Table of Contents       22. NeoFinder and Videos

22.8 Video Converter

NeoFinder is now able to convert your video or movie files into other formats, or even extract audio and subtitles.

This all only works if
ffmpeg is installed and working, you will get an error message otherwise.

This is a great feature to generate smaller placeholder versions of very large video files, which are easier to handle and transfer.

Select one or multiple video files, and use the
Convert Video… command in either the context menu or the Item menu.

video converter menu entry

NeoFinder will then show you the settings window for the conversion parameters to be used for all selected video files.

Video Converter settings

Select all settings with care, as they greatly influence the output, of course.

File Format currently contains the usual suspects, MOV, MP4, MKV, and AVI. Please remember that these are simply "container" files that consist of audio and video tracks (and subtitles, metadata, and more) of multiple possible encoded formats.

Two additional formats are available. "SRT (subtitle only)" will use the first sound textual subtitle contained in the original video and export it into a textual .srt subtitle file.

"Audio Only as MP3" will use the first found audio track and export that into a MP3 format audio file.

Hitting the
Convert button will cause NeoFinder will ask you for the location folder in which the converted files are to be placed. The newly created video files with use the same name as the original files, but of course with a different file name suffix, depending on the file format you have selected.

Once confirmed, the video conversion will start. And of course, it will work completely
in the background, so you can keep working with NeoFinder while the possibly time consuming video conversion takes place.

This new feature was added to NeoFinder 8.4, and we are happy to hear your feedback and comments about it. We know that there are probably many additional settings you want to use, so tell us about it!

NeoFinder currently supports these
source formats for the video conversion:

22.1 Movie Contact Sheet
22.2 Movie Metadata
22.3 NeoFinder and RED video files
22.4 Video playback in NeoFinder
22.5 NeoFinder and BlackMagic BRAW video files
22.6 Final Cut Pro X Projects and NeoFinder
22.7 Use ffmpeg for more video file support in NeoFinder