Leveling The Formats

Q: I have tons of video files on my computer. One of the things I don’t like about my collection is that there are a bunch of different formats. I would like to convert everything to one format for my own sanity. Where can I find a list of software products that will do this?

A: Wouldn’t it be a whole lot easier if we just had to contend with a single video file format? Unfortunately, this is just a dream. On one hand, a multitude of formats gives us the opportunity to pick what we like best, but on the other hand, dealing with all of the formats can be frustrating. Whether you need a particular file in a certain format, or you just desire uniformity, video converters are out there for you to use. The only problem is that there are so many options to choose from. Most of them are around the same price, so you’d definitely benefit from personally seeing which one does a better job in your situation. Seeing is believing, and that saying definitely applies in this instance.

To get you started, look through this list. A nice selection of options can be found here, and it’s important that you read the user feedback and evaluate these programs for yourself. As always, you can also try searching for options on Google.

I hope that you’re able to find that perfectly suited application!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000004151461 Liam James Green

    Already using Chrome. :)

  • http://mabertech.net Liam Green

    Already using Chrome. :)

  • Anonymous

    Already using chrome I still use IE because some websites for my work won’t work on anything else besides IE but I low Chrome speeds and clean UI

  • Anonymous

    Already using chrome I still use IE because some websites for my work won’t work on anything else besides IE but I low Chrome speeds and clean UI

  • http://twitter.com/pawprint_net PawPrint.net

    Nope. will stick with Firefox – don’t like the new trend for minimalistic UI – at least with FF I can get all my tools back where they belong.

  • http://twitter.com/pawprint_net PawPrint.net

    Nope. will stick with Firefox – don’t like the new trend for minimalistic UI – at least with FF I can get all my tools back where they belong.

  • http://twitter.com/cnctNow Ben Anderson

    Cute but I don’t think it really tells people why they should use chrome over ie9. Tech savy folks have no problem seeing why. They need to show other people why Chrome is better and this doesn’t do that. Everyone I’ve shown Chrome has eventually used it over ie9 and in combination with Firefox.

  • http://twitter.com/cnctNow Ben Anderson

    Cute but I don’t think it really tells people why they should use chrome over ie9. Tech savy folks have no problem seeing why. They need to show other people why Chrome is better and this doesn’t do that. Everyone I’ve shown Chrome has eventually used it over ie9 and in combination with Firefox.

  • Anonymous

    Their new “Dad” spot is way more effective. It actually shows a practical, comprehensive use for the browser (and other google apps) in a personal, humanistic and.. even touching way. That’s the correct approach!

  • Anonymous

    Their new “Dad” spot is way more effective. It actually shows a practical, comprehensive use for the browser (and other google apps) in a personal, humanistic and.. even touching way. That’s the correct approach!

  • http://profiles.google.com/nocturnal.slacker V. T. Eric Layton

    I don’t think I’ll be switching from Firefox any time soon. Chrome is OK, but it is not mature enough for me at this time. I’m very comfortable with my FF and all my extensions and addons.

  • http://profiles.google.com/nocturnal.slacker V. T. Eric Layton

    I don’t think I’ll be switching from Firefox any time soon. Chrome is OK, but it is not mature enough for me at this time. I’m very comfortable with my FF and all my extensions and addons.

  • http://profiles.google.com/bsalleman Bobbie Alleman

    They don’t need to advertise to make me switch. I’ve been using Chrome for a couple of years after reluctantly giving up Opera as my browser of choice. I’m very happy with Chrome as it does everything I want it to without having to fool around with lots of add-ons.

  • http://profiles.google.com/bsalleman Bobbie Alleman

    They don’t need to advertise to make me switch. I’ve been using Chrome for a couple of years after reluctantly giving up Opera as my browser of choice. I’m very happy with Chrome as it does everything I want it to without having to fool around with lots of add-ons.

  • Anonymous

    The real caveat of the ad is the unreleased +1 button on the address line. It still isn’t offered on their app page. But to get back to the question why advertise on TV? Well you want to reach the people not using Chrome so you go where they may be and shove it in their face. Singing to the choir isn’t quite as effective as singing to those not already in the choir.
    I use Chrome and have for a few months now. I love not being offered all of those toolbars that shorten the visual part of the page to a sliver. The biggest shortfall of Chrome is it isn’t supported by all websites, so you still have to use IE or Firefox. But the advantages of Chrome are the ever growing extensions that fit on one line and it’s speed. It’s comparable with IE and now Firefox.
    I’m a satisfied user and hope it gains in popularity. The other browsers have good aspects to them as well, but so far I’m going to stick with Chrome.

  • Anonymous

    The real caveat of the ad is the unreleased +1 button on the address line. It still isn’t offered on their app page. But to get back to the question why advertise on TV? Well you want to reach the people not using Chrome so you go where they may be and shove it in their face. Singing to the choir isn’t quite as effective as singing to those not already in the choir.
    I use Chrome and have for a few months now. I love not being offered all of those toolbars that shorten the visual part of the page to a sliver. The biggest shortfall of Chrome is it isn’t supported by all websites, so you still have to use IE or Firefox. But the advantages of Chrome are the ever growing extensions that fit on one line and it’s speed. It’s comparable with IE and now Firefox.
    I’m a satisfied user and hope it gains in popularity. The other browsers have good aspects to them as well, but so far I’m going to stick with Chrome.

  • http://twitter.com/stmpoodle Frank

    Google is pretty good and getting better in the web browser field. I like the new IE9 because of the fact that it’s married to the native Windows 7 OS. Although I expect Google to follow suit shortly and put out a better product all the time. That’s being optimistic and positive.

  • http://twitter.com/stmpoodle Frank

    Google is pretty good and getting better in the web browser field. I like the new IE9 because of the fact that it’s married to the native Windows 7 OS. Although I expect Google to follow suit shortly and put out a better product all the time. That’s being optimistic and positive.

  • Anonymous

    Watch Google’s video? Post it!
    I don’t have a TV.

    BTW, Firefox is my main browser, Chrome is #2

  • Anonymous

    Watch Google’s video? Post it!
    I don’t have a TV.

    BTW, Firefox is my main browser, Chrome is #2

  • http://twitter.com/bepreparedalot Kyle Mackulak

    I’ve been using chrome for several months now after giving up Safari.

  • http://twitter.com/bepreparedalot Kyle Mackulak

    I’ve been using chrome for several months now after giving up Safari.

  • http://twitter.com/bepreparedalot Kyle Mackulak

    I’ve been using chrome for several months now after giving up Safari.

  • http://twitter.com/bepreparedalot Kyle Mackulak

    I’ve been using chrome for several months now after giving up Safari.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Justin-Johnson/100002466904853 Justin Johnson

    kool

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Justin-Johnson/100002466904853 Justin Johnson

    kool

  • http://twitter.com/RodolfoPiano Rodolfo Lopez

    Really Helpful Thanks:D!

  • http://twitter.com/RodolfoPiano Rodolfo Lopez

    Really Helpful Thanks:D!