Freemake Video Converter Review

Freemake Video Converter supports more than 500 formats

Freemake Video Converter v4.1.10.42 in Windows 10

Freemake Video Converter is a free video converter with a simple design and interface that supports conversion between a massive number of input formats. You can also use it to trim videos, add subtitles, and even burn files directly to a disc.

Freemake Video Converter Pros and Cons

This freeware video converter is one of the best of its kind:

Pros

  • Supports many input formats
  • Burns files directly to a disc
  • Merges video files
  • Downloads and converts online videos
  • Imports subtitles
  • Works with modern Windows versions
  • Preconfigured to work with many mobile devices

Cons

  • Conversion isn't speedy
  • Hasn't been updated since 2017

What Freemake Video Converter Does

Freemake Video Converter converts nearly any video file to popular formats while supporting a massive amount of input file formats. It can convert video files directly to a DVD or Blu-ray disc, and it provides an option to make a DVD menu when burning files to a disc

It can convert files and automatically upload them to YouTube. It downloads and alters streaming clips from YouTube and other video sites and extracts audio from YouTube clips.

Freemake Video Converter is a good choice for making your own DVDs because you can easily send video directly to a disc complete with a DVD menu and subtitles.

Supported File Formats

Freemake Video Converter supports all popular and rare, non-protected formats including:

3GP, AAC, AC3, ADTS, AIF, AIFC, ALAW, AMR, AMV, ANM, APC, APE, AU, AVHCD, AVI, AVS, BIK, BMP, BNK, CAF, CAVS, CDG, DPG, DPX, DTS, DV1394, DVD, DXA, EA, FFM, FILM, FILM_CPK, FLAC, FLC, FLH, FLT, FLV, FLX, GIF, GSD, GSM, GXF, H261, H263, H264, HTML5, JPG, M2A, M4A, MR4, M4V, MJ2, MJPG, MKA, MKM, MKV, MLP, MMF, MOV, MP+, MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, MPC, MPEG4, MPG, MTS, MTV, MXF, NC, NUT, OGG, OGM, OGV, OMA, PAM, PCX, PGM, PNG, PPM, PVA, QCP, QT, R3D, RA, RAS, RAX, RM, RMJ, RMS, RMX, RPL, RTSP, SDP, SGI, SHN, SMK, SR, SWF, TGA, THP, TIF, TOD, TS, TTA, TXD, VC1, VFW, VOC, VRO, W64, WAV, WMA, WV, and XA.

How to Convert Videos for Any Device

You can use Freemake Video Converter to convert clips for any device that has media playback capability. Supported devices include iPhone and iPad, Windows, Android, PSP, Xbox, Nokia, Huawei, Xiaomi, and others. If your device isn't on the supported list, you can set up custom conversions settings.

  1. Open the file you want to convert. Do so by selecting any of the following depending on what the file is and where it's stored: Video, Audio, DVD, Photo, Paste URL.

    Freemake Video Converter queue screen

    If you've added more than one file to Freemake Video Converter with the intention to combine them into one larger file, select Join files at the top right of the program.

  2. Optionally edit the video by selecting the scissors icon to the right of the file. Press OK when you're finished with any edits.

    Freemake Video Converter editor screen
  3. Choose from the bottom of the screen the format you want to convert the file to. Use the arrows on either side of the list of formats to pick either a file format — like MKV, FLV, AVI, MP4 — or a device (e.g., to Samsung or to Apple).

  4. Select the browse button to the right of the Save to box to pick where the converted file should be saved and what it should be named.

    Freemake Video Converter output parameters screen

    You can also use this time to edit the conversion preset. Select the gear/settings button to open the preset editor where you can adjust the frame size, video codec, audio codec, and more.

  5. Select Convert to start the conversion process, and then wait while it completes.

    Freemake Video Converter progress screen
  6. Press OK on the Conversion completed prompt. The video was saved to the location you chose in Step 4.

You can now close down the other success message and exit Freemake Video Converter. To convert a different video right away, right-click the current one and select Remove.