Download your favorite Youtube Videos using Metatuber

At Technofriends, i have written about Youtube video downloads earlier either using some websites or softwares, however, this time, it getting even more interesting.

MetaTuber.com is a new way to watch, discover, download and save your favorite YouTube videos.

In order to watch or download your favorite Youtube Videos, all you need to do is as follows

1.) Point your browser to MetaTuber at http://metatuber.com

MetaTuber allows you to watch and download Youtube Videos for Free

Image:MetaTuber allows you to watch and download Youtube Videos for Free

2.) If you already have a URL for the video of your choice from Youtube, enter that in the search box provided and click on Start. Or, Enter the keyword for your video search and press Start.

Download Youtube Videos using MetaTuber

Image: Download Youtube Videos using MetaTuber

3.) If you entered the URL of your video from Youtube, you will get a link to download the video. Save the video using a .flv extension. If you entered a keyword, you can either play or download the video from the search results list.

You can even Burn Youtube videos to DVD for later playback on your Television.

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Youtube Videos get Wider Screen

For all you, Youtube fans, this will come as a good news. Youtube is now showing a Wider Video Screen for any Video of your Choice. The new format is 16:9 format against the earlier 4:3 format.  

Youtube Blog says

We’re expanding the width of the page to 960 pixels to better reflect the quality of the videos you create and the screens that you use to watch them. This new, wider player is in a widescreen aspect ratio which we hope will provide you with a cleaner, more powerful viewing experience. And don’t worry, your 4:3 aspect ratio videos will play just fine in this new player.

All those of you who have their videos edited and deployed as per the 4:3 video frame, you need not worry. They will continue to play as they were.

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Vaibhav Pandey

Youtube to Come Alive with Youtube Live

YouTube, the leading online video community that allows people to discover, watch and share originally created videos, will be holding for the first time an event which will be live streamed. The event called. YouTube Live will be a  a celebration of the vibrant communities that exist on the site including bedroom vloggers, budding creatives, underground athletes, world-famous musicians, gut-busting comedians and more.

YouTube Live will be held on November 22 in San Francisco at the Herbst Pavilion in Fort Mason Center. The two-hour event will begin at 5:00 pm (PT) and will be streamed for a worldwide audience of millions through YouTube at http://youtube.com/live.

Youtube live

Youtube live

Youtube blog says

Go to www.youtube.com/live for all the latest news on the event, including a list of who’s already onboard to appear, and to take our survey, which is your chance to tell us what you would expect from an event like this. (You can also leave a comment below or on the video above, or post a video response to that clip.) The channel will also contain information on how to apply for tickets to attend the event in San Francisco.

Japan will be hosting its own YouTube Live event on Sunday, November 23, in Tokyo, with the show available to view on the site for an audience across the globe. 

Does it give you some hints about the Live Streaming product Youtube might be working on? If yes, do you think its time for the startups in this space to pack their bags?

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Keep the Guns off the street

The below embedded slow motion video from Youtube shows a bullet hitting various objects and the after effects captured in multiple frames played in slow motion. Have a look.

Lets keep the GUNS off the Streets and make peace. Live life to the full.

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RSS in Plain English

If you happen to be one of those who finds it difficult to understand what RSS (Real Simple Syndication) is all about, the below embedded Youtube video is a must watch for you. The video explains in plain English what RSS is about and how it can be used to stay ahead in the fast changing internet world.

The video also demonstrates step by step procedure for subscribing and reading RSS Feeds using Google Reader.

Have a look…its worth it.

Cheers

Vaibhav

Gmail gets IMAP Support

Gmail has officially released IMAP Support for users. IMAP is a two way communication mechanism unlike POP. Earlier Gmail was only supporting POP. This meant that syncing the read mails was not possible from your favorite email client to Gmail Server. However, from now on, this two way syncing is possible. The list of Gmail’s supported email clients goes as Thunderbird, Eudora, Outlook Express/2003/2007 and Windows Mail, Mail.app as well as the iPhone.

IMAP

Official Gmail Blog states ” As we roll out the feature over the next couple of days, you will be able to use Gmail at work, in your car, or just about anywhere on any device, and actions you take will be automatically synced with Gmail on the web (and remember it works the other way too: anything you do on the Web will be seen on your phone or in your mail client). Just click the “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” tab in your Gmail “Settings” and turn it on. (Psst. If you don’t see the “IMAP” in the “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” tab, then check back soon. We are giving it to users as fast as we can).

With IMAP support coming into Gmail, users can easily

  • Read their Email on Gmail web interface.
  • Using their favorite email client mark a mail as Read
  • Archive it using iPhone and finally
  • View the relevant changes on their Blackberry. 🙂

Isn’t this exciting ?

The below embedded video gives a step by step process of setting up Gmail IMAP on the iPhone in about a minute.


Source: Official Gmail Blog

Cheers,

Vaibhav

3 Websites that outsmart Youtube.

Youtube for sure is like a heavy gorilla of video sharing sites but there is an impressive count of websites which are infact rivals of Youtube.
Some although are merely clones, others do offer unique twists. Here in this post, I will be featuring three websites which definitely outsmart Youtube.

  1. Blip.tv: Blip.tv has an extremely superior Video/Audio quality. The website allows you to upload video via its Wesbite, mobile phone , FTP address or a desktop utility called UpperBlip.Blip.tv The design of the embedded player also is very good and makes Blip.tv stand out. Blip.tv also has a revenue sharing mechanism.Blip.tv also offers unlimited user storage.
  2. Brightcove Beta: The Video/Audio quality of Brightcove is Very good. The ease of upload is also another feature which i liked. If you are also interested in making money from your content, free BrightCove Network account is the way to go.BrightCove                                                                                                       Like Blip.tv, Brightcove also offers unlimited user storage.Brightcove has a superior embedded player design.
  3. DivX Stage 6 Beta: Stage 6                The video quality of DivX Stage 6 Beta is also very good. However, the audio quality gets a rating of good. DivX Stage 6 Beta like Brightcove has a superior embedded player design.DivX Stage 6 Beta doesnt allow revenue sharing.

Do let me know your comments on the above listings.

Cheers,

Vaibhav