A friend sent me a link to a really neat site today called Zamzar. It’s kind of a strange name, but it’s a really neat tool. The idea here is that you can upload any file and then Zamzar will convert it to another format that you specify. This doesn’t sound too neat, but it does solve the problem I’ve had of converting those 3g2 files from my cellphone into a format that I can actually do something with.
What’s even better, though, is that you can put in a URL for any of the major video sharing sites and Zamzar will pull down the video into a format that you can then download, like WMV or MOV. That has some great potential for getting at content that is otherwise locked inside a Flash applet.