Free video converter

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Free video converter: Windows 10 and Mac

You would like to understand which one free video converter being able to rely on your computer, acting as Windows 10 or later and Mac? I'll settle you instantly! Below, in fact, you will find those that, in my humble opinion, represent the best tools of this type. Put them to the test immediately!


HandBrake (Windows / macOS)

The first of the free video converters that I suggest you experiment with is HandBrake. It is free, open source, compatible with both Windows and macOS and allows you to transform many video formats (including DVDs) into MP4 and MKV files optimized for all popular devices. Note that it supports subtitles, chapters and the creation of movies with multiple audio tracks and allows you to “rip” DVD and Blu-Ray.


To download the program on your computer, go to its website and click on the button Download HandBrake xxx.

Once downloaded, if you are using Windows, april il .exe file obtained and, in the window that is shown to you on the desktop, click on the buttons Yes e Next (twice in a row). Next, click on the button install e poi quello Finish, to conclude the setup. Then start the program by selecting the collegamento that was added to the Start menu.

Stai using MacOSInstead, open the package .dmg ottenuto e trascina l 'program icon in the folder Applications from the Mac. Next, facci click destro sopra, select la voce apri click on the menu and click on the button apri in the window that appears on the screen, in order to open the application, bypassing the limitations imposed by Apple on applications from non-certified developers (an operation that must be carried out only at the first start).



Now that, regardless of the operating system used, you see the HandBrake window, select the video you want to convert via the menu on the right (if it is not visible, to make it appear click on the button Open Source top left). Alternatively, you can drag the file directly into the program window.

Now, expand the menu for choosing presets by clicking on the button Presets at the top right and select the conversion profile you are interested in. In the event that the default settings for the profile you have selected are not to your liking, you can change them by acting on the items and menus in the tabs in the center of the window above, by acting on the output format, on the audio, on the video resolution etc.

Finally, hit the button KATEGORIEN located at the bottom right and specify the location where you want to save the output file, then press the button Start Encode placed on top to kick off the conversion process.

Adapter (Windows / macOS)

Another great free video converter that, in my opinion, you would do well to put to the test is Adapter. It is a free software that can convert all major video file formats to each other: MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV, MOV, FLV etc. It has a nice user interface, is quite intuitive and provides users with numerous options to choose from to better act on their files. It is available for both Windows and macOS and is completely free of charge.


To download it to your computer, go to its website and click on the button Download Adapter that you find at the top of the page.


When the download is complete, if you are using Windows, april il .exe file obtained and, in the window you see appear on the screen, click on the button Yes. Then press on the buttons OK e Next, select the voice I accept the agreement and click the button again Next (for six consecutive times). Finally, press on the buttons install e Finish.

Stai using MacOSInstead, open the package .dmg ottenuto, trascina l 'program icon in the folder Applications computer, right-click on it and select the item apri from the menu that appears. Then press the button apri present in the window that is shown on the screen, in order to start Adapter going to circumvent the limitations desired by Apple towards non-certified developers (operation that must be carried out only at the first start).

Keep in mind that, both during the installation procedure of the program on Windows and on macOS, you may be offered to download and install FFMPEG (è indispensablebile per il buon funzionamento del programma) e VLC (a famous multimedia player that I told you about in depth in my guide on the subject).

Now that regardless of the operating system you are using, you see the Adapter main window, click on the button KATEGORIEN and select the movie you want to convert. Alternatively, drag the file you want to act on into the program window.


At this point, click on the drop-down menu Video located at the bottom and select from the latter the output format you prefer, or the device on which you intend to play the video after conversion.

If you are not satisfied with the default settings for the conversion profile chosen, modify them by acting on the right sidebar (if it is not visible, you can recall it by pressing the button with the ruota d'ingranaggio at the bottom) and then intervene on bitrate, resolution, etc.


Finally, click the button Convert located below to start the conversion process. By default, the converted videos are saved in the same location as the source files. If you deem it necessary, however, you can change the output position by editing the section Directory program settings.

Other free video converters: Windows and Mac

Wheel other converters free video to use on your computer? Then try the ones you find in the list below. I sincerely hope they are able to satisfy you.

  • Mobile Media Converter (Windows / macOS / Linux) - free and cross-platform program that allows you to convert video and audio files and that supports the most popular formats. It is very easy to use. Also note that no installation is required on Windows.
  • Format Factory (Windows) - it is a video converter that can convert not only major video file formats, but also music and photos. It is fully translated into cittàn, is very easy to use and offers many useful options.
  • Smart Converter (macOS) - is a highly intuitive application for macOS that allows you to convert video files that are fed to you. It supports all popular formats and is completely free.

Free video converter: online

Don't want or can't download new programs to your computer? No problem! Know that, in that case, you can turn to a working free video converter online, directly from the browser window. To find out what such solutions you have on your side, read on.

123apps Video Converter

If you are looking for a good working free video converter online, I strongly suggest that you consider the 123apps Video Converter. It is a service through which you can convert your video files into all popular formats. It also allows you to define the resolution and to intervene on some more advanced options. It does not require registration, but it must be taken into account that the maximum weight allowed for each uploaded element is 4 GB. As far as privacy is concerned, the files uploaded to the service's servers are automatically deleted within a few hours of processing.

To use it, go to its home page, click on the button Open file and select the video on your computer that you want to convert. Alternatively, you can download the video to convert from your Google Drive account, from Dropbox or by indicating theURL, by clicking on the appropriate links.

Once upload is complete, select the output format you prefer from the tab Video, indicate the resolution of your interest from the drop-down menu Resolution (if you have no special needs, you can leave the option selected Same as the input) and make any further changes to the characteristics of the final file by clicking on the button Settings and intervening from the screen that appears.

Finally, start the conversion by pressing the button Converted. Once the process is complete, download the output file by selecting the link Download or the items related to Google Drive o dropbox.

Other free video converters: online

If you are looking for other working converters online, I recommend that you try the ones I have selected for you and included in the following list. I am sure that, in the end, you will be able to find a solution that suits you.

  • Convertio - is a universal converter working via the Web that allows you to intervene not only on videos, but also on many other types of files. Basically it is free, but it does not allow you to upload files with a weight greater than 100 MB. To get around this limit and to unlock other extra features, you need to take out a paid subscription (with prices starting at $ 9,99 / month). In addition, uploaded files are immediately removed from the company's servers once the conversion process is complete.
  • CloudConvert - it is a famous and appreciated free file converter, which allows you to act not only on videos, but also on audio files, Office documents, etc. There is no upload limit, but can be used for up to 10 minutes per day. To get around these limitations and unlock other extra features, you need to register and possibly subscribe to one of the subscription plans (with prices starting from 8,54 euros / month). The files are removed from the service servers after a few hours of uploading.
  • Media.io - it is an additional online converter, it is totally free and allows you to convert to and from all major video file formats. You can also upload multiple files simultaneously. Furthermore, it protects users' privacy by deleting personal data within 24 hours of uploading.

Free video converter: Android and iPhone

You don't have a computer at hand and would like me to suggest some free video converters for smartphones and tablets? Then take a look at the solutions for Android e iPhone (as well as for iPad, nothing changes) that I have reported to you below!

Media Converter (Android)

Stai using a device Android, you can test the app Media converter. It is a very simple free video converter to use, it allows you to convert movies to any format and set the bitrate, resolution and audio sample rate of the output file. It also allows you to perform conversion operations on audio files.

To download and install the app on your device, visit the relevant section of the Play Store and tap the button Install. If you are using a device without Google services, you can get the app from alternative stores. Then, start the app by tapping on the app icon added to the home screen and / or to the drawer.

Now that you see the main screen of Media Converter, indicate the location on your device where the video you want to convert is located, tap the button Expert mode and select the output format you are interested in from the drop-down menu Output profile.

Then adjust the other settings related to the final file (if you deem it necessary), click on the button Change located in correspondence with the wording Save to to specify the location to save the output video, type the title you want to assign to the final file in the field Rename as and start the conversion procedure by touching the button Convert.

The Video Converter (iOS / iPadOS)

Stai using a device iOS / iPadOS, puoi rivolgerti all'app The Video Converter. It is at no cost, easy to use and, as you can guess from the name itself, allows you to convert all major video file formats on iPhone and iPad. The only thing you need to take into account is that to convert to specific formats you need to unlock the paid version through in-app purchases (at the base cost of 3,49 euros).

To download and install the application, access the relevant section on the App Store, press the button Get, quindi quello Install and then authorizes the download via Face ID, touch ID o password dell'ID Apple. Next, launch the app by pressing by tapping theicon added on the home screen and / or in the App Library.

Now that you see the main screen of the app, select the location where the video file you want to intervene is saved, choose the output format you are interested in from the drop-down menu A and type the name you want to assign to the final file by filling in the appropriate text field.

Finally, tap the button Converted and indicates where to save the output file, then wait for the conversion process to be completed. Easier than that?

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