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How to Use My Media Converter
My Media Converter is a simple program to help you convert graphics, audio, and video files. Just drag the files you want to convert into the program's main frame or click "Select Files" to select your files. After selecting files, use the "Convert To" drop-down to select the type of conversion you want. Use "Options" to chose any settings and options for the conversion. Click "Save To" to specify a location you want the conversions saved to (the default location is the same folder as the original file). Finally, click "Convert" and your files will be converted.
Errors During Conversions
If you get errors during conversions you may have corrupted files, incompatible formats, or other issues. You can contact our support team and we can investigate the issue to try to find a solution. Note: you may need to provide us with the file you are trying to convert so we can test in our lab.
About the Free Trial
My Media Converter has a free trial so you can try out our program before you buy it. We offer 30 free conversions with no watermarks, time limits, or other restrictions that many other demos impose.
How to Uninstall My Media Converter
My Media Converter is easy to uninstall. Just open the program, click "Settings," and click "Uninstall Program." You can also uninstall through the Windows Add/Remove Programs interface.
Below are the available conversion types. We'll try to add even more options and filetypes in future versions.
Graphics: Converts to/from JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF
Audio: Converts from MP3, WAV, AIF, WMA, FLAC, OGG, AAC, M4A, RM
Audio: Converts to MP3, WAV, AIF, WMA, OGG, AAC, M4A
Video: Converts from MOV, AVI, FLV, WMV, ASF, DV, H261, H263,H264,
MP4, M4V, MPG, 3GP, 3G2, DIVX
Video: Converts to MOV, AVI, FLV, WMV, ASF, DV, H264, MP4, MPG, DIVX
How to Fix Interface Problems
If the My Duplicate File Finder interface doesn't fit your screen or buttons are cut off or missing, please make change your Windows DPI settings. Click Start > Type DPI > Select "Make text and other items larger or smaller" > Select "Set custom text size (DPI)" > Choose 100% and check "Use Windows XP style DPI scaling."
Graphics Conversion Options
JPEG Options: You can select a quality level for the JPEG conversions from 0-100%. Please note that higher the quality level, the larger the file size will be. A typical setting for a good quality conversion is 70-80%. The JPEG algorithm is designed for compressing photos.
GIF Options: You can select a colors, dithering, and method for GIF conversions. Colors are the number of colors in the final image. Dithering is the percentage of dithering used to make the image look more realistic. Method lets you chose from several algorithms for doing the conversion. The more colors and the more dithering, the larger the files size will be. GIF is best for compressing icons, graphics, logos, and illustrations.
BMP Options: You can select the color depth for BMP images. You can save to either 8-bit or 24-bit images.
Audio Conversion Options
Audio Bit Rate: The audio bit rate is the kb per second used for the audio. The higher the bit rate, the higher the audio quality. My Media Converter default setting is 128 kbps, which is a typical bit rate for good quality audio.
Audio Sampling Rate: The audio sampling rate is the number of samples per second used to construct the audio. The higher the sampling rate, the higher the audio quality. 44.100 kHz is the sampling rate used for CDs and most high quality audio. My Media Converter matches the existing sampling rate by default.
Mono/Stereo: This setting is for the number of audio channels (one or two) used for the audio. Two channel audio is broken into left and right for stereo sound. One channel (mono) audio will play the same channel on both the right and left speakers. Stereo audio files will be larger than mono, since twice as much data may be saved. My Media Converter matches the existing channels by default.
Audio Codec: Some audio formats can store audio using different codecs. Some codecs offer higher quality, better compression, different compatibility, and other attributes. If more than one audio codec is available, you can select it from this list.
Video Conversion Options
Video Bit Rate: The video bit rate is the kb's per second used for the video. The higher the bit rate, the higher the video quality. 150-400 kbps is a typical bit rate for quality video playback on a PC. My Media Converter defaults to 400 kbps.
Frame-rate: The frame rate is the number of frames in 1 second of video. Typically 24, 25, or 30 frames per second are used movies and television programs. The higher the frame-rate, the large the video file size will be. My Media Converter defaults to 30 fps.
Keyframes: Keyframes are frames which must be shown during video playback. If a computer is playing a video, some frames may be skipped for performance reasons. Keyframes cannot be skipped, however, and can ensure that more frames are shown for smoother video playback. Videos with lots of motion or movement may benefit from more keyframes per second. My Media Converter defaults to one keyframe per 30 frames, which should be adequate for most videos.
Video Size: The video size is the size of the height and width of the video in pixels. Most video sizes must use specific aspect ratios like 4:3 or 16:9. By default, My Media Converter will match the currect size of the video file being converted. You can also enter a custom size by selecting one of the three custom options (allowing you to lock the size to an aspect ratio or not).
Video Codec: Some video formats can store video using different codecs. Some codecs offer higher quality, better compression, different compatibility, and other attributes. If more than one video codec is available, you can select it from this list.
Doing Batch Conversions
To do a batch conversion of multiple files, just drag all the files you want to convert into the main conversion frame. You can only convert a batch of files using one destination format (eg: JPEG, 70% Quality) and cannot have different formats or options for each file in the batch.
Converting Multiple File Types
My Media Converter can only convert one type of files at time (graphics, audio, or video). For example, you can only convert all video files to a video format or all audio files to an audio format, and not a mix of video and audio files. If you need to convert multiple files types, just group the types of files into separate conversions.