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Need FR Tech Help: How to convert a Youtube video to .wmv and save it

Posted on 02/28/2010 2:57:55 PM PST by Maceman

I'm working on a PowerPoint presentation on a friend's mac, and wanting to insert a video into a slide.

I am pretty conversant with PowerPoint, mostly on a PC, but haven't ever put a video into a presentation.

Can anyone tell me if it is possible to grab a Youtube video, convert it to an appropriate file, and insert it into a slide? Given that this PowerPoint for Mac, should it be converted to a .wmv file?

Thanks as always.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: download; wmv; youtube

1 posted on 02/28/2010 2:57:55 PM PST by Maceman
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To: Maceman

There are dozens of free converter programs on download.com.

Its really easy.


2 posted on 02/28/2010 2:59:08 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg

IIRC there are even web pages that you can type the You Tube URL into, and it will in turn offer you a WMV or other chosen movie format for download.


3 posted on 02/28/2010 3:02:09 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Mad Dawgg

Funny you should ask, I just did this. Download a free tool called youtube downloader from cnet here: http://download.cnet.com/YouTube-Downloader/3000-2071_4-10647340.html this will download the file then once downloaded you can use the same program to convert the downloaded video to the format you need.


4 posted on 02/28/2010 3:02:16 PM PST by joinedafterattack
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To: Maceman

Here’s an easier solution:
- plzy the youtube video on your computer, pause it at the place you want to capture
- move the cursor out of the way
- hit Fn-Insert (use Fn like a shift key) to do a print-screen which actually copies it into a buffer somehere
- open Paint or some graphics progra
- in Paint (if that’s what you used), click on Edit, Paste to bring that copy of the screen into Paint
- crop, resize, etc, then save as a .JPG file or .BMP or whatever


5 posted on 02/28/2010 3:04:11 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: joinedafterattack

saving


6 posted on 02/28/2010 3:04:22 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Maceman

http://www.keepvid.com

following online instructions


7 posted on 02/28/2010 3:04:32 PM PST by boxerblues
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To: Maceman

Free conversion programs:

Any-Video-Converter (I use this one a lot)
http://www.any-video-converter.com/products/for_video_free/

and here’s a whole bunch more:

http://www.dvdvideosoft.com

Someone else will surely help re: Powerpoint specifics


8 posted on 02/28/2010 3:05:38 PM PST by DaughterofEve (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: Maceman

www.videohelp.com is a good place to start looking for this kind of thing. There is a large forum, and reviews of software and hardware. Good luck.


9 posted on 02/28/2010 3:07:11 PM PST by Nepeta
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To: Maceman

http://www.forinside.com

this is the site I use. Just follow the instructions.


10 posted on 02/28/2010 3:08:17 PM PST by George from New England (escaped CT 2006; now living north of Tampa Bay)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
"IIRC there are even web pages that you can type the You Tube URL into, and it will in turn offer you a WMV or other chosen movie format for download."

There is a real easy way to download youtube vids called voobys. Just surf to a youtube video you want, then click on the address bar and replace "youtube" with "voobys" and hit enter, then follow the instructions on the page it takes you to.

Like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_jOd9ohHGE&feature=topvideos

http://www.voobys.com/watch?v=J_jOd9ohHGE&feature=topvideos

11 posted on 02/28/2010 3:08:56 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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To: Paine in the Neck

bump for later


12 posted on 02/28/2010 3:11:39 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem)
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To: Maceman
u-tube videos are *.flv files.

look for an flv to wmv converter.

http://flanture.blogspot.com/2009/05/free-flv-to-wmv-conversion.html

good luck

13 posted on 02/28/2010 3:12:21 PM PST by stylin19a
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To: Maceman

Thanks for asking the question. Wanted to know as well.

Thank all for the answers.


14 posted on 02/28/2010 3:13:29 PM PST by VicVega ( SAINTS WIN THE SUPER BOWL)
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To: Maceman

Bump for video conversion reference.


15 posted on 02/28/2010 3:13:48 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

I agree — bump for later


16 posted on 02/28/2010 3:14:17 PM PST by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: Maceman

Thanks for posting this. The learning never stops.


17 posted on 02/28/2010 3:18:54 PM PST by engrpat (A village in Kenya is missing their idiot...lets send him back)
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To: Maceman

Free and easy video converters

Format Factory
http://www.formatoz.com/l

Media Coder
http://www.mediacoderhq.com


18 posted on 02/28/2010 3:19:52 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: Maceman

If you use Firefox, there are a number of addons (my favorite is Easy YouTube Video Downloader 2.1) that allows you to very easily save the higher-quality YouTube videos in their native formats - usually MP4, and sometimes in HD). Windows Media Player can easily handle MP4, so you don’t really have to convert anything, as you might with a Flash (FLV) file.


19 posted on 02/28/2010 3:22:58 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Maceman

http://keepvid.com downloads youtube videos and converts to several formats.


20 posted on 02/28/2010 3:27:42 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Maceman

Go to Keepvid.com, insert the url for the youtube video, click save to my computer, rename your file.


21 posted on 02/28/2010 3:34:21 PM PST by HapaxLegamenon
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To: Maceman

Great question.


22 posted on 02/28/2010 3:35:20 PM PST by The Mayor (Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty!)
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To: The Mayor

Bookmarked.


23 posted on 02/28/2010 3:36:27 PM PST by JusPasenThru (Why won't those knuckle-dragging tea-bagging right-wing bastards just negotiate with me?)
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To: Maceman

Video Download Helper extension for Firefox:

http://www.downloadhelper.net/

Very easy to use.


24 posted on 02/28/2010 3:38:59 PM PST by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: Maceman
One of these should work for you. 18 Free Ways To Download Any Video off the Internet.
25 posted on 02/28/2010 3:39:34 PM PST by McGruff (Don't criticize. Explain to me who I should support other than Sarah Palin.)
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To: Maceman
You'll need two pieces of software and I guarantee you'll be able to convert a Youtube Flash Video (.flv format) to a Windows Media Vid file (.wmv format).

The first is freeware and it is called Moyea FLV Downloader. Simply download this program, copy and paste the Youtube URL into the Moyea web browser and tell it where to save the file.

The other piece is called AVS Video Converter. It can be downloaded as Shareware...I don't recall what the limitation is for this particular piece since I bought their entire suite for $59.00...it's that good. Read their website and see what you get for $59. It's amazing and their stuff WORKS. But I digress.

Use the AVS Video Converter to convert your saved Youtube FLV video to .wmv with 2 clicks of you mouse. You're done. Simple. I have done this many times and it works everytime.

26 posted on 02/28/2010 3:40:47 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.)
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place marker
27 posted on 02/28/2010 3:48:48 PM PST by kitchen (One battle rifle for each person, and a spare for each pair.)
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To: Maceman

You can copy the embed code from the Youtube site and paste it into the PPT page, click on the link during the presentation, provided you have internet access at the presentation site, and the video will play.


28 posted on 02/28/2010 3:51:51 PM PST by rabidralph ("Precedenting" is a lot tougher than community organizing.)
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To: sneakers

bttt


29 posted on 02/28/2010 4:08:27 PM PST by sneakers
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To: joinedafterattack

ping for later


30 posted on 02/28/2010 4:47:07 PM PST by Gigantor (Freedom carries with it responsibility. Too many want freedom FROM responsibility...)
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bttt


31 posted on 02/28/2010 5:17:16 PM PST by SpitfyrAce
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To: Maceman

Got Firefox?

add-ons

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search?q=video&cat=all&advancedsearch=1&as=1&appid=1&lver=3.5&atype=0&pp=20&pid=5&sort=&lup=


32 posted on 02/28/2010 5:43:01 PM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll keep getting what you always get.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

The limitation is a watermark right in the middle of the converted video. So it makes the video unusable for the most part, although it allows you to see the quality of the conversion. It is a very good program if you pay for it.


33 posted on 02/28/2010 5:55:48 PM PST by Revel
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To: Maceman

PFL


34 posted on 02/28/2010 8:52:40 PM PST by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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To: Revel
It is a very good program if you pay for it.

I tested all the AVS products and they are fantastic. Which is why I paid the money to get them all.

I have tried a great number of audio and video products over the years and none of them have come close to the AVS products. They are simply top notch.

35 posted on 03/01/2010 6:36:20 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.)
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