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
Convert MP3 to iPhone Ringtone
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
Convert YouTube to iPod format
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
Convert Images in Mac OS X: JPG to GIF, PSD to JPG, BMP to JPG, JPG to PDF, and more
Convert Boot Camp partition to VMWare Image
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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Is this out of date? There is no ‘save as’ option in my Preview file menu. Most frustrating.
Hi, I just convert my MOV video to my iPod Touch 32 G on Mac OS X yesterday.
I followed the following tutorial:
Nice guide, thanks for sharing, here is a step by step guide regarding how to convert DVD, video and audio, share it here.
There list lots of excellent Mac converter software tools that can help to convert music/audio files and video files on this site:
You may get any from them to fit your needs.