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Media-Convert is a free Web service that converts audio, video, and text files for you, from and to virtually any kind of format. No software is needed to covert files with Media-Convert. You only need your favorite Web browser. Furthermore, you don’t have to register.  I think this is one of the best media conversion tools for teachers and students.

Converting a file is quite easy with Media-Convert since it allows input files to be locally stored or from a URL. The maximum file size conversion is adequate for 150 MB.  To convert a file located on your computer: Check File mode, click Browse and choose the file, select input format and output format, submit the form. To convert a file located on a Web: Check URL mode, enter the file URL, select input and output format.  Media-Convert converts the file while you wait, and gives a download link on screen when the process is completed.

The conversion formats supported by Media-Convert is very impressive. There’s a good chance Media-Convert supports almost every document on you computer, including most popular video formats (3G2, 3GP, AMV, ASF, AVI, DPG, DV, FLI, FLV, GIF, GVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, MPG, NSV, OGM, RM, SWF, VOB,WMV), audio formats (WAV, WMA, 3GP, MP3, OGG, AAC, AMR, FLAC, MPC, MMF, AU, AIFF, QCP), over 60 image formats, compressed archives (7Z, BZ2, BZA, CAB,GZ, LHA, LZH, RAR, TAR, TGZ, YZ1, ZIP), and documents from Microsoft Office, OpenOffice.org, Lotus 123, raw text, HTML, XHTML and more. In addition, you can insert a PDF into your Web page by converting it into an Adobe SWF Flash movie. You can also capture Web pages as images and convert Microsoft Access databases to Excel spreadsheets.

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