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Looking for a reliable, efficient and uncomplicated program to convert files? Well, then you can try FormatFactory, one of the most intuitive applications for converting videos, music and images to your computer.
Proof of this are the tens of millions of downloads he has in Baixaki, being the most downloaded software in his category. Its greatest highlight is undoubtedly the ease of use.
If you've never handled apps like that, do not worry. The interface of the program is simple and beautiful, with its conversion functions distributed by categories. Within each of them, simply choose the desired final file format from the dozens of available options.
To make it even easier, FormatFactory is in Portuguese - another plus point for those who do not speak other languages and want a good file converter. So, what are you waiting for to start converting your photo repositories, songs and movies?
Attention during installation
During the installation of FormatFactory, you need to be aware. This is because it offers and installs by default some additional software that does not have any relation with its operation. So if you do not want your computer to be full of junk, be sure to uncheck the checkboxes for those useless add-ons - as shown in the image below.
One of the applications offered is the V9 navigation bar, which has implementation claims even when this task was rejected. If this happens to you, check out this tutorial how to remove this software safely and easily from your browser.
The first conversion group of the application is intended for videos, counting with support for the formats most used by the users. What's more interesting about FormatFactory is that you do not have to worry about the input file type, since it converts almost every format to whatever you want.
That way, just choose the output file template, such as WMV or AVI, by clicking the function assigned to each of them. In the next window, insert the videos of your choice and select the desired quality.
At the bottom of the window, you stipulate a folder of your choice for the generated files - by clicking the Add Folder button - or you can still keep them in the source folders of the videos by marking the function correctly at the bottom left of the screen.
When you select one of the files listed for conversion, you can access the Options button, which leads to a file edit window. It even allows you to crop specific sections if you need to remove some introduction or final signs, for example.
Finally, click OK to return to the app home screen. Notice that your video is now listed in the program's initial window. This will stipulate the conversions you'd like to make before starting the task, using the Start button.
All of the features described in the previous topic apply equally to the FormatFactory audio conversion functions. You can convert your songs and tracks to MP3, WMA, AAC, OGG, WAV and various other well-known types on the internet.
Again, all you have to do is choose your audio files freely, edit the tracks you find necessary, and stipulate the quality of the conversion. In this case, it is preferable to maintain High Quality, which causes the original file to not lose its characteristics.
Also in a system very similar to other file types, it is possible, in a few minutes, to convert your images to the most popular formats, such as JPG, BMP and PNG.
The big difference in the customization of the image files is the possibility of manually stipulating new size values and other data for the output file. To do this, click Output Settings, setting new values for the figure and even rotating its structure.
Finish the process
Once all your conversions are customized and ready to go, return to the FormatFactory home screen by clicking Start. In a moment, a progress bar appears in the first file in the list, doing the tasks.
Most interesting of all is that you can leave entire movies converting and even going to sleep, since it is possible to stipulate the automatic shutdown of the computer after the conversions are finished.
This can be done by clicking After Conversion: Turn Off Computer, option located at the bottom of the main FormatFactory window.
Support for Windows 8 and more
FormatFactory's third generation brings a series of fixes and enhancements so you have an even easier and more efficient experience converting your photo, music, or video collections.
Among the new features of its newest version is the complete support for Windows 8, the new edition of the Microsoft platform that is due to be released soon. Another improvement was the realization of some adjustments in video conversion profiles.
In addition, FormatFactory gained algorithm-related bug fixes for transfer rate and image resolution, eliminated an error in caption transposition, and corrected mixing issues for MP4 files.
Our opinion about Format Factory
FormatFactory is a good application for converting images, videos and audio files. In addition to bringing together tools that support the three most common multimedia file types in a single program, it brings a simple interface with well-located functions and easily accessible buttons, right at the fingertips.
A feature of the FormatFactory that draws a lot of attention is the automation in the conversion settings, essential for anyone who has never dealt with similar programs. That's because even with automatic options and preferences, the output files display great quality.
All essential media formats are present, meeting the conversion requirements of the vast majority of ordinary users. If you need a simple and very intuitive solution to start converting your files, FormatFactory is one of the best options.
Pro & Cons
- Very intuitive interface
- Ease of Use
- Has a translation into Portuguese
- Allows editing of various configurations
- We didn't find any negatives.