By Umar Anjum on March 11, 2011

Five Excellent (Yet Free) Video Converters For Your iPhone And iPod

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As entertaining as they are, unfortunately portable media players cannot handle all media types you throw at them. Unless there comes an all-format-accepting portable media player, we have to use video conversion software to transform our media type before our iPhones and iPods can play them.

For my fellow iPhone and iPod owners who are looking for a competent yet free software solution for video conversion, here are 5 of the best options available online. I am sure that you will find them as useful as I did.



FreeStudio is DVDVideoSoft’s handy video conversion freeware that will excellently suit iPhone and iPod video conversions. The application is compatible with Windows computers and facilitates various video format conversions. While its download size is quite high – 58MB – the features surely justify it.

Daniusoft Video Converter Free


In addition to iPods and iPhones, Daniusoft Video Converter Free also supports video conversions for PSP, Zune, and other cell-phones and portable media players. The download is 12MB, much smaller than the abovementioned program. Supported media formats include AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, MPEG1, MPEG2, FLV, MP3, WAV, and WMA. You can install Daniusoft Video Converter Free on your Windows computer.

Any Video Converter Free


Any Video Converter Free is a personal favorite of mine because it excellently blends functionality with an appealing user interface. A wide variety of media formats are supported and converting video for your iOS device will be very easy. You can control advanced conversions options as well such as video and audio bitrates.

Quick Media Converter


Quick Media Converter comes in the setup size of 28MB. Along with supporting video conversions between various file formats, it provides a progress bar with each conversion process so you know how much of the process has completed and how much is left.

Format Factory


Although Format Factory does not offer the prettiest user interface, it does offer the most functionality out of the other entries in this list. Supporting media conversions between various video, audio, and image formats, Format Factory can quite easily become your default media conversion application. The program has a setup file size of 38MB.

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Any idea if these can convert legacy Real Media files (.rm)?

Thanks for a great list!

very useful post! I love using freestudio. It’s compatible with my desktop at office, laptop and my iphone too. And it’s easy to use

Although we have all useful convertor here but i prefer Daniusoft Video Converter but i have tried it and really easy.

Wow, I never thought about it like that before. Wow.

I don’t know why you need this stuff, my Android plays all types of media…

I’ve used Any Video Converter for a while and it’s good, aside from it’s constant urging to upgrade. But my new favorite is Freemake Video Converter. I found it on Filehippo and it’s brilliant. Leaves AVC in the dust, IMO. And it’s free.

Quit buying ijunk and you wont have this problem

Thanks for a great list!

Orrrrrr……. Simply use the VLC app and not have to convert the media to some proprietary apple format. It’s pretty slick, and prior to that app being released I was holding out on getting a touch because pre-conversion was an unnecessary nuisance.

How can you have a list on the best free video converters without including the open source program handbrake which is available on all platforms, is really easy to use and produces one of (if not the) highest quality conversions.

Great list I’ve been looking for a good video converter for converting movies to be compatible with the HTML5 video tag. If you need to convert to Theodora(.ogg) format firefox has an extension Firefogg

I’m not sure how you can leave out HandBrake, and I highly recommend freemake’s free video converter which has NVidia CUDA acceleration and a great feature set:

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