During the past few years, the internet has helped us migrate our digital activities to the cloud. From communicating with others and collaborating on the same documents to sharing files and converting them on the go, cloud services have managed to make these tasks simpler and more fun. It’s fairly hard to keep track of all the web based media converters that are now at our disposal, that lets us perform a wide array of audio and video conversion without downloading some resource-hungry desktop program. While many of these online tools are meant only for a specific type of files, there are some options available that support a wide range of formats, eliminating the need to use multiple tools for the purpose. Online Video Converter is one such robust web app that can convert audio and video files between almost all major formats. What’s more, you can convert files saved in your Dropbox, SkyDrive and Google Drive, and have the output converted and downloaded to your PC or mobile device in a matter of seconds.
This highly simple, user-friendly tool sports a barebones interface, and doesn’t even require registering any account to use. To get started, you can either click ‘Open File’ to select the source audio and video format from your local storage, or point Online Video Converter to one of your cloud drives.
Should you wish to pick the file from a cloud drive such as Dropbox, you will, of course, need to give the app the required permissions to access it, after which you can navigate to the file location and import it into Online Video Converter.
After the file is selected, the import process automatically begins and meanwhile, you can select the output format of your choice. On the video front, files can be converted to MP4, AVI, MPEG, FLV, 3GP and various mobile formats that are supported by Apple, Android, Samsung, BlackBerry, Sony and Nokia devices. In addition, you can also output a video to a GIF. The app carries a bunch of resolution presets that define the output quality, which can also also be controlled alternatively by specifying your desired output file size.
Besides video, you can also convert formats among audio files, or extract sound from video files to MP3, WAV, iPhone ringtone, M4A, FLAC, OGG, MP2 and AMR. The quality of sound can also be specifying among Economy, Standard, Good and Best.
Withyour source file specified and preferred output format and quality selected, click ‘Convert’ to begin the conversion process, which generally takes only a few seconds to complete. Once done, you’re provided with a download link for saving the file to your local storage. Alternatively, you can also save it directly to your Dropbox or Google Drive.
Although Online Video Converter isn’t as feature rich as some other tools in this genre, its deep cloud storage integration and fast conversion speed makes it worth giving a shot.