Last summer I was lucky enough to be given a free Nokia smart media phone. My new phone could take pictures, record audio and voice, play MP3’s, and record video. One of the very first things that I did with my new phone as I returned home with it was to record a video as we were driving. You see, my husband and I had accidentally discovered that we could drive on the Molson Indy race track that was being set up in downtown Toronto the day before the big race was to start.
How exciting! Our car on a race track and we could record our adventure too!
Unfortunately, when we got home I discovered that our new cell phone recorded video in 3GP format. At that time, I don’t believe that YouTube or Google video accepted uploads in that type of format. That was a huge drag since I wanted to post my little film on this site.
I got busy searching the internet for a free program which would convert the 3GP format over to AVI which was accepted at Youtube at the time. Problem was I could only find programs that would convert 3GP to another format, before I could use yet another free conversion program to convert the video to AVI. My video lost a lot of it’s quality along the way and I was very disappointed with the results. As a result of this I’ve made very few videos with our cell phone.
Lucky for me, and any of you who have gone through some of the type of experiences I’ve just described there’s a new digital media converter available and it converts a multitude of video and audio formats quickly and easily. No more fiddling around and losing quality!
You can easily convert video and audio files from one format to another. You can even batch convert too. Common formats that work with the new digital media converter are VCD, DVD, AVI (DivX, MS MPEG4, uncompressed, etc), MPEG-1, MPEG-2 (PAL, NTSC), MP3, MOV, WMA, WMV, DVR-MS, ASF, AIFF, AU ,VOB (DVD Video files), SND, DVR-MS (including radio station DVR-MS file format), 3GP, DV-AVI, MP3 and WAV formats.
We have a DVD recorder but it doesn’t record in a format that our DVD player accepts. Now, if I were to get this software, I can record shows and movies with our DVD recorder onto a re-recordable DVD disk and pop it into my computer and convert it to a format that our DVD player will accept.
You can also use this converter to extract the audio from a video and save just the audio tracks. That would be great for recording really wonderful movie sound tracks wouldn’t it?
There are all kinds of great features in this new digital media converter. Using the advanced settings you can change the video frame size, audio/video compression codec, number of channels in an audio stream and the frequency too.
I think I could go on and on about this media converter. Probably because I spent so much time searching for a decent one last summer. So I’ll just tell you about one last feature that I think just about everyone would want to try. If you have an iPod, Sony PSP or another type of portable media device and say that you are about to take a long road trip, or perhaps your commute to work daily is by bus or train and it takes an hour or so to get from home to work. Why not convert DVDs and films that you like to a format that works with your portable media player so that you can watch them whenever your out and about, traveling or commuting? I know that if I had a long commute or a long trip coming up I’d do that.
You can learn more about this digital media converter by visiting the information page I listed above. You can also read a number of articles that will teach you how to use the media converter in different ways.
If you want to try this software there’s a free version at http://www.Deskshare.com. You’ve got nothing to lose by downloading the free trial. Give it a try.