[Editor’s Note: Occasionally, we will repost a previously published article on the blog. Our community is growing quickly and that means this might be new to a lot of folks. This was originally posted on May 28, 2009. It was written by Will deBock. And yes, I still use this program regularly!]
Sometimes you need to convert one file format to another, especially in the world of Web 2.0 technologies. There certainly are a lot of choices to look at for this functionally — free desktop products, commercial desktop products, shareware (low-cost desktop products) and online free and $ services. I have looked a number of times and often have gotten confused. I want low-cost, easy-to-use and simple!
I have found a product that I am going to keep around for a while. (I ran it through its basic paces, but considering I don’t use it everyday, I didn’t do an all-out product review.) Format Factory by Freetime seems to do all the regular stuff I need to convert. For example:
- windows media video to flash,
- MS Wav audio files to MP3,
- Quicktime to mp4 (for ipods and cell phones).
I’ll see you, in multiple formats, on the web!