If you need to quickly convert a video file, the best option would be to use a free online video converter.
Free online video converters are becoming popular among video producers and regular users, especially smartphone users who quickly need to convert large video files to be shared over their mobile devices.
The advantages of an online video converter are:
- No need to install software
- Convert video file on the go – even on someone else’s computer
- Save on software purchase
There are drawbacks though
- Conversion available only when there’s an Internet connection
- Must have a stable, high speed Internet connection
- Service may be slow owing to usage volume
Let’s take a look at some top free online video converters. We’re focusing on converters that don’t require you to sign up for an account. A hassle if you want to just convert an occasional file
Online Video Converter
This converter with a generic sounding name has three conversion options
You could convert:
- a video file from an URL of video sharing sites (YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Instagram)
- from a file in your computer
- or install a browser extension that will allow you to convert video from YouTube without having to copy and paste a video link.
It supports the following file formats which includes audio :
MP3, AAC OGG WMA, M4A, FLAC, WAV , MP4 , AVI , MPG , MOV ,WMV ,MKV , M4V ,WEBM, FLV ,3GP
You also have the option of converting the whole video file or a portion of it – based on start time and end time.
The maximum resolution for video file is 720p and lowest is 240p
An interesting feature is the availability of a QR code which makes it easy for you to download the converted file to your mobile phone.
Alternatively, you could save the video to your cloud storage, namely Dropbox
Check out Online Video Converter
Online Convert is a versatile website where you can convert video and also other digital media ranging from ebooks, images and also documents.
At first glance it doesn’t look like a converter site with its plain, unassuming greenish-grey background. But the range of conversion options offered is simply mind-boggling.
It has about 23 video conversion options including conversion for Xbox 360, Blackberry video and iPad video.
You could either upload a file or insert the URL of a video.
Alternatively if your file is in the cloud you could transfer it for conversion from Dropbox or Google Drive.
Additional conversion options are provided like bitrate change, audio removal and frame rate change.
Check out Video Online Convert
If you need basic video file conversion to popular video formats, the Files Convert would be a choice you wish to consider.
This converter, offered by Don’s Tools, would suit newbies to file conversion who wouldn’t want to contend with technical aspects of the process – bitrate, audio codec, frame rate, etc.
The converted provides three conversion output options: Low , Moderate, High , Very High.
For example if you want to share a talking head video, you may want to choose Low quality.
We tried converting a smartphone MP4 20-second video at 40.1MB and got the size reduced to 8MB with the settings in the screenshot above. Conversion was at a decent speed.
Want to get your video files converted without much fuss? Give Files Conversion a try.
Convert Video Online
This site has a simple interface which would not intimidate beginners.
The standout feature of this free online converter is it supports file uploads of up to 2GB!
If you’ve super fast Internet connection with a super fast upload speed, then this is the converter you should consider.
There are 300 conversion options with even H265/HVEC support thrown in, if that’s what you need.
Apart from computer file uploads there are options to import from cloud storage – Google Drive and Dropbox.
Audio Options are as shown in the screenshot below.
We got a 40MB Smartphone video converted to 600kb Android video. Pretty impressive, isn’t it?
This is definitely one free online video converter that you should give a try.
There’s even an option to use it via a Chrome browser extension.
Check out Convert Video Online
AConvert allows you basic conversion and Advanced conversion. If you would just like to convert a video file to a different file extension, without changing anything else except the file extension, you choose the default mode.
If you want to change other aspects of the video then you could click on Options.
Check out AConvert
The thing with online video converters iis they help you accomplish a minor video conversion task quickly. Don’t show up with a big file and expect results like you will with an offline converter.
Sometimes you need to test a few online video converters because you could determine which suits your purpose.