Working with various video formats can sometimes be a tricky task due to the large number of formats available today. All of them have their specific features and require all sorts of codecs for successful playback, editing, and other types of routines. The most effortless way to skip the problems caused by the diversity of the formats is to convert them to a single video format that works best for you. The easiest way to do that is to convert them online with Google Drive’s app CloudConvert. Read on to learn how to convert videos with Google Drive for free.
Step 1. Sign into your Google account
Go to Google’s main page and click the “Sign in” button in the upper right-hand corner of the website. Log into your Google account.
Step 2. Go to your Google Drive
Click the “Google apps” button in the upper right-hand corner and click the “Drive” icon to open your Google Drive.
Step 3. Upload a video
Click the red “New” button and select the “File upload” option from the drop-down menu.
After that, Windows Explorer will be opened so you can browse for the video file to be uploaded to Google Drive.
Step 4. Open the video with CloudConvert
Right-click the file to open its context menu, select the “Open with” option, and then select the “CloudConvert” option to convert the file with CloudConvert’s online service.
Step 5. Select the video format with which you want to convert the file
Click the button with the format of the uploaded file and select the “video” option from the drop-down menu to open the list of all the supported output formats to which your video file can be converted. Select the required output format.
Step 6. Click the “Start Conversion” button
When the output video format is selected, click the “Start Conversion” button to convert the video online for free with CloudConvert.
Step 7. Open the file in your Google Drive
When the file is converted, it will automatically be saved to your Google Drive. Click the green “Show File” button to open the converted video file in your Google Drive.
Converting video files to other formats can be an effortless task fulfilled online with Google Drive’s built-in app, CloudConvert. If you prefer offline conversion, take a look at our review of the best free video converters for Windows.