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How to Free Download YouTube Videos

YouTube is one of the most popular websites that offer streaming videos. In the following guide, I’d like to show you how to download videos from YouTube using Clone2Go Free YouTube Downloader.

If you are using a Mac, please go to http://photodvd.wordpress.com/2011/07/07/free-download-youtube-videos-on-mac/

Download the latest version of Free YouTube Downloader via this link. Install and launch the program.

Free Download YouTube Videos

Visit youtube.com and open the YouTube videos you are going to download. Copy the URL of each video. Note: You can get the URL of the video from the address bar of your browser.

Click the “YouTube” button in the main interface of Free YouTube Downloader. In the pop up window of “Import Video from Internet”, paste the URL of the YouTube video you copied just now.

Import YouTube Videos

There will be a list of the added YouTube videos.

Free Download YouTube Videos

Tick the videos you are going to download. Right click any of the added video and choose “Download Selected Online FLV” from the drop-down list.

Free Download YouTube Videos

The downloading status is clearly shown on the list. After the status of all of them indicates “Completed”, you can get the downloaded videos (.flv, .mp4 or .3gp) by clicking the “Folder” button in the main interface.

How to Watch DVD Movies on iPad

The iPad is the first tablet computer developed by Apple Inc. It is part of a device category between a smartphone and a laptop computer. In the following guide, I’d like to show you how to convert DVD movies to iPad compatible video files and watch DVD movies on iPad.

To begin with you need to know the video formats the Apple iPad can play.

The Video Formats Supported by Apple iPad Include

H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Now to watch the DVD movies, what you need to do is simply rip the DVD movies into a video format supported by iPad. After you have the files in a compatible format upload them into your iPad through the sync of iTunes library.

To convert DVD movies to iPad video files you need to download the Clone2Go DVD to iPad Converter.

So are you all set? Let’s start the process now.

Step 1

First open the DVD to iPad Converter.

Add DVD files.

If the DVD movie you need to convert is on your disc drive, click on the Open DVD button.

In case you have saved it in a hard drive, click the Add Video button and locate the folder.

Locate the path of the folders VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS. Select the .vob files and click OK.

Watch DVD Movies on iPad

Once the DVD has been been imported you can watch it on the main interface.

Here’s your chance to pick the DVD you wish to play on your iPad. Select the portion you want to play. Drag from the Start to trim and Stop to trim button to select the segment.

Step 2

To choose the proper profile look for the drop-down list of Profile option on the right. Choose the profile that suits you best. Like for instance if you want to play the video in MPEG-4 choose the iPad MPEG-4 Video from the list of profiles.

Watch DVD Movies on iPad

Step 3

Click on the Start Encode button to start ripping DVD’s for iPad.

Step 4

After the ripping is complete, go to the Folder button on the main menu to get the converted video files.

You are done. Now upload them into your iPad through the sync of iTunes library and start playing.

How To Create Flash SWF Photo Slideshow For Website

In this guide, I’d like to show you how to convert photos to flash swf file and create swf photo slideshow for uploading to your website using Photo DVD Burner Professional.

Step 1. Organize Photos

Click the Organize Photos tab to create one or more albums, select photos from a folder in your computer hard drive and add them to the album.

In the sub-tab of Album Photo, you can add or remove photos, rotate photos, set album thumbnail, arrange the order of the photos, etc.

Switch to the Transition & Music tab, and you can set background music, apply transition effect, specify transition duration and photo duration, etc.

Create Flash SWF Photo Slideshow

In the Album Theme tab, there are lots of album themes available for you to choose from. You may also add separate photos to the beginning and end of the album, and edit album beginning title and ending title, such as text, effect, duration, background color, etc.

Create Flash SWF Photo Slideshow

Also you are allowed to preview the whole album before the conversion by clicking the Album Preview button.

Step 2. Choose Output Format

Click the Burn Disc tab at the top menu to go to the conversion window. Then click the Output Format drop-down menu and choose SWF/FLV Movie for the slideshow. And in the Parameters Setting area, you can specify output directory, profile (Flash SWF Format), and video/audio parameters such as video bitrate, size, codec, frame rate and audio codec, bitrate, sample rate, channel.

Create Flash SWF Photo Slideshow

Step 3. Convert Photos to Flash SWF File (*.swf)

After you set the above parameters, you click the Create Now button and start creating Flash swf photo slideshow.

Top 10 Reasons To Create Slideshows

A Scrapbook Slideshow

For avid scrapbookers and creative types, photo slideshow software allows you to create photo slideshows replete with digital scrapbooking elements such as clipart, embellishments and text captions. Additionally, the ability to add music or sound clips kicks it up a notch from the standard digital scrapbook.

Birthdays

Whether you’re celebrating a ninth or 90th birthday, a photo slideshow is an entertaining yet heartfelt way to celebrate the birthday honoree. A slideshow can also function as a point of interest for party guests.

Weddings

Photo slideshows are often played during wedding receptions, showcasing the lives and eventual courtship of the bride and groom. The slideshow can serve as an interesting focal point as guests mingle during the reception or be an actual part of the wedding program.

Commemorate Other Special Events

Picture slideshows are suitable to commemorate any special occasion in your life. From graduations to holidays or even the first day of school, create a slideshow that lets you relive your most special moments anytime you want.

Screensaver

Once used to prevent screen burn-in on certain types of computer monitors, modern technology has rendered screensavers unnecessary. However, they can still be used for visual appeal when your computer’s locked or in sleep mode. Most slideshow software applications have an option to directly publish your custom slideshow as a screensaver.

Business Presentations

Photo slideshows are an impactful way to present information in a business setting. They constitute a multimedia platform that’s easy to use and can make any presentation more organized, on-topic and aesthetically appealing.

Website Promotion

If you have a website for your business, add a custom slideshow that highlights your products or services. They are visually appealing and interesting for site visitors and can lend your site a polished, professional appearance.

Memorial Tribute

Create a picture slideshow as a memorial tribute for a loved one who’s passed on. It constitutes a poignant and personal way to celebrate his or her life and memory.

Gifts

Similar to photo books and scrapbooks, custom photo slideshows make unique, personalized gifts any recipient will love. They’re especially great for friends and relatives who live far away such as grandparents or in-laws.

To Enjoy Your Favorite Photos

One of the best things about picture slideshows is that you don’t need any special reason to create one. Put together a photo slideshow as a fun way to enjoy your favorite photographs and relive your favorite memories with family and friends.

How to Convert MSWMM and Burn MSWMM to DVD

What is MSWMM?

A *.MSWMM is a project file of Windows Movie Maker; it is not a video file (more like a record file).

How to Convert MSWMM Files?

You can open *.MSWMM file in Windows Movie Maker (click “File -> Open Project Project…”) and save the movie to your computer: go to the “Tasks” bar, click “Finish Movie” and then click “Save to my computer”.

Open MSWMM File

Then Windows Movie Maker will ask you to enter a file name for your movie and choose a folder to save your movie. The movie will be saved as a WMV file in the PC.

After you have saved the MSWMM file to your computer hard drive as WMV video, you can now begin to convert the WMV file to the specific video format you need.

You may go and download Clone2Go Video Converter Professional to help you.

Convert MSWMM File

The steps are quite simple:

1. Import the WMV file to the program.
2. Choose an output format. For example, if you want to watch the movie on your iPad, you can choose “iPad MPEG-4 Movie” as the output format.
3. Start to convert.

How to Burn MSWMM to DVD?

To burn MSWMM to DVD, you will need DVD authoring software. Here, I’d recommend using Photo DVD Burner Professional. Below is the screenshot of this program:

Burn MSWMM to DVD

Let’s take a look at how it performs:

1. Click “Organize” -> “Add Video Clips…” to import the video into the program. Note: Photo DVD Burner Professional only supports .avi video format. So you need to convert WMV (saved from MSWMM) to AVI file first. You also need to set the “video codec” to “msmpeg4v2″ before conversion.
2. Go to the “Choose Menus” tab to choose a DVD menu template. You can also specify background music and background image, set font style, size, color, etc to customize the menu template.
3. Go to the “Burn Disc” tab to start burning videos to DVD.