Alright, so it doesn’t have the best name in the world: Free AVI MP4 WMV MPEG Video Joiner. In fact, I kind of hate the name, but it is a neat concept. The ability to join together video files regardless of format type is extremely helpful. On top of that, the program supports more file types than what the name would have you believe. However, good on paper doesn’t mean good in reality. Is this program good in reality? Let’s find out.
WHAT IS IT AND WHAT DOES IT DO
Free AVI MP4 WMV MPEG Video Joiner is a free program that allows you to join video files together, regardless of their format type. Despite what its name might lead you to believe, it supports more than just the file types listed.
- Supports the joining of the following video types: AVI, WMV, MOV, MP4, FLV, SWF, MPEG, RM, DIVX, XVID, and 3GP
- Allows you to move the videos around after adding them so you can choose what order they will be joined together in
- Allows you to select what format you want the newly joined video to become
- Choose the folder where the video output is placed
- Installer offers other programs during installation (aka crapware). Simply click “custom” and uncheck all boxes of the programs you don’t want to download.
- Extremely long conversion and joining time
During installation, you will have to deal with both the Softonic downloader and the Free AVI MP4 WMV MPEG Video Joiner installer trying to get you to install other programs. I hate this as much as you do, but really it’s not that hard to avoid. They make it very simple to click “custom” and unselect all of the programs you don’t want.
Now that we have that out of the way, let’s talk about the program. Free AVI MP4 WMV MPEG Video Joiner is a program that allows you to join videos together. However, unlike other video joiners I have used in the past, this one does not require that the video files be of the same format. You can also choose which format you want the newly joined video to become.
So, let’s say you are going to join an AVI video with an MP4. After you select the two videos and hit next, you will come to a screen that will ask you to select what you want the file output to be. You can also choose where you want the output video file to be placed.
Out of all of the video formats I tested, I had no problem getting the program to work. That being said, I do have one major complaint, and that is the conversion and joining time. See, the program apparently works by simply converting the videos you want to join into what output file type you select. I assumed this is how the program would work after reading about it. What I did not expect is how SLOW it was. The conversion and joining time is so slow it makes the program not even worth your time. It would be quicker to convert the videos yourself and use another program to join together videos of the same file type.
CONCLUSION AND DOWNLOAD LINK
In short, Free AVI MP4 WMV MPEG Video Joiner gets a big no-no from me. I cannot recommend a program that takes this long to convert a few short video clips and join them together. This program is simply not worth the hassle of downloading… even if it is free! Instead, iff you are looking for an excellent free video joiner, check out All Free Video Joiner.
Version reviewed: 5.0.2
Supported OS: Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Download size: 6.38MB
VirusTotal malware scan results: 2/46
Is it portable? No