You can now use the Zamzar file conversion API to import files for conversion from Amazon S3, HTTP / HTTPS URLs and FTP / SFTP servers. You can also export converted files back out again too.
This opens up some interesting possibilities:
- Convert files that aren’t on your servers
- Import files from one location and export elsewhere
- Grab files from password-protected URLs / FTP servers
- Use AWS credentials for access to Amazon S3
To test this out, first make sure you are signed up for a an API account, then check out our docs on:
For example, here’s one single cURL command which will grab the Twitter logo, convert it from PNG to JPG and upload the JPG file to a public Amazon S3 bucket:
curl https://api.zamzar.com/v1/jobs -u GiVUYsF4A8ssq93FR48H: \ -X POST \ -d "source_file=https://developers.zamzar.com/assets/app/img/social-twitter.png" \ -d "target_format=jpg" \ -d "export_url=s3://zamzar-public/"
We’d love to hear your feedback on these features – please let us know what you think! We’re also here to work with you on any issues you hit getting up and running, so do get in touch.
The Zamzar Team.