Many filetypes, thus many converters.

ver wondered why the list of different filetypes is so exhaustive?
It all starts with the software company’s desire to make the consumer dependable on their product. Take Photoshop PSD files. These files are created in the software by Adobe and enable to option to edit the layers of a project after saving. This automatically implicates that the user has to use Photoshop the next time he wants to continue or edit the project. But this also adds the necassity for other purchases, were the PSD file to be sent to another person. They would only be able to open the project file with Photoshop. 

But why so many? Why does Microsoft Excel product XLS, XLSX, CSV and many more. Again, same reason: commercial purposes. Yes, of course the XLSX version has some compatibilities that are not available in the XLS version, but the main purpose is the repurchase of the Microsoft Excel project. Since the updated version (where XLSX format made his appearance) is backwards compatible with the older versions, but not the other way around, the consumer is eventually “forced” to purchase the updated version as everyone around him (especially in school or business markets) are starting to send in XLSX formats.

And so, almost every single utility produces their own special kind of output format. A big thank you to all the converter sites and software that can be found on our site. They make the world a bit easier in their own way!

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Easily convert videos to HTML5 formats using Miro Video Converter

As a front-end developer I build websites that have videos on them quite regular. Not so long ago using flash or other plugins was the only real option to play videos on websites. Now with HTML5 videos browsers have added the possibility to stream videos to users without having to rely on flash. The newer modern browsers all support this however there is still a downside to this story. Not all browser support the same type of video files.

The W3C has listed the browsers below with the filetype they support:

Browser MP4 WebM Ogg
Internet Explorer YES NO NO
Chrome YES YES YES
Firefox NO
Update: Firefox 21 running on Windows 7, Windows 8,
Windows Vista, and Android now supports MP4
YES YES
Safari YES NO NO
Opera NO YES YES

Converting videos to all these sorts of file types was hard to do because not all converters support all the file types so I moved from converter to converter to convert my videos. With the help of Google I stumbled upon a converter I didn’t quite know yet: Miro Video Converter. This converter proved to be able to convert my videos to all the HTML5 file types. It also support a wide list of Android, Apple and other mobile devices. A full list can be found here . The software can be downloaded for free and is easy to use.

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Ever wondered why the list of different filetypes is so exhaustive?
It all starts with the software company’s desire to make the consumer dependable on their product. Take Photoshop PSD files. These files are created in the software by Adobe and enable to option to edit the layers of a project after saving. This automatically implicates that the user has to use Photoshop the next time he wants to continue or edit the project. But this also adds the necassity for other purchases, were the PSD file to be sent to another person. They would only be able to open the project file with Photoshop.

But why so many? Why does Microsoft Excel product XLS, XLSX, CSV and many more. Again, same reason: commercial purposes. Yes, of course the XLSX version has some compatibilities that are not available in the XLS version, but the main purpose is the repurchase of the Microsoft Excel project. Since the updated version (where XLSX format made his appearance) is backwards compatible with the older versions, but not the other way around, the consumer is eventually “forced” to purchase the updated version as everyone around him (especially in school or business markets) are starting to send in XLSX formats.

And so, almost every single utility produces their own special kind of output format. A big thank you to all the converter sites and software that can be found on our site. They make the world a bit easier in their own way!