Open All Kinds Of Video Files With QuickTime

QuickTime
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If you are using a Mac or any other Apple device like the iPhone or iPad, you surely have heard about the QuickTime media player or it’s corresponding app. Even when you are a Windows or Android user, it is possible for you to use QuickTime to watch videos or listen to music. It has been quite some time since QuickTime had been exclusively for Apple users.

However versatile and popular the media player may be though, there are still problems regarding certain file formats or codecs. QuickTime, even though it supports most video and audio files, has difficulties opening certain files. But don’t worry, there is still a way how to watch your favorite movie or listen to your favorite sing using the player you have!

 

Native QuickTime Files

There is one file format that is native to Apple’s QuickTime player: The MOV file.

MOV is a video container format similar to MP4. For QuickTime use one could even say that the two formats are nearly interchangeable even though MP4 is receiving better support by both hardware and software media players.

MOV files are, as stated, container files. This means that they do not only contain video data, but audio data as well. Text data can be included as well, for example for subtitle usage.

 

 

Files QuickTime Can Open

Depending on the video and audio codecs used, there is quite a bunch of files you can play, view and open using the QuickTime player. Newer versions of the media player can also edit, save, and share videos and other media formats.

Here’s a list with the most common formats supported by QuickTime:

Video Files Audio Files Image Files
  • 3GP, 3GPP, 3G2
  • AVI
  • DV Stream
  • MPEG-2
  • MP4, M4V
  • MOV
  • AAC
  • AIFF
  • M4A
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • BMP
  • GIF
  • JPEG, JPG
  • PSD
  • PICT
  • PNG
  • TGA
  • TIFF

 

Play All Video & Audio Files

While QuickTime supports a lot of files, it may still happen that you are unable to open a video or song in the media player. In this case, the file either uses a codec that’s not supported by QuickTime, or the file is in a format that QuickTime does not support.

In that case, you can download add ons for QuickTime the allow you to, for example, play back ASF, Flash Video or OGG files. Or you can download and install another player that supports the file and codec you are using.

Check out this article on Best Open Source Video and Music Players.

 

But what if you don’t want to download and install a new program just to open a single video? What if you are on mobile and want a quick and space-saving solution?

 

Convert your files to the QuickTime Format

Video files like FLV, MKV, WEBM or WMV can not be natively opened by QuickTime. If you still want to use QuickTime to view them though, you can convert them to MOV. By converting these files into the MOV format, you do not have to install any other application or program.

Likewise, audio files like FLAC, OGG, OPUS or WMA are not supported by Apple’s media player. For these files, you can either use iTunes or convert them into a format supported by QuickTime using an audio file converter as well.

 

Using online conversion you save time, space and nerves if you want to quickly convert a file for your QuickTime player. Don’t bother with downloading new players or even more apps to your phone: use what you already have!

 

Adding Media To Your PowerPoint & Keynote Presentation

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Despite the stigma, PowerPoint, Keynote, or other slideshow presentations are still the number one go-to tool for public, educational, and business presentations. No matter if you are presenting on a large or smaller scale, presenting important graphs, keywords, and findings, using a slideshow program makes it easier for you to set up the presentation, and visually more appealing for your audience.

We are not here to tell you how to do or present your findings, but we can help you with a very valid question when it comes to Microsoft’s PowerPoint: What kind of media can I add to my PowerPoint and Keynote slides?

Adding Videos and Audio Files to PowerPoint

While images and graphs, tables and charts add great visual content to your slides, they do not cover the whole spectrum of possibilities. If a video can underline your point or show your findings, you should also present it in your slideshow. For this, you do not have to fiddle with pausing and closing your presentation to open a media player.

Likewise, you can add audio samples and recordings to your presentation without having to click around a lot and let your audience wait.

However, not all media files are supported by Microsoft’s PowerPoint or Apple’s Keynote programs. To get an overview, we have dived into the specifications of each program and gathered information about the files you can add to your presentation.

Video Files

Following, you will find a list of video files that are supported by Microsoft PowerPoint or Keynote for both Mac and iOS. However, some replaying problems may still occur if the video file is using an unsupported codec. Thus, make sure that you check the presentation beforehand whether the correctly implemented video file can indeed be replayed without problems.

PowerPoint Keynote
  • ASF
  • AVI
  • M4V
  • MOV
  • MP4
  • MPEG, MPG
  • SWF
  • WMV
  • DV, DIF
  • MOV
  • MP4
  • MPEG, MPG
  • QT
It’s recommended to use MP4 video files, using the h.264 video codec and the AAC audio codec. Generally, all formats natively supported by QuickTime can be used for implementation into Keynote presentation.

Audio Files

With regard to Audio files, the codecs used for encoding the audio file plays a role in proper playback as well. Make sure to use a widely used and supported codec, and audio playback in your presentation shouldn’t pose a problem.

PowerPoint Keynote
  • AIFF
  • AU
  • M4A
  • MID, MIDI
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • WMA
  • AIFF
  • M4A
  • MP3
  • WAV
It’s recommended to use M4A files that have been encoded using the AAC audio codec. Audio formats that are supported by QuickTime can, usually, be used in Keynote presentations.

Additional Information

The information above are valid for the programs of the following versions:

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 & Powerpoint 2016
  • Keynote for Mac (6.0 and later) & Keynote for iOS (2.0 and later)

If you want ti implement a video or audio file that is not supported by either program, do not fret! You can still use a versatile online audio converter to convert your recording or other audio file into a supported format. Likewise, a video converter helps you to convert videos into a format you can implement into your presentation.

Files Supported By Your Wii U

Wii U
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Over the past two weeks, we have had a look at files and other media supported by some of the leading gaming consoles on the market; the PlayStation 4, PSP, and PS Vita and the Xbox One. Today, we shall have a look at the more “family friendly” gaming console from Nintendo, the Wii U. Lets find out which media files, discs, and streaming services are supported by the Nintendo console.

Discs and Games

Contrary to the Xbox One and PS4, the Wii U is able to support almost all already existing Wii games. Using the Wii menu on your new Wii U enables you to play the old games for the consoles predecessor, as well as downloaded WiiWare and saved game data. Even formerly created Mii’s can be transfered to the new console. This makes the Wii U the most backwards compatible console out of the three. Instead of the Wii U Game Pad, however, you have to use your Wii Remote to play the old games.

Unfortunately, and again contrary to the aforementioned gaming consoles, the Wii U does not play any kind of DVD, Blu-Ray, or audio CD.

In sum, the Wii U supports the following discs and games:

  • Wii U games
  • Wii games

Media Files

While the Nintendo console does have several ports for external devices, the USB storage and SD cards compatible with the Wii U do not allow you to watch media directly from one of these devices. Instead, they can be used to increase the internal storage of the console.

Thus, there is no real chance to plug in a USB stick to your Wii U and watch a movie or listen to music. While this limits the possibilities to watch things using your Wii U console, there is a neat way around this: streaming from your computer directly.
This can be achieved using software like Plex or Playon. After installing the program on your computer and specifying the folder(s) in which you store your media data, your Wii U is able to connect with the apps and play the movie, song, or display pictures via the console.

The downside to this is that you need to keep your computer running to use this service. However, this means there is no file format restriction bound to the Wii U and you can watch videos and pictures, or listen to music of any format supported by the app you are using.

Video on Demand

One way to watch the newest series and movies (and old ones, of course) without having to establish a large collection of DVDs and Blu-Rays at home, is to stream your favorite media online. The Wii U supports different VOD (Video On Demand) channels for this purpose. Keep in mind though, that for some of them an existing membership with the respective service is necessary.

  • Amazon Instant Video
  • Hulu Plus
  • Netflix
  • YouTube

Furthermore, it is possible to stream videos from a home DVR or the television onto the Wii U Game Pad.

Files Supported By Your PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and PSP

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As we have stated in our last week’s post about files supported by the Xbox One, we do not want to engage in the ongoing battle between console gamers. Whether you have a Xbox One or a PlayStation 4, we want to present to you the amount of information that you need. After covering the Xbox topic already, today we will have a look at games, discs, and file formats supported by the new generation of Sony’s PlayStation gaming consoles. Thus, we will have a look at the PS4 and PlayStation Vita, but also at the still beloved and often used PlayStation Portable (PSP).

PlayStation 4

Lets have a look at the big gaming console first. With regard to discs, the PS4 seems to be pretty limited when it comes to Backwards Compatibility. However, using the Gaikai Cloud streaming capability, games from various PlayStation generations can be played on the PS4 via emulation. However, the old hard discs and downloaded games from the PS1, PS2, and PS3 can not be played on the PS4.

Supported games and discs include:

  • Blu-ray discs (also in 3D)
  • DVDs (also in 3D)
  • PlayStation 4 discs
  • PlayStation 4 downloads
  • used PlayStation 4 games

When it comes to streaming services, the newest PlayStation generation supports the following services:

  • Amazon Instant Video
  • Crackle
  • Crunchyroll
  • Epix
  • Hulu Plus
  • IGN App
  • MLB.tv
  • Music Unlimited
  • NBA Game Time
  • Netflix
  • NFL Sunday
  • NHL
  • Redbox Instant
  • Video Unlimited
  • Vudu
  • YouTube
  • YuppTV

A feature of the PlayStation 4 is the PlayStation 4 Media Player. The player supports various audio, image, and video formats:

Audio

  • AAC
  • M4A
  • MP3

Image

  • BMP
  • JPEG
  • PNG

Video

  • AVCHD
  • AVI
  • M2TS
  • MKV
  • MP4

It is obvious that the list is not as exhaustive as the list of file formats supported by the Xbox One. However, if you want to listen to audio files like WMA, WAV, or AIFF, you can always use a reliable audio file converter to make them playable on your PS4. Same goes for video files with a MOV extension, for example. Convert them to a supported video file using a video converter.

PlayStation Vita & PlayStation Portable

The PS Vita is the newest handheld console from Sony, succeeding the PSP. Since those two are portable gaming consoles, it is not uncommon to also use them as mobile video and music playing devices. The following video, audio, and image files can be transferred to the PS Vita and PSP to be watches and played “on the go”:

PS Vita

Audio

  • MP3
  • MP4
  • WAV

Image

  • BMP
  • GIF
  • JPEG
  • MPO
  • PNG
  • TIFF

Video

  • MP4

PSP

Audio

  • MP3
  • MP4
  • WAVE
  • WMA

Image

  • BMP
  • GIF
  • JPEG
  • PNG
  • TIFF

Video

  • AVI
  • MP4

Files Supported By Xbox One

XBOX One
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No, we will not engage in the ever going fight between console users. We do not state that the XBOX One is Better than the PS4, or vice versa. Instead, we will give all Xbox One users an interesting and informative overview of the discs, files, and streaming services that are supported by their console of choice.

Discs and Games

Contrary to the predecessor Xbox 360, the Xbox One has an in-build Blu-Ray drive, enabling the Xbox One users to watch Blu-Ray movies on their console.

Unfortunately, the Xbox One does not support Backwards Compatibility – at least not in the common way. Xbox and Xbox 360 game discs do not run on the newest generation console. However, using the Xbox Preview Program, certain games trigger the download of so-called compatible files. A list of which games are supported can be found here. You can also vote for new games to be supported here.

However, the following hard discs and games are supported by the Xbox One:

  • Blu-ray discs
  • Xbox One discs
  • Xbox One Downloads
  • Used Xbox One games

Media Files

Using the Xbox Media Player, a variety of audio and video files with different codecs can be viewed, played, and displayed on the Xbox One. The app supports these file formats:

Audio

  • 3GP
  • AAC
  • ADTS
  • MP3
  • WAV
  • WMA

Image

  • BMP
  • JPEG
  • GIF (with animation)
  • PNG
  • TIFF

Video

  • 3GP
  • 3GP2
  • ASF
  • AVI
  • H.264
  • M2TS
  • M-JPEG
  • MKV
  • MOV
  • MP4
  • WMV

While this list is rather big, there are still some formats that are not supported by the Xbox One Media Player. If you want to watch DSLR Raw image files, for example, you would have to convert them to a supported format like JPEG first. OPUS or iTunes music stored in AIFF need to be converted to MP3 or another supported audio format first. And for unsupported video files, there is still the possibility to convert them to supported video files.

Streaming Services

Streaming is the new and convenient way to watch your favorite programs. Thus, the Xbox One also supports various streaming services, especially video streaming services:

  • Amazon Instant Video
  • Crackle
  • Crunchyroll
  • Epix
  • ESPN
  • HBO Go
  • Hulu Plus
  • IGN
  • MLB.tv
  • Netflix
  • NHL
  • redbox instant
  • Twitch TV
  • Vimeo
  • Vudu
  • YouTube

Best Open Source Video and Music Players

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Computers function as full entertainment systems by now. This means that the programs you have on your computer must be able to play music as well as videos and movies. On Windows computers, you have the Windows Media Player for this, and Mac users oftentimes rely on the Quicktime Player.

However, there are formats that are not supported by those operating system native programs. Over the past years, they have developed, featuring more settings, features, and functions. Yet, some open source programs still offer a better handling, a more pleasing design, and more functions to enhance your viewing or listening pleasure.

This is the reason why we decided to give you a short overview of free open source video and music players for your desktop computer – whether it is running on Windows or Mac OS.

VLC Player

VLC is probably the number one go-to Media Player across all kinds of operating systems. Versions of the player are available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Unix, and others. Furthermore, there are versions of the VLC Player for mobile devices as well that run on either iOS or Android.

The universal media player is also easy to customize. Many different apps and extensions can be added to the player, expanding it with regard to available functions and features. All extensions can be seen here. Furthermore, the player supports subtitles and different audio tracks, as well as changes in playback speed, brightness and contrast, and hue and saturation.

VLC features a great variety of different video and audio codecs that are supported without any further codec packs needed. The following files can be watched or listened to in the VLC Player:

  • 3GP
  • ASF
  • AVI
  • FLV
  • MKV
  • MOV
  • MP4
  • MPEG
  • MXF
  • OGM
  • WMV
  • AAC
  • FLAC
  • MIDI
  • MP3
  • OGG
  • WAV
  • WMA

Next to playing music and video files stored on your computer’s hard drive, the player also supports DVDs, CDs, VCDs, Webcam streams, and some other streaming services as well. For more information about streaming services supported, please refer here.

KM Player

The KM Player is, albeit not as well known as the VLC Player, a very versatile media player. However, it is not available for as many operating systems and devices. There is a desktop version available for computers running on Windows, as well as apps for iOS and Android devices. Via the beta version of KMP Connect, several devices with the KM Player installed can be connected. Thus, the music and movie library can be accessed from a mobile phone as well as from a laptop.

Subtitles and different audio tracks are also supported by the KM Player.

In the following, you find an extracted list of file formats supported by the KM Player. Similar to the VLC Player, several video and audio codecs are supported by the media player.

  • 3GP
  • ASF
  • AVI
  • FLV
  • MKV
  • MOV
  • MP4
  • MPG
  • MPEG
  • OGM
  • RM
  • TS
  • VOB
  • WMV
  • AAC
  • CDA
  • FLAC
  • M4A
  • MID
  • MKA
  • MP2
  • MP3
  • OGG
  • RA
  • WAV
  • WMA

Additionally to playing files stored on the hard drive, the KM Player supports the playback of Blu-Ray discs, DVDs, audio and video CDs, and Webcam support.

PotPlayer

Another media player that is distributed under open source standards is the PotPlayer. Developed from the former KM Player developers, the Daum PotPlayer has a very striking similarity with the previously named media player. However, the player is only available for Windows computers.

Next to brightness and contrast settings, users of the PotPlayer also have access to an audio equalizer.

On the official website as well as around the net, it is stated that the player supports most video and audio formats, however, there is no complete list available. Next to video and audio files, the PotPlayer also supports playback of Webcam recordings and analog as well as digital TV.

Winamp

Initially not free, Winamp has been around the interwebs for a long time. Since version 2, the player is distributed as freemium. The media player is available for both Mac OS and Windows computers. Furthermore, there is a version available for Android phones and tablets.

Several plug-ins and different skins enable the user to customize Winamp to their liking.

The following file formats, among others, are supported by Winamp:

  • ASF
  • ASX
  • AVI
  • FLV
  • MKV
  • MP4
  • MPEG
  • MPG
  • M2V
  • SWF
  • WebM
  • WMV
  • AAC
  • AIF, AIFF
  • CDA
  • FLAC
  • M4A
  • MID, MIDI
  • MOD
  • MP3
  • OGG
  • VOC
  • WAV
  • WMA

In addition, audio CDs also supported by Winamp.

Operating System Audio CD Playback DVD Playback Blu-Ray Playback
VLC Player
  • Windows, Windows Phone
  • Mac OS, iOS
  • Android
  • Linux, Unix
Y Y N
KM Player
  • Windows
  • iOS
  • Android
 Y  Y  N
PotPlayer
  • Windows
 Y  N N
Winamp
  • Windows
  • Android
 Y  N N

Optimize Your Videos For Vimeo

Vimeo
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Sure, YouTube is the number one video platform out there, but it is by far not the only one! Today, we want to take a closer look at a YouTube “competitor”, namely at Vimeo.

Vimeo is a video platform that allows you to watch and upload videos created by the Vimeo user community. Movies, episodes of series, and sport events are often offered by broadcasters and companies either as Video On Demand or Download for a small fee. Especially the VOD feature makes Vimeo stick our from the mass of other video platforms on the net.

Browser

Which browser should be used to upload videos to Vimeo? While Vimeo is supported by all major browsers, it is advised to use one that allows the usage of the Advanced Uploader. The Advanced Uploader allows for more secure uploading and enables the user to pause and resume uploads should the internet connection fail.

  • Firefox (version 5 or above)
  • Chrome (version 10 or above)
  • Safari (version 6 or above)

Video File Formats, Size, Codecs, and Resolution

Video File Formats

On Vimeo, uploading is not as much a question of file formats, but rather of video codecs used in the specific files. Thus, encoding the video correctly is more important than choosing the “correct” file type. However, the service supports all major video file extensions like:

  • 3GPP
  • AVI
  • FLV
  • MPEG4
  • MOV
  • WebM
  • WMV

Video File Size

If you are using a Vimeo Basic account, you can upload videos up to a size of 500MB per week (not per video!). Vimeo Plus members can upload videos up to 5GB per week, while members with a Vimeo PRO account have a limi of 20GB per week.

Every seven days, the upload space is refreshed and you can upload according to your quota again.

Video Resolution

Depending on the Vimeo account you have, you can watch and upload videos in HD. Thus, the by default down-scalled videos of 720p can be also watched in 1080p. The following settings have to be met to display the videos in the according resolution:

  • 1080p
    • Width: at least 1824px, OR
    • Height: at least 1026px
  • 720p
    • Width: at least 684px, OR
    • Height: at least 513px
  • SD
    • All videos

Vimeo is also currently working of making the streaming of 2K and 4K videos available. Currently, however, uploading 2K and 4K videos is possible for Vimeo Pro members. To display the videos, they will be down-scaled to 720p or 1080p, however they can be offered for download in 4K quality. The same applies to the Video On Demand (VOD) feature.

Furthermore, deinterlacing videos before uploading them to Vimeo is advised. As is resizing them to 1280×720.

Video Codec

Most of the major video codecs are supported by Vimeo, however using the High Profile H.264 codec is the site’s very own recommendation, as videos using this codec produce the best results. As for audio, the Vimeo team recommends using the AAC-LC codec.

Codecs that are not supported by Vimeo are: G2M2, G2M3, Canopus HQ,  and Apple Intermediate Codec

More details about bit rate, frame rate, compression, etc. can be found in Vimeo’s Compression Guidelines.

Optimize your Video

Optimizing your videos to upload them according to the Vimeo standards and guidelines isn’t difficult at all. All you need is a properly encoded video and a trustworthy and reliable online video converter.

The many different options given allow you to optimize your video according to the compression guidelines when it comes to bit and frame rate, and screen size. Furthermore, you can cut videos that are too long, or change the audio or video quality to reduce the file size.

Video Options

Best Free Video Players

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If you have a windows computer, you have certainly used the Windows Media Player already. And If you own a Mac, you are familiar with Quicktime and iTunes. However, there are still issues with these players and programs when it comes to certain video file types or codecs used in a video container file. Often times, those free or operation system native video playing programs have limitations that prevent you from watching the video you wanted.

Luckily, there are many free and open source versions all over the net that offer just as many if not even more features, and allow you to view many different video file formats without any problem. We have gathered the best or most popular video players you get on the net for free.

VLC Player

VLC PlayerOne of the best known alternatives to the Windows Media Player is VideoLAN’s VLC Player. The multimedia player is available for many different operating systems like Windows, OS X, different GNU/Linux versions like Ubuntu or openSUSE, but also for mobile OS like Android, iOS, and Solaris.

The VLC media player is not limited to play video files from the hard only, but can also open and play discs, streams, and webcams. Different codec packs can be downloaded for VLC to display all kinds of video container formats, however the player already plays most files even without an additional installation.

It is easy and intuitive to use, with options for subtitles and different audio tracks, cropping, and even for adding effects to the video.

KMPlayer

KMPlayer

The KMPlayer supports many different video and container formats as well as audio files. In addition to the desktop computer versions of the KMPlayer, there are also apps available for both Android and iPhone devices.

A very special function of the KMPlayer is the Connect feature (which is currently in beta). With the feature, users are able to watch videos and movies downloaded on a computer with their mobile device. To watch, all that is needed is a pin and a 4 digit password.

The usual options of subtitles, contrast, audio tracks, and full DVD and other disc menus is given within the KMPlayer, as well as the possibility to capture audio and video with the program.

Miro

Miro

Another great multimedia player you can download and use for free is Miro. It is available for the three major operating systems Windows, OS X, and Linux, as well as for the iPad.

Miro works especially well with audio files since it easily creates a music (and video) library by pointing the player to the respective folder on your computer. Furthermore, the player easily syncs with Android phones and offers the possibility to share videos and music on social media sites like Facebook or Twitter.

No Download and Installation

However, what all of these open source players have in common – apart of being free to use – is that you have to download them and install the program to your computer, or the app to your phone. Sometimes, when your hard drive is full already, you don’t want that.

In these cases, you can still use an online video converter to convert your videos into a popular format like MP4. That way, you can make them easily playable with your computer’s native or already installed players as well.

 

How To View All Kinds Of Files Without Installing Anything

Did you know that there are several options on how to view all kinds of Files without having to install the specific program needed? Yes, even programs that are capable of opening and displaying different kinds of files mostly require download and installation – if not even a purchase!

Open Anything
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Thus, we have collected a view websites that allow you to view different kinds of audio, document, eBook, spreadsheet, image, or presentation files online. Oftentimes, you are sent a file that you can not open with the programs available on your computer – may it be an Apple pages document that you can’t open in Microsoft Word, or a RAW camera image.

Furthermore, most of these pages do not even require you to register or log in to use them. The service is completely for free.

ThinkFree Online

ThinkFree Online is a tool especially useful for users of Apple Macs or platforms without the installation of the Microsoft Office Programs. The site allows you to open all kinds of Microsoft Office files of 2003 and 2007 like DOC, DOCX, XLS, or PPT.

Furthermore, you are able to use a DOC, XLS, and PPT editor on the website. By creating a free account, it is also possible to store your documents and spreadsheets on your account.

Unfortunately, the site is limited to processing Microsoft Office files only, however the support provided is very reliable.

ThinkFree

rollMyFile

rollMyFile is a very versatile online file viewer. They claim to support over 500 different file types, ranging from documents and spreadsheets, to images and even eBooks. The handling of the website is very easy as well, since you can simply drag & drop the file you want to open on the home page. rollMyFile is supported by the most common browsers like Opera, Safari, Firefox, or Google Chrome.

With a paid subscription, the user is able to edit the files uploaded and save those changes to, e.g., Google Drive or Drop Box.

However, there are still many files, especially media files or raw image files from DSLR cameras, that can not be opened by the service.

rollMyFile

Convert your Files

Another option to view any kind of file that has been sent to you or that you found on your hard drive is to convert them into formats your computer, tablet, or mobile phone is able to open and display. Just as with the two services mentioned above, no installation of a program to your computer or phone is needed, however, the converted file will have to be either downloaded on your hard drive or stored on a cloud storage service.

The possibilities are almost endless though. Usually not supported RAW camera files like NEF or CR2 can be converted to JPG, 3GP or other more “exotic” video files can be converted to MP4, and eBooks and all kinds of documents can easily be converted to PDF.

OnlineConvert

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!