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Old 23. Mar 2015, 11:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Freemake gone to hell

I can't believe Freemake , it used to just have Open Candy which was annoying enough , i don't know what they did but it's completely out of control now .

Not only did Eset online scanner find about 8 different things but even Mbam is finding pages full of crap , what a nightmare .

Just thought i would give a heads up
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Old 23. Mar 2015, 12:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've already posted about how they insert a promotional frame for any converted videos longer than ~5 minutes, so they were already crap back then:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/free...converter.html
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Old 24. Mar 2015, 11:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Lot of crapware inside a good product doesn't get my vote. Left it ages ago.
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My entire experience with Freemake has been negative. Every free version has at least one big gotcha that makes the product unusable for real world activities.
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Old 25. Mar 2015, 09:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Default Best alternatives?

I recently installed Freemake on an XP machine and get just about daily system error messages, multiple event log errors and requests to send info to MS.

Those of you who have 'moved on' from Freemake - what are you using instead? I'd like a good alternative.

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Old 26. Mar 2015, 06:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Personally, I use ShanaEncoder, but that may be too complex for some.
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Old 26. Mar 2015, 06:33 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I recently installed Freemake on an XP machine and get just about daily system error messages, multiple event log errors and requests to send info to MS.

Those of you who have 'moved on' from Freemake - what are you using instead? I'd like a good alternative.

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There are many products from Freemake. What are you looking for?
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Old 27. Mar 2015, 04:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have not found an alternative that works like Freemake (copy paste url) , there does seem to be other offerings but none that are easy and crapware free.
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I have not found an alternative that works like Freemake (copy paste url) , there does seem to be other offerings but none that are easy and crapware free.
It seems you are talking about Freemake Video Downloader. Since I haven't yet reviewed the Best Free Video Downloader category yet, I'm unable to give you the best options in that category.

Although, I used to use xVideoServiceThief which works like Freemake, to copy-paste url and download videos. It was excellent, no adware like Freemake products. It also has a parental filter, where you can disable downloading from Adult websites. Since switching to Windwos 8 it didn't work well but that was a long time ago, and now I rely on download manager itself to download videos for me.

Among the download managers I've tested EagleGet and Xtreme Download Manager had the best video detection and download capability. EagleGet hands down is the best at this field, but a new version of XDM 5.0 beta has been released, and it's getting excellent. Both have portable versions.

If you dont' want to download any software, you might as well try out Keepvid or Savevid.
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Old 28. Mar 2015, 07:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Wow, George thats fantastic info , thank you so much my friend.
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