Media conversion software, or transcoders, come in all shapes and sizes. Many are free, many are cross-platform. Some will only import certain formats, while others may have limited output options. Some will handle batch processing and others offer editing options.
On this page are video examples of how to convert video file formats and how to rip a DVD using Format Factory, one of the many free transcoders available for Windows.
When converting video from one format to another, it is essential to note the following three settings:
Refer to the glossary on the left as a guide for these settings.