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[Outdated] FormatFactory Portable

- March 30, 2009 - 6:14am
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Application: FormatFactory
Category: Music & Video
License: Freeware
Language: Multilingual
Description: FormatFactory supports converting to and from all popular video, audio and picture formats, repairing damaged video and audio files and DVD ripping.

Download FormatFactory Portable Development Test 2 [1MB download / 58MB installed]
(MD5: 1d0820fd29c4cd25835473ec676a3ab6)

Release Notes:

This launcher is NOT compatible with the current 2.0 release of FormatFactory (2009-04-30):

  • Now supports version 1.85 (which uses a different registry key). Still compatible with 1.70 and 1.80. (2009-03-30): Initial release

Install Notes:
Just copy your locally installed files from "C:\Program Files\FormatFactory" to "X:\PortableApps\FormatFactoryPortable\App\FormatFactory". If these files aren't found when the launcher is run you'll be prompted to open your browser and download the installer.

Tested with:
FormatFactory 1.70, 1.80 and 1.85 on XP Home SP2 (Admin)

Thanks to Patrick for hosting.

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Thanks Heaps Prapper :D

IO hope you continue to develop this launcher in preparation for when officially supports freeware. Here's a regshot of this app.

Regshot 1.8.2
Datetime:2009/3/30 11:49:41  ,  2009/3/30 11:52:12
Computer:TOWER_7200 , TOWER_7200
Username: , 

Values added:5
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HKU\S-1-5-21-796845957-789336058-839522115-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache\@C:\WINDOWS\system32\SHELL32.dll,-22914: "Contains letters, reports, and other documents and files."
HKU\S-1-5-21-796845957-789336058-839522115-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache\@shell32.dll,-21791: "My Videos"
HKU\S-1-5-21-796845957-789336058-839522115-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache\@shell32.dll,-12589: "Files Currently on the CD"
HKU\S-1-5-21-796845957-789336058-839522115-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache\@shell32.dll,-12590: "Files Ready to Be Written to the CD"

Values modified:8
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography\RNG\Seed: DB 4F B3 AC F4 33 A4 69 2D 0F 22 79 63 88 31 74 F3 FB 63 EF 57 83 DB FD 12 1C A2 B2 75 CF 34 E4 D8 C3 48 51 B6 13 05 63 75 E4 8B 17 66 DE 93 FB C4 4A B7 BC 1C 42 C1 43 DE BD 56 21 11 9D 66 3C CF 1B 5D F6 16 D3 29 60 6B F5 CE 29 83 20 09 73
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography\RNG\Seed: DE 69 FE 17 5B BC 2E 34 4A FA 69 30 F0 D0 AF C0 92 D5 41 CF E1 11 41 8E 3C 43 0E 17 73 7D 08 1D 46 54 1B 77 B8 8E 05 C0 AC 4D F0 CE 6F EA F0 3C 90 F0 EF 98 2B 41 3B 95 26 73 0D 97 5E 6D AA 35 DA 7E 54 D4 F2 D5 11 CD 06 5E 73 A9 3D 00 D5 12
HKU\S-1-5-21-796845957-789336058-839522115-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\BagMRU\0\MRUListEx: 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 FF FF FF FF
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HKU\S-1-5-21-796845957-789336058-839522115-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\BagMRU\0\0\MRUListEx: 00 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 FF FF FF FF
HKU\S-1-5-21-796845957-789336058-839522115-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\Bags\3438\Shell\WinPos1152x864(1).left: 0x00000058
HKU\S-1-5-21-796845957-789336058-839522115-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\Bags\3438\Shell\WinPos1152x864(1).left: 0x00000075
HKU\S-1-5-21-796845957-789336058-839522115-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\Bags\3438\Shell\WinPos1152x864(1).top: 0x00000074
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HKU\S-1-5-21-796845957-789336058-839522115-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\Bags\3438\Shell\WinPos1152x864(1).right: 0x00000395
HKU\S-1-5-21-796845957-789336058-839522115-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\Bags\3438\Shell\WinPos1152x864(1).bottom: 0x000002CC
HKU\S-1-5-21-796845957-789336058-839522115-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\Bags\3438\Shell\WinPos1152x864(1).bottom: 0x000002E9
HKU\S-1-5-21-796845957-789336058-839522115-500\SessionInformation\ProgramCount: 0x00000003
HKU\S-1-5-21-796845957-789336058-839522115-500\SessionInformation\ProgramCount: 0x00000001

Files added:3

Files [attributes?] modified:8
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Cookies\index.dat
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\History\History.IE5\index.dat
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\index.dat
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\ntuser.dat.LOG

Total changes:24
---------------------------------- Advocate


It's clean

Thanks Prapper

Been using this on XP SP3 with and without admin rights and have no issues at all. Seems to be A-Ok though I would feel more comfortable if some of the more advanced testers could give this a look over. Advocate

You're welcome

I'm glad it's working well for you.

All I can say is

All I can say is WOW!

Excellent app. Even better for being a PortableApp! Brilliant Thankyou.


Live for an ideal and leave no place in the mind for anything else.


to handle FormatFactory 1.85.

Hey Prapper

Can you confirm if this stays clean with the new 2.0 release? Advocate

I've just downloaded this

I've just downloaded this (looks like I missed 1.90) and can confirm that it will NOT stay clean with the current launcher. There have been big changes with 2.0 (a ton of stuff in the registry) which will require admin rights. I'll get a new launcher up ASAP though.

To be honest, I don't use this that much since he added that huge eBay link, which always sets the alarm bells ringing Smiling so I'm still on 1.80. The GUI gets more and more hideous with each release too Smiling

I've been quite happy lately with XMediaRecode for my (modest) video conversion needs. Have you tried that one?

Thanks for the heads up btw Smiling

EDIT: OK, there's an Adsense key in the registry (added in 1.90), in addition to the other 88 that have been added (!) Not wanting to deny anybody the right to get paid etc. but I'm not sure I want to pursue this much further. What do you reckon?


Definitely sounds like its time to boot FormatFactory. Now to find substitutes. XmediaRecode does seem pretty good. Successfully converted an MKV to AVI for me. However a stand alone audio converter will then be needed though I guess BonkEnc can perform this role.

An alternative is SUPER(Freeware). It has an awful website and the interface of the app itself last time I used it left something to be desiered but the actual functionality of the application was solid. Does audio and video. A note with this is that Nathan9222 did at one work on this here. Advocate

Doesn't XmediaRecode convert

Doesn't XmediaRecode convert audio too? I know it can extract audio from videos but I'll check again later. I've been using PowerEnc a lot for audio and it's been really good.

Yeah, I looked at SUPER ages ago. I thought it was really difficult to use Smiling And to download! Wasn't there something a bit iffy about that one too?

Uhm... could i ask something?

Uhm... could i ask something? where is the link for this launcher? i would like to see the source code for educational purposes. Thanks.