stacks of hard copy video and audio which can be greatly assisted by quality software, so we need to clarify which software has the best abilities to do that so everyone, including software companies and software programmers can shift their attention to serving those requirements.

Responding to wonderful Giovanni's comment #10: about how it's nice to be able to get the portable versions of software programs, which actually ties into a better way for the smaller software companies to earn much more for producing quality freeware versions which still need to get critiqued and reviewed on forums like gaotd, which run ads using an interesting format I recently experienced:

(Yes! Portable programs can be much better for testing lots of new software programs! For instance, if you prefer to use an older laptop computer to test out new software before loading it onto your "good" computer. If you load portable programs onto a usb flash drive and unzip/install them on the flash drive only, you can avoid using up memory space on your computer, and be able to use the program on more than one computer, like your older back up laptop too just because you don't have time to install the program on both computers, or it could be easier to set up a security program to 1st install the program into a sandbox and test it from the sandbox, to make sure there's no kind of malware included in a freeware program if you 1st download and install it on a usb flash drive.
I can understand why many smaller software companies think they need to include the unscrupulous civilization destroying act of including some kind of company's keystroking malware hidden within their software programs in order to receive some kind of payment to cover the creation of a freeware program, but I am promoting a quality way to earn big money via a forum tested, forum tweaked quality freeware version of your software programs that are clean, with no keystroke/spying malware hidden in it (which should be illegal), instead using a non-personally identifying, non-obstructive, non-system slowing software form of a wonderful video ad playing format I recently discovered and explain using the following description of my experience:
When I recently went on the World Weather Radar site I regularly check for LIVE Radar and Doppler Radar to Make Sure No Rain is going to fall in the area and during the time I want to skate outdoors on my Rollerblades, as rain will rust and ruin the bearings in the wheels:
They had a new square box in the upper right hand corner with complete video controls to pause or play, adjust volume and so on, that did not obstruct the Dopler radar screen whatsoever, that played a short video ad, then played a non-commercial, short YouTube.com video I had recently played several times of cute baby animals. Then alternately another short ad video played, and then again the cute baby animal video. It was a very pleasant experience. I thought they must have been using some kind of software that did not slow down my 7 yr old laptop what-so-ever, that was able to find the most recent short video clip I had played several times (indicating I probably really liked the video). I appreciated seeing a repeat of that short non-commercial video a couple times so much, that I did not find the alternate ad annoying at all, and did not want to click the upper right corner "x" of the video ad box. However, the next time I went back on the radar weather site, that ad format was gone, replaced with a non-video ad banner across the top of the screen, that had no "x" or way to delete it, about something I'm not remotely interested in, that keeps moving the viewing screen I position in order to see the entire radar area I need to see clearly in order to tell whether I have a safe window of time to skate outdoors without rusting my Rollerblade's wheels. Every time I move about a half page down, so I can see the whole radar screen, the stupid ad only lets me stay there for about 2 seconds and moves the screen down again to have their ad take up most of the viewing area that the radar screen normally uses, with a continual, java-type flashy effect, "click here now" (to leave this page and see the ad's promotion website before getting to see the weather radar I went there for), and uses so much of the cpu, that the radar in motion, and even the weather map area/size settings will not set up, but just stays frozen until after I have continually down paged to the radar screen which moves the ad completely out of the viewing area, about 10 times! Ads should be designed to not slow system speeds and not block the website function you came there for, and have an "x" to close them in case they are overloading your computer. Things like that on the internet, that waste so much time of the people, that the people can barely get anything done, are a big problem to the world economy, because the people who are being slowed down are the people who are actually providing and paying for everything that enables the civilization of Human Beings to function, such as road building, and everything else being done, and even for all human beings and their pets to be able to survive as the poorer 99% are the ones providing the supply chain for EVERYTHING, INCLUDING FOOD, as well as paying for most of the construction costs of the largest corporations who are all only rich criminals, which is all paid for by taxes almost 99% paid by the poorer 99% of the world. Things are getting exponentially worse, very fast since the criminal rich are getting jiggy with taking over governments, changing laws to benefit only their corporations, and hurting the masses and the world's eco-system at large, because of fixing elections, more and more, using simple electronic voting machine programs that take away votes from other candidates and add them to the candidate programmed to win, added to all the less technical ways of helping fix elections that they have been used since elections began.)

Reply   |   Comment by BettiePage9000  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

Unlike making a digital exact copy, whenever you convert to a different format you will lose some quality, and if you convert it back to what it was before, you lose some more of it. It's a fact of life. A good converter merely minimizes the effect of this loss in an acceptable fashion. Conversions are never perfect copies of the original, no matter whether it's audio, digital or document or whatever, but some are better than others due to better algorithms or such things as smoothing typefaces. So it's better not to make a conversion from another conversion, but rather to go back to the original each time. Sorry if I burst anyone's bubble, but the truth must be told. Not only that, but it must be dealt with; thus the search for better converters (sometimes mis-stated as the search for the perfect converter, but as you can see from the above, there is no such thing).

Reply   |   Comment by internetexplorer  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#38

Looks okay to me, at first glance (don't have the time right now to do a detailed test). Installed and activated without problems, following instructions in the Readme file. I like the nice, clean GUI -- and blue is my favorite color too!

Two requests/suggestions for enhancement:
Firstly, the "Select the output folder" dialog box should have a "New folder" button (conventionally placed in the bottom left corner of the dialog). And secondly, like some other media converters, Media Buddy should have an option to select which cores [of you multi-core processor] are to be used, or at least the number of cores. This is equally as important as using CUDA or ATI stream support to offload work from the processor.

Reply   |   Comment by Tony Austin  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

@ Joe (post 33): Faster can be better if speed is more important to you than quality. (Fast food places are sometimes preferable because of that.)

Reply   |   Comment by Sar  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#36

After installing, I selected "launch the application" and it froze up. It created a folder on my desktop saying MediaBuddy errors, and the document inside said unable to launch because I haven't got itunes!

Reply   |   Comment by catchmyfire  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

OK, honestly, I was prepared to dislike "yet another converter". I did a little testing, very unscientific and found it did the job faster, the files it created were smaller, and the quality was comparable. My only problem is that when I try to convert to .MP4 (even without using an "IPOD" choice), I get a conversion error stating that Itunes is not installed, which it isn't. I would like to be able to convert to .MP4 (I have all the codecs) without having to install itunes.

Reply   |   Comment by Daniel Kaye  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

Thanks to Ramka Ltd and GOTD.
I tested it.
Converted a 4 minute 15 sec FLV video to generic screen size 320 x 240 MP4 file.
It converted fast.
Copied the video file to my mobile phone.
The resulting video played very well in my mobile phone with good audio.

It generates an "error report" on my desktop after each conversion even though there are no errors.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

"Format factory may well be free but in comparison it is also far slower with it’s conversion times."

 

That may be true but, faster doesn't always equate to better. Usually, slower will produce better quality (not always the case but, most often is). The same is true for burning.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)
#32

My problem with most automatic conversions is that they maintain the "widescreen" aspect ratio of movies and are too small for my smartphone. Fortunately I have movie making software which will let me maximize the vertical and crop (trim off) some of each side as I cut it to 320x240 pixels and it's large enough I can even read the subtitles of foreign language films like "La Vie En Rose."

Reply   |   Comment by The_Mick  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#31

It’s a keeper for me, Tested it and been honest cant find any fault with it,loads of formats to choice from, and the quality is super even at 85%, Why so many negative comments for this software, it has loads of features and very easy to understand, yes free today but if you had to buy $19.99 and in my option it would be well worth it as many Media software out there cost a lot more, I have loads of different Media converters and using them for years, so I would know if they was a fault, and none I can find if anything this software is excellent, Thanks for this Giveaway :)

Reply   |   Comment by Jay  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

To slow on 64 bit win 7 ultimate uninstalled

Reply   |   Comment by ariebitski  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#29

@Mukhi - Have you tried http://www.online-convert.com/ good luck

Reply   |   Comment by PeBe  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#28

#14 Try iWisoft Free Video Converter.

Reply   |   Comment by conot  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#27

I've gone thru quite a few converters since my Fav "Super" became almost unusably slow after two version changes. I could easily be wrong but my impression is that the "free" and even many of the paid for converters basically all use the same basic engines of either FFmpg or MEncoder and the different softwares just provide the front end/gui/bells and whistles.

THAT said, different softwares do act differently. Super for instance will encode correctly about 50% of the files that Xilisoft rejects as non-conforming. Some allow batch converting easier than others or manage multi-tasking much more smoothly or take the four cores only up to 95% instead of pegging them at 100% usage, some are fast while others are slow. Some allow drag and drop across your Network, others don't. Some restrict the bitrates available. Some keep settings after shutdown, others have to be constantly reset. Handbrake for me anyway creates files that are always out of Synch. Some allow you to set the number of cores used and the process priority.

So--these are all very similar to one another, and then you look for the little differences. I apologize--off on my tangent still looking for the combination of components that I would like to have but "always" the sound/video has to synch. Why is it so hard?

Reply   |   Comment by bobbo  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#26

@5 Bigben, your english is damm good, much better than my Polish:)

Thanks prof Giovanni - hey do you have a web site?

Reply   |   Comment by ray hines  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#25

I would like to add to my previous post that the interface is clean and uncluttered and easy to use, I've seen far far worse in this category.
All in all not bad and $20 isn't really overpriced imho, although they should revise the default profiles to increase output quality. Media Buddy is not for me but I could recommend this to others. If they don't want freeware that is.

Reply   |   Comment by Danny  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#24

@ 22. Mukhi, Format Factory!

Reply   |   Comment by Tom  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#23

Installed and registered without issue on Win7 64 ATI graphic card. Website for program has options for NVida, ATI, and Intel. Which one are we getting?

Tried to convert mp3 to wav and it converted very fast. The wav files were choppy and would be unusable.

There are no settings that I could find. What would be the fix?

Have other slower converter apps that did the job without this choppy issue.

Reply   |   Comment by xcylone  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#22

@Prof Giovanni
xmedia recode is also portable, LOL!
can you name some freeware that converts swf into something like MKV or AVI? rare to find!

Reply   |   Comment by mukhi  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#21

Again installation and activation of this GAOTD was a breeze.
Upon startup it killed and unloaded my NVidia driver. Not cool.
Speed of conversion should not be a criteria! Media Buddy may be 3 times faster than Format Factory (as mentioned above), but it definetely shows when looking at the quality. Tested with a 720p avi, converted to mp4 with similar settings. Media Buddy just doesn't cut it, the video contains blocking and pixelation artefacts. I'd rather wait a hour to get really good quality than delete a worthless file after just 5 minutes.
I'm skipping this one too. I'm sticking with MEncoder, imho the best there is.

Reply   |   Comment by Danny  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)
#20

Thank You Ramka & GAOTD , Media Buddy installed flawlessly on my Machine Win7 Ultimate x64 . It converted a 300mb MKV to iPad h264 @ %85 Quality in 5 1/2 minutes using Cuda direct computing . The output size was 400mb and the quality was good considering the default quality level of %85 . It's a keeper for me :)

Thanks again Ramka and GOATD for this little gem .

Reply   |   Comment by Ozzman  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

PhilS: I've also tried Media Buddy and Format Factory. FF may be slower, but the quality is far superior compared with Media Buddy. I guess it's down to how long you are prepared to wait for the conversion to finish.

Reply   |   Comment by John Sykes  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)
#18

does this use GPU acceleration on all available codecs and not just the codecs bundled with the specific GPU acceleration SDK's?

In addition is it truely multi-core, multi-CPU/GPU capable i.e. if one has say a quad core CPU AND a CUDA compatible GPU will it be able to share out the work load accross all GPU cores AND CPU cores? If not then it is still not living up to the claim:
"Media Buddy fully supports hardware acceleration and optimization technologies – ATI Streaming, NVidia CUDA, Intel Optimization, MultiThreading, multicore optimization – for fastest ever conversion speeds according to your PC hardware capabilities."

To fully support those technologies one must be able to use all of them at once if they are supported on a given PC hardware configuration... even decompressing multi-core on the CPU while recompressing on the GPU would be a significant improvement.

Other ways to share mpeg video encoding is assigning each keyframe and subsiquent diference frames to individual cores across both GPU and CPU transparently and thus parallelize the entire encoding process. No current video conversion program I am aware of does this yet... It's only a matter of time until someone does... will it be Media Buddy developers creating the next gen' unique selling point?

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#17

Giovanni, you forgot Handbrake, the granddaddy of 'em all. Although easybrake is based on it. Arista is the E-Z format converter for Linux and is in the Ubuntu repository, for one-clicky installitivity.

Reply   |   Comment by Col. Panek  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#16

This look like a great converter! I really could be abel to use this! Thanks :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Stortch  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-36)
#15

The name makes the program sound more like a database than a converter.

It appeared during installation to install as a 32-bit program. A 64-bit version should work faster. And does it take advantage of multi-core systems?

Reply   |   Comment by Michael Summerset  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

Will this or any of the alternatives convert MP4 into alternate formats?

Reply   |   Comment by Breslinger  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)
#13

Was able to install

added 1 file and removed it
would be nice to have ability to right-click on file to remove
clicked buy button, application hung up, had to restart win7/64.
see BigBen comments above.

I, too, uninstalled

Reply   |   Comment by jdinct  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#12

@Prof Giovanni

I tried XMedia Recode and like Format Factory, it took much longer to carry out the conversion.

In addition, both free programs used up more of my machines resource by having no support for ATI Streaming, NVidia CUDA, Intel Optimization, resulting in not only much poorer performance but higher use of the CPU.

Free may do a good job but at the cost of performance.

This is where some paid products can come into their own.

Reply   |   Comment by PhilS  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)
#11

Very solid! An excellent addition to my collection. As SoftwareJunkie says above, we need a variety of converters to cover every peculiar format.

Reply   |   Comment by David Merrington  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)
#10

Well Video/Audio converter is a pretty much saturated field in my view....so it doesn't make sense charging money for programs like this GAOTD, unless their developers provides users with outstanding features which cannot be found in FREEWARE ALTERNATIVES.

Unfortunately it looks like this is NOT the case as far as this GAOTD is concerned!!

BEST FREE (and more effective) ALTERNATIVES, besides FORMAT FACTORY, FREEMAKE VIDEO CONVERTER and IWISOFT FREE VIDEO CONVERTER:

* (Portable) XMedia Recode (==> My Personal First Choice)

This is a terrific all-in-one video and audio German converter designed to convert both audio and video files with an innotavive and different approach: for instance, if you want to transfer an AVI video on your iPhone, it gives you the option to pick your iPhone model.

But it's even able to modify bitrate, keyframe interval, framerate, rate control mode etc... of both the video and audio chapters!!!

And guess what?? It can also convert any DVDs and Blu-Ray discs into any format you like: cool, isn't it??

Why this awesome app is FREE is something going far beyond human understanding, especially if you compared it with poorer shareware alternatives like today's giveaway.

Hope the developer of MEDIA BUDDY has learned a lesson from Prof Giovanni today ...LOL!!

http://www.xmedia-recode.de/download.html


* (Portable) FFCoder

Amazing free .NET based audio/video converter capable of transcoding audio and video files to an impressive variety of media formats.

http://teejee2008.wordpress.com/ffcoder/

Screenshots:
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/FFCoder-Screenshot-139802.html

The "Avisynth" software, enclosed in the package, may be required for using AVS files as input and certain encoders like avs2avi and xvid_encraw.

* Portable EasyBrake
http://sourceforge.net/projects/easybrake/

Yes, everything is FREE & PORTABLE, because PORTABLE is better: do you agree with me dudes??

Enjoy!!

Reply   |   Comment by Prof Giovanni  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+62)
#9

Format factory may well be free but in comparison it is also far slower with it's conversion times.

After just one test of a like for like conversion, Media Buddy took 5 minutes, where format factory took 15.

A vast difference in performance.

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

Downloaded to XP SP3 very easy and it self-registered. Thats a PLUS
Checked out the outputs. A comprehensive list of formats but lack of options regarding frame rates (fps) and sizes also no audio options.

First try on a 12 mins FLV video from YouTube was taking forever so cancelled because time remaining was in hours.

Second try on a 3 min video from YouTube. At halfway, time taken was 31 mins but the time remaining was increasing at nearly the same rate with no end in sight. So quality output unknown but I didn't see point of proceeding as I wouldn't have time or patience to convert large numbers of videos.
Sorry but this is a MISS for me as there are faster freebies with reasonablly good output and loads of features.
I was interested in buying the RIP TIGER software from same company as its highly recommended, but there were no discounts on it and the exchange rate they gave for Pound Sterling to the US Dollar was not too good.

Reply   |   Comment by DenisX  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)
#7

"Format Factory" is FREE and the VERY BEST converter out there. Why pay for something that is free??

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Britt  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)
#6

How I can activate this? Text on the title bar suggest I'm usign trial version.

Reply   |   Comment by Tomek  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-23)
#5

Hi to everyone! I like converters so I tried this one.
Installation:
Easy, without problem on W7PRO x64.
Registration:
Hmmmm. I had a small problem with connection through my firewall,
so activation code I received via WWW.
Test:
1. FullHD movie 1920x1080 to Divx 85% 720x404. Poor quality, not acceptable!
2. The same input, to Divx HD 1920x1080. Same result.
I can compared this with my other conversion which I prepared last time made by WinX HD Converter.
So WinXHDC is much better.

So my decision is uninstall this software and forget it.

Of course, like someone wrote before, you can try very good alternative free programs.

Sorry for my english. Bye.

Reply   |   Comment by BigBen from Poland  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+133)
#4

Quick question - can this be used to convert copy protected wma to mp3?

Reply   |   Comment by ybnormal  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-44)
#3

$20 USD is about the going rate for a good video converter. I decided to try and convert a .avi kids movie for my wife's Sony Xperia Play Android phone. I looked up the supported formats shown here:
MPEG-4 Visual Simple Profile,
Advanced Simple Profile Level 6
3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4)
H.264 High Profile Level 3.1 3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4)
H.263 Profile 0, Profile 3 Level 70 3GPP (.3gp)

I was not able to find any that fit those formats perfectly so I went with Mobile MP4 (352x288) It converted fast played fine (tested it with a media player on my PC) but will not be able to test it on the phone tonight.

The trick to finding the perfect video converter is finding one that does everything I need including cropping, editing, changing resolution to custom size, flipping video shot sideways and then fixing 'Vertical Video Syndrome' (Nice / funny video on youtube about that syndrome), adding text, watermarks, removing watermarks, etc. It seems like I always have to use more than one to get all the jobs done. I am glad to add this to my collection. Solid program.

Free Alternatives
Freemake Video Converter
Ann Free Video Converter
WinX Video Converter
Any Video Converter
Hamster Free Video Converter
For Mac
MacX Video Converter Free Edition

Reply   |   Comment by SoftwareJunkie  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+93)
#2

Does this really work on games? Will give this a try,

Reply   |   Comment by kRoy  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-65)
#1

Freeware tools that do the same, and you won't need to buy if you need to reinstall -
Format Factory www.formatoz.com
MediaCoder www.mediacoderhq.com

Reply   |   Comment by empty teacup  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+62)
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