More File Format Conversion for Free

Steve’s on the money.

If you’ve ever tried to insert video into PowerPoint, you know the wrong format can make it impossible.

Even AVI files don’t always make the grade.

And if you use a Flip camera on a PC, you’re not going anywhere with the Mac friendly MP4 fies it produces.


So, at the risk of playing one-uploads-manship with Steve, here’s yet another way to fix your video compatibility woes:


This free download that does so many things, also converts video to the .wmv format PowerPoint likes.


Here’s the procedure:

If the movie is anywhere on your computer (like, say, the Desktop) Picasa finds it.

In Picasa’s library, double-click it, and then click the Export button in the window that opens.

In almost no time at all, you’ll find you new .wmv video in a new Picasa folder called Exported Video.


That’s it.


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  1. Eric said:

    Thanks for posting this about Picasa. I use it for photos, but didn’t know about the video piece. I need it too.

  2. Rosy Escandon said:

    Thanks for the fantastic tip, Gary! I’m a avid Mac user, but this helps me to troubleshoot what the problem may be for those that aren’t.


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