Introduction: How to Convert Any Media File Into Its Different Formats

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There are different media file converters which we can use. 

On the web, my favorite online media converter is:

In this simple tutorial, we will use the “Format Factory” which is an amazing universal media file converter.

You can download it at:

The above website introduce its downloadable software with the following words:

"Format Factory is a multifunctional media converter.
Provides functions below:
Rip DVD to video file , Rip Music CD to audio file.
MP4 files support iPod/iPhone/PSP/BlackBerry format.
Supports RMVB,Watermark, AV Mux.

Format Factory's Feature:
1 support converting all popular video,audio,picture formats to others.
2 Repair damaged video and audio file.
3 Reducing Multimedia file size.
4 Support iphone,ipod multimedia file formats.
5 Picture converting supports Zoom,Rotate/Flip,tags.
6 DVD Ripper.
7 Supports 56 languages"

The good news?

Format Factory is absolutely free!!!

Amazing!  Isn't it?

Now, you are ready to see an actual example of how to use FORMAT FACTORY in media conversion.

In this instructable, we will convert AMR audio type into MP3 format.  

Of course, you can read the help menu of the Format Factory for further instruction.  

It is user-friendly and intuitive.

This instructable will serve as a pattern for you so that you can do the same to convert any media file you want to different formats.

Let's now start our media file conversion...

Periander "the Seventh Sage" Esplana

Step 1: Open the Format Factory

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As you open the Format Factory, you'll notice that the video category is by default open in the menu.

Since, as an example, we want to convert AMR audio file into MP3 format, we will move to the next step...

Step 2: Select From the Menu the Media File Type Which You Will Convert

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We will convert AMR audio file into MP3 format, so we have to select "Audio" from the menu which can be found at the left side of Format Factory, then select "All to MP3."

Step 3: Click on the "Add File" Button

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After you click on the "All to MP3", another popup will appear, just click the "Add File" button.  That is, you have to get the file which you will convert via Format Factory

Step 4: Select Your Media File to Be Converted

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From a folder of your computer, you have to select the media file which you will convert, in this instructable we will choose the AMR audio file and then click "open"

Step 5: Click the "OK" Button and Then the "Start" Button

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On the Format Factory popup you will just click the "OK" button, unless of course you want to add another file.  

In this instructable, just click the "OK" button.  

The popup then will close and you will be backed to the main menu of Format Factory.  

At the top menu, select the "Start" button to start the media file conversion process

Step 6: Wait the Media File Conversion Process to Complete 100%

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Depending upon the size of the file which you will convert, that will be time of the media file conversion process.  

In this instructable, it just took ten seconds (10 sec) to convert AMR audio file into MP3 format.  

After you saw the 0% became 100% or "Completed," you are now finished with your media file conversion.  

To see your converted file, just click the "Output Folder" at the top menu where your new converted file can be found.  

That's it!

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Saiman Hossain (author)2017-09-10

how can i convert gif to jpg without losing quality.

amanij1 (author)2017-08-16

Whenever I try the above process, the end is "Error" or "Failed". What can I do?

DigitalC4 (author)2017-05-04

Great Tips! Thanks for sharing such an informative post.

Kathybear (author)2017-04-26

Neither converter is currently available - one's link is up for sale and the other seems to be a Japanese porn site.

Lois1234 (author)2017-02-20

Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is strongly recommended here. It can convert MTS, MKV, MP4, Tivo, PVR Recordings, HEVC, AVCHD, 3D Video, AVI, TS, even Blu-ray and DVD to another video formats keeping excellent video and audio quality.

Official site:

KennieB (author)2016-09-27

You can also easily add a folder with many video files and also fade in-fade out the extracted audio and automatically normalize the volume of the output audio files with Free 3GP To MP3 Converter 4dots. Convert 3GP to MP3 3GP to M4A 3GP to WAV 3GP to FLAC 3GP to OGG 3GP to AAC 3GP to WMA e.t.c

ChildrenccC (author)2016-01-17

You can use Avdshare Video Converter toConvert AVI to iTunes supported MP4, M4V or
MOV without re-compressing video data or losing any video quality.

Converer Boss (author)2016-01-02

Just use to find the right online converter for your files :) You can find anything there and its super easy!

WhateverH (author)2015-10-15

This article is very informative, thank you! :) My store of knowledge has widened thanks to you! In my turn, I want to advise you one cool converter for any file types This converter is the best of all for me! :) It’s incredibly high-powered and flexible! Also it’s easy-to-use! I’m sure that you won’t be sorry for this choice! Friends! Let’s exchange opinions and pieces of advice! :) Good luck to everybody!

HaoD (author)2015-09-01

Hey, this video converter allows the conversion between different formats.

Tikus GotK (author)2015-06-13

Any Video Converter, Freemake Video Converter and VLC Media Player also provide the same features to convert audio video file format.

WylomD (author)2015-05-17

I always use total video converter for mac to complete the video conversion.

This app works pretty well!

abdulraheem.jeeme (author)2015-04-01

Find out the similar article here

bkaufmann (author)2013-12-20

There is a stable multi-format video converter available. Digital Media Converter's easy-to-use graphical interface allows you to effortlessly convert video files for FREE!

angiemc99 (author)2012-02-02

This does not appear to work when trying to convert from a swf. Am I missing something?

Maybe you can try this one, it support the swf format. 

shoyru_master_11 (author)2010-12-14

does format factory support .swf

Willard2.0 (author)2010-06-20

Great program. I have been searching for months for a decent media converter. I mainly convert .avi video to mp4 for iTunes. Format Factory does it all and fairly quickly to boot. It only took 60 hours to convert close to 120gb of video. My old converter I was using took close to 2 hours per gb and was not Vista compatible. The only problem is that iTunes reads these files as being double the length they actually are. Not a huge problem, just an inconvenience.

dchall8 (author)2010-06-06

This program really works. At first I thought it was a toy designed for 8-year-olds, but I was so frustrated with a program called Super, that I tried this one. It works great! You can convert all your videos at one time in a batch mode. Very nice!

theseventhsage (author)dchall82010-06-08

thanks for appreciating my instructable, God bless...

sirmorrow (author)2010-06-06

How well does this work on a VHS tape with video dropout and some tracking issues?

theseventhsage (author)sirmorrow2010-06-08

Format factory will work for you after you convert or transfer the video from VHS tape into digital or CD or into your computer. Here are just some of the links that may help you:

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