Type of site
|Online file conversion|
|Owner||Mike and Chris Whyley|
|Launched||29 January 2006|
|3,603 (May 2015[update])|
Zamzar is a web application to convert files. It was created by brothers Mike and Chris Whyley in England. It allows user to convert files without downloading a software tool, and supports over 1,000 different conversion types. Users can type in a URL or upload one or more files (if they are all of the same format) from their computer, Zamzar then converts the file(s) to another user-specified format. For example, from an Adobe PDF file to a Microsoft Word document. Users receive an email with a URL from where they can download the converted file. It is also possible to send files for conversion by emailing them to Zamzar.
User privilege levels
Zamzar is currently free to use. However, users can pay a monthly subscription in order to access preferential features, such as online file management, shorter response and queuing times and other benefits.
The terms and conditions show no mention of security or copyright protection.
Currently, Zamzar is able to download and convert videos from a large number of video sharing websites – however, on 12 June 2012, it stopped providing support for downloading videos from YouTube after receiving a C&D order from Google's legal department.
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