You may have come across many problems when dealing with movie, music, and other files on your computer. If you have come across any of the following problems please continue reading: Unable to transfer movie onto your iTunes, unable to transfer specific music files onto your iTunes, video file will not open in movie player, video will not play via a CD/DVD on your Xbox, unable to use a video/audio file on editing systems, such as Sony Vegas, create .gif images, or any other similar problems.
First you will need the correct software. My favorite converter software is “Format Factory” as it offers a wide variety of conversion options (including the files extension, quality, size, etc) and is free. I have posted the link below.
I have not received a virus from downloading this product. For additional information feel free to read peoples reviews and Cnets reviews which can be found on the link above.
Once you have completed the set-up it is really easy.
Open up Format Factory and the folder that contains the files you would like to convert.
Simply drag them onto the middle section of the Format Factory software. It will then ask which extension you would like to convert to. Once selected press start and wait for it to finish converting. Once converted the file can be found within your ‘Documents’ in a folder called “FFOutput”.
If you are converting these files for a specific reason. Continue reading. Otherwise enjoy and happy to help.
(1) To convert audio files to be capable for iTunes, simply drag that file into Format Factory and select the extension “.mp3”
You may then click ‘options’ and adjust different settings for your file, which is usually not needed, especially for audio files. Find the new file within the FFOutput folder and drag it into iTunes music category.
(if you like to keep things organized I suggest moving the new file into the iTunes Library folder in your Music library)
(2) To convert video files to be capable for iTunes/iPod, simply drag that video file into Format Factory and select the extension “.mp4”. If you click options you can adjust its quality which will change the size of the video file. This is useful if your iPod does not have a large amount of space or if 1080p is just not necessary. Then drag this file into your iTunes video section. If the movie does not sync to your iPod, find the ‘sync’ options, click on the ‘Movies’ tab, and select the manual option to choose which movies will be stored on your iPod. Then just check that movie and re-sync.
(if you like to keep things organized I suggest moving the new file into the iTunes Library/Videos folder in your Music library)
(3) If you are unable to play video or music files on your Windows PC, follow the basic steps above and choose the extensions:
– .wmv for Video files
– .wma for Audio files
**Note** If you plan on putting these files on your iTunes, I suggest following the iTunes steps above as well because Windows Media Player can play .mp3 and .mp4 files.
(4) If you would like to create a CD/DVD to use with your game consoles, such as your Xbox (360) do the following.
Follow the instructions in (3). That’s it since Xbox 360 is made by Microsoft as was your operating system.
Once you finish this, place your CD/DVD in your computer, select the option to Burn Files to the disc, drag your CONVERTED files into the CD/DVD window, and select the option located near the top of the window that says “Burn Files to Disc”
(5) If you are using an editing system such as Sony Vegas and your newly imported video files only show a black screen but audio IS available, simply convert the video file to the .wmv extension as your file is most likely a .avi file.
Now just import the converted files into your software and it should work fine.
(6) Drag a video file into Format Factory and simply select the .gif extension. Mess around with the settings to meet your needs.As gif images are pictures that support animation, it is not a video. The result will be of small proportions.
It’s as easy as that!
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