Mobile phones support a wide variety of audio file formats. Some compatibility issues require the prior conversion of audio files to make them readable on multiple devices. Here's an overview of the existing audio file formats and conversion options.
Depending on the model, mobile phones can handle several types of audio files:
The audio file format is easily can be determined, by the extension specified after the file name: .mp3 for example.
Converting an audio file usually responds to a problem of compatibility between multiple devices. Media players used on computers support some formats that are sometimes not supported by mobile phones and vice versa. This is also the case for smartphones using different operating systems (iOS and Android for example).
The conversion of audio files can include:
The conversion of audio files can be performed directly on a mobile or from a computer. In general, the process is simple and fast.
Most existing smartphone applications are designed to recover the sound from a video or create ringtones.
Computer software provide wider opportunities by offering a variety of formats.