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Top 10 free video converters

Many video file formats, so many handheld video players, so many online video sites, and so little time. To have your favorite clips how you want them—whether that's on your iPod, iPhone, PSP or desktop—you need the right utility to convert them into the format that works for you. Commercial video converter software's aplenty, but there are several solid free utilities that can convert your video files on every operating system, or if you've just got a web browser and a quick clip. Put DVDs on your iPod, YouTube videos on DVD, or convert any video file with today's top 10 free video rippers, encoders and converters.
1. Handbrake (Open source/Windows, Mac)
Back up your DVD's to digital file with this open source DVD to MPEG-4 converter app. See also how to rip DVDs to your iPod with Handbrake.
2. DVD Shrink (Freeware/Windows only)
Copy a DVD to your hard drive and leave off all the extras like bonus footage, trailers and other extras to save space with DVD Shrink. Download Adam's one-click AutoHotkey/DVD Shrink utility to rip your DVDs to your hard drive for skip-free video play from scratchy optical media.
Honorable mention: DVD Decrypter, which Windows peeps can use to copy DVDs to their iPods.
3. iSquint (Freeware/Mac OS X only)
Convert any video file to iPod-sized versions and automatically add the results to your iTunes library. iSquint is free.
4. VidDownloader (webapp)
When you don't want to mess with installing software to grab that priceless YouTube clip before it gets yanked, head over to web site VidDownloader which sucks in videos from all the big streaming sites (YouTube, Google Video, iFilm, Blip.TV, DailyMotion, etc.), converts them for you to a playable format and offers them for download. Other downloaders for online video sites buy you a Flash FLV file, but VidDownloader spits back an AVI file.
5. Hey!Watch (webapp)
Web application Hey!Watch converts video located on your computer desktop as well as clips hosted on video sites. Upload your video to Hey!Watch to encode it into a wide variety of file formats, like H264, MP4, WMV, DivX, HD Video, Mobile 3GP/MP4, iPod, Archos and PSP. Hey!Watch only allows for 10MB of video uploads per month for free, and from there you pay for what you use, but it's got lots of neat features for video publishers like podcast feed generation and automatic batch processing with options you set once.
6. AVS Video Converter (Freeware/Windows only)
Rip and burn personal DVDs, convert video, create HD Video, split, join, edit, apply effects, copy to mobile devices!
Convert almost all video formats including DivX, XviD, MOV, rm, rmvb, MPEG, VOB, DVD, WMV, AVI to MPEG-4 movie format for iPod/PSP or other portable video device, MP4 player or smart phone with Any Video Converter, which also supports user-defined video file formats as the output.
Key features: Convert Video between Almost Any Formats, Convert within Minimum Time, Create Movie DVDs, Manage Videos from HD-Cameras, Convert & Edit Blu-Ray Video, Output Videos to Various Devices, Make Videos Ready for Website, Straight from Disc to PC, Extract Soundtracks and Images from Movies.
7. Videora Converter (Freeware/Windows only)
Videora Converter is a set of programs, each designed to convert regular PC video files into a format tailored to your favorite video-playing handheld device. The Videora program list includes iPod Video Converter (for 5th gen iPods), iPod classic Video Converter (for 6th gen classic iPods), iPod nano Video Converter (for 3rd gen iPod nanos), iPod touch Video Converter, iPhone Video Converter, Videora Apple TV Converter, PSP Video 9, Videora Xbox360 Converter, Videora TiVo Converter, and Videora PMP Converter.
Honorable Mention: DVD to iPod Converter for Windows converts YouTube and other online videos to iPod format.
8. . Avi2Dvd (Freeware/Windows)
Make your video files burnable to a DVD with Avi2Dvd, a utility that converts
Avi/Ogm/Mkv/Wmv/Dvd files to Dvd/Svcd/Vcd format. Avi2Dvd can also produce DVD menus with chapter, audio, and subtitle buttons.


9. MediaCoder (Open source/Windows)

Batch convert audio and video compression formats with the open source Media Coder for Windows, which works with a long laundry lists of formats, including MP3, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, AAC+, AAC+V2, MusePack, WMA, RealAudio, AVI, MPEG/VOB, Matroska, MP4, RealMedia, ASF/WMV, Quicktime, and OGM, to name a few.
10. VLC media player (Open source/All platforms)
Ok, so VLC is a media player, not converter, but if you're watching digital video, it's a must-have—plus VLC can indeed rip DVD's, as well as play ripped discs in ISO format (no actual optical media required.) VLC can also play FLV files downloaded from YouTube et al, no conversion to AVI required. Since there's a portable version, VLC's a nice choice for getting your DVD rips/saved YouTube video watching on wherever you go.

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How to Online Convert MP3 file to WAV (Audio) file format?


The immigration attorneys Convert your audio like music to the WAV format with this free online WAV converter. Upload your audio file and the conversion will start immediately. You can also extract the audio track of a file to WAV if you upload a video. We are constantly improving our service. Right now we support over 20 input formats to convert to WAV. For example: MP3 to WAV, WMA to WAV, OGG to WAV, FLV to WAV, WMV to WAV and more. If you have a file that we can't convert to WAV please contact us so we can add another WAV converter.

Oct 09, 2012 | Audio Players & Recorders

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each time I try to insert a video clip I got the message "No codec". How can I get the right codec?


You can't. Simple as that. You just need to convert the video file into the right video format file. Here is a site that might help you :)
http://www.online-convert.com/

Jun 20, 2011 | RCA Lyra Slider SL5004 MP3 Player

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i would like to get a record vido off the mp3 to my computer what do i need to do to take the record off the mp3 to my comupter


Doremisoft Sansa Video Converter can help you.
Step1: Connect your Sansa video or MP3 Player to your computer through the USB connection. Step2: Download Sansa Video Converter for Mac and run it. When you have installed this Sansa Video Converter, it will pop up the screen like below.
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Step3: Add Video or audio files to Convert. Click "Add File" button to load your videos from your computer. Select the video files you want to convert. Also you may preview your video by clicking the left play button.
Step4: Preview and Select Click a file in the List or select several files. You could preview videos to play the file.
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Step5: Edit the video with the function button: Clip(Merge, +/-), Edit(Crop, Effect, Rotate), Settings
(1)Clip:
You can cut your long videos into small clips or get more than one segaments just clicking "+/-". Besides, merge two or more video files into the whole successive one.
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(2)Crop:
This function helps you cut off the undesired area from your movie video and choose your favorite clips to convert.
(3)Effect:
In the "Effect" selection, You could tune the Brightness, Contrast, Saturation and Volume to get special effect movie, in addition, you can Select Emboss, Gray, Old Film effect from Special Effect.
(4)Rotate:
Change video play direction in180, horizontal or vertical way to watch videos.
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(5)Settings:
If you want to customize the output video’s quality, you can click the "Settings" button to open the settings window and set video Resolution, video Bitrate, Audio Channels, Audio Bitrate. Also, if you do not set them, the software will use the default setting to convert.
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Step6: Select the format for your Sansa files. You may select "Sansa Video MPEG-4 (*.MP4)".
Tips: This format is to generally use. If you want to convert your videos into portable players you'd better select format according to your player. Then the output videos would be much more compatible with your player.
Step7: Start to convert the files. Check: Click the right convert button. The converting process will begin. Please wait before the converting successful in a few seconds.
Well done. Now you can enjoy your favorite music and videos on Sansa player everywhere.


Mar 10, 2010 | SanDisk Sansa e260 MP3 Player

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Video in GoTo


This is actually quite common when using powerpoint files with online tools. From the guide:

"A current constraint of collaborative software (including
GoToMeeting) and the bandwidth connectivity to sites is that digital video-clips are NOT
transmitted satisfactorily. The sampling frame rate is not adequate for high quality motion.
To overcome this and provide the clips in their original quality to the virtual participants, the
transfer the powerpoint files and the associated video clips is undertaken as a routine
practice. They are then manually played at each site on adequate pausing and cueing from
you the speaker. It is advisable to confirm that they have viewed the clip before proceeding.
Given notorious incompatibility problems with wide variety of video standards, file formats,
proprietary codecs (for compression/decompression) and the main players (Windows Media,
QuickTime & Real), it is essential to have a technical pre-check of the clips completed in
advance at each site. This is scheduled for the inclusion in the technical testing on the
Wednesday immediately prior to your seminar.
NO audio track should be included with the video clips. This avoids the potential problems of
audioinstabilityor‘howl-around’totheconferenceandallowsyoutoprovidethesingle
commentary."

Sorry that formatting is a little sloppy. Hope this helps, and I'm not sure about the last part of what you said, in regard to media player being choppy. Were you saying that you played the source video locally in media player and it was choppy? Cause that would be another issue ;)

Feb 19, 2008 | Citrix GoToMeeting

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