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Windows 7: OGV Converter Freeware Software

16 Mar 2011   #11
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

With few exceptions, the bane of almost all freeware is inadequate documentation. In this case it is all in German.

That said, I have read many user reviews on XMedia Recode and it is adjudged as one of the best freeware converters and a must for any video conversion enthusiasts.

Lack of documentation for proper understanding of its usage may be the cause of your frustration. It is hard to believe that it could delete existing files unless they are overwritten. When you do repeat conversions of the same file there is a setting that you can check not to overwrite.And it looks like there is no other prolific user/s of XMedia Recode here.

I believe that paid software always have the advantage of a proper documentation and support and always better. If you do not find any other freeware with which you may be happy, then the only option is to go for OGG Video Converter.


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16 Mar 2011   #12
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Yes, there is an option to either overwrite or add duplicates by numbering them, and I selected the latter option. Therefore it should not be overwriting anything, nor does that appear to be the case. The options are fairly simple, so I doubt that it is something that I can do anything about. There are just some monkeys wrenching around inside the program, and they are unpredictable.
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21 Mar 2011   #13
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks to Orbital Shark you have yet another freeware Video converter Oxelon Media Converter that may convert your .OGV files to .mp4. Xvid to Quicktime
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21 Mar 2011   #14
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Thanks, but I "think" that I have finished converting my .ogv files, but I have installed it anyway...just in case. I also installed Super, which was posted right after the one regarding Oxelon, for the same reason. I suspect that I will find occasion to try them both in the not too distant future.
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14 Apr 2011   #15
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ponmayilal View Post
With few exceptions, the bane of almost all freeware is inadequate documentation. In this case it is all in German.

That said, I have read many user reviews on XMedia Recode and it is adjudged as one of the best freeware converters and a must for any video conversion enthusiasts.

Lack of documentation for proper understanding of its usage may be the cause of your frustration. It is hard to believe that it could delete existing files unless they are overwritten. When you do repeat conversions of the same file there is a setting that you can check not to overwrite.And it looks like there is no other prolific user/s of XMedia Recode here.

I believe that paid software always have the advantage of a proper documentation and support and always better. If you do not find any other freeware with which you may be happy, then the only option is to go for OGG Video Converter.
I just thought that I should mention for the benefit of anyone reading this thread, that my firewall just popped an alert that the uninstaller.exe in this program's folder was a trojan. I should have taken a screenshot of the alert, but I didn't think about it in time, and the name given for the trojan is not something that I can remember.

It seemed odd that a trojan would be in an uninstaller, because that would only be executed upon uninstalling the program. It is possible that it was a false alert, but I didn't like XMedia that much anyway, so I had the firewall remove the file.

Obviously, it was not needed for uninstalling of the program, because that went of normally using Programs And Features.
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14 Apr 2011   #16
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Softpedia.com has certified the program to be free of any form of malware. XMedia Recode 2.3.2.0 - 100% Clean - certified by Softpedia - Softpedia

Anyone else using Xmedia Recode may scan and report as a double-check.They are advised to make a specific scan, since any report that it may contain malware could not be brushed aside lightly.
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21 Apr 2011   #17
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I must post a retraction of what I stated in regard to XMedia. Due to the fact that I had to backup with an image, which predates the XMedia installation, the same alert occurred as before, so I took a screenshot of it. Although the file path is compressed, it is to a folder for Layer III Audio, which preexisted my Xmedia installation. The only answer to this is that I must have placed it there by mistake. So the trojan is only applicable to Layer III Audio, not XMedia.


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21 Apr 2011   #18
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks for reverting back with your finding. Misplaced identities and priorities are very common. It is always a good practice to scan any file downloaded from the internet with a good antimalware program.

About two or three months back when I updated my open source Mediainfo program, MSE identified the OpenCandy in it as a malware. I had been using Mediainfo for ages. Very reluctantly I uninstalled it and went back to an earlier version without the malware.

However I continued to track anything with OpenCandy and soon came across the news that OpenCandy had taken their case with Microsoft that it is harmless and Microsoft removed it from the "malicious" list. I reinstalled the recent version of Mediainfo. MSE no longer puts up an alert.

I also understand that Audacity, Media Coder, Bittorrent and some other programs also use OpenCandy.
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21 Apr 2011   #19
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

The problem that I have with using software that has been marked as malware at any point, is that I sometimes feel that the decision whether it is or not, is more of a political one, than an objective one. Unless it involves a software program that I really am attached to, I tend to remove it and not look back, regardless of whether it is later white listed or not.
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21 Apr 2011   #20
Ponmayilal

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Very true. I did want to put that in my post but couldn't put it so effectively as you have done and so left it open. You effectively echoed my sentiments on the issue. It all depends on one's attachment to the program in question,

Edit: Anyone who installs any of these programs and does not know the previous history will have no dilemma or decision-making involved. In that sense knowledge is nuisance.
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