Sunday, May 29, 2011

How to download Youtube videos? (the easiest way)

There are a number of ways to download youtube videos. But in this post I wanted to show you one way, which is the easiest of all and requires least effort from the user.

So what you need?
- There is only one prerequisite for this process. You need to have Mozilla Firefox. Version 3.6 is fine, but I recommend Firefox 4. If you don't have it already, download it from here.

[[[[    What next?
- I assume Flash Player is already installed in your browser. If you are watching Youtube videos already, don't worry about it. You already have flash player installed. (otherwise download it from here)    ]]]]  

After that, click "this link". Firefox will prompt you to "allow" and then "restart". Restart the browser. And your job is done.

Next time you watch any youtube video, you will discover one more extra button next to "share". Click the button, choose the file format (choose "MP4 360p" if you are not sure"), and the download will start. You can choose a location if you want to. Otherwise Firefox will save the file in your default download location (Usually it's on your "Documents/Download" folder or just "Download" folder).


IF  YOU WANT TO USE A DOWNLOAD MANAGER while you are downloading, here is how to do it.


1. Click this link.

2. Firefox will prompt you to restart. Restart firefox.

3. Next time when you are on Youtube, and you have clicked "Download" button (as mentioned above) to download a video, from the pop up window choose the option shown in the image.

The download manager will accelerate the download process and your will enjoy the video in a video player of your choice (e.g. SPlayer).

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Future of Facebook

My projections of Facebook if they continue on their success stride:

1. A facebook insurance policy which will cover hacking attacks, security gaps etc.

2. An offline registration desk for children.

3. Inclusion of/ reference to the Facebook page on job resumes.

4. Voting for elections with one vote per account.

5. Account has to be verified by certain authorities.

6. Facebook will merge with the Government.

7. Movies/ music albums will launch on Facebook provided Facebook will start a video sharing service like youtube.

8. Facebook will have deals with Visa/Master card and will start e-book/ music/ movie sharing services replacing services that Amazon or Netflix provide.

9. Facebook will have a Blogging page included by default which will differ from the original Facebook theme and retain the original blog theme.

10. Facebook has already merged with Bing. A greater integration will be interpreted as 'Facebook has replaced the internet'.