Digital video software is becoming more affordable by the day, owing to the competition among numerous software developers out there. However, you may not want to take your wallet out yet for a good reason.
One reason is you may not need all the features in a digital video software program. You may only want to use a single feature among the many and would not want to pay for the rest you would not be using.
The other reason is you may need a digital video software program for a single project. After that you would not want to use the software program again. So, it doesn’t pay to invest in a software program you would not be using on a regular basis.
In these instances an obvious alternative would be to use digital video freeware programs. Freeware programs have their drawbacks. Firstly, you need to worry about spyware or adware that may come with the program themselves. Secondly, you need to worry about bugs that prevent the smooth operation of the program. A software program that often crashes when in use is a frustrating thing to bear with.
Does this mean you should stay away from freeware programs? You don’t necessarily have to if you rely on digital video freeware programs issued by reputable developers. One digital video freeware developer you could rely on is DVDVideoSoft. Let’s take a look at some of the programs offered.
Variety (5 out of 5)
DVDVideoSoft offers you almost all the programs you would need for your digital video processing needs, except a dedicated video editor.
You have a category for YouTube utilities, ranging from YouTube downloader, uploader, and even YouTube converters including for mobile devices.
The list of video converters for mobile devices is simply impressive. Video conversion is supported for Android, iPod, BlackBerry, iPhone and even iPad. Each mobile device is allocated a separate video converter.
If you work with photo or images, you can avail yourself of programs which convert video to JPG images, convert and resize images and there’s even a screen recorder thrown into this category.
Under the burning and ripping Software category, you have a DVD video burner, a DVD decrypter and even a disc burner if you need to back up data or burn MP3 files to disc, not to mention an audio CD to MP3 converter.
Reliability (4 out of 5)
You may be wondering whether the free programs offered by DVDVideoSoft come with a catch. The ‘catch’ most users fear about freeware is the presence of spyware or adware. DVDVideoSoft assures that each free program offered is free of spyware and adware.
The programs have been tested and endorsed by such reputable sites as Chip Online, Tucows, Snapfiles, Brothersoft and Softonic and have won awards from these sites.
Help (4 out of 5)
One grouse associated with freeware programs is the lack adequate help or support, especially those programs which are complex to use. You would not face help issues with the programs offered by DVDVideoSoft as they are straightforward programs, more often than not designed to execute a single function. If you have been using digital video programs before, you would only take more than a few minutes to figure out how a particular program works.
Should you need help, it’s available in the forum or tutorials at the developer’s website. If you have issues in the use of the programs, you could head to the forum for possible solutions to your problems.
Value for Money (5 out of 5)
As these software programs are fully functional and come with no time limitation, they are indeed value for money. There’s no compulsion for you to upgrade to paid versions to enjoy additional features which are often disabled in the free versions of most software programs.