The best way to convert videos is to use a desktop application that has the video conversion facility. But almost every video converter application is paid and the free versions can convert only up to some duration of the media file. This makes it very difficult to have an offline video converter.
Moreover, if the video you want to convert is available online, then it’s better to first convert the video online and then download it.
Online Video Converters – Top 7
There are hundreds of online video converts. I have short listed 7 of the best ones. If you use some other converter and want it to be included in this list, then do comment it using the comment form below.
1. N1 Video Converter
N1 Video Converter is a full fledge video converter because it allows you to convert the video files from any format to both audio or video files and that too in many different formats. You can also upload any media file from your computer and convert it online using the free N1 Video Converter.
The converter also has browser extensions for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari to ease the conversion process.
LINK: N1 Video Converter
2. Clip Converter
Clip Converter is another free web service which gives you the flexibility to convert online videos straight from the video sharing site like YouTube, DailyMotion, MySpace, Vimeo, etc. Like the N1 video converter, Clip Converter also has browser add-ons to convert videos without opening their website. In addition to it, Clip Converter also provides a desktop application that enables you to download and convert videos without even opening your browser (you need to know the URLs though).
LINK: Clip Converter
3. Convert Online Videos Using Online-Convert
Online-Convert is another web service that allows you to convert almost anything. The website has many different tools for converting different type of files to many different formats. In comparison with other services, there is much more you can do with a video with this service.
- This service can convert your video to almost any format you want.
- You can crop the video and set the start and the end time.
- You can change the frame rate and the bit rate.
- Change the audio quality.
- You can also change the video size.
- You can also rotate the video if you want.
- You can choose the source video file from Dropbox.
At the time of writing this article, CloudConvert support 176 different formats of files and can convert from almost every format to the other formats. The added advantage of using this service is that it can integrate with your Dropbox or Google Drive account and can fetch your video file from your account. Not only this, it can put the converted files back to your Dropbox/Google Drive account.
Like other online video converters in the list, Apowersoft Free Online Video Converter can also convert your video into many different audio and video formats. Some of the popular supported formats are MP4, AVI, MP3, Wave, MOV, 3GP, etc. Resolution, bit rate and frame rate can be configured according to our own personal preference. The only thing it lacks is the ability to convert videos by fetching it from the URL on the web. The service also has a desktop version, but like with all other desktop converters, it also has some limitations (only 30% of the file will be converted) when converting videos with the free version.
6. Zamzar – Free Online File Conversion
Zamzar is another great service that lets you convert files from one format to another. It supports hundreds of formats for conversion of dozens of file types. The way it is different from other services is that you don’t have to wait for the service to convert files, it will send you an email with the link to the converted file when the conversion process is finished.
7. Media Converter
Another online video converter is the Media Converter. It allows you to convert files by pasting a link, uploading a file, and by browsing YouTube. This service allows you to search YouTube for videos without even leaving their website. The application has built-in support for searching YouTube videos. You can select the format of the file once you have selected your file. The website also supports queuing of files and you can queue multiple files for conversion. After conversion, the service displays the links to download all your files individually.
LINK: Media Converter