Format Package

Format Package

Free
Fast video downloader and converter with DVD-ripping capabilities
3.0  (4 votes)
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Format Package is a three-in-one video converter, online video downloader, and DVD ripper wrapped up in a tabbed, easy-to-use interface. Its support for all known video formats and its convenient device-based list of output profiles make it a versatile video tool suitable for all potential users. Among its many other assets, Format Package supports batch conversion and download, and it is capable of downloading and converting online videos in one single operation.

This excellent free tool comes with all the features you need to download your favorite files from all the most widely used video sites, such as Vimeo, YouTube, Dailymotion, etc. All you need to do is copy the corresponding URL to the clipboard, and the program will open a download dialog where you can not choose whether to download the video file only or convert it on the fly to the output format of your choice. Among the many conversion options provided, you can choose to isolate the audio stream and save it in the audio format of your choice, including the ubiquitous MP3.

FLV, Ogg, WMV, AVI, VOB, and MP4 are but a few of the long list of input and output formats supported. If you’re not too sure about which is best for your favorite playback device, you can always browse the extensive choice of device-based output profiles and take your pick. Once selected, you can customize the output to fit your specific requirements by tweaking the advanced settings provided for each profile. The catalog of output profiles – complete with the advanced settings that go with each of them – is available for both the download and the conversion tasks.

The DVD-ripping option will let you back up your favorite DVDs to an internal or external drive, as well as to transform your favorite flicks into smaller and easy-to-carry-around video files for you to enjoy in most handheld devices. You can choose to rip a specific track only, together with the audio and subtitle streams that you prefer.

Format Package offers you at no cost richer functionality than the one offered by many commercial video converters, DVD rippers, and video downloading utilities. This program not only presents you with all three tools in one single package – it also provides you with batch conversion and download capabilities, a wide range of supported media formats, and an attractive and intuitive interface that anyone can use.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Clearly organized interface.
  • Supports all known formats for the output.
  • Wide array of output profiles organized by device.
  • Downloads entire YouTube playlists and channels.
  • Downloads and converts video in one single operation

Cons

  • No BD-ripping capabilities
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