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Best Free Video Converter

by James 28 November 2008 11 Comments

Hello friends, welcome to the final days of the Freeware Mission, trying to have a freeware only PC. I’m going to add a free video converter to the list today, the best one, of course. I’ve been using AutoGK for a few years now, but I feel it’s somehow “old”, it didn’t develop as fast as the things around it.


The freeware program that I chose is MeGUI – it’s open source, and supports the best codecs and containers available at this time. It’s also very reliable. Here’s a quick presentation of the containers and codecs you can use with it:

Input: AviSynth scripts (AVS), AVI, D2V, VOB/TS/MPG/PVA
Output: MP4, MKV, AVI

Video Codecs: x264, XviD, Libavcodec MPEG-4, Snow
Audio Codecs: AAC (Nero, Faac), MP3


There is also a very promising freeware program called MediaCoder, but I think it still isn’t developped enough to make a reliable program. So I’ll keep MeGUI until something better comes along. You might want to check out the guides and tutorials before using it.

You can download MeGUI from here, it’s open source!


My Evaluation
Operating System
Windows All
992 KB
Archie Lopez
Version Tested

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  • geyser said:


  • rono said:

    You can download this software from here http://www.xmedia-recode.de/download.html

  • Porkie said:

    I just found http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/

    Their avi to flv converter is brilliant. It creates the code to just dump the video into a website with a neat video player. Avoids all the swf hassles

  • shriji said:

    Download Format factory from

  • shabby said:

    Super is by far the best video / audio converter around. It is far better than most of the paid programs and offers tons of features. Give it a try, u’ll forget everything else.

  • macvideoconverter said:

    Is this video converter really good?I spended much time finding a better video converter on line.Now,I always use the video converter.I think it is the best video converter I’ve ever used.

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    I like to read your article because this is one of the best project in across the world.

  • Marco said:

    I’ve read about difficulties about tuning meGUI…
    Did anybody try:
    1) S.u.p.e.r http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html
    2) AutoMen http://forum.divxmania.it/automen-6-aggiornamento-30-07-2010/t12000.html
    3) Free Video Converter http://www.freemake.com/free_video_converter/

    Thank you everybody! m

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