The ability to watch video on different types of devices is a wonderful thing. Not so wonderful are the compatibility issues that often arise when you try to watch the same video on different devices. That’s because not all video players can play all video formats.
Let’s say you shot a video with a camcorder. You’ve downloaded the file to your computer and you’d like to email it to a few friends. Unfortunately, there’s a good chance that they won’t have the proper software or plug-ins to watch it.
That’s where video converter software comes in. With a video converter, you can simply change the video’s file format to something more universal, like AVI. It’s also helpful when you’d like to watch a video on a mobile device, like an iPod or smartphone, which might not support a format intended for viewing on a PC.
There are lots of video converters to choose from, and the technical jargon they throw at you can be overwhelming. Don’t be intimidated — there are just a few things you need to know
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