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File Converter

Convert & compress everything in 2 clicks!

  • Windows
  • Windows Explorer
Avg rating of 4.6 (12)| 11 comments

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File Converter Features

  1.  Windows Explorer ExtensionFile Converter can extend Windows Explorer in various ways, for example add context menu options, etc..
  2.  PortableFile Converter can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
  3.  Works OfflineFile Converter can be used without the need to connect to the internet.

File Converter information

  • Developed byAdrien Allard
  • LicensingOpen Source (GPL-3.0) and Free product.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.6 (12 ratings)
  • Alternatives251 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

GitHub repository

  •  2,081 Stars
  •  243 Forks
  •  152 Open Issues
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Our users have written 11 comments and reviews about File Converter, and it has gotten 105 likes

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coralinecastell
  
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It's free, open source, has a wide variety of file types and dismissed the use of online conversion tools that could violate your privacy or require an internet connection.

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durhambell

You are correct. Online conversion utilities are dodgy. I have never, and will never use them, at least third-party ones. No telling where your IP might pop up.

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durhambell
  
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This is something that ought to have been rolled into Windows already. Windows does a little bit of image conversion/editing (rotate, etc) but not nearly this feature rich.

Not sure why it is marked as "discontinued" since it is under active development (even if it's not been updated recently). This seems to be "a thing" on this site though, open source apps may go a while without updates, especially if they are pretty simple (as this one is).

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durhambell

My only complaints are that there are no options for some of the more "obscure" formats. FLAC doesn't allow you to set bitrate or compression (have already raised the issue on GitHub), for example. There could also be more options in some other formats. All in all, it is a great utility plus it is FOSS.

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cvzalez
  
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Unfortunately it does not keep metadata, and for example when converting .flac files to .aac audio file, the name of Album, Writer, Group is lost, what is a pity. There's also lot of other limitations.

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josevega

you can propose that feature through opening a issue on the Github project. Is best thing of the open source projects

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durhambell

I know this is stale, but just in case someone else lands here, this is the link to the issues for the app: https://github.com/Tichau/FileConverter/issues

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mohamedabdelmoneim
  
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Easy and support Many Formats

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bawldiggle
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Developer has not been heard from since January 2021. ( 24-March-2022)

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brunetton
  
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Open source, super simple, compact = 💖

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Lehuga
  
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Must have app if you wanna do some simple conversion across your file not limited to media files also document

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