Free Online Conversions

Martin Brinkmann
Dec 9, 2006
Updated • Apr 27, 2013

Sometimes you download files that you can't open on your computer because of a missing viewers or programs that are required to run the files. At other times, you may want to convert a file in to a different type because you want to move it to another device, a smartphone or mp3 player for instance. Instead of having to download and use programs locally to convert files into different types, you can also use an online file conversion service such as Zamzar for the same purpose.

Zamzar offers conversions for four different file format groups: document, image, movie and music. Each category has a large list of formats that can be converted into each other. The following can be converted on the website:

  • text formats: csv, doc, odp, ods, odt, pdf, ppt and xls.
  • image formats: bmp, gif, jpg, tiff, ps
  • music fomats: ac3, au, flac, m4a, mp3, wav, wma
  • movie formats: avi, flv, gvi, mov, mp4, mpg

As you can see there are plenty of possibilities to convert file types in to each other. The maximum file limit is 100 megabytes which should be sufficient for most file conversion as well.

It needs to be noted that you need to enter your email address into a form before the conversion starts. Some of you may not want to do that. And while it is possible to use a disposable email service to avoid the issue, you may be interested in a service that can convert even more file types and does not require you to enter your email address to do so.

Online Convert can convert audio and video, images, documents, ebooks and even archives for you. Even better, you can submit a request to delete the uploaded and converted file right after you have downloaded them to your local system. If you do not do that, the service does so automatically after 24 hours.


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