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Video to EXE Converter 1.0.0.31 Giveaway
$19.90
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Giveaway of the day — Video to EXE Converter 1.0.0.31

Convert videos into executable files.
$19.90 EXPIRED
User rating: 21 (40%) 31 (60%) 32 comments

Video to EXE Converter 1.0.0.31 was available as a giveaway on July 18, 2020!

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Video to Exe Converter is a video file converter that converts video files to standalone executable files. Movie formats supported are: WMV, MOV, MPG, MPEG, MPE, AVI, ASF, ASX, QT, MP4, MPEG-4, FLV, TS, 3GP, FLI, M1V, M2V, and MJPG. Output format: EXE.

Please note: the giveaway features a lifetime license.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Media Center/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10 (x32/x64)

Publisher:

PCWinSoft

Homepage:

http://www.pcwinsoft.com/video-to-exe-converter.asp

File Size:

1.2 MB

Licence details:

liefetime

Price:

$19.90

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#12

My question about AVAST calling the generated EXE a virus was deleted (lots of details in the deleted comment). Can the publisher do that?

Anyway if it gets picked up as a virus its no good changing your settings or calling it a false positive (how do we know it is?). The only possible reason I can think of to use this tool is to give the video to someone else. I'm not going to do that with something that gets reported as a virus.

Reply   |   Comment by Dennis  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#11

If it is something you need, you will understand the reason for needing it. If you don't understand the reason, then no doubt youi do not need it :)

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

Tim, so you never tried it huh?

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

This is Great for the Person that needs it like wanting to protect Videos etc,,,,Why havent any Video Downloaders come around I been waiting for months & months :-) fast video Downloader is the Best ,,Please....Love your site been on for years purchased great programs ,,,your the Best GOTD !!

Reply   |   Comment by Rena McCune  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-19)

Rena McCune, so you did not try it either huh? it extracts the original video on play attempt to file calls it.dat and does not offer any internal coding or encryption or passphrase protection.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

Ok so I'm getting a distinct lack of imagination surfacing here in relation to this app. Shame on y'all!
I renamed an image file somebody'd been pestering me for, since I don't know how many years, to hypergolbalmegavirus, ran it through this software and made an .exe out of it, then sent it to them. The following dialogue then occurred . . .

"Just got an exe file called hyperglobalmegavirus from you! Have you been hacked?"
"No, thats the image you've been pestering me for for the last number of years, and as it happens my system has now crashed and I may have lost the original in the process. Looks like you have the only copy! Enjoy!"
"Er . . ."

So there you go. Lotsa larfs!

Reply   |   Comment by Jacob Whitecloud  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)
#8

They are going made on video file conversion at the minute haha? Maybe spice things up a bit and vary the software of the day to appeal to different peoples needs? Because the people who got the software the first time, likely won't need another program that does the same job the next day.

And as has been said, I doubt that very few people have a use for today's giveaway haha. And the ones who do won't be on here looking for it.

Reply   |   Comment by Visitor  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-20)
#7

This is for business. To protect video from editing.
I read that some webinars are laid out not only in their extension, but also a special player is needed.

Reply   |   Comment by Ivan  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)

Ivan, I take it you never used it? It just wraps the original video in a custom self extracting header that launches a winmm.dll player object and extracts the ORIGINAL video renamed to it.dat to the users %TEMP% folder and then promptly fails to play the video because it is the least flexible media player object available.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

I got this previously. It works fine! Win 7 Ultimate 64b.

Reply   |   Comment by Morgan Pierce  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#5

Thanks GOTD and PCWinSoft, i have been waiting for long time :) Love this software.
But, @PCWinSoft I need your help: my exe converted file suspect as file that contains virus and deleted by my local av (smadav). Please your solutions. thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by marhansyah  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-20)

marhansyah, your ant-virus software should allow you to restore the file and mark it as a false positive.

Reply   |   Comment by Blackhat  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

Don't quite understand Giveaways download link. Share to Facebook does nothing bar share to Facebook, you still have to enter an email address to get a download link. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Andrew  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#3

So if I understand the purpose of this software it is basically 2 fold?

1. Enable the standalone Windows playback of a video via a .exe file that eliminates the requirement for the right codecs?

2. To protect the video from being edited?

I ask because there is nothing at all on the website that gives the reasoning for the software to exist, leaving it for prospective users to have to try and figure it out for themselves.

As for case 1. once upon a time when video standards were at a point where it could be difficult to play a great range of file formats without requiring multiple apps, some of which could have been paid only offerings, this would have been very useful but far less so today with greater versatility of most apps, including a slew of free ones.

Case 2 has more reason going for it, so could well be a useful tool for some that want protection but don't want to mess with applying DRM protection, which may also not be suitable for all case uses.

It's not something that I myself could find a use for but could be of benefit for some, albeit a likely small base, most of which would IMO likely be business orientated.

Reply   |   Comment by PhilS  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

......playback of a video via a .exe file that eliminates the requirement for the right codecs?

PhilS, The exe file starts the movie (.... avc acc.mp4) in which the codecs are present.

Reply   |   Comment by Betty Harley  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Betty Harley, The exe file starts the movie .... and can only be used on a Windows PC. Furthermore, you are nothing with the program because you cannot roll it back to the original video file.

Reply   |   Comment by Jenny Stevens  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Betty Harley, i suspect that PhilS cut his sentence short and it should have read like this:

.....eliminates the requirement for the right codecs {"to be present / installed on the recipient's machine."}

There are a lot of old machines with old OS's out there. ie: I can't believe how many are still on XP. (I loved that OS)

Having the codecs in the executable eliminates that concern. This is not to say that I, personally, would execute the file until I had guaranteed that it was safe, (or even then). Probably wouldn't even try.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve C  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

PhilS, no it just uses the DirectShow MCI player object to play an extracted file called it.dat in the reipients %TEMP% folder which fails to play because it.dat is not a recognised file container for any of the input videos so DirectShow is unable to construct suitable filters arrangments to access the media and render it. There is no encryption or encoding and no pass phrase protection. If you had tried it you'd have seen what it is and and isn't :)

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Steve C, XP will play any video modern machines will play except it will likely struggle with resolutions better than FHD this is a non-starter as it protects nothing and just tries and fails to play using directshow via MCI controls the original media renamed to it.dat in the users %TEMP% folder and fails because it.dat is not a legitimate MCI recognised media container so DirectShow cannot construct the correct filter graph to decode and render the unprotected original file.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

I'm really struggling to think of any reason why one would want to convert a video file (most formats of which are playable on almost any device, and if not there a hundreds of easily install-able players), into an exe file. Anyone?

Reply   |   Comment by James  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+98)

James, My thoughts exactly.

Reply   |   Comment by Laurie  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

James, well for instance to send a video file to someone who wants to see it and make them sweat a bit at the thought it might be an executable virus, ie: for the hell of it.

Reply   |   Comment by Jacob Whitecloud  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

James, The only reason I can think of is security. It makes it a lot harder to edit, pirate, or otherwise mess around with the original source video.

But yeah, it does seem useless to almost everyone.

Reply   |   Comment by Noah Body  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

James, I find that sometime I want to give a video to someone who has no PC experience and does not know (or have) a video player. Also, sometimes I also find it convent to just give someone a file and say "press on it" to see it. I like this ability.

Reply   |   Comment by Morgan Pierce  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

James,
I understand this goes back many years before 'modern' website authoring software had a 'Play video' feature. Well before my time.
I'm told it was possible to have a click box or somesuch linked to the video.exe file which, if you clicked on it, played the video. Seems reasonable I suppose.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve Johnson  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Noah Body, Once the video is launched, it can be captured and therefore edited.

Reply   |   Comment by detenova  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Morgan Pierce, you mean like the old "I Love You" video executable virus that went around decades ago? People got wise to that eventually now time has passed and a new generation has joined the internet that are click happy... time to train this generation to click on executable videos? Seems dumb to me.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Noah Body, Never tried it before commenting? the original media file is extracted on playback attempt to a file in the users %TEMP% folder called "it.dat" it is bit for bit identical to the original unprotected and no encryption or encoding. and does not render because it has a different file extension to the original so DirectShow has no idea how to decode the media and render it!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

detenova, I said a lot harder, not impossible.

There is no way to 100% secure any media on the interwebs!

Reply   |   Comment by Noah Body  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

Why in the world? Can anybody today trust some video that have executable file extension? I do not. I never ever will start watching some photos/videos that have .EXE(|.COM|.BAT|.SCR etc.) file extension. Okay, I do not click anything that comes via email or so.

Reply   |   Comment by Turre Borreliosis  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)

Turre Borreliosis, it's most likely for security and to deter pirating of your videos. If you sell educational videos for example, and it's formatted in the more common .mp4 format, that alone would make it easy for your customers to resell or distribute it for free to others. Sure, even after converting to .exe, your videos can still be screen recorded and reproduced, but if you have a very long video, then not everyone would want to bother doing it, because it's a nuisance.

Reply   |   Comment by I never ever will start watching some photos/  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I never ever will start watching some photos/,

Please try before you give an answer... there is no encryption, no encoding of original content just wrapping in a custom self extracting header like that used by archivers... but this just extracts the original file to a %TEMP% file called it.dat and attempts to play it using MCI interface and a DirectShow media player that fails because the input file has a different file extension to the original so DirectShow fails to understand how to play it!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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