Online file conversion

The Internet is great for sending files around, whether they be documents, pictures, sounds, videos or any other such electro-data. What is sometimes less great is when the proud recipient of your favourite picture of your hilarious office antics, or chain letter that if you don't forward to 7 people immediately you will die a painful death, can’t actually see the file because they don't have the right obscure program needed to open it.

This problem is only exacerbated by the profusion of admittedly cool new technologies where for instance a Nokia phone can bluetooth a sound recording to your Apple Mac via a Palm PC and so on. Who knows what format that will turn up in, or how to open it? If horror-of-horrors you aren't even on your own computer the chances of you finding and installing a program that will let you convert such things is minimal. So luckily you don't have to any more, Media Convert will do it for you via the web.

It's very simple to use. Simply pick the file you want to convert. It should recognise what sort of file it is but if not let it know. Pick your desired output file format, and hit the button. Wait around a few seconds and all being well your file in the new format will be available for you to download. Tres tres useful.

You can even convert a file you don't actually have saved on your computer by inputting its web address, or convert an actual website directly to a picture file if you want the equivalent of a screen-shot.

It's especially useful for things like ringtones, covering many of the strange formats that phones use. You can also create your own original ringtone online, and either way upload it so it is directly downloadable to your phone by WAP.

The site understands a fairly amazing amount of file types, including those listed below and probably a few more. Your only limit is each file must be under 50mb in size.

Raw text, HTML, XHTML, Microsoft Word, RTF, PDF, PS, Open Office, Star Writer, Pocket Word, Word Perfect, CSV, dBase, Microsoft Excel, Pocket Excel, Lotus 123, Quattro Pro, Star Calc, Open Office spreadsheet, MathML, Star Math, Open Office math, Microsoft Powerpoint, Star Impress, Open Office presentation, 7Z BZ2 BZA CAB GZ LHA LZH RAR TAR TGZ YZ1 ZIP, 3GP (in/out) AMV (out) ASF (in) AVI (in/out) DV (in) FLI (in) FLV (in) GVI (in) MKV (in) MOV (in/out) MP4 (in/out) MP4 (out) MP4 (out) MPG (in/out) OGM (in) SWF (out) VOB (in) WMV (in) , AVS BMP CIN DCX DIB DPX FITS GIF ICO JFIF JIF JPE JPEG JPG MIFF OTB P7 PALM PAM PBM, PCD PCDS PCL PCX PGM PICT PNG PNM PPM PSD RAS SGI SUN TGA TIF TIFF WMF XBM XPM YUV, CGM DXF EMF EPS MET MVG ODG OTG STC SVG SXC WMF, 3GP to WAV, MP3, OGG, AAC, FLAC, MPC, AMR, AU, AIFF, MMF.+ Amiga files (8SVF, MAUD), Psion files (PRC, WVE), SNDT, SF, SoundBlaster VOC, AVR, TXW, Soundtracker files (MOD, XM FastTracker, IT ImpulseTracker, S3M ScreamTracker), MIDI, MIDI-0, SP-MIDI, CMX, MMF, MOTOROLA, SAGEM, EMELODY, IMELODY, EMS, RTTTL/RTX, NOKIA, NOKIA-TXT.


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