Free Video Audio Converter and Downloader from Freemake

Converting a file into a format that’s compatible with the program or a device you’re using requires you to download software. This is where many free converters jump into action. However, the choice largely depends whether you require an audio or video converter and if you need both you have to search for them separately. What if you get both from a single source? Plus, a downloader for any downloads assistance? Yes, offers all 3 of them … free!

Freemake Free Video Converter

Freemake Video converter is a simple, light-weight utility that rips online videos through direct URL copy-paste from websites and converts them to any video format. But before you decide to download the videos from the websites, please read the terms of that website and ensure that you are allowed to download them.

As said, it is light in weight and consumes only little amount of free hard drive space (approx 30MB).

When downloaded and installed, the free video converter interface displays media buttons for video, audio, DVD, photos, etc with ‘+’ button lining at the top. The ‘+’ is to be used for adding for adding different file types. And once added a set of keys placed at the bottom of the window lets you easily select the desired converting format.

The program even lets you create your own presets for devices by establishing video and audio codecs, frame size, etc, and burn high-definition video to Blu-ray discs.

Freemake claims it features integrated CUDA and DXVA technologies for the faster video conversion and less CPU usage. The software therefore poses the ability to automatically detect optimal conversion parameters and switch on/off CUDA and DXVA for better conversion results. However, upon testin many reported that the program is fairly slow in ripping and crashed at times.

The software is capable of converting any video to the most popular video formats (AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV, and MPEG) and embeds them directly to your web page.

Freemake Free Video Downloader

The Video Downloader from Freemake looks simple in design and is absolutely free. It has an easy to use interface where you can simply find the video you want to download on the Web, copy its link, paste it and begin downloading. Freemake Video Downloader detects the type of video automatically. While the video gets downloaded, the video downloader window displays information related to file size and duration.

Once done, you need to select a destination folder for saving the converted video.

  • Freemake Video Downloader features:
  • One-click download mode
  • Simplified link processing
  • Option to block downloading from adult sites by implementing a parental control password
  • Support for downloading videos from 10,000 + websites
  • Support for many popular video formats
  • Support for downloading YouTube videos in 4K 4096p, HD 1080p, HD 720p, 480p, 360p, and 240p. The available formats for video download are MP4, FLV, and WebM.

To use this program you must have Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 installed on your computer

Freemake Free Audio Converter

Freemake Audio Converter recognizes and accepts over 35 audio file formats and converts them to desired formats for saving on mobile phones, audio players and Apple devices. Audio file formats supported include MP3, WMA, WAV, FLAC, AAC, M4A, OGG, AMR, AC3, AIFF and many more.

To use the program:

  • Click Audio button and add files manually. If you want to convert multiple files at the same time, add an entire folder and drag and drop it into the program’s window.
  • Next, select the desired format for converting files and pick a destination folder for saving the converted files
  • Click ‘Convert’ to convert file/files into supported output formats

Also, the freeware allows users to join audio files into one and convert it to any of the supported output formats.

You can get download them all here.

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