From Russia With Love… Fileminx now converting Matroska Video and Audio.

July 4, 2011

The busy bees at Fileminx Towers have been diligently tinkering away to provide our beloved users with yet more fabulous formats to convert!

Matroska Logo

We are pleased to announce that Fileminx can now convert the popular .MKV and .MKA Matroska media formats. Matroska is an open standard container format, intended for storing common content like movies, tv shows or music.

The formats have become more widespread recently and are supported by a large range of devices including internet-enabled TVs, Blu-ray players and mobile phones.
Check out the Matroska website for more info.

Fileminx now available as a Google Chrome web app

March 8, 2011

If you use Google Chrome as your web browser you can now get Fileminx as a handy web app!

Just visit the Chrome Web Store at:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mbmphdinbmonlcogmljkkahppnkannma

Free PDF to DOC Conversion with fileminx.com

August 12, 2010

Fileminx can now convert those tricky Adobe PDF files to Word Documents and other formats!

PDF

It’s really simple:

– Just point your browser at fileminx.com
– Click the browse button to select the PDF file you want to convert. Then click Continue.
– Click on the format that you want your file to be converted to.
– Wait a few moments for the magic to happen.
– Download your shiny new, editable file! Easy!

No registration or email address required and it’s totally FREE!

Document Conversion Has Landed!

July 22, 2010

Fileminx version 1.5 has finally arrived with a new even easier interface and now supporting conversion of Word Documents, Text files, PDFs, RTFs, and many more!

A big pile of documents

Just some of the huge pile of documents that fileminx could convert for you

The busy bees of Fileminx Towers have done it again, albeit maybe a little later than planned! Fileminx can now convert the following common office / document formats:

doc_6 icon MS WinWord 6 Document (.DOC)
Older version of the standard Microsoft Word DOC format.
doc_97 icon MS Word (97-2003) Document (.DOC)
The standard file format used by Microsoft Word (until the 2007 version). Extremely popular and can be opened by the majority of modern word processors.
docx icon MS Word (2007) Document (.DOCX)
Standard file format for Microsoft Word 2007-2010.
lwp icon Lotus Word Pro Document (.LWP)
Word processor file format produced by IBM Lotus Word Pro software.
odt icon OpenOffice Document (.ODT)
Document file produced by the OpenOffice Writer application.
pdf icon Adobe Portable Document File (.PDF)
Very popular and widely used format where content is stored in manner designed for consistent printing or viewing across different platforms. Due to this characteristic, PDFs are for the most part read-only for the recipient.
rtf icon Rich Text Format (.RTF)
Common basically formatted file which can be imported / exported by the majority of word processing applications.
txt icon Text File (.TXT)
Simple file format containing plain text with very little formatting information. Universally openable.
txt_mw icon MediaWiki Format (.TXT)
Text file encoded for use in Wiki websites.
wps icon MS Works Document (.WPS)
Format produced by the Microsoft Works word processing application.

It’s super quick and super simple:  just browse for a file on your hard drive, click the format you want to convert to and Bob’s your auntie, your newly converted file will be delivered straight back to your browser before you’ve even been able to make a cup of tea. It’s totally free and you don’t need to register or provide an email address.

So for example, if a friend has emailed you a .DOCX file (Word 2007) but you’re still on Word 2003 then you can use fileminx to convert it into a .DOC file which you can then merrily open without having to give a small fortune to Microsoft. Brilliant!

As always, if you find the site useful, please tell a friend!

MS WinWord 6 Document (.DOC)
Older version of the standard Microsoft Word DOC format.
doc_97 icon MS Word (97-2003) Document (.DOC)
The standard file format used by Microsoft Word (until the 2007 version). Extremely popular and can be opened by the majority of modern word processors.
docx icon MS Word (2007) Document (.DOCX)
Standard file format for Microsoft Word 2007-2010.
lwp icon Lotus Word Pro Document (.LWP)
Word processor file format produced by IBM Lotus Word Pro software.
odt icon OpenOffice Document (.ODT)
Document file produced by the OpenOffice Writer application.
pdf icon Adobe Portable Document File (.PDF)
Very popular and widely used format where content is stored in manner designed for consistent printing or viewing across different platforms. Due to this characteristic, PDFs are for the most part read-only for the recipient.
rtf icon Rich Text Format (.RTF)
Common basically formatted file which can be imported / exported by the majority of word processing applications.
txt icon Text File (.TXT)
Simple file format containing plain text with very little formatting information. Universally openable.
txt_mw icon MediaWiki Format (.TXT)
Text file encoded for use in Wiki websites.
wps icon MS Works Document (.WPS)
Format produced by the Microsoft Works word processing application.

Coming Soon!

January 25, 2010

Documents! And a quicker, easier interface!

The busy bees at fileminx towers are (as we speak) belting out not just one, but two huge updates to the site.

First of all we are adding support for document conversion for loads of different common Office-type files, such as PDF, Word Documents, text files, Open Document Format, Microsoft Works, Word Perfect and many more!

Secondly, we are revamping the interface a tad to make it easier to get to the conversion format you need even faster. Also, it’s going to be a tad prettier… Well we think so at least.

More to be announced soon.

DivX or Xvid? Decide!

December 15, 2009

DivX and Xvid video formats can now be converted by fileminx!

fileminx towers

fileminx towers, yesterday

The overworked souls at fileminx towers have pressed their blistered noses to the grindstone once more and conjured up yet more brilliant file converting wizardry. They sound similar, but what exactly are DivX and Xvid?

DivX is a video codec created by DivX Inc based on MPEG-4. It has grown in popularity in recent years for sending long videos over the internet due to its advertised high compression ratio. They state that DVD-quality video and audio can be compressed typically 7-10 times further than standard DVD (MPEG-2) technology. Being unbiased sorts at fileminx, we couldn’t possibly comment but it has been noticed during testing that file sizes for divx do tend to be a tad smaller than similar formats. Video with the DivX codec can only be played using the DivX player or plugin.

Xvid on the other hand (or possibly the same hand depending on the way you look at it) is basically like an open source version of DivX. Indeed, “Xvid” is “DivX” spelled backwards – demonstrating the two offerings’ similar roots. Again based on MPEG-4 encoding, Xvid advocates state very high compression ratios while maintaining high quality video. Xvid encoded video requires a plugin or third party app to play. But bizarrely, due to patent concerns, you cannot download such a plugin directly from the Xvid website.

The Big Picture

December 10, 2009

Fileminx version 1.1 is now featured on CNET Download.com, under the new(ish) Webware section!

The busy bees at fileminx towers have been beavering away with the new version and among many other delights includes conversion for a whole range of image formats including:
BMP, GIF, ICO, JPEG, JPG, PCX, PIC, PICT, PNG, PSD, SUN, TGA, TIF, TIFF and WMF.

So if you’re having problems with that tricky PSD (Photoshop) image that someone mailed to you because you don’t have Photoshop, then you can whack it into fileminx and it will give it back as something more useful, like a JPEG. Brilliant!

Music files seem to be particularly popular at the moment with a large number of visitors to the site doing M4A to MP3 conversion. Obviously there are a lot of folk out there wanting to play iTunes tracks on something other than iPods!

Brave New MP3.. or WMV.. or FLAC.. or….

December 9, 2009

Welcome to the official blog of fileminx.com, which is a completely free web application providing file conversion for lots of different types of computer files. You don’t need to install any software to use it, there is no registration and you don’t need to provide an email address.

Our mission is to empower everyone to access any file regardless of whatever device or application it was originally created on or for.

We live in a world with thousands of different gadgets, devices, computer systems and applications. The problem is that they sometimes don’t like talking to each other – your mobile phone doesn’t understand a particular music file that you transferred over from your PC, your shiny new video camera produces video files that are unintelligible to your friend’s Mac or you can’t open that new Word 2007 document attached to an email because you’re still on Word 2003.

In order to make these essential bits of technology a bit more sociable, fileminx converts files quickly and in three simple steps:

  1. Browse for the file that you want to convert.
  2. Choose the file format that you want to convert your file to.
  3. Download the new file from the link provided once fileminx has completed the conversion.

Simple dimple really.

Fileminx went “live” in October 2009, initially offering conversion for video and music files up to 50 MB in size.

The convertible file types are as follows:

Music:
AAC, AIF, AIFF, AU, FLAC, iPhone Ringtone, iPod Music, MP2, MP3, OGG, RA, SND, VOC, WAV, WMA

Video:
3G2, 3GP, ASF, AVI, DVD, Flash Video, GIF Animation, iPod Video, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPG, PSP Video, RM, WMV

The fileminx blog will keep you up-to-date with the latest developments, updates and lots of other fun stuff from the wacky world of file conversion! Cheers!