Zamzar: The swiss army knife of file conversion

Snag0180Ever have a .wmv file and wish it was a .mov?  Or wish you could convert .xls to .pdf?  Or .mp3 to .wav?  Or .mp4 to .flv?

You get the picture, right?  Well that’s what Zamzar does!  It converts A -> B.  Documents, images, audio and video can all be converted from one format to another.  Just upload the file (100mb max), specify what format you want it to end up as and click submit.  Go grab a cup of coffee and by the time you get back, you’ll have an email with a link to download it from. 

Got loads of files to convert?  No problem!  You can upload a batch of files and it will convert them all.  It’ll even email you links to download them individually or zipped up as a set.  Then you have 24 hours to download them.

So what files types can you convert?  Let’s see… bmp, gif, ico, jpg, pcs, png, tga, tiff, wbmp, wmf, csv, doc, html, odp, ods, odt, pcx, pdf, ppt, ps, rtf, txt, xls, xml, aac, ac3, flac, m4a, mmf, mp3, ogg, ra, ram, wav, wma, 3gp, avi, flv, gvi, ipod, m4v, mov, mp4, mpg, ogg, rm, rmvb, rob, and wmv.  *phew* Quite a list!  How many of those do you recognize?

Of course, a handy dandy tool like this must cost a pretty penny, right?  Yeah, not so much.  Totally free.  How cool is that?

Thanks to Pat Ruffing for passing this one along to me!


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  1. Kimberly Mattingly said:

    WOW! Thanks Steve. I can’t wait to try this.

  2. Katie Knapp said:

    Hey, Steve, the question was posted on our school system tech instructors’ discussion page on how to save a .mov as an .avi and no one had an answer…until now! Thanks for the great site!!

  3. Tim Childers said:

    I have been looking for this kind of app for a looooong time! Thanks, Steve! Tim

  4. Martha Thornburgh said:

    Just used this today to unify a bunch of movie files made on different formats. Wow! What a great program. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Faith Pack said:

    I love this! We have rolled out Podcasting in our district and this is a HUGE problem solver! Thanks for sharing.

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