A free file converter
Format Factory is a free, comprehensive multimedia file converter software for personal or commercial use. It allows users to change the format or file extension of a video, audio, image, or text file for it to run on a different application or operating system.
Convert multimedia formats
Some files run well on their original apps or in a Windows Operating System but get stuck or won't open with other applications or in a Mac OS. Not all apps or operating systems support or recognize all file extensions.
Your files are not erased, even if you can't see them on your file explorer. If they do appear, you will see a blank box or a question mark where the file icon should be. You'll get your files back if you change their format into one your OS can recognize or that you can open with an application installed on your computer.
The all-purpose Format Factory free download can also reduce the size of heavy files. Certain formats shrink files without sacrificing the quality of the content. This is convenient for making backups of your digital information so that more files can fit in a USB key, CD-ROM, DVD, or Blu Ray.
Video file formats for PC, web, and smartphones
The MP4 file type is perfect for downloading Internet videos or copying DVDs to your computer. For uploading your aficionado videos for web distribution, you'll want to consider changing MP4s to MPG files with the Format Factory free app. You should convert your old phone's 3GP videos into MP4 so you can play them on a newer phone.
To make sure your PC videos can play on your tablet, you can use the format converter application to turn Flash FLV files, Windows WMV files, and Shockwave SWF files into one-size-fits-all AVI files or MP4s.
Audio formats for different purposes
Are you upset because you are about to lose all your beloved Quicktime song files when you change your old Macbook for a new Windows PC? Don't worry. You'll have no trouble playing your favorite songs if you use Format Factory for Mac to change your WAV song files to the universal MP3 format, which plays on any device.
If you need high quality audio of a phone conversation to present as evidence, you may want to convert the AMR codec into an AAC Advanced Audio Coding file that will run in a sound editor and can break audio into front and background tracks.
Image files for every project
Let's say you want to turn a JPG camera image into part of a TGA Truecolor animation video for a professional animation project. You want to cut that image and paste it into the video file, but it needs to be in the same format for the video editor to paste it. You can convert that JPG image with the Format Factory software.
If you need small size but the best quality image for an ad, try changing a scanned TIF image into a PNG with no copyright limitations and a transparent background. Same if you want to lower the bit-size of a big BMP bitmap on your PC to a much smaller JPG you can use on your website. The File Factory converter takes care of compression.
What if you have a two-frame GIF animation you want to use as an icon instead of a button? It doesn't have the right ICO format for that. You'll need to use your format converter. And if you want a Watermark file of your company logo to appear as background on your newsletter? Turn that ICO image into a WordArt watermark.
Easy PDF conversion for editing
If you want to extract an image from a PDF file you've downloaded, or edit the text in Word, the Format Factory app has a tool for that. The Portable Data Format secures the presentation of the page content exactly as you see it on the computer screen. It will not let you edit.
PDFs are great for printing or posting online, preventing anyone from making changes. If you want to edit or copy an element of the page onto a different file, convert it to a Microsoft Word DOC or DOCX file, or TXT text file, or save an extracted image as a JPG.
Combining different files into one
Besides supporting all the file formats for video, audio, image, and text mentioned above, Format Factory is AVI-Mux enabled. This means the application can combine two or more videos into one longer movie, several soundtracks into continuous audio, and different scenes of subtitles into a text file. It's a lifesaver for backups.
The software allows you to store all your files on a DVD, CD, or USB key for you to take your multimedia wherever you go. If you want to save hard drive space, Format Factory Portable lets you download the application straight into a removable device without having to install it in your computer.
Find the file that fits best
The robust, multifunctional tool Format Factory comes with a free Windows download and can convert all popular multimedia file formats for video, audio, image, and text. It's a big help in our current format-diverse digital world. Whether you are a computer-savvy pro or a fan of YouTube videos and good music, a format conversion tool can make your life more comfortable.
Format converters can save you hard drive space and money since you won't have to buy more apps to run different types of files. If you would like to compare various conversion applications and decide which one you prefer, you can try the Wondershare converter, XMedia Recode, and its portable version, or Freemake, as each has a unique platform.