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Posted In Video tools - By Techtiplib on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 With 1 Comment

Every PC user faces dozens of video processing tasks almost daily. Video conversion, YouTube download, DVD burning and ripping, video cutting are just a few of the most common challenges of an average PC user which are need good software to be completed. Fortunately, there is a great deal of free and cheap video tools which can help get this job done. We’d like to draw your attention to, a developer of free video software of high quality.

Freemake Video Downloader

Since 2010, Freemake has already published five tools, all are free. Let’s see how they can help you cope with different video tasks.

Freemake Video Converter is a free video conversion software supporting 500+ popular and rare video formats. Among them, there are MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV, MP3, DVD, 3GP, SWF, FLV, HD, MOV, RM, QT, Divx, Xvid, TS, MTS, Fraps, etc. The freeware also supports all modern codecs: H.264, MKV, MPEG4, AAC.

With Freemake, you may prepare your video files for playback on various portable devices. The list of supported gadgets is large enough: Apple, Windows, Google Android, Sony PSP, Xbox, Samsung, Nokia, Huawei, Xiaomi, BlackBerry phones, tablets, and consoles.

Plus, you can rip (unprotected only) and burn DVDs or Blu-rays with this tool. You may add ready subtitles in SRT, ASS, SSA formats from the Internet or convert the files with already integrated ones. The video converter also accepts web video from sites like YouTube, but for its conversion, you need to plug the premium Web Pack features.

Web developers will appreciate the software ability to create web-ready videos in FLV, SWF, or HTML5-compatible formats and provide the ready code for integration on a website or blog. It is also possible to make video slideshows out of photos and background music and upload any videos to YouTube directly from the software.

The software can help do the basic video editing: cut, join, rotate videos, remove black bars, and reduce output file size and much more. With it, you won’t need any additional video editors to prepare the files.

Freemake Video Converter lets edit conversion parameters: video and audio codec, bit rate, frame size, etc. It means that you may create a custom conversion profile for almost any gadget if you may the type of video it accepts.

How to use Freemake Video Converter?

  1. Install and launch the software.
  2. Add your videos, audio files or photos into the main windows using the appropriate button (“+Video”, “+Audio”, “+DVD”, etc.).
  3. If your video needs editing, double-click the video line to open the editor and make your modifications.
  4. Choose the output format and use the default parameters or change them.
  5. Click the “Convert” button and wait a bit until your video is being processed.

The software is clean for installation, it may offer you several additional PRO features for money. Still all the basic functionality described above is totally free. Download the tool from the official website.

Freemake Video Downloader is another flagship software which downloads web videos from thousands of websites. With it, you may rip web videos from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Twitch, LiveLeak, Veoh, local and even adult sites. Embedded videos on ordinary websites are also supported.

The resulted video files may be saved in the original video qualities (MP4, WebM, 3GP, FLV) or converted to AVI, WMV, MP3, or MP4 format compatible with iOS, Android and Sony PSP devices. All popular video resolutions including 4K are supported.

The software is capable of downloading YouTube playlists, up to 500 video at once. Still the clips which length is more than 3 minutes will require Premium Pack purchase.

For those, who download videos on the regular basis, there is one-click video download mode. You need to set parameters of input video quality, download or convert action and the resulted file location only once. Then click the button “Paste URL” each time you want to save the video and the software will do all the rest for you.

If the Internet connection in your location isn’t good, you may limit video download speed to have bandwidth on other web tasks. Users can download unavailable videos with proxy server settings which can be added into the software options. Downloading from adult websites can be locked with a password (parental control).

The freeware is fast and efficient. It’s awesome that developers regularly update it, so that it’s always working while other videos downloaders are down because of the recent video hostings’ modifications.

How to use Freemake Video Downloader?

  1. Install and launch the software.
  2. Go to YouTube or other supported video portal and copy the link of the video you want to download.
  3. Click the “Paste URL” button in the program.
  4. Choose the original video quality and the output format. Set the destination for your downloaded files.
  5. Start the video download and wait a bit until the file is being ripped from the Internet.

The software is clean and safe. Some PRO features are locked, still the basic functionality is more than enough to get the video download job done fast and easily. has also music-related tools which let users convert audio files between formats, extract audio from video, convert YouTube to MP3, find and listen to any music online and offline. You may find other Freemake tools on the official website. Don’t forget to monitor regular Freemake offers due to which you can buy all premium software feature with a big discount.

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  1. Joseph Rubble says:

    great, thanks!