Free Online File Conversion

April 4, 2008

I think a lot of us have been there, maybe without even realizing it.

I have a file of a particular file type (it always seems to be a media file) that is in a format I can’t play for some reason. Usually I can just go to the web find some sort of converter download it and change the file into something I can view. That’s a big hassle though, and it’s left me with a bunch of converting programs for stuff I rarely run into anymore.

Today, I ran into a great solution http://www.youconvertit.com/. This site will let you upload a file in a particular file format, and then let you download the file from its servers in a different format. It is a pretty simple, but brilliant method. This works for me because I have a great high-speed connection. This may not be the best solution for people with slower connections, or an abundance of hard drive space.

For people like me, though, with high-speed connections and limited room for more programs on the computer, this is a great choice.

There is one drawback that I’ve noticed so far. Certain corporate mail servers do not accept e-mails from this company. All the public mail services that I have used thus far have had no problem, so this may be just an anomaly.

There’s also a function to let you convert online video (like stuff you’ve found on Youtube) into downloadable content as well. So, if you haven’t found a download you like or something like http://vixy.net/ to download that material, this might be a good choice.

Lastly, I’ll mention one other function that is possible from this. You could use this to move files from one computer to another without using e-mail. The servers at YouConvertIt keep the file for seven days, so if for some reason you can’t use e-mail to transfer a file, this could be an option for you. Just make sure you check out of terms of service for acceptable uses. (It’s relatively short. You can handle it.)


Free South Park Episodes

April 1, 2008

Just a quick thing that I found for you today.

You can watch the complete catalog of South Park episodes. The only exception is some of the newest episodes will be posted in about a month or so after their original air date.

The website to check it out for your self is http://www.southparkstudios.com.

I watched a recent episode and scanned through another and the quality was pretty good. You couldn’t expand to complete full screen, but the image quality was good nonetheless.

If you are a fan of the series, this is worth checking out.