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Adapter: A Small Clutter-Free Program to Solve a Big Video Problem

This evening, I used Videoscribe on my PC to produce a small video segment for my work, but when that video was saved to my computer, I was stymied. I would have liked to have worked with it further, but it was saved in the .mov video format. No problem, I thought, I’ll just import the file into my Adobe Premiere program, a program for which I paid a large hunk of cash. No such luck: Adobe Premiere won’t work with .mov video files, even though such video files are an Apple format and (so I am led to believe) Apple is kind of a big deal.  Moving on…

Next stop: perhaps Apple will offer video conversion software, I thought.  I read online that by after downloading and installing the Quicktime software, I could use Quicktime to save .mov files in other formats. After following the described steps, I discovered that I’d have to update to Quicktime Pro to use that feature.  Moving on…

Next stop: perhaps Windows 10, my operating system, would offer a solution.  After all, for years I’d used Windows Live Movie Maker, a little in-system program that would make some conversions.  Then I discovered that Windows 10 doesn’t include Movie Maker or any other video-production program.  Heck, Windows doesn’t even include a program to play DVDs any more.  On a web page, Microsoft provides a link to download Movie Maker, but the link doesn’t work.  Moving on…

Adapter: a sweet little program for big video conversionsAdapter is a sweet, tiny little program that converts video files of various formats into various other formats.  Download from the product’s home page of macroplant.com/adapter/ was quick and simple, and featured no installation of any hidden adware.  Within 1 minute and 30 seconds of downloading the program, I was using it to successfully convert that pesky .mov file to a more universally accepted format.  I didn’t have to pay a penny.  Adapter didn’t even ask for one.  The company’s idea is simply that users who like Adapter may eventually come back to purchase other, related products.  I may; I may not.  But I am grateful for this helpful program that got me out of a pinch when the big computer industry players would not or could not.  If you’re looking for a similar solution, give Adapter a shot.

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