smallvideosoft are liars - it is not free

If you remember, I posted a techtip about how to convert youtube videos into mp3 files a few weeks ago using the Freez FLV to MP3 converter.

I thought that this was an amazing software, it does the job with just a few clicks and it allows the user to make some slight modifications to the output file. And most importantly this software is FREE. That's what I thought. Why wouldn't I? says it is. Here's a screen shot of the software info page from that states that this software is free:

Note that it says that it's FREE with NO LIMITATIONS.

Then I decided to visit the SMALLVideoSoft website. Even the manufacturer's site says it's free. Here's what they show you at their website:

Why would anyone think otherwise right? Turns out, it's not really true. So this is what happened.

One day, when I fired up the FLV to MP3 Converter application, I saw this screen.

It told me to register. If I click the "Later", the application just shuts off. Fuck. Then I occurred to me, what's the harm in registering anyways right? It's free right? I might even leave a comment on their website saying how good their software is.

So, I relaunched the application. Clicked on the link like good bitch that I am, it brought me to the registration page, which looks like this:

I filled in the necessary details. I even used my real email address. Made sure that I un-clicked "received news" box, and then I click the "Register Now" button. Keeping my fingers crossed, and hopefully I'll be on my way.

The next screen I saw was the this screen:

Fuck! Imagine my surprise you can't really click on the for FREE option. They stated that
(The free registration has been closed for the huge website traffic.)

I'm thinking, why the fuck couldn't they put this on the registration page itself. It would have saved me the hassle of registering. Why they fuck would they allow people to register if they are not going give people the registration code for free anyway? They could have disabled the fucking registration function.

Now I'm guessing, they probably want to collect my email and sell it to some spamming company. I noticed that they never said anything on their website that they are going to keep their customer's emails to themselves. FUCK!


I blame myself for being a dumbass!

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At Dec 30, 2007, 11:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had this same thing happen to me yesterday......:( I thought I found the perfect converter. Now I don't know what to do.  

At Dec 31, 2007, 10:01:00 AM, Blogger mellowed blues said...

I feel you. I actually found another tool that you could use to convert the FLV files to mp3. Please check out my post on Another Way To Make MP3 from YouTube.  

At Oct 7, 2008, 3:00:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Thanks for the info, I was considering getting this product about a half hour ago.

Thought I should do a little poking around. Glad I did.

Seems a bit more research is in order.


At Dec 18, 2008, 11:10:00 PM, Blogger Airam Bio said...

It passed one complete year and the smallvideosoft site remains the same: no free registrations allowed, and the same need of informing our real email to find out that they are not going to give a register.  

At Feb 7, 2009, 8:41:00 AM, Blogger mellowed blues said...

Guys, try using Riva FLV Converter.  

At Aug 19, 2009, 4:16:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At Aug 19, 2009, 4:18:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Name: Peter Schwarz
Code: 8150-5990-6688-0300-4697-0002-3665  

At Nov 20, 2009, 5:40:00 AM, Anonymous LinuxSux said...

As a desperate Linux user looking for a way to convert Youtube flvs to mp3, after having gone through piles of crap with misc Linux garbage programs, I was glad to stumble upon Freez, which I can run in a windows emulator. Loading all selected files may take a few retries, but otherwise it works perfectly and produces HQ mp3s. Definitely worth the $15, provided there's no hidden expiry (we'll see). Selling it as free in the first place as a trap for payng customers is of course loathsome, and using it goes against each and every one of my "Free Software" principles, but I'm glad I got the thing anyway. Did some 1500 flvs today after days of struggling with ffmpeg and other crap. It did take a load off my shoulder. Sorry guys/gals, but the software rocks, and that's all I'm interested in right now.  

At Feb 18, 2010, 4:20:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

use sandboxie to run it.  

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