What Are TAR, GZ, and BZ2?

What kind of files have .tar, .gz, and .bz2 extensions?

If you’re someone who loves downloading software from the internet, you will most likely have encountered files with .tgz, .tar.gz, or even .tar.bz2. Still wondering what those files are? Well, read on and you will learn more about them.

What are TAR, GZ, and BZ2 anyway?

TAR is short for Tape Archive. It’s a common file format to use in the Unix/Linux world when you need to package source codes.… Read the rest

The Perfect eBook File For Your eBook Reader

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eBooks are the perfect way to take not only one, but several books with you wherever you go. To the gym, on vacation, during commuting, … Hardcover and paperback books become heavy and get dinged when crammed in an already packed bag or briefcase. eBooks quickly became the lighter, popular alternative in these and even more cases.

With the growing popularity, more and more eBook readers came to the market.… Read the rest

8GB Conversion – Increased Conversion File Size

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Ever since its launch, Online-Convert.com has been free for users that want to convert many different files into more common and widely supported formats. The only limit set was the file size of the video, image, document or e-book in question.

In order to keep our servers running, converting larger files could be done when purchasing a premium plan that exactly fit your need. In the past (up to April 2018), you could convert files up to a file size of 2 GB using one of the subscriptions or 24-hour usage plans.… Read the rest

Best Music File Format for Car Audio

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Many people enjoy listening to music while driving. When most of car head units are equipped with CD player, listening to high-quality music was a breeze. That era is behind us now. Most people these days store their favorite music on their phones or USB flash drive and that leaves them wanting more. The question they often ask is …

 

“What is the best music file format for car audio?”

Most people save their music as MP3, but only a few are aware that MP3’s quality depends a lot on the bit rate.… Read the rest

Input Filename – NEW API Functionality

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The practical Online Convert API is constantly in development for we are striving to add new functionalities for you whenever we can. Thus, we’re always very happy when we can report that something new and practical was added to this file conversion API; just like today!

Now, you can specify a filename for your input file! Of course, the resulting file will have the same filename as well.… Read the rest

eBook Publishing Tips – Get It Right From Day One

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Publishing an eBook is a great way to get your work to public eyes as the shift towards full digital publishing is getting clearer by the day. The lower cost of publishing an eBook compared to a printed one has indeed attracted many writers, but is it simpler to do?

Here we’ll discuss some tips that can help first-time publishers to get things right from the get-go.

 

How Long Should Your First eBook Be?

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Internet Safety – Online Antivirus Scans

File Virus Scan
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With more and more of our everyday life being handled online, staying safe is more important than ever! Contact details, bank details, login credentials – all of this sensitive data is a potential target to threats.

There are many ways how you can protect yourself against malicious viruses and malware. At Online-Convert.com, we are specialized in file conversion and everything that has to do with different files.… Read the rest

How To Solve Video Import Errors

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Editing videos is a difficult and very creative task. It requires focus, a keen eye for details, and a lot of patience. The last thing you need during this process are obstacles that keep you from being productive and creative!

Many of these issues, errors or problems – however you want to put it – can be prevented. Or at least easily worked around and resolved.… Read the rest

Getting The Best Out Of JPEGs

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Go visit any website. The pictures used there are most likely JPEGs. Indeed, JPEGs have been the go-to web image format for web developers and even common folks. But, is there a way for getting the best out of JPEGs? How do you make sure you’re not compromising loading speed and quality?

Get to know your camera

Different camera brands have different Out of Camera (OOC) JPEG flavors.… Read the rest

Solve Image Upload Errors On Social Media & More

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When working on the web, images have a huge impact. They are catching the eye of a potential customer or buyer and gain a lot more reach and views – and thus conversion – than simple text posts on social media.

Unfortunately, sometimes it is extremely difficult to work with images due to certain restrictions and conditions you have to follow. They differ from Facebook to Twitter, from WordPress to Tumblr, etc.… Read the rest