Free file converters for your PC

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Computer files are available in different formats and they have to be converted from one format to another in order to view them. In numerous occasions we find ourselves with a file which our computer can’t open. Thus file converters are a very useful piece of software for any PC.

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Go Green with Video, Audio, and Web Conferencing

Tech Soup Blog

The multimedia applications allow virtual work groups to use the Internet to see each others' faces in small windows on their monitors, hear each others' voices on computer speakers, deliver presentations, edit files, and collaborate on whiteboards.

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Nonprofits: Make Your Voice Heard


Make Audio a Vital Medium for Your Non-Profit. Using audio files may be more powerful than you think. Jill Foster , a communications consultant in DC, recently spoke to me about the virtues of stand-alone audio. I love audio content and sharing it especially via mobile.

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Meet Cynthia

Connection Cafe

Download audio file Author: Corey Pudhorodsky. Meet Cynthia Balusek, Convio Support Manager and first interviewee for the new Connection Cafe podcast series. Each month you'll get to meet a Convio employee like Cynthia and learn what makes them tick. Sit back, relax and have a listen. Connection Cafe Podcast 1 - Cynthia Balusek.

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All you should know about the pirate bay

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

When it comes to watching videos, or playing games and listening to audio clips, people are leaning more on the internet rather than following the traditional modes. The concept of file sharing has become very popular and people all around the globe are sharing files at a growing rate.

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Virtual Work, Real Success

Tech Soup Blog

Members of our team use different tools and platforms for their jobs, but everyone is connected to Jungle Disk, which allows for instant sharing of relevant files with the rest of the company. BetterWork TM is an organizing strategy that physically provides substitutions for commuting, travel and building activities through the implementation and adoption of current virtual work tools (audio, video conferencing, unified communications, and so on.).

Meet Nikhil Kumar

Connection Cafe

Download audio file Author: Corey Pudhorodsky. Nikhil Kumar. This month's interview with a Convio employee is with Nikhil Kumar, our Vice President of Service Delivery. In a nutshell, his team is the group that builds things for clients using Convio solutions.

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WordPress 4.8: What’s New and Notable in the Latest Release

Byte Technology

And finally there’s the Audio Widget which (you guessed it) allows you to upload audio files such as MP3s and WAVs into the HTML5 audio player.

Why Nonprofit Content Marketers Are Turning to Podcasts


For those that don’t know, podcasts are digital audio files available on the internet for downloading and are usually part of a larger series. There are many types of mediums content marketers use for their non-profits, but one unlikely candidate organizations are turning to is the podcast. Interested listeners can usually subscribe to podcasts and […].

Donor Spotlight: Lavelle Fund for the Blind

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

It was again a grant from the Lavelle Fund (our third) that allowed us to develop the ability to provide accessible MP3 audio versions of our materials and realize the enormous potential impact of mobile reading options for individuals with print disabilities.

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Converting GoToMeeting recording to something you can actually use

Judi Sohn

opening the room at the right time, filtering questions, and managing the recording so we have a file we can post afterwards. I record the webinar from my VMWare Fusion Windows 7 virtual machine, upload the file to our Vimeo Plus account , embed back on our website.

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Bookshare Members Enthusiastic Comments

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The recent upgrades in our Bookshare site and service such as the new audio formats, images, and image descriptions motivated several Members to share their thoughts, and we sought their permission to share those thoughts with you! Another Member, Diane Fazackarley also commented on our new downloadable audio formats. In addition to our ability to download digital text in DAISY and Braille file formats, we recently added DAISY audio and MP3 formats.

A Chat With The Interns

Connection Cafe

Connection Cafe Podcast 10 Download audio file Author: Corey Pudhorodsky. For the second month in a row, this month's podcast interview is with two people at the same time.

When We Go with Accessible Content, Everybody Wins


Provide Transcripts or Captions for Audio and Video. When you’re distributing audio or video, planning for captions or transcription makes it accessible to people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Transcription is posted on the page outside of the audio content.

New and Notable: What’s Coming With WordPress 4.9

Byte Technology

version introduced a whole bunch of new media widgets such as rich text, audio and video etc. Back in May, we took a look at what was coming down the line with the WordPress update 4.8.

rethos — Social Entrepreneur Skypecast 1 | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Click here to download the.mp3 file. Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip.

A Chat With Judi Sohn

Connection Cafe

Connection Cafe Podcast 8 - Judi Sohn Download audio file Author: Corey Pudhorodsky.

A Chat With Vinay Bhagat

Connection Cafe

While my favorite thing about doing these audio interviews is getting to know Convio coworkers and let you meet some of our staff that you may not otherwise run into, I think most people familiar with Convio will know how important Vinay Bhagat is to our company and the nonprofit sector. Connection Cafe Podcast 7 - Vinay Bhagat Download audio file Author: Corey Pudhorodsky. I am super excited to bring you a special podcast interview on the Connection Café this month.

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Implement Your Nonprofit’s Office 365 The Right Way


Easier file access. Office 365 offers offline file access, making it possible for your employees’ files accessible anywhere. Whether on the road, working from home, just somewhere with a faulty internet connection, files that may have been inaccessible are not a click away.

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Technological Protection Measures and the Blind

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The digital content is presented as text, but the built-in read-aloud capability is disabled because of ambiguity over audio rights. Since almost all content for the last decade originates as a digital file, using OCR on the scanned page or the PDF image document is a painful reverse engineering process that delivers lower quality access at much greater cost than native full access.

Telling your Nonprofit's Story through Video


Consider an audio slideshow Can even use an iPhone camera Ask corporate partners to donate/lend equipment Reach out and ask for free/cheap help from experts and students. Last night, a couple of us from the VisionLink team attended another wonderfully informative Tech4Good forum on the power and execution of video storytelling.

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Meet Sandy Schmieder

Connection Cafe

Download audio file Author: Corey Pudhorodsky. Sandy Schmieder. For the first podcast interview of 2012, I'm excited to have a chance to share a conversation I had with Sandy Schmieder, a Senior Project Manager on Convio's Services team.

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A Chat With Watt and Troy

Connection Cafe

Connection Cafe Podcast 9 - Watt and Troy Download audio file Author: Corey Pudhorodsky.

e-Learning Best Practice: How to Make Sure Your System Works


First is the file size of the course itself. This is the number you see when you look (in Windows Explorer for example) at the zip file after you have published your course. In fact, most LMS’s have a maximum file restrictor built in. If the file size of your zip file is 200 megabytes and your LMS has a restriction at 150 megabytes…well as you can see, plans will have to be made. Second is the type of video or audio files used in the course.

Meet Chris Simoes, Director of Engineering

Connection Cafe

Download audio file Author: Corey Pudhorodsky. For the second Connection Cafe podcast series, I had the pleasure of chatting with Chris Simoes, Convio Director of Engineering. Chris has always impressed me with his enthusiastic and friendly approach to challenges and tasks at Convio. You may also remember that Cynthia mentioned him last month because of a fundraiser that he and others from our teams participated in.

Advancing Reading Equality with Bookshare’s Exponential Growth

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Thousands of ebooks are pouring into the collection each month thanks to the dedication of our volunteers around the world and partnerships with more than 500 socially responsible publishers who donate their digital files. Bookshare also provides free reading technologies and apps for members to read the books they want in a variety of formats, including DAISY Text, DAISY Audio, Braille Ready Format, and MP3, on the device of their choice.

Meet Kenneth Kuhler

Connection Cafe

Download audio file Author: Corey Pudhorodsky. This month for the Connection Café podcast series with Convio employees, I had the pleasure of speaking with Kenneth Kuhler, an Account Executive in Convio’s Sales team. Ken is a dynamic team player who enjoys his coworkers and is appreciated by many.

On the Future of Braille: Thoughts by Radical Braille Advocates

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

argued that we must shift from spending on the provision of hard copy braille to the provision of refreshable braille and the associated digital file formats to enable people to read so much more. “As Guest Beneblog by Betsy Beaumon, VP and General Manager, Benetech’s Global Literacy Program.

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Meet Chip Bell, Summit Keynote Speaker

Connection Cafe

Download audio file Author: Corey Pudhorodsky. This year's keynote and opening session at the 2011 Convio Summit I think was one of the best I've seen in the time I've been at Convio. It was full of energy, fast paced, and the keynote speaker was great!

Stimulating the Senses with Dynamic Images, Photos, & Video – Part I


There are so many thoughtful, forward-thinking, flexible, and versatile options out there for multimedia publishing; it’s hard to imagine anyone would bog down their website with large video, audio and image files.

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Accessibility Excitement in Geneva

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

There was also an associated effort called the Trusted Intermediary Global Accessible Resources (TIGAR) project, to ease the exchange of accessible book files between libraries for the blind and print disabled. One of the reasons I started the Beneblog more than ten years ago (!)

How to Engage Donors with Mobile


send media files (MMS) such as pictures, video and audio that the donor can enjoy on their mobile device at that instant. Savvy fundraisers know that every time a donor interacts with their nonprofit, the bond strengthens.

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Objecting to Accessibility Weaseling

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Last week, the National Federation of the Blind and 22 organizations serving people with disabilities filed detailed objections to a petition from a group of makers of e-reader devices led by Amazon to be exempted from accessibility requirements under the relatively new Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act.

Adobe Premiere Elements 15 vs. Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Tech Soup Blog

Both Premiere Elements and Premiere Pro CC allow you to sequence clips, add audio (like narration and natural sound), include transitions, manipulate color, and add titles. Audio import format support. Audio export format support.

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09NTC Nonprofit Radio: How to Make Podcasts That Promote Your Brand and Engage Supporters

Amy Sample Ward

general awareness at around 40%, though… people don’t necessarily know they are consuming a podcast, audio embedded in rss etc. if you are recroding with multiple people, you can record them to separate audio files so you can edit more easily. allows you to backup the files by recording to multiple devices. Want one that recrods to mp3 or wav files (will be sending mp3 out for production eventually).

Podcasting at NPOtech Events/Conferences

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Gregory Heller did a little snippet of a audio clip of his conversation with Amanda Hickman about tagging. I mean maybe the idea would be to somehow aggregate all the audio feeds of all npotech sessions podcast that one could subscribe to. Sort of do what nptech tag in delicious does for audio. I hope he follows through on his pledge to get better with the recording. Maybe Marnie Webb and the others presenting at the Chicago conference in July will podcast their session.

Work from Home Jobs


A transcriptionist is simply a typist who listens and records live audio files, then he converts the audio into text. You can also be able to earn up to $50 per audio hour. You can earn upwards of $39 per audio hour while working with Rev. per audio minute.

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From Mushmouth to Morgan Freeman in Eight Steps: Absolute Beginner's Guide to Voiceovers


One skill that has come in handy more often than I expected is audio production—specifically, recording and editing voice-overs. Finally, you’ll need a way to record and edit the audio. Then, get an audio editing program. Personally, I use Audacity for most basic audio work. But, if you want to export your audio as an MP3 file, and you probably will, you’ll need to install a separate, but also free, module.

TechSoup Tools for Desktop Publishing and Presentations

Tech Soup Blog

It's easy to combine files from multiple applications and file types into a single PDF document. You can save entire PDF files or just selected portions of them as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Excel documents, retaining layout, fonts, formatting, and tables.

Bringing Millions of Books to Billions of People: Making the Book Truly Accessible

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We can use the same ebook file to deliver the content ten different ways. With a press of a virtual button, an ebook can be printed, displayed in large print (on a page or on a display), made into braille (on a page or on an electronic braille display), or read aloud as audio.

Pheed and Sulia: Two New Social Networks for the Nonprofit Early Adopters

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Primarily a mobile social network, Pheed also allows easy desktop publishing of status updates, photos, video and audio files, and enables users to broadcast live.

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106 Free or Low-Cost Online Tools and Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

GoToWebinar enable organizations to host webinars with VOIP audio or toll free numbers, polls, analytics, and recording. Dropbox is a cloud storage service (sometimes referred to as an online backup service) that is frequently used for file sharing and collaboration.

Telecommuting Toolkit: What You Need to Work Remotely

Tech Soup Blog

Huddle is a cloud-based project management tool that supports file sharing, virtual workspaces, content management, and task prioritization. Need to send large files, such as image albums or reports to your remote coworkers? Audio and Web Conferencing.

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