Format Factory

Thursday, April 08, 2010 8:00:00 PM Categories: Converters Image
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How many times did you received a file in a format, such as video mp4, and only had software that opened in another format? Just heard about the conversion of audio files, video or image, many people already have chills. It really is not a simple task ... if you do not have the right tool! To our luck, Format Factory is a program that converts almost all formats to all formats. And it is very easy to use.

 

 

 

What good one media converter

Currently there is a lot of formats of audio files (mp3, wma ...), video (wmv, mp4 ...) and photo (JPG, PNG .. ..) To perform a type of music or video, your player must have the necessary codecs. In other words, he must 'know' that file format. The same analogy applies to viewers.

If you do not have the necessary codecs, you can not play the file. In this case, you have 3 options: install the necessary codecs (very difficult); install another program that supports this new format (redundancy applications), or convert the new format to a format that your player recognizes.

The simplest case, and recommended, is to have a media converter, which allows us to convert files in formats not supported by our media programs in formats supported.

For example, if you have Windows Media Player (installed with Windows), you can play audio files in MP3 and video files in WMV format. If you receive any file, whether audio or video that is not in this format - and has no other program that can play it - you can use the Format Factory and shortly will be hearing their music or seeing your videos!

 

Installation and License

Format Factory installation is trivial, and the program is free. Download the installation program from the Internet, and proceed with the installation standard (but see the note below on the final screen of installation).

Program Site: http://www.formatoz.com/

Note: On the final installation, the program prompts you to install Shortcuts and Toolbars. Uncheck these options!

Note: On the final installation, the program prompts you to install Shortcuts and Toolbars. Uncheck these options!

If by chance the main link does not work, use other links to partner sites (sites for popular downloads, displayed as mirror).

 

Program Interface

Considering the amount of functions that the Format Conversion Factory has, we can consider the interface very simple to use.

From very quickly we have:

(1) Navigation: where you choose the file format that you want to convert (without worrying about what is the input format !);

(2) Buttons: How to Start button, which initiates the conversion of selected files.

(3) Outlook: the files selected for conversion.

To illustrate, let's convert a file from one format to another.

 

Converting a file (any format to WMV format)

Suppose you have a video file in MP4 format. If in your case, like mine, you do not have a program that has such an associated file, and try to open it for example by double clicking in Windows Explorer, you receive a message stating that you need to find a program to open this type of file.

 

To solve the problem, we convert the file to WMV format (Windows Media Player that recognizes). On the main screen, click All to WMV (1).

 

In the screen that will appear, click Output Settings (2) to choose the output settings.

 

If you want, this is where you change any settings, like quality video output. Otherwise, leave the default options (and click OK).

 

Clicking Add File (3) you choose (s) file (s) you want to convert.

 

In our case, we choose the video (test_video.mp4) and clicking OK. Then we returned to the Home screen, where, to convert the video by clicking Start (4). Note that it is listed.

Pronto! To open the converted file to WMV, navigate to the output directory, which incidentally you can configure by clicking the Option (5), or go directly to this output directory by clicking Output Folder (6).

A nice feature is the option of editing the files listed for conversion. Select a file, and click the Option button (5). A new window will appear that allows you to crop including some specific stretches, such as to remove any initial video advertisement.

 

Converting an audio file (any format to MP3 format)

All the characteristics shown above apply to converting audio files. For example, when we receive a file in WMA format, we can convert it to MP3 format simply by following the same procedure to the one shown above - only now by clicking the All to MP3

 

Converting an audio file (any format to MP3 format)

All the characteristics shown above apply to converting audio files. For example, when we receive a file in WMA format, we can convert it to MP3 format simply by following the same procedure to the one shown above - only now by clicking the All to MP3 (1)

 

Converting an image file (any format to JPG format)

In a process very similar to the format conversion of audio and video, we can convert image files. To convert any image file to JPG format, click on All to JPG (1).

 

An interesting feature here is that editing the image files you can manually provide new values of size and other data to the output file. To do this, click the Output Settings, as we did when we convert the video.

 

Other features

In addition to the conversion of audio, video and image, Format Factory allows you to work with ISO files, CD and DVD, and other advanced editing functions. However, these functions will not speak here today, but feel free to explore them.

 

Conclusion

This was a brief summary of the software Format Factory, an excellent program converter for virtually all media formats for all major formats available. Without a doubt, is one of the free converters more efficient and complete that exist. More details can be found in the help file of the program and the manual.

We hope you've enjoyed. If you have any doubts, find the answers posting your comments in the blog or via our support via chat or email.

Till our next meeting, and remember: Your success is our success!