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Format Factory is a free multifunctional media converter. Provides functions below: All to MP4/3GP/MPG/AVI/WMV/FLV/SWF/MKV. All to MP3/WMA/AMR/OGG/AAC/WAV. All to JPG/BMP/PNG/TIF/ICO/GIF/TGA. Rip DVD to video file , Rip Music CD to audio file. MP4 files support iPod/iPhone/PSP/BlackBerry format. Burn in subtitles from srt/mkv. Source files support RMVB. Based on free software like ffmpeg. NOTE! Format Factory includes a codec pack(optional) that might cause problems with other video software on your computer. ADWARE ALERT! The installation contains adware like browser toolbar addons, new start homepage, software suggestions.

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Version:3.3.4 History
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List of Version 3.3.4.0 changes

1 Fixed a problem "All to 3GP"
2 Added JPG Quality option
3 Added some profiles of "All to ICO"

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Nict tool!
plz add document convert options!!
Thank you!!!



Posted June 15, 2013 by . Tool version 3.0 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Do not use 2.95 this version has a bug that wants to not use your preferred codec in favor of DirectVobSub stick with 2.9 or lower if you haven't upgraded.


Posted June 19, 2012 by . Tool version 2.95 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 4 of 10 Value for money 3 of 10 Overall score 4 of 10


Good Morning, First I would like to commend the great tool that is Format Factory, I am more than a frequent user, I am a big fan and promoter of the tool. But I think some things could make the tool even more excellent. The first would be for Format Factory to convert batch files, you can recreate the original folder structure, for example, if I select a root folder with 5 subpatas and other subfolders within these subfolders, when requesting the conversion of the entire contents of this root folder, Format Factory would recreate the folders on the target and asked to play the converted files within those folders, and this would be a user option, he can choose whether or not to recreate the folders. Another suggestion would be for Format Factory to convert files of type Dual Audio, keeping the two audios, and finally, it is possible to extract the subtitles when ripping DVD's and has the option to rip DVD's into a single file, while maintaining the option to rip a video file into multiple files, one per track. Thank you.


Posted April 16, 2012 by . Tool version 2.95 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


This is superb tool,
I use mostly for any file to avi & get excellent output,
also for audio any file to wav or mp3 excellent result,
defiantly use this......................



Posted November 15, 2011 by . Tool version 2.5 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


That is a one of the few able to convert TSV files done by my PVR. TS recording of the air (Australia).
It is doing much more than that !!!!



Posted August 23, 2011 by . Tool version 2.70 using OS Vista
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Using this tool to convert .mkv to mpg2 for DVD authoring: It created dvd compliant files that TDA3 does not have to reencode - at all. excellent.


Posted January 09, 2011 by . Tool version 1.90 using OS Vista
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


Very-very good tool. Thanks to the authors.


Posted November 09, 2010 by . Tool version 2.60 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


Nice Multi-Media Converter.
Nice Updated and much improved.



Posted July 13, 2010 by . Tool version 2.40 using OS WinXP 64-bit
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Well, I did make a conversion with AC3 & when it finished there was still no sound, but when I checked it with Media Info it did indicate that there was indeed AC3 audio. I then made a direct copy with Avidemux & there was the missing sound. The problem is that the sound is NOT centered. It is skued to the left. Very annoying. I know it's not my system because I have other AVI's with AC3 6 channel audio tracks that sound perfectly fine.


Posted May 19, 2010 by . Tool version 2.5 using OS WinXP
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I have also noticed distortion in AC3 6 channel sound as well.
I would prefer virtualdub with ac-3 plugin.



Posted May 18, 2010 by . Tool version 2.3.0 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 8 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


Love this converter...BUT... when I try to convert to AVI with AC3 6 channel sound I get no sound when I monitor the sound while converting, so I don't know if it is actually converting any sound at all. Has anyone else experienced this problem?. By the way I'm converting an MKV. If I select MP3 sound I can hear it while converting, but not AC3.


Posted May 18, 2010 by . Tool version 2.5 using OS WinXP
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FF installed its own codecs in its own subfolders, stomping all over my existing codecs without any warning. Uninstall removed the program, but did not restore my previous codec settings.
Took me hours to get my codecs back to a functional state.

It looks like it is a simply a GUI for a lot of freeware tools, which is fine, but the brutal codec hijack is completely unacceptable.





Posted December 06, 2009 by . Tool version 2.0 using OS Win2K
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 1 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 1 of 10


This is a good tool. I am using version 2.00. I've used it to convert a collection of .mkv videos to dvd format vob files. I later imported them to tmpgenc dvd author 2 with no compatiblity issues. I am now converting some avi files for dvd creation with it as well. It is quick and more importantly streamlined with relatively straightforward descriptions of the tools it uses. I definitely recommend adding this to your video encoding arsenal and the price is right!


Posted December 05, 2009 by . Tool version 2.00 using OS Vista
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Had been looking EVERYWHERE for something that could take subbed MKV files and turn them into iPhone friendly MP4 files on a Win 7 x64 platform. Many tools would die on my setup having more than 4GB of RAM. Others had to have the subs extracted first, and even then had "strangeness" when running.

This is the one tool that so far has allowed me to convert files without any extra legwork up front, and does a half-hour video in less than 5 minutes. I certainly agree that it is missing some advanced functions that you might need for certain video sources. But for what I have to work with, it has so far (knock on wood) been the ideal tool.



Posted November 07, 2009 by . Tool version 2.15 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Format Factory has an user friendly GUI and you change skins, you can make custom templates and batch encode.
As an audio converter v2.15 is very customizable and fast, you can convert just about any format and for that I give it a 10.
As a video converter it's fast but not very customizable, you cannot select CBR or field order. It does however keep the proper AR when converting odd resolutions(eg 704x360 -> 720x480).
As freeware it's worth a try and I hope the author(s) keep improving it.



Posted November 02, 2009 by . Tool version 2.15 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 7 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


Very pretty interface that should sit well with the WinAVI type crowd. It covers a lot of formats, from video to still image to audio, and has a lot of presets. It is also reasonably fast, even with H264 encoding. However the proof is in the pudding, as they say, and in this case, the pudding turned out rather poorly. Conversion of a ripped Video_TS folder to a H.264 encoded MP4 took only 30 minutes on a Quad Core 6600, however the deinterlacing option did not produce a properly deinterlaced video, but a field stacked output file. Absolutely useless.

I am sure this program does some thing very well, and the interface is reasonably beginner friendly (more advanced users will probably find it frustrating and restrictive), but having failed something so basic, I cannot recommend this version.

off to uninstall . . . . .



Posted August 27, 2009 by . Tool version 2.10 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 5 of 10 Overall score 4 of 10


This is personally the best free encoder/converter i have ever used, i use alot of .mkv files which present alot of problems for other ones, but this program handled all my files flawlessly!!


Posted August 27, 2009 by . Tool version 2.10 using OS Vista
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This little program is quite multi-functional. It is especially useful for conversions into portable device formats: mobile phones and PMPs. What makes this also valuable is the fact, that it seems to be pretty safe unlike some other converters (eg. Super). It can also take care of multi-audio and external subs encoding. This is one of the most effective freeware converters.


Posted July 26, 2009 by . Tool version 2.00 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


- Although it support .avs files cannot read the length of the file referred in the script like XMedia Recode does.
- The slider to move/navigate through the video in the preview/edit windows doesn't work if the video is loaded via an avs file.
- Still miss all the basic features that I mentioned above.

Although it's free/adware (that's how softpedia classify it) there are better alternatives. Xmedia Recode or Automen are quite superior for video conversion and foobar can do whatever this program claim to do with audio and can do it better.

Regarding to the author, yep, is a "little reluctant" to listen the users. Really a pity because a couple of versions ago this program seemed promising.



Posted July 10, 2009 by . Tool version 2.00 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 5 of 10 Value for money 7 of 10 Overall score 6 of 10


If not for one problem -- inability to enforce non-stretched aspect ratio when working with random wide-format video sources -- I would give a triple-10 to version 1.85.

If not for the fact that they REMOVED the WMV1 encoding NEEDED by the Zune 30, I'd give a triple-9 to version 1.90 -- and higher, if the aspect ratio issue had been resolved, which I do not know.

If not for the fact that in addition to NOT restoring the senselessly removed WMV1 encoding -- and then compounded matters by including a broken edition of FFmpeg that causes CONSTANT "COM Surrogate has stopped working" errors (when running programs, and even when simply trying to drag/drop files from one dir to another via the Windows shell), I would NOT have UNINSTALLED this beast.

And, if they'd bothered to respond to any of my POLITE emails to the support addresses they post on their site, I'd be a little less disgusted than I am tonight, after spending a LONG time downloading (in a region that ONLY has dialup modem access) the large update, and then figuring out HOW it managed to break my OS.

Argh...

I hope they stop "improving" this program just long enough to FIX what they BROKE. I would like to be able to start using it again. I'll probably re-install 1.85, and try to find some other program to deal with the aspect ratio stuff, but really, this is too sad -- to take a perfectly good app, and then break it -- and then, instead of fixing it, to break the OS too?




Posted July 10, 2009 by . Tool version 2.00 using OS Vista
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 5 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 1 of 10


To avoid the ebay etc plugin garbage being installed, Just unzip the installer into a directory and run from there.
Apart from that its great freeware.



Posted June 07, 2009 by . Tool version 1.90 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 7 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


And you paid how much for it?... I started using it for several conversions, mainly MP4 to AVI with great success. It's like any conversion tool. Learn what it does & doesn't do & use it's best features. Up till this my favorite was SUPER@, but now this one is. I think it's super, and the one feature that has SUPER@ beat is it will shut down the computer after a conversion. Any conversion I've done so far has looked as good as the original, and it's fairly fast. That's good enough for me.


Posted June 04, 2009 by . Tool version 1.85 using OS WinXP
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Still very basic,

- No crop & deinterlace
- No filtering
- Lack of profiles for Xvid and h264 conversion (like in Automen)
- No access to all codec settings
- Cannot detect the length of a video imported through avisynth
- No direct stream copy for audio & video compatible with output containers
- No preset for mp3 vbr, neither allow to input parameters (like in foobar)

The mov convertion works fine, you just need to install the proper codecs or use KMplayer.



Posted June 04, 2009 by . Tool version 1.90 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 5 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 7 of 10


Converted mpg to mov and no video-just sound. Not too good. Similar problems with other conversions.


Posted June 03, 2009 by . Tool version 1.90 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 5 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 5 of 10


like others all-in-one converters FF offers limited access to codec tweaks. anyway, it works without crashing, can handle damaged video files, supports video, audio, image and media conversion.
highly recommended for those who want to quickly convert media files.



Posted May 11, 2009 by . Tool version 1.85 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10

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