Occasionally during the course of creating a digital project, you’ll need to change the format of the audio or video clip you’d like to use so that it matches the formats accepted by whatever editing software you’re using. Here at the iCafe we have a few tricks up our sleeve when it comes to reformatting audio or video files. Below are a few of our favorite FREE converting tools.
Format Factory is a great piece of FREE software that can quickly reformat files already saved on your computer. Have a video file that was taken upside down or sideways? Format Factory can take care of that too!
If you’re using Format Factory for the first time, view the Format Factory Video Tutorial before getting started. (1 min 30 sec)
Media Converter is an online tool that does a fantastic job of reformatting files, and even allows you to download media from various online sources. As always, be sure to practice good Digital Citizenship when downloading files by honoring any copyright restrictions that may apply.
Similar to Media Converter, Online-Convert is an online tool that can be used to re-format files. What we like about Online-Convert is the fact that they offer an ebook converter so that you can convert your .pdf or Word .docx into .epub so that they can be read in apps such as iBooks.