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File Conversion

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What is a File Converter

A file converter is a simple tool that allows the individual to easily compress and convert one or more files with the aid of the contest menu on both mobile devices and desktop computers. Most of the available file converters out there are absolutely free and they mostly come with very light interface, which helps to keep the application pleasant to use. It is interesting to know that the file converter can be customized for easy addition or removal of conversion presets in the files context menus. The customization also makes it easy to edit the existing file to change the conversion options.

If you find your file in a particular format that none of the programs on your computer support or will open, you will find the file converter very useful in this situation. Some file converters are available for free use, while some other ones will cost you some money. The file converter will help to convert the file another format that can be easily opened on your computer. This is a common issue and can be easily resolved by using the file converter.

There are different types of file converters and we will consider some of them in the remaining part of this write-up.

Various types of file converters

Video converter

Video converters are reliable for converting video files from one format to another. Most of the video converters around the place support many popular video formats and they can convert these files to any of the supported formats, some of which are highlighted below:

  • WMV
  • SWF
  • MPG
  • MP4
  • MOV
  • MKV
  • V4V
  • FLV
  • F4V
  • DIVX
  • AVI
  • 3GP

You can also use the file converters to convert BD and DVD movies into any other convenient video format, be it AVI, FLV, MP4 or any other. What is more, video converters can work both on mobile devices and desktop computers.

Audio converter

Audio converters, as the name implies, is a program that can convert audio files from one form to another. Many of the available programs built for this purpose can convert audio files into any of the popular formats, like WMA, WAV, MP3, M4A, OGG, FLAC and so on. You can also trust some audio file converters to extract audio information from video files. Many of the available audio file converters are free to use; many of them are also available as web-based audio converters. As a result, they can be used right inside your web browser without downloading anything. You will, therefore, not end up adding more burdens to your device's storage. Bear in mind that both the web-based and the app-based versions of these audio converters are available both on mobile devices and desktop computers.

Image converter

Image converters are used to convert images from one format to another. There are different types of image converters available online today. You can access them both on your mobile device and desktop computers. Just like any of the file converters already discussed above, image converters can either be web-based or app-based. Many of the available image converters can be sued to convert both common and rare images from one form to another. These image converters are reliable of reconverting images to other formats, like WMF, TIF, RAW, PSD, PNG, PDF, PCX, JPG, ICO, GIF, EMF, BMP and so on.

Many of the available image converters come with the batch operation, which means you can easily convert many files into different formats at the same time. You can get any of the image file converters for free, but you may have to pay for some other ones.

Document converter

Document converters are other types of file converters worthy of consideration. If you have any document that you cannot access on your device and you want to open it, simply get any of the document converters to get the job done. Some document converters can be assessed for free online, while you will be required to pay for some other ones. Funny enough, the free ones can be as useful as the paid ones. The document converters can convert files like presentation, database, spreadsheet and even word processing; these files can be converted to several others. Many of the document converters out there can convert files from one form to another, like XLSX, XLS, WKS, TXT, TIF, PPTX, PPT, PDF, DOCX, DOC and so on. You can also use some document converters to convert image formats to text-based files, which will permit easy editing of the information; this is referred to as Optical Character Recognition.

 

Other types of file converters

Not all files are documents, images, audios and videos. There are some other types of files that may need to be converted from one form to another by using file converters. Some of the less popular types of file converters are:

  • Disc Image Converter, examples of which are IMG, ISO and so on.
  • Font converters, examples of which are DFONT, OTF, TTF and so on
  • Compressed File Converters, examples of which are CAB, 7Z, RAR and ZIP

There are several other rare file converters aside from the ones mentioned above. Many of them are available for free download, while some other ones are paid file converters. The cost is usually very low. Despite the rare nature of these other file converters, they are accessible both on mobile devices and desktop computers. They can also be accessed as web-based or software-based. It is also important to note that most software-based or app-based file converters are very small in size and will not occupy much space on your device when downloaded.

 

Conclusion

Before you download any of the file converters, first find out if the source is reliable or not. Some file converters may introduce malware or spyware to your device and this can spell doom for your security and privacy. It is also important to read up reviews about that file converter before you download it. The reviews will give you an idea about the reliability of the file converter. It is not advisable to download it if the reviews are not encouraging.

 

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