Friday, May 29, 2020

How to convert any video file type to any other video file type


Introduction

Hello & thank you for coming view this tutorial web page.  You have probably just come from YouTube where you saw one of my tutorial videos that explained how to convert one video file to another video file type.  Since the upload of that video I have discovered a much, much faster way of converting video files.  So I thought it might be helpful to share this new method with you.  This method uses software, as in my video tutorials, but this new software has better features:
  • Convert videos to 1000 formats.  30 times faster.  For many, many different devices.
  • Can perform basic video editing tasks such as cropping, adding effects and watermarks (without the need for a seperate video editor)
  • Download or record your favorite 4K/HD videos (as a video file on your hard drive e.g. MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV etc.) from popular video sharing sites e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion etc. for enjoyment without Internet connection; Or convert them to compatible formats for playback on TV, smartphone, or other devices.
  • There is a Windows and a Mac version available

Step 1
Visit this page to access the software that you will need to download.



Select either Windows or Mac version button and then click the "Try free" button.  You will be then asked to choose a location to save the installation file.  When you have done this & the file has finished downloading; double left click the installation file and follow all the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.  (At the time of the writing of this article the installation file is called video-converter-ultimate_setup_full495.exe. But this name is subject to change).  When you have done all that open the UniConverter software

Step 2
When you open the converter you will see the interface as shown in the diagram below.  It says "Add or drag files here to start conversion".  So you can either drag or drop a file(s) into the folder image or click the folder image to search for the folder where your input file (file that needs converting) is stored.


In the diagram below you can see that I have added my file.  The software interface displays technical information regarding the video file.  It reminds you that it is a MP4 file and also tells you the video length, the pixels and all that good stuff.  On the right (opposite the file preview thumbnail) you can see the "Convert" button.  Do not press this yet as you have some more things to do as will be detailed in the next step.


Step 3
Next, drop down the menu (red box) in the box where it says "Target".  See the diagram below.  The menu will drop down with the "Video" tab open as default.

The menu that drops down allows you to select the ouptut file i.e the type of file that you to convert your input file to.  There are multiple file types to select from.  If I wanted my MP4 file to be converted to MOV then I would select MOV from the first column.  The second column allows you to select the resolution.

Step 4
Next you may choose a folder in which to save your converted file.  Down at the bottom of the software interface you will notice the current save destination.  You can choose an alternative save destination or just leave it.

Next all you have to do is click the "Convert" button and the software will commence the conversion process.  My 30.38 MB MP4 file took less than 27 seconds to convert (to MOV) using the UniConverter compared to the software (AVS) that I used in all my conversion type videos which took 8.5 minutesUniConverter, in this case, was 18.9 times faster at converting my MP4 file to a MOV file than AVS video converter.




In the "Converted" tab you can see some details of your file conversion as shown in the image below.  Notice the folder icon.  When you click this, the software will open the save location for your newly converted file.  Also, the share button will allow you to directly upload it to YouTube or Vimeo.





And that's it.  That's how quick and easy it is to convert any video file to any other format.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my site and read this tutorial.



Happy converting!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Allavsoft Review 2020 - Everything you need to know about Allavsoft's software



Summary

“Allavsoft’s software is the one stop shop for all your video/song downloading & converting needs.  Download all your favourite videos/songs from the top video streaming sites such as YouTube, Dailymotion, Facebook & Vimeo (and many more) and all your favourite songs from music streaming sites like Spotify & Deezer (& many more).  Allavsoft can also convert or merge any video/audio file type into any other video/audio file type very easily & quickly.  This software is available for both Windows PC and Mac users


Introduction

Hello and thanks for taking the time to stop by to read my personal review of Allavsoft.  I most probably don’t know you personally and probably haven’t ever met you before so if you would like to introduce yourself in the comments section below this post that would great and also if you have any questions at all then please ask and I will answer them promptly.
My intention with this blog post is intend to explain all the features of Allavsoft and also give my own opinion of the software and how it will benefit you and how it could save you hundreds of dollars/euro/pounds every year.  There is a free trial available and all purchases come with a “no questions asked” money back guarantee.



Contents
  1. My Story – How I stumbled upon Allavsoft
  2. Benefits of Allavsoft software
  3. How to use Allavsoft software
  4. Pros & Cons
  5. Final verdict
  6. 10% discount
  7. System Requirements



1. My story – How I stumbled upon Allavsoft

I first came across Allavsoft about a month ago when I had a whole pile of movie files (.mov), that I had taken with my digital camera, which I needed to convert to .mp4.  These were for YouTube and they recommend uploading in .mp4 format.  I had scores of videos to upload!  So, I asked my friend who, by the way, is a hardcore tech guy, if he knew how to do this quickly.  He sent me a link to the Allavsoft website and said that this software would quickly do the job for me and as a bonus the software could download videos from any video streaming site & songs from any music streaming site anywhere on the internet.  So, I downloaded it and installed it and it worked brilliantly!


2. Benefits of owning Allavsoft

The benefits of owning Allavsoft’s software are many.  The video/audio converting feature is very useful in its own right but it is the ability of the software to download any video or any song from any music streaming site is why I continue to use Allavsoft every day.  I used to pay ~$120 per year for YouTube Premium and then another $120 per year for Spotify Premium, which totals ~$240 per year!!  So I thought screw this and I bought the lifetime license which cost only $59.99 (less expensive licenses are available), which will save me ~$180 dollars per year.  It could very well save you money too.  I certainly have better ways of spending $180 rather than fork it over to companies like Google and Spotify who are already worth billions & billions of dollars.  (For your information, there is a free trial available but it is limited to only download 5 downloads)


Below I have listed all the main benefits of owning Allavsoft:

  • Rip music from any video on any video sharing site and save the song as an MP3, WMA, FLAC or any other popular audio format
  • Batch rip music from videos on any video sharing site
  • Download and convert any video (in HD or lesser quality) from any video sharing website e.g. YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Twitch, Instagram, Yahoo Videos, Facebook, eHow, Udemy, Lynda, Veoh, Break, Byte, LBRY and 100 more
  • Batch download & convert videos (in HD or lesser quality) from any video sharing site
  • Download and convert any song from any music streaming sites e.g. Spotify, Deezer, Pandora, Last FM, AccuRadio, Soundcloud, ShoutCast, iHeartRadio and many more
  • Batch download & convert songs from any music streaming site
  • Convert video, in any video format, to a video (or audio) in any other video (or audio) format
  • Merge videos/audio files into one video or audio file


Get your own copy here ► Allavsoft.com


3. How to use Allavsoft software

In this section of the review I will give a very brief run down on how to use the main features of the software.  Don’t worry, it is very simple to use the software, just a few clicks usually.


How to download a video/song

Below is a snapshot of the software interface which appears when you run the software.


  1. This is where you paste your video/song link e.g. YouTube video URL or Spotify song/playlist link
  2. When you have decided where you want your download to be saved on your harddrive/USB click the download button and that’s it!

You have some other options:
  • If you want to download multiple songs videos then click the “For multiple URLs” button and paste the video/song links one underneath the other.  The software will then download the videos/songs in the order in which they were pasted.
  • Download quality – If you choose the default “Best available” option then the best available quality of the video/song will be downloaded e.g. if 1080p is the highest quality available of the YT video you want to download then the software will download the 1080p version.
  • Conversion quality – When the video/song has been downloaded then the software will automatically convert it to your desired video/audio file format at a particular quality assigned by you.

Converting video/audio files

This is the feature which made me download Allavsoft’s software in the first place.
  1. Browse for the file that you want to convert
  2. Select the output format
  3. Select the conversion quality
  4. Click the convert button

Note: The converted file will be saved to the same location as the original file.





Merging video/audio files

This feature will allow you to merge multiple video or audio files together into a single video or audio file.

Below is a snapshot of the “Merge” tab.  As you can read below you may add as many files as you like and delete ones of the list if you change your mind.  The software will merge the listed files into any video/audio format you like.  Note the merged file will be of the same quality as the lowest quality file.  For example if you want to merge 5 videos that are at 1080p and 1 video that is at 720p then the merged video will be at 720p.  Just something to keep in mind.

You just add the files that you want to merge in the order that you want and click the blue "Merge" button and then wait.  Simple!



Screen recording

This feature will allow you to drag a box around whatever you want to record yourself doing on your computer.  For example if you want to record a software tutorial.  This feature is very basic compared to other screen recorders available.  You just drag a box around the area you want to record and press “REC


Pros & Cons

In this section of the review I will tell you what I love about the software and also what I don’t like.

Pros
  • Quick to download, install and run
  • Free trial available (albeit for 5 downloads)
  • Very reasonably priced at $59.99 for a lifetime license, $39.99 for an annual license and $19.99 for a monthly license.
  • No questions asked money back guarantee
  • Multifunctional software – Saves buying separate video/audio downloader/converter/merger
  • Great all-round video/song downloader, converter, merger which is priced very reasonably.  If you were to buy a separate piece of software for that could perform each of the mentioned features it would cost a hell of a lot more than Allavsoft.
  • Very easy & intuitive to use.  Anybody with even basic computer knowledge will be able to use this without any difficulty.
  • Doesn’t require much in the way of computing power or hard drive space.


Cons
  • Sometimes the software takes a long time to start downloading the desired video/song.  It usually starts working instantly but occasionally it gets “jammed” may take a minute to start downloading. But at the same time I’m not 100% sure if this has anything to do with the software or other external factors as in issues with the websites it is downloading from.
  • The screen recording feature leaves a lot to be desired.  It records the screen well but doesn’t allow you to directly modify the aspect ratio of the recording area.  So if you want a 16:9 ratio video you have to guess the shape!  It is a feature but a pretty much useless one if you want to record in HD at a certain aspect ratio.  Just seems like an afterthought to me.



Final verdict

I recommend this software to anybody who is sick of paying expensive monthly subscription fees to multi-billion dollar corporations.  The software is completely legal and is inexpensive to purchase.  I fully intend to keep using this software in the near and far future.  I am lucky to have stumbled across it and have not regeretted my purchase in any way.

I highly recommend that you at least take advantage of the free trial that is on offer so that you can see how useful it is and how easy it is to operate.


10% Discount

I have been able to secure a 10% discount for all readers of my site DigitalVideoTools.org.  But be quick there is a time limit on this link.  10% off won't be around forever!

Click here to get Allavsoft at full price

Click here for 10% off Allavsoft software!!!





Note: the links above lead you to the check out page for the lifetime license for Windows PC.  If you want 10% discount on any other license for Windows or Mac version then click the above link (10% off) and re-visit the Allavsoft.com home page then choose the appropriate version and license type you want.  You should see a 10% discount notice when you proceed to the order page.








Minimum System Requirements

Windows:
Microsoft® Windows® 2000, Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7, Windows® 8, or Windows® 10
1GHz Intel®/AMD processor or above
512MB RAM or more
31MB free hard disk space for installation
Super VGA (800 x 600) resolution, 16-bit graphics card or higher

Mac OS:
Mac OS X v10.4(Tiger), 10.5(Leopard), 10.6(Snow Leopard), 10.7(Lion), 10.8(Mountain Lion), 10.9(Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12(macOS Sierra), 10.13(macOS High Sierra), and 10.14(macOS Mojave);
PowerPC® G5 or Intel® processor;
512MB RAM or more;
50MB free hard disk space for installation;
Super VGA (800 x 600) resolution, 16-bit graphics card or higher

Saturday, April 6, 2019

How to extract the audio from any YouTube video and save it as an MP3 or as any other popular audio file format

Hi there,

First of all, thank you very much for taking the time to come and read this blog post.


You are here because you want to learn how you can extract the audio (in high quality 320kbps) from any YouTube video and save the audio as an MP3, WAV, WMA (or as any other audio file format).  Well in this blog post I am going to teach you exactly how to do so.


Let's face it; YouTube contains every music video known to man.  Just imagine having a hard drive crammed full of all your favourite songs and podcasts that you can listen to at any time offline and without paying expensive yearly subscription fees to the likes of Spotify, Amazon, Deezer etc.  Wouldn't that just be fantastic?






Let's get down to it


To extract the audio from any YouTube video you will need the following:

  1. A YouTube video URL
  2. An internet connection
  3. A Windows based PC/Laptop or a Mac
  4. The "YouTube Audio Extractor" software.  Grab your own copy before they take it down (Windows users click here, Mac users click here)

Step 1

Download, install and launch the "YouTube Audio Extractor" software (Windows users click here, Mac users click here).  Nothing unusual here just a typical download and install.

This is an image from the website's homepage:



Step 2

Visit the YouTube page that contains the video that you want the audio from.  Now copy the page URL from the address bar in your web browser.

It should look something like this ► https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7HoUVcL5-U

Step 3

Paste the URL that you copied (in Step 2) into the software.  The image below shows the software interface and the red arrow is pointing to the place where you paste the YouTube video URL.
Note:  This software also allows you to take the audio off multiple YouTube videos at the same time.  Just click the "For Multiple URLs" button and paste the URLs, one below the other, into the box that pops up.  The software will then download and convert them one after the other.


Step 3

Choose the level of "Download Quality" (see the image below). I recommend choosing the "Best Available" option as this will result in a better quality audio file but unfortunately will also result in a larger file size which will take up more space on your portable music player or hard drive.



Step 4

Check the "Automatically Convert to" box and from the menu that drops up choose "General Audio" then select an appropriate audio format (there are 12 to choose from).  I recommend MP3.  See the image below.



Step 5

Choose the level of  "Conversion Quality".  The higher the level of conversion quality the better the quality of the audio file will be but the larger the audio file size.  See the image below.


Step 6

Now it's time to extract the audio from your YouTube video.  Simply click the "Download" button which is the round blue button with an arrow pointing down.  This button is located at the bottom left hand corner on the software interface.  See the image below.


Step 7

As soon as you click the "Download" button the software will automatically open the "Activity" tab.  When the software has finished taking the audio from the YouTube video you can click the yellow folder icon to view your audio file.  See the image below.



And that's it!  That's how quick and easy it is to extract the audio from any YouTube video and save the audio file as an MP3 or as any other other audio format.


Another few things about the software that I used in this tutorial:

This software is very capable.  It can download pretty much any video from anywhere on the internet.  Also, it can download pretty much any song from any of the music sharing sites.

Here is a list of the key features of the software that I used in this tutorial:

  • Download and convert any video (in HD or lesser quality) from any video sharing website e.g. YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Twitch, Instagram, Yahoo Videos, Facebook, eHow, Udemy, Lynda, Veoh, Break, Byte, LBRY and 100 more
  • Batch download & convert videos (in HD or lesser quality) from any video sharing site
  • Download and convert any song from any music streaming sites e.g. Spotify, Deezer, Pandora, Last FM, AccuRadio, Soundcloud, ShoutCast, iHeartRadio and many more
  • Batch download & convert songs from any music streaming site
  • Rip music from any video on any video sharing site and save the song as an MP3, WMA, FLAC or any other popular audio format
  • Batch rip music from videos on any video sharing site
  • Convert video, in any video format, to a video (or audio) in any other video (or audio) format
  • Merge videos/audio files into one video or audio file



Grab your very own copy of this amazing software before they take it down ► (Windows users click here, Mac users click here)


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

How to download ANY Dailymotion video for free

Hi there.  In this tutorial I will be teaching you how you can download any Dailymotion video for free quickly & easily.  The video from Dailymotion can be downloaded and converted to any popular video format including MP4, FLV, MKV, WMV etc. etc. which can then be viewed any time when you are offline.

For this you will need:

  1. A Dailymotion video URL
  2. An internet connection
  3. A Windows based PC/Laptop or a Mac
  4. The free "Dailymotion Video Downloader" software.  Click here if you are using a PC/Laptop version or here if you use a Mac.

OK, let's get started.

Step 1:  Open the Dailymotion page that contains the video that you want to download and copy the page URL.  It should look something like this ► https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x730x24

Step 2:  Download, install & run the "Dailymotion Video Downloader" software.  Windows users click here.  Mac users click here.

Step 3:  Paste the link that you copied from Dailymotion into the box, on the software interface, boxed in red.  See the image below.



Step 4:  Choose what video format the downloaded Dailymotion video will be saved as.  Do this by checking the "Automatically Convert to" box and choosing an appropriate video format.  See the image below.  The default is MP4 which is probably the most common video format in the world.  I would recommend that you use MP4.



Step 5:  Now, click the "Download" button.  See the image below.



Step 6:  When the video has finished being downloaded and converted, click the yellow folder icon to view the video file.  See the image below.


And that's it done!  That is how quick, easy and painless it is to download any Dailymotion video and convert it to any popular video format.  The software that I used can actually download video from nearly all video sharing/streaming sites such as YouTube, Vimeo & Facebook.  Also, it can download audio from sites like Deezer and Spotify.





Thursday, March 7, 2019

How to Convert Video to MP3 or any other popular audio format

In this short tutorial, I will be showing how you can convert any video file into MP3 (or any other audio format) quickly and easily.

For this you will need:

  1. A video file e.g. MP4, WMV, AMV, MKV, AVI file etc.
  2. The audio converter that I recommend
  3. A Windows based PC/laptop

Step 1:  Download, install & launch the audio converter.

Step 2:  Drag & drop your video file into the region of the software interface boxed in red.  See the image below



Step 3:  Click the "MP3" thumbnail and choose the level of conversion quality.  See the image below.  Note: A higher quality level will result in a better quality MP3 but will also result in a larger file size.



Step 4:  Check the "Merge Files Into One" box and then give your MP3 file a name.  See the image below



Step 5:  Choose the location to where your MP3 file may be saved.  This might be on your PC/laptop hard drive or on a USB device.  See the image below.



Step 6:  Click the "Convert Now!" button.



And that's it!  That's how quick and easy it is to convert any video file to MP3.  If you have any questions then feel free to ask them via the comments section below this blog post.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

How to Download any Spotify song as an MP3 (or as any other popular audio file format)

In this short tutorial, I will be teaching you how to download any Spotify song as an MP3 or as any other other popular audio file format including WMA, WAV, M4A and more.

For this you will need:

  1. A free Spotify account
  2. An internet connection
  3. A Mac or a Windows based PC/Laptop.
  4. The free "Spotify to MP3 downloader" software.  To download, click here if you use a Windows based PC/Laptop or here if you use a Mac.

Step 1:  Either open the Spotify app from your desktop or visit Spotify.com and log in.

Step 2:  Find the track you want to download and copy the song link.  See the images below.

Copying the song link in the Spotify desktop app

Copying the song link on Spotify.com


Step 3:  Download, install and launch the "Spotify to MP3 downloader" software.

Step 4:  Paste the URL that you copied from Spotify into the box highlighted in red.  See the image below.

Pasting the URL you copied from Spotify into the software


Step 5:  Choose the format that the song from Spotify will be downloaded and converted to e.g. MP3, WAV, WMA by checking the "Automatically Convert to" box and selecting the audio file format from the drop up menu.  See the image below.

Choosing the audio file format


Step 6:  Click the "Download" button.  See the image below.


Step 7:  Wait for the song to be downloaded and converted.  Then click the yellow folder icon to view the downloaded song!  See the image below.



And that's it!  That's how quick and easy it is to download any song from Spotify.  If you have any questions feel free to ask in the comments section below.