Converting media files

The Converter allows you to convert media files to another file format, for example unrestricted formats like MP3, WMA or AAC.

Step-by-Step: Converting media files

  1. Switch to the Converter view, located on the left side of the Oceans XStream window.
  2. Click 1 Files > Add files... or drag and drop files from a playlist.
  3. Choose the files to convert.
  4. Click Open.
    The files appear on the list in the Converter view.
  5. Important: For files marked with a padlock symbol 1, you need to be able to play them back in order to have Oceans XStream convert them by re-recording.
    For all files marked with a padlock symbol, please make sure that you have sufficient rights to play the files with your playback software before you continue. Remember to check your music service subscriptions, too.
  6. On the bottom of the Oceans XStream window, click Format and select a conversion profile or set custom setting.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click 1 Start to start the converting process.
    Note: For best results, do not perform other tasks which would cause processor workload during the conversion.


All files that finished converting move from the input list to the Player.

Tip: The original file is not modified by the conversion. This guarantees you cannot destroy any file. If a conversion result does not meet your expectations, simply convert the original file once more, using different settings.
Figure 1. Setting a target format. Click here to set a target format by choosing a conversion profile or setting custom settings.

Example: Convert media files to burn them to DVD

  1. On the bottom of the Oceans XStream window, click Format.
  2. In the Output format dialog, choose Optimized for burning to DVD from the list of available conversion settings, then click OK.
  3. Click 1 Start to start the converting process.
  4. To burn the recorded files to a DVD, follow these instructions: Burning a CD or DVD.
Note: You need to playback the DVDs with a DIVX-compatible DVD player.