File Converter is a lightweight tool which enables converting video, audio and image files from Explorer's right-click menu.

There's no system tray icon to get in your way, no bulky interface to navigate. Just right-click your selected files in Explorer, select File Converter > To... (destination format) and watch as the files are converted.

File format support isn't as wide as many other tools, but the program covers all the basics, and a little more (video > animated GIF).

There's audio import support for 3gp, aiff, ape, avi, bik, cda, flac, flv, m4a, mkv, mov, mp3, mp4, oga, ogg, wav, webm, wma, wmv, and writing to flac, aac, ogg, mp3, wav.

File Converter can read 3gp, avi, bik, flv, gif, m4v, mkv, mp4, mpeg, mov, ogv, webm, wmv video files, and write them to webm, mkv, mp4, avi, gif.

Image support covers reading bmp, exr, ico, jpg, jpeg, png, psd, svg, tiff, tga, webp, pdf, doc*, docx*, odt*, odp*, ods*, ppt*, pptx*, xls*, xlsx* and exporting them to png, jpg, ico, gif.

There's also support for converting various document and image formats to PDF.

Where File Converter really excels is in its configuration options. If the default settings aren't right for you, then you're able to change video quality, scale, encoding speed, set a rotation factor (90/ 180/ 270 degrees), set audio quality, or strip the soundtrack altogether.

What's New? (Changelog)

New: Possibility to convert Word documents (docx, odt and doc) to pdf and images (this feature is only available if you have Microsoft Word installed).
New: Possibility to convert Excel documents (xlsx, ods and xls) to pdf and images (this feature is only available if you have Microsoft Excel installed).
New: Possibility to convert PowerPoint documents (pptx, odp and ppt) to pdf and images (this feature is only available if you have Microsoft PowerPoint installed).
New: Possibility to convert images and documents to webp format.
New: Support new image input format: webp.
New: Add the possibility to cancel image, CDA extraction and gif conversions.
Fixed: Issue where multiple conversion jobs were created for the same file resulting in an error message.
Tech: Improve application performances on startup.
Tech: Improve diagnostics.

Verdict

File Converter is fast, lightweight and extremely configurable. It doesn't support many output file formats yet, but they'll come with time, and on balance the program gets a thumbs up from us.