NEW – The Online-Convert iOS App

iOS App

Our life is getting more and more mobile. Thus, it’s important that all kinds of things are able to be done while you are on the road. This counts for file conversion as well. Online-Convert.com has always put focus on making the online service available for mobile devices as well. Yet, there was room for improvement. First, we released our Android mobile app, and now, we can present the Online-Convert

 

File Conversion App
for iOS

 

In this article, you will find all information about our brand new iOS app, how to use it, how you can convert files and what else it has in store for you!

 

File Conversion Mobile Ap

The iOS app provides you with the same features you already know from the Online-Convert.com website:

  • 200+ input files are supported
  • Convert them into the most popular files from different categories
  • Cross-conversion like from video to audio or video to presentation
  • Intuitive and easy handling
  • Stable & reliable servers and performance
  • Conversions with a high success rate

Now, it’s time to have a closer look at the app.

 

The App

After downloading the mobile app from the iTunes App Store, you can find it in your phone menu. You will recognize it by the distinct green Online-Convert.com icon.

The welcome screen that will appear once you open the app for the first time – or after you cleared your conversion history – already provides you with a lot of information. The menu will open when swiping right, not only from the home screen but from anywhere in the app. It provides you with links to the Home screen, FAQ or the share the app page.

After starting your conversion or several conversions, they will be displayed on this page as well, grouped by their status:

  • in progress
  • drafted
  • completed

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Welcome to the App   |   Menu   |   Conversion History

 

Uploading the file you want to convert is as easy as it is intuitive. Simply tap on the according button on the bottom of the screen. There are several ways to upload a file: uploading it from the device, using a QR code, taking a picture, recording an audio or video file or provide an URL. Afterwards, select the format you want to convert your file to. This can still be changed as long as the conversation didn’t start. Plus, you can choose different conversion options like OCR for documents, codecs for videos, and more. After everything is set, click on the “Start the Conversion” button.

Your upload might take a little while, depending on the file’s size. You can always choose to “Convert in background” and revisit the app and conversion later. The conversion will be processed as long as you have a working internet connection. After disconnecting from the net, your conversion, of course, continues without you having to check it.

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Conversion Overview   |   Select Output   |   Conversion

 

Unfortunately, on iOS devices, you are not allowed to directly download files from a third-party app like Online-Convert. Thus, you will have to rely on other apps to save your converted files. Cloud storage like GoogleDrive and Dropbox are a good option for this. Furthermore, you can share your file on other apps such as social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), messengers (Telegram, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Skype, etc.), image sharing apps (Tumblr, Imgur, etc.) and more.

After saving your file, you can immediately delete it again from our servers. If not, your file is automatically deleted after 10 downloads/shares or 24 hours, whichever comes first.

 

Comparison To The website

Let us also have a look at the differences between the iOS app and the Online-Convert.com online service you can access using the website.

Note:
We are steadily improving our app and thus will add new features in the future, such as purchasing premium plans, uploading from cloud storage and more.

 

Website iOS App
Availability All common browsers
  • iOS 9.0 or later
  • compatible with iPhone, iPad & iPod touch
Internet Connection Needed Yes Yes
Input
  • Local file
  • URL
  • Cloud: GDrive & Dropbox
  • Local file
  • QRCode
  • Take picture
  • Record: video & audio
Output
  • Download
  • Send via e-mail
  • Save to cloud
  • Save to installed cloud
  • Share to installed apps
File Upload Limit Free: 100 MB, Paid: up to 2 GB 100 MB

 

Feedback

We constantly strive to make our online file conversion app better for our users. In order to do so, we need your feedback!

What do you like about the app? What can be improved? Which features would you like to see? How can we make file conversion even easier for you?

Let us know – on social media or via e-mail.


Get the App at the iTunes App Store

Want to get in touch with us? Hit us up on our social media channels!

NEW – The Online-Convert Android App

Mobile App

In our times, it becomes more and more important that things can be done and handled on the go. This is also true for file conversion. Thus, the Online-Convert.com website and online service has always placed focus on being able to be used by mobile browsers and thus phones and tablets as well. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t get even better! Presenting: the new Online-Convert.com

File Conversion App
for Android

Find out all you need to know about our brand new mobile app, how to handle it, what new features it provides and where you can find your converted files!

 

File Conversion Mobile App

In general, the mobile app provides you with everything that made the Online-Convert.com online service popular:

  • Conversion into the most popular file formats of different categories
  • Support of 200+ input file formats
  • Cross-conversions across categories
  • Easy and intuitive handling
  • Reliable & stable servers and performance
  • High success rate for conversions

Lets have a closer at the app and how it works!

 

The app

Once you got the app in the Google Play store, you can easily identify it by the online-convert logo used in the icon.

After opening the app for the first time (or after deleting the conversion history), you will be presented with the welcome screen. Here, you can already find all information you need for using the app. Swiping right anywhere in the app will open a small menu that can bring you back to the home screen, the FAQ or enables you to share the app. Once you have started some conversions, this screen will show the conversions:

  • in progress
  • drafted
  • completed

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Welcome to the App   |   Menu   |   Conversion History

 

Selecting a file for conversion is easy. Simply tap on the according button. Files can be uploaded directly from your phone or using a QR code. Additionally, you can record either a video or audio or take a picture to convert it. Select the file format to convert your file to. You can still change this later, as well as specify different options for the conversion. When you set everything to your wishes, tap on the start button to start your conversion.

Depending on the size of your file, the upload and conversion may take a while. In this case, you can tap on “Convert in background”. The app will convert your file as long as you have an internet connection so you can revisit it after a while and use your phone for something else in the meantime. Of course, in case you lose your internet connection, you can easily restart your conversion by tapping on it on the home screen.

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Conversion Overview   |   Select Output   |   Conversion

 

Once the conversion is done, you can choose to download the file onto your computer or share it via e-mail or an app you have installed on your phone. This includes social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.), messengers (Telegram, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Skype, etc.), cloud storage (Dropbox, GoogleDrive, etc.), image sharing apps (Tumblr, Imgur, etc.) and more. After downloading, sharing oder uploading your file, you can immediately delete it again from the Online-Convert.com servers. This is automatically done after 10 downloads or 24 hours as well.

 

Where’s my file?

Once you downloaded your successfully converted file, you can find it in a separate folder named “OnlineConvert”.

 

Comparison to the website

Last but certainly not least, lets have a look at what differentiates the app from the Online-Convert.com website.

Note:
We are steadily improving our app and thus will add new features in the future, such as purchasing premium plans, uploading from GDrive and more.

Website Android App
Availability All common browsers Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and newer
Internet Connection
Needed
Yes Yes
Input
  • Local file
  • URL
  • Cloud: GDrive & Dropbox
  • Local file
  • QRCode
  • Take picture
  • Record: video & audio
Output
  • Download
  • Send via e-mail
  • Save to cloud
  • Download
  • Save to installed cloud
  • Share to installed apps
File Upload Limit
  • Free: 100 MB
  • Paid: up to 2 GB
  • 100 MB

 

Feedback

Of course we strive to make this online file conversion app as perfect as it can be. For this, we need your input! Give us your feedback:

What do you like about the app, what can be improved? Which features would you like to see? How can we make file conversion even easier for you?

Let us know – on social media or via e-mail.


Get the App at the Google Play Store

Want to get in touch with us? Hit us up on our social media channels!

Mobile 3GP Video Converter Free Download

Mobile 3GP Video Converter Free Download
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One of the most popular and used video file formats for mobile devices is 3GP. This is largely due to the fact that 3GP format is highly efficient and smaller than other formats as well. For anyone looking for a mobile 3GP video converter free download then Online Convert offers you the option to do so easily.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is 3GP?

 

3GP or 3GPP file format is a multimedia container format for 3G UMTS multimedia services. It is used on 3G mobile devices and it can also be used on 4G and/or 2G phones as well. 3GPP is defined by the Third Generation Partnership Project. Since most mobile devices are 3G compatible, the 3GP format  is one of the most popular and used file formats out there. Because of this, there are many sites which sell 3GP file conversion software to users. Most of them think that there are no other way to convert these video files and end up purchasing the software in order to convert their files. Others end up installing bloated software which is offered as free to entice the users to add it to their devices. However, most of these bloated programs are often laced with virus and trojans which end up stealing your personal data and information. Some actually highjack your devices and end up making it useless in the process. Always be careful when downloading any software or programs from sites that offer bloated ‘Free’ programs.

 

Do you have a video file that’s too big? Then check out How to Make a Video File Smaller

 

No Software or Programs Needed

 

There are many sites which sell software you have to pay for in order to be able to convert your files to 3GP, 3G2, MP4, AVI, FLV and many other formats presently available. However, what those sites do not want you to know is that you do not really need any expensive software or adds ons in order to convert your video files. Most people are surprised to know how easily Online Convert makes it for them to convert their files. The easy to use tools on our free online file converter work flawlessly and easily.  

 

In order to convert your video file to 3GP or any other format follow these steps.

  1. Click on the – http://video.online-convert.com link. (See photo 1) Convert Video Files Free and Easily - Online Convett
  2. Choose the file format you wish to convert your file to.
  3. Click on the “Choose file” link to locate the file you want to convert and upload it to our servers.
  4. Simply wait for the file to upload. Once it has been uploaded it will automatically begin to convert easily and quickly.

 

That’s it! Your file is now converted to your choosing and ready to use. If you have multiple files or want to convert the same file to another format then simply follow the same steps all over again.

 

If you have an Android phone then take a look at How to Convert Video for Android Phones

 

Online Convert is a top rated trusted site for several reasons. For one, you do not need to download any programs or files in order to use our file converter. Second, only the uploading of the file you wish to convert is required. Once the file has been uploaded, it will start to download automatically back once it has been converted to 3GP or whatever other file format you choose.

Free Online File Conversion Made Easy

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If you are looking for a free online file conversion website then you have landed in the right place. Online-convert offers every tool needed to convert all of your files no matter which type it is. Whether you are looking to convert audio, images, documents, archives, videos or even an Ebook file, our free online file conversion tools make it easy for you to do so. For those which have either a PlayStation, Wii or Xbox which they use to watch movies or other files, having the option to convert is both time saving and helpful.

 

Free Conversion Tools

There are numerous file conversion software which are expensive being sold out there. However, our conversion tools are totally free. When it comes to audio files, there are many extensions which you can choose to convert yours to. From AAC to MP3 or MP4, the file you choose all depends on the program you are using to open the file or the software. Perhaps your cell phone device cannot play a certain kind of audio file and you need to change it to another form. You can simply go to the audio converter and select your target format and follow the rest of the easy steps to convert your file. Once done, you save it and download the new version to your PC, tablet or mobile device.

You may also want to read How to copy a video file and MP3 to your mobile phone

 

Choose Your Format

The same steps can be done when you need to change an image or a video. Various sites such as Youtube offer billions of videos for you to watch. Still, many times we want to be able to watch the video later without having to be on the site, online or simply see it on our device at any time we choose. The problem is that the formats which the videos are downloaded from Youtube or other sites cannot be played in some devices. This is where you can use our online-convert tools and change it to whatever the file extension you need or your device allows to be played back. This is also very helpful when the video files are too big and you may want to share them with your friends and family. Changing the format can easily turn a huge 2GB or bigger video file into a few MB.

 

File Changing Made Easy

We also offer a hash generator which is extremely helpful when you need to change them to another target format. Being able to change the formats of any file these days is pretty awesome and very helpful since it allows us to use files on our devices we could not otherwise do so. Having the option to find a site that makes free file online conversion made easy which online-convert offers is even more amazing.

Store Your Files On A Cloud

Cloud
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In the past, people may have looked strangely at you when uttering a sentence like that.  Nowadays, however, it is normal to store your files in a cloud – even though the concept of such online data storage has been around since the 1960s. Using a cloud storage provider is quite common by now and enables you to access photos, documents, videos, and other files from anywhere without having to carry a CD, DVD, USB stick, or SD card with you. Plus, sharing files has never been as easy, especially with many freemail programs having limits regarding the size of sent files.

But which cloud service is the best for you? We have gathered some information abut the most popular ones, looking at space available, accessibility from various devices, and more.

Dropbox

Dropbox

In comparison to other competitors out there, Dropbox seems to not have much storage space available for free users, namely 2GB. However there are many possibilities to increase this free space without having to pay; for example by inviting friends, connecting Dropbox to Twitter and Facebook, or by taking a tour through the Dropbox basics.

The most striking feature of Dropbox however is the fact that it is available and supported by many different operating systems for computers and mobile devices alike. Next to the usual Windows, Android, and Apple apps, Dropbox offers support for Linux and Blackberry as well – and even for the Amazon Kindle Fire.

Files from Dropbox can easily be shared with links provided by the service, and when paying for the Dropbox Pro Account, you are able to set viewing permissions and passwords on single files, or set an expiration date for shared links.

Google Drive

Google Drive

As the name already suggests, Google Drive belongs to the vast and steadily growing product palette offered and provided by Google. Plus, if you already registered with a Google service like YouTube, Gmail, or Google+, you already own a Google Drive storage space as well.

With 15GB of free storage space, Google Drive is among the more generous cloud storage services. However, photos uploaded should and can not exceed the 2048×2048 pixels limit, and videos longer than 15 minutes can not be uploaded either.

Apps are available for Windows and Mac computers, as well as iOS and Android phones and mobile devices. Different kinds of links for sharing can be generated from files and folders, even allowing other Google Drive users to edit certain files like Google Docs documents.

OneDrive

OneDrive

Just like Google Drive is linked to the Google group, OneDrive is part of the Microsoft product palette. And with 15GB free storage, the cloud service is certainly among the most generous. However, that space can even be increased by inviting friends to use OneDrive or following the first steps to get accustomed to OneDrive.

Naturally, OneDrive is available for Windows computers and phones, as well as for Android phones, Apple computers and phones, as well as for Blackberry devices. Files can be shared by creating a unique share link, and publishing of, e.g., images straight to Facebook is also possible. Furthermore, the compatibility and integration with Microsoft Office documents, spreadsheets, and presentations of OneDrive is a given.

Mediafire

Mediafire

Some may hear of Mediafire for the first time, however it’s well known among file sharing users for almost ten years by now. With 10GB, the space available for free users is average, but it can as well be increased by linking Mediafire to your social network profiles or installing a desktop client. All in all, you can boost up your free storage space to 50GB!

However, the maximum file size of stored files is as low as 200MB. Only with the purchase of a pro account, files with a maximum size of 20GB can be stored on the service.

Sharing files is still a major feature of Mediafire, allowing sharing via links as well as with other users of the service. Furthermore, images can be directly published to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Blogger, and more.

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Of course, using Online-Convert.com, you can not only upload files from Dropbox, for example, but also save converted files to your cloud storage!

Extract Music from Video Files – Tutorial

From Video to Audio
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In one of our earliest posts, we have already talked about the possibility to extract music from video clips. By now, you know that the answer on how to get that movie score, song, or piece of background music from a video or movie scene is to convert your video into an audio format.

However, this time we want to provide a better and more extensive tutorial on how to get the sound track ripped from a video.

All you need is the video you want the sound track to be extracted from – either downloaded from vimeo, dailymotion, YouTube, or elsewhere; or recorded by yourself – and one of the audio converters from online-convert.com. No download or installation of any software is needed.

1. Choose an Output Format

Depending on what kind of audio file you need, you have to choose the output format first. Pick the format you need from the big list of audio converters – for example iTunes’ AIFF, or MP3 – and click on the link.

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2. Upload your Video

Now that you know what kind of audio file you want, it’s time to choose the video you want to extract the music or sound effects from. If it’s a short video that only contains the part you want to rip, you can directly upload it to the converter by using the “Choose Files” button, entering an URL, or choosing a file from your cloud storage.

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If you only want a part of your video clip to be converted into an audio file, however, you have the option to select the correct time frame from which you want to extract the music. You find this option underneath the other settings you can apply to your desired audio file.

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Once you have specified all your settings, you can hit the “Convert File” button.

3. Receiving your Audio File

On the next page, the progress of your conversion is shown. As soon as the conversion is completed, the file will automatically download to your computer.

Of course, you can also send the download link to yourself or someone else via email, or save your file onto a cloud storage.

Et voilà, now you have the sound track extracted from your YouTube, DailyMotion, Vimeo, or otherwise downloaded and recorded video clip!

Native Apple (Mac) Files

Native Apple (Mac) Files
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Users of Apple devices like Mac desktop computers, MacBooks, iPhones, or iPads are already familiar with them: the native Apple Inc. file formats. Users of other platforms and operating systems like Windows and Linux however can face difficulties with those formats because they, sometimes, have never heard of them.

This could become a problem for Apple users as well when they try to send assignments, essays or other documents, videos, or audio files from their device to someone working with a Windows computer or an Android phone.

Knowing about this problem is the first step to the solution. Either users of Apple devices or the recipients of those Apple native files can convert their files into a format supported by the operating system and device in question. Yet, before you can attempt a conversion, you will have to know which file formats are exclusive or native for Apple devices.

Thus, we listed some of the most common native Apple file formats for you.

Document Files

KEY

Keynote Presentation File – Files with the KEY extension are created with Apple’s Keynote Presentation program. Keynote can create playback presentations containing images, slide animations, set time frames, videos, etc. KEY files can be compared to Microsoft’s PowerPoint presentation files.

PAGES

Pages Document File – When using Apple’s word processing program Pages, your files – including pictures, formatting, layout and the like – will be saved with a PAGES extension. They work like Microsoft Word files like DOC or OpenOffice Writer text files.

Audio Files

AIF/AIFF

Audio Interchage File Format – AIF or AIFF files are lossless and uncompressed audio files developed by Apple. These files are popular among professional musicians since they can store their music with very high quality using these file types. Converting your files to AIFF can thus be important if you wish to work with your audio files on a more professional level. The compressed versions of the AIF/AIFF files feature an AIFC extension.

CAF

Apple Core Audio Format – One advantage of CAF files is that these containers can hold several types of audio and additional metadata. With these new features, it quickly replaced the AIF format since it doesn’t have the same limitations. It can also hold audio data that exceeds the size of 4 GB.

M4A

MPEG-4 Audio File – M4A is the common file format used on Apple iTunes. In addition to audio track, M4A files also store additional data like images. What sets these files apart from other audio files is that lossless compression is available for M4A files as well. There’s also the possibility to convert your audio files to M4A.

M4P

MPEG-4 iTunes Music Store Audio File – Similar to M4A files, M4P files can be found on Apple iTunes. In addition to the features of the M4A files, M4P files are protected using Apple’s DRM copy protection.

M4R

MPEG-4 iPhone Ringtone File – M4R audio files are part of Apple iTunes as well. They are not meant to be “real” music tracks though, but serve the purpose of being ringtones for the iPhone. They have undergone lossy compression.

Video Files

M4V

MPEG-4 iTunes Video File – M4V files are very similar to the well known MP4 format. When downloading a video from iTunes, it usually comes in the M4V format and can – but doesn’t necessarily have to – be protected with Apple’s DRM copy protection.

MOV

QuickTime Movie File – Nowadays, MOV files are not exclusively usable on Apple devises anymore, but can be opened on Windows operating systems as well. It’s a video file format originally developed for the Apple QuickTime Player, and converting your videos to MOV can be a useful feature.

Other Files

DMG

MAC OS X Disk Image File – DMG files usually serve the purpose of installing programs on a Mac computer, contain encrypted and compressed data. Mac computers treat DMG files like hard copy disks.

IPA

iOS Application File – Files with an IPA extension are essential for anything downloaded from iTunes, may it be games, programs, or utilities. They contain information necessary for the iOS device to open and/or run the programs they are linked to.

PICT

Apple QuickDraw Picture File – PICT files are created when using the Apple QuickDraw program. They can contain vector graphics as well as bitmap images with a big variety of colors. Yet, PICT images are raster images, which means that they are not scalable without loss in quality.

Popular Video File Extensions

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The world of online media exploded with the widespread use of video files. However, all of those additional options also made life more confusing for non-professionals who often use video files. There are many different types of video file extensions out there, and it’s important to know what type of file you need before you convert any of your old files.

Being better educated about video file types can also help you make better decisions when you buy new videos online and have to select the type of file you want to receive.

Some of these video file extensions may sound familiar because they can also be used for an audio file, but the features are different when video is involved.

Video File Extensions

Flash Video – FLV

The FLV video file format has become very popular lately because of its cross-platform usage. Almost all website platforms and browsers support flash videos. Flash can support streaming downloads as well as progressive downloads and these files are also very compact to take up less space.

AVI Format – AVI

The Audio Video Interleave file is still popular among many users and this is likely because it was originally developed by Microsoft. That means the video file type is well supported and you shouldn’t have many issues with trying to play these types of files. Of course, if you do have problems, you can easily convert the videos to a different type of video file and it should then work for you.

The AVI video file extension works with multiple types of codec’s and the file contains both audio and video files. However, the M-JPEG or DivX codecs are the ones most often used.

Quicktime – MOV

The MOV file is another video format and this one was originally developed by Apple, however it can also be played on Windows computers. It is most frequently used to store video files or movies for online use. The format typically includes tracks that store the audio, video or accompanying text snippets that go along with the video.

MP4 Format – MP4

Contrary to what some people believe, an MP4 file is NOT just a bigger, better version of an MP3 file. The MP4 video format is typically used to store visual (or audio) streams online, most frequently for those files that are defined by MPEG. Video file extensions like the MP4s are best played on Apple QuickTime Player devices.

MPG

The MPG file format (Moving Picture Expert Groups) usually use either MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 to compress the video files. These types of video file extensions are frequently used when you are creating movies that yiou want to be able to download (or allow others to download). MPG files can be played on either Windows devices or on Apple QuickTime Player.

WMV

The Windows Media Video file extensions came from Microsoft and they can only be played on Window devices, unless you install extra components on your device to help with this. If there is not a conversion utility available for your device, you will need to convert the WMV file to a different video file type to be able to view it. The WMV file was originally created for online streaming, but has now become a focus for more specialized online content.

Should You Convert to an MP3 or MP4?

Unless you are a true “techie”, advances in the world of technology come at a cost. Of course, it’s always nice to have new tools and functionality that allow you to do things you couldn’t in the past. However, the downside is that sometimes technology changes so fast, it’s difficult to keep up. That is definitely the case when deciding whether to convert to an MP3 or MP4 file.

Many people make the mistake of assuming that “bigger is always better”. For example, when a new iPhone comes out, you assume that the iPhone 5 is a better version of the iPhone 4. However, that same logic could get you in trouble when you are deciding whether to convert to an MP3 or MP4 file. The problem is that an MP4 file is NOT just a bigger, better version of an MP3 file.

The Differences Between MP3 and MP4convert to an MP3 or MP4

In order to decide between converting to an MP3 or MP4 file, you must have a better understanding of each type of file.

MP3

The MP3 file format has been the standard for music files for quite some time. The actual name of an MP3 file is MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3. Audio files are typically very large, and an MP3 file compresses the size. It does this through a process called “loss”. It uses a psychoacoustic model to remove some of the data from the original audio file that people don’t actually hear. A typical MP3 file is usually about 1/11th the size of the original audio file.

MP4

An MP4 file (MPEG-4 Part 14) is a “container” format. That means that instead of storing the code for the file, it stores the data. One big benefit of this difference is that an MP4 file can be streamed online.

However, because of the container format, there is not a standard way to handle the coding of the file. This means the specific codec will determine how the file will be coded and even compressed.

Why Are You Converting Your Audio File

There are clear differences between the two types of files. An MP3 file can only store audio files. An MP4 file can also store video files and even has the ability to include subtitles. An MP4 also has the ability to store files that have been compressed via different methods.

A device made to play MP4 files can sometimes, but not always, play an MP3, but a device that only plays an MP3 can never play an MP4.

Should You Convert to an MP3 or MP4?

You will need to carefully consider the reason for your file conversion to answer this question. If you are converting your file in order to submit it to a website online, the answer is determined by what type of file they accept.

If you are converting your audio files for your own reasons, it will likely be determined by your own personal needs (device, storage, etc).

Regardless of which option you choose, the changes to technology, devices, etc will likely change at some point. What you need “today” won’t be the same thing you need “tomorrow”. Because of that, you should have a free and easy online file converter LINK ready and waiting. That way, when you’re needs change, you will be ready to change with them!

Finding the Best Online Document Converter

In the past, if you came upon a type of document you couldn’t open, you usually had to contact one of your “techie” friends for help.  Maybe you received a file from a friend you couldn’t open or maybe it was something you found online that caused a problem.  Luckily, it’s much easier to find an online file converter that allows you to solve the problem on your own.  However, it can still be frustrating to find the right file converter to use.

What is an Online Document Converter? online video converter

An online document converter is exactly what it sounds like. It’s an online tool that converts your documents from one type of file format to another.

Since it’s online, it means you won’t have to mess with downloading anything directly to your pc. While those tools can usually do an adequate job of converting your files, there is a reason they always come with a warning that says “are you sure you want to download this file?” It’s risky to allow any kind of program access to your computer, and this makes it a much safer idea to use an online document converter.

Why Do You Need a Document Converter?

There are many scenarios that would require you to convert documents from one type of file to another.

There are many different “types” of document files. This includes .doc, .docx, .pdf, .html, .txt, and many others.  The problem is that your computer may only have the ability to read certain types of files.

If you try to open a file type that is not supported by your computer, it won’t work. You either have to add that functionality to your computer (which can be a pain), or you have to convert the file to a type that your computer can read (which is now very easy).

Of course, there are also other scenarios you might need an online file converter.  One of the more common is that you want to submit one of your documents to an online site, but they only accept certain file types.   If that is the case, you have to convert your document before you can upload it to their site.

Picking an Online Converter

The most important aspect of picking the best online document converter for your purpose is to know what type of file you need at the end of the conversion. It is critical to pick a converter that can give you the result you need. The best option is to find a file converter that provides multiple options.

Cost of a Converter

Although there are many types of online file converters available that you can purchase, unless you have higher level needs, it’s usually not necessary to use a paid version. Basic free online converters can convert most of the basic file types into most of the other basic file types.

However, it’s not a bad idea to find a converter that does include the higher level functionality, in case you discover that you need it.