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Download mp3 from Youtube Videos

Apr 6th, 2009 Posted in Jack's Tools | 10 comments »

Earlier I have blogged about tools for downloading YouTube videos. Now I came across 2 sites which helps to download only the audio from YouTube videos. This is helpful if you want to get the songs as mp3, and don’t want to download the videos. try the sites http://listentoyoutube.com/ and http://www.getaudiofromvideo.com/

Download Youtube Videos

Nov 25th, 2008 Posted in Jack's Tools | 3 comments »

Recently I came across two nice tools for downloading videos from YouTube.

MediaSniper can download videos from YouTube or Google Videos in flv format. This tool doesn’t need an installation. Just double click the jar file, give the video url and that’s it.

JToothpaste can be used for downloading the video and at the same time extract  the audio as an mp3 file. It can be downloaded from SourceForge, or a Java Web Start version is available here, which can be directly used from the internet.

Power browsing with Opera

Mar 5th, 2008 Posted in Jack's Tools | Comments Off on Power browsing with Opera

Opera is my favourite browser for years. Here are my reasons for it:

1. tabbed browsing. Now IE also has it, but Opera offers a lot more, like previewing tabs
2. Integrated Google and other searches. I can add my own search engine!
3. ‘copy to note’ feature-while reading pages, if I see a nice quote, what I will do in IE? Copy and paste it into a text/Word file, save it and forget it where I saved it! In Opera, just select it and “copy to note”.
4. Wand tool for remembering username/passwords and logging in to different sites. IE will insert the remembered password only if you key in the username. Opera will insert the username,password and click the submit button also with a single click
5. Mouse gestures
6. Download manager
7. RSS reader
8. Voice- when i’m too tired to look on the screen I can sit and relax, hearing Opera reading jokes for me!
9. Popup blocker
10.If you are reading this article in IE, and want to go to Opera site, how you will go? Because no links are provided here. If you were in Opera, you can just select the word “Opera” in this article, click right mouse button and select “go to URL”. You will be redirected to opera.com

There is much more. So, why don’t you give a try?

(Originally Posted at http://my.opera.com/jackeapen/blog/)

Save YouTube Videos

Jan 6th, 2008 Posted in Jack's Tools | 2 comments »

Wants to save videos from popular sites like {en:YouTube|YouTube} and Google Videos to your hard disk? Try the site http://www.keepvid.com/

You can paste the video’s URL in Keepvid and save the videos as .FLV files

Sploder-Create Your Own Flash Games!

Jan 6th, 2008 Posted in Jack's Tools | 3 comments »

Bored with all those combat games you got from net? Why not create one of your own and play? Sploder is a great site where you can create online games easily and publish them.