Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Downloading YouTube Videos

There have been a lot of videos on You Tube I wanted to download and then include in, say, a slideshow. If did not have Internet access for some of my presentations and wanted to share some of the clips, I'd be outta luck. As many of you may have experienced, downloading them isn't as easy as it should be. They save as FLV files and WHO HAS THAT READER anyway?

I read a great tip in the Oct 2007 Tech Learning magazine from an article entitled "You Can Take It With You." If you use a site called Zamzar, it will allow you to choose the file type for the movie, will encode it and then email you a download link all within a few minutes. I tried it for a grad school presentation this week and it worked well. Try it!

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