File Conversion Made Easy

Gordon Govier

Zamzar LogoI have a digital camera that records videos, which I occasionally post to YouTube or Facebook. But if I need to edit the video first, I have a problem, because Windows Movie Maker doesn’t recognize my camera’s format. I’ve downloaded some conversion software in the past but it never works as well as I’d like. Then I discovered Zamzar.

I can upload my video to Zamzar, choose whatever file format I want, and after a short wait I can download the video in the new format.  Zamzar will convert images, documents, music, and even eBooks. It looks pretty utilitarian. And it’s free.

After I tested the video conversion, this next question popped into my mind: Will it convert PDFs to Word files so they can be editable? So, I uploaded a PDF. Twenty seconds later an email popped into my inbox, giving me the Zamzar link to download my now-Word-formatted document. Amazing.

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By Gordon Govier | Posted: Mar 11, 2011
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  1. Johannes
    March 11, 2011, 10:25 am | Permalink

    Zamzar is great for document conversion, but for audio and video I much prefer eRightSoft’s SUPER(c). It’s a free piece of software (if you can find the download link in their labyrinth of a website) that will convert just about any media format you can imagine into just about any other media format you can imagine. It’s really quite fast (obviously depending on your computer hardware) and saves you the trouble of file size limits on your email that you run into with Zamzar. Windows only, though.

    Here’s their website:

    And a direct download link to save you the hassle:


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