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Aiseesoft Total Video Converter Platinum 7.1.8 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Aiseesoft Total Video Converter Platinum 7.1.8

Convert any video to all popular video formats (including HD and 3D video) with Aiseesoft Total Video Converter Platinum!
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Aiseesoft Total Video Converter Platinum 7.1.8 was available as a giveaway on September 13, 2013!

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The newly updated Aiseesoft Total Video Converter Platinum upgrades the kernel to improve the conversion performance, changes the interface to be more user-friendly. Aiseesoft always gives users the best software. Aiseesoft Total Video Converter Platinum can convert any video file, such as MP4, WMV, AVI, MKV, MOV, MXF, MTS, M2TS, FLV and many other video formats easily and fast.

It can even convert common video to 3D effect to meet 3D fans’ need. It provides Anaglyph 3D, Side by Side 3D, and Top and Bottom 3D. It can also help user extract audio from video/movies and convert them to MP3, AAC, AC3, AIFF, OGG, M4V, MP2, WAV, WMA and so on.


  • Convert any video to other popular video format, such as MP4, WMV, AVI, MKV, MOV, MXF, MTS, M2TS, FLV, etc.
  • Convert video to 3D effect, such as Anaglyph (Red/cyan), Side By Side (Full), Side by Side (Half-Width), Top and Bottom (Full), Top and Bottom (Half-Height).
  • Convert video to mobile devices, such as iPad, iPhone, iPod, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Samsung Galaxy S4, etc.
  • Edit output video’s effect, trim, crop, merge output video files, add watermark, and take snapshot.

Additional event:
Aiseesoft provides 50% off coupon code: AISERCZ (apply to recommended products and other products) for all GOTD users.

System Requirements:

Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP (SP2 or later); 2GHz Intel/AMD CPU or above; 2GB RAM or more


Aiseesoft Studio



File Size:

41 MB



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A media player compatible with any type of device.
Mix tracks, record audio sets, apply sound effects and filters.
Play and manage media files in multiple formats.
Play movies in popular formats with subtitles.

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if you ever have this one again,that would be great..i missed it yesterday

Reply   |   Comment by deb74  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

To those who have a problem with Aiseesoft being "Chinese" Software:

I get the concern. I really do. After all, it seems that it's almost always all over whatever news sites that you're reading are on and on and on about China being involved in some sort of "cyberattack" on both corporate and personal computers in the US utilizing (if memory serves) some sort of "fake software" as a Trojan- or insert the last UL you've heard here....


BEFORE you start freaking out over a company or a piece of software, please CHECK IT OUT FIRST!!!

Names like Aiseesoft and Iobit are pretty much as well known in programs as Sony and Samsung are well known for hardware. They just make decent products period and have for about as long as many can even remember- and certainly longer then your urban legend of choice dates to. End of statement. End of story.

As a result, you will receive a great deal of flack for comments about they're "not being trustworthy" or whatever simply because they're from China with the same amount of bemused humor and utter disgust that you would get for trying to claim that General Motors is out to nuke Rhode Island simply because GM's from Detroit and you haven't heard of "this 'Military Engine guy'" as yet.

Now, that doesn't make this- or any of their converters the "Absolute Bestest Ever Made Forever and Ever and Ever!"... But, that being said, this company makes really solid and decent converters that are easy enough for even a computer ditz like me to use without worries.

Their UIs are easy to read and follow, the results always work very well without any strange issues and they do just what they say it will do with even the added bonus of one or two very simple to use bells- like, cropping a screen so you're not looking at black bars at the top and bottom of your phone or cutting out those 15 minutes of titles at the end of the movie you may not care about so it'll make the file smaller without damaging the quality or clarity of the picture... (For some of them at anyrate, don't know about this one just yet, I haven't had a chance to check everything).

So. To you having difficulties with "this here strange company:"

Take two, they really are quite small and I promise that they WILL help because I've had tons of this company's software over the years- some I loved, some I liked, some I just couldn't seem to really need much, and even some that easily became my absolute "workhorse," go-to programs for these types of things to the point that this is indeed one of the very few names that I will grab automatically and give a chance just because of that and that alone.

(But, then again, if you really are THAT paranoid, then you probably think-... well, I honestly couldn't eve begin to imagine what it is you think so whatever... Peace be with you.)

My $0.02.


And, thank you Aiseesoft and GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Mary  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Unable to install on Win 8. After downloading (several times), extracting ...it runs the setup program; goes on to check in w/GAOTD ...then results in an error "Failed to Launch the Program."

Unable to install.

Reply   |   Comment by JJ Mich  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi guys,
i have a MPEG-TS video file of AVC (Advanced Video Codec) format, copied from my TV set top box. When played it shows random scrambled video with some recognizable audio. It appears encrypted somehow. Is there any converter software out there that can make it playable cleanly on my pc? It plays well only on the set top box - that is, not scrambled.

Reply   |   Comment by ray hines  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Hey Jimbo (#56)!

As far as I know, it means a limited time to download and install.....I've downloaded numerous pieces of software from GAOTD and have never had any disable or restrict itself. Hope this helps!

Reply   |   Comment by Bubba  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

A question for Aiseesoft: Since we have asked for GOTD software to be released with automatic updates removed, and I cannot find a check box to to uncheck, Will this software try to auto update, ruining the GOTD status?

Reply   |   Comment by Fingerlakes Dave  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@#33! No, don't keep the previous version. Install over it!

IMPORTANT WARNING! You will LOSE BOTH REGISTRATIONS if you keep the previous version and try to start that previous version after installation and registration of the new version in a different folder! - Best way to avoid this trap is to install the new version in the same folder.

Reply   |   Comment by Ingvar  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I don't know why my earlier post that this software is uninstallable on Windows 8 Pro was suppressed. Now I can also report that the same Giveaway of the Day "Failed to launch the program." error window pops up trying to activate this software on either/both Windows 8 Pro and Windows 7 Home Premium.

Format Factory works well on both and is free.

Reply   |   Comment by BJ  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Aiseesoft has so many similar products. As many others asked, and didn't get any answer from the company I will ask the same question.
What is the difference between:


Reply   |   Comment by Clyde  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

This is a really great piece of software with a lot of features and a terrific GUI. Aside from the looks and features, this is one of my favorite video converters. While the field is saturated with all kinds of video converters Aiseesoft is one of the few that actually does a great job while keeping the file size pretty close to the original. I recommend to anybody this giveaway. Take it because I don't see too many good giveaways, of lately, here.

Keep up the great work, Aiseesoft, on the development of your software.

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

hello, I am curious, what is the maximum bitrate that this software can convert files to DVD format to ? 10,000 ? higher ?

thanks !

M. :)

Reply   |   Comment by mario c.  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Installed for 'Current User' on Win7_x64_HP System. My System 'Downloads' folder has now disappeared! Can anyone please help? Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Hayden  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

@Paul (#7): You have have noticed something that is a dubious trademark of Aiseesoft (and a sad commentary on GOTD for allowing it).
Do a search back for ANY software by Aiseesoft and you'll see that the vote count is ridiculously inflated. Despite complaints that make it through moderation, these products are the only ones you'll see regularly breaking the 1,000 upvote mark. Even wildly popular (and far more reputable) software doesn't score that high. There are also many obviously shill comments planted. Every. Single. Time.

Why anyone would do business with these people is beyond me. Because of their deceptive practices and untrustworthiness, I will never bother trying this company's software, much less buying it.

Reply   |   Comment by Lori Kennedy  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

What does "but it will be free for our visitors as a time-limited offer" mean? A limited time to download and install or a limited time to use this software before it disables or restricts itself?

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

Installed fine, it appears to indeed be an improvement on the last version that I used and respected.

However, somebody tell the company, winners don't cheat, and cheaters don't win. I hate to say it, but the biggest negative about this software is knowing that the company consistently lies by pumping the votes and fudging "customer testomonials" and awards. It undermines any confidence that we are otherwise being treated fairly in doing business with them.

Reply   |   Comment by Bay Area John  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Notice to people who are afraid of tool bars being downloaded with any [free] software.

Install ToolWiz TimeFreeze and energize it just before installing any software. If you don't like the results just tell TimeFreeze to NOT save the changes when you put TimeFreeze to sleep again.

Reply   |   Comment by olrowdy01  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

I had the previous GOTD from Aiseesoft and was happy with it, but after recovering from a disc fail I could not re-install it because it was out of date. So I was pleased to see this version offered.

Installed and registered easily on my XP desktop, and then I took two parts of a video from an event and merged the two WMV sections to produce a single MPEG output file. It gave me an output filename 'Merge' rather than asking me what I wanted it called, and although a minor nuisance to rename it afterwards it is not a big deal, just something that might be added to a wish list for a future version.

The combined length was 20 minutes of video, and the conversion took just over 5 minutes, and I was happy with that. So a keeper for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Conversion speed is very fast and video quality is also very good..But I couldnt add SRT subtitle to the videos no matter what I tried..The box to add subtitle has been greyed out..Can anyone help me out on this??

Reply   |   Comment by Rohan  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

@mike #44.

Thanks for your thoughts.

It is rather a shame that Intel Quicksync isn't used by more software.

I use it a lot in my video editing with Powerdirector and MediaExpresso and have found that it's performance is superb and Intel really should push it as it could make such a difference to many a laptop that will have an Intel GPU.

Reply   |   Comment by PhilS  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I have Total Media Converter Platinum 6.3.8: should I download today's GAOD?

Reply   |   Comment by MJ  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Aiseesoft converters are very good and this one is no exception, my only issue with Aiseesoft is that it will re-encode split and joined section which results in lower quality.
as an alternative, which much easier to use (and free) check http://www.freemake.com/free_video_converter/ just make sure to choose custom install and un-check all additions. Freemake will let you downloading youtube videos as well. although it has less tweaks under the hood, in coparison with today's giveaway.

If I am not mistaken, today's version unlike Aiseesoft Total Media Converter, which was givven here before, lacks BD support so if you have installed Total Media Converter and need the BD support, install this version without uninstalling the previous one.

Reply   |   Comment by Gordon  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Very good freeware alternative:

Iwisoft Free Video Converter

Reply   |   Comment by Neil from Beachwood  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

#37: "Vey good product but, as always occurred for any other Aiseesoft program given away here for free in the past, this GAOTD got very high ratings in a blink of an eye.


Just tell me what kind of things this GAOTD (worth 40$) can do that the following FREE & PORTABLE APPS cannot:


While any of the 3 may or may not work better for you & whatever you're transcoding, here's a Very quick look. My personal advice is try the 1st two along with Aiseesoft Total Video Converter Platinum, & see what works for you on your setup & with what you regularly convert or transcode. If you want the best results as fast as possible There Is No one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to video -- I have several alternate workflows depending on the source video & what I want to turn it into.

Video to Video is not 100% portable. Vw.exe, the main executable is detected as malware by BitDefender [false positive]. It doesn't use QT code -- QT may be faster for some of the conversions. It does use some AviSynth & LAV Filters code, though neither is installed to Windows which is a double-edged sword -- no compatibility problems but don't get the full benefits either. Folks may or may not get better results using Video to Video compared to today's GOTD depending on hardware & source video, depending of course on what they feel is better. :) Vid2Vid *may* give a better resize for example depending on the AviSynth setting you use, though that resize may take longer than with Aiseesoft Total Video Converter Platinum.

Xmedia Recode is another ffmpeg-based converter with more options but also a more confusing interface/GUI. Like Vid2Vid it doesn't use QT -- unlike Vid2Vid it doesn't include any AviSynth or LAV Filters. It has more output options than Vid2Vid, both have more options than today's GOTD, but I'd suggest using those options with a bit of caution -- IOW test 1st. Ffmpeg has a pretty wide range of output formats, but unfortunately not all of them are really compatible with standards, e.g. an ffmpeg .mov file may not work everywhere or as well as a .mov file encoded elsewhere, e.g. with QuickTime.

Unlike the previous 2, I don't have or use the Cuda Video Converter, which of course ONLY works if you're running CUDA capable Nvidia graphics hardware -- not all Nvidia graphics chips/card are. It's also apparently not listed in the tools at videohelp.com [I get no results searching cudasoft or cuda soft].

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#38: "But regarding “you can manually customize the output resolution to match input resolution”, no you can’t always – it only allows you to select from a limited number of output resolutions. That’s why everyone keeps asking for this feature."

As an easy all-in-one solution Aiseesoft likely limits your choices to prevent a lot of confusion -- the number of settings possible for the included x264 AVC encoder for example spans several pages on-line. Frame sizes can also get complicated with mp4 codecs [e.g. Xvid] where frame dimensions should be multiples of 8 or 16, though 4 is often possible. There are x264 front ends that allow a lot more in the way of settings, e.g. Simple X264 Launcher, but you tend to lose a lot of the stuff Aiseesoft's converter offers as a trade off.

Likewise if/when you use some alternatives, e.g. the Video to Video &/or Any Video apps recomended in some posts etc., you lose the portions of QT code used by Aiseesoft Total Video Converter Platinum to provide fast & accurate frame size conversions.

Myself, I've found the included frame sizes work OK. Most players on cells, tablets, PCs etc., along with most of the media players with HDMI out popular today, can all fill the screen when fed smaller video frame sizes, so if I can't get exactly what I want, I just go slightly smaller. 720 pixel width video works great with my Tab 2 7 for example, even though it's smaller than the 1024 x 800 screen -- it actually looks better & plays smoother than 720p AVC encoded with the same settings.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

Upon startup Zemana Antilogger Issues a warning that this program is trying to access my webcam. I may uninstall.

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

Super giveaway! This is one of the best video converters around and I have been waiting for this for months! What's more,this is the very latest version. Thanks Aiseesoft and GOTD and very big thumb up!

Reply   |   Comment by Jordan  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I had version 6.3.26 already on my Vista Home Prem., X64. I just ran this Install ... and Registered with the info provided and automatically replaced my Old version and Registered fine this 7.1.8 version. Opened and closed several times ... No GLitches.

Thanks GOTD & Aiseesoft!:)

Reply   |   Comment by G  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

When you're working [or want to work] with video it's common to read about, &/or have problems yourself with stuff not working as expected -- most often I think that's because the original source video you want to work with is a little *off* . There are loads of video standards &/or formats, but most standards are based on being able to play the video in whatever standards compliant player, with little or no attention paid to how the actual video file is put together. That usually works out fine, until or unless you want to edit or convert the video, when software's expected to understand a bewildering array of possibilities.

That's where video converters based on ffmpeg [ffmpeg = a set of code libraries for video decoding/encoding] shine, as they can usually handle a wider array of video than most anything else. And out of all the ffmpeg-based video converters, Aiseesoft's products are among the best if not the best. Ffmpeg however does have it's limitations...

Ffmpeg includes what many think is the world's best AVC/H.264 encoder, x264, so the AVC video you get out of an app like Aiseesoft Total Video Converter Platinum is normally very high quality. One caveat is that most converters, Aiseesoft's included, are tuned to produce AVC video at smaller than HD frame sizes, so while they may be the best solution for AVC video on your tablet or cell, if you want top quality don't use them for your HDTV. Mpeg2 video, as used on DVDs etc. may be ffmpeg's weakest point -- if you can avoid using it, do so, as there are Much better mpg2 encoders available. And AVI output is normally limited to using the Xvid encoder, which while decent enough years ago, is frankly old fashioned nowadays, without AVC's quality & efficiency for small files, yet not preserving enough of the original data to be good for editing or re-encoding elsewhere.

Long story short, an app like Aiseesoft Total Video Converter Platinum is great for converting standard DVD & HD sized video to smaller AVC files for your cell or tablet -- anything else, not so much. The only thing I've found comparable is Nero Recode, which can embed subtitles in the video itself when/if you use a DVD as the original source. [Those embedded subs are pretty much only displayed by VLC (including the mobile beta) -- for the more common .srt text file subs displayed by many more players use Subtitle Edit to OCR.]

Another advantage of Aiseesoft's converters is that they're self-contained -- something shared by most of the converters out of China. Lots of video software, free & paid, is not, & that can lead to problems. If you have a video-related app add stuff to Windows, whatever's added can potentially conflict with Windows. If you install 2 or more video related apps that each adds stuff to Windows, you not only have to worry about any potential effects on Windows itself, but whether they'll conflict with each other. Sadly, it gets worse... A good many video-related apps add stuff to Windows in non-standard ways. You might add 3 apps, and each of the 3 includes & uses the same component(s) added to Windows, & everything works fine until you add a 4th app that adds that same component, but not in the standard way intended by the developers -- when that happens there's a very good chance that 4th app just broke the other 3. If that sounds bad enough, consider that some video-related add-ons are more or less permanent -- it can be far easier & quicker to re-install Windows than it is to completely remove them & restore your Windows video handling to good working order. And finally, consider that current graphics drivers also play a role in video handling -- they've been integrated to help with video playback since HD became possible -- meaning that's another potential source of conflict with Windows & [non self-contained] video apps.

While Aiseesoft's apps like Aiseesoft Total Video Converter Platinum are not a problem, be careful & back up before adding most video software, & test all video handling afterwards -- having a backup does much less good if you don't discover a problem while that backup is still current.

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#5: "Good to see a conversion program with support for AMD App and Nvidia Cuda but why no Intel Quick Sync, as this can often outperform the other two?"

If it helps Phil [with apologies for the longer answer]...
These converters usually rely on ffmpeg [licensed under the LGPL or GPL] for decoding & encoding video [ http://www.ffmpeg.org/ ]. Nvidia's CUDA was the 1st supported in ffmpeg because I think that's what the individual developers had for the most part, plus the Nvidia folks did [do] a good job reaching out to developers that might use CUDA to speed up video conversions & such. AMD/ATI had -- still has but it's not really being pushed nowadays -- their own proprietary tech called Stream or Avivo, but moved their focus to OpenCL a few years back. Nvidia & Intel both support OpenCL, which might seem to be the obvious solution for developers as an open standard, but Nvidia seriously scaled back [some say almost ignored] OpenCL support on their latest cards/chips -- they can maybe afford to when companies like Adobe decided to *only* support CUDA. Most people have never heard of Intel's Quick Sync, as Intel hasn't really pushed it at all -- in fact I think most of the current Quick Sync support is due to a guy at Intel developing code for it in his spare time at home. And while Quick Sync can Really outperform the competition, it didn't start to gain traction until Virtu appeared, allowing folks to use a decent graphics card yet still access the Intel GPU, which itself was otherwise rather anemic as graphics hardware goes -- with the latest round of Intel CPUs having much improved GPUs built-in, maybe that'll change?

At any rate if you want to take advantage of Quick Sync today there are apps available that have been coded to use it, but most are in the earlier stages, & many only perform one or a few tasks when working with video. Ffdshow, which I primarily use for decoding video, does support Quick Sync & *may* speed things up in video apps that will use it rather than their own built-in decoders -- the same can be said for the LAV Filters. Using Google with "ffmpeg quick sync" [w/out quotes] came up with q264 for example, so there is stuff available to try.

AS far as ffmpeg goes, & the converters that use it, with version 2 I think AMD [ATI] graphics assist is supposed to actually work, or at least work in more cases, though typically it's the open source apps that are 1st to incorporate new ffmpeg versions, with paid apps lagging, sometimes by years. There is a lot of talk, requests & discussion about integrating Quick Sync in ffmpeg, but, your guess is as good as mine when something working will appear. Do bear in mind that using GPU assist to speed things up processing video is still a Very iffy proposition... it depends on your hardware as well as the software you have installed -- not just the app you hope will use it -- and unfortunately requires a bit of luck, since I've seen people post entirely opposite results despite having what seems identical setups. And when it does work, depending heavily on how it's implemented, GPU assist can lower the quality of your results. Working with video the old rule still applies -- you can have speed, &/or quality, &/or smaller file sizes, but you can only pick 2.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)

Test report: I installed it in a separate folder from Aiseesoft Total Media Converter Platinum 6.3.8 and tested them both for performance on the same video conversion. The new Total Video Converter version was about 15% faster.

Total Media Converter (as opposed to Total Video Converter) also handles DVDs in addition to video files and folders.

The UI doesn't look significantly different to me, and it doesn't appear to offer any significant improvements there.

Reply   |   Comment by DVMarsh  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

XMedia Recode: Portable and full Install:


You just cannot beat this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Software Babe  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

Just go to http://www.freewarefiles.com and search for video converters. THE VERY BEST OF THEM ARE THERE, along with a rating, links, and other very important info. I ONLY download software from that site because they scan everything to be sure it is clean BEFORE you download it. Personally, I love XMediaRecode, but there are so many others that are good, like listed right here:

Reply   |   Comment by Software Babe  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

Downloaded and installed without a glitch on win XP, win7 and win8 computers.
Thank you giveawayoftheday!

Reply   |   Comment by Ovidiu  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Great video conversion toolkit, a must-have for me. I hope the new version doesn't break anything.

But regarding "you can manually customize the output resolution to match input resolution", no you can't always - it only allows you to select from a limited number of output resolutions. That's why everyone keeps asking for this feature.

Reply   |   Comment by DVMarsh  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

I'm sure this is a fine app, but I think Video to Video converter was an even better find. I love the fact that you can just download and unzip a file and run it from anywhere. I wish more apps were portable like this.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe The Videographer  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Vey good product but, as always occurred for any other Aiseesoft program given away here for free in the past, this GAOTD got very high ratings in a blink of an eye.


Just tell me what kind of things this GAOTD (worth 40$) can do that the following FREE & PORTABLE APPS cannot:


40$?? LOL!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+67)

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Had this one before and loved it, but i finally upgraded from Vista to Windows 7, reformatted the computer, and, of course, lost my converter. Was just looking for a new one and this popped up today!!!! Thanks so much! You timing is perfect!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Peggy  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

Noted that on cancelling a conversion, the partly complete output file remained. My personal view is programs should tidy up, and not require you to find a folder and delete a useless file, or at least inform you that it's there and open the folder so you can choose.

Noted 'Are you sure to exit?' - ungrammatical, but believed correct by most Chinese students. (Nothing racist, I've taught 100s of Chinese!)

Suggest 'Do you really want to exit?' 'Are you sure you want to exit?'
- or just 'Really exit?' for short.

Similarly 'Are you sure to cancel?' (Cancelling conversion).

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Perhaps you neglected unpacking the zip file in a folder before starting setup.exe as told in the readme.

Reply   |   Comment by FrancisBorne  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Aiseesoft is known for disabling their software after a certain, rather short, period of time if you fail to uncheck the box for automatic updates. Unfortunately this newer version doesn’t provide you with this option. Therefore, I suggest that you keep the older version which allows you to uncheck the automatic updates, and that you install this newer version in a separate folder.


Reply   |   Comment by im  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

I used the GOTD "Aiseesoft Total Video Converter Platinum 7.1.8" to edit a short personal MPEG movie into multiple clips that then were converted into one in the process (I chose DVD format MPEG2 as output format) .
Initially the program had a hiccup and kept saying 77% and wouldn't proceed and took a rather long time to cancel when I chose to cancel process , after it finally cancelled I tried changing bitrate from 6000 (which I think that original were in) to 3000 and I then clicked process again and it did the job without problems , I tried multiple times.
I don't know if it is available in the program already but I missed a "process without format conversion" option to allow me to use the program solely for editing / trimming....
Also I would like the possibility to chose startmenu folder at program installation to avoid startmenu clutter.....

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

Recently, I cannot install gaotd freeware anymore.

After clicking the setup.exe, it always shows up "Failed to launch the program".

Does anyone have a solution for solving this problem?

Sincerely, thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by shen  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

What's the difference between this and Aisesoft Total Media Converter Platinum? Since looks like both can handle audio and video files, i really don't know.

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

p.s on a side note, it is not an hidden eye, it's a ladybug if you look more closely.

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

@7 please enlighten us, what is chinese in their comments? Or are you one of those commenters that think that if anyone sends in a positive comment they must be working for the developer.

never had any problems with this developer, since I lost last giveaway due to a system refresh I am happy it is given away again

Gǎnxiè hé zàijiàn (which seems to mean thanks and goodbye in chinese according to google translate ;) )

Reply   |   Comment by NoName  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Oh, I love this program so much, I nearly soiled myself with glee!

Reply   |   Comment by Happy Dae  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)

I have used previous versions of this software from here and its the best I've used,of it's kind, but when I need to reformat at a later date, the programme does not register again and is useless unless you pay for a licence, unlike other companies(it does state this in the included notes). Is there a way round this or you just lose the programme after a necessary reformat as it only registers on the specific day of the give-away.

Reply   |   Comment by Spec  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

# Jeff ...He did not say any such thing. He commented that the publisher is Chinese and that the documentation reflects that in the choice of words and in the grammatical and spelling mistakes...

Er, actually, Jeff, #7 Paul said no such thing. I suggest you go back and reread the comment. You will find out that that commenter says that two previous comments (by Philip #3 and PhilS #3) speak, er, no, write with a Chinese accent. Well, danged if I can spot a Chinese accent in those two comments (though they aren't in flawless English, there are many non-native-English-speakers who visit and comment here). The conclusion that because the software is made in China, a couple of comments with less-than-perfect English must be Chinese is, well... I rest my case.

Reply   |   Comment by BenAsp  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

Can someone tell me why it is suggested that the "hidden eye" be removed from the upper left corner of the program? With a few minutes checking you might find out that IT IS THE COMPANY LOGO!
Why should a company be told to remove their logo?
TOO much paranoia.
I tried converting an HD trailer from one format to another. Same excellent result as always!

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

#7. I have previous Aiseesoft giveaways and never had any problem with them interfering with anything else.

I use Aiseesoft Blu-ray Ripper several times a month to convert downloaded movies that I get from public domain sites and it works perfectly.

In any case, before I install any software I always create a Restore point so it's no problem to go back to that if the software isn't any good.

Reply   |   Comment by Springy  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Thankyou GAOTD and Aiseesoft, since losing a previous version given away here, when my harddrive died, I have tried a number of other free converters none of which are as good as this product. So was very happy to see an updated version offered today.

Sure the 2D to 3D conversion isn't as great but there are no other products that are actually any better at 2D to 3D conversion either for use domestically.

#7 The country of origin of any software is not particularly relevant, whether the software is fit for purpose is!

As all comments are moderated before they are posted, and I have seen worse than yours recently I think its time, that GAOTD acted to stop racist and borderline racist comments from being allowed to be posted. Myself and others find them offensive.

I highly recommend this software to other GAOTD users, its simple to use and does its job admirably.

Reply   |   Comment by Jem Millar  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

So is this better that Aiseesoft Media Converter Ultimate that was given away not so long ago here ? i mean whats the difference ? cheers

Reply   |   Comment by Day  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
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