Converting File Formats in Mac OS X
Converting various filetypes can be a total pain, especially when you don’t know how. But converting file formats is often a necessary task, required for many reasons from preference, to increased compatibility with another Mac, to working with an iOS device or PC, to compatibility with another app, even another operating system entirely. Fortunately, OS X Daily has covered a lot of file format conversions in the past, so here’s a helpful list to get you started.
We’ve got conversions of music and audio files to new formats, image files to new image formats, movie files to different video formats and file types, changing disk images, and much more.
Convert Music & Audio File Formats
Converting various formats is actually one of the more common questions I get from those new to Mac OS X, wondering how to ditch something like the WMV or WMA format for the Mac equivalents.
Convert Video File Formats
It’s not only music files and movies that need the file type converted though, often you just need something simple like an image changed from PNG to GIF, or something more advanced like a disk image converted to another format.
Converting Other File Formats: Image Files, Disk Images, ISO’s, and more
Often when you’re trying to convert something you’re looking for a quick solution. With that in mind, our emphasis is generally on free file format conversions and utilizing what’s included with Mac OS X whenever is possible. If a download is required to convert certain file formats, we try to work with free solutions.
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