Posts Tagged 'youtube'

Quick Tip: 3GP Video Converter

Looking for a quick and easy way to convert all your video’s for play on your favorite mobile device, such as iPod, PSP or Zune? Well look no further. 3GP Video Converter is a free quick and easy to use little program for just that, supporting formats such as MP4, 3GPP, 3GP2, MQV, and more. All you have to do is download it, choose your language, output file type, destination folder, then just drag and drop the files you want to convert into the little box labeled “Drag & Drop Files Here”.

Now all that’s left is to sit back and wait for the process to finish. The conversion process usually takes about ½ to¼ of the play time depending on your machine. Handles most every file format that I’ve thrown at it so far including: VOB, AVI, MPG, & FLV (yes flash animation like on YouTube). The only file type that I’ve found that it can’t handle is WMV, which really surprised me because it just chewed up and spit out every other file type that I’ve thrown at it so far.

Tip: I find that MP4 for PSP works best even for my iPod because it gives you more options when it comes to the sound and video quality. (QVGA/15fps/512kbps Stereo/96kbps is my setting of choice, of coarse it all depends on your tolerance for compressed video and audio)

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Put YouTube Videos On Your iPod/PSP/Zune

We pillage, we plunder, we rifle and loot.
Drink up me ‘earties, Yo Ho!
We kidnap and ravage and don’t give a hoot.
Drink up me ‘earties, Yo Ho!
Yo Ho, Yo Ho! A pirate’s life for me.
Yo Ho, Yo Ho! A pirate’s life for me.

Unknown, A Pirate’s Life For Me

So you want to take all of those videos that you’ve been watching repeatedly on You Tube (or any other site that hosts embedded video) and put them on your iPod so that you take them with you wherever you go? Hmmm… well I just might be able to help you out with that.

Now let me warn you ahead of time that this could be used in an illegal manner which could ultimately result in in piracy. We here at The Restricted in no way advocate any illegal activity and do not endorse piracy in any way shape or form. There are however legitimate reasons for wanting to do this. So if you want to take those family videos that you sister in Arizona uploaded to You Tube and share them with your grandmother who lives down the street from you in downtown Afgan-er-fuck-eragua; this would be perfect for you!

First off you’re going to need a few things (all readily available for free on the internet):

  1. Firefox internet browser
  2. The Video DownloadHelper extension for Firefox
  3. 3GP Video Converter

The first thing you’re going to need to do,(if you haven’t already) is download Mozillia’s Firefox internet browser and install it. Once you’ve done that you’ll need to add on the DownloadHelper extension, either by clicking the link provided or by going into the tools tab, clicking extensions, hitting the “Get More Extensions” button, and searching for it on the Firefox site.

At this point you’re going to need to close Firefox and open it back up again so that the DownloadHelper extension will load.

After you’ve done all that use Firefox to visit the page that has the video you want, click tools, hover your pointer over DownloadHelper, and if there are any videos on that page to download they will show up in the submenu. Simply click on the file you want and Firefox will save it your hard drive. It’s important to note that the file will be saved as an FLV file, this is pretty much useless to most people because you can’t even double click on it and play it at this point. (Take note of where DownloadHelper is saving your file to, the default is: C:\Documents and Settings\USER NAME\dwhelper.)

The next thing you need to do is download and install the 3GP Video Converter. This is going to be the hardest part of the whole process (and it’s not even that complicated), but the good news is that you only have to do it once.

1. Open 3GP for the first time
2. From the drop down menu select a language (English).

3. From the codexes in the top window select the one you want to use. I prefer Model: MP4, for PSP even if I am putting them on my iPod because it just simply offers more options when it comes to choosing your settings.

4. Click Apply
5. Next you need to select the quality of compression for both the video and audio. I find that QVGA/15fps/512kbps Stereo/96 kbps is more than adequate for me. Again, that’s just a personal preference, but keep in mind that flash video already runs at a rate of 15fps so going higher on the frame rate is kind of pointless).

6. Pick a destination folder for the finished product by clicking the Browse button and choosing a folder (the default is to place it on your desktop).

7. Open up Windows Explorer, drag and drop the FLV file into the “Drag&Drop file here” window on 3GP and wait for the finished product. This shouldn’t take too long because there‘s really not a whole lot of conversion going on; it only took about 20 seconds for me to do a 7 minute video

All that’s left at this point is to load the video onto your iPod, PSP, Zune, or other portable video device, run down to Grandma’s house, and show her that cute video of little Tiffany blasting Uncle Mike in the ol’ nut hammock with a baseball bat while she was trying to bust the piñata at her birthday party last week. Careful not to give Granny a heart attack!

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Crème de’ le’ Crap: Cristina Garcia

You’re sick of feeling numb
You’re not the only one
I’ll take you by the hand
And I’ll show you a world that you can understand
This life is filled with hurt
When happiness doesn’t work
Trust me and take my hand
When the lights go out you will understand

Three Days Grace, Pain

The heights to which people can sink will never cease to amaze me. In this day and age of technology, and humanitarianism; whenever I think that we as a people have finally evolved to a point that we can be proud of ourselves, something comes along to remind exactly how delightfully deplorable we are.

We are at a time in history where we literally have the world at our fingertips, with the advent of the web and with The Grid looking to grow to 200,000 servers within the next two years; we have the ability to share our collective wealth of knowledge in a way that our ancestors could never have dreamed of, but instead of using this semi-phenomenal, nearly cosmic power for the betterment of ourselves and mankind, we blindly wade through this sea of knowledge doing the most ignorant things we can think of in the search of a little bit of internet fame. This most recent incident in Florida involving those six girls who video taped the ½ hour beating of their ex-friend to post on You Tube, just serves as yet another example of of what we will do in the quest for our “15 minutes”. That’s right I said “another example”, or did we all forget about Anthony Anderson: the ex-soldier who when he found a crippled old lady collapsed in the street, decided that it would be a good idea to video tape himself urinating on her and screaming that “This is You Tube material right here”, rather than call for help… she died on the side of the road that day. This poor crippled little old lady who spent everyday of her life being ridiculed and struggling to get by, spent the last few seconds of her life guzzling some strange limey’s piss so that he could have a top viewed video on the interwebs.

I sincerely hope from the bottom of my heart that during his three year sentence (which by no means do I feel was enough) he is gang-raped by the most well endowed, elephant dicked, nymphomaniac, Mandingo Warriors in the UK prison system on a nearly hourly basis. As for these teens in Florida… Bull-Dykes for all of them, hoards of bull-dykes with hands so big that it’s like grabbing a bunch of bananas when you shake them.

I know that may sound harsh to some of you, but get over it people; they’re just words! That’s right, they are just words on the internet and that’s what these teens failed to understand. What’s even more disturbing about this is that one of the parents, Ms. Cristina Garcia, tried to justify her daughters actions by saying (about the victim in reference to the apparent trash talking on My Space) “I don’t see why she would do that if she didn’t have the nerve to back up what she was saying.”

In this situation she’s the one who truly deserves the hoards of big fingered dykes with an anal fetish, just for being a full grown adult and failing to comprehend that what it all boiled down to were just words on the internet. If I were to brutally assault everybody who ever offended me on the World Wide Web, I’d have to quite my job just to be able to dedicate a fraction of the time needed to pull a Tonya Harding and have them all “knee capped” and put out of commission.

And that is why I name you Ms. Cristina Garcia this months Crème de’ le’ Crap, or Cream of the Crap for you intellectually challenged people. Sure what Mr. Anderson did was morally reprehensible, but at least he was made to take responsibility for his actions, you however are letting your child take the fall for your ignorance and that is just enough to make me feel that you are deserving of this very prestigious award.

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