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Freemake Video Converter

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ZachHudock
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- December 30, 2010 - 7:56am
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Name: Freemake Video Converter

Website: http://www.freemake.com/free_video_converter/

License: Freeware

Description: (taken from website) Convert video free to AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV, SWF, 3GP, DVD, MPEG, MP3, iPod, iPhone, PSP, Android, rip & burn DVD, convert online videos directly from 40+ sites, burn Blu-ray, and upload to YouTube with our free video converter!

Notes: I know this has been mentioned at least once here, but never in proper request apps format. It seems to require .NET 4.0, so this is a longshot to become official even after the .NET apps section goes live on this site. Still, it's a very handy tool, and I'm sure would have many users even as an unofficial app.


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Freemake Video Converter

Freemake Video Converter Portable
Download: [Link removed, not allowed to just distribute software processed by Thinstall, read its license - mod Chris]

via: [removed]

DO NOT DOWNLOAD. I downloaded

DO NOT DOWNLOAD.

I downloaded and it basically highjacked my browser with Tune-Up. It's starts by installing Freemake, then .NET, then Tune-Up.

DO NOT DOWNLOAD.

Offline version:

Offline version: http://www.freemake.com/offline/offline_all/
In fact you can choose not to install extra stuff.
First uncheck "Help make Freemake...". Then uncheck the "Smiley". Then uncheck "TuneUp Utilities". Then choose Custom installation and unckeck the browser plugin.
But it will create so many registry keys, more than 2000, if I remember it correctly.
And also, it starts slowly. I take about one minute to start in my hard disk.
It is really good if it is made portable. I also suggest other tools such as Any Video Converter.

(By the way I cannot post the website of Any Video Converter. It is filtered as spam.)

FYI

FYI:

FreeMake uses the semi-notorious OpenCandy installer, which is why it tries to install "extras" by default. The advice in the above post to use the offline installer is good and true, but much better is to run that offline installer from the commandline followed by the /NOCANDY argument, which disables the OpenCandy functionality entirely.

If OpenCandy runs, it actually scans your PC to see what programs are installed, then uses that info to make recommendations for the "extras" that they want to get you to install. There are quite a few programs that use the OpenCandy installer in order to monetize their efforts, so knowing the /NOCANDY argument trick can come in handy if you don't cotton to such methods on your system. Let the people who blindly click "OK" and accept all defaults on installs (and don't know the tricks!) support the devs through using OpenCandy. Just remember to try to support the devs in other ways when you can!