If you’ve got some audio or video files on your Chromebook that the native file explorer just can’t handle, there’s a new web app that claims it will convert “anything” to “anything.” CloudConvert can actually connect to your Google Drive or Dropbox, or you can upload files manually, and then convert them to practically any file format under the sun – 140 different file types are currently supported!
So far, I’ve played around with this and converted a few FLV files into MP4, which my Chromebook Pixel can recognize. The conversion takes place relatively quickly, and you can even choose what you want to do with the file once it’s converted: CloudConvert can either send it directly to your Google Drive or Dropbox, or you can get an email when it’s finished.
The only downside that I’ve been able to find is that there’s apparently a 100MB file size limit. However, this is still in beta, so it’s possible that the developers behind the service will eventually open it up to larger files, or create different paid tiers. (Hopefully files under 100MB will remain free!)
This is a great tool that any full time Chromebook convert will want to keep handy. I know it’s saved me a few times, and it will probably help you in a pinch, as well.[CloudConvert]