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See How Easily You Can Convert A YouTube Video

November 3, 2011 | By Adrienne Smith

See How Easily You Can Convert A YouTube VideoWhether you create your own videos or not, I don’t know one person who doesn’t like YouTube.  Literally millions of videos are being viewed daily.  You can really get addicted to that site.  I love watching videos myself.

Have you heard the latest with YouTube?  They now have a service where you can watch featured movies without a subscription.  How cool is that!  Carolyn is always up on the latest news so if you’d like to read more, be sure and visit The Wonder of Tech.  She’ll gladly tell you all about it.

Little Teeny Problem

One of the services I wish YouTube offered was to be able to download any videos from their site.  I have a feeling they don’t offer this because you’re always going to have someone who is dishonest and possibly use that in the way it wasn’t intended.

One of the reasons I would love this option is because there have been times that I’ve saved a video to my favorites only to later learn that person’s account has either been shut down or they removed that particular video.  I hate that when that happens.

I’ll search and search and search and can’t seem to find that video anywhere else. Oh, I’m sure it’s floating around somewhere in cyber space but I’ll be darned if I can locate it.

I’ve heard of some paid services that will allow you to download videos from YouTube but you guys have already learned how budget conscious I am.  Those people could make a fortune off of me.  What I have found though are some free services that will do the same thing!  Now that’s what I’m talking about…

Introducing…

My favorite site and the one I use the most is:

See How Easily You Can Convert A YouTube Video

 What flvto.com does are several things actually.

1)  Convert by Link:

What you can do here is input the link of any video you want converted and then you can set it to convert to an MP3 file or any other format you choose.  I use this option to convert the videos to audio so I can download them to my iPod and listen to speeches by people like Jim Rohn and Tony Robbins.  Comes in very handy my friends.

2)  Convert by Upload:

If you have a video on your hard drive and you’d like to convert it to another format or say an audio file, this is what option you would use.

3)  Download:

This is where you can actually download the YouTube video (or any other video for that matter) and save it to your computer for your viewing pleasure.  Maybe you want it on your desktop so you can watch it every morning and not worry that it ever gets deleted off YouTube.

Google Chrome Extension

To make it even more convenient, they have a Google Chrome extension for this service as well.  I uploaded the extension but couldn’t get it to work for the life of me.  So I went in search of something similar and found one that is fabulous.  It’s called “Dr. Newton YouTube Downloader”.

To grab this extension just go to Google Chrome webstore and type in ”Dr. Newton YouTube Downloader”.  Add that to Chrome and you’re done.  This is what it will do for you:

See How Easily You Can Convert A YouTube Video

As you’ll notice, it automatically adds a download button to YouTube for you so you can download that video to a flash, MP4 or MP3 file.  Really pretty neat if you ask me.

If you are a FireFox user, I’m sure they will have something similar.  Just search for  ”YouTube Converter” and see what you can’t find.

Now there are a lot of other video downloading sites out there for free but this is the one I have come to count on so if you want one that will do even more, just do a Google search and I have a feeling you’ll come up with quite a few more.

Was This Helpful?

So did you find this helpful at all?  Is this a service that you have used before or think you might in the future?  Were you aware that you could download videos to audio and listen on your iPod?

Downloading videos to audios are my personal favorites.  I listen to them while I walk or am driving in the car.  As I mentioned previously, I have downloaded several of Jim Rohn’s and Tony Robbins speeches on my iPod.  I listen to them almost daily.  Very inspirational.

Hope you found this post helpful.  Let me know if you have found any sites like this that you know everyone else would like to learn about.  Maybe you have a favorite that you use a lot.  be sure to add those to the comment section so in case this site ever goes down, we might have more to reference.

I always look forward to hearing from you.

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1 VaNessa Duplessie November 3, 2011 at 8:15 AM

I love the idea of taking videos and making them into audios. That is a terrific tool and would help me a lot. I don’t listen to the radio anymore in the car, only audios. This will be something I definitely go and check out. Thanks so much for the tool and tip – especially for us budget conscious folks. Awesome!

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2 Adrienne Smith
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November 3, 2011 at 8:23 AM

Hey VaNessa,

Glad this tip will be helpful for you. I’m with you, I don’t listen to the radio in my car anymore either. I would much rather listen to something motivational or inspirational. Even educational material and we all know how much of that is on YouTube.

Have fun with this, you’re going to have a blast now!

~Adrienne

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3 Eddie Gear
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November 3, 2011 at 8:21 AM

Thats a really useful extension Adrienne, Now I can get all the great videos on my iPhone and watch them when Im free. Do you think firefox has the extension, forget it, i will go check it out now. Thanks.

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4 Adrienne Smith
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November 3, 2011 at 8:25 AM

I love this extension Eddie, I’m pretty spoiled now. I don’t know why I haven’t written a post about this sooner. It hit me the other day as I was downloading more videos I had found.

FireFox doesn’t have the same exact extension but if Chrome has it then you know FireFox does too. If you find one, let us know for all these other FireFox users.

Thanks!

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5 Fred Tracy
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November 3, 2011 at 10:48 AM

Nice Adrienne!

I knew that you could download songs from YouTube videos, but I didn’t know you could capture the video too. Before now, the only way I would have of doing that would be to take some kind of screen capture program like CamStudio and let the video run in its entirety.

These are some great tips. I love that it’s FREE!

Thanks. :-)

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6 Adrienne Smith
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November 3, 2011 at 11:31 AM

Thanks Fred, I love this too and I’m sorry I haven’t shared it with you guys sooner. Silly me!

I admitted in my last post that I’m a very budget conscious person so if I can find something for free then I’ll grab that in a heartbeat. So learning some of this earlier this year was a real find for me. Since I recently acquired an iPod, I started thinking about loading more personal development audios on there so I went in search one day on YouTube and just hit the jackpot. Since then, I’ve really been listening to a lot more that have really helped me learn and grow. I thought if I am loving this, you guys probably will too! :-)

No more screen capture videos Fred, just upload it easily to your computer. Boy, does that not save a lot of time or what!

Enjoy and have fun!

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7 Mouh
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November 3, 2011 at 11:13 AM

That’s a great service Adrienne!

I used to use a website called KeepVid in the past to download YouTube video. If I can remember the service allows you to download videos as MP4 or FLV. I used some others, but this one looks really great. I like the visually appealing look and the easy navigation. Also, I see they have a FireFox add-on. I see “Get free add-on for Mozilla Firefox” at the top…

I tried converting YouTube videos to MP3 before. I used an online tool. I don’t do that very often. But when I want to do it, I just Google “Youtube to MP3″ and look for a useful tool.

I download Tony Robbins videos too. :D I don’t convert them to MP3. I download the videos and watch them whenever I want.

This is the first time I hear about Jim Rohn. I’ll watch his videos. I believe they’re very useful.

Thanks for sharing this tool, Adrienne. I’ll start using it from now and on. Its name is easy to remember. :)

Mouh :)

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8 Adrienne Smith
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November 3, 2011 at 11:37 AM

Hey Mouh,

I know there are a ton of sites out there that will do this. I’ve also used sites that will convert some video formats to a different one or even convert them to audios but you have to download them to your computer and then they entice you into using them for 30 days and then purchasing the software. Heck Mouh, there are services that will do this for free. But with this particular one, it gives you more options to do several things without having to find different sites each time. That’s what I like about this one.

I hope that the FireFox addon is better then the Chrome because I couldn’t get the Chrome extension to show up on my bar. I finally said to heck with it and went in search of another one which just threw the download right on YouTube itself. Now how easy is that!

You’ve never heard of Jim Rohn? He was Tony Robbins teacher who recently passed away. What a great great man. You will fall in love with his material Mouh. Absolutely! Have fun listening and learning.

I appreciate your input and I’ll be by your place here in a bit. :-)

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9 Jimmy
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November 3, 2011 at 5:28 PM

Hey Mouh,

You tube has a whole series of Jim Rohn’s audio on the power of ambition. All 30 plus sessions, each 10 min long. That’s a great place to start listening to this great speaker for free. Here is the link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eN0GyX0mz6A&feature=related

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10 Harleena Singh
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November 3, 2011 at 12:36 PM

This sure is awesome!

Though I love to hear the radio mainly when I am driving or while I cook- the extension sure seems interesting! I have mainly used YouTube for songs, recipes, or some shared links alone- but never knew that we could download videos to audio and listen on your iPod! And you are becoming as good as Carolyn too :)

Thanks so much for sharing :)

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11 Adrienne Smith
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November 3, 2011 at 2:41 PM

Thanks Harleena, glad you enjoyed this little tip! :-)

I use to listen to the radio or CD’s while I drove all the time Harleena but now I’m more interested in listening to either personal development information or training material. Carolyn is the one that helped me decide to finally break down and buy an iPod, I gave myself that for my birthday. I wanted something convenient so that when I went on my walks or worked out, I could listen to some information that I found helpful. Before that I never had any type of electronic device I could do that with.

After hearing a speech by Jim Rohn on YouTube, I headed over to iTunes to see if I could download it. What I found was that they were charging for that one. That’s when I decided to see what I couldn’t find out about converting that video to audio and the rest is history.

Carolyn laughs at me all the time and tells me I’m a tech person. I don’t think I will ever know as much as she does but these kinds of things, I find fascinating.

Thanks for your comment! Have fun with this. :-)

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12 Carolyn November 4, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Adrienne, You are a tech person. :-D

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13 Carolyn
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November 3, 2011 at 4:16 PM

Thank you, Harleena for helping me in my quest to convince Adrienne she is a tech goddess! She is truly a tech wiz, the only problem is she doesn’t believe me. ;-)

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14 Harleena Singh
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November 4, 2011 at 3:18 AM

I believe both of you :) Gosh- am acquainted with two tech. wizards around now!!

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15 John Garrett
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November 3, 2011 at 2:54 PM

Hey Adrienne, this is a worthy topic, indeed! :)

I do this all the time, but I’m not a Chrome user. I use Video DownloadHelper for Firefox. you can download and convert vids pretty much as you’ve explained for Chrome.

http://www.downloadhelper.net/

You know another one I use? RealPlayer Downloader! Remember Real? Anyone?? Oh, well.

Anyway, if you install their free RealPlayer, it installs a small background service that automatically “grabs” any flash-type video it comes across. You don’t have to do anything except tell it to download and/or convert it. Pretty nifty.

Great info here, thanks!

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16 Adrienne Smith
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November 3, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Hi John,

Ah thanks for that John, you’ve just given us the FireFox addon. I know the service I talked about supposedly has one available but I couldn’t get the Chrome extension to work so just in case the same thing happened with FireFox, this will really come in handy. Glad to hear you’ve known about this little trick too. I’m going to bookmark this site for future reference, just in case.

I’ve heard about RealPlayer but I’ve never cared for that format for some reason. Plus I don’t like my default player to be set as RealPlayer and every time I deal with that program, that’s exactly what ends up happening for some reason. I think it was Ileane that has mentioned RealPlayer had some option that could do this too. Thanks for clarifying that in case some people happen to really like that platform as well. Always good to know.

Thanks John, always a pleasure to see you! Hope you’re having a really great day! :-)

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17 John Garrett
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November 3, 2011 at 3:13 PM

You’re welcome, Adrienne!

Also, I should clarify that I don’t recommend actually *using* the RealPlayer lol! I hate Real, so I just install it for the background thingy and set either Quicktime or VLC as my default player.

It normally grabs flv’s and when it’s finished you have the option to convert to mp4. I use VideoDownload Helper more often since it usually allows me to grab the version I want right away rather than converting.

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18 Adrienne Smith
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November 3, 2011 at 3:36 PM

Aha!!! So I’m not the only person who doesn’t necessarily like RealPlayer! Okay, now I didn’t know that. I’ve tried going back in and setting my default player to my media player but i can’t get it to stay for some reason. That’s why I just quit bothering with it.

Like you, I think this other option is just too simple so I don’t even have to mess with some of these other steps. Thanks for clarifying that John! I appreciate that!

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19 Deeone
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November 3, 2011 at 3:35 PM

Now, that’s a very cool App there Adrienne! ;)

You’re right it sucks when you go to look for your favorite YouTube video and the person who placed it is gone off the scene or snatched the video. That bites, royally. I’m glad you shared this wealth of information though. I had stopped saving my favorite videos altogether for that very reason. I’ll definitely have to flvto.com! It sounds like a great find. :) Who knew?! I tell ya, the internet has so much useful information on it these days; anyone who says they aren’t using it, literally are still in the dark ages. Thanks for sharing! :)

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20 Adrienne Smith
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November 3, 2011 at 3:44 PM

That is pretty cool isn’t it Deeone? :-) I love these kinds of finds.

It’s frustrating when someone is recommending a video and you hit the play button and it’s been removed. Dang, I hate that when that happens. I’ll put in the title of that video just knowing that someone else has got to have it but I can’t seem to find it anywhere. Darn it, just something else I end up wasting my time on. No more my friend, no more.

Glad you found this helpful. You are so right, there are so many really cool things you can do with the information online today. I just love that!

Enjoy and have fun.

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21 Justin
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November 3, 2011 at 3:43 PM

Hi Adrienne,
I am actually listening to a Youtube video now as I type this. Youtube keeps me from feeling lonely when I do my “blogging stuff.”

I hate it to when a cool video has been removed or deleted because someone’s account has been suspended. This has happened more times than I can remember.

Absolutely this sounds like a valuable service. I need to have Youtube mobile so I can listen to it in my car. You said “budget conscious” in this post too. :)

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22 Adrienne Smith
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November 3, 2011 at 3:48 PM

Hey Justin,

I’m actually laughing right now my friend. You darn right I said “budget conscious” in this post too!!! ;-) I’m so annoying at times, I must admit. I can’t help it, I blame my Mom. It’s all her fault!

I can’t listen to anything while I work. It distracts me. I sure wish I could do that but oh well.

I think it’s actually happened more within the past few months that I’ve come across videos that have been taken down because someone violated YouTube’s policies. Some I really wanted to watch again and I was so annoyed by that. Silly people, can’t follow the darn rules. At least now if you find something you can upload it really quick and just save it to a DVD if you don’t want to fill up your hard drive. It’s really pretty easy!

Thanks Justin!!! :-)

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23 Ruth
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November 3, 2011 at 2:50 PM

Well, move over Carolyn, Adrienne’s exploring the wonder of tech!

Jokes aside, this is really helpful. YouTube is still very much unchartered territory for me; I need to bite the bullet, roll up my sleeves, and get familiar with what it has to offer.

Good to know that you can convert in this way. I’m sure I will be referencing this post for future use!

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24 Adrienne Smith
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November 3, 2011 at 3:00 PM

lol!!! I have my moments Ruth, that’s for sure. I’ll never top Carolyn though, she’s the Queen.

YouTube is a wealth of knowledge Ruth. Because I’m more of a visual learner, when I want to know how to do something I don’t go to Google, I go to YouTube. I even learned how to remove a background from an image by watching a video. I would have never figured that out on my own.

There is so much you can learn there and they have a lot of talks and speeches that you can download to audio and listen on your iPod. Of course I love the funny videos too, they really make me laugh. YouTube is a great place to check out so much stuff. Spend a little time there and you’ll be hooked in no time at all.
:-)

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25 Carolyn
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November 3, 2011 at 4:18 PM

Okay, Adrienne, how many of your readers have to tell you that you’re a tech wiz before you’ll believe me? ;-)

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26 Jack
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November 3, 2011 at 4:08 PM

One of the joys of living in LA is a lot of time in traffic- it could be really handy to have more audio to listen to in the car. I’ll have to check that out.

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27 Adrienne Smith
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November 3, 2011 at 4:53 PM

Ah, I bet travel time is a nightmare Jack! You can definitely grab a lot of stuff and upload it to audios. Have fun with that! :-)

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28 Carolyn
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November 3, 2011 at 4:31 PM

Hi Adrienne, or should I call you Tech Wiz? :-D

This is great advice! I have downloaded videos from YouTube when my husband or I find a video we really like. I have even converted the videos to an MP4 and then made them into ringtones for my iPhone. It’s amazing what you can do these days!

I never knew about the YouTube extensions though. That should save me quite a few steps, thanks for sharing that! I actually like the idea of keeping the extension within YouTube as too many browser extensions can slow the speed of your browser.

I’m so glad you are making such great use of your iPod Touch, Adrienne. It’s a fantastic device that seems to be serving you well.

I am looking forward to your next tech lesson!

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29 Adrienne Smith
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November 3, 2011 at 4:57 PM

Yeah, yeah, yeah!!! I hear you and Ruth and Harleena!!! Okay, okay! Sort of a tech whiz… I learned a lot from you though Carolyn! :-)

I have no doubt that you already knew how to do this Carolyn. Glad you found the extension helpful. I really liked it too that it went directly into YouTube and I didn’t have to worry about having another one. I don’t like to use a lot of those. Sure, they are convenient but I don’t like to slow down the load time for my browser either.

It’s really come in handy since getting my iPod. I use to just listen to stuff on the computer but not it’s even more convenient. I am really putting my iPod to good use and I have you to thank for that.

Ah, my next lesson! Good question, I’ll have to think about that. Stay tuned! :-)

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30 Carolyn November 4, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Adrienne, I will definitely stay tuned. You can count on that!

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31 Jens P. Berget
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November 3, 2011 at 5:39 PM

Hi Adrienne,

This is awesome advice. I had no idea that I could convert videos from YouTube to audio. A lot of the videos I watch are almost all about the audio, and it will be very interesting to convert them and add them to my iPhone.

I read Carolyn’s post about YouTube movies, and I was almost punching the wall when I read that it was only available in the US :)

Thanks a lot for sharing this. I’m going to find me some videos to convert.

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32 Adrienne Smith
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November 3, 2011 at 7:57 PM

Hey Jens,

You know if you search long enough for answers to your questions you’ll learn a whole lot of really neat stuff. That’s kind of what happens to me. I’ll want to do something and instead of telling myself it’s not available, I’ll do a search for that topic anyway and find all kinds of services that will do what I want. Who knew! Glad you’ll have fun with this one.

Seriously? It won’t be available outside the US? Ah don’t worry, it won’t be long and you’ll be able to get your hands on their movies too. Hey, maybe I can download some and zip those files and send them to you. Huh!!! Not a bad idea my friend. My brain is going into overdrive. Where there’s a will, there’s a way! :-)

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33 Jens P. Berget
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November 4, 2011 at 2:52 AM

I’m actually testing a new service called Voddler, and it’s similar to YouTube Movies. It’s from a company from Sweden, and it reminds me a lot about Spotify. I’m very satisfied with their service so far. You might not have download, zip and send me the movies :)

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34 Adrienne Smith
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November 4, 2011 at 9:56 AM

That’s great Jens, glad you were able to find something similar to YouTube’s new service in a country that offers it. Okay then, I won’t go to all that trouble for you but you know I would if you wanted me to. :-) Just ask!

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35 Jeffrey Morgan
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November 3, 2011 at 6:09 PM

Hi Adrienne,
I really have no life, I live in a closet and plot the over-throw of the W3C. I do like to listen to music videos though. However, YouTube got pissie with me as I like to embed the videos into my Blogs. It makes the finding of my favorites just a little easier.

If YouTube has a problem with me playing the videos a couple of times a week for a non-commercial application then they should remove the “Embed” link. I’ve got a video that leads the launch the “Down The Rabbitt Hole.com” in January. I just hope that Disney doesn’t come head-hunting.

Therein lies the problem with downloading ………. you establish yourself as an Internet Marketer hoping that everyone …….. anyone will download or embed your videos. Once established, it’s hands-off. DMCA and all that jazz (sounds like a rap group).

Hey, did you see that incredible video of the giant Sequoya that fell naturally (how cool is that) and just happened to be caught by some German tourists. Looks like I’ll need a “model release” from the Sequoya (even though it would appear that it has already died) before I can post it for the enjoyment of all.

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36 Adrienne Smith
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November 3, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Hi Jeffrey,

I love the convenience of embedding the YouTube videos into my blog too! What I don’t like is when that video disappears one day so when people click on it you get that red lettering that says “this video is no longer available”. I hate that…

Nah, YouTube isn’t going to be upset with you for watching videos over and over and over and over and over again. Heck, they love that!

I hadn’t but since you mentioned it I hopped over to YouTube to check it out. Wow, they estimate those trees were around 1,500 years old! That’s amazing. Hey, they just got tired and needed a rest I guess. That’s definitely history…

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37 Jimmy
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November 3, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Nowsday, I will download the videos I like immediately from you tube. I used to use keepvid, but I think they became a paid service after awhile. That started me searching fro another free software which I found. Its http://www.xilisoft.com/ It allows you to download video direct. I have not ventured too far into converting videos into podcast or mp3 yet. I already have a lot or motivational and personal development audios to listen to.

Hey, I did not know that you are an avid Jim Rohn fan? I learnt about him from Tony Robbins. At first I thought he was just another old man. But once i heard him speak, he very quickly became my favorite. I like his witty sense of humor and very unique messages which I have never heard before. Like “Profits are better than wages”, “work harder on yourself than at work”, “the magic of part time”, and so on. I practice what he teaches and it is my dream to deliver similar content to my audience next time. What’s your story with Jim Rohn? What are your best takeaways from him?

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38 Adrienne Smith
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November 3, 2011 at 7:54 PM

Hey Jimmy,

Thanks for sharing that site. It’s always great to have some backups just in case this site disappears unexpectedly some day like some of those videos do. That’s great that you already have a lot of audios to listen to. I have some and I load them all on my iPod now.

Who do you know that studies personal development who has not learned from Jim or Tony? I don’t know anyone personally. Okay, Mouh is the first one who has told me they didn’t know who Jim Rohn was but he also lives in another country so that could be the case. I know you do too but you never know what is popular in other countries.

I have listened to his audios over the years and even taken a few of his courses. Like you, he’s a very unique individual and I love his sense of humor. Although I’ve heard some of this stuff so many times, I still chuckle. I also like his philosophy that “Profits are better than wages” and you need to “work harder on yourself than your work”. What a wise soul.

Thanks for sharing that link for Mouh! He’ll really get a lot out of listening to Jim.

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39 Allan November 3, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Great article Adrienne. I also share your frustration of wanting to download videos to either watch later or convert. One of the problems I have is when I buy an online product for internet marketing that has member only videos that can only be viewed on the membership site. Whilst I understand the issues regarding pirating of the videos etc, it’s frustrating to not be able to watch them (or listen to them) when I want to, without an internet connection.

The solution I use is a Firefox extension called Download Helper. It installs into your toolbar and analyses each web page and shows you the videos that can be downloaded. All you need to do is click on the video you want in the drop down box and it’ll download it for you. It can also be set to automatically or manually convert the video to another format.

I’ve used Download Helper for over a year and never had any trouble – it works fine. It also works on most of the pesky membership sites I mentioned earlier, allowing me to download the videos to my hard drive where I can convert them into a different format.

Take a look at Download Helper if you use Firefox – it’s very easy to use.

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40 Adrienne Smith
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November 3, 2011 at 8:19 PM

Thanks Alan for that tip about Download Helper.

I do still use FireFox but not as my main browser anymore. An issue I had some time back so I won’t bother you about that. I might have to download that addon though just for that purpose.

That’s pretty cool that you can also download them from the members areas sites too. I understand what you’re saying. Some of those sites although they claim will remain up forever, I don’t necessarily trust that to be true and would prefer being able to have available products I purchased for my leisure. Will definitely have to check that out. Thanks so much for sharing. :-)

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41 Dee Ann Rice
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November 3, 2011 at 7:24 PM

Adrienne,

I did the same thing you did only about 6 months ago. I needed to download some videos and needed something to do it with.

I don’t know what I finally ended up using though because I have since uninstalled all of the programs that I used. I think I thought they were causing problems and making my computer run slow or something.

I am glad you did this post because recently I wanted to download another program but did not want to spend the time looking for programs to do it again.

I should of kept track of what I used and where I found it but I didn’t, so you saved me a lot of time and effort. Thank you.

Dee Ann

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42 Adrienne Smith
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November 3, 2011 at 8:22 PM

Hey Dee Ann,

In the past all I found were services that I had to install on my computer and then of course, they put their watermark on the video and it’s only a trial for a short period of time. I hate those sites and I get really frustrated and like you, I’ll go back and delete them all off my computer. I don’t like having that kind of stuff on my hard drive.

Glad I was able to save you some time. Have fun! :-)

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43 Cathy
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November 3, 2011 at 10:10 PM

Hi Adrienne,

That is a great idea to convert videos to audio and I could listen in the car, or when I’m walking the dog. i will definitely try out your suggested sites.

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44 Adrienne Smith
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November 3, 2011 at 10:18 PM

Hi Cathy,

Glad to hear you found this one helpful. I feel like I’ve found a new toy to play with! Have fun, it’s really easy to do!
:-)

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45 David Wainwright November 4, 2011 at 1:42 AM

Adrienne, thanks so much for the tip on Dr. Newton! I’ve been a big firefox fan, but with 6.0 I just couldn’t get it to work, so I switched to chrome, and missed my youtube downloader helper, so Dr Newton is a great add-on to know about, all thanks to you!

By the way, I love Jim Rohn and the other pd guys, so you seem like a kindred spirit to me.

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46 Adrienne Smith
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November 4, 2011 at 9:55 AM

Hey David,

I finally abandoned FireFox earlier this year. I got tired of it locking up on my constantly. I knew I would miss my addons but Chrome has a good bit of the same ones. After finally understanding how to use it, I’m never looked back. Glad I was able to help you with this one David. I know how spoiled we become with things are so convenient for us.

Ah, all the guys that teach personal development have a special place in my heart. Where would we be without them? Thanks David!

Have a great weekend.

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47 Ken Pickard
Twitter:
November 4, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Adrienne,

First of all this is a great topic for several reasons. Being able to break down the tech stuff is vital for new and even somewhat experienced people. As technology changes some things get easier and some things get more complicated. So I appreciate the way you explained download steps, but you even highlight a potential issue. It does aggravate when I read a post that has instructions but they miss a step or for some strange reason they forget to highlight a snag or warning sign.

There is a Firefox extension I use for downloading videos. It’s called Flash Video Downloader. I also have found a free video converter that lets me convert just about any file type. That’s called Any Video Converter. You can Google that term and download the program. I’ve been using the free version for well over a year.

Thanks again for creating a well laid out post.

Ken Pickard
The Network Dad

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48 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 4, 2011 at 11:48 AM

Hi Ken,

Thank you for that Ken, I know what you mean. I know services change over time but when I do run into some that I have found don’t necessarily work all that well, I like to share my personal experience with others. It doesn’t necessarily mean that that will be the case with them. Heck, it might work perfectly and it could have just been a glitch at that time. Who knows!

Thanks for the FireFox extension, it’s always great to have some recommendations from people who use these services too. I’ll also be sure and check out the Any Video Converter service too. I like to bookmark a few just in case some quit working or they restructure their site.

My pleasure Ken and thanks for your comment.

~Adrienne

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49 Bill Dorman
Twitter:
November 4, 2011 at 12:16 PM

Hey, you aren’t getting in http://www.wonderoftech.com sandbox are you? Just because Carolyn is distracted with her new found fame from the Philadelphia Inquirer, I’m sure she won’t miss a beat with her tech tips………:)

Thanks for sharing, this is another area I haven’t spent a lot of time in. However, there are some incredibly creative vids that have been published if you take the time to find them.

Good to see you, and hope you have a great weekend.

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50 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 4, 2011 at 12:28 PM

You know Bill, I just share what I learn but I’ll definitely leave the majority of the tech stuff to Carolyn. I have no doubt she’ll continue to provide excellent tech tips for all of us even though she’s now become a famous publisher. Hey, we get to say we knew her when. :-)

I could literally spend hours on YouTube just checking out all the fun videos. That’s if I had that kind of time but it’s great exploring and I learn so much from watching videos. I will admit, it’s one heck of a service.

Thanks Bill and you have a good weekend too. Always a pleasure to see your smiling face.

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51 Carolyn November 4, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Distracted? I don’t think so, Bill. I’m very focused, focused on convincing Adrienne that she is a tech whiz! ;-)

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52 Bryce Christiansen November 4, 2011 at 1:20 PM

That’s really cool Adrienne.

Just yesterday my co-workers were wondering why people like Chrome. I told them about extensions, but since I’m not the most knowledgable on that subject I couldn’t really offer anything specific.

Now this is awesome! I may have some new plans for the weekend.

Thanks Adrienne!

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53 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 4, 2011 at 4:35 PM

Hey Bryce,

I finally moved over to Chrome after FireFox Almost Made Me Lose My Religion one Saturday. Come to find out, Chrome has just as many extensions as FireFox has addons. Bingo!

I sure wouldn’t rule it out, it’s moving up in the world rather quickly. :-)

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54 Akos Fintor November 4, 2011 at 2:06 PM

Hey Adrienne,

Never heard of FLVTO till now.
I actually use Replay Media Cather and this free software does it all. (it has an upgraded version that does even more). I have been using for 2 years; converting live video webinars and interviews featuring all the big names : Frank Kern, Mike Dillard, Brendon Burchard, Tony Robbins, Echart Tolle, Deepak Chopra…etc. All these babies (files) are on my Ipod.
I’m going through right now the “get the edge” series from Tony Robbins. I’m blasting it in my car at 6am in the morning on my way to work…..Neighbors must think a I lost my marbles….:)
Appreciate the share!

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55 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 4, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Wow Akos, thanks for that little piece of heaven. I’m going to have to check that service out just to see what you’re talking about. You can definitely convert any type of video with this service too and I guess I never even thought about doing the webinars. But some of those are definitely keepers. Thanks for sharing that though, it’s still good to have another site that will do that as well.

Hope you’re having a great day!

~Adrienne

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56 Nicko November 4, 2011 at 5:09 PM

Pretty cool. There have been a lot of different sites/tools over the years that can do this, and they don’t always last very long. I’m not sure why, maybe Youtube sues them?
Hope this one lasts.

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57 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 4, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Hey Nicko!

I think that maybe that might be yet another reason these sites don’t all last that long? Personally, I can’t for the life understand how these sites can exist for free. I mean it takes money, hosting and hard work that goes into these sites and for the people who run them to not charge anything, now that’s just fabulous. People should be more appreciative and I do know plenty that are. I’m one of them.

Thanks for sharing.

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58 Dia November 4, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Yep there is no doubt about it Youtube is the best site for videos my friend. A few years ago I was hooked on youtube as I can find almost most of the videos that I want and I was able to find a program that will let me download yourtube videos so I can watch them at my comfort. ;) As always thank you Adrienne for sharing

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59 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 4, 2011 at 6:51 PM

Hey Dia,

Well I’m so happy to hear that you’ve been doing this for awhile too! That’s great news and isn’t it fun? I love having that option to watch them when and where I want to and never have to worry about them being deleted online.

Hope your week has been very productive and you’re looking forward to a great weekend Dia! :-)

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60 Janet Callaway
Twitter:
November 4, 2011 at 5:42 PM

WOW! WOW! WOW! What a resource–both you and flvto! This is fantastic and already my little mind is swirling with the possibilities.

So, Adrienne, when am I going to see your name alongside Carolyn’s on an article for the Philadelphia Inquirer?

You know what’s interesting, Adrienne, is that ever since Carolyn opened our minds and showed ua in her gentle way that tech is not “scary” and “beyond” us as we previously thought, we are more aware and appreciative of items such as this that we find. We know we can figure out how to do it and, if we can’t, we can ask Carolyn–Carolyn the Tech Comfort Blanket.

Best wishes to you, my friend, for a radiant weekend. Until next week, aloha. Janet

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61 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 4, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Ah, gotcha huh! Don’t you love finding really cool things! Just think what you can do with any video online period! It’s not just YouTube but it’s a great site to have a blast with.

I’m definitely nowhere near the Queen of Tech that Carolyn is but my posts have shown up in Zite a lot. That’s an iPad magazine and she has hers set for all things tech. Little old me continues to show up there too. Now that’s just too cool. I’ll leave all the newspaper write-ups to her.

I’ve always been the kind of person that if I want to learn how to do something I just Google it. If there is a video showing me how to do this, I learn so much quicker. You know there is not a whole heck of a lot of stuff that isn’t available for us today, we just have to locate it. So all we need to do is ask Carolyn because I’m sure that woman has heard about it and can share her knowledge with us.

Thank you miss lovely Janet! Best wishes to you as well. Have a fabulous weekend too!

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62 Carolyn November 4, 2011 at 8:09 PM

Janet, Adrienne does a great job of showing us fun and useful tech. She is an awesome example of the wonder of tech!

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63 Michelle Alpha Pescosolido November 4, 2011 at 8:16 PM

I love those tools. I currently use them to download videos then upload them up to my own youtube if it pertains to me. I also love the fact that we can also now upload 1 hour long videos. Have you gotten that feature yet? Thanks for a great post!

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64 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 5, 2011 at 10:25 AM

Hey Michelle,

Great to hear you’ve been using these for awhile. Uploading them to your own channel, that’s clever. I haven’t done that yet but I’ve now been featured in a couple so I might consider doing that for my viewers too. Thanks for that great idea!

I have gotten the hour feature but I usually will shoot those videos for my team training and won’t upload those to YouTube. But it’s good to have. I definitely can talk that long, that’s for sure. :-)

Have a great weekend.

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65 Ilka Flood
Twitter:
November 5, 2011 at 2:41 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Wow, this is very cool! I actually have run in to the same predicament as you where a YouTube video I liked has been deleted. Darn when that happens!

So your info above will come in very handy. Thank you so much for sharing it! You always come up with cool stuff :)

Have a fantabulous weekend!

Ilka

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66 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 5, 2011 at 5:10 PM

Hi Ilka,

Ah, glad you will find this one pretty handy. I thought so too and I really do love the downloading the videos to audios almost more than downloading videos. Luckily there aren’t too many videos that are taken down that I really like but enough to make me go in search of a way to get around that. This definitely works.

Thanks Ilka, glad you find my stuff cool! :-)

Hope you are enjoying your weekend. I need to get off this computer and start enjoying mine!

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67 Sergio Felix
Twitter:
November 5, 2011 at 7:20 PM

Amazing resource and discovery Adrienne!

I can see myself downloading several stuff I really like to listen from YouTube with this little gem.

Definitely a great share, thank you and have a rockin’ weekend! ;-)

Sergio

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68 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 6, 2011 at 10:55 AM

Glad you enjoyed this one Sergio! I’ve really had a great time finding talks that I wanted to download to my iPod so it’s really been fun. Have a great time with this!.

Appreciate you stopping by and sharing that with me. I know you are SO busy traveling. I know you’re having a fabulous time!
:-)

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69 igor griffiths
Twitter:
November 6, 2011 at 12:29 PM

Hi Adrienne
Downloading from youtube is not something I do on a regular basis but I agree of you take the time and chose your advisors wiseley there is a wealth of information to be had.
For non-youtube or flash videos there is always camtasia, I am currently converting my mentors videos to mp3 using this.
igor griffiths

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70 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 6, 2011 at 12:47 PM

Hi Igor,

You can actually take any video link, input it into this program and save that video to your computer. That’s what I like about this too Igor. Even the videos you mention that your mentors do you can do this as well.

Thanks for sharing that you are using Camtasia. I love that program but I know not everyone has it! :-)

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71 Ian Ieba
Twitter:
November 8, 2011 at 10:59 AM

Hi Adrienne

How’s it going lovely lady? Hope all is well with you :) I hope you are having better weather than we are at the moment .. cold and damp here in the UK! Not long before I go on Vacation though … Yippeee :)

Another great post Adrienne packed with great content; as always.

I have been using this service for a few months now and have the Firefox Add-on as you would have probably guessed, I can’t seem to pull away from Firefox! ;)

I might have to give Google Chrome another try? ha- ha

I have made great use of it, downloaded a few videos and converted them into MP3 as well as created some WAV files. What I like most is “it’s a selection Box of formats” all in one place!

Thanks for sharing great information and content Adrienne, catch up again real soon…

Ian :)

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72 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 8, 2011 at 11:45 AM

Ian, I’ve missed you! I’m sure you’ve been busy as always! I’ve been great my friend, life is good! :-)

It’s actually overcast today and we are praying that we’ll get some rain. In all honesty, it’s not looking like that. Warmer temperatures again this week but hopefully will cool down in a few days. Keeping our fingers crossed.

I’m thrilled to hear that you have been using this service. That’s great Ian. The way I look at it, if FireFox is still working for you with no problem then stick with it. If I hadn’t had any problems with it myself, I’d still be raving about it too. Unfortunately, that’s just not the case.

Thanks for letting me know what you’ve been using it for. That’s great and it sounds like we’ve been doing the same thing.

Have a fabulous day Ian!

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73 Ian Ieba
Twitter:
November 8, 2011 at 12:00 PM

Adrienne,

I will not leave it so long next time, I promise ;)

Really behind on my blog hopping which is frustrating as I love it, but I have had to finish off some projects these past couple of weeks. Also trying to get things off my desk before my holiday comes! (Can not have anything interfering with that Evette will not be happy) ;)

Missed you too! :)

Take care

Ian :)

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74 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 8, 2011 at 1:57 PM

No problem Ian, I had a feeling you were just really busy. It happens to us all. Heck, there are really a lot more blogs I would like to visit on a daily basis but I just don’t have the time.

Have fun on vacation. We’ll miss you but then we just get to hear about all the fun things you did!

Thanks Ian! :-)

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75 sureshpeters
Twitter:
November 20, 2011 at 11:33 PM

Hey Adrienne Smith , No need of any extensions of any other sites, If you install Internet download manager . Its enough really , it can grab videos from any traffic , and we can resume the videos too. and there is something called we can extract the sound track of the music alone . you can try that too.

Have a Great day :)
suresh

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76 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
November 21, 2011 at 8:42 AM

Hey Suresh,

Wow, thanks for stopping by and sharing that with me. So you can even extract a sound track of just the music too! That’s so cool, I love learning that. I will definitely check that out so thanks for letting me know.

Really appreciate it and thanks for your comment. Hope you have a wonderful week. ;-)

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77 Chris April 19, 2012 at 7:18 AM

My wife is a high school science teacher and finds great teaching aids on YouTube for her classes. She has tried to find good ways to download and save these clips. This will be a great tool for her to try. Thanks for sharing this!

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78 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
April 19, 2012 at 8:16 AM

This sounds like it will come in very handy for her Chris. I bet she’ll be putting it to good use.

Thanks for visiting and for your comment.

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