Useful link


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10 March 2007

Keep Vid

This post is bugger all to do with feminism, but I did feel like sharing this handy link I discovered whilst trying to figure out how to save youtube.com clips to my hard-drive so I can watch them off-line.

Just cut ‘n past the URL from your favourite youtube.com clip, hit ‘Download’ and right-click and save-as the generated link. Name it what you want but ensure you save the file with the .flv extension and play it with an appropriate player; shove ‘flv player’ into Google and it’ll come up with some free ones.

It’s handy for grabbing clips that may be erased soon if some people complain about them (e.g. feminists demanding anti-feminist clips be removed for being ‘hate speech’) or if they contravene some copyright laws or other.

I used this link to grab the final scenes of Scarface and this scene from Fightclub, two of the most coolest movies ever made.

posted by Duncan Idaho @ 2:59 PM

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At 5:07 PM, Outcast Superstar said…

This clip here made me laugh so hard that my eyes were getting watery. You will have to see it in order to believe it.

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At 8:04 PM, Mark said…

Guys,

Any of you who have used the excellent free browser, Firefox, will know how wonderful open source software can be. There’s an open source (ie FREE) audio & video player that doesn’t track what you watch like many of the commercial offerings and can read the flv viles Duncan refers to here, as well as your DVDs, MP3s etc. It’s called VLC and you can get it from videolan.org

Also, check out portableapps.com
This superb innovation, also totally free, allows you to put your actual software onto a usb stick and take it with you wherever you go (your software, not just your data files). Why would you want this? You can take a lot of your favourite open source software with you and just run it direct from your usb stick on any machine you find, complete with all your own preferences/bookmarks etc. and without having to install anything on the host machine. Highly recommended.

Portableapps includes the Firefox browser, the VLC media player, Open Office – a free replacement for MS Office that can read and write MS Office files and even a portable antivirus. Why would you want expensive, restrictive crap from Microshaft when you can get free and more flexible stuff elsewhere?
Role on open source.

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At 10:13 PM, Anonymous said…

http://youtubex.com allows you to save youtube clips easily too.

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At 7:07 AM, Masculist Man said…

Forgive me Duncan if this is off topic but I just wanted to promote a blog about someone who may not be a friend.

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At 9:58 AM, Anonymous said…

Unrelated to post :

“When a man stops loving”

Unable to bear the demands of the modern woman, an increasing number of Indian men are making the dramatic decision of banning romance from their lives. They are instead paying for love in erotic lands. Agniva Banerjee on a disturbing trend.

There you go !!! Damn, it’s here too.
(from India)

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At 10:17 PM, Anonymous said…

“When a man stops loving”

http://epaper.timesofindia.com/…

Could you post this as a tinyurl.com link -or- just post the body of the article here? Can’t get the URL to work.

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At 3:00 PM, am i a bodyfascist? said…

@ anon 10:17

just google the quoted lead to the article mentioned, will lead you to this.

to use the complete link also from the original comment (though that one seems expired), double or tripleclick it till the whole line is marked, also the part seemingly cut off, then copy/paste

btw, nice link duncan, was at the end of my wits re: the saving prob. also can only recommend vlc, even cool to watch some (though not all) code 1 dvds on my computer without having to change the dvd-drive code

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