Converter Video

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FFmpeg JavaScript library is used to convert most popular video formats to other using a browser plugin called Converter Video. Please fork it on GitHub and make your changes on a named branch if you wish to contribute. Furthermore, you can view all of the comments left on GitHub commits.

Converter Video

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Reasons to use a Converter Video

  • Drag and drop video files into a standalone popup window.
  • You’ll receive notifications if there are any pending processes.
  • Convert almost every type of video to another (.webm, .mp4, etc.).
  • It’s available for all Firefox, Chrome, and Opera platforms.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Converter Video?

The Converter Video is a browser plugin that allows you to convert a video format to another. It makes use of the FFmpeg library, which is compiled from C and C++ and then translated to JavaScript using Emscripten. Emscripten is a source-to-source compiler that converts native C/C++ code into JavaScript. Simply open the app UI and drop a movie file in the designated area of the app to utilize this add-on.

After that, click the – Run Command – button in the upper left corner of the addon UI. The video file will be available for download at the bottom of the UI once the conversion is completed. Please keep in mind that, depending on the video size and type of conversion you choose, this operation might take some time. There are a few sample commands listed in the app’s user interface to get you started using this add-on.

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2. How can I work with Converter Video?

Simply launch the program UI, then drag and drop any video files into it (the rectangular area at the top). Next, enter any FFmpeg command (for example, -help) in the input field and then select the Run Command button. If you’re not familiar with FFmpeg commands, you may try using a couple of sample ones that are accessible via buttons above the input field if you’re not comfortable entering them yourself.

Furthermore, you may always look for and find the FFmpeg command you want in a search engine. After providing the command in the input box, press the – Run Command – button to run your command. Also keep in mind that before running any command, verify that the FFmpeg library has all of the necessary codecs. Simply type -codecs command into the input field and hit the run button to get a list of current codecs available in this version of FFmpeg.

There’s also a Clear option in the UI (next to the run command button, on the right-hand side), which you may use to erase the console. The app console displays all of the current commands.

3. How does Converter Video addon work?

This add-on utilizes the freely available conversion library known as FFmpeg. FFmpeg began as a C and C++ program. However, only JavaScript is accepted in the browser. As a result, this extension utilizes a compiled version of the FFmpeg library in JavaScript format. The Emscripten compiler produced the compiled version. Please refer to this Wikipedia article for additional information about Emscripten compilers. In addition, all original FFmpeg commands are valid within this Javascript compiled version of the software. However, not all codecs are supported yet. Please verify the add-on’s codecs before utilizing it, especially if you’re in a hurry. It’s also worth noting that because this library is built on Javascript, it may not perform as well as the C and C++ versions. Because it runs in the browser and has less resources than the native C Ffmpeg application. However, according to our evaluations, it is sufficient for typical use.

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4. How to turn OFF the extension Converter Video?

This extension is only active when the user interface of an application is open. When the app UI is closed, this plugin is turned off and has no impact (RAM/CPU) on your system. To completely turn off the extension, go to your browser’s extensions page and then click the disable button from there.

5. Is this extension available for mobile?

Yes, this add-on is compatible with all web browsers and platforms, including mobile Firefox and Opera.

6. How do I reload the extension?

When you launch the app UI, you will notice a refresh button in the upper left corner. Please press this icon to reload the UI. Reloading the UI also ends all current activities and restarts optimization.

7. How to download the converted video file?

The link to the downloadable thing will appear at the bottom of the UI once a conversion is complete. Please download the item to your computer by clicking on the link. In your browser, by default, there is a designated download path.

8. How do I change the download path?

To change the download location, go to your browser’s settings page and then look for the download section. You may modify the download path within this area. This will alter your browser’s overall downloading location.

9. Is it possible to convert audio formats with this addon?

This add-on is designed specifically for video file types. However, a restricted number of audio codecs (such as mp3) may be supported. A separate plugin is required for audio conversion.

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10. Does Video Converter have the same performance as native FFmpeg applications?

No, since this plugin incorporates FFmpeg within the browser, it is slower than native FFmpeg applications/libraries. However, using the plugin is quite simple (in fact considerably easier than the native FFmpeg command-line tool). Simply include it to your browser and it will begin to function immediately. The native FFmpeg library is complicated to use, and installing it on different operating systems may be challenging. However, this plugin is supported on all major browsers and platforms. Please keep in mind that, for very large video files, the native FFmpeg library is still required. This add-on can only handle basic conversions (rather small video files).