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Video to Exe Converter 1.0 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Video to Exe Converter 1.0

A video file converter that converts video files to executable files.
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 15 (30%) 35 (70%) 30 comments

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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.

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System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Media Center/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10 (32 and 64-bits); Intel 1.3GHz; 120MB HD; 256MB RAM; Minimum screen resolution of 800x600; Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5





File Size:

5.83 MB



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trying to "convert" a 900+M AVI, went to examine/set Export Options and it threw an Unhandled exception error claiming it's "Out of memory" current RAM usage is 17% of the installed 8gig so the systems not out of memory
The Peak Working Set for the process is only just under 64MBytes... on choosing Continue it pops up a box that allows selecting Default or Custom Icon, throwing up the same unhandled error for default or after selecting a custom .ico file and then after pressing the convert button it falls over with an alert box stating there was an error converting the file.
Ok too many fails it is out of my system... shame the developer has not improved with this new previously untested product!

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

This is clearly a rushed to market project the applications executable has an embeded Description of "mp3 2 exe"
Product Name: "mp3 2 exe" LegalCopyright: "Copyright © HOME 2006"

It even has a bunch of Exported functions like a DLL would have!

And absolutely no development History listed in its Change Log section.

After a couple of succesful program launches it has now ceased to launch...
I guess we are not free beta testers for this but free alpha testers!
Never even got the chance to see if this would "convert" a video to and Exe...

I will try rebooting to see if the unstable program has temporarily wrecked the .NET framework it's trying to use.

By the way Although the system requirements state it supports Windows 2000 it also says it requires .NET 3.5 framework... If I remember correctly Microsoft NEVER published a .NET 3.5 framework during the supported life of Windows 2000 so the two items are mutually exclusive!

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

Installed w/o problems on my side though. Win7 SP1.

No codec-to-codec conversion is done, as it is just some kind of a .NET exe wrapper.

Unfortunately, the created exe does *not* include video codecs, so you still need to install the codecs necessary to play the contained video in it anyway. At this point, it missed the point of being a stand-alone 1-video player already.

Video to Exe Converter
Video can not play. Install missing codecs to allow this video to play.

It also does not have the standard player controls (play pause stop volume etc.), and does not even start at the correct resolution & aspect ratio of the video.
You will have to manually close the program, then re-run it to replay the video again. This reminds me of the joke programs of old.

Uninstallation is clean.

...I still think this is a bad idea. It being an executable file and with WMP's icon by default though, it is bound to be mistaken by AVs and informed people alike to be malwares anyway.

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

All I can say is that it does not work. I installed it, tried it, removed it and reinstalled it, but the conversion process stops seconds after it appears to start, and the conversion process meter disappears..

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

There is no utility at all in a software that transforms videos that can be played in any device, from other non windows computers to smartphones, to tablets, to smart tvs, video game consoles.... to a executable file that can be played only inside a specific OS (even being an OS used by majority of people), specially by a time that mostly people see videos online and or using mobile devices....
And I am not even mentioning the security concerns about executing executable files that will not even be signed......

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

Faulty setup procedure, doesn't install properly. Error message "Unable to connect to server". Not worth the hassle, straight in the trash can.

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

Tony, I get the same issue, so gave up and also trashed it.

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

Tony, same here, they use a small unsigned executable to get the server date to treble check the validity of the giveaway before allowing the setup installer to proceed... this means if one has a firewall that blocks unsolicited outbound traffic then this tool won't allow the installation to proceed. So we have to disable firewall to install this in a similar manner to how many of us have to disable anti-malware in order to install setup.exe/gcd package. But this time its not GAOTD interfering its the vendors extra test that fails.

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

OK, all stuff about EXE being dangerous, etc. is correct. But, here is my defense of this program. There are times that I want to make this super simple for someone so giving them a flash drive with this exe (assuming they trust me and I trust myself - hehe :) would be a perfect solution.

Also, in some video production work having a series of video bumps on exe makes things easy in complex multi-media, multi computer environment. FWIW

I downloaded and installed on two W7 64 bit Dells and works fine.

Reply   |   Comment by Morgan Pierce Potye  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

If it helps at all...
Some are wondering why you would use something like Video to Exe Converter. Years ago there weren't a lot of video players, and a codec [COder DECoder] had to be installed for each video format you wanted to play. If you wanted to distribute a video, you had no way of knowing whether your intended audience would be able to play it or not. That used to be Flash's claim to fame, promoted because of its huge installed base.

Turning a video into an .exe file was one proposed solution, though it never caught on all that well, e.g. people distributing CDs used Flash instead, because that way they could have menus etc. CDs? Yeah, this was before DVDs, & up until DVDs became so immensely popular.

Fast Forward to today, & we're actually moving backwards a bit, with Windows 10 focusing on AVC, & not including mpg2. If you had mpg2 video that you wanted to distribute or share, & you felt that your intended audience wouldn't want to use something like VLC, or couldn't [e.g. corp or edu PCs], Video to Exe Converter *might* be one way out.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+36)

Mike, you are correct. Hooray, for clearly explaining another good reason for this program.

Reply   |   Comment by Morgan Pierce Potye  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)


I wouldn't want to touch these .exe files with a ten foot pole.
For one thing, your computer could be easily infected by virus
through this extension. Also, most email systems refuse to handle
.exe attachments.


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

anyone have a free alternative beside Freemake?

Reply   |   Comment by lm  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Not sure why I would use it but thought I'd give it a try. Downloaded and installed fine. When I converted a mp4 file and tried to play it I got a error "Video can not play. Install missing codecs to allow this video to play." It also uninstalled just fine.

Reply   |   Comment by joe44488@yahoo.com  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Once upon a time I used to create e-books/screen savers in .exe format but as "David" commented in one posting it was very difficult to continue creating e-books in this format because .exe files were marked dangerous, harmful even if attached with an e-mail the mail was blocked.
Therefore, I stopped and adopted PDF/EPUB formats to use.

You got right to agree and disagree with my comments.

Reply   |   Comment by Ari  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+49)

I think it's to overcome any issues with codecs. So you could send someone a video and be sure it would play on their computer.

Reply   |   Comment by Ian Blay  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

The only advantage, that I can think of, is simplicity, just for yourself.
If you have a job of teaching and want to show some video, you have to open the player and search for the video file.
With all the command-buttons etc.
Now just double-click the video-exe and you are done.
And put the video on a stick and every student, smart or not-smart, can play it.
Or make a .bat file with all the names and everything will play in the right order.
BUT the AVG on my Windows gave an alarm on all the results:
And Virustotal.com did also find something:
Bird 1920-1080.wmv.exe: https://www.virustotal.com/#/file/ed942728c35e0b8dc47efc4d99ca1dc802d3f9ea95cc183be4b4c376eb3056dc/detection

Reply   |   Comment by Ash01  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

One of the longest established software companies around is the award-winning Russian developer, Wnsoft:


One of the best and longest established photo slideshow makers around is Wnsoft's Pictures to Exe:


Wnsoft pioneered the concept of pictures-to-exe (rather than pictures-to-name-your-video-format). It has attracted thousands of users worldwide who reckon that this method of creating photo slideshows is the best in terms of output quality and device / OS compatibility. (Personally, I'm not sure I agree, but that's by the by.)

Today's South American developer PCWinsoft has no connection with Wnsoft, nor does today's Video to Exe have any connection with Pictures to Exe. Where that latter is concerned, I can see the reasoning behind its creation and retail pricing. But where the former is concerned, I can't see any reason for its creation or its retail price.

Perhaps the developer would like to explain? Thanks. . .

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

I had to go online to find an answer to the very relevant question : Why ?
Best, and probably only, answer found on Afterdawn : http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/convert_avi_to_exe.cfm
" this article we will look at converting AVI multimedia files into Executable (EXE) files that will play back on any Windows machine. There are many benefits to this conversion, such as compatibility (as far as the video and audio content is concerned) with the machines you try it on regardless of codec setup."
So I guess that will solve the problem sometimes experienced on some machines and video players, stating you need this or that codec installed in order to play some video file.
Though I'm not convinced.
I though MAYBE this could be very effective if you have a SWF video file, which you want to play on any machine, since many video players won't play it without codecs, but ...
SWF to Exe is not supported, according to their webpage.
They do support some formats I frankly never heard of before.
So in the end, I don't see a practical real world benefit

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

I hate to sound like a parrot but I too am sitting here scratching my head wondering why as well. Companies I have worked for block any and all .exe files as dangerous and potentially harmful. All eMails with an .exe file attached are blocked. Maybe I'm living in the past.

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

David, Besides whether this is actually useful, you can in fact send an exe file by email, though you'll have to turn it into a encrypted (self-decrypting) archive file using 7ZIP, PeaZip or AxCrypt.
I usually change the extension to .doc before encrypting it, and tell the recipient to change it back to .exe after decrypting it.
AV software won't block it.

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

David, If you want to send an exe file by email, rename the file by changing the extension from exe to something else, and notify the recipient to change it back to .exe.
Notify him in a roundabout way, not by a direct message in the email that will alert the email people.
The same applies, more important, to .zip files.

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

Tried (twice) the link sent to my e-mail & received 404 error notification .

Reply   |   Comment by A. Geezer  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

A. Geezer, check your internet connection & try again

Reply   |   Comment by Admin of PC - Software - Tricks  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

I'm genuinely curious: what would I use this for? Why not just play the video file in a player that can handle that file format (.mp3, .mov. or whatever)? Presumably, there's a reason why someone would want to convert it to an .exe file, but I don't know what it is. Please enlighten me. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+136)

Jeff, perhaps you want to play a video on a PC without a player and you are not allowed to install a player. At the office perhaps? But will your boss allow you to receive a mail with an .exe attachment? Or use a usb-stick??

On my Windows 10 64 1709 laptop Microsoft Defender interrupted the transformation, complaining of a virus.

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

Jeff, I agree this seems pointless locking a video file to a windows operating system for playback when in its original form it could be played on a multitude of platforms, including Android, smart TV's DVD players, windows, iOS, Mac OSx Power PC plus have the trouble sharing the file that it has become a risky executable rather than a almost risk free media file.. come on PCWinsoft tell us WHY would anyone want to do what this program does? The only reason I can think of is to passphrase protect a media file so only those with the correct passphrase could play it.. but I see no mention of strong encryption and passphrase protecting media.

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

Jeff, my guess is that this would be good for copy protection.

It's much harder to convert or even extract frames to make animated gif files from an exe file than any format in a normal player.

But with a non-commercial license that idea may not hold true.

Still, until somebody has a better answer, I'll go with that.

Reply   |   Comment by Noah Body  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

Jeff, although I am not big time marketing or as video saavy or even a techie like so many that comment here, I do tend to work with all three types of issues in business from time to time.

If I were to hazard a guess... and take it as a non-techie guess... I would risk saying that I can think of one likely possibility. I will also agree that Noah Body has a very good point as well. My reason in a way elaborates on Noah Body's reasoning in one type of scenario.

I would use this type of product, not for embedding into emails, which is rather stupid. People are bombarded with auto-play vids day in and day out and many, like myself, tend to not just stop them playing but also tossing the vid without watching. If we didn't ask for the vid or push play then we shouldn't have to hear it or waste our time trying to find out where it is playing and how to shut it down and delete. By the time I get rid of obnoxious vids, I have a pretty sour taste in my mouth about the company using those tactics. If a marketer is smart enough to have auto play vids created they should also be smart enough to realize most of the time they are losing customers/clients simply by pissing them off before they ever read their long winded sales pitches (that is another complaint for marketing but not here).

However, back to the topic. Now that I have explained one reason to make .exe files, I would like to also give a possible use for doing so. As I said it fits with Noah Body's guess.

Due to the "CLOUD" storage for files and also the use of embedded video links on websites, why use a player that often times is updated and no longer works in your site without your knowledge... or sharing videos with a group or class or in social media where offering a link instead of uploading a file makes more sense. To avoid someone attempting to steal your video, a locked or watermarked video as an .exe might be useful.

I know this was long but I hope you can follow this non-techie's reasoning why it makes sense to me to have this ability even if I do not use it for every video I own or work with.

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

Jeff, Ease of use, have a look: https://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/convert-any-video-file-into-self-running-executable-exe-player/

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