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Download and save YouTube videos with VSVideo Downloader Lite

VSVideo Downloader Lite lets you download YouTube videos to your computer so you can view them offline or at a later time. It’s simple, easy to use, and will let you choose the size and video file formats that you would like to download. YouTube has so many videos on it now it’s a pretty

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Stream videos from your desktop to your iOS or Android device wirelessly with Air Playit

Air Playit is a handy little free program that allows you to stream videos and music from your home computer to your Android or iOS mobile device. It features such smart options as on-the-fly conversion, support for multiple file formats, and built-in HTTP support, along with support for Apple’s proprietary TV-Out system. As it progresses

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Useful functions for your right click menu [Part 1: media files]

The right click context menu in Windows, in my opinion, is one of the best interface devices ever conceived. The simple fact that you could have a different set of commands when right clicking a folder, a text file, or an MP3 (as examples) makes it that much easier to use PC’s and adds tremendously

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Import your Avid, Final Cut Pro, or Apple Motion sequences into Adobe After effects – Free

Do you need to import your Avid or Final Cut Pro video sequences for editing with Final Cut Pro? Or, alternately, do you need to import or export sequences with Final Cut or Final Cut Pro? If so, you’re in luck. Automatic Duck, a software outfit with a wide range of tools designed to import and

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Convert & manage your media with FreeStudio from DVDVideoSoft

Finally there’s a solid and reliable solution for converting and managing all your media files in one place. It’s called FreeStudio from DVDVideoSoft. I first came across this program when I was trying to find a quick and easy way to convert my .avi files to watch them on my phone. I don’t have an

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Copy any DVD to in two steps with BDLot DVD ISO Master

If you have a DVD you want to copy or rip to your hard disk, the free BDLot DVD ISO Master just might be the easiest way to go about doing it. This software will rip your DVD to the hard disk in the form of an ISO file, and will allow you to burn

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Free Giveaway: BDlot DVD Clone Ultimate V2

If you need a software that can backup your DVDs, remove all known copy protections, and/or save DVD tracks as video files that can be played on your PC or handheld device then check out BDlot DVD Clone Ultimate V2. This software is being given away 100% free till Aug 1st 2011. Find the download

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Freemake Video Converter updated with cool new features

I recently wrote about Freemake Video Converter, a free, very stylish-looking video conversion program that is both powerful and easy to use (see my original review for more information on this program). Since then, the program has been updated with new features, many of which I had requested in the ’wish list’ of my original review. Specifically,

How to extract the sound from videos in FLV or MP4 formats, such as videos downloaded from YouTube or other video sharing sites

Have you ever needed to extract the sound file from a downloaded video, such as videos from YouTube or other video sharing sites? In this post I will show how to separate the audio track from a video file (a process also known as “demuxing”). Of late it seems that there is an increased interest

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MakeItOne MP3 Album Maker: merge MP3s into a single file while maintaining the ability to revert back to the original files

MakeItOne MP3 Album Maker is a free app that can merge multiple MP3s while maintaining full reversibility (the ability to unpack/split the file into its original constituents at any later point). Merged files can be played on any player and MakeItOne and can preserve and edit the audio file tags and add album art as

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IpodMe: Ipod video converter that is reliable, portable, and lightweight

IPodMe is a free, open source program that can convert video into MP4 format suitable for iPod or iPhone playback. It is a portable, single executable which contains all the filters and codecs needed for it to do its job. Want to convert your videos so you could play them on your Ipod or Iphone?

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Taksi: screen-recording app that captures 3D-rendered graphics

Taksi is a free video/screen recording tool that can capture 3D graphics applications such as games. It will record any Windows application that uses DirectX 8, DirectX 9, OpenGL or GDI and create an AVI file using any type of codecs that are installed on your system (or capture frames to PNG/BMP). Audio capture is