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What is ffmpeg.exe?

Ffmpeg.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if ffmpeg.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Ffmpeg.exe file information

The process known as ConvertHelper (version 2.2)

belongs to software Videora iPod Converter or PSP Video (version 9) or Pazera Free (version MP4 to AVI Converter) or DVD Flick or Media Converter SA Edition or Uninstall or Videora iPod touch Converter or PS3 Video (version 9)

by Vuze or DownloadHelper (www.downloadhelper.net).

Description: Ffmpeg.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. ffmpeg.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 3,623,424 bytes (8% of all occurrences), 4,720,128 bytes and 21 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/ffmpeg.exe.html 
The process has no file description. The program has no visible window. The ffmpeg.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you experience any issues with installation of ffmpeg.exe, you can also remove the entire program DVD Flick or PSP Video 9 using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify ffmpeg.exe related errors

If ffmpeg.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files", the security rating is 53% dangerous. The file size is 113,664 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 285,240 bytes, 103,936 bytes or 114,176 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file.
The developer Dvdvideosoft provides an update site and an uninstaller (Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Free Studio version 2013 or Uninstall).

If ffmpeg.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 62% dangerous. The file size is 4,755,968 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 7,282,688 bytes. There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file.

If ffmpeg.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 56% dangerous. The file size is 6,562,304 bytes.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ffmpeg.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ffmpeg.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Encoding Program for AVI to DVD
Freier Audio/Video Konverter
  stek   (further information)
It's a media converter
  Jake   (further information)
this is a AVI to DVD converter running
It's the File converter found in the Youtube Downloader application
its from a video converter
DVD Videosoft uses this,can't convert without it
DVD Coach avi to DVD converter, needed file if you are using software to burn or copy a DVD from AVI format, you will find this process running
It is the main process in converting media files. Completely harmless
File for PS3 video converter. Can eat up a lot of resources while running.
It's harmless to me, i have videora ipod converter
free program to covert videos into Ipod format, it's handy, but CPU hog. Good free program IMO
A program used to convert lots of types of file to iPod format.
it's from youtube converter, but what happens to me is it asks me whether i want to send error report because it stopped working properly if i click send error report or dont send my whole pc crashes :/
runs if streaming media to xbox360 slows computer down
Vuze uses this to transcode videos for PS3 playback
flatlines my cpu, process stops when YouTube Clip Extractor finishes its download
It is a safe file that requires no user imput. It is often used a internel process from a program tha is converting media.
Completely harmless. A DOS command-line-interface freeware video converter.
  Paul A. Charon  
i know its a video codec but i thought its a spyware or adaware if they attached into your downloaded file even it not necessary this ffmeg act like a codec but the real thing its a spyware
Air video server uses this aswell.
It is being used by vuze to convert video for xbox playback. keeping my processor at 100%!!
Harmless, useful and free video convertor IMO. It only hogs because video files are usually large.
it converts video into meg4's
Seems to be used by Motion Man video converter too. Uses up a lot of memory space and slows my pc. That is about all I know
FFmpeg is a complete solution to record, convert and stream audio and video
Media convertor
Mine is active only when I am converting mp4 files to AVI
Seems to be included in Serviio
It is a nessisity for extension conversions. But there is a Trojan horse under the same name.
It takes up 79% CPU Usage. Not very good for your computer.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ffmpeg.exe: based on 42 votes with 31 user comments.
14 users think ffmpeg.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 10 users think it's probably harmless. 13 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users suspect danger. 2 users think ffmpeg.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade ffmpeg.exe ("not sure about it").

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