-=PCTechTalk=- Re: offtopic/seeking short wmv butterfly movie for powerpoint

Wonderful!

Thanks Gman,

I will read and absorb what you wrote below later tonight but does this mean 
you wont email me the movie file ;0 hehehee,,  what was confusing me was 
when I tried to download the butterfly movie, it would only let me right 
click save as link, I did not want a link, just the movie.   FLV files are 
rather new to me, just another movie type I guess, although someone at work 
had mentioned them once in reference to Utube I think.

ok, have installed the add ons, extending like crazy lol.  Am downloading he 
media converter and on dial up so is slow...must be fairly large file.  I 
have a monsterous movie editing program on my computer Pinnacle that does 
some converting.  I have done this with movie files from my digital movie 
camera.  I have not tried it out with movie files from online like UTube or 
something.  It works fine for my home made movies.  I will be buying a new 
computer soon as my boat comes in (maybe end of summer?)  will be on cable 
then and have a more powerful, bigger, better puter I hope ;0.  I'm on a 
Dell now and I think I almost gave it a heart attack today as it was making 
loud mean sounds and the air blowing harder out of the fan.  I guess I am 
overworking it!.  BTW, these addons are a new thing for me, could I have 
done that in IE?  I will try the media converter out later after it is 
downloaded and installed.  And try out the download helper and YouPlayer.

thanks,


Christine
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gman" <gman.pctt@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 4:39 PM
Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: offtopic/seeking short wmv butterfly movie for 
powerpoint


> Cristy,
>    I have a better idea.  Since this group was designed to be a teaching
> forum, how about I just go ahead and show you how to do all of this stuff
> yourself?        lol
>
>    First, you'll need a way to get these files onto your hard drive. 
> There
> are several Firefox extensions I use and some work better than others for
> different files & sites.  Two of these extensions are described below.
>
> DownloadHelper:
>    For most sites, I am able to capture these .FLV files using one called
> DownloadHelper.  The extension provides a toolbar icon that can be placed
> almost anywhere.  This icon has a drop down arrow that will list all of 
> the
> multimedia files it finds on the presently open page or tab.  It took a
> little work to figure out which listing belongs to the video files (they
> often show as "4827515.flv"), but it's a simple as clicking on that line,
> renaming the file (don't remove the .flv extension) and telling it where 
> you
> want to store it.
>
> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3006
> http://www.downloadhelper.net/
>
> YouPlayer:
>    However, I found that another extension called YouPlayer works much
> easier for videos found on YouTube.  Once installed, it places an icon
> (white square with the letters YP in red) at the bottom of the browser.
> Click on the icon and a window opens where you can simply add the page by
> dragging from the page's tab into the bottom of the open window.  You'll
> immediately see the page's title shown in that bottom area.  Right click 
> on
> it and select Download and you're in business.  This extension also acts 
> as
> a player so you can watch a saved video as often as you like without 
> having
> to actually go to YouTube.
>
> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5709
>
>
> Conversion:
>    To change any of these downloaded videos to other formats (such as wmv,
> avi, mpg, etc.), you'll need a media converter.  I use a free one called,
> oddly enough, "Media Converter".  You can download it from the following
> link.  They also have an online converter you can use (second link) if you
> prefer to not install anything.
>
> http://www.mediaconverter.org/index.php?s=saconverter
> http://www.mediaconverter.org/index.php?s=convert
>
>    This little gem can take almost any kind of media file and convert it 
> to
> nearly any other type.  It handles the following filetypes with ease.
>
> Audio: mp3, ogg, wav, wma
> Video: 3g2, 3gp, avi, flv, m4v, mov, mp4, mpg, mpeg, rm, wmv
>
>    It also allows you to control the resulting file's resolution, 
> filesize,
> bitrate and other specs so that you can get exactly what you need for your
> projects. If you find yourself needing to convert more than one file a 
> month
> or if you need more control over how the finished file appears, this one 
> is
> well worth installing.
>
>    If you decide to try it out for yourself, just give a yodel if you have
> any questions.  Incidentally, I converted your butterfly into several 
> sizes
> and bitrates and the best quality compromise I got produced a .wmv file
> that's 560k.  The original .flv is 400k.
>
> Peace,
> G
>
> "The only dumb questions are the ones we fail to ask!"
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "cristy" <poppy0206@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2008 10:16 AM
> Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: offtopic/seeking short wmv butterfly movie for
> powerpoint
>
>
>> ok, I think this is the link.
>>
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey7MVpu1ti4
>>
>>
>> Christine
>
>
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