Sunday, April 06, 2008

Media Convert

I found this site when I was trying to find software to convert a wav file to a mp3 file. I was amazed by the wide variety of formats the site supports. You can convert videos and other types of files from virtually any format to any other type. It also lets you split files across multiple parts. And all the service is provided for free!

It does have size limit on the files you can upload. But 150Mb I think is good enough unless you are trying to convert entire movie. After you have converted the file from one format to another, you get a link to the new file. This file is hosted on the server for some period so you can easily share it with others.

Web has already made an attempt to introduce platform independence. Sites like media convert are taking it one step further. The media formats do not matter any more. Effectively, the media is becoming format independent.

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1 comment:

Paul Swenson said...

Only problem with stuff like this--most people only have an internet connection that can upload at most 768k. That means that it would take approx. a half hour to upload a 150meg video to be converted, which is more time than I would be willing to wait. Although with FiOS 15/15 symmetrical service it would only take approx. a minute and a half. So I would be okay, but the majority of home users would be screwed :-) I'm sure we'll see drastic improvement in average upload speeds though in coming years... But we're not there yet!