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    Format Factory Alternatives

    Format Factory is described as 'multifunctional media converter and DVD ripper. Its features include:' and is a very popular Video Converter in the CD/DVD Tools category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Format Factory for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and BSD. Most alternatives are Video , Audio Converters and DVD Rippers. The best alternative is HandBrake, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Format Factory are FFmpeg (Free, Open Source), File Converter (Free, Open Source), XMedia Recode (Free) and Exact Audio Copy (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated May 5, 2022
    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    Format Factory is a multifunctional media converter and DVD ripper. Its features include:
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    1. HandBrake is an open-source, multithreaded video transcoder – it compresses and converts digital media from one format to another. HandBrake can rip encrypted DVDs with libdvdcss (libdvdcss is installed with VLC media player on macOS, or AnyDVD/DVD 43 on Windows).
      HandBrake vs Format Factory opinions
      Some users think HandBrake is a great alternative to Format Factory, some don't.
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      LucaFinizio You can do the same things, works on Linux,Windows and Mac, it's open source and it's continuously improving!
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

      I converted from .mpg to .mkv and it works perfectly. Took me a little time to find out how to queue a bunch of videos - but it turned out to be simple enough. Mp3 conversion is unavailable though - I used Format Factory for that when I worked in Windows. Still - for video it's really number 1!
      Top positive comment  over 6 years ago

      it only converts to and from mp4 and mkv, is not useful for other formats.
      Top negative comment  over 5 years ago

      Doesn't support enough formats.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      It does NOT support that many video formats. in other words: it is not as capable as Format Factory program. although I am fond of open source technology. !!
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      Doesn't recognize audio files.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      Handbrake is free, simple, and awesome!
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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    2. FFmpeg is the leading multimedia framework, able to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream, filter and play pretty much anything that humans and machines have created. It supports the most obscure ancient formats up to the cutting edge.
      Most users think FFmpeg is a great alternative to Format Factory.

    3. File Converter is a very simple tool which allows you to convert and compress one or several file(s) using the context menu in Windows Explorer.
      File Converter vs Format Factory opinions
      Almost everyone thinks File Converter is a great alternative to Format Factory.
      Simple, fast and various popular formats of audio, video, images and documents.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

      It is open source. Instead of shady installer it goes with MSI. Format Factory installer from original website was identified by Eset, Avast and Defender as trojan.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      Simple to use. Integrated to the explorer context.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

    4. XMedia Recode can convert nearly all popular audio and video formats including 3GP, 3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AC3, AMR, ASF, AVI, AVISynth, DVD, FLAC, FLV, H.261, H.263, H.
      XMedia Recode vs Format Factory opinions
      Most users think XMedia Recode is a great alternative to Format Factory.
      zahrun XMedia Recode is really free. It is a bit too complete/complex but does a really good job for video and audio format converting once the interface is understood.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      EAC is used to convert the tracks on standard audio CDs to wav files, which can then be transcoded into formats such as MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WavPack, and FLAC using external encoders.

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Kodi
      MakeMKV is a program designed for ripping DVD and Blu-Ray disc video. It works by decrypting proprietary discs to transfer codecs from the formats VOB and M2TS into MKV, preserving the necessary data without doing any lossy codec conversion.
      Most users think MakeMKV is a great alternative to Format Factory.
    5. VidCoder is a DVD/Blu-ray ripping and video transcoding application for Windows. It uses HandBrake as its encoding engine.
    6. Open source software without any restriction - converter all formats video|audio|image professionnals codecs and standards - swiss knife tool Windows and OSX.
    7. Freemake Video Converter is video converter that lets convert videos to avi, wmv, mp4 (iPhone, iPod, iPad, PSP, xBox), 3gp, rip dvd, extract mp3, burn DVD and Bluray, create photo slideshow and audio visualization, cut, join, rotate and upload videos, photos and music to YouTube.


      The installer contains OpenCandy. Be careful during the installation: Forum

      Some users think Freemake Video Converter is a great alternative to Format Factory, some don't.
    8. CloudConvert is a online file conversion tool. more than 200 different audio, video, document, ebook, archive, image, spreadsheet and presentation formats supported.
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