Today only. Giveawayoftheday.com has DVR Converter 3.0 Software for free. Converts digital video recordings, compatible with DVD Recorders, Receiver, Digital Cameras, Hard-disk Recorders, DVD-S and DVB-T Streams, PC Tuner cards.

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    scott.bunker.73 Ben's cred: 1
    Posted 8:26 am PST 12/25/12

    This seems to install a bunch of unwanted software when you try to install it. It also had a lot of install errors that make you wonder if it even installs correctly.

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    wyzguy Ben's cred: 14
    Posted 9:12 am PST 12/25/12

    installation went fine for me but I dont see DVR converter in my programs. The only thing i see installed is pdf coverter. I immediately unistalled everything else inlcuding the AOL crap it added on there

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    quocpaul Ben's cred: 1
    Posted 9:27 am PST 12/25/12

    Site Advisor advised me that the download link is questionable. So it is not worth it to risk damaging my PC.

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    fishermanr Ben's cred: 1
    Posted 9:33 am PST 12/25/12

    The site is riddled with links to all kinds of other adware; here's the direct download link:
    http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/download/?id=36781

    As long as you're vigilant during the installation process and don't mind giving out an email address, it seemed to install fine (Windows 8 x64). I did have to pay attention to a variety of requests to install additional bloatware, during and after the installation process and when first launching the product. I'm guessing that the extra software or installation problems some are noticing may be from following an incorrect download link to a different product.

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    benchik Ben's cred: 19
    Posted 9:40 am PST 12/25/12

    Installed w/o problems w/o rebooting. Just uncheck the extra toolbars during the installation and copy-paste the unlock code link into your browser instead clicking on it in the email (thay don't send the code directly).

    SOmeone recommended ChrisPC Free Video Converter as a free alternative:

    http://sur.ly/www.freevideoaudioconverter.com

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    goldenboyfx Ben's cred: 164
    Posted 9:46 am PST 12/25/12

    #1, 2 and 3 need to attend Internet downloading 101. Like #4 and 5 said, if you click on where you're supposed to, you won't have any problems and have a clean install, like I did. The same is applicable for most software online, there will always be a trick button right next to the actual download button.

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3653
    Posted 10:12 am PST 12/25/12

    lol, first you unzip it to create a 2nd copy, at which point it creates a windows temp folder with another copy of setup.exe, which runs to produce another copy of itself as dvrconverter3.msi, then yet another copy of itself as 15f46133.msi, THEN it's ready to start the installation.

    Anyway, the two pieces of bloatware prompts can just be canceled.

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    spamdie Ben's cred: 39
    Posted 10:42 am PST 12/25/12

    The site itself is fine. None of the software installs NO MANDATORY add-on software UNLESS the publisher adds on their own. Giveawayoftheday has an installer wrapper around the program that is timebombed and requires activation that day. IF you read the install instructions for the ADD-ON software that installs the bloat advertisement crap can be bypassed by Unchecking and pressing cancel.

    Just make sure to read the reviews before installing. The people that use the site will weed out baconnaise products fast so you know if you want to bother with it or not.

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    ontheweb Ben's cred: 47
    Posted 11:40 am PST 12/25/12

    The converter seems OK for a basic converter. I converted about a dozen .FLV videos to .MP4 and it worked.

    It does not appear to be hardware/GPU accelerated for its encoding, but it seems to work. When you select files to convert, you may have to select *.* instead of the default file selection in order for files to show up in the selection list.

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    techsupport Ben's cred: 774
    Posted 11:47 am PST 12/25/12

    If you want to avoid all the crapware pitfalls, consider using ffmpeg. It might require some technical skill to use effectively but it's free open source, it's tight and is a proven solution for video conversion. I believe there are also some GUI front-ends written for it if the CLI scares you.

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    Teleman Ben's cred: 291
    Posted 12:30 pm PST 12/25/12

    No issues, just converted some home DVD's did great

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