If you find yourself frequently loading your iPod or Blackberry or any other portable device with audio and videos from CDs or DVDs, you’ll find the need for a multimedia converter.
Format Factory is a free Windows audio, video and photo converter that supports a large range of formats for encoding and ripping.
The software a wide range of multimedia formats including conversion to MP4/3GP/MPG/AVI/WMV/FLV/SWF and MP3/WMA/AMR/OGG/AAC/WAV. You can rip movies from DVDs and save them into these formats ready to be loaded onto your portable device.
It also allows you to convert your image files to and from JPG/BMP/PNG/TIF/ICO/GIF/TGA, while zooming and rotating as well as adding of tags and watermarks.
On key feature of the software is the ability to repair your media files in case they are corrupted.
The software is powerful and as a result weighs in at about 51MB, so you have a good amount of downloading ahead of you. On the bright side, it is completely free to use for as long as you like!