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New DVD menus, auto-crop, backup in Video Converter 4.0

February 20, 2013

Freemake releases Gold Pack, a set of premium features for Freemake Video Converter, such as:

  • auto-crop function to help users get rid of black bars on videos;
  • new colorful DVD menus for any occasion or event; -
  • possibility to set a custom DVD background;
  • auto-backup option to save any unfinished changes.

Gold Pack is for personal use only. One key comes from one PC only. Any illegal distribution of Gold Pack keys is prohibited.

Get the updated video converter and learn about it on the software homepage.

Let's explore each new option in details.


Have you ever watched a movie with black stripes at the top and the bottom? You've had such an experience, you should know how irritating it can be. Fron now one, you can get rid of them easily. Everything you need to do is to install the recent Freemake software version and follow these steps:

  • Run the freeware on a PC or laptop;
  • Install the Gold pack;
  • Add a media with black bars into the tool;
  • The program will ask you if you want to keep or to delete black kars. Choose the 2nd option;
  • Select one of the output formats;
  • Select one of the ready presets or leave everything as is to save a file with the original quality;
  • Click the Convert blue button to get rid of the bars.

Please note that the utility doesn't delete black stripes if there is any type of the info on them such as logos, titles, subtitles, and so on.

DVD menus for every occasion

From now on, you can create DVDs with your personal movies and choose a colorful menu for each occasion: wedding, cocktail party, birthday, etc.

  • To add a menu to your clip, click "to DVD" option in Freemake utility;
  • Then click on the gray square in the top right corner;
  • Scroll through the available menus;
  • Select the one that suits your media best of all;
  • Click OK and then save a vid to a DVD to enjoy it with a menu.

DVD menu

Custom DVD background

If none of the ready menus fits your movie style, you can add a custom pic as a background. It can be your photo, movie screenshot or a random pic from the Internet. Just make sure it has a good resolution otherwise your menu will be pixelated.

Follow this how-to to set a unique background:

  • Add your films to Freemake tool;
  • Select "to DVD" output choice;
  • Click the grey square with No menu words;
  • Select a menu type for you disc;
  • Click "Use a custom background" at the bottom of the app;
  • Select the pic that you want to use as a menu and click OK to apply it;
  • Encode your movie to a disc with a personal menu.


We all know how horrible it is when you have been working for hours and then suddenly loses your entire project due to PC or program crash. Now you can forget about it forever.

If you activate the Gold Pack, the film converter will automatically save your projects. You can also do it manually by going to the File tab and clicking the Save project option. To load a saved project, click the corresponding button in File.

Please note that only one project can be saved at one time.