Converting media files

The Converter allows you to convert media files to another file format, to formats compatible with a special playback device or to unrestricted formats like MP3, WMA or AAC.

Step-by-Step: Converting media files

  1. In the navigation, click Converter.
  2. Open the files to convert.
    1. Click Files > Add files... or drag and drop files from a playlist.
    2. Choose the files to convert.
    3. Click Open.
    The files appear on the list in the Converter view.
  3. Important: For files marked with a padlock symbol , you need to be able to play them back in order to have Audials One convert them by re-recording.
    For all files marked with a padlock symbol, please make sure that you have sufficient rights to play the files with your playback software before you continue. Remember to check your music service subscriptions, too.
  4. Under the list of files to convert, choose the output format and the storage of output.
    Figure 1. The converter view

  5. Click Start to start the converting process.
    Note: For best results, do not perform other tasks which would cause processor workload during the conversion.

Results

All files that finished converting move from the input list to the Player. The original file is not modified by the conversion. This guarantees you cannot destroy any file.

If a conversion result does not meet your expectations, simply convert the original file once more, using different settings.

Example: Convert media files to burn them to data DVD

  1. Set the Output format to Optimized for burning to a DVD (MP3/AVI) by choosing it from the list of available conversion settings and click OK.
  2. Click Start to start the converting process.
  3. To burn the recorded files to a DVD, follow these instructions: Burning recordings on a CD or DVD.
Note: You need to playback the DVDs with a DIVX-compatible DVD player.

Converting videos to audio files

Use the converter to convert saved videos to audio files.
Open the file you want to convert and select Convert video to audio before starting the conversion.
Figure 2. Settings for conversions