Like most free applications of this type, FormatFactory also uses many excellent, free audio / video codecs and programs whose task is to transcode between many popular audio / video file formats with the option of choosing additional options. The program allows, among others for converting video materials to formats such as MP4, 3GP, MPG, AVI, WMV, FLV, SWF and audio formats for MP3, WMA, MMF, AMR, OGG, M4A, WAV.
FormatFactory has been additionally equipped with a module for converting graphic files to JPG, BMP, PNG, TIF, ICO, etc., the function of repairing damaged audio and video materials or finally the option of converting video to resolutions supported by portable devices including iPhone, iPod, PSP, BlackBerry.
The installation wizard offers the user to install additional components, including Ask Toolbar. Deselecting the appropriate options avoids installing any additional components in the system.