Exactly which file formats are supported will vary depending on device and manufacturer, but with just a little work you can ensure your favourite media files can be played with ease. Converting files so they are tailored for your particular device will not only enure compatibility, but also makes the possible use of space. There is little benefit when encoding a movie, in using resolution that is higher than the resolution of your smartphone or tablets screen.
Apple users can take advantage of iTunes when it comes to converting CD'S into an audio format that can be played on their portable device. The program can be configured to automatically rip music when an audio disc is inserted. Simply click Edit>Preferences and move to the General Tab.Make sure that the 'Ask to import CD' is selected from the 'When you insert a CD' menu, and then click the 'Import Settings' button to chose the audio format you would like to use.
Perhaps you have an existing collection on your collection but it might not be a format that can be played on your smartphone. Instead of re-ripping your entire CD library, you can simply convert the files into a new format.
If you need to convert video files, you may need to invest some software. 'Audials' is affordable software with a simple user interface, allowing simple transfer of video files between formats. if you have 'Audials' (or a demo version), simply click on the Converter section of the application by clicking the relevant tab at the top of the screen.
Hit the Options Button in the lower left hand corner of the screen and then click the Convert and Process link to the left of the dialogue box that appears. The first setting in the Convert section is used to determine the number of files that can be converted at one time.
Configure the these settings to choose whether ID3 tags should be used, or if the tracks should be normalised to a particular volume. When you are ready, click Output, on the left of the dialogue box and choose where you want your new converted files to be saved.
Simply upload to your smartphone using USB transfer or Micro SD Card.