6 Free and Easy Audio/Video Conversion Tools for Windows

Posted October 5, 2011 by Aaron St. Clair in Windows

You’ve borrowed your cousin’s ancient digital video camera. After recording your kids at the park, you copy the file to your computer and then realize that it’s some odd file that won’t play on your system. You could download a unique program or drivers to view it, but then you’re limited to those tools. Instead, be a good geek and convert the video into a more commonly used type with one of these free and easy tools.

Video Conversion:

KoyoteSoft’s Free Video Converter

Input Formats: AVI, MTS, M2TS, DIVX, FLV, MKV, MPG, MPEG, M1V, MOV, OGM, WMV, ASF, MP4, 3GP, VOB

Oputput Formats: 3G2, 3GP, Audio Only(AAC, MP3, MP2, WMA), AVI, DVD NTSC, DVD PAL, FLV, Apple(MPEG-4/AAC), MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, OGGTheora, Sony(MPEG-4/AAC), WMV, Zune(WMV8/WMA)

WinFF

Input Formats: I’m sure that somewhere there’s a video format that WinFF can’t handle, but I’ve yet to come across one.

Output Formats: WAV, M4A, AC3, MP3, OGG, WMA, AVI, MP4, MPG, DV, DVD, MPEG, M4V, 3G2, 3GP, MOV, FLV, WMV

Freemake Video Converter:

Input Formats: Not only does this program support the common
AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV, DVD, MPG, 3GP, FLV, SWF, TOD, MTS, MOV, M4V, RM, QT and TS formats, but also AMV, AVS, BIK, BNK, CAVS, CDG, DPG, DV1394, DXA, EA, FFM, FILM, FILM_CPK, FLC, FLH, FLI, FLM, FIT, FLX, GXF, H261, H263, H264, MJ2, MJPG, MKM, MTV, MXF, NC, NUT, NUV, OGM, OGV, PVA, R3D, RAX, RMS, RMX, RPL, RTSP, SDP, SMK, THP, VC1, VFW, VRO

Output Formats: AVI, MKV, Apple(MPEG-4/AAC), Android(MPEG-4/AAC), DVD, Blu-Ray, MP3, YouTube, MP4, WMV, SWF, FLV, MPEG, Sony(MPEG-4/AAC), 3GP

Audio Conversion:

Audacity:

Input Formats: AUP, WAV, AIF, AU, MP3, OGG, LOF

Output Formats: WAV, MP3, OGG,

KoyoteSoft’s Free MP3 Converter:

Input Formats: APE, AAC, FLAC, MP3, MPC, OGG, WMA, WAV

Output Formats: APE, FLAC, MP3, MPC, OWW, WMA, WAV

Free Audio Converter:

Input Formats: MP3, WAV, AAC, M4A, WMA, OGG, FLAC, RA_, AMR, APE, MKA, TTA, AIFF, AU, MPC, SPX, AC3

Output Formats: MP3, M4A, AAC, WAV, WMA, OGG, FLAC, APE

 

About Aaron St. Clair

Aaron St. Clair is a tech guru studying Computer Science at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. When he's not tinkering with new gadgets, modding systems, or slaving away at the mercy of the Tech-Recipe overlords, you can find him exploring the high country.
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  • pmshah

    The most popular video format nowadays is either x264 or H264. and AC3/DTS/AAC for audio.

    In my opinion the best one and the fastest for these would be freeware Handbrake.