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    Convert MP4 to AVI

    Someone asked me if cloudconvert.com is a safe site to use for converting MP4 to AVI.

    Anyone have an opinion or know of a different site that is safe for converting files?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Convert MP4 to AVI

    I have used a few but I don't have a preference. I have to grit my teeth every time and I try to use them from a clean VM I can roll back afterward just in case, not to mention doing virus scans against the converted file after downloading it.

    Stand alone converter programs are common enough as well, though for occasional use it isn't worth dealing with the even greater potential for abuse or the risk that they'll install crapware or even trash some pre-existing library by overwriting it with a crap version.


    These raise the hair on the back of my neck because they are obviously something naive users will want to make use of.

    It is really a shame that computer use has become as risky as walking down dark alleys at night with cash sticking out of your pockets beating a triangle yelling "Come and get it!"

    Trust is a rare commodity.

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    Re: Convert MP4 to AVI

    I think I would be more afraid about what they do with your data (movie) file.
    Do they keep it? Do they log it? Do they analyze it and share the results with government agencies?

    This is something I would care more about then the risk of a manipulated output file.

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    Re: Convert MP4 to AVI

    Thank you both for your opinions - the interweb certainly has turned out to be a risky place to play!

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    Re: Convert MP4 to AVI

    Unless you are producing those highly prized costumed cat videos you may not need to be as worried about anyone keeping a copy of your valuable work.

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