Introduction: How to Change File Format Through CMD

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THIS TRICK SHOWS YOU THAT HOW TO CHANGE FILE FORMAT THROUGH CMD WITHOUT USING ANY EXTERNAL SOFTWARES.

YOU CAN CHANGE FILES LIKE:

.txt to .mp3 , .mp3 to .doc , .apk to .mp3 and etc.....

THIS TRICK WOULD BE VERY USEFUL FOR THOSE USERS WHO WANT TO HIDE THEIR FILES IN A WAY TO NOT CATCH EASILY OR BY THE USERS WHO WANT TO SEND FILES IN THEIR DESIRED FORMAT IN A PARTICULAR PLATFORM, WHICH THEY COULD NOT PERFORM DUE TO DIFFERENT PLATFORM'S RULES...AND SO MANY REASONS MORE....

I ALREADY GIVEN EVERY STEPS IN PIC ITSELF SO NO FURTHER DESCRIPTION REQUIRED..

OR YOU CAN CHECKOUT THE TUROTIAL HERE:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcI2iktGmOg&list=UU8_6tAgfS9QUfeXk_iPFznw

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Comments

Charlesberry (author)2017-05-02

Nice guide, but this way can only change the media file extension, not media format. Sometimes it will crash the file. As to convert audio/video, I'd recommend Acethinker Video Converter which I have used for many years. It's a free web-based application to convert media files, you don't have to install anything.

radznjason2011 (author)2014-10-23

+1 for this instructable for using both vlc and the command line!!!

While I think it's good to know the command line and applaud you for trying to spread it's use, this doesn't require it. You can just right click and rename it from whatever gui file manager you have. On windows there might be some confusion for some if file extensions are hidden.

I also applaud the use of VLC. While I don't use windows much, I suppose this might seem to convert because VLC might not care what extension is on the file like some programs do, it probably determine the type of file and plays it regardless of the extension. I'm only guessing that how it works in windows.

For real file conversions, I suggest taking a look at some conversion programs. I think ffmpeg runs on windows and you run it from the command line.

mstone25 (author)2014-10-23

you aren't changing the format, only the file name extension

carlos66ba (author)mstone252014-10-23

Very true. This is not useful. If you need to convert a music format, get the free Audacity application (it is excellent). For video I am not so familiar but VLC has some options. For images, well... infinite possibilities.

rimar2000 (author)mstone252014-10-23

+1

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