How to Convert Video Files
Gone are the days when the only device in your arsenal that was suitable for video playback was your videotape recorder. Today, pretty much any device is compatible with videos, from your iPod to your PC without mentioning various media players. However, one problem still persists, and that’s the fact that different media players are compatible only with a certain range of video formats. If the video you want to watch isn’t supported by a specific device, you can opt for video conversion.
Icecream Media Converter is one of the tools that offer multiple format options for all types of video conversion. You can choose from MP4, FLV, AVI, MPG, M4V, MKV, and many other formats for both input and output files. With a wide range of formats and the simplicity of conversion, Icecream Media Converter is one of the best tools you can possibly find. Here is a quick tutorial on how to convert video files to other video formats.
Download and install the program
Download Icecream Media Converter from this website. Save the installation file on your computer and run it. Installation wizard will guide you through the process and help you complete it in less than a minute. Once it’s done, launch the application and prepare to the conversion.
Add video file/URL
The next step depends on whether you want to convert an existing file or convert from URL. Check the upper left corner of the main window to find a corresponding button.
The “Add file” button will bring you to the “Add file” working panel where you will have the access to your computer explorer by clicking on the file selection zone.
“Add URL” button allows you to paste a YouTube link through facilities of “Add URL” panel to download and convert the video simultaneously. To do that first you need to copy link to needed YouTube video from your browser and then proceed to “Add URL” panel. There you have 2 options: “paste URL” button or Ctrl+V key combination.
As soon as your file or URL is successfully added to the software, you are good to go to the next step.
Configure output file settings
- Convert to. Select the “Video” option in the “Convert to” line to convert video to video.
- Convert by. Choose the “Format” option in the “Convert by” section if you know for sure what type of formats you need. The good news is in case you are a novice user and don’t know which exact format is compatible with your gadget, you can convert your videos by device and let the program choose a suitable format automatically, to do that you should select “Device” option.
- Choose format or device. Click on the “Format” box and choose any format you want from the drop down menu. Otherwise, select “Device” and pick the desired gadget from a suggested list.
- Choose quality. There are four types of quality to choose from. The “Best” one saves the file in its original quality without any data loss. If you want to save some space on your computer, you can select “Good”, “Average” or “Bad” quality.
Start video conversion
Once all the configurations are set, go ahead and press the “Convert” button. The program also supports bulk conversion, which means you can queue several files or URLs and convert them all at the same time. To queue videos, press the “Add to Queue” button when the file is imported and the settings are configured. After that, press the “Add File/URL” button again and repeat the steps for as many files as you need. Finally, press “Convert” in the queue menu to start the process. You’ll see the popup window asking you whether or not you want to convert these files and save them to the chose folder folder. Press “Convert” again and watch its progress on the screen. Usually, the entire process only takes a couple of minutes for short videos and much longer for HD videos. By the end of the conversion, you’ll see the report window saying that video conversion has been completed and your files are saved in the folder. Press the “Open Folder” button to check on your files.