Free file format conversion tool

screenshot of Format Factory

Formats, formats, formats…. We're awash in multimedia content: images, audio, video. Do you have the right tools to deal with all of the different file formats? In other words, if you download "X", can you look at it, listen to it, or play it? How about putting it on your iPod, iPhone, or PSP? Not necessarily—you may need to convert that file to a different format.

Format Factory is a free media converter that can convert just about anything into just about anything else. Along with file conversions, the authors say that you can use this tool to repair broken audio and video files, as well as reducing their sizes. You can also tweak picture files, flipping and rotating images. Ripping DVDs for backup or archival purposes is supported too.

The authors are working to make this tool available to as many folks as possible. It is currently available in over a dozen languages, but if you're fluent in one that they haven't localized for yet, they're eager for you to give them a hand with that as well.

Format Factory is a Windows application.

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One Response to “Free file format conversion tool”

  1. y0himba says:

    I was really suspicious of this a month ago when I first downloaded it, but now, I am hooked. The GUI is ugly and clunky, but it works, period, and has no spyware or adware attached to it.

    Incredible and useful video encoder/transcoder, and does just about everything.