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    security for online services

    hi I have a general question. I have received a few mixed answers already so I was hoping some of you guys could help me.
    I'm using an online service that provides a tool to convert my audio files ( into mp3 or other formats, but I know nothing about the safeness of the tool.
    how can I make sure that it's secure and if it's not how can it harm my PC??

    Thanks to whomever can help with this.

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    the biggest issue here is this:

    you can and should use a local application for that.

    meaning, install some software (or use some command line tools that are without doubt already available on your linux install).

    no need to waste bandwidth for that. really.

    from which format are you trying to convert? which distro are you using? we can help you find the proper application.

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    Penguin of trust elija's Avatar
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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    What nihili said. There are a gazillion good audio (and video) conversion tools for Linux that cost you nothing, and no internet bandwidth, which will do what you want, many of which are available to download and install from your distribution's package management tool.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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