You may want to take a look at the Media Convert online script if you want to quickly convert an audio or video file into another format without installing a software program like Super or Media Convert first to do so. The online script lets you convert media files from urls or from your computer with a maximum size of 150 megabytes.
The input format is automatically detected if you chose to upload it from your computer while you have to select the format for the url links by yourself. Various output formats exist that can be selected. The list of available audio and video formats is long and all popular formats are supported.
The amount of time each conversion takes depends on the file size, your Internet connection, the format that you want to convert into and the load of the media converter server. It did not take more than several minute for instance to upload and convert a 4 megabyte mp3 file from my computer into an ogg file.
Update: The original online converter is no longer available on the Internet. An alternative is Media Converter, another free service that lets you convert files up to a size of 100 Megabytes on the project's website.
All it takes is to select the files that you want to convert in the first step, and the desired output format in the second. Advanced users can handpick audio and video codecs, the desired resolution and bitrates.
Conversions are processed directly on the page. A test conversion of a 88 Megabyte flv file took about 5 minutes to complete, a fairly acceptable time frame. It is likely though that the conversion time may differ depending on the time of day, and the number of users who are using the service to convert their video files.
A download link is displayed in the end. The service requires no registration, and is highly recommended for users who cannot run conversion software locally.
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