Format Factory is a multifunctional media converter which is capable of converting a lot videos, audios and pictures. I think it’s the best freeware of its kind. As we know that there are many Format Factory reviews on the Net, not for manuals. Since there is no guide on Format Factory on the official website, this step-by-step tutorial shows you how to use Format Factory to convert videos to other formats and play on your devices.
Step 1 Download Format Factory
Suppose you haven’t done so, open your web browser and go to the official site of Format Factory or click here to download Format Factory. Double click the set-up file icon and follow the follow-up wizard to install the program.
Step 2 Select Output Format
Now open Format Factory, you will see the interface as below. From the left panel, you will see a lot of formats under “Video”, select one and your video files will be converted to this specific format. For example, we select “All to AVI” and we are converting videos to AVI.
Step 3 Add Video Files
On the next screen, you will need to import your video files to Format Factory. Click on “Add File” button to navigate to the folder where your source files are saved and add them to the program.
Step 4 Output Setting (Optional)
There are a few things you can customize. From the “Profile” drop-down list, you can select video quality and size. You can also set Video Stream, Audio Stream, Additional Subtitle, Watermark, Bitrate, and more. Basically, the default setting should work fine.
Step 5 Start Converting Videos
If you are sure about all settings, now you are only a click away. From the top tool bar, click on “Start” button and wait for the conversion to finish.(NOTE: As the file is being converted, you will be able to see its progress as it is converted. The time required will vary based on your original file’s size and the speed of your computer.)
Step 6 Find Files
If you didn’t customize the output folder, you may go to My Documents on your computer. There will be a folder in My Documents titled FFOutput. Your converted files will be in that folder. Alternatively, you can simple select “Output Folder” to locate the finished videos.
By following this Format Factory guide, you may find it’s pretty easy to convert videos using Format Factory. If you are looking for an alternative, Video Converter is one of the best and most reliable programs which lets you convert any videos, HD videos and audios.