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How To Download Flash Videos

by Barbara J. Feldman March 31, 2010

When downloading Flash videos for offline viewing or transferring to an MP3 player, detailed how-to instructions vary, depending on where you are grabbing the video from, and what browser you are using. For example, Firefox users can use the Video Download Helper extension for most situations, and You Tube videos can usually be grabbed by […]

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How to Find Legal Online Movies

by Barbara J. Feldman August 25, 2009

Speedcine is an index of about 13,000 full-length movies you can legally watch online. Some of the sites it links to offer free movies, such as Hulu and Fancast , while others charge, such as Amazon’s Video on Demand. While still in beta, Speedcine warns that not all movies are listed in the alphabetic index […]

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How to Remove Your Comments from YouTube

by Barbara J. Feldman February 10, 2009

New this year on the popular video site is the ability to delete comments you once posted and now regret. To remove such a comment, login to your YouTube account, go to the “Text Comments” section below the appropriate video, and click the “Remove” button next to your comment.

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Read Only Files Copied from a CD

by Barbara J. Feldman September 24, 2008

When copying files from CD to your hard drive, it’s important to realize that the Windows “Read Only” property will be copied with the file. To enable writing to the file on your local computer, you will need to highlight the file name in Explorer, and right-click to open Properties. Make sure the Read-Only attribute […]

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How to Create an Internet Radio Station

by Barbara J. Feldman August 27, 2008

Using free tools, Tinkernet’s Daniel Davis explains how to create an Internet radio station that all your friends can listen to. The tools needed are Winamp, Shoutcast DSP Plugin, Shoutcast Sever, and a supply of digital tunes to play. Sorry, today’s tip is for Windows users only.

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How to Download YouTube Videos onto your iPod

by Barbara J. Feldman August 5, 2008

Ever wonder about downloading YouTube videos onto your iPod? The problem is that YouTube (and most other video sharing sites) uses a Flash format, and your iPod needs a QuickTime format such as MP4. The solution is a piece of software that will assist with the video download, do the format conversion, and place the […]

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