File conversion

Genius Scan Android App

Posted on June 24, 2013. Filed under: Android, File conversion | Tags: , , , , |

Genius Scan scans documents and converts them to a JPEG graphic or a PDF.

Like any app, it may or may not work well on your device.  Use at your own risk and CHECK THE REVIEWS first — apps may be changed after being included in the store so later updates include malware.

Recommended by ZDNet, this app does cost a little.

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Five video converter apps

Posted on June 4, 2013. Filed under: Android, Apple, File conversion, Freeware/Shareware, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

TechRepublic recommends Five video converter apps for changing videos for use on your mobile device(s).

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papercrop puts PDFs on 6 inch display

Posted on September 4, 2011. Filed under: ebooks, File conversion, Freeware/Shareware, PDF | Tags: , , , |

papercrop is a Google Project Hosting freeware utility that converts PDF documents (such as 2-column articles) into versions that work well with 6 inch displays on eBook readers.

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Free Video Converter

Posted on April 18, 2011. Filed under: File conversion, Freeware/Shareware, Video | Tags: , , , |

Free Video Converter can convert video to any formats, avi to MPEG, avi to MP4, flv to MPG.

Freeware.

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Ultimate Webshots Converter

Posted on April 5, 2011. Filed under: File conversion, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Got Webshots pictures in one of their special formats that you’d prefer to have in a jpeg?

Softpedia has an Ultimate Webshots Converter that can show and convert to JPEG any Webshots file (WBC, WBZ, WB1 and WBD).

Freeware.

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Zipping the easy way with Compressed (zipped) Folders in Windows 7

Posted on March 21, 2011. Filed under: File conversion, Windows 7 | Tags: , , , , , |

Internet Fixes talks about Zipping the easy way with Compressed (zipped) Folders in Windows 7.

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Dazzboard to sync everything

Posted on February 27, 2011. Filed under: Android, File conversion, Files, Freeware/Shareware, Phones, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , |

Dazzboard intends to let you sync your data on every device you own.

The list of devices is impressive.

Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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How to Convert PowerPoint Presentations to Video Files (with Sound)

Posted on February 26, 2011. Filed under: File conversion, Microsoft PowerPoint, Video, YouTube | Tags: , , , , |

How to Convert PowerPoint Presentations to Video Files (with Sound) gives a step-by-step on how to prepare.

Then you can upload to authorstream (free up to 50 presentations) and “When you are done uploading the PPT file to the web, Author Stream will convert the PowerPoint file into a MPEG4 video (mp4) that can be directly uploaded to YouTube or you can watch it on an iPod.”

 

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OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-ins for Office

Posted on February 26, 2011. Filed under: File conversion, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

OpenXML/ODF Translator Add-ins for Office is a download for your Microsoft Office Suite (or parts thereof) that allow Office programs to read the Open Document formats produced by other programs, such as OpenOffice/OxygenOffice (which is on the Library Software disk).

If you’re using OpenOffice at home, but Microsoft Office elsewhere, this is one way to handle transferring files.

Of course, you can always simply save the OpenOffice files in Microsoft Office format.

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Five Best DVD-Ripping Tools

Posted on January 24, 2011. Filed under: DVD, File conversion, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , |

Lifehacker presents the Five Best DVD-Ripping Tools.

Use them legally, please.  Some are free, some not.

  • DVD Shrink
  • DVD Fab
  • Handbrake
  • AnyDVD
  • DVD Decrypter
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Epub2Go – Convert PDF to EPUB

Posted on January 22, 2011. Filed under: books, ebooks, File conversion, PDF | Tags: , , , , |

Epub2Go lets you convert a PDF file to the ebook EPUB format.

This can make it easier to use use on an iPhone or in an ebook reader such as Stanza, instead of the rigid PDF format.

Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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Online converter – convert video, images, audio and documents for free

Posted on October 25, 2010. Filed under: compatibility, File conversion, Files | Tags: , , |

Online converter will convert video, images, audio and documents for free.

A variety of non-protected formats can be converted into other formats here.

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EPUB ebooks to Kindle conversion guide

Posted on May 24, 2010. Filed under: Adobe Acrobat, books, File conversion | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Adobe Digital Editions has a InDesign to Kindle conversion guide – Digital Editions.

That means the .epub books you bought someplace other than Amazon can be converted for use on your Kindle.

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ABBYY FineReader Online for free OCR!

Posted on October 24, 2009. Filed under: File conversion, Freeware/Shareware, Online Software | Tags: , , , , , , |

[updated 2010.3.29]

The Boreham Library uses ABBYY FineReader software for OCR (Optical Character Recognition) to convert text in pictures into text that computers can use as real text.

MakeUseOf has a post about ABBYY FineReader Online.

Features:

  • Online image text extraction tool.
  • Lets you process 50 pages a day for free.
  • Supported input image formats: BMP, PCX, DCX, JPEG/JPEG, PNG and TIFF/TIF.
  • Supported output file formats: Microsoft Word, Excel, RTF, and TXT and PDF.
  • The file must not be larger than 10 MB.
  • Multilingual recognition: Russian, English, German and French.
  • Simple and clutter free design.
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Ext2 IFS For Windows and Linux

Posted on June 22, 2009. Filed under: File conversion, Files, Freeware/Shareware, Linux, Microsoft Windows, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Ext2 IFS For Windows “provides Windows NT4.0/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 with full access to Linux Ext2 volumes (read access and write access). This may be useful if you have installed both Windows and Linux as a dual boot environment on your computer.”

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Web2PDF: ‘Save as PDF’ Button

Posted on March 13, 2009. Filed under: File conversion, Freeware/Shareware, PDF, Web site creation, Widgets | Tags: , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post on Web2PDF which creates a Java widget for a ‘Save as PDF’ Button for Your Blog.

Web2PDF is free HTML to PDF conversion service for your website. Enable your website/blog readers to instantly print desired articles to PDF files. It also includes a monitoring service that lets publishers keep track of which and how many times articles were printed to PDF.”

Web2PDF ‘HowTo’:

  • 1. Sign up and start with setting the Conversion Options for your “Save page as PDF” button.
  • 2. Choose paper orientation for the printed PDF: Portrait or Landscape.
  • 3. Specify paper margins: in inches (Top, Bottom, Left, Right)
  • 4. Get JavaScript code: Generate JavaScript code and copy & paste it to the place where you want “Save page as PDF” button to appear. Code should be placed within the … tags of the template page.
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WebSiteZip Packer packs it in

Posted on March 13, 2009. Filed under: File conversion, Freeware/Shareware, presentation, Utilities, Web site creation | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

WebSiteZip Packer is a free HTML to Executable file, Ebook Compiler, E-book Publisher, Ebook Creator/Generator Software “which will help you to turn a single HTML page or a group of pages into a solid executable file (.exe) with an integrated HTML browser. Ideal for e-books, product catalogs, site demos, manuals, and searchable information distribution.”

These are possible uses of WebSiteZip Packer:

  • Use it to produce and distribute e-books;

  • Let the visitors of your web site download the identical exe-version of the site for offline work;

  • Create convenient offline presentations and catalogs;

  • Create guides and manuals for your software products;

  • Use it for any purpose where you need a solid executable file with an integrated HTML browser instead of piles of separate files and folders which are usual attributes of HTML pages.

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How to Embed Almost Anything in your Website

Posted on March 8, 2009. Filed under: blogging, File conversion, Files, Fonts, Google, Graphics, Help, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, MP3, Music, PDF, podcasting, presentation, RSS, sharing, spreadsheet, Techniques, Tutorials, Video, Web site creation | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

How to Embed Almost Anything in your Website is a Digital Inspiration post with practical instructions on how to handle RSS feeds, videos, audio, photos and slideshows, web albums, events from Google Calendar, very large photos, charts and graphs, animated gifs and screencasts, chat functions, Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, spreadsheet data, PDF files, Flash (SWF or FLV files), LinkedIn profile, Google Maps, another webpage, Windows Media or QuickTime movies, other fonts, and FriendFeed lifestreams.

Whew!

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MP3Gain and easyMP3Gain raise the volume

Posted on February 7, 2009. Filed under: File conversion, Freeware/Shareware, MP3, Music, Sound | Tags: , , , , , , |

Rolling along, listening to your music… and you hit that one really low-volume song you have, so you have to turn up the volume — and then hastily reduce it again for the next song.  Ever wonder if there’s a solution?

A search on SourceForge.net turned up MP3Gain, which raises the volume of MP3 files that turned out to be too low for your use.

Also here is easyMP3Gain, a front-end for MP3Gain, to make it even easier to use.

With both of these, you can raise the volume of those individual MP3s to something like that of everything else you have.

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How to convert PowerPoint to DVD for free

Posted on February 7, 2009. Filed under: File conversion, Microsoft PowerPoint, Tutorials, Utilities, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Freewaregenius has a post on How to convert PowerPoint to DVD for free.

There is not a single free application that will accomplish this; however there are three “routes” illustrated below that you could take to achieve PowerPoint to DVD conversion using all free apps.

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