Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as hard duty..”-ALBERT EINSTEIN

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Download Video in Different Formats

Sharing, linking, embedding, presenting video to our students is a good way to enhance learning. Students are more motivated and gain interest on lessons when they watch video. However, watching streaming video from Youtube, Vimeo or other video sites is somewhat disappointing when the internet speed is so slow and the video stops and shows buffering. The best solution is to download the video first and insert it in your presentation (make sure you are to download only creative commons).

Looking for the right format of a video you need to download is a challenge. Most especially when your media player plays a definite or only several format. Keepvid.com is a search and download engine that helps you find several format of a certain streaming video that you want to watch.

Just paste the link of the video then click download. When you start to download, a pop-up window will prompt asking if you will allow a program called KeepvidDownloader . It is powered by Java applet. Just check on the box "I accept the risk and want to run this application" then click Run button. This will start the download of the file.

When you want to directly download a video while you are watching you can use Keepvid's bookmarklet.

Keepvid offers you to download its program, too, but you need to purchase it via paypal. "Take note that the program only works in Windows"

With the use of this tool, surely you will/can download video that is compatible to what you use and need.

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