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convert anything to anything - CloudConvert

convert anything to anything - CloudConvert | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
convert anything to anything - more than 200 different audio, video, document, ebook, archive, image, spreadsheet and presentation formats supported.

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John Dalziel's curator insight, August 22, 3:20 AM
CloudConvert is an excellent converter to use for converting almost anything Educational Practitioners and/or Learners will want. 
CloudConvert stands out from the crowd. 
It is... 
  - fast (even with large files), 
  - simple, 
  - easy to use, and most important of all, 
  - integrated with Google Drive and other cloud services such as Dropbox. 
This makes it possible to start a large video conversion, leave the app and just wait until the file appears in the users Google Drive / Dropbox.
It is possible to use Google Drive or Dropbox both as input or output destination for user converted files. 
CloudConvert supports over 200 different formats including... 
  - audio (MP3, AAC, FLAC…), 
  - video (MP4, AVI, MPG…), 
  - document (PDF, DOC, DOCX, ODT…), 
  - ebook (MOBI, EPUB, CBC…), archive (ZIP, RAR…), 
  - spdreadsheets (XLS, XLSX, ODS, CSV…), and 
  - presentation (PPT, PPTX, ODP). 
Some of the types of conversions users can carry out using CloudConvert include: 
  - Extract ZIP, RAR etc directly on Google Drive / Dropbox 
  - Merge multiple PDFs, JPGs, DOCs into one PDF 
  - PDF to DOC 
  - AVI to MP4 
  - M4A to MP3 
  - MOBI to PDF 
  - DOCX to ODT 
  - PNG to JPG 
CloudConvert does not require any software installation, users simply upload their files to the site and once the conversion is finished, files are permanently deleted. 
NOTE: The free version of CloudConvert supports up to 1GB maximum file size and provides you with 25 minutes maximum conversion time per file. 
Well worth a closer look!
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Websites To Download Free Audio Books

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As I'm sure you are all aware, audiobooks are recordings of books which are read aloud.

 

Why would we need audio books if we can read books ourselves?

 

Audio books can be listened to via audio devices while travelling or commuting to work.

 

Audio books are useful for...
- the visually impaired,
- learning a new language to ensure you don’t pronounce a foreign phrase wrongly because you can listen to exactly how it is spoken.
- busy people who love a good read, but just don’t have the time to sit down to bury their faces in their favorite classics.

 

This post provides a list of 20 websites where everyone can download free audio books.


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