Choosing Video Format Conversion SoftwareThere are many different video file formats which videos can be stored in, and a common activity that many people need to do is to convert files between these formats (for example, when copying files from one device to another). For example, imagine if you've made a video using your mobile phone, but want to copy the file over to your computer, and put the file into a common PC video file format.
Before mentioning any specific software, one important caveat: you should only copy/convert videos which you have the right to do so - for example, videos that you have created yourself, or that you have permission from the copyright holder to convert. You do not wish to violate copyright law, as doing so can carry some quite severe penalties! Please note: We are not lawyers, so we can not offer you legal advice, and we can not advise you on any particular situations or scenarios - please seek your own independent advice, as necessary.
Okay, having said that, let's look at some of the programs that are available. Since I am not an expert on each of these programs, I have used information published by the vendors to explain what each program can do:
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