Regarding Freemake Video Converter older versions: Version 126.96.36.199 ALSO has the Freemake Logo at the finish of videos of 5 mins duration and over! I would be interested to know the version number of the Freemake Video Converter which DOES NOT have the logo, ie, the last one before the Logo was introduced, please? Does anybody know?
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Even if someone can answer that - logic dicatates that it would be Version 3.xxxxxx - how could you possibly obtain that version ?.
The program has been removed from this site and there has been plenty of discussion of it being not safe.
There are plenty of other converters out there without logos etc. Better to learn to use these than rely on some 'one-click' solution.
Thank you for writing, but it is not the answer I am looking for, unfortunately. There are still a few sites online offering the old versions of Freemake Video Converter: Afterdawn; pcworld and Oldversion.com to name three.
So, I am still interested to know: Can anybody please tell me which was the first version to introduce the watermark Logo at the end of a 5 minute duration video? Thank you.
One other thought. Do not take what is written in the update notes as gospel - you can see that your version already includes the logos. What if ALL versions included this restriction ?.
A logic will say that this so. Why would a program provide un-restricted useage when the whole point is to sell the darn thing ?.
Then download one of the versions that these sites promote/make available
I f you can convert a video longer than 5 minutes without logos then do provide value to the forum by providing the link
1. Buy the Gold License, I did
2. Delete the image branding folder located in
C:\Program Files (x86)\Freemake\Freemake Video Converter\FMCommon\ConverterCommon\ResourcesIt's not important the problem be solved, only that the blame for the mistake is assigned correctly
And there is somat else in me that says that this 5 min issue has always been there.
The whole purpose is to sell the darn thing. Why give useage over a full video ?
I looked on my drive, I've got Freemake Video Converter from 2011, version 2.40 if anybody is interested I'll upload it
Vidcoder main and only advantage is batch processing. In every other aspect I would prefer avidemux. Detailed settings (using sliders or typing numbers) of main codecs, supporting Nvenc (not much detailed settings) and much better AAC codec, which is poor in Vidcoder. Also better filters. Possibility made visual cuts. Similar is VD2.
I can't be exact, but around the introduction of Version4 Freemake took a serious dive in usability. The thing that affected me worst was the inability to navigate thru long recordings and cut clips along the way - now, every time you click you stop being able to see your video in motion as you scroll along the timeline to make the next cut - you have to save your selection and get the original file back up to make the next selection. (If you can't visualise what I'm talking about, I apologise, can't do better.) I reported it to Freemake as a bug, and they replied "It's not a bug, it's how it works now". Did they come up against copyright problems?
I therefore reverted to Version3, and what I lost on the swings I more than gained on the roundabouts.
Until !!! Less than a year ago Freemake stymied Version3 somehow, it will no longer work.
Then, in December 2017, restrictions were put on length of clips and number of clips to join, and a "waiting time" was required in the free version.
From the website today - billox!
This is an example of what I was seeing when I investigated speeding up:
However, they sometimes do a very special offer where you can buy a licence for all packs for under $10 (£10), and I have managed to collect 3 such licences.
I do wonder if Freemake's Russian owners have long-term plans to spread mayhem internationally, but I need it.
Thank you for writing. I am not quite sure what you are saying(?) Are you saying that Freemake, today, can in someway exert an influence on the older versions of their softwares and that all the older versions starting with a '3' have now been rubbished?
I have been testing old versions: 188.8.131.52; 184.108.40.206; 220.127.116.11, all downloaded from oldversion.com, and I am finding that the Editor does not work in each case. These would be good softwares if they would function on all features!
If Freemake can somehow influence and 'rubbish' the older versions, does anyone know of a simple way to prevent such an influence, please?
I was using an older version of Freemake Video Converter, don't have the version number but it was before any of this business was a concern.
I used it occasionally to convert videos to mp3 or webm to mp4. The last time I went to use it the "convert to" menu only allowed one choice - I think it was DVD. All the other selections were grayed out. I had blocked the program's access to the internet using ZoneAlarm, so how did it decide to change the way it worked? I uninstalled it at that point. It was a pretty good program and it also could rip audio CDs.
I'd like to have it working again, but I'm not going to pay a company that offered it for free then pulled the plug on it.
In any case, I record live webcams 24/7 and edit files across my network (recordings made on other laptops), so disconnecting from the internet is not an option.
I have no insight or expertise in this field, but presumably all programs have "call home" features embedded in them? I do wish someone who does have insight and expertise would come along and enlighten us.
My sentiments exactly: Please will someone come to our rescue and explain in step by step fashion how to deflect Freemake from sending a signal / message, which spoils the old softwares(?) Old versions 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124 are the ones being spoiled, currently. Turning the internet off before installing Does Not Work. We need an alternative method. I have been trying these softwares on window 7 /10 /XP, so hopefully the ritual would be about the same to do on all versions(?) Thank you.
Last edited by mike20021969; 1st Oct 2018 at 04:29.
Alright, I don't know if this will work for anyone else...
I had copied the Program Files/Freemake folder onto another drive as a backup some time ago. Version 4.1.9 .
I ran RegEdit and searched for Freemake Video Converter, it appeared once along with Video Downloader. I deleted the Video Converter entry. I didn't note which key it was under, sorry. I copied my backup folder FreemakeVideoConverter to another utility folder on my C: drive and created a shortcut to FreemakeVC.exe . The program appears to function with the full convert menu. I converted a short file to mp4 as a test and it appeared to work as expected. No Freemake logo either, but I never saw that before anyway.
Time will tell if it reverts to not-working, then I would try deleting any registry entries that may exist.
I don't use the program too frequently myself.
Last edited by JoeS99; 4th Oct 2018 at 16:05.
As you seem to know what you are doing it would be great if you could try to get version 126.96.36.199 (the latest fully-functional that's available AFAIK) to work, it's downloadable from oldversion.com.
I'll see if I can find the time to get the 188.8.131.52 version.
Curious what is so special about this payware that can't be done easily with any free alternative. Reminds me Mediacoder. Conglomerate of free resources. Nothing more. And price is Nasty with big N.
This thread seems to me be advertisement and inform others that such Nastyware exists with vision someone will buy it. Golden licence also mentioned here btw...
I tried installing old version 184.108.40.206. It wanted to update (I didn't), and the convert menu was grayed out for most file types.
It even messed up my version 4.1.9 that had been working. If I ran the exe in the 4.1.9 folder, the 220.127.116.11 version would run!
I did a System Restore and that didn't seem to help.
I ended up moving the Folder for 4.1.9 under yet another folder and now I think it's working. I didn't think to try that with 18.104.22.168 and had already deleted it. Oh well, I'm not messing with it now, maybe someone else has the time. Freemake may use a combination of Registry keys and Application Data for control. Just frustrating for me right now, but I don't want to flub up my machine.
I would suggest copying the Freemake Video Converter folder to another location and creating a shortcut to it.
I was too tired to think of that (with 22.214.171.124) before I deleted it.
Last edited by JoeS99; 2nd Oct 2018 at 17:42.
Since Freemake became payware (I call it 'ransomware'!) it updates* every few weeks - I'm always hoping that one of these days it will restore full navigation functionality, maybe having paid for whatever copyrights it needs with all the money it's been collecting
*It says it will only take a minute but I have to reboot because it stops my screenshot and typing shortcut software from working.