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Format factory free mp3 converter

Looking for a free way to convert your multimedia files?  One of the biggest sources of viruses on the internet is searching for software that can convert your files from one format to another.  Often, the result is that you download and launch a malicious program that then puts all manner of spyware onto your PC.

Good free converters are very hard to find but there is one that stands out above all the others.  It’s called ‘Format Factory’ and it can convert huge files to a variety of different formats.  Look at this list:

Video – Converts from/to MP4/3GP/MPG/AVI/WMV/FLV/SWF.
Audio – Converts from/to MP3/WMA/AMR/OGG/AAC/WAV.
Images – Converts from/to JPG/BMP/PNG/TIF/ICO/GIF/TGA and supports zoom/rotate and flip tags.

It can also copy DVD to a video file and music CD to an audio file.
MP4 files support iPod, iPhone, iPod, PSP and BlackBerry formats.
For the techies out there it also supports RMVB,Watermark and AV Mux.

A neat function is the built-in repair of damaged video and audio files.  All Windows Operating Systems are supported:

XP/2003/Vista/2008/Windows 7/8/10

For more information and to download click this link:

Irfanview image viewing software

Irfanview allows you to manipulate and easily view images, and other media formats.  Here’s a list of what it can do:

  • Cut and crop images
  • Apply batch conversions
  • Sharpen or blur images
  • Create panoramas
  • Change color modes

Irfanview has been slowly adding support for lots of different formats and now supports most image, video and sound formats including the popular MP3, AVI, audio CD, and WMA.

It has a simple interface which is easy to learn. New on the latest version at time of writing is a set of (basic) drawing tools, easily reached by hitting F12.

I rate this program very highly and it can be easily installed alongside other programs, be sure to opt out of the free Google toolbar during installation if that is something you don’t require.

Requirements:  Windows 95/98/Me/2000/NT/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7