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A Free, Web-based Media Converter

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I was working on Windows today, and desperately needed to view an OpenOffice.org document. Trouble was, I didn’t have OpenOffice.org installed on Windows. I had created the document in question on Ubuntu, which bundles OpenOffice.org by default. Since I had Microsoft Word on my Windows system, all  that I needed to view the nasty boy was a media converter. I quickly googled the phrase: converting .odt to .doc on my little google-box in firefox. A few links later, I found myself at this baby‘s doorstep.

Media-Convert is a free, web-based media conversion tool that converts the files of your choice into the files of your dreams. At first glance, this site seems to drive you away from itself. It screams spam in a thunderous voice. I don’t kid around when I say that half of this amazing site’s home page is nothing but very visible ads, and that half is the half that fills the browser window. I found myself scrolling down for more; and there was much more than just more.

Here’s a look at the media-convert.com homepage:

A screenshot of the media-convert.com homepage
A screenshot of the media-convert.com homepage

However, when I looked at the list of formats this tool supported, I was delighted beyond limits. Here are some formats that they are willing to rip apart and join into new ones for you:

  • Documents, text: 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.
  • Compression Archives: 7Z BZ2 BZA CAB GZ LHA LZH RAR TAR TGZ YZ1 ZIP.
  • Image: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.
  • Sound: WAV to MP3, OGG, AAC, AMR, FLAC, MPC, MMF, AU, AIFF, QCP.MP3 to WAV, OGG, AAC, AMR, FLAC, MPC, MMF, AU, AIFF, QCP.WMA to WAV, OGG, AAC, AMR, FLAC, MP3, MPC, MMF, AU, AIFF, QCP.OGG to WAV, MP3, AAC, AMR, FLAC, MPC, MMF, AU, AIFF, QCP.AAC to WAV, MP3, OGG, AMR, FLAC, MPC, MMF, AU, AIFF, QCP.MP4 (AAC) to WAV, MP3, OGG, AMR, FLAC, MPC, MMF, AU, AIFF, QCP.FLAC to WAV, MP3, OGG, AMR, AAC, MPC, MMF, AU, AIFF, QCP.VQF (Yamaha TwinVQ) to WAV, MP3, OGG, AMR, AAC, FLAC, MMF, AU, AIFF, QCP.MPC (Musepack) to WAV, MP3, OGG, AMR, AAC, FLAC, MMF, AU, AIFF, QCP.REAL AUDIO to WAV, MP3, OGG, AMR, AAC, FLAC, MPC, MMF, AU, AIFF, QCP.AMR to WAV, MP3, OGG, AAC, FLAC, MPC, MMF, AU, AIFF, QCP.MMF (pcm) to WAV, MP3, OGG, AAC, FLAC, MPC, AMR, AU, AIFF, QCP.AU to WAV, MP3, OGG, AAC, FLAC, MPC, AMR, MMF, AIFF, QCP.AIFF to WAV, MP3, OGG, AAC, FLAC, MPC, AMR, AU, MMF, QCP.QCP to WAV, MP3, OGG, AAC, FLAC, MPC, AMR, AU, AIFF, MMF.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), … ID3 (v1 and v2) Tag preservation for MP3, OGG, AAC, WMA and MPC files.
  • Music, monophonic & polyphonic ringtones: MIDI, MIDI-0, SP-MIDI, CMX, MMF, MOTOROLA, SAGEM, EMELODY, IMELODY, EMS, RTTTL/RTX, NOKIA, NOKIA-TXT.
    Formats used on most common cellular phones like Alcatel, Mitsubishi, Samsung, Nokia, Siemens, Nec, Panasonic, Sagem, Sharp, Sony, Trium, Sony-Ericsson, LG, Motorola.

Did you see that list? The online software detects the file type that you want to covert and also shows recommendations for the destination formats. It even managed to detect my Pocket Tanks game’s .it music file and suggest a conversion to mp3.

Converting a file involves uploading a file from your local storage on to their server; selecting a source format (which is detected automatically in most cases), and then selecting a destination format. The converted file is available for download from the server once the process has ended.

No wonder they have so many ads. It must be a really popular site. Keep the ads rolling, boys! We don’t want our favorite file-converter to stop converting!

After completing the .odt to .doc file conversion, I was really happy to have come across this little web-wonder. I suggest that you try it, too.

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Written by parrymathur

August 20, 2008 at 1346

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  2. i want canvart qcp format to mp3 formet

    sunil sharma

    March 30, 2010 at 1240


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