Format Factory 4.1.0.0

Freeware for PC that can convert any type of media

  • Category:

    Converters

  • Version:

    4.1.0.0

  • Works under:

    Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows 2003 / Windows XP / Windows NT

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    7.6 (5891)
Format Factory 4.1.0.0
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Format Factory is a free file conversion system that works with numerous image, audio, and video file types. This tool contains everything you could want or need from a file conversion app, and it costs nothing to download or use.

There are a number of occasions where converting a file is necessary. You might need to convert file types before transferring them from a computer to a mobile device. The same might be required in order to transfer files to a gaming console. If you're going to burn files onto a disc so you can play them through an audio player or TV, you might have to convert file types. Format Factory can handle all these scenarios and more.

Thanks to the comprehensive nature of Format Factory, you can convert files between almost any format. It doesn't matter if you have multiple files with variable formats, the software will be able to make the conversions you need. Format Factory provides a wide range of output options for image, video, and audio files. The system also includes the ability to alter the quality of the encoding of the final product file into either low, medium, or high versions.

That's not all Format Factory can do. A list of bonus features includes the ability to extract files from a DVD or CD so they can be saved onto your system. You can also use the software to merge audio and video files so they play simultaneously through a single player.

The UI of Format Factory appears a bit dated, but it does the job it's meant to do. On the left side of the app is a column where you can select what sort of output format you need and the codec you want to use for the conversion. It's all fairly straightforward, and if you know what formats you'll need, the software is a breeze to use. If you're performing a video conversion, you should use the 'Mobile Device' feature. This will walk you through the process of selecting a format that will work with your device.

If you have a ton of files you want to convert in a single batch, you can do so. The software isn't exactly packed with advanced features, so you can't adjust much of the process, but that means everything is easier to use and more accessible. There are tutorials built-in so new users will be given thorough explanations of the software and all it can do.

Those who don't like the default skin can choose between four additional skins in the app settings, and you can change the language to any of 62 preloaded options. A mobile version of the app, combined with a USB key, can provide the same functionality as the desktop version. Few other pieces of software in this category can match the functionality of Format Factory.

Pros

  • Batch Files
  • Multiple Supported Formats
  • Offers Total Conversions
  • Bonus Functions

Cons

  • Old UI

Format Factory is a file-converting software that supports many popular file formats. At some point, everyone has experienced the frustration of attempting to open a file with an unsupported application. The problem is that most of the software available for file reformatting is difficult to use and unreliable. Even worse, some are online-file converters that require you to upload and download your file. With a simple interface and powerful features, Format Factory helps reduce the hassle of file formatting.

Format Factory supports a variety of file types. With more than 100 device presets and the ability to convert to and from a variety of video, audio and image types, Format Factory can effectively do it all. In addition to file formatting capabilities, you can use the software to burn DVDs and Music CDs.

With Format Factory, you can customize video and audio files for mobile use with a conversion feature tailored to your device. Additionally, you can join audio and video files together to create longer files. This feature is unavailable with most file format applications and impossible with Internet upload-oriented converters. For advanced users, Format Factory offers a Multiplexer option. The menus are easy to navigate and simple to understand for even novice users. Updates are automatic and hassle-free.

This powerful application is an important utility for anyone looking to convert a variety of files. It easy to understand and use, and it is equally capable of tackling the most advanced multimedia file conversions.

Video Compatibility:

Ten video formats are supported, including: 3GP (.3GP), MPEG-1 (.mpg), Matroska (.mkv), Flash Video (.flv), SWF (.swf), Audio Video Interleave (.avi), Windows Media Video (.wmv), RealMedia Variable Bitrate (.mvb), Video Object (.vob) and QuickTime (.mov).

Audio Compatibility:

Format Factory supports six audio formats, including: MP3, Ogg, Wave Sound (.wav), Adaptive Multi-Rate (.amr), Windows Media Audio (.wma) and Advanced Audio Coding (.aac).

Image Compatibility:

Moreover, Format Factory supports the following popular picture formats: JPG, PNG, ICO, BMP, GIF, TIF and TGA.

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