File conversion resource – not software!
More and more presenters are using video in their presentations. PowerPoint makes it very easy to link a video to a presentation slide, but it's not so easy getting the video prepared for use with the presentation. You should all be aware of a wonderful site named Zamzar (http://www.zamzar.com/). Select the proper tab from their homepage to convert files or download videos.
When selecting the file you want to convert you can either browse your computer to select a local file or paste in a website URL to convert an online file. Being able to convert from an url lets you convert a video that has already been uploaded to a site like YouTube. Of course, if you do convert an online file make sure you are not violating any copyrights.
This powerhouse site will convert and deliver the videos you want free of charge. And that's not all they do. They offer many other file-conversion capabilities for documents, images, music, video, ebooks, compressed files, and CAD formats. Go to http://zamzar.com/conversionTypes.php to see a full list of the file types they accept and to what file types they will convert these files.
Even if you don't have a project that you're working on now that requires Zamzar's services, you may soon. We suggest you go onto their site to familiarize yourself with how they work with you and browse around for ideas about how these services might help you in your day-to-day work.
Zamzar is a time-saver, money-saver, and headache reliever. Even though their services are free, we suggest you purchase a basic, pro, or business service if you think you'll use their services frequently. Their premium accounts will get you faster file conversion, the ability to upload files larger than 100mb, a personal inbox for file storage; and the purchase of a premium plan will help make sure they stay in business (it would be a shame to lose this resource). http://www.zamzar.com/signup/#go will take you to their plans.