Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mediaconverter.org to the rescue

While I think this site has been around for a while, I discovered it only after HOURS of frustration trying to convert a the video files from my 5Dmkii to a format that ANIMOTO could work with. No luck with windows live movie maker or even with the king of open source vid players, VLC. Mediaconverter.org is freemium cloud based service that you upload your vid file, the server will crunch that into just about format you can think of and provide the output for you to download. While granted all that uploading and downloading can take some time and it's not for someone who needs to do a lot of trans-coding but for those situations like the one I found myself in, it's just the thing I needed and did what I needed to do without the need to download and install anything on my computer.
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