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Hyder Abbass

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If you spend much time in front of the computer, you no doubt run into issues with conflicting file types from time to time. You have a file in one format, a Microsoft Word document (.doc), for example, but you need it in another format. Perhaps a PDF. These days, this common file conversion (.doc to .pdf) can be done easily with dozens of free utilities, some that even work seamlessly within Microsoft Word, which is very convenient.

Free file converter online

But what about other, less common file type conversions? Audio and video files are notoriously difficult to convert from one type to another. And anyone who has looking into self-publishing an ebook can tell you that the task of formatting a book for electronic sale could easily take more time and create more headaches than writing the book did!

If you find yourself in these kinds of situations, then you need to bookmark right now. is a one-stop shop for all your file conversion needs. In fact, you’ll be hard pressed to find a file type not included in their extensive options. Audio, video, image, document, ebook, and even archived (or zipped) file types are all covered.

Using the site is extremely easy, as well. First, select the type of file you would like to convert. (An image, for example.) Then choose the specific format you would like to convert your file to from a dropdown box. In the case of image files, you also have the option to apply some basic effects and even change the resolution of the image. Then, press the “Convert File” button and the newly converted file will download when complete.

It couldn’t be much easier.

The site’s FAQ page addresses the questions you’d be most likely to ask, including two big ones: cost and privacy. The basic service is absolutely free, allowing for even unregistered users to convert files 100 MB or smaller at no charge. Additionally, there are four paid plans, including a 24-hour pass for $5 in case you have one or two large files but don’t require a full month of access. The prices are fair, particularly given the scope of the service.

As for privacy, the site’s FAQ page states, “We do not intend to have the legal right on your files. In addition, all user files are deleted after a short period of time.” (Files are deleted within 24 hours or after 10 downloads, whichever comes first.) However, as is always the case, when you upload a file to the internet you lose a degree of control over it. I would advise you to avoid using the service for sensitive information (like financial records or anything else that could be used for ID theft). For less sensitive files, you should be as safe as you would be when emailing them.

All in all, provides a much needed service at no cost in a way that is easy to use. The next time you need to convert a file, don’t scour the internet looking for a free file converter. Just head over to and convert your files for free.


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Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Awesome, Hayder! This was also helpful:
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Sunday, December 30th, 2012

I'll give Real Player a try and see if it's a good converter. Thanks for the tip AJ.:)
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Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Good post, I use RP 16 for all my video converting needs, Id have to say its one of the best free ones out there, totally recommend it and perfect for conversions for my android: