How to convert formats?

Converting audio and video files is often necessary in order to be able to play these files on various devices. In order not to face such an annoying problem as the incompatibility of the player and the file format, consider the methods of converting media files.

To change the format of a video file, you can use special programs or online services. Let's take a closer look at each of these two methods with specific examples.

How to convert formats using programs?

Here are some programs with which you can change the formats of audio and video files:

  • Movavi Converter;
  • Format Factory.

The principle of operation of these programs is very similar, therefore, we consider the action algorithm using the example of Movavi Converter. This program is especially convenient in that it allows you to convert video not only to wmv, avi, mp4, mov or mkv formats, but also has ready profiles for converting video for devices such as iPhone, iPad, iPod, XBOX 360 and Sony PSP. In the field of audio conversion, it has the same wide opportunities. For example, it can be used to convert to mp3, flac, wma, wav and ogg formats.

You can download this program. So, after installing and running the program, you need to load into it the file that we want to convert. In case we need to convert a video file, in the upper left corner of the program click “Add Video”, and in the case of audio “Add Audio”. Select the desired file and click "Open."

Expand the "Convert" list and select "Profiles for formats" there. A list of formats into which this file can be converted appears.

If you need to make any quality settings for a new file, you need to go to the "Settings" section. There you can set the width and height for the video, the bitrate for audio, the duration of the new media file, and other parameters that may affect the quality of the file.

Choose the format you need and the directory for saving the video or audio in the new format (by default, the video will be saved on the C drive in the Movavi Library folder) After everything is selected and defined, click "Start", and the conversion process will begin.

Convert audio and video online

You can convert audio and video directly in the browser window on sites:

In order to convert video or audio on these sites, you need to go to the video or audio converter page and select a new format there,which should have the file after the conversion is completed.

Next on the page of the converter you need to click "Upload file" If this is a video and it is on the Internet, then you need to copy its URL and paste it into the appropriate line. Now we set the parameters for the new file. For video, these are width and height, duration, sound and image quality, rotation. For audio, these are bit rate, sample rate, audio channels, and duration. If you do not need to change anything, you can immediately start the conversion process.

After all the settings, click "Convert file" and wait for the conversion to finish. After the process is complete, download the file to your computer and check the result of the conversion.