Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Web 2.0 Wednesday! Zamzar

Did you ever find a video online that you would love to download to your computer but don't know how to get it? Do you want to use a educational video from You Tube (yeah, there are some of those!) in the classroom but the school firewall is blocking it?

Well, look no further than Zamzar -

This on line video capture tool allows you to insert any URL and capture that video in any format you want (.avi, .mpg, .mov, ipod) The video clip is converted and when it is complete, you receive an email with a link to download the video. Once your file is converted, you only have 24 hours to download it.

The free accounts can convert up to 100 MB of files per day, per email account. (For extra file conversions, try using multiple email addresses!)

Check this one out - it is one of my favorites! Have you used other file conversion websites? Leave a comment and let us know.


  1. Zamzar is a great tool! I use it almost daily to convert files for different types of learning experiences that I am creating for my students.

  2. Thanks Brian for the comment! Another site I just started using and like is Free File Converter.

    The nice thing about this site is that it converts the file right there and you can simply right click the file and "save as" without having to wait for the email (like zamzar)

    I haven't tried it with many different types of files yet - but so far so good.