Not sure where the OP is, but...
- Yes - FreeMake comes with Malware, which can be avoided if you're as sneaky as them! That "blank" screen isn't (if you scroll down). I'd ditch it anyway & its associated crud.
You mentioned VLC Player - VLC has a Convert/Save function. I've never used it, so can't offer advice.
, which is open-source rather than "freeware" is one of the best conversion options, in my view (& doesn't come with nasties). It gives you excellent control of output quality.
For downloading videos from YouTube & other sites, I've been using 4K VideoDownloader
for some years now. One of its options is to download original quality (i.e. the best available).
- I'm surprised at the statement: Powerdirector does not use the K-lite codec pack or any external codec pack. Powerdirector uses it own internal codecs
, given the number of PDR users who've resolved decoding errors by installing external codecs. N.B. Given that PDR 15 does not have QT installed by default, QT would be considered an "external codec". Its presence allows me to use alpha channel video. Without it? No go.
Cheers - Tony
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