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Many of us have become accustomed to recording videos on our cameras, tablets, and smartphones. We are all amateur videographers in our own right and will always be proud of our work. There are also times where we would like to save videos on our portable devices so that we can watch them no matter where we are. But sometimes, we may notice that the video file does not play on the device even though it played on another. Let us explore why this happens and how a video format converter can solve the problem for you.
Today, you will find many formats that are used to record videos. You will see the letters MP4, MKV, MP3, AVI and many others when you check the details on a video file. These are basically codecs which mean the file has been saved or recorded in a certain way and if you wish to open and view it, your devices must have the same codecs installed. Most videos you will find online or in many devices are in the MP4 format. However, some players will only play AVI format and visa verse. Let us see how you can overcome this issue.
Video file converters
These are software programs that can help you convert a particular format into another that would be playable on your device. They can even extract only the soundtrack of a video and save it as a mp3 file so that you can listen to the music or voice part of a file.
How to find the best converter?
This is not an easy task as there are thousands of software on the internet for free and ones that are also paid. The free ones will often contain ads or watermarks on the converted file. Some will only allow you to convert short lengths of a video. Many of the free one’s will not provide you will full functionality like editing of the file etc. So if you want to find one that will have the full functionality, you may have to pay for the pro version that would be void of adverts and will give you all the included features.
One important factor to keep in mind is the types of files supported. Make sure you read the description of the software you are considering and that it has facilities to convert the files you want and many others.