Convert video, rip DVDs, create slideshows, with Freemake Video Converter

Freemake Video Converter is a free program that will help you convert between video formats, rip DVD, convert to devices, burn DVD, create photo slideshows and music visualizations, cut, join, rotate and upload video, photos, music to YouTube.

Freemake Video Converter imports videos from video cams (avi, mpg, tod, mov, dv, rm), mobile phones (3gp, 3g2, 3gp2), Internet (flv, swf, mp4) & PC (wmv, mkv, qt, ts, mts). Add music, DVD and photos.

Features: Conversion to iPod, iPhone, iPad, PSP, Xbox, Blackberry * Rip DVD – Conversion to AVI, WMV, MP4, 3GP, DVD, MP3 * Convert videos to the most popular video formats. Еxtract audio from video clips & DVD. Convert audio files of different formats to MP3 * YouTube Publishing – Upload AVI, WMV, MP4, 3GP, JPG, BMP, GIF, MP3 to YouTube. The program will help you cut videos (if required) into 15-minute parts and insert them into one YouTube playlist. * Burn DVD – Up to 20 hours of movies to a standard DVD disc. Apply different DVD menu types. * Photo slideshow Creation – with background music. Upload your slideshows to YouTube. * Video Editing – Cut unwanted parts from video files. Flip or rotate video. Join several videos into one file to get a full-length film.

Testing various programs for conversion of video files (mkv, etc) to DVD, such as Avi2DVD and E.M. Free MKV Video2Dvd, I found Freemake Video Converter one of the most reliable and easy to use for this job. Unfortunately the program does not support non-latin characters in subtitles when you create a dvd, unless the code page of your PC is in the same non-latin language — and it won’t use any of the subtitles included in a DVD when you rip it! Besides this, Make sure you refuse to install toolbars etc along with the program.