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uRex Video Converter Platinum Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — uRex Video Converter Platinum

uRex Video Converter Platinum offers you abundant formats with excellent quality and fast video conversion.
$34.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 821 (69%) 365 (31%) 104 comments

uRex Video Converter Platinum was available as a giveaway on October 22, 2011!

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uRex Video Converter offers a powerful and professional video converting solution which can convert almost all the popular video formats on your PC to various formats like AVI, MPEG, WMV, DivX, MP4, H.264/AVC, AVCHD, MKV, RM, MOV, XviD, 3GP, and audio MP3, WMA, WAV, RA, M4A, AAC, AC3, OGG. Also, it helps you enjoy movie on your PSP, PS3, iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, Xbox, Google phones, iPad, iPad2 and other digital multimedia devices with ease.

Key features:

  • Supports all popular video & audio formats, even HD videos like AVCHD (MTS, M2TS), TS, H.264/AVC, MKV.
  • Converts to popular formats like AVI, MPEG, WMV, MP4, DivX, RM, MOV, and FLV.
  • Support almost all multimedia devices such as PS3, iPhone,iPod, iPad/iPad2, Apple TV, Xbox, Wii, Google phones.
  • Supports NVIDIA CUDA & ATI Stream technology.
  • Edits, split and merge video while converting.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/ NT/ 2000/ 2003/ XP/ Vista (x32/x64)/ 7 (x32/x64)

Publisher:

uRexsoft Inc.

Homepage:

http://www.urexsoft.com/video-converter-platinum/

File Size:

8.88 MB

Price:

$34.95

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#104

I have read so many posts about the blogger lovers however this post is in fact a good paragraph, keep it up.

Reply   |   Comment by Barbara  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#103

Pretty good software, fast and easy to use. No many choices for bitrates, but it's OK.

Pros:
- custom profiles

Cons:
- no deinterlacing (unless I missed something somewhere)

This video converter doesn't really deserve thumbs down. Thanks GOTD & URex!

Reply   |   Comment by papin  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#102

Thank you GOTD for offering a freebie that can merge different formats into one video! The merge interface is a bit confusing, but once I figured it out, the program worked well. One suggestion, one Q: first, the merge window does not have enough space to show the whole path+filename, and there is no slider bar. Second, once you choose the files to merge, the output filename is "merged file"!? I tried double-clicking, right-clicking, isn't there a way of renaming the output file? Thanks GOTD, this is a keeper!

Reply   |   Comment by Steven  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#101

I've previously gotten Tipard Video Converter from GAOTD and have been using that. It would be good if this one supports adding of subtitle - too bad I don't read it anywhere that it does. Anyway, will download & try it out.
Thanks GAOTD and uRex.

Reply   |   Comment by ju  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#100

Converted a two minute clip of vob file to H264. Took 4 minutes 20 seconds to convert. Did the same clip in nero recode and using 2 pass it only took 50 seconds and it was a better result even using a lower bitrate in recode. Maybe this software will come in handy sometime in the future, but I doubt it. Thanks anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#99

Thanks for GOATD and UREX

Reply   |   Comment by Thorndike  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#98

What was that? During the installation it triggered Outpost Security few times, plus when it finished I realized it had downloaded or uploaded 9 MB of data, same size as the setup file!

When I launched it it triggered again Outpost a couple of times and downloaded or uploaded 4 MB. What for?!

Reply   |   Comment by Watcher1924  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#97

Just installed fine on W7 Ultimate 64, have tried opening three different .mkvs to PS3 and seems to work well. Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Bloor  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#96

I like the merge feature it provides. Add several videos file my Canon shot, click the merge button, and I got the one whole video file as I want, so I didn’t need to playback one by one with my hand. By the way, the quality is not bad. I think this is a killer feature, which have the cameras and like to record animal, landscape, and other something. Tumbes up!

Reply   |   Comment by Cumberland  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#95

5. I have not tried the program yet but will definitely do so. I really appreciate the free support for us giveaway users. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Congreve  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#94

I am always interested in encoders, though for the few videos I actually convert I am unsure why. I decided to download this one and give it a go. No troubles installing and activating. However, it requires elevation in order to run- why? I decided to let it go once to see if maybe it just required it to activate, then next run it would be fine. Nope- next run asked for elevation as well. I chose to go no further and uninstalled as I have several encoders already that run just fine as standard user. URex, whatever reason you think you have for requiring your program to be run as admin, I ask that you reconsider. If this is unintentional behavior, please consider this a bug report.

Reply   |   Comment by QM  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#93

Tried the program. Installed smoothly and works as intended. Thumb up!

Reply   |   Comment by Carey  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#92

Anyone trusting Norton Anti-virus as the be-all do-all in malware protection is a complete tool - Norton is bloatware that itself triggers other anti-virus and anti-spyware products to flag it. Get rid of Norton - install AVG or something else that is more transparent and less of a nag. Just my .02

Reply   |   Comment by Bradlee TheDawg  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#91

Worked great for me. Converted some of my old Motorola phone videos 3gp to wmv format easily. Nothing I tried before would work. Other converters never had any audio. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Jack  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#90

Hi, I downloaded this Software pretty late, so haven't have a chance to use it yet, but I would like to make a Comment how very pleased I am that Developer uRex gives away a proper Gift! By proper Gift I also mean Gift well wrapped! (regardless of content..)

No fuss here when trying to unwrap it, no wrestling with giving addresses to register, no rejecting some and accepting others. Simple, swift, pleasant action. On top of that - Quality Content!:)
I cannot praise enough Developer who knows how to make their Product attractive straight from a word "go"

I'm just sorry to have too little time to test this Software and give my Opinion, but sometimes our Reaction can also add a valid point how the Software is Received?

Thanks GAOTD and Urex, much appreciated Gift:)

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#89

Thanks GOTD bring the new brand converter
The Good: very easy to use, even my grandpa can handle this.
The Bad: not support DRM video I bought from iTunes
Summary: The output quality is pretty good, plus it is free

Reply   |   Comment by Bessemer  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#88

Decent program... the interface takes some getting used to but the conversion quality does seem to be very good. I tested some Flip HD video files (MP4-1280x720), conversion to HD VOB, and standard DVD VOB (720x480) at various bitrates. All were fast and high quality, despite the fact that it clearly used only one of the two cores on my CPU. Will definitely keep this one...

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#87

#67 alicewonder

Thanks for the tip for uRex DVD Ripper at techno360. Although officially expired, you can still DL and activate it using the key and link on the blog page. Looks like techno360 has lots of good free stuff!

Reply   |   Comment by ArtK  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#86

Can someone advise me as new to conversion.
I now have dual boot xp sp3 and win7 sp1 on same 32bit PC.
Which operating system is best to use for conversion, or is it irrelevant?

thanks in advance

Reply   |   Comment by guardone  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#85

mike #60
In the search engine I wrote to replace the dreadful XP search, I set the priority to the highest level. It also never exceeds much more than 30% CPU average usage rate, it does appear to be an OS limitation beyond programmer’s control.

Reply   |   Comment by OldScotty  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#84

For a very long time I've been looking for a simple video editor for ts-files.
Have a look here: http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/topic/9814

Todays offer got my attention when #6 stated:

Supports trimming, split + merge, so it is not just simple converter.


To put it short:

I tried a simple Clip operation to cut a 20 minutes ts-file down to 15 minutes without any format conversion at all.

That is: ts in - ts out
which should be possible as the program offers an TS HD(*.ts) output profile.

No way:

Can not creating output file. Please check disk space or operating authority, and select new output folder.

Needless to say that this advice didn't help at all and I'm still looking for a simple ts-editor.

Reply   |   Comment by Ben  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

Hi GOTD,

I have not tried this program yet because I just downloaded after 8 tries. I too have Norton and it would not let me download this file. So this may help others to download. Just turn off your Norton Anti Virus for a few minutes and download the file. Once the file is downloaded you can then register it. Hope this helps.

Reply   |   Comment by Deb Fox  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#82

Tried to play/convert .TiVo files. When played, video was distorted. No sound. When tried to convert, program hung and had to use Task Manager to exit.Guess there's some kind of encoding in .TiVofiles.

Reply   |   Comment by PLB  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#81

Anyone know if the program "Phones Home" when you register it? I'm always very skeptical of programs that phone home to the mother ship. What kind of info they are sending.

Reply   |   Comment by Frank  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#80

I have tried this today on various formats and resolutions and merging and this ranks amongst the best. Thanks uRex and GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#79

does anyone know of a program to convert youtube video-audion to mp3's? Any help would be appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by mark hunter  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#78

Superb program! Thank you GAOTD and uRex. The program installs

super easy, and is very easy to use; applying effects, cropping

and formats. Thanks again; definitely a very good keeper!

Reply   |   Comment by Ron Lewis  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#77

@#47 You should pay attention to what GOTD offers. You missed MAMUTU & OutPost security suite 1 year license, just over 2 months ago. Please comment only on the software here. If you have technical problems or suggestions on our project, please leave us a note in our forums If you aren't going to do that then don't bother. I find this software fairly similar to most other converters. It would be nice to see some competition to Aieesoft.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#76

#14. It's not my first time downloading one program instead of another; the intended one. GAOTD, There is something going on that needs addressed on the internet. People blame Norton and other Anti-vir but stop using them and you wont download anything, because your computer will be dead.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#75

Thank you sincerely, this is really a great giveaway and I will use it often.

Reply   |   Comment by JayBee  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#74

Respectfully, this is definitely a keeper, and one of the better
Video/Audio converter programs that i have used in comparison to
others! It is intuitive, and non-obtrusive. Very fast with many
many options to choose from. Thus far, I am experimenting with the
crop and contrast settings which are too very nice.

Thank you GAOTD and uRexsoft!

Reply   |   Comment by Ron Lewis  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#73

The program takes the cake! The video looks great! One question please, does it support batch conversion?

Reply   |   Comment by Orsho  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#72

Effort is really really useful tool for me! It do not know why the videos seem to dim on my computer. I LOVE EFFORT! Thank you GAOTD and Urexsoft!

Reply   |   Comment by WoolYule  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#71

It is really a wonderful program. Thanks GAOTD. I was a bit frustrated with the .mov files from imovie. I always have to convert it to mp4 before I could go any further ahead when trying to edit the original file on my xp pro. I would very much like to keep the original video quality if I converts my .mov files to mp4. Urex video converter platinum does this for me.

Reply   |   Comment by barseef  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#70

I've tried a .ts file (transport stream; recorded from a sat receiver) for import but it didn't recognize it properly. :-( I guess I'll stick with XMedia Recode then.

Reply   |   Comment by Expert  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

@4 Lefty. You have to remember that some people may have already tried this program before. It may not have been offered on GAOTD before but I guarantee that the program existed before today and a few people will base their votes on their previous use of the program.

Reply   |   Comment by Cornerg  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#68

My experience for the first using:
1. Download fast and very easy to install , of course successfully registered.(Windows Seven 32 Ultimate)
2. Add a MKV video file (HD quality 720P) to convert it to AVI HD (For my Windows Media Center of 24’’ sum sang display)
3. The conversion process is smooth and the speed is fast, only 25 minutes for the task (40 mins MKV file)
4. The quality of the HD AVI files is satisfactory and lossless (maybe pretty well)
5. Will try more on my iPad2, iPhone 4S to see if it works (I’ll tell you guys later )
IMHO, it is a must-have Video Converter software for it’s easy to use, fast speed and and high quality. Not bad to give it a try.

Reply   |   Comment by StellaVan  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#67

Another giveaway from uRexsoft! Not long ago Rick from cnet posted their dvd ripper giveaway and now they are also giving away their video converter for techno360 readers. Unlike GAOTD, they offer 4 ways to get upgrades for free and lifetime. I really appreciated this which makes the program totally free!

Reply   |   Comment by alicewonder  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#66

Doesn't install on Vista 64Bit. Tried twice. Did get a completed install with the giveawayoftheday new browser??? Couldn't find the program using explorer??

I think this software needs a LOT more work!

Reply   |   Comment by Jerry  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)
#65

(Answering my own question). This will convert dvr-ms files. Currently, Windows Media Center records in .wtv format, but you can right-click on the .wtv file and Convert to DRV-MS. From there, Urex can convert. Works great with good quality. Thanks, GAOTD and URex!!

Reply   |   Comment by Lara  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#64

Installed Easlily On Win Vista. 32 bit ...No Delays No Probs Fast Installing ... NOTE: NOTE: I Installed This and Other GOTD Programs by Right Clicking and Chosing "Open In New Window" (first) ..... Now To Use The Program Thumbs Up /

Reply   |   Comment by Dot  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#63

Will this convert .WTV (recorded from Windows Media Center) files?

Reply   |   Comment by Lara  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#62

#45: "I recently got a MKV file from my friend however my windows media player suggests it is not a supported video format. "

The mkv container format is very popular but it's not mainstream, so you'll often run into problems trying to use mkv files. The easiest solution is to use players & other video software that work with mkv, but when that isn't practical or possible you can try striping the audio & video out of that mkv container & put it into something else -- the advantage is no re-encoding needed, which is the only way to get the same quality out. You'll find a fair selection of tools at videohelp.com like mkvtoolnix or the MKVcleaver that uses it. MKVcleaver BTW can put AVC or even VC1 encoded video inside a plain old avi container, which is handy because if you've got the required codecs installed [or ffdshow] you can open AVC &/or VC1 in quite a few apps where it would otherwise be impossible.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#61

Taggert
"However what has me uninstalling this, is when you use the DivX codec, it is watermarking the output in the bottom right-hand side corner."

Somehow when I used the DiVX, did not get the watermark.

Maybe there is a solution to what you mentioned.

From the Start menu, choose Programs and navigate to:
DivX > DivX Codec > Decoder Configuration Utility

Go to the Tools tab.
Look at the bottom box Preferences.
Un-tick the box named Show DivX logo watermark.

Hope this helps you.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#60

#25: "I’ve tried several converter programs and I’ve yet to find a good one. If this is just another slow one I really can’t be bothered. Does anyone know of a really good, fast program? It doesn’t have to be free or cheap, it doesn’t matter if it hogs resources but it must do the job properly and quickly."

Google/Bing & also check out videohelp.com including their forums. But you need to better define what you're after first -- otherwise it's kinda like saying you need a truck but not mentioning how big. :-)

Some examples: Nero Recode is great for converting unprotected DVD video to AVC, with both very high speed & very good quality, but if you have something besides DVD video you're out of luck, & output compatibility is limited, without the sort of profiles you've seen with the converters on GOTD. Roxio's Videowave lets you import HD AVC video in or as MKV files, & it's very fast with good quality too, IF you want to convert to mpg2, but frame rates are limited (no 23.976 fps), & AVC output is problematic -- you can do little in the way of customizing the limited AVC profiles, or creating new ones, & sometimes the result just won't work/play. Sony Vegas [I've seen home versions for $0-$30 after MIR], has a very good mpg2 encoder, doesn't do bad with wmv, & can use other codecs you've installed like DivX, but while it has good support for a lot of camera formats, you're not going to import AVC or MKV etc., & re-sizing is both a bit soft & slow -- testing their latest version 11 right now, it looks like their Sony AVC encoder might finally be worth a try, though so far it doesn't seem as good as Nero Vision encoding to AVC. The cli [Command Line Interface] x264 is a great AVC/H264 encoder, & included in ffmpeg, it's what does AVC in most all the video converters you'll find, but it's confusing to use [it takes several pages to explain all the possible settings], & the output AVC files are not recognized as compatible in a great many Blu-Ray/AVCHD/[DVD] authoring apps so it'll be re-encoded. Ffmpeg itself used with whatever app or front end is a great Jack of All Trades, but as such for any given conversion there's most always something a bit better if/when you want/need to focus on quality.

Long story short, if you want the best quality & speed start with your source & target & research based on that. If you have more than one source &/or target, do it for each pair. Having to use 2, or 1/2 a dozen, or even a dozen apps that you're happy with is better IMHO than using one you're always dissatisfied with. :-)

* * *

#27: "Even at the highest thread priority, the loading of the quad cores never averaged more than about 35% leaving the machine as responsive as normal..."

FWIW, traditionally you want a video encoder using as close to 100% as possible, with any failure to load all cores considered a flaw in the programming. Longer &/or bigger video &/or multiple encoding passes generally mean the PC(s), workstations etc. don't do anything else while that encoding's going on -- doing anything else is often next to impossible anyway as there's so much data being moved to/from the drives that it fills/clogs the buses.

That said, using graphics hardware acceleration to help out is the latest "thing", & the software implementations I've seen use the CPU much less when that hardware acceleration is being used -- you still have the same amount of "traffic" reading/writing video data, so my guess is that lower CPU use is likely due to bottlenecks rather than by design. Or in my experience with graphics hardware acceleration & ffmpeg, they haven't got their code working yet -- the last converter or ripper on GOTD used 25% CPU with ATI accel. on, & was dead slow, but with it off CPU % climbed close to 100 & conversions were faster, *Much* faster.

That's not to say there's anything wrong with using the uRex Video Converter more-or-less in the background if that's what works for you. :-)

* * *

#35: "The programme can convert audio files to AC3 format which is useful if you are making DVDs – not many audio conversion programmes can do this."

If it helps, there are actually quite a few usually free or shareware apps that can do this as it's part of the basic core code that they use [i.e. ffmpeg etc.]. OTOH it's not as common with lower cost commercial/retail apps because AFAIK AC3 needs to be licensed from Dolby, adding cost. [You can also see the costs reflected with player software like Power DVD, where the ability to decode & play 5.1 AC3 comes with a higher price tag]. Purely FWIW, many feel using a Dolby licensed encoder &/or decoder is worth it, though the increase in quality is usually considered small.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#59

i am tired of trying different rippers and converters, rippers and converters in the market all seem to do the same things, wondershare, xilisoft, aimersoft, anydvd, some worked for my panasonic, while others didn’t work for the my canon videos, but free is free and we cannot refuse free program and the above mentioned programs are all free! LOL
i do not expect too much for free program as well as this program but it really surprises me today, I tried a short Panasonic and a sony video and they all worked! it is really amazing, like it very much!

Reply   |   Comment by smartya  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#58

Easy yet professional on the market.
For newbie only a few click (3 steps) can get the whole things done
And there are many modify feature for which who want do more additional work, like merge, add watermark, clip and crop etc…
Recommend this one on my facebook, twitter, and Google plus.

Reply   |   Comment by RosaSaul  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#57

It seems that Norton and other anti-virus software does not like this “newbie”, because their virus database not including this .exe file, so there is a warning. Installed and Converted four clip which download from YouTube to AVI for my MMP without any problem, runs windows 7 with 4GB, i5.Hope these anti-virus company can add this “poor guy” in safe data base quicky. Not bad converter for family using.

Reply   |   Comment by johnjiang  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#56

installed easily on w7x64 with avast, easy to use, lots of options. Very useful and much better than any others like this I have tried. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by deno  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#55

I have compared this and Aiseesoft Total Media. Use of my file wmv to mp4 use exact same format as frame rate, aspect ratio, sample rate,etc except wmv changee to mp4 uRex created file size is larger than even larger than original wmv, and Aiseesoft Total Media that made mp4 smaller than wmv. Therefore thumb down on uRex.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeffrey B  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
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