21 February 2011

Always the Last to Know: KeepVid

Recently I was giving a presentation. I was going to be the "cool presenter" and had YouTube videos lined up to start and end my preso. Both of them had DRM locks that prevented me from embedding them straight into my Power Point deck. No problem, right? I'll just capture a good still from each and link it to YouTube.

At T-minus 22 hours and counting, I found out: no Internet access.

What's a hip presenter to do? Kill the videos? No way, man!

KeepVid to the rescue. It's an online service that uses a simple Java applet to allow you to download an .mp4 file of any video on YouTube - and no "this video is restricted and must be viewed on YouTube" bs, either!

YAY, KeepVid!

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