How-to: Convert Video Files

At Stringr, we often get asked which video formats are accepted for uploading. We accept all major video file formats, including AVI, AAC, FLV, MP4, 3MG and MOV. However, if you find yourself with a format that we do not accept, there are many ways to convert your files into one that we do.

If you are shooting with a smartphone, there are several apps available for download that can convert your files within your phone. iConvt/MConverter/The Video Converter all offer a variety of different file conversion options. Simply open the app, import the footage, tap the file and convert. Select advance and choose the settings you want to use. The file will convert and you are done.

If you download your footage to your computer, there are endless ways to convert your files, whether it be online or a software on your computer. Online, we recommend using the website, or These sites are easy to use and offer a variety of file inputs and outputs. Simply locate the file you wish to convert, select what type of file you want to convert to, let it run and then download the new file.

If you prefer to use a computer program, you can easily use editing software like iMovie or Adobe Premiere. But to keep things simple, download Wondershare Video Converter, which has a lot of great features or for free VLC player. To convert a file in VLC, select file, exporting wizard, click transcode and select the file to convert. From there, choose the new file type and if you want the audio as well. Choose your file quality and then select the final destination and let the file convert.

Just remember, the quicker you upload your footage to Stringr, the more relevant it is, increasing its odds of being sold.


  1. Michael Montez · June 26, 2015

    Freemake video converter is a good choice for the pc user…


  2. Stringr · September 28, 2015

    Reblogged this on THE STRINGR BLOG and commented:

    Ever have trouble converting your video files while you’re uploading to Stringr? We have the answers to your questions here.


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