Free online video converter: why do videographers use it?

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With YouTube announcing that it has paid out 30 billion in profits to creators on its platform over the past three years, the dream of a video career is growing. Unfortunately, those who start it rarely know the technical details. Among them, the question of formats. Converting a file online makes it easy to do just that.

Online video converter: how does it work?

The principle of such an online service is extremely simple. You send your video to the site (by a simple drag and drop for example), you select the format in which you want to convert it, you launch the conversion and you just have to wait. You will then get your video in the ideal format to publish it on YouTube afterwards.

A good online video converter has servers that are fast and powerful enough to handle all the necessary operations. As a result, converting online becomes an extremely simple and convenient operation. This saves you from downloading software that you may have to pay for and getting exactly the result you want.

How to know which format to choose?

The interest of video conversion is to start from one format and obtain another. This allows you to edit your videos in formats that ensure optimal quality, and then convert them to suit the format of the platform you are targeting. YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, and other social networks all accept a limited number of formats.

So to know which format to choose, you need to identify the social network you're targeting, then find out what formats it accepts. Then, choose the format that is most interesting for you, either because it allows you to reduce the file size or because it best preserves the quality of the recording. Finally, use an online video converter that allows you to obtain this format.

Isn't it better to install software?

It really depends on what you want to do and how you will use your converter. If you don't publish a lot of videos and you don't use the converter very often, there is no need to install it. A free online solution is preferable.

On the other hand, you should know that there are also free converters to install on your computer. They will allow you to exceed certain limits, especially concerning the size of the converted videos. Above all, it will allow you to gain in speed, because the conversion will no longer depend on your Internet connection, but only on your computer. On the other hand, if your computer is not powerful, it is sometimes better to rely on your Internet connection.