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« on: April 08, 2018, 01:42:10 pm »

There used to be quite a few free downloads of file conversion software on the web. Some of them had a limit of so many days;or a limited number of conversions before they stopped working. You could get around that by downloading it again,of course. I did find some software that converted audio & video files,without a limit on days or the number of times you could use it. Unfortunately,it went down with my last pc! What  "Free" software do members use here here,currently. And if I do choose to pay? Which software would be the best choice,and not break the bank?! (NB: The more file formats it can handle,the better!) And what about ones that do video,as well? Sometimes I need to! I am using two with a 21 day limit,at the moment.
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2018, 01:58:30 pm »

What is it that you are trying to convert?  From what to what?
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2018, 02:18:50 pm »

Audio files,at the moment. In the last few days I've converted FLAC and MP4 music files to MP3's. I use other software for Zip files and RAR. Usually to Mp3. Apologies,for not making myself more clear!
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2018, 02:35:47 pm »

I would use Audacity, which is free, and is an all-purpose audio editor; rather more than just a conversion tool. But you can import an audio file in one format and export it in another. You can also edit it and tidy it up in the process if so desired. Also good for recording. You do have to search for add-on libraries to handle .mp3 and .m4a, but they are not hard to find.
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2018, 09:19:25 am »

I would use Audacity, which is free, and is an all-purpose audio editor; rather more than just a conversion tool. But you can import an audio file in one format and export it in another. You can also edit it and tidy it up in the process if so desired. Also good for recording. You do have to search for add-on libraries to handle .mp3 and .m4a, but they are not hard to find.
Thank you,Gauk. I did have Audacity on my old pc. I must admit I haven't really explored most of it's functions,as I'm still a bit of an analogue man at heart Roll Eyes. I will read up about it,now. Previously,I have only used it for the odd online recording,and a bit of simple editing.
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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2018, 01:02:24 pm »

Audio files,at the moment. In the last few days I've converted FLAC and MP4 music files to MP3's. I use other software for Zip files and RAR. Usually to Mp3. Apologies,for not making myself more clear!

I usually use www.media.io
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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2018, 09:30:29 am »

For Mac OS "Handbrake" is useful if the source is video.
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