Free streaming movies!

Posted on May 2, 2018. Filed under: Everything, Freeware/Shareware, Fun, Video | Tags: , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post about free (at least partly) streaming movie and video services.

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TeacherTube – Teach the World

Posted on December 20, 2012. Filed under: YouTube | Tags: , , |

TeacherTube is a YouTube clone for education.

“After beta testing for almost two months, TeacherTube officially launched on March 6, 2007. Our goal is to provide an online community for sharing instructional videos. We seek to fill a need for a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners. It is a site to provide anytime, anywhere professional development with teachers teaching teachers. As well, it is a site where teachers can post videos designed for students to view in order to learn a concept or skill.

TeacherTube was the idea of Jason Smith, a 14-year veteran educator. Jason has been a teacher, coach, campus administrator and district administrator in public schools. He asked the question, “Why can’t teachers, students, and schools utilize the power of the read/write web for learning?” To overcome barriers, he decided to just create a site and get started trying to help. He turned to his brother, Adam, who is a younger, digital native, with technical skills. Adam used his skills to develop the site and found a web host. Soon, Jason’s wife, Jodie, joined the team to start populating the site with videos and help improve the communication. She too has 14 years of experience in education as a classroom teacher, campus technology integrator, and district curriculum coordinator.

Most importantly, TeacherTube community members are a major part of the evolution of the site. Members are encouraged to not only upload educationally relevant videos, but also to make constructive comments and use the rating system to show appreciation for videos of value to one as an educator or learner. Users also have the ability to preserve the integrity of the site by flagging inappropriate videos. TeacherTube staff review flagged sites and will remove any inappropriate posts. With more collegial commentary and discussion through messaging and responses, the quality of this resource will only increase.

The service is free for everyone. We always encourage our users to Contact Us with thoughts, suggestions, or other feedback. We do have a vision for TeacherTube to truly be a better alternative to other video storage sites. With the community’s help, it can become more interactive and engaging for all teachers and learners.”

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How to download and save streaming videos

Posted on February 22, 2012. Filed under: Video | Tags: , , |

Windows Secrets has advice on How to download and save streaming videos.

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yubby.com – find, collect and publish your favorite online video

Posted on April 18, 2011. Filed under: Online Software, Video | Tags: , , , , |

yubby.com – find, collect and publish your favorite online videos.

Create your own favorites channel of online videos.

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PhotoFilmStrip – Ken-Burns Slideshows in Full-HD

Posted on March 24, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Video | Tags: , , , , , , |

PhotoFilmStrip lets you create Ken-Burns Slideshows in Full-HD from individual photos.  Make a movie from your still shots.

{note: in the header, upper right, look for the “en” to change the text of the site into English, if necessary}

Recommended by FreewareGenius.

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Capture Pictures from DVD Movies in Windows Media Player

Posted on February 27, 2011. Filed under: Graphics, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

digital inspiration has instructions on how to Capture Pictures from DVD Movie Scenes in Windows Media Player.

Note: if you have trouble with these instructions, check the comments where some people also had trouble and worked out some solutions.

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VoiceThread – Make a video, etc. & talk about it

Posted on February 26, 2011. Filed under: Online Software, Tutorials | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Something for faculty:

VoiceThread lets you Group conversations around images, documents, and videos.

“With VoiceThread, group conversations are collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world. All with no software to install.

A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways – using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too.

Users can doodle while commenting, use multiple identities, and pick which comments are shown through moderation. VoiceThreads can even be embedded to show and receive comments on other websites and exported to MP3 players or DVDs to play as archival movies.”

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How to use DVDShrink… The Right Way

Posted on February 14, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Video | Tags: , , , , |

Dave’s Computer Tips Newsletter – Issue #52 has this section on using the freeware DVD ripper/backup DVDShrink.

This explains how to maximize your compression, which is especially helpful for long videos.

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PhotoFilmStrip: create videos from images

Posted on February 14, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Graphics, Video | Tags: , , , , |

FreewareGenius recommends PhotoFilmStrip to create videos from images (including Ken Burns style zooming in/out effect).

Note: look for the line that says:

“Go to the program home page to download the latest version (approx 14.9 megs).”   All other links are for other software.

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How to Embed YouTube Flash Videos in Your PowerPoint Presentations

Posted on September 13, 2010. Filed under: Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft PowerPoint, Video, YouTube | Tags: , , , , , |

WikiHow has step-by-step instructions on How to Embed YouTube Flash Videos in Your PowerPoint Presentations.

PLEASE NOTE: this is the fully legal way to do this, and will let PowerPoint connect to the Internet to run the video directly from the YouTube website, which is what YouTube licenses users to do.

Downloading a YouTube video and converting it may violate the terms of use allowed by YouTube.

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Celtx – #1 Choice for Media Pre-Production

Posted on June 21, 2010. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Celtx is freeware for creating movie/video scripts and everything you need to go with it: storyboarding, shooting schedules, and even online collaboration with other scriptwriters. The screenwriter software conforms with film industry standards for things like fonts, page and margin formatting for screenplays.

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OurShelf to track your stuff online

Posted on August 7, 2009. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Online Software | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post about OurShelf which is a “cataloging application which lets you catalog all your personal items (CDs, DVDs, Books etc) online and share this information with others. You can add items to your shelf and organize them by different labels, borrow and lend items with your friends and create and share wishlists.”

Features:

  • Online cataloging tool for your personal CDs, DVDs, books and other stuff.
  • Search and add items to your shelf.
  • Organize different items by labels.
  • Share, borrow and lend items with your friends.
  • Create and share wishlists.
  • Join and form groups with other people around similar interests.
  • Firefox plugin available.
  • Free, sign up to get started.
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Posterous – The place to post everything

Posted on July 20, 2009. Filed under: blogging, Files, Microsoft PowerPoint, Online storage, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Posterous bills itself as “The place to post everything. Just email us. Dead simple blog by email.”

Recommended by Techbite, this is “a handy site for displaying practically any type of file: PowerPoint presentations, PDFs, Flash games, images, MP3s, documents, and videos in a variety of formats. The beauty of Posterous is that PowerPoint files display as they would if you had a PowerPoint viewer and image collections are automatically available as slide shows.”

Free.

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TeacherTube – Teach the World

Posted on June 22, 2009. Filed under: Video | Tags: , , , , , , , |

TeacherTube has Teacher Videos, Lesson Plan Videos, Student Video Lessons, Online Teacher Made Videos, blogs, photos, NASA’s AresTV channel, and more.

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Link To A Specific Point In A YouTube Video

Posted on May 4, 2009. Filed under: Online Software, Video, YouTube | Tags: , , , , |

MakeUseOf has instructions on how to Link To A Specific Point In A YouTube Video.

However, to do it the easy way, you can use YouTubeTime, a free online service.

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CamStudio is Free Screen Recording Software

Posted on May 1, 2009. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, podcasting, presentation, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

CamStudio is freeware and “able to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos (SWFs).”

This is a sort of open-source alternative to commercial software such as Camtasia or Captivate.

“Here are just a few ways you can use this software:

  • You can use it to create demonstration videos for any software program
  • Or how about creating a set of videos answering your most frequently asked questions?
  • You can create video tutorials for school or college class
  • You can use it to record a recurring problem with your computer so you can show technical support people
  • You can use it to create video-based information products you can sell
  • You can even use it to record new tricks and techniques you discover on your favourite software program, before you forget them”
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Jing videos from your screen or presentation

Posted on May 1, 2009. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, podcasting, presentation, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Jing is freeware from the people at TechSmith who also make the commercial Camtasia.

Jing is a sort of “lite” version of Camtasia (without some of Camtasia’s features), that still lets you create useful/entertaining videos.

Freeware, for Windows or Macs. Bear in mind that video software needs a lot of RAM to run well — check the requirements against your computer.

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iTrackmine – The Ultimate Collection Manager

Posted on February 8, 2009. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , , , , , |

iTrackmine – The Ultimate Collection Manager helps you keep track of your inventory of — what?

Books, DVDs, wines, anything!  Have a list for insurance purposes, avoid duplication, impress your friends with your compulsive organizing!  Have it all online for access from anywhere.

Nicest part is that it will export data so you don’t necessarily lose it all if this site goes under.  Registration required for this free service.

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How to convert PowerPoint to DVD for free

Posted on February 7, 2009. Filed under: File conversion, Microsoft PowerPoint, Tutorials, Utilities, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Freewaregenius has a post on How to convert PowerPoint to DVD for free.

There is not a single free application that will accomplish this; however there are three “routes” illustrated below that you could take to achieve PowerPoint to DVD conversion using all free apps.

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MakeInstantPlayer for videos

Posted on February 7, 2009. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Utilities, Video | Tags: , , , , , |

MakeInstantPlayer is a tool for converting video files into self-running executables.

“This is very useful for distributing videos, as the user doesn’t need any additional software for playback. As MakeInstantPlayer uses the MPlayer engine for playback, it supports almost any video format in existance.  Furthermore it uses NSIS to pack everthing to one single EXE file.”

via MuldeR’s Homepage.

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