#162: Videos To Go

From time to time I get questions about how to download an online video for use in a PowerPoint or for a training session, etc. There are seemingly as many ways to do this as there are videos. One of the simplest and most versatile ways that I’ve found is benderconverter.com

Bender Converter is handy site for downloading and converting videos from such services as YouTube, Daily Motion, Vimeo, TwitVid.com, Wat.tv, Veoh, Vids.MySpace.com, Google Video and many others. You can download video and audio in MP3, AVI, FLV Flash, iPod / iPhone and other popular formats. The service is fast and doesn’t require you to register. All you need is a link to a page with a video.

NOTE: Despite signs of intelligent life, some of these video sources such as Google Video and YouTube, are blocked here at AEP. So if you want something from there you’ll have to get it from home or somewhere else. [ Does anybody else find it ironic that AEP has a channel on YouTube and a Facebook page that are both blocked? ]

How It Works:

1. Choose the format of the audio/video you want to download.

2. Enter the complete address of the webpage with the video.

AEP’s “The Anatomy of an Electric System” is a good one to try out http://www.vimeo.com/3573025

3. Press the Convert button

4. Click the Download button.

Have you ever tried to do this some other way? How did it work? Is this something you can use? Send me a note and let me know.

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