I thought I’d look into Tinychat.com because we’ve had several requests at the NMC for students/lecturers who need to hold a video interview with a hiring company/college/university that is not within driving distance.
I’ve suggested using MSN Messenger, AIM or even Skype. It seemed some requestors did not feel comfortable installing new software onto their systems. I had heard of Tinychat and suggested it once. Let’s get testing.
You can use Twitter or Facebook acc
We recently had a client who had several .MTS files on an SDHC card that he wanted to convert to the .MP4 format and make available via his Blackboard course site. Final Cut Pro can read these files as can the freeware VLC Media Player and MPEG Streamclip. However neither VLC nor Mpeg could actually convert the files (they claim it, but we’ve tested it).
Rather than forcing the client to have to import to Final Cut Pro, export/convert, we found iSky
Handbrake is an open-source multithreaded video transcoder available for Mac, Windows and Linux. It enables you to pull from any DVD-like source: Video_TS folder, DVD Image or real DVD and some .VOB and .TS files. Output formats are MP4 and MKV – using Mpeg4 or H.264 (we prefer H.264) codecs.
You can select chapters and subtitles.
OS: Mac, Windows, Linux
iSquint is a free iPod video conversion app for Mac OS X. Drag your file(s) into the iSquint window and click Start. You can choose “TV” or “iPod” size, set the quality, crop, set the audio/video bitrate and framerate. For students creating large video files in FinalCut Pro and needing those to transfer to Youtube, iSquint is a quick and easy way to make the file small enough for upload.
On a 1GHz G4, iSquint can convert most video files to iPod-screen-sized v
YadeX is another program used for ripping and to decrpyt DVD movies to the harddisk so they are able to be backed up and later prepared for burning DVD's with additional software. This tool was developed to extract the contents of a non-commercial DVD (such as one’s you’ve made yourself) and haven’t saved the original a/v files. It will extract the entire contents or only part of it and can create screenshots.
• It manages all drives / DVD driv
Whether you want to save and watch a Flash video offline, convert a Flash music video for your MP3 player, or do something else entirely, learning how to rip and convert Flash videos is a useful skill. Here's how it works.
When it comes to ripping Flash videos, there's more than one way to accomplish the task, and in many cases it depends greatly on where you're grabbing the video. We'll cover a number of different options for downloading Flash videos, as well as several w
Audacity is a cross-platform audio editor/recorder/converter. It's open source and free for one but it's also very flexible. You can record & play sounds, import and export WAV, AIF, MP3 and more formats. It's a multi-track editor as well that lets you mix sounds together and apply effects to your recordings. For those wishing to capture from LP (vinyl), you can remove hiss, static and hum and other background noises. It also has a built-in amplitude en
Cyberduck is an open source FTP, SFTP (secure file transfer protocol), WebDAV (allows users to create, change and modify files on a remote server), Cloud Files and Amazon S3 browser for the MAC. An easy to use interface provides quick access to bookmarks. File transfer is as easy as drag and drop and the outline view of the browser allows large folder browsing and previewing of files with Quick Look. Editing files is seamless with local external editor applications.
A free cross-platform (Mac, Windows, Linux) open source FTP and SFTP application. A bit of a replacement for those who can no longer use SSH or Secure Shell FTP. Main features include a site manager, message log, file/folder view, transfer queue and timestamps. It's available in a variety of languages as well. Also interesting, you can take it with you on a USB stick and keep your server / connection settings no matter what system or country you happen to be in. No
MPEG Streamclip from Squared 5 is a video converter, player and editor for MPEG, Quicktime, DVD's and some online video channels. I like the ability to open a DVD at different sections rather than having to open the full video. This allows you to import a section and then put in and out points for the area you'd like to make a focus and save it for use in a course project.
The export formats can convert from: MOV, DV, MP4, AVI, DIVX, MPG, MPEG, VOB (and more) to MOV