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Format Factory Portable

#1 Post by 3K3 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:08 am

Format Factory Portable

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I’m sharing my launcher for Format Factory and a guide how to make portable package.



About Format Factory
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Format Factory is a multifunctional media converter.
Provides functions below:
All to MP4/3GP/MPG/AVI/WMV/FLV/SWF.
All to MP3/WMA/AMR/OGG/AAC/WAV.
All to JPG/BMP/PNG/TIF/ICO/GIF/TGA.
Rip DVD to video file , Rip Music CD to audio file.
MP4 files support iPod/iPhone/PSP/BlackBerry format.
Supports RMVB,Watermark, AV Mux.

Format Factory's Feature:
1 support converting all popular video,audio,picture formats to others.
2 Repair damaged video and audio file.
3 Reducing Multimedia file size.
4 Support iphone,ipod multimedia file formats.
5 Picture converting supports Zoom,Rotate/Flip,tags.
6 DVD Ripper.
7 Supports 62 languages

OS requirements: All Windows OS


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About the Launcher
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- Launcher makes Format Factory fully portable.
- Supports relative paths (Output folder,...).
- Automatically backups/restores configuration files.
- Integrates Format Factory Portable into shell (Send To option).



Guide
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- Extract 'FFP_Launcher.zip' to location of your choice (USB,...).
- If you have already installed Format Factory, copy all folders and files from the installed location into Format Factory Portable -> FormatFactory folder in your portable package.
- If you do not have Format Factory on your computer, download the installer into Format Factory Portable -> Update folder. Run the launcher and follow wizard instructions.
Note: This method requires admin rights.

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Use 'FormatFactory(P).exe' in Format Factory Portable folder to start Format Factory Portable.



How to Update Format Factory Portable Package
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Download the installer into Format Factory Portable -> Update folder. Run the launcher and follow wizard instructions.
Note: Installing update requires admin rights.


Format Factory Portable Settings
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'Settings' file (Profile folder in your portable package) holds Format Factory Portable's settings. Launcher backups Settings file automatically.
To restore Format Factory Portable settings from backup, delete 'Settings' file.
To create new Format Factory Portable settings backup file, delete 'Settings.bak' file.



Format Factory Portable Shell Integration
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Launcher integrates Format Factory Portable into shell: adds Format Factory Portable option to Send To menu.
Send To menu option is always available while Format Factory Portable is running.
To use Send To menu option even when Format Factory Portable is not running, enable 'Send To Shortcut' option in 'Launcher.ini' (Format Factory Portable -> Profile):
[Format Factory]
Send To Shortcut=1



Launcher Download
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Format Factory Portable (Launcher)
MD5: 9BD8B6EE44FD375C986D350B2BA45C5D (zip archive)



Enjoy!

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Re: Format Factory Portable

#2 Post by joby_toss » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:39 am

Thank you very much for this!
Format Factory is my preferred tool for the video converting job, mainly because it offers deinterlacing and adding video logo options. Only one thing I'm sad about: it doesn't support DXVA, so it's much slower on my system than Freemake Video Converter (which adds a watermark at the end of every longer than 5 minutes video, by the way, starting with version 4.0.4 IIRC).

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Re: Format Factory download

#3 Post by Midas » Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:31 am

Format Factory Softpedia glowing review (including adware warning) and alternative download link:

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Re: Format Factory Portable

#4 Post by 3K3 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:36 am

joby_toss wrote:Thank you very much for this!
Format Factory is my preferred tool for the video converting job, mainly because it offers deinterlacing and adding video logo options. Only one thing I'm sad about: it doesn't support DXVA, so it's much slower on my system than Freemake Video Converter (which adds a watermark at the end of every longer than 5 minutes video, by the way, starting with version 4.0.4 IIRC).
You are very welcome and thank you for sharing your thoughts. :D

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Re: Format Factory Portable

#5 Post by loin2kolpotoru » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:53 pm

Thank you for the launcher but i have a question - how we can run
format factory portable in a pc where where don't have administrative
access to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2005, so how we can run it
without need to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2005.

For example audacity official version don't run without installing
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 but the portable version can run without
installing Microsoft Visual C++ 2008.

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Re: Format Factory Portable

#6 Post by 3K3 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:24 pm

loin2kolpotoru wrote:Thank you for the launcher but i have a question - how we can run
format factory portable in a pc where where don't have administrative
access to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2005, so how we can run it
without need to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2005.
FF doesn’t require Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 to run (XP 32-bit, 8.1 64-bit).

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Re: Format Factory Portable

#7 Post by loin2kolpotoru » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:36 pm

I have tested format factory V3.1.1 it dose not run without vc which version you have tested ?

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Re: Format Factory Portable

#8 Post by 3K3 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:27 am

loin2kolpotoru wrote:I have tested format factory V3.1.1 ...
My suggestion: try the latest version (3.3.1.0).

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Re: Format Factory Portable

#9 Post by joby_toss » Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:40 am

The required libraries are supplied with FF:

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Re: Format Factory Portable

#10 Post by loin2kolpotoru » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:55 am

3K3 wrote: My suggestion: try the latest version (3.3.1.0).
Thanks the new version works without vc.

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Re: Format Factory Portable

#11 Post by kuihdez » Sun May 03, 2015 5:18 am

any updates on this ?

the launcher is no longer accessible

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Re: Format Factory Portable

#12 Post by KJD » Sun May 03, 2015 5:41 am

Seems to be a mediafire problem

using Internet Explorer kept asking to "fix" download
Using FireFox portable it "worked" with a hiccup on second request
file downloaded 227kb as advertised and opens as zip

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Re: Format Factory Portable

#13 Post by shnbwmn » Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:47 am

I've always found Format Factory to be mediocre at best. It tries to do everything but ends up doing nothing particularly well. The difference becomes obvious when using other, specialised tools and comparing it to FF's output. The program is also unstable and finicky when handed large jobs.

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Re: Format Factory Portable

#14 Post by kuihdez » Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:26 am

any other suggestion ?

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Re: Format Factory Portable

#15 Post by shnbwmn » Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:16 am

kuihdez wrote:any other suggestion ?
For a good "all-in-one"-type converter program? No. Not that I can think of right now anyway. That's the territory of FreeStudio and other "Free [task] Converter" developers.

Format Factory and the like are intended for quick-and-dirty converting. They're meant for people who don't want to fiddle with complicated settings and download/learn/use many different programs. In that they do well. But if you care about quality, then by all means look around the database (and other sites). You'll find gems like TEncoder/TAudioConverter, AvantiGUI, XnConvert, Faststone Photo Resizer, ImgBurn, AnyBurn, MediaCoder, Pazera Audio Extractor, Freac, XMedia Recode, ImBatch, SUPER, etc etc. All of these and many others specialise in a few tasks and do them well.

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