Weeny Free Video Converter

Weeny Free Video Converter Free

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  • Main window
  • The Installer
  • About Window
  • Output Format Selection
  • Main Window
  • Main window
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  • Main window
  • Program Preview

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Margie Smeer Senior editor

Reviewed: 9 Jan 2013

The following review written by one of the Software Informer contributors applies to version 2.0
Weeny Free Video Converter enables you to convert between a large variety of video file formats. All popular file formats are supported, including 3GP, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MP4, MPEG, VOB, WMV and many others.
It lets you convert to file formats supported by all kinds of portable devices, such as iPhone, Zune, PSP, etc. Furthermore, it can also extract the audio track from video files and save it to common audio files such as MP3 or WAV.

Even though it looked very promising due to the fact that it is free and yet it offers quite a lot of features, Weeny Free Video Converter was a big disappointment to me. Its interface is quite simple and easy-to-use, but squeezing all the output file settings in the lower right corner of the main window was an unfortunate decision in my opinion. A lot of unused, empty space is left under the list of loaded files, and changing the output parameters is a more difficult job than it should be. Anyway, the design of the interface wasn't the main cause of disappointment for me. It was the fact that successfully converting the video files looked like a lottery to me. Some files were converted; others simply weren’t, regardless of their format or of the selected output type. The fact that the application only displayed “error” next to the file status instead of providing a clear and detailed conversion report that would explain the cause of the failure was not exactly helping either. Furthermore, the speed of the conversion, when the conversion actually worked, was horribly low. Converting a 4-minutes AVI video to a MP4 file took about 10 minutes, which is quite a lot by my standards.

Briefly, if you want a free video converter that may, or may not, convert your video files, and you don’t mind taking chances, you could give Weeny Free Video Converter a try, as there’s nothing else to lose, except some time.

Pros

  • Can also extract audios from videos.
  • Supports batch conversions.
  • Supports a lot of file formats.

Cons

  • Fails to convert files without clearly explaining the cause of the failure.
  • Low converting speed.
  • Ineffectively-designed interface.

What's new in version 2.0

- Removed DVD ripping function due to DVD copyright concern.
- Updated the video codec to the latest version.
- The video conversion speed is much faster than version 1.x.
- Support converting from MKV video and converting to MKV video.
- A brand new video cutting interface.
- Fixed 'The color scheme has been changed' bug on Windows 7.

What's new in version 1.3

Easy to use - A couple of clicks to finish video converting.
Free to use - 100% free to download, install and use, no extra fee.
Free DVD Ripper - Rip DVD to video files or audio files.
Free Video Converter - Convert video files between many formats.
Free Video to Audio Converter - Extract audio from video files.
 

Publisher's description

With Weeny Free Video Converter you can convert your video files into many formats. You can also extract audio from video files.

With this program you can convert video files to:
- Apple Iphone format.
- Sony PS3 format.
- Microsoft Xbox 360 format.
- Nintendo Wii format.

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