Before, Freemake is one of the good options when we need to convert video/audio files. But now Freemake Video Converter is no longer free to use. To prompt user to pay for their service, it always pops up the annoying window, which shows you have to buy their bundle for unlocking some feature. Worse still, it will add an opening title and watermark on the converted video if you don't buy their program.
It's not a good choice for converting video/audio files now. So, we round up some Freemake alternatives. You can pick one according to their reviews respectively.
I believe, Handbrake must be the most famous video converter as it's honestly open source and free. It allows you to convert from nearly any format to a select of modern, widely supported codec. An advanced feature is that Handbrake can rip encrypted DVD discs with libdvdcss.
It can adopt multiple platforms including Windows, Mac, and Linux. The only minor disadvantage is I think the interface is a little bit complex.
XMedia Recode is a powerful program which can work as a video/audio converter, video editor, DVD/Blu-ray ripper. I have downloaded this program and try to use it to rip my DVD. But it failed after taking me almost 2 hours to load the DVD disc.
But I successfully converted my video/audio files after some times learning. It support various popular video/audio formats such as AVI, MP4, 3GP, WMV, MKV, ASF, etc. The output quality is perfect without any loss. To be frank, you have to spend a lot time to learn how to use it.
#3. VideoSolo Free Video Converter
VideoSolo Free Video Converter is an free version of VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate. Though it is free, it also has the ability to convert videos/audios between 300+ video formats. It doesn't have the limitations like watermark, ads software, prompt window, etc.
One thing you may don't like it is it will ask you to add an opening or ending title on your converted video. But you can customize the opening title according to your need.
FFmpeg is an open source project that develops libraries and programs for handling multimedia data. FFmpeg is the home to libavcodec, a codec library used by a large spectrum of programs, and libavformat, a mux and demux library for containers.
Sounds very difficult and complicated, right? The fact is FFmpeg can help you encode and decode video files, thus you can convert your video/audio files from one format to another format you need. But common users may cannot figure out how to use it.
VidCoder is Windows application uses the Hndbrake encoding engine and is basically a simplified, more user friendly version of Handbrake. So, it can be used to convert DVD, Blu-ray and videos to MP4 and MKV. As you can see, VidCoder only have 2 output containers: MKV and MP4. It's a disadvantage that will make users feel inconvenience.
And on the forum of VideoHelp, many people complained that they encountered problems when using this video converter.
That's all! We wrote and recommended this 5 alternatives for Freemake video converter. For simple video/audio file conversion, you can select any of them and I am sure they will not disappointed you. We will update more options for Freemake alternative in the future. Hope you can support us, Thanks!