Media file formats are rather like measuring spaghetti or trying to insert a USB device: no matter what you do, youíre doing it wrong.
If youíve ever had a PNG when you needed a JPG, or wished for an MP4 when all you have is a WMV, Format Factory is the tool for you.
Why you need it
Everybody who uses media files needs a decent file converter, and Format Factory is particularly good for people using photos, music or video files. You can convert music files to or from MP3, WMA, OGG, AAC, WAV and more, video to or from MP4, 3GP, AVI, WMV, SWF and others, and convert images from or to JPG, BMP, PNG, TIF and even Googleís WebP format.
You can rip music directly to an audio file, and rip unprotected DVDs to video. Itís particularly useful if you want to convert files to run on phones and other mobile devices, with support for 3GP and various other mobile video formats.
This would all be for naught if the interface were confusing or complex, but it isnít: Format Factory isnít the prettiest, but itís simple and straightforward. Itís a good tool to have in your programs folder.