Format Factory is a free, fully-featured, converter that enables you to convert audio, video, and even images, between the most popular formats.
Format Factory's supported formats include WMV, AVI, MPG, MP3, WMA, AAC, JPG, PNG, GIF, and many more. Better still, Format Factory supports media formats used by most major portable devices, including PSP and iPhone.
The app is very easy to use, although it does have a slightly unintuitive interface. Format Factory's file browser doesn't appear until you select the target format, which is a bit weird, but as long as you know this it's no problem. You can select individual files to convert, or complete folders, and also tweak some basic conversion settings.
Format Factory isn't particularly original but what makes it really useful is that it handles images as well as audio and video. Most converters like this only handle audio and video, so adding images to the mix gives it an edge, especially considering it's free. We also like the Audio Joiner in Format Factory, which allows you to take two separate clips, join them together and then convert them. It would've been nice to have preset profiles for mobile conversions, but you can't always have it all in a free app!
Format Factory is an excellent conversion tool for anyone who converts between video, audio and images on a regular basis.
- Added right button menu item to invoke Format Factory.Now you can use it to convert and view info of media files
- Fixed the profiles of iPad,PSP that fail to be played
- Fixed bugs in Mux
- Updated codecs to MediaInfo 0.7.44,ffdshow rev3882,Haali 184.108.40.206
Format Factory supports the following formats:
Audio: MP3, OGG, WMA, M4A and WAV.
Image: JPG, BMP, PNG, TIF and ICO
Video: MP4, AVI, 3GP, MPG and FLV
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