I’m always in a hurry, so installing extra apps on my laptop is like a torture for me. So naturally, I prefer online tools or browser add-ons, especially when it comes to conversion. I don’t do it often, so that’s another reason not to install any programs. Plus, such services are completely free of charge, and it definitely wins me over.
I’ve tried various online converters, but one of them really caught my eye: videoconverter.com. It has a simple interface – there are literally three buttons.
First, you need to click Add Your File – and obviously choose the file you need to convert. It can be either video or audio, and its maximum size should not be over 100Mb.
Next, you choose the output format from the list. I needed to extract audio from a video clip in FLV format, and luckily I had plenty of options: FLV to MP3, M4A, WMA, FLAC, and more. As for video formats – you can choose from MP4, AVI, MOV, MPEG, and more. By the way, I was surprised to see SWF and VOB on the list – most of the online converters have fewer options and include only the most popular formats.
Then, you need to click Convert, and the video will be uploaded to the site. The conversion will begin automatically in a couple of seconds. The whole amount of time needed for the conversion depends on the file size. But given the 100Mb limit, the conversion won’t take more than one minute.
After the conversion is complete, all you have to do is click Download and save your file to the necessary folder. If you need to convert another video or audio file, delete the first one by clicking the X. Then do everything once again: upload, convert, download. That’s it, nice and simple.
A few quick tips for using an online converter:
- Don’t use sites that seem untrustworthy: they usually are full of ads and pop-ups
- Try not to leave your personal data
- Convert a sample short video first, then see if you are satisfied with its quality.
- The conversion speed partly depends on your Internet connection.So if it’s not stable, or low, you’d better use a desktop app.